Thursday 15th June 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 111)

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Thursday 15th June 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 111)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:47 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 15 June 2017.

C1: Champion Ken Coney (1 win, 91 points.) A semi-retired mortgage consultant from Harlow, Greater London.
C2: Challenger Len Lowe. A retired engineer from Cradley Heath, West Midlands. He used to play football and cricket, but now likes to do carp fishing.
DC: Susie Dent and June Sarpong.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: K S U E X A G M U
R02: E R M I H A R N S
R03: 75, 6, 5, 6, 4, 1. Target: 563.
TTT: RESTUNTIL - "The football fan won't rest until he's on the other side of this."
R04: G M I A T P I E T
R05: I A S R T F I L E
R06: 25, 3, 7, 4, 3, 5. Target: 616.
R07: G H N O U P N E L
R08: R T O E F P A O D
R09: 25, 4, 10, 9, 2, 5. Target: 307.
TTT: BITESBUNS - "He bites on buns all day long, hence he's known for this."
R10: R D R I O U P S A
R11: O I E T D Q D R S
R12: V L U A C N E O Y
R13: E O T D N E L T R
R14: 100, 50, 6, 9, 8, 7. Target: 623.
R15: C O C O D R A I N (conundrum)


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Round 1: K S U E X A G M U

Ken: GAMES (5)
Len: AMUSE (5)
OT: MUSEAU (6) MUSKEG (6)
Score: 5–5 (max 6)

Round 2: E R M I H A R N S

Ken: REMAINS (7)
Len: MARRIES (7)
DC: SEMINAR (7) MARINERS (8)
OT: MARSHIER (8)
Score: 12–12 (max 14)

Round 3: 75, 6, 5, 6, 4, 1. Target: 563.

Ken: -
Len: 563. ((75 + 6) x (1 + 6)) - 4 (10)
Score: 12–22 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: RESTUNTIL -> TURNSTILE

Round 4: G M I A T P I E T

Ken: pattie
Len: impact
DC: IMITATE (7) MAGPIE (6)
OT: MITIGATE (8)
Score: 12–22 (max 32)

Round 5: I A S R T F I L E

Ken: FLIERS (6)
Len: FASTER (6)
DC: FRAILTIES (18)
OT: FIRETAILS (18)
Score: 18–28 (max 50)

Round 6: 25, 3, 7, 4, 3, 5. Target: 616.

Ken: 611. Controversially timed out.... :roll: :roll: :roll:
Len: 613. Mistake in working.
RR: 616. (25 - 3) x 4 x 7 (10)
Score: 18–28 (max 60)

June talks about receiving relationship advice from Jane Fonda.

Round 7: G H N O U P N E L

Ken: PLOUGH (6)
Len: LOUNGE (6)
DC: ENOUGH (6)
OT: PLUNGEON (8)
Score: 24–34 (max 68)

Round 8: R T O E F P A O D

Ken: FOOTER (6)
Len: potato
DC: FOOTPAD (7)
OT: ADOPTER (7) ADOPTOR (7) FORETOP (7) PADFOOT (7) POOFTER (7) PROOFED (7) PROTEAD (7) READOPT (7) TORPEDO (7) TROOPED (7)
Score: 30–34 (max 75)

Round 9: 25, 4, 10, 9, 2, 5. Target: 307.

Ken: 308.
Len: 307. ((25 + 5) x 10) + 9 - 2 (10)
Score: 30–44 (max 85)

Teatime teaser: BITESBUNS -> TUBBINESS

Round 10: R D R I O U P S A

Ken: PROUD (5)
Len: DROPS (5)
DC: UPROARS (7) AIRDROPS (8)
Score: 35–49 (max 93)

Round 11: O I E T D Q D R S

Ken: STORIED (7)
Len: DIETS (5)
DC: EDITORS (7) TODDIES (7)
OT: ROSITED (7) SORTIED (7) STEROID (7) TRIODES (7)
Score: 42–49 (max 100)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of some collective nouns of birds like the "magpie", "starling" and "barnacle goose".

Round 12: V L U A C N E O Y

Ken: UNCLE (5)
Len: CLEAN (5)
DC: CONVEY (6) VALENCY (7)
OT: VACUOLE (7)
Score: 47–54 (max 107)

Round 13: E O T D N E L T R

Ken: LETTER (6)
Len: ROTTED (6)
DC: REDOLENT (8)
OT: DOTTEREL (8) RONDELET (8)
Score: 53–60 (max 115)

Round 14: 100, 50, 6, 9, 8, 7. Target: 623.

Ken: 624. (100 x 6) + 9 + 8 + 7 (7)
Len: 624. (100 x 6) + 9 + 8 + 7 (7)
RR: 623. (100 - (9 - 6 + 8)) x 7 (10)
Score: 60–67 (max 125)

Round 15: C O C O D R A I N

No one buzzes. The answer was ACCORDION, which was answered in the audience by a certain Tom Chafer-Cook, who we might be seeing more of on the show shortly.... ;) :) :D
Final Score: 60–67 (max 135)

Statistics Corner

Ken:
Total score - 60
Raw score - 67
Total % of max - 44
Raw % of max - 50
Total average score per round - 4.0
Raw average score per round - 4.5
Number of maxes - 1

Len:
Total score - 67
Raw score - 72
Total % of max - 50
Raw % of max - 53
Total average score per round - 4.5
Raw average score per round - 4.8
Number of maxes - 2

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

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