Tuesday 16th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 90)

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Tuesday 16th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 90)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:31 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 16 May 2017.

C1: Champion Stephen Read (7 wins, 804 points.) An Apterite and maths tutor from Lymm, Cheshire.
C2: Challenger Craig Tampin. A plumber from Wallsend, Tyne & Wear. He's afraid of spider, but he once held a tarantula.
DC: Susie Dent and Mark Austin.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R G E A D O R I K
R02: V P E D U O G P A
R03: 75, 100, 8, 7, 6, 5. Target: 920.
TTT: ITCHABODE - "They had an itch to share the same abode, so they did this."
R04: D M I E L D A P W
R05: R G O I T U S E L
R06: 25, 50, 3, 6, 9, 4. Target: 298.
R07: T F I E S U L E N
R08: R T O E N A T N E
R09: 75, 25, 10, 2, 8, 9. Target: 599.
TTT: SEAPIGEON - "It's not a horse you should be thinking about, it's a mole."
R10: T B U S P A E A N
R11: X M A I R O H E L
R12: S T U R O A N Y U
R13: T C E O M A D E S
R14: 75, 25, 2, 5, 8, 6. Target: 111.
R15: N I T R A B I L L (conundrum)


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Round 1: R G E A D O R I K

Stephen: RAIDER (6)
Craig: GRADE (5)
DC: DORKIER (7)
OT: KARROID (7) REGIDOR (7)
Score: 6–0 (max 7)

Round 2: V P E D U O G P A

Stephen: GAPPED (6)
Craig: PAGED (5)
DC: PAVED (5) VAPED (5)
OT: GOAVED (6) VOGUED (6)
Score: 12–0 (max 13)

Round 3: 75, 100, 8, 7, 6, 5. Target: 920.

Stephen: 920. ((75 / 5) + 100) x 8 (10)
Craig: -
Score: 22–0 (max 23)

Teatime teaser: ITCHABODE -> COHABITED

Round 4: D M I E L D A P W

Stephen: IMPALED (7)
Craig: PADDLE (6)
DC: WIMPLED (7)
OT: DIMPLED (7) IMPLEAD (7) PELAMID (7) PLAIDED (7)
Score: 29–0 (max 30)

Round 5: R G O I T U S E L

Stephen: OUTLIERS (8)
Craig: GUSTIER (7)
DC: GOUTIER (7)
OT: TRILOGUES (18)
Score: 37–0 (max 48)

Round 6: 25, 50, 3, 6, 9, 4. Target: 298.

Stephen: 298. ((9 + 3) x 25) - (6 - 4) (10)
Craig: 298. (50 x 6) - ((25 / (9 - 4)) - 3) (10)
Score: 47–10 (max 58)

Mark talks about the night that he soaked Sir Trevor McDonald on the night of Hong Kong's handover to China.

Round 7: T F I E S U L E N

Stephen: FELINES (7)
Craig: STIFLE (6)
DC: LEFTIES (7) TENSILE (7)
OT: ELUENTS (7) LENITES (7) LISENTE (7) NESTFUL (7) NETFULS (7) SULFITE (7) UTENSIL (7)
Score: 54–10 (max 65)

Round 8: R T O E N A T N E

Stephen: NORTENA (7)
Craig: NATTER (6)
DC: TENANT (6) ENTREAT (7) NEONATE (7)
OT: RETENANT (8)
Score: 61–10 (max 73)

Round 9: 75, 25, 10, 2, 8, 9. Target: 599.

Stephen: 599. (75 x 8) - (10 - 9) (10)
Craig: 599. (75 x 8) - (10 - 9) (10)
Score: 71–20 (max 83)

Teatime teaser: SEAPIGEON -> ESPIONAGE

Round 10: T B U S P A E A N

Stephen: UPBEATS (7)
Craig: BUTANE (6)
DC: PEASANT (7) PEANUTS (7)
OT: UNPASTE (7)
Score: 78–20 (max 90)

Round 11: X M A I R O H E L

Stephen: hemiolar
Craig: MOLAR (5)
DC: HEMIOLA (7) ARMHOLE (7) airhole
OT: LOAMIER (7)
Score: 78–25 (max 97)

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

Round 12: S T U R O A N Y U

Stephen: OUTRAN (6)
Craig: roasty
DC: UNROAST (7) OUTRUNS (7)
OT: OUTRAYS (7) RUNOUTS (7) URANOUS (7)
Score: 84–25 (max 104)

Round 13: T C E O M A D E S

Stephen: COASTED (7)
Craig: COASTED (7)
DC: STEAMED (7) MASCOT (6)
OT: SEMACODE (8)
Score: 91–32 (max 112)

Round 14: 75, 25, 2, 5, 8, 6. Target: 111.

Stephen: 111. ((8 - 2) x 6) + 75 (10)
Craig: 111. 75 + 25 + 5 + 6 (10)
Score: 101–42 (max 122)

Round 15: N I T R A B I L L

Stephen buzzes on 0.75 seconds to say BRILLIANT which is correct.
Final Score: 111–42 (max 132)

Statistics Corner

Stephen:
Total score - 111
Raw score - 111
Total % of max - 84
Raw % of max - 84
Total average score per round - 7.4
Raw average score per round - 7.4
Number of maxes - 9

Craig:
Total score - 42
Raw score - 83
Total % of max - 32
Raw % of max - 63
Total average score per round - 2.8
Raw average score per round - 5.5
Number of maxes - 3

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