Tuesday 13th June 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 109)

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Tuesday 13th June 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 109)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:18 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 13 June 2017.

C1: Champion James Slater (7 wins, 588 points.) A social politics student at the LSE from Bradford, West Yorkshire.
C2: Challenger Michael George. A retired volunteer lockkeeper from Buckley, Flintshire.
DC: Susie Dent and June Sarpong.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: V H S T A O U E S
R02: D I N E L U R O N
R03: 50, 4, 8, 7, 6, 5. Target: 875.
TTT: PARTHATED - "For the most part, she hated her car; it just wasn't safe."
R04: S I C X A N E D O
R05: G T R T I A U F O
R06: 100, 50, 6, 5, 4, 6. Target: 672.
R07: M S G R E A I P N
R08: W U M A R O T E R
R09: 25, 4, 8, 1, 1, 7. Target: 108.
TTT: REDAIRMEN - "It's still yet to come, and it's also what's left behind."
R10: S A C T I R U S A
R11: D R D N I E U L I
R12: M E T A D O Q I S
R13: L N S J E O A T O
R14: 50, 5, 8, 10, 3, 5. Target: 894.
R15: I N S A N E P O X (conundrum)


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Round 1: V H S T A O U E S

James: SHOUTS (6)
Michael: SHOVES (6)
DC: VESTS (5) STOVES (6) SUAVEST (7)
Score: 6–6 (max 7)

Round 2: D I N E L U R O N

James: endiron
Michael: UNLINED (7)
DC: UNIRONED (8)
Score: 6–13 (max 15)

Round 3: 50, 4, 8, 7, 6, 5. Target: 875.

James: -
Michael: 865. ((4 + 8 + 6) x 50) - (7 x 5) (5)
RR: 875. ((50 x 7) x (8 - 6) x 5) / 4 (10)
Score: 6–18 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: PARTHATED -> DEATHTRAP

Round 4: S I C X A N E D O

James: CANDIES (7)
Michael: excise
DC: DIOCESAN (8)
Score: 13–18 (max 33)

Round 5: G T R T I A U F O

James: GRAFT (5)
Michael: OUTFIT (6)
DC: TARTUFO (7)
Score: 13–24 (max 40)

Round 6: 100, 50, 6, 5, 4, 6. Target: 672.

James: 673. ((100 + 4) x 6) + 50 - (6 - 5) (7)
Michael: 670.
RR: 672. (((50 + 4 + 6) / 5) + 100) x 6 (10)
Score: 20–24 (max 50)

June talks about growing up in Walthamstow.

Round 7: M S G R E A I P N

James: SPEARING (8)
Michael: MINERS (6)
DC: EPIGRAMS (8) REMAINS (7) RAMPING (7)
OT: GRAMPIES (8) MASERING (8) PRIMAGES (8) PRISMANE (8) SMEARING (8)
Score: 28–24 (max 58)

Round 8: W U M A R O T E R

James: WARMER (6)
Michael: WARMER (6)
DC: MATURER (7)
OT: EARWORM (7) EARWORT (7) ERRATUM (7) ORATURE (7) OUTWEAR (7) ROTAMER (7)
Score: 34–30 (max 65)

Round 9: 25, 4, 8, 1, 1, 7. Target: 108.

James: 108. (25 x 4) + 8 (10)
Michael: 108. (25 x 4) + 8 (10)
Score: 44–40 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: REDAIRMEN -> REMAINDER

Round 10: S A C T I R U S A

James: RUSTIC (6)
Michael: -
DC: RUSTICS (7) CUIRASS (7)
OT: ASCARIS (7) CARITAS (7) CASITAS (7) CASUIST (7) RACISTS (7) SACRIST (7)
Score: 50–40 (max 82)

Round 11: D R D N I E U L I

James: UNDER (5)
Michael: UNDER (5)
DC: RIDDEN (6) DIRNDL (6)
OT: DIELDRIN (8) UNRIDDLE (8)
Score: 55–45 (max 90)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of various forms of "meeting".

Round 12: M E T A D O Q I S

James: ADMITS (6)
Michael: MATIES (6)
DC: ATOMISED (8)
OT: MODISTAE (8)
Score: 61–51 (max 98)

Round 13: L N S J E O A T O

James: TALONS (6)
Michael: STOLEN (6)
DC: ETALONS (7)
OT: AJOSTLE (7)
Score: 67–57 (max 105)

Round 14: 50, 5, 8, 10, 3, 5. Target: 894.

James: 895. ((10 + 8) x 50) - 5 (7)
Michael: 895. ((10 + 8) x 50) - 5 (7)
RR: 895. (7)
Score: 74–64 (max 112)

Round 15: I N S A N E P O X

James buzzes on 12.25 seconds to say EXPANSION which is correct.
Final Score: 84–64 (max 122)

James has become an octochamp, and is the #8 seed with his 672 points, and with only 5 prelims of the series left, the finals line-up is now complete. 8-) 8-) 8-)

So, James will be back a week tomorrow to take on the #1 seed, Stephen Read, in the first quarter-final. :shock: :o

This will be only the second ever series with 8 octochamps in it (although, one of them is Annie Humphries, who came over from the last series). 8-) 8-) 8-) ;) :) :D :mrgreen:

Statistics Corner

James:
Total score - 84
Raw score - 89
Total % of max - 69
Raw % of max - 73
Total average score per round - 5.6
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 4

Michael:
Total score - 64
Raw score - 77
Total % of max - 52
Raw % of max - 63
Total average score per round - 4.3
Raw average score per round - 5.1
Number of maxes - 2

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=76
WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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