Wednesday 31st May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 100)

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Wednesday 31st May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 100)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:09 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 31 May 2017.

C1: Champion Moose Rosser (7 wins, 735 points.) A head of risk management from Halstead, Essex.
C2: Challenger Michael Metcalf. A retired priest and educationalist from Stafford. He went up Mount Kilimanjaro at the age of 66.
DC: Susie Dent and Dan Walker.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S I N R U M E G A
R02: L I T E P O D A S
R03: 50, 9, 8, 6, 6, 5. Target: 674.
TTT: GRAILLESS - "There was no grail for her to reach, just some targets."
R04: R U B E N I W A T
R05: D O M S E H L A R
R06: 100, 4, 7, 9, 3, 10. Target: 804.
R07: K I T E G N O D H
R08: M A S I C U Q A T
R09: 100, 10, 9, 1, 4, 7. Target: 564.
TTT: MASTERDAN - "Dan was a master builder who could make a great entrance."
R10: R E L I P A V E J
R11: N O L A I R E F S
R12: T A D E M U C A W
R13: T E P O R L A S Y
R14: 75, 4, 8, 10, 2, 9. Target: 843.
R15: S U G A R V I N O (conundrum)


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Round 1: S I N R U M E G A

Moose: MEASURING (18)
Michael: AMUSING (7)
DC: GERANIUMS (18)
Score: 18–0 (max 18)

Round 2: L I T E P O D A S

Moose: TADPOLES (8)
Michael: OPALITES (8)
DC: SPOLIATED (18)
Score: 26–8 (max 36)

Round 3: 50, 9, 8, 6, 6, 5. Target: 674.

Moose: 672. ((6 + 6) x 50) + (9 x 8) (7)
Michael: 677.
RR: 674. (((6 x 5) - 6 + 50) x 9) + 8 (10)
Score: 33–8 (max 46)

Teatime teaser: GRAILLESS -> SALESGIRL

Round 4: R U B E N I W A T

Moose: URINATE (7)
Michael: unwrite
DC: URBANITE (8)
Score: 40–8 (max 54)

Round 5: D O M S E H L A R

Moose: LOADERS (7)
Michael: EARLDOMS (8)
OT: ARMHOLES (8)
Score: 40–16 (max 62)

Round 6: 100, 4, 7, 9, 3, 10. Target: 804.

Moose: 803.
Michael: 804. ((9 - ((7 + 3) / 10)) x 100) + 4 (10)
Score: 40–26 (max 72)

Dan talks more about his Rio Olympic adventure and the story of him and Maria, the bride of a hen party, and being invited to the Brazil Day celebrations.

Round 7: K I T E G N O D H

Moose: HINGED (6)
Michael: theign
DC: THEGN (5) KNIGHTED (8)
Score: 46–26 (max 80)

Round 8: M A S I C U Q A T

Moose: ACQUITS (7)
Michael: AQUATICS (8)
Score: 46–34 (max 88)

Round 9: 100, 10, 9, 1, 4, 7. Target: 564.

Moose: 564. ((9 - 1) x 7 x 10) + 4 (10)
Michael: 563.
Score: 56–34 (max 98)

Teatime teaser: MASTERDAN -> TRADESMAN

Round 10: R E L I P A V E J

Moose: PREVAIL (7)
Michael: PREVAIL (7)
OT: PERVIAL (7)
Score: 63–41 (max 105)

Round 11: N O L A I R E F S

Moose: AILERONS (8)
Michael: AILERONS (8)
OT: ALERIONS (8) ALIENORS (8) FORESAIL (8) ROSALINE (8)
Score: 71–49 (max 113)

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

Round 12: T A D E M U C A W

Moose: TAMED (5)
Michael: MUTED (5)
DC: ACTED (5) CAUDATE (7)
OT: ACUATED (7)
Score: 76–54 (max 120)

Round 13: T E P O R L A S Y

Moose: PATROLS (7)
Michael: PLASTER (7)
DC: APOSTLE (7) PETROSAL (8)
OT: ASTROPYLE (18)
Score: 83–61 (max 138)

Round 14: 75, 4, 8, 10, 2, 9. Target: 843.

Moose: 842.
Michael: 843. ((75 + 8) x 10) + 9 + 4 (10)
Score: 83–71 (max 148)

Round 15: S U G A R V I N O

Moose buzzes on 10.5 seconds to say SAVOURING which is correct.
Final Score: 93–71 (max 158)

Statistics Corner

Moose:
Total score - 93
Raw score - 121
Total % of max - 59
Raw % of max - 77
Total average score per round - 6.2
Raw average score per round - 8.1
Number of maxes - 5

Michael:
Total score - 71
Raw score - 92
Total % of max - 45
Raw % of max - 58
Total average score per round - 4.7
Raw average score per round - 6.1
Number of maxes - 6

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