Friday 12th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 88)

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Friday 12th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 88)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:27 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 12 May 2017.

C1: Champion Stephen Read (5 wins, 575 points.) An Apterite and maths tutor from Lymm, Cheshire.
C2: Challenger Mark Rainey. A local government officer from Lincoln. He's a big Bruce Springsteen fan and has seen him live twice.
DC: Susie Dent and Mark Austin.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R S O I W U N O S
R02: T R T E I S N G E
R03: 25, 75, 3, 1, 7, 6. Target: 485.
TTT: ATANDOORI - "He just has so much love for the taste of Indian food."
R04: P R C A E E H W I
R05: M T A I H E D A K
R06: 100, 1, 6, 2, 1, 10. Target: 136.
R07: L F E I T O T A O
R08: C M L U A U G O L
R09: 75, 25, 10, 2, 7, 9. Target: 142.
TTT: STRICTONE - "He can play his instrument and have an ice cream at the same time."
R10: R S B E I O N Q L
R11: M D A I D E N A S
R12: N P X I A E S V R
R13: D R O E L U Y E J
R14: 100, 8, 7, 6, 10, 1. Target: 854.
R15: M A L L O W S O B (conundrum)


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Round 1: R S O I W U N O S

Stephen: ORISONS (7)
Mark: RUINS (5)
OT: ROSINOUS (8)
Score: 7–0 (max 8)

Round 2: T R T E I S N G E

Stephen: RESETTING (18)
Mark: RESTING (7)
DC: RETESTING (18)
OT: STREETING (18)
Score: 25–0 (max 26)

Round 3: 25, 75, 3, 1, 7, 6. Target: 485.

Stephen: 485. (75 x 6) + 25 + 7 + 3 (10)
Mark: 485. (75 x 6) + 25 + 7 + 3 (10)
Score: 35–10 (max 36)

Teatime teaser: ATANDOORI -> ADORATION

Round 4: P R C A E E H W I

Stephen: PEACHIER (8)
Mark: PACIER (6)
Score: 43–10 (max 44)

Round 5: M T A I H E D A K

Stephen: ADIATE (6)
Mark: HATED (5)
DC: HAMATE (6)
OT: ADAMITE (7) MAITAKE (7)
Score: 49–10 (max 51)

Round 6: 100, 1, 6, 2, 1, 10. Target: 136.

Stephen: 136. (((10 / 2) + 1) x 6) + 100 (10)
Mark: 136. ((2 + 1) x 10) + 6 + 100 (10)
Score: 59–20 (max 61)

Mark talks about mishaps that happened while trying to present a News At Ten live programme from Beijing.

Round 7: L F E I T O T A O

Stephen: FOLIATE (7)
Mark: LATTE (5)
DC: FOETAL (6)
OT: FLATTIE (7) FLOATIE (7)
Score: 66–20 (max 68)

Round 8: C M L U A U G O L

Stephen: cagoul
Mark: cagoul
DC: glaucoma LOCUM (5) LOCAL (5)
OT: COAGULUM (8)
Score: 66–20 (max 76)

Round 9: 75, 25, 10, 2, 7, 9. Target: 142.

Stephen: 142. (75 x 2) - 10 + 9 - 7 (10)
Mark: 142. (75 x (9 - 7)) - 10 + 2 (10)
Score: 76–30 (max 86)

Teatime teaser: STRICTONE -> CORNETIST

Round 10: R S B E I O N Q L

Stephen: BOILERS (7)
Mark: BOILERS (7)
DC: REBOILS (7) LESION (6)
OT: LIBEROS (7) LIENORS (7)
Score: 83–37 (max 93)

Round 11: M D A I D E N A S

Stephen: DEMANDS (7)
Mark: MAIDENS (7)
DC: MADDENS (7) DIADEMS (7)
OT: ADAMINES (8) ADMEDIAN (8)
Score: 90–44 (max 101)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of some more colours.

Round 12: N P X I A E S V R

Stephen: RAVINES (7)
Mark: RAVINES (7)
DC: VIXEN (5) VIXENS (6)
OT: PARVISE (7) PAVISER (7) PINAXES (7) PRASINE (7)
Score: 97–51 (max 108)

Round 13: D R O E L U Y E J

Stephen: URODELE (7)
Mark: LURED (5)
DC: LOUDER (6)
Score: 104–51 (max 115)

Round 14: 100, 8, 7, 6, 10, 1. Target: 854.

Stephen: 854. (100 x 8) + ((10 - 1) x 6) (10)
Mark: 854. ((7 - 1 + 100) x 8) + 6 (10)
Score: 114–61 (max 125)

Round 15: M A L L O W S O B

Stephen buzzes on 8.5 seconds to say BOOMSWALL which is incorrect.
Mark does not buzz.
The answer was LAMBSWOOL.
Final Score: 114–61 (max 135)

Statistics Corner

Stephen:
Total score - 114
Raw score - 114
Total % of max - 84
Raw % of max - 84
Total average score per round - 7.6
Raw average score per round - 7.6
Number of maxes - 10 8-)

Mark:
Total score - 61
Raw score - 94
Total % of max - 45
Raw % of max - 70
Total average score per round - 4.1
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 6

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