Wednesday 24th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 96)

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Wednesday 24th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 96)

Post by James Robinson » Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:58 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 24 May 2017.

C1: Champion Moose Rosser (3 wins, 267 points.) A head of risk management from Halstead, Essex.
C2: Challenger Ellie Foster. A cyber security consultant from Leeds.
DC: Susie Dent and Dan Walker.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: J U B F S I E P R
R02: N I H O E D A V T
R03: 100, 9, 1, 10, 9, 7. Target: 309.
TTT: ICEWARMER - "People who write this can find themselves in hot water."
R04: E U R C L I R P U
R05: Q S E R P A R C E
R06: 75, 100, 4, 3, 2, 5. Target: 657.
R07: M I S K E F S U T
R08: M O N E A G S R E
R09: 75, 10, 9, 7, 4, 3. Target: 627.
TTT: ITTEACHES - "It teaches you the quality of art and beauty."
R10: L T A D E H I W T
R11: T O P U L N E D N
R12: D O X A E G V S Z
R13: M O L I T M A R I
R14: 75, 3, 1, 6, 1, 10. Target: 121.
R15: G A S P F R O W N (conundrum)


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Round 1: J U B F S I E P R

Moose: BRUISE (6)
Ellie: BUSIER (6)
DC: BURIES (6) PIES (4) FUBSIER (7)
Score: 6–6 (max 7)

Round 2: N I H O E D A V T

Moose: DEVIANT (7)
Ellie: VOTED (5)
DC: HINTED (6) DONATIVE (8)
Score: 13–6 (max 15)

Round 3: 100, 9, 1, 10, 9, 7. Target: 309.

Moose: 309. ((10 - 7) x 100 x 1) + 9 (10)
Ellie: 309. ((10 - 7) x 100 x 1) + 9 (10)
Score: 23–16 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: ICEWARMER -> CRIMEWARE

Round 4: E U R C L I R P U

Moose: CURLIER (7)
Ellie: ripcurl
DC: PURLICUE (8)
Score: 30–16 (max 33)

Round 5: Q S E R P A R C E

Moose: SCARPER (7)
Ellie: sparcer
DC: SCRAPER (7)
OT: CAPERERS (8)
Score: 37–16 (max 41)

Round 6: 75, 100, 4, 3, 2, 5. Target: 657.

Moose: 660. ((4 + 2) x 100) + 75 - (3 x 5) (7)
Ellie: 654. (100 + 5 + 4) x 3 x 2 (7)
RR: 657. (75 - 2) x (5 + 4) (10)
Score: 44–23 (max 51)

Dan talks about his new job as the co-presenter on BBC Breakfast.

Round 7: M I S K E F S U T

Moose: FUMIEST (7)
Ellie: MISUSE (6)
DC: MUSKIEST (8)
Score: 51–23 (max 59)

Round 8: M O N E A G S R E

Moose: ONAGERS (7)
Ellie: GONERS (6)
DC: GREASE (6) MEGA (4) MEGARONS (8)
Score: 58–23 (max 67)

Round 9: 75, 10, 9, 7, 4, 3. Target: 627.

Moose: 628. (9 x 75) - ((4 x 10) + 7) (7)
Ellie: 630.
RR: 627. (10 x 9 x 7) - 3 (10)
Score: 65–23 (max 77)

Teatime teaser: ITTEACHES -> AESTHETIC

Round 10: L T A D E H I W T

Moose: WATTLED (7)
Ellie: WHITTLED (8)
DC: TWIT (4)
Score: 65–31 (max 85)

Round 11: T O P U L N E D N

Moose: OPULENT (7)
Ellie: OPULENT (7)
OT: NONUPLET (8)
Score: 72–38 (max 93)

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

Round 12: D O X A E G V S Z

Moose: DOSAGE (6)
Ellie: DOSAGE (6)
DC: VOES (4)
OT: DAGOES (6) GOAVED (6) GOAVES (6) VADGES (6) VADOSE (6)
Score: 78–44 (max 99)

Round 13: M O L I T M A R I

Moose: IMMORTAL (8)
Ellie: toil (declared as 5)
Score: 86–44 (max 107)

Round 14: 75, 3, 1, 6, 1, 10. Target: 121.

Moose: 121. ((3 + 1) x 10) + 75 + 6 (10)
Ellie: 120.
Score: 96–44 (max 117)

Round 15: G A S P F R O W N

Moose buzzes on 6 seconds to say FROGSPAWN which is correct.
Final Score: 106–44 (max 127)

Statistics Corner

Moose:
Total score - 106
Raw score - 113
Total % of max - 83
Raw % of max - 89
Total average score per round - 7.1
Raw average score per round - 7.7
Number of maxes - 5

Ellie:
Total score - 44
Raw score - 75
Total % of max - 35
Raw % of max - 59
Total average score per round - 2.9
Raw average score per round - 5.0
Number of maxes - 3

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