Wednesday 20th November 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 102)

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Wednesday 20th November 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 102)

Post by James Robinson » Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:34 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 20 November 2019.

C1: Champion Paul Anderson (4 wins, 454 points.) An Apterite and full-time dad from Dublin, but originally from Limavady, County Londonderry.
C2: Challenger Nick Parden. A solicitor from Sheffield. He has swam with whale sharks, which he said was a terrifying experience.
DC: Susie Dent and Colin Murray.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: W N R U A E P O L
R02: T R N I E A I V C
R03: 100, 2, 9, 8, 3, 5. Target: 482.
TTT: DWEEBGLUE - "It sounds like this plant can blow its own trumpet."
R04: P S J T O E A W R
R05: M B M E U I T E F
R06: 25, 75, 9, 6, 7, 2. Target: 622.
R07: Y N T I O E R X A
R08: S G S T I E I P A
R09: 100, 1, 10, 2, 6, 1. Target: 454.
TTT: REDVELOUR - "He was going to wear his red velour trousers, but his wife was having none of it"
R10: G B K N O A U E H
R11: N T H A I O C L E
R12: R C S V I A O S I
R13: G T D O E I S E U
R14: 100, 75, 6, 3, 2, 9. Target: 964.
R15: C R E E P D I V E (conundrum)


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Round 1: W N R U A E P O L

Paul: PLEURON (7)
Nick: UNREAL (6)
DC: UNPOWER (7)
OT: APOLUNE (7) UNPOLAR (7)
Score: 7–0 (max 7)

Round 2: T R N I E A I V C

Paul: INACTIVE (8)
Nick: TRANCE (6)
DC: ACTIVE (6) INERTIA (7)
OT: NAVICERT (8)
Score: 15–0 (max 15)

Round 3: 100, 2, 9, 8, 3, 5. Target: 482.

Paul: 482. (5 x 100) - (9 x 2) (10)
Nick: 482. (5 x 100) - (9 x 2) (10)
Score: 25–10 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: DWEEBGLUE -> BUGLEWEED

Round 4: P S J T O E A W R

Paul: WATERS (6)
Nick: POSTER (6)
DC: POWERS (6) PROTEAS (7)
OT: ESPARTO (7) POSTWAR (7) PROJETS (7) SEAPORT (7)
Score: 31–16 (max 32)

Round 5: M B M E U I T E F

Paul: IMBUE (5)
Nick: TIME (4)
OT: BEFIT (5) EMMET (5) FEMME (5) FUMET (5) MUFTI (5)
Score: 36–16 (max 37)

Round 6: 25, 75, 9, 6, 7, 2. Target: 622.

Paul: 622. Mistake in working.
Nick: 623. ((75 + 25) x 6) + (2 x 7) + 9 (7)
RR: 622. ((25 x 75) - 9) / (6 / 2) (10)
Score: 36–23 (max 47)

Colin talks about the troubles with doing voice-overs with his Northern Irish accent.

Round 7: Y N T I O E R X A

Paul: RATION (6)
Nick: ENTRY (5)
DC: ORNATE (6)
OT: ANXIETY (7) NOTAIRE (7) OTARINE (7)
Score: 42–23 (max 54)

Round 8: S G S T I E I P A

Paul: PASTIES (7)
Nick: PASTIES (7)
DC: PIGSTIES (8)
Score: 49–30 (max 62)

Round 9: 100, 1, 10, 2, 6, 1. Target: 454.

Paul: -
Nick: 450. (100 / 2) x (10 - 1) (7)
RR: 454. ((((10 - 1) x 100) + 6) / 2) + 1 (10)
Score: 49–37 (max 72)

Teatime teaser: REDVELOUR -> OVERRULED

Round 10: G B K N O A U E H

Paul: ENOUGH (6)
Nick: HONK (4)
OT: NOHGAKU (7)
Score: 55–37 (max 79)

Round 11: N T H A I O C L E

Paul: ELATION (7)
Nick: ELATION (7)
DC: ETHICAL (7) CHATLINE (8) CHELATION (18)
OT: ETHANOLIC (18) NAHCOLITE (18)
Score: 62–44 (max 97)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of some slang terms for some professions.

Round 12: R C S V I A O S I

Paul: VICARS (6)
Nick: CRASS (5)
DC: ACROSS (6)
OT: OVISACS (7) RICASSO (7)
Score: 68–44 (max 104)

Round 13: G T D O E I S E U

Paul: OUTSIDE (7)
Nick: GUESTED (7)
DC: TEDIOUS (7) outgoes
OT: EGOTISED (8)
Score: 75–51 (max 112)

Round 14: 100, 75, 6, 3, 2, 9. Target: 964.

Paul: 964. (9 x 100) + 75 - (6 + 3 + 2) (10)
Nick: 964. (9 x 100) + 75 - (6 + 3 + 2) (10)
Score: 85–61 (max 122)

Round 15: C R E E P D I V E

Paul buzzes on 1.5 seconds to say PERCEIVED which is correct.
Final Score: 95–61 (max 132)

Statistics Corner

Paul:
Total score - 95
Raw score - 95
Total % of max - 72
Raw % of max - 72
Total average score per round - 6.3
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 6

Nick:
Total score - 61
Raw score - 91
Total % of max - 46
Raw % of max - 69
Total average score per round - 4.1
Raw average score per round - 6.1
Number of maxes - 2

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=81
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