Thursday 18th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 92)

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Thursday 18th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 92)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:41 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 18 May 2017.

C1: Champion Amber Cotton (1 win, 85 points.) A marketing analyst from London.
C2: Challenger Florence Forbes. A retired lecturer from Strabane, County Tyrone. She used to go camping in Africa, mainly in northern Namibia.
DC: Susie Dent and Chris Hollins.
RR: Rachel Riley, still not feeling 100%. :(
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R O L A R K U N O
R02: R C S E I L E M L
R03: 100, 3, 9, 4, 4, 10. Target: 770.
TTT: CHORUSPIT - "The dawn chorus often contains songs of this type."
R04: N G G I A E R W M
R05: B U T R I Q O A M
R06: 50, 100, 4, 6, 10, 7. Target: 676.
R07: D U M T E I V S O
R08: D I H E N T C I E
R09: 50, 100, 4, 9, 2, 7. Target: 744.
TTT: OCTETKISS - "The man is well-built; he's very beefy indeed."
R10: L T S O I E X N U
R11: F E W A F R E L E
R12: T S T A U A H T E
R13: P O N A S Y E P I
R14: 7, 4, 2, 9, 4, 10. Target: 316.
R15: A G R E E M I N E (conundrum)


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Round 1: R O L A R K U N O

Amber: RURAL (5)
Florence: LARK (4)
DC: LUNAR (5) KORONA (6)
OT: KOROUA (6) KORUNA (6) KRONOR (6) KRONUR (6)
Score: 5–0 (max 6)

Round 2: R C S E I L E M L

Amber: MILLERS (7)
Florence: CRIMES (6)
DC: SLIME (5) SMELLIER (8)
OT: MICELLES (8) REMICLES (8)
Score: 12–0 (max 14)

Round 3: 100, 3, 9, 4, 4, 10. Target: 770.

Amber: 770. (100 + 10) x (3 + 4) (10)
Florence: 770. (100 + 10) x (3 + 4) (10)
Score: 22–10 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: CHORUSPIT -> COURTSHIP

Round 4: N G G I A E R W M

Amber: GEARING (7)
Florence: WEARING (7)
DC: WAGERING (8)
Score: 29–17 (max 32)

Round 5: B U T R I Q O A M

Amber: ABOUT (5)
Florence: TRAM (4)
DC: ATRIUM (6) TAMBOUR (7)
Score: 34–17 (max 39)

Round 6: 50, 100, 4, 6, 10, 7. Target: 676.

Amber: 674.
Florence: 675. ((6 + 7) x 50) + (100 / 4) (7)
RR: 676. (7 x 100) - (4 x 6) (10)
Score: 34–24 (max 49)

Chris talks about misunderstanding language during a rugby union match.

Round 7: D U M T E I V S O

Amber: VOMITED (7)
Florence: OUTSIDE (7)
DC: TEDIOUS (7)
OT: DEVIOUS (7) MITOSED (7) MODISTE (7) MOISTED (7) MOTIVED (7) MOTIVES (7) OUTVIED (7) OUTVIES (7) TIMEOUS (7) VOIDEST (7) VOMITUS (7)
Score: 41–31 (max 56)

Round 8: D I H E N T C I E

Amber: INCITED (7)
Florence: HINTED (6)
DC: ENTICED (7)
OT: INDICTEE (8)
Score: 48–31 (max 64)

Round 9: 50, 100, 4, 9, 2, 7. Target: 744.

Amber: 744. (7 x 100) + 50 - 4 - 2 (10)
Florence: 744. (7 x 100) + 50 - 4 - 2 (10)
Score: 58–41 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: OCTETKISS -> STOCKIEST

Round 10: L T S O I E X N U

Amber: EXTOLS (6)
Florence: EXTOLS (6)
DC: OUTLINES (8)
OT: ELUTIONS (8)
Score: 64–47 (max 82)

Round 11: F E W A F R E L E

Amber: WAFFLER (7)
Florence: RAFFLE (6)
OT: WELFARE (7)
Score: 71–47 (max 89)

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

Round 12: T S T A U A H T E

Amber: ATTEST (6)
Florence: TASTE (5)
DC: STATUTE (7)
OT: HASTATE (7) HAUTEST (7) TAUTEST (7)
Score: 77–47 (max 96)

Round 13: P O N A S Y E P I

Amber: OPINES (6)
Florence: NAPPIES (7)
OT: PEPINOS (7) PINESAP (7) PINSAPO (7)
Score: 77–54 (max 103)

Round 14: 7, 4, 2, 9, 4, 10. Target: 316.

Amber: 313.
Florence: 318. (((7 x 4) + 4) x 10) - 2 (7)
RR: 316. ((7 x 10) + 9) x 4 (10)
Score: 77–61 (max 113)

Round 15: A G R E E M I N E

No one buzzes. The answer was MENAGERIE.
Final Score: 77–61 (max 123)

Statistics Corner

Amber:
Total score - 77
Raw score - 97
Total % of max - 63
Raw % of max - 79
Total average score per round - 5.1
Raw average score per round - 6.5
Number of maxes - 4

Florence:
Total score - 61
Raw score - 92
Total % of max - 50
Raw % of max - 75
Total average score per round - 4.1
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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