Friday 9th June 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 107)

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Friday 9th June 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 107)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:00 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 9 June 2017.

C1: Champion James Slater (5 wins, 437 points.) A social politics student at the LSE from Bradford, West Yorkshire.
C2: Challenger Ben Elliott. A scriptwriter from Newcastle upon Tyne. He likes travelling, including going to Rome seven times!! His scriptwriting is mainly in the health and safety industry.
DC: Susie Dent and June Sarpong, making her DC debut.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: N F R D O A E I L
R02: S T W U E O I D R
R03: 25, 1, 7, 1, 4, 6. Target: 727.
TTT: FOULNOISE - "It sounds like the monk was involved in crime."
R04: S D N S U A I A G
R05: R P L M I U A L E
R06: 50, 100, 75, 25, 6, 7. Target: 509.
R07: X D R A O A U G N
R08: L D Q S I O U I T
R09: 75, 9, 6, 7, 4, 1. Target: 786.
TTT: OLDSTATUE - "The statue was old, but it survived longer than the rest."
R10: S N B F E A I T E
R11: M C T S I O E P U
R12: T W H V I E O C R
R13: T M N S I A E M H
R14: 100, 50, 25, 75, 6, 9. Target: 230.
R15: R A V E D F O R T (conundrum)


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Round 1: N F R D O A E I L

James: frailed
Ben: FRIEND (6)
DC: FAILED (6) FORELAND (8)
OT: FIRENADO (8)
Score: 0–6 (max 8)

Round 2: S T W U E O I D R

James: ROWDIEST (8)
Ben: STOWED (6)
DC: OUTSIDER (8) RIDEOUTS (8)
OT: ETOURDIS (8) OUTRIDES (8) WIDEOUTS (8) WORDIEST (8)
Score: 8–6 (max 16)

Round 3: 25, 1, 7, 1, 4, 6. Target: 727.

James: 727. ((25 + 1) x 7 x 4) - 1 (10)
Ben: 726.
Score: 18–6 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: FOULNOISE -> FELONIOUS

Round 4: S D N S U A I A G

James: SANDS (5)
Ben: DINGS (5)
DC: IGUANAS (7)
OT: AUDINGS (7) SUDSING (7)
Score: 23–11 (max 33)

Round 5: R P L M I U A L E

James: PALLIER (7)
Ben: PLURAL (6)
DC: PALMIER (7)
OT: PLUMERIA (8)
Score: 30–11 (max 41)

Round 6: 50, 100, 75, 25, 6, 7. Target: 509.

James: 507. (6 x 100) - 75 - 25 + 7 (7)
Ben: 507. (6 x 100) - 75 - 25 + 7 (7)
RR: 509. (((100 / 25) + 75) x 7) + 6 - 50 (10)
Score: 37–18 (max 51)

June talks about interviewing the then-Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Round 7: X D R A O A U G N

James: AROUND (6)
Ben: GROUND (6)
DC: AGROUND (7) DRAGON (6)
OT: ONAGRAD (7)
Score: 43–24 (max 58)

Round 8: L D Q S I O U I T

James: QUILTS (6)
Ben: LIQUIDS (7)
DC: IDIOTS (6)
Score: 43–31 (max 65)

Round 9: 75, 9, 6, 7, 4, 1. Target: 786.

James: 789.
Ben: 784. ((9 + 1) x 75) + (4 x 7) + 6 (7)
RR: 786. ((9 + 1) x (7 - 4 + 75)) + 6 (10)
Score: 43–38 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: OLDSTATUE -> OUTLASTED

Round 10: S N B F E A I T E

James: BENEFITS (8)
Ben: beaniest
DC: BEANIES (7) BEASTIE (7) BASINET (7)
OT: BETAINES (8)
Score: 51–38 (max 83)

Round 11: M C T S I O E P U

James: COMPUTES (8)
Ben: IMPOST (6)
OT: POSTICUM (8)
Score: 59–38 (max 91)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "cloak", "clock" and "cloche".

Round 12: T W H V I E O C R

James: WITHER (6)
Ben: WHITER (6)
DC: OVERHIT (7)
OT: CHEVIOT (7) EVICTOR (7) ROWTHIE (7) THEORIC (7) WOTCHER (7)
Score: 65–44 (max 98)

Round 13: T M N S I A E M H

James: STAMEN (6)
Ben: HAMMIEST (8)
DC: ATHEISM (7)
OT: ANTHEMIS (8) MISMEANT (8)
Score: 65–52 (max 106)

Round 14: 100, 50, 25, 75, 6, 9. Target: 230.

James: 231. (25 x 9) + 6 (7)
Ben: 229. ((9 - 6) x 75) + (100 / 25) (7)
RR: 230. (50 x 6) - 75 + 9 - (100 / 25) (10)
Score: 72–59 (max 116)

Round 15: R A V E D F O R T

No one buzzes. The answer was OVERDRAFT.
Final Score: 72–59 (max 126)

Statistics Corner

James:
Total score - 72
Raw score - 91
Total % of max - 57
Raw % of max - 72
Total average score per round - 4.8
Raw average score per round - 6.1
Number of maxes - 4

Ben:
Total score - 59
Raw score - 84
Total % of max - 47
Raw % of max - 67
Total average score per round - 3.9
Raw average score per round - 5.6
Number of maxes - 2

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