Friday 16th June 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 112)

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Friday 16th June 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 112)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:26 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 16 June 2017.

C1: Champion Len Lowe (1 win, 67 points.) A retired engineer from Cradley Heath, West Midlands.
C2: Challenger John Trueman. A retired IT project manager from Minehead, Somerset. He went hiking in America, and was frightened by a buffalo herd in Yellowstone National Park.
DC: Susie Dent and Suzi Perry, making her DC debut.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: N A B E O L W A T
R02: C E N A V E P I D
R03: 75, 10, 2, 6, 1, 9. Target: 888.
TTT: SHOPEARLY - "Does it involve fooling around in the theatre while watching Black Beauty?"
R04: R E N O H A P E S
R05: G M D I A E N C L
R06: 25, 8, 9, 10, 3, 8. Target: 852.
R07: O I E D P T P I D
R08: X A B O S A W E Y
R09: 25, 75, 5, 6, 9, 2. Target: 890.
TTT: KIMSBEARD - "It's been a long journey, but it's finally time to get off."
R10: F U S E Q U M A S
R11: R T N E U O T K S
R12: T I S E L I T E D
R13: I O T R S E O R L
R14: 50, 9, 10, 4, 8, 10. Target: 232.
R15: C U T E F I E L D (conundrum)


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Round 1: N A B E O L W A T

Len: TABLE (5)
John: BLEAT (5)
DC: TOWABLE (7) ABALONE (7)
OT: WANTABLE (8)
Score: 5–5 (max 8)

Round 2: C E N A V E P I D

Len: PAINED (6)
John: PAINED (6)
DC: DIVA (4) PEAVINE (7) DEVIANCE (8)
Score: 11–11 (max 16)

Round 3: 75, 10, 2, 6, 1, 9. Target: 888.

Len: 888. Mistake in working.
John: 880. (9 + 6 - 2 + 75) x 10 (5)
RR: 888. 2 x 6 x (75 - 1) (10)
Score: 11–16 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: SHOPEARLY -> HORSEPLAY

Round 4: R E N O H A P E S

Len: PHONES (6)
John: PEAHENS (7)
DC: EARPHONES (18) OPENERS (7) SHARPEN (7)
Score: 11–23 (max 44)

Round 5: G M D I A E N C L

Len: DEALING (7)
John: LEADING (7)
DC: DECIMAL (7) CLAIMED (7) MALIGNED (8)
Score: 18–30 (max 52)

Round 6: 25, 8, 9, 10, 3, 8. Target: 852.

Len: -
John: -
OT: 852. (((10 x 8) + 25) x 8) + 9 + 3 (10)
Score: 18–30 (max 62)

Suzi talks about how she got her big break in the motorcycling world.

Round 7: O I E D P T P I D

Len: DIPPED (6)
John: TOPPED (6)
DC: IDIOPT (6)
OT: DOITED (6) DOPPIE (6) IODIDE (6) PITIED (6) PODITE (6) TIDIED (6) TIPPED (6) TOPPIE (6)
Score: 24–36 (max 68)

Round 8: X A B O S A W E Y

Len: AWAYS (5)
John: WAXES (5)
DC: SEAWAY (6)
OT: WABAYOS (7)
Score: 29–41 (max 75)

Round 9: 25, 75, 5, 6, 9, 2. Target: 890.

Len: 890. ((25 + 75) x 9) - (2 x 5) (10)
John: -
Score: 39–41 (max 85)

Teatime teaser: KIMSBEARD -> DISEMBARK

Round 10: F U S E Q U M A S

Len: fames
John: AMUSES (6)
DC: MASQUES (7)
OT: MUSEAUS (7)
Score: 39–47 (max 92)

Round 11: R T N E U O T K S

Len: TOUTERS (7)
John: NUTTERS (7)
DC: KNOTTERS (8)
Score: 46–54 (max 100)

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

Round 12: T I S E L I T E D

Len: dietist
John: DITTIES (7)
DC: STILTED (7) SETTLED (7) ELITIST (7)
OT: DEITIES (7) LETTIES (7) SLITTED (7) TIDIEST (7)
Score: 46–61 (max 107)

Round 13: I O T R S E O R L

Len: LOOTERS (7)
John: LOOTERS (7)
DC: ROOSTER (7) LORRIES (7) ORIOLES (7) LOITERS (7) ROISTER (7)
OT: OESTRIOL (8) ROOTSIER (8)
Score: 53–68 (max 115)

Round 14: 50, 9, 10, 4, 8, 10. Target: 232.

Len: 232. ((9 - 4) x 50) - (8 + 10) (10)
John: 231.
Score: 63–68 (max 125)

Round 15: C U T E F I E L D

Len buzzes on 25.25 seconds to say CULTEFIED which is incorrect.
John does not buzz.
The answer was DECEITFUL.
Final Score: 63–68 (max 135)

Statistics Corner

Len:
Total score - 63
Raw score - 69
Total % of max - 47
Raw % of max - 51
Total average score per round - 4.2
Raw average score per round - 4.6
Number of maxes - 3

John:
Total score - 68
Raw score - 75
Total % of max - 50
Raw % of max - 56
Total average score per round - 4.5
Raw average score per round - 5.0
Number of maxes - 2

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