Friday 26th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 97)

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Friday 26th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 97)

Post by James Robinson » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:28 pm

After a day off for the Monaco Grand Prix practice, the show is back for a day, before having the weekend off... :P

Countdown recap for Friday 26 May 2017.

C1: Champion Moose Rosser (4 wins, 373 points.) A head of risk management from Halstead, Essex.
C2: Challenger Peter Sheridan. A writer/director from Dublin. In 1978, he was awarded the Rooney Prize for Literature, for writing a couple of plays which went on to be played in Dublin. He's also one of the few contestants to have his own Wikipedia page.
DC: Susie Dent and Dan Walker.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: G U L I E S T N B
R02: R A C O D L E R A
R03: 25, 5, 3, 5, 9, 6. Target: 255.
TTT: ITSAFLIRT - "It's not really a flirt, but it does take me to places that are hard to reach these days."
R04: W G I E A S J M D
R05: R O F T I K E N T
R06: 50, 1, 6, 5, 10, 4. Target: 492.
R07: V S A E P D I R O
R08: N L U A S H I E Q
R09: 100, 3, 9, 2, 4, 10. Target: 474.
TTT: BIGBINGER - "Too many nights out at the pub have left him this sort of wreck."
R10: T C A E O R N S E
R11: Y T I D F A E M U
R12: S B O I A T P N E
R13: L I R E G V A N P
R14: 75, 50, 10, 10, 7, 9. Target: 306.
R15: M R L I O N P I G (conundrum)


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Round 1: G U L I E S T N B

Moose: BUSTLING (8)
Peter: BUSTLING (8)
DC: UTENSIL (7)
OT: BELTINGS (8) BLINGEST (8) BULGIEST (8) BUSTLINE (8) LINGUETS (8)
Score: 8–8 (max 8)

Round 2: R A C O D L E R A

Moose: CALDERA (7)
Peter: LOADER (6)
OT: RECORDAL (8)
Score: 15–8 (max 16)

Round 3: 25, 5, 3, 5, 9, 6. Target: 255.

Moose: 255. ((5 + 5) x 25) + ((9 + 6) / 3) (10)
Peter: 256.
Score: 25–8 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: ITSAFLIRT -> STAIRLIFT

Round 4: W G I E A S J M D

Moose: IMAGES (6)
Peter: IMAGES (6)
DC: JIGSAW (6) MIDGES (6)
OT: AGEISM (6) AMIDES (6) IMAGED (6) MASJID (6) MESIAD (6) MIGAWD (6) SIDAGE (6) SMIDGE (6) SWAGED (6)
Score: 31–14 (max 32)

Round 5: R O F T I K E N T

Moose: KNOTTIER (8)
Peter: FITTER (6)
Score: 39–14 (max 40)

Round 6: 50, 1, 6, 5, 10, 4. Target: 492.

Moose: 492. ((50 - 1) x 10) + 6 - 4 (10)
Peter: 492. (50 x 10) - (5 + 4 - 1) (10)
Score: 49–24 (max 50)

Dan talks about doing a documentary in China about a football team.

Round 7: V S A E P D I R O

Moose: PROVIDES (8)
Peter: OVERPAID (8)
DC: VAPORISED (18)
OT: POIVRADES (18)
Score: 57–32 (max 68)

Round 8: N L U A S H I E Q

Moose: UNLEASH (7)
Peter: UNLEASH (7)
DC: QUEANS (6) QUEANISH (8)
Score: 64–39 (max 76)

Round 9: 100, 3, 9, 2, 4, 10. Target: 474.

Moose: 473. Mistake in working.
Peter: 470. ((3 + 2) x (100 - 4)) - 10 (7)
RR: 474. (100 - ((9 - 2) x 3)) x (10 - 4) (10)
Score: 64–46 (max 86)

Teatime teaser: BIGBINGER -> GIBBERING

Round 10: T C A E O R N S E

Moose: RESONATE (8)
Peter: RESONATE (8)
DC: ANCESTOR (8)
OT: ACTOREENS (18)
Score: 72–54 (max 104)

Round 11: Y T I D F A E M U

Moose: DAYTIME (7)
Peter: TEDIUM (6)
OT: IDEATUM (7)
Score: 79–54 (max 111)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "mug" and "jug".

Round 12: S B O I A T P N E

Moose: OPIATES (7)
Peter: OBTAINS (7)
DC: BASINET (7) BOTANISE (8)
OT: NIOBATES (8) OBEISANT (8)
Score: 86–61 (max 119)

Round 13: L I R E G V A N P

Moose: REPAVING (8)
Peter: PEARLING (8)
DC: VINEGAR (7)
OT: RAVELING (8)
Score: 94–69 (max 127)

Round 14: 75, 50, 10, 10, 7, 9. Target: 306.

Moose: 309. ((7 - (10 / 10)) x 50) + 9 (7)
Peter: 309. ((7 - (10 / 10)) x 50) + 9 (7)
OT: 306. (((50 x 7) - 10) x 9) / 10 (10)
Score: 101–76 (max 137)

Round 15: M R L I O N P I G

Moose buzzes on 1.75 seconds to say IMPLORING which is correct.
Final Score: 111–76 (max 147)

Statistics Corner

Moose:
Total score - 111
Raw score - 111
Total % of max - 76
Raw % of max - 76
Total average score per round - 7.4
Raw average score per round - 7.4
Number of maxes - 8

Peter:
Total score - 76
Raw score - 101
Total % of max - 52
Raw % of max - 69
Total average score per round - 5.1
Raw average score per round - 6.7
Number of maxes - 4

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