Thursday 22nd June 2017 (Series 76, 2nd Quarter-Final)

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Thursday 22nd June 2017 (Series 76, 2nd Quarter-Final)

Post by James Robinson » Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:54 am

Countdown recap for Thursday 22 June 2017.

C1: No.2 Seed Jeff "The Braintree Blunderbuss" Clayton (8 wins, 846 points.) A FOCAL mastermind, now relocated to Braintree, Essex.
C2: No.7 Seed Lawrie "The Barton-upon-Humber Bamboozler" Collingwood (8 wins, 734 points.) A retired teacher from Barton-upon-Humber, Lincolnshire.
DC: Susie Dent and Suzi Perry.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R D A I M U S F V
R02: I U A U H W X R D
R03: 4, 9, 4, 10, 3, 9. Target: 573.
TTT: BAGMINCER - "He's welcoming new technology with a big cuddle."
R04: A I E O S L R T R
R05: M R E I G U T H R
R06: 25, 2, 6, 1, 8, 5. Target: 290.
R07: G V A O S A G L N
R08: I U E E R P D T N
R09: 7, 2, 3, 5, 6, 4. Target: 469.
TTT: AGEINFIRM - "If you're at an age where you're infirm, you might read better with this."
R10: O I E O T N L M Z
R11: R T E A P E K E O
R12: E I A U C T S M F
R13: N P E A T E L Y Q
R14: 75, 4, 7, 9, 6, 5. Target: 897.
R15: C A N D I G H E R (conundrum)


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Round 1: R D A I M U S F V

Jeff: FRAUDS (6)
Lawrie: fauvism
DC: RADIUS (6)
OT: MARUDIS (7) RAMIDUS (7)
Score: 6–0 (max 7)

Round 2: I U A U H W X R D

Jeff: HARD (4)
Lawrie: DRAW (4)
DC: WARD (4)
OT: RADIX (5) RAHUI (5) WUXIA (5)
Score: 10–4 (max 12)

Round 3: 4, 9, 4, 10, 3, 9. Target: 573.

Jeff: 572. ((10 + 9 - 3) x 4 x 9) - 4 (7)
Lawrie: 570.
RR: 573. (((9 - 4) x 4 x 10) - 9) x 3 (10)
Score: 17–4 (max 22)

Teatime teaser: BAGMINCER -> EMBRACING

Round 4: A I E O S L R T R

Jeff: REALTORS (8)
Lawrie: TRAILERS (8)
DC: SALTER (6) SALTIER (7)
OT: RELATORS (8) RESTORAL (8) RETIRALS (8) RETRIALS (8) ROTARIES (8)
Score: 25–12 (max 30)

Round 5: M R E I G U T H R

Jeff: RIGHTER (7)
Lawrie: RIGHTER (7)
DC: HURTIER (7)
OT: MURTHER (7)
Score: 32–19 (max 37)

Round 6: 25, 2, 6, 1, 8, 5. Target: 290.

Jeff: 290. ((25 + 6 + 5) x 8) + 2 (10)
Lawrie: 290. (25 + 5 - 1) x (8 + 2) (10)
Score: 42–29 (max 47)

Suzi talks about living in the French mountains.

Round 7: G V A O S A G L N

Jeff: analogs
Lawrie: GOALS (5)
DC: SLOGAN (6) VANGAS (6)
OT: AGONALS (7) GALAGOS (7)
Score: 42–34 (max 54)

Round 8: I U E E R P D T N

Jeff: PRINTED (7)
Lawrie: REPUTED (7)
DC: REPINED (7) RETINUE (7)
OT: PENITUDE (8) REUNITED (8) UNDERTIP (8)
Score: 49–41 (max 62)

Round 9: 7, 2, 3, 5, 6, 4. Target: 469.

Jeff: 469. (((5 + 2) x (6 + 4)) - 3) x 7 (10)
Lawrie: -
Score: 59–41 (max 72)

Teatime teaser: AGEINFIRM -> MAGNIFIER

Round 10: O I E O T N L M Z

Jeff: EMOTION (7)
Lawrie: EMOTION (7)
DC: MOONLIT (7)
OT: MOLINET (7) MOONLET (7) ZOOLITE (7) ZOONITE (7)
Score: 66–48 (max 79)

Round 11: R T E A P E K E O

Jeff: OPERATE (7)
Lawrie: OPERATE (7)
DC: REPEAT (6)
OT: OPERATEE (8)
Score: 73–55 (max 87)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the unusual origins of women fainting.

Round 12: E I A U C T S M F

Jeff: mufties
Lawrie: FAUCETS (7)
DC: MUFTIS (6) CAESIUM (7)
OT: ACETUMS (7) ACMITES (7) AECIUMS (7) FACTUMS (7) FUMIEST (7) MUCATES (7) SEMATIC (7)
Score: 73–62 (max 94)

Round 13: N P E A T E L Y Q

Jeff: NEATLY (6)
Lawrie: PLENTY (6)
DC: PENALTY (7)
OT: APLENTY (7)
Score: 79–68 (max 101)

Round 14: 75, 4, 7, 9, 6, 5. Target: 897.

Jeff: 898. ((9 - 6) x 4 x 75) - (7 - 5) (7)
Lawrie: 897. Timed out by Rachel, but was on the way to doing this method... ((7 + 5) x 75) - (9 - 6) (10) :( :cry:
Score: 86–68 (max 111)

Certainly relief for me after Jeff had somehow missed that one, but pressure comes to us all....

Round 15: C A N D I G H E R

No one buzzes. The answer was CHAGRINED.
Final Score: 86–68 (max 121)

Statistics Corner

Jeff:
Total score - 86
Raw score - 86
Total % of max - 71
Raw % of max - 71
Total average score per round - 5.7
Raw average score per round - 5.7
Number of maxes - 5

Lawrie:
Total score - 68
Raw score - 75
Total % of max - 56
Raw % of max - 62
Total average score per round - 4.5
Raw average score per round - 5.0
Number of maxes - 5

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