Wednesday 17th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 91)

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Wednesday 17th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 91)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:27 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 17 May 2017.

C1: Challenger Amber Cotton. A marketing analyst from London. She loves karaoke and often goes out to bars and sings with her husband.
C2: Challenger Jonathan De Souza. A sports analyst from London. He loves going to Japan, where his brother lives.
DC: Susie Dent and Chris Hollins.
RR: Rachel Riley, feeling a bit under the weather today.... :(
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S I Z R E S A P L
R02: D E T I R O H I B
R03: 50, 100, 1, 10, 7, 4. Target: 925.
TTT: CATSAUCER - "It sounds like crabs badly affected a whole continent."
R04: K O T O E N A W T
R05: F E D R U L E R U
R06: 8, 9, 7, 9, 3, 3. Target: 833.
R07: G O P A T C I E Q
R08: T A B E J P O I T
R09: 25, 75, 7, 3, 3, 6. Target: 321.
TTT: AFREEBLOG - "The £1 coin was replaced so it's not so easily this."
R10: M O S D E I L N E
R11: R A T U H I S L O
R12: G A P N U A R S I
R13: N E L T I R C S E
R14: 9, 5, 10, 3, 4, 3. Target: 843.
R15: D I N N E R B U G (conundrum)


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Round 1: S I Z R E S A P L

Amber: ASPIRES (7)
Jonathan: PRAISES (7)
OT: PAIRLSES (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

Round 2: D E T I R O H I B

Amber: BIRTHED (7)
Jonathan: BOTHER (6)
DC: ORBITED (7)
OT: DIORITE (7) ORTHIDE (7) THEROID (7)
Score: 14–7 (max 15)

Round 3: 50, 100, 1, 10, 7, 4. Target: 925.

Amber: 925. ((10 + 7 + 1) x 50) + (100 / 4) (10)
Jonathan: 927.
Score: 24–7 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: CATSAUCER -> CRUSTACEA

Round 4: K O T O E N A W T

Amber: AWOKEN (6)
Jonathan: tonne
DC: NOTATE (6)
OT: AKETON (6)
Score: 30–7 (max 31)

Round 5: F E D R U L E R U

Amber: RULED (5)
Jonathan: FURLED (6)
DC: refurled FERRULE (7) FERRULED (8)
Score: 30–13 (max 39)

Round 6: 8, 9, 7, 9, 3, 3. Target: 833.

Amber: 834. (9 x 9 x (7 + 3)) + (8 x 3) (7)
Jonathan: 821.
RR: 833. (((9 + 3) x 9) + 8 + 3) x 7 (10)
Score: 37–13 (max 49)

Chris talks about moving into the countryside, and begrudgingly asking his father-in-law for advice.

Round 7: G O P A T C I E Q

Amber: POTAGE (6)
Jonathan: POTAGE (6)
DC: OPIATE (6)
OT: OPACITE (7) PAGETIC (7) PIGCOTE (7)
Score: 43–19 (max 56)

Round 8: T A B E J P O I T

Amber: pattie
Jonathan: OPIATE (6)
DC: TEAPOT (6) JETBOAT (7)
Score: 43–25 (max 63)

Round 9: 25, 75, 7, 3, 3, 6. Target: 321.

Amber: 321. (75 + 25 + 7) x 3 (10)
Jonathan: 321. (75 + 25 + 7) x 3 (10)
Score: 53–35 (max 73)

Teatime teaser: AFREEBLOG -> FORGEABLE

Round 10: M O S D E I L N E

Amber: SOILED (6)
Jonathan: DEMONISE (8)
OT: DOMINEES (8) MELODIES (8) MELODISE (8) MESOLINE (8) MODELISE (8)
Score: 53–43 (max 81)

Round 11: R A T U H I S L O

Amber: RATIOS (6)
Jonathan: AUTHORS (7)
DC: TAILORS (7)
OT: HARLOTS (7) HIROLAS (7) LOUTISH (7) ORALIST (7) OUTLASH (7) OUTSAIL (7) RITUALS (7) ROTULAS (7) ROUTISH (7) SAUTOIR (7) SLIOTAR (7)
Score: 53–50 (max 88)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "bear-baiting" and "cockfighting".

Round 12: G A P N U A R S I

Amber: PARSING (7)
Jonathan: PAUSING (7)
DC: SPARING (7) IGUANAS (7)
OT: GUARANIS (8) PAGURIAN (8) PARANGIS (8) PIRAGUAS (8)
Score: 60–57 (max 96)

Round 13: N E L T I R C S E

Amber: SILENCER (8)
Jonathan: CENTRES (7)
DC: RELENTS (7) ENTICERS (8)
OT: CENTILES (8) CITRENES (8) ENLISTER (8) LECTERNS (8) LICENSER (8) LISTENER (8) RECLINES (8) RELISTEN (8) RETICLES (8) SCIENTER (8) SCLERITE (8) SECRETIN (8) TIERCELS (8)
Score: 68–57 (max 104)

Round 14: 9, 5, 10, 3, 4, 3. Target: 843.

Amber: 845. ((4 + 3) x (9 + 3) x 10) + 5 (7)
Jonathan: 841. (((3 x 3 x 10) + 4) x 9) - 5 (7)
RR: 843. ((((9 x 10) + 5) x 3) - 4) x 3 (10)
Score: 75–64 (max 114)

Round 15: D I N N E R B U G

Amber buzzes on 8.75 seconds to say BURDENING which is correct.
Final Score: 85–64 (max 124)

Statistics Corner

Amber:
Total score - 85
Raw score - 102
Total % of max - 69
Raw % of max - 82
Total average score per round - 5.7
Raw average score per round - 6.8
Number of maxes - 6

Jonathan:
Total score - 64
Raw score - 83
Total % of max - 52
Raw % of max - 67
Total average score per round - 4.3
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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