Wednesday 10th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 86)

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Wednesday 10th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 86)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:17 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 10 May 2017.

C1: Champion Stephen Read (3 wins, 340 points.) An Apterite and maths tutor from Lymm, Cheshire.
C2: Challenger Dan Haggerty. An operations director of a railway company from Doncaster, South Yorkshire. He currently works in Northern Ireland, and he has been to 2 England cricket matches at Trent Bridge, and both times he saw England win The Ashes. :D 8-)
DC: Susie Dent and Mark Austin, making his DC debut.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: P D U A S O N I R
R02: L T S A E L A S L
R03: 50, 25, 2, 4, 9, 1. Target: 290.
TTT: DREAMRUIN - "Her dreams of living happily ever after were ruined; she never met the right person."
R04: R V Q E U P X N O
R05: R S I O H E N U M
R06: 25, 2, 9, 4, 7, 6. Target: 656.
R07: P N E A W I T U E
R08: C Z W R I E I S G
R09: 75, 50, 2, 1, 3, 6. Target: 950.
TTT: LAGERTIME - "It's nearly time for lager, but I couldn't drink this much."
R10: F S D E A G C U I
R11: H T O E D A J I T
R12: M R M E I N N A T
R13: L F E A L I G A D
R14: 25, 100, 1, 3, 5, 9. Target: 537.
R15: A D U L T D O M E (conundrum)


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Round 1: P D U A S O N I R

Stephen: DINOSAUR (8)
Dan: PRISON (6)
DC: PARDONS (7)
OT: PADRINOS (8) PANDOURS (8) PODURANS (8) PONIARDS (8) PRUNOIDS (8)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

Round 2: L T S A E L A S L

Stephen: elates
Dan: SLATES (6)
DC: STALE (5) TASSEL (6)
OT: ALTESSA (7) ATLASES (7) SALLETS (7)
Score: 8–6 (max 15)

Round 3: 50, 25, 2, 4, 9, 1. Target: 290.

Stephen: 290. (25 + 4) x (9 + 1) (10)
Dan: 290. ((4 + 2) x 50) - 9 - 1 (10)
Score: 18–16 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: DREAMRUIN -> UNMARRIED

Round 4: R V Q E U P X N O

Stephen: PROVEN (6)
Dan: PROVEN (6)
DC: UNROPE (6)
OT: PROVUN (6) UNROVE (6)
Score: 24–22 (max 31)

Round 5: R S I O H E N U M

Stephen: HUMORISE (8)
Dan: SHINER (6)
DC: MUSHIER (7) NOURISH (7) MENHIRS (7)
Score: 32–22 (max 39)

Round 6: 25, 2, 9, 4, 7, 6. Target: 656.

Stephen: 656. ((9 + 4) x 2 x 25) + 6 (10)
Dan: 657.
Score: 42–22 (max 49)

Mark talks about meeting Nelson Mandela.

Round 7: P N E A W I T U E

Stephen: PEEWIT (6)
Dan: PEANUT (6)
DC: TWINE (5) PETUNIA (7)
OT: PEINETA (7)
Score: 48–28 (max 56)

Round 8: C Z W R I E I S G

Stephen: WIRES (5)
Dan: CREWS (5)
DC: ICIER (5)
OT: CRIES (5) ICERS (5) RICES (5) SCREW (5) SIGRI (5) SIZER (5) WEIRS (5) WISER (5)
Score: 53–33 (max 61)

Round 9: 75, 50, 2, 1, 3, 6. Target: 950.

Stephen: 950. ((6 x 3) + 1) x 50 (10)
Dan: 950. ((6 x 3) + 1) x 50 (10)
Score: 63–43 (max 71)

Teatime teaser: LAGERTIME -> MEGALITRE

Round 10: F S D E A G C U I

Stephen: GAUDIES (7)
Dan: guised
OT: AGEUSIC (7)
Score: 70–43 (max 78)

Round 11: H T O E D A J I T

Stephen: JOTTED (6)
Dan: DEATH (5)
DC: JEHADI (6) HOTTIE (6)
OT: ATHETOID (8)
Score: 76–43 (max 86)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "orange".

Round 12: M R M E I N N A T

Stephen: TRAINMEN (8)
Dan: mariner
DC: REMNANT (7) MINARET (7) RAIMENT (7)
OT: IMMANENT (8)
Score: 84–43 (max 94)

Round 13: L F E A L I G A D

Stephen: FILLED (6)
Dan: FLAILED (7)
OT: DIALLAGE (8)
Score: 84–50 (max 102)

Round 14: 25, 100, 1, 3, 5, 9. Target: 537.

Stephen: 537. (5 x 100) + 25 + 9 + 3 (10)
Dan: 537. (5 x 100) + 25 + 9 + 3 (10)
Score: 94–60 (max 112)

Round 15: A D U L T D O M E

Stephen buzzes on 0.75 seconds to say MODULATED which is correct.
Final Score: 104–60 (max 122)

Statistics Corner

Stephen:
Total score - 104
Raw score - 110
Total % of max - 85
Raw % of max - 90
Total average score per round - 6.9
Raw average score per round - 7.3
Number of maxes - 11 8-)

Dan:
Total score - 60
Raw score - 84
Total % of max - 49
Raw % of max - 69
Total average score per round - 4.0
Raw average score per round - 5.6
Number of maxes - 5

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=76
WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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