Thursday 11th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 87)

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Thursday 11th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 87)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:00 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 11 May 2017.

C1: Champion Stephen Read (4 wins, 444 points.) An Apterite and maths tutor from Lymm, Cheshire.
C2: Challenger Alan Jefferson. A retired civil engineering supervisor from Stokesley, North Yorkshire. He has worked in Dubai, Hong Kong, Jamaica, the Sahara Desert and the Nigerian rainforest.
DC: Susie Dent and Mark Austin.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R K A E D O P E S
R02: T P A E T I R H E
R03: 100, 75, 3, 9, 6, 8. Target: 669.
TTT: RACERSPED - "The racer sped off when he realised he was in trouble."
R04: V T O U F Z A B E
R05: S T I E S A L E T
R06: 50, 4, 7, 5, 8, 2. Target: 597.
R07: S X A O D E G I F
R08: C T E O R A B O R
R09: 75, 100, 5, 4, 7, 9. Target: 794.
TTT: TRIEDBEST - "The family tried their best to live here, but it was just too small."
R10: L N A O M E P A T
R11: L G I A D I T E R
R12: S N I E R N O Q I
R13: C D U E R A V E O
R14: 25, 1, 4, 6, 7, 2. Target: 142.
R15: H E A D Y S L A M (conundrum)


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Round 1: R K A E D O P E S

Stephen: PRESOAKED (18)
Alan: READS (5)
DC: ROPED (5) RAKED (5) SPARKED (7) SPEAKER (7)
Score: 18–0 (max 18)

Round 2: T P A E T I R H E

Stephen: ITERATE (7)
Alan: pertier
DC: HEART (5) PREHEAT (7)
OT: PEERTITH (8) PERTHITE (8)
Score: 25–0 (max 26)

Round 3: 100, 75, 3, 9, 6, 8. Target: 669.

Stephen: 669. (75 x 9) - 6 (10)
Alan: 670.
Score: 35–0 (max 36)

Teatime teaser: RACERSPED -> SCARPERED

Round 4: V T O U F Z A B E

Stephen: ABOUT (5)
Alan: ABOUT (5)
DC: BEAUT (5) ABOVE (5)
OT: BOEUF (5) BUTEO (5) FOVEA (5) OVATE (5)
Score: 40–5 (max 41)

Round 5: S T I E S A L E T

Stephen: SALTIEST (8)
Alan: SETTLES (7)
DC: LATTES (6) TEASELS (7)
OT: AILETTES (8)
Score: 48–5 (max 49)

Round 6: 50, 4, 7, 5, 8, 2. Target: 597.

Stephen: 597. ((8 + 4) x 50) - (5 - 2) (10)
Alan: 597. Mistake in working.
Score: 58–5 (max 59)

Mark talks about doing the school run and getting back to normal life after a long time away doing his journalism.

Round 7: S X A O D E G I F

Stephen: OXIDASE (7)
Alan: FADES (5)
Score: 65–5 (max 66)

Round 8: C T E O R A B O R

Stephen: REACTOR (7)
Alan: CRATER (6)
DC: CREATOR (7)
OT: ABORTER (7) AEROBOT (7) BRACERO (7) REBATOR (7)
Score: 72–5 (max 73)

Round 9: 75, 100, 5, 4, 7, 9. Target: 794.

Stephen: 794. ((100 + 4) x 7) - 9 + 75 (10)
Alan: 795.
Score: 82–5 (max 83)

Teatime teaser: TRIEDBEST -> BEDSITTER

Round 10: L N A O M E P A T

Stephen: MALONATE (8)
Alan: PLANET (6)
DC: PLANT (5) OMENTAL (7) PALMATE (7)
OT: PLATEMAN (8)
Score: 90–5 (max 91)

Round 11: L G I A D I T E R

Stephen: DIGERATI (8)
Alan: litigate
DC: DILATE (6) LIGATED (7) TRIAGED (7)
Score: 98–5 (max 99)

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

Round 12: S N I E R N O Q I

Stephen: IRONISE (7)
Alan: SINNER (6)
DC: NOISIER (7)
OT: INOSINE (7) IONISER (7) IRONIES (7)
Score: 105–5 (max 106)

Round 13: C D U E R A V E O

Stephen: CARVED (6)
Alan: EVADER (6)
DC: COUVADE (7)
OT: COVERED (7) OVERDUE (7)
Score: 111–11 (max 113)

Round 14: 25, 1, 4, 6, 7, 2. Target: 142.

Stephen: 142. (6 x 25) - (4 x 2) (10)
Alan: 142. (6 x 25) - (7 + 1) (10)
Score: 121–21 (max 123)

Round 15: H E A D Y S L A M

Stephen buzzes on 1.5 seconds to say ASHAMEDLY which is correct.
Final Score: 131–21 (max 133)

Statistics Corner

Stephen:
Total score - 131
Raw score - 131
Total % of max - 98
Raw % of max - 98
Total average score per round - 8.7
Raw average score per round - 8.7
Number of maxes - 13 :shock: :o 8-)

Alan:
Total score - 21
Raw score - 70
Total % of max - 16
Raw % of max - 53
Total average score per round - 1.4
Raw average score per round - 4.7
Number of maxes - 2

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=76
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