Wednesday 14th June 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 110)

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Wednesday 14th June 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 110)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:12 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 14 June 2017.

C1: Challenger John Kynaston. An accountancy lecturer from Salford, Greater Manchester. He once bumped into Mickey Dolenz (of The Monkees fame) at Universal Studios in Florida. :P :lol: 8-)
C2: Challenger Ken Coney. A semi-retired mortgage consultant from Harlow, Greater London.
DC: Susie Dent and June Sarpong.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: O I X S D L E A T
R02: I G S R U A T E R
R03: 50, 7, 3, 8, 6, 9. Target: 837.
TTT: AFULLTENT - "In a tent full of people, the last thing you want is someone who's this."
R04: L I T U S T E N S
R05: I W N S E E D K P
R06: 75, 4, 4, 8, 7, 9. Target: 551.
R07: V E A L F D H E V
R08: L U O R S C A E L
R09: 25, 9, 1, 3, 4, 7. Target: 584.
TTT: MATRONFIN - "He'll tell Dec's friend everything he needs to know."
R10: I A D P O E S M L
R11: I T F R E I A T R
R12: M E A O R D Q R I
R13: U T G A U B N R E
R14: 100, 9, 2, 4, 7, 4. Target: 945.
R15: N I N E G I F T S (conundrum)


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Round 1: O I X S D L E A T

John: SLATED (6)
Ken: LASTED (6)
DC: DIASTOLE (8)
OT: ISOLATED (8) OXIDATES (8) SODALITE (8)
Score: 6–6 (max 8)

Round 2: I G S R U A T E R

John: rustigate
Ken: rareist
DC: RAREST (6) GUITARS (7) GARRETS (7)
OT: AGISTER (7) ARGUERS (7) ARTSIER (7) GAITERS (7) GARTERS (7) GRATERS (7) GUSTIER (7) GUTSIER (7) RESTAUR (7) RUSTIER (7) STAGIER (7) TARRIES (7) TARSIER (7) TRIAGES (7)
Score: 6–6 (max 15)

Round 3: 50, 7, 3, 8, 6, 9. Target: 837.

John: -
Ken: 837. ((8 + 9) x 50) - 6 - 7 (10)
Score: 6–16 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: AFULLTENT -> FLATULENT

Round 4: L I T U S T E N S

John: UTENSILS (8)
Ken: UTENSILS (8)
DC: LUTENISTS (18)
Score: 14–24 (max 43)

Round 5: I W N S E E D K P

John: WINKED (6)
Ken: SWIPED (6)
DC: SINEWED (7)
OT: PINKWEEDS (18)
Score: 20–30 (max 61)

Round 6: 75, 4, 4, 8, 7, 9. Target: 551.

John: 553.
Ken: 551. (7 x (75 + 4)) - (8 / 4) (10)
Score: 20–40 (max 71)

June talks about her problems with her hair falling out, thanks to her obsession with the film, Flashdance.

Round 7: V E A L F D H E V

John: HALVED (6)
Ken: HEAVED (6)
OT: FLEADH (6) HEALED (6) HEAVEL (6) LEAFED (6) LEAVED (6) LEVADE (6) VALVED (6)
Score: 26–46 (max 77)

Round 8: L U O R S C A E L

John: COURSE (6)
Ken: CAROUSEL (8)
OT: CELLAROUS (18)
Score: 26–54 (max 95)

Round 9: 25, 9, 1, 3, 4, 7. Target: 584.

John: -
Ken: 584. Mistake in working.
RR: 584. (((9 + 3) x 4) + 25) x (7 + 1) (10)
Score: 26–54 (max 105)

Teatime teaser: MATRONFIN -> INFORMANT

Round 10: I A D P O E S M L

John: IMPALES (7)
Ken: SAMPLED (7)
DC: IMPLODES (8) PLASMOID (8)
OT: IDEOPLASM (18)
Score: 33–61 (max 123)

Round 11: I T F R E I A T R

John: FITTER (6)
Ken: FATTIER (7)
DC: RATIFIER (8)
OT: IRRITATE (8)
Score: 33–68 (max 131)

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

Round 12: M E A O R D Q R I

John: ADMIRER (7)
Ken: MARRIED (7)
DC: AIRDROME (8)
Score: 40–75 (max 139)

Round 13: U T G A U B N R E

John: GAUNT (5)
Ken: GARNET (6)
DC: GAUNTER (7) URBANE (6) BARNET (6)
Score: 40–81 (max 146)

Round 14: 100, 9, 2, 4, 7, 4. Target: 945.

John: 952.
Ken: 945. (100 + 7 - 2) x 9 (10)
Score: 40–91 (max 156)

Round 15: N I N E G I F T S

No one buzzes. The answer was INFESTING.
Final Score: 40–91 (max 166)

Interestingly, the max of 166 is the joint-highest in this version of the 15-round era, along with this episode. 8-) 8-) 8-)

Statistics Corner

John:
Total score - 40
Raw score - 69
Total % of max - 24
Raw % of max - 42
Total average score per round - 2.7
Raw average score per round - 4.6
Number of maxes - 1

Ken:
Total score - 91
Raw score - 91
Total % of max - 55
Raw % of max - 55
Total average score per round - 6.1
Raw average score per round - 6.1
Number of maxes - 4

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