Wednesday 28th June 2017 (Series 76, 1st Semi-Final)

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Wednesday 28th June 2017 (Series 76, 1st Semi-Final)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:18 am

Countdown recap for Wednesday 28 June 2017.

C1: No.1 Seed Stephen "The Lymm Leviathan" Read (9 wins, 1,007 points.) An Apterite and maths tutor from Lymm, Cheshire. He defeated No.8 Seed James Slater 92-60 in his quarter-final last Wednesday.
C2: No.5 Seed Annie "The Basildon Battler" Humphries (9 wins, 869 points.) A retired teacher from Basildon, Essex. She defeated No.4 Seed Elliott Mack 94-88 in her quarter-final yesterday.
DC: Susie Dent and Colin Murray.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: N S U E R O K E T
R02: P H I A E T F T L
R03: 25, 75, 10, 2, 5, 9. Target: 382.
TTT: ADULTCAME - "The adult came to the party in very stained clothing."
R04: V D O E I R N M U
R05: D G E I B A N U D
R06: 25, 2, 1, 5, 4, 10. Target: 432.
R07: Z S O I L E D A W
R08: L T J I U G A H I
R09: 25, 100, 10, 6, 4, 3. Target: 779.
TTT: MANTALADY - ""I was most definitely an 80's pop star", he said resolutely."
R10: S V L U C O E N T
R11: R C U E N I D O L
R12: T B P E U I S A M
R13: R T E A M I S E Q
R14: 100, 7, 3, 4, 5, 6. Target: 330.
R15: M U S I C B O A T (conundrum)


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Round 1: N S U E R O K E T

Stephen: TONSURE (7)
Annie: STONKER (7)
DC: KETONES (7) TUREENS (7)
OT: NETSUKE (7) NEUTERS (7) NUTROSE (7) OUTSEEN (7) RETUNES (7) TENURES (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 7)

Round 2: P H I A E T F T L

Stephen: TITLE (5)
Annie: PETAL (5)
DC: FLEAPIT (7)
OT: FLATTIE (7) HAPLITE (7)
Score: 12–12 (max 14)

Round 3: 25, 75, 10, 2, 5, 9. Target: 382.

Stephen: 382. (75 x 5) + 9 - 2 (10)
Annie: 382. (75 x 5) + 9 - 2 (10)
Score: 22–22 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: ADULTCAME -> MACULATED

Round 4: V D O E I R N M U

Stephen: overmind
Annie: MINDER (6)
DC: MOURNED (7) UNMOVED (7) RUINED (6)
OT: DRUMINE (7) MINORED (7) NEUROID (7) UNMIRED (7)
Score: 22–28 (max 31)

Round 5: D G E I B A N U D

Stephen: BEADING (7)
Annie: BEDDING (7)
DC: BANDIED (7) DAUBING (7)
OT: BUDDING (7) DAUDING (7) UNAIDED (7)
Score: 29–35 (max 38)

Round 6: 25, 2, 1, 5, 4, 10. Target: 432.

Stephen: 432. (25 - 1) x ((4 x 2) + 10) (10)
Annie: 430.
Score: 39–35 (max 48)

Colin talks about the longest winning run of matches, which was 555 matches by squash player Jahangir Khan.

Round 7: Z S O I L E D A W

Stephen: SLEAZOID (8)
Annie: SOILED (6)
Score: 47–35 (max 56)

Round 8: L T J I U G A H I

Stephen: ALIGHT (6)
Annie: ALIGHT (6)
OT: LITHIA (6)
Score: 53–41 (max 62)

Round 9: 25, 100, 10, 6, 4, 3. Target: 779.

Stephen: 779. ((10 - (6 / 3)) x 100) - 25 + 4 (10)
Annie: 780.
Score: 63–41 (max 72)

Teatime teaser: MANTALADY -> ADAMANTLY

Round 10: S V L U C O E N T

Stephen: CONVULSE (8)
Annie: SOLVENT (7)
DC: NOCTULES (8)
Score: 71–41 (max 80)

Round 11: R C U E N I D O L

Stephen: CLOUDIER (8)
Annie: includer - oh dear, that should've been allowed as INCLUDER (8) is fine... :oops: :oops: :oops:
DC: UNCOILED (8)
OT: NUCLEOID (8)
Score: 79–41 (max 88)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "assize" and "size".

Round 12: T B P E U I S A M

Stephen: BUMPIEST (8)
Annie: BUMPIEST (8)
DC: IMPUTES (7) BAPTISM (7)
Score: 87–49 (max 96)

Round 13: R T E A M I S E Q

Stephen: STEAMIER (8)
Annie: STEAMIER (8)
DC: EMIRATES (8)
OT: MATIERES (8)
Score: 95–57 (max 104)

Round 14: 100, 7, 3, 4, 5, 6. Target: 330.

Stephen: 330. (100 x 3) + (6 x 5) (10)
Annie: 330. (100 x 3) + (6 x 5) (10)
Score: 105–67 (max 114)

Round 15: M U S I C B O A T

Stephen buzzes on 2.25 seconds to say SUBATOMIC which is correct.
Final Score: 115–67 (max 124)

Statistics Corner

Stephen:
Total score - 115
Raw score - 115
Total % of max - 93
Raw % of max - 93
Total average score per round - 7.7
Raw average score per round - 7.7
Number of maxes - 13 :shock: :o 8-)

Annie:
Total score - 67
Raw score - 94
Total % of max - 54
Raw % of max - 76
Total average score per round - 4.5
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 7

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