Wednesday 2nd September 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 105)

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Wednesday 2nd September 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 105)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:01 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 2 September 2020.

C1: Champion Sam Cappleman-Lynes (5 wins, 599 points.) An Apteforumite and software developer from Rochdale.
C2: Challenger Mike Spencer. An accountant from Warrington. He runs a football coaching school for 2-5 year olds.
DC: Susie Dent and Dr. Linda Papadopoulos.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: C S T D I A I E H
R02: K R A M E V B A E
R03: 25, 75, 50, 4, 5, 7. Target: 930.
TTT: GNARLGREY - "The two men got together and formed a type of hat."
R04: O E S N W O D G A
R05: L C V T E A O S N
R06: 25, 8, 2, 4, 2, 3. Target: 749.
R07: R T S Y U E O D G
R08: S L I C E N T U S
R09: 75, 7, 1, 10, 3, 3. Target: 644.
TTT: PETROLCAN - "This poor chap has problems keeping his engine running."
R10: N H D O A R T I C
R11: D T Y M E O I L R
R12: A E N T D Z O F O
R13: P W B N I U A Q G
R14: 25, 6, 3, 9, 10, 5. Target: 278.
R15: F I R M S H E E N (conundrum)


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Round 1: C S T D I A I E H

Sam: CHASTE (6 - Rachel suggesting that the players chose this spelling rather than CHASED... :roll: :roll:, but Sam has now reassured me that he used this spelling, so who am I to judge :P :P )
Mike: CHASED (6)
DC: DITCHES (7) ACHIEST (7)
OT: ACIDISE (7) AITCHES (7) DEISTIC (7) DICIEST (7) DISTICH (7) SCATHED (7)
Score: 6–6 (max 7)

Round 2: K R A M E V B A E

Sam: BEAKER (6)
Mike: BEAVER (6)
DC: EMBARK (6)
OT: BEAMER (6) REBAKE (6) REMAKE (6)
Score: 12–12 (max 13)

Round 3: 25, 75, 50, 4, 5, 7. Target: 930.

Sam: 929. ((7 + 5) x 75) + 25 + 4 (7)
Mike: 929. ((7 + 5) x 75) + 25 + 4 (7)
RR: 930. ((75 x 50) - (25 + 5)) / 4 (10)
Score: 19–19 (max 23)

Teatime teaser: GNARLGREY -> GLENGARRY

Round 4: O E S N W O D G A

Sam: SWOONED (7)
Mike: SNOWED (6)
OT: GODOWNS (7) GOONDAS (7) NOODGES (7) SONDAGE (7)
Score: 26–19 (max 30)

Round 5: L C V T E A O S N

Sam: COVALENT (8)
Mike: LOCATES (7)
DC: LOAVES (6) covalents
OT: CENTAVOS (8) LACTONES (8)
Score: 34–19 (max 38)

Round 6: 25, 8, 2, 4, 2, 3. Target: 749.

Sam: 749. (((8 x 4) - 2) x 25) - (3 - 2) (10)
Mike: 748.
Score: 44–19 (max 48)

Dr. Linda talks about responding to threat and anxiety.

Round 7: R T S Y U E O D G

Sam: GROUSED (7)
Mike: GROUTED (7)
DC: DESTROY (7) ROUSTED (7) GREYOUTS (8 - now no longer in the dictionary by the time of broadcast)
Score: 51–26 (max 56)

Round 8: S L I C E N T U S

Sam: CUTLINES (8)
Mike: cutless
DC: SILENT (6) TUNICLES (8)
OT: ESCULINS (8) INCLUSES (8) LENTISCS (8) STENCILS (8) UTENSILS (8)
Score: 59–26 (max 64)

Round 9: 75, 7, 1, 10, 3, 3. Target: 644.

Sam: 644. (((75 x 3) - 10) x 3) - 1 (10)
Mike: 648.
Score: 69–26 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: PETROLCAN -> NARCOLEPT

Round 10: N H D O A R T I C

Sam: TORNADIC (8)
Mike: CHORD (5)
DC: CAROTID (7) CHARIOT (7)
OT: HADRONIC (8) RANCHITO (8)
Score: 77–26 (max 82)

Round 11: D T Y M E O I L R

Sam: troiled
Mike: TOILED (6)
DC: TIREDLY (7)
OT: MOTLIER (7) MYELOID (7)
Score: 77–32 (max 89)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "damask" and "damson".

Round 12: A E N T D Z O F O

Sam: ODONATE (7)
Mike: FOOTED (6)
Score: 84–32 (max 96)

Round 13: P W B N I U A Q G

Sam: PAWING (6)
Mike: GAIN (4)
OT: PINGAU (6)
Score: 90–32 (max 102)

Round 14: 25, 6, 3, 9, 10, 5. Target: 278.

Sam: 278. ((5 + 6) x 25) + 3 (10)
Mike: 278. (25 x 10) + (9 x 3) + 6 - 5 (10)
Score: 100–42 (max 112)

Round 15: F I R M S H E E N

Sam buzzes on 3 seconds to say FISHERMEN which is correct.
Final Score: 110–42 (max 122)

Statistics Corner

Sam:
Total score - 110
Raw score - 110
Total % of max - 90
Raw % of max - 90
Total average score per round - 7.3
Raw average score per round - 7.3
Number of maxes - 11 :)

Mike:
Total score - 42
Raw score - 84
Total % of max - 34
Raw % of max - 69
Total average score per round - 2.8
Raw average score per round - 5.6
Number of maxes - 2

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=82
CO:WY 2020 CANCELLED :cry: :cry: :cry:

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Re: Wednesday 2nd September 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 105)

Post by Sam Cappleman-Lynes » Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:15 pm

James Robinson wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:01 pm
DC: CHASTE (6 - Rachel suggesting that the players chose this spelling rather than CHASED... :roll: :roll: )
This was, in fact, the word I had written down :D

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