Tuesday 28th April 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 84)

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Tuesday 28th April 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 84)

Post by James Robinson » Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:43 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 28 April 2020.

C1: Champion David Kempshall (4 wins, 361 points.) A marketing director from Stafford.
C2: Challenger Lee Price. A finance operations team leader for an insurance company from Liverpool. He used to take ballroom and Latin dance classes, before he became a dad to his kids.
DC: Susie Dent and Fern Britton.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R D E I N S O E A
R02: H D N I O U T V E
R03: 75, 8, 2, 1, 1, 5. Target: 353.
TTT: POUNDCLUE - "The two train carriages were no longer in a relationship."
R04: R K S A O I H C M
R05: R X E A S Q O T L
R06: 100, 2, 8, 6, 9, 1. Target: 212.
R07: R E C N D A U T I
R08: F N M O E A L G O
R09: 25, 3, 10, 8, 8, 5. Target: 877.
TTT: GIRLLUNGE - "The girl made a lunge for the line at the end of an exhausting half-marathon."
R10: S V R I A E F C B
R11: G T A O N W I S L
R12: D T N S E A O L D
R13: Z T E E Y P E J B
R14: 50, 75, 100, 25, 5, 7. Target: 239.
R15: D O T H I S S E D (conundrum)


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Round 1: R D E I N S O E A

David: SANDIER (7)
Lee: ENDORSE (7)
DC: ANEROIDS (8) NEARSIDE (8)
OT: ANODISER (8) ARSENIDE (8) ORDINEES (8) REASONED (8) SIDEREAN (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

5 vowels to start the day, and both players get 7's, whilst there are many 8's to find.

An ARSENIDE is a binary compound of arsenic with a metallic element.
An ORDINEE is a newly ordained deacon, or a candidate for ordination to the priesthood.
SIDEREAN is an alternative to SIDEREAL, an adjective meaning of or with respect to the distant stars (i.e. the constellations or fixed stars, not the sun or planets).

Round 2: H D N I O U T V E

David: HUNTED (6)
Lee: VOTED (5)
DC: DEVOUT (6) HIDEOUT (7)
OT: OUTVIED (7)
Score: 13–7 (max 15)

David HUNTED down that 6 to take the lead.

To OUTVIE is to outdo in competition or rivalry.

Round 3: 75, 8, 2, 1, 1, 5. Target: 353.

David: 351. Mistake in working.
Lee: -
RR: 353. ((75 - (8 / 2)) x 5) - 1 - 1 (10)
Score: 13–7 (max 25)

Oh dear, while Lee blanks, David messes up, leaving Rachel in the clear.

Teatime teaser: POUNDCLUE -> UNCOUPLED

Round 4: R K S A O I H C M

David: CHASM (5)
Lee: CHAIRS (6)
DC: CHOIRS (6) SHAMROCK (8)
OT: KACHORIS (8)
Score: 13–13 (max 33)

Lee levels up with his CHAIRS, but DC seem to have the luck of the Irish with their SHAMROCK.

In Indian cooking, a KACHORI is a puri stuffed with spiced lentils, potato, or beans.

Round 5: R X E A S Q O T L

David: EXTRAS (6)
Lee: EXALTS (6)
DC: exaltors
OT: OESTRAL (7) OLESTRA (7)
Score: 19–19 (max 40)

EX marks the spot there, but there are a couple of 7's hidden away.

OESTRAL (or OESTROUS or OESTRUS) means a recurring period of sexual receptivity and fertility in many female mammals.
OLESTRA is a synthetic compound used as a calorie-free substitute for fat in various foods because of its ability to pass through the body without being absorbed. It is a polyester derived from sucrose.

Round 6: 100, 2, 8, 6, 9, 1. Target: 212.

David: 212. (100 + 6) x 2 (10)
Lee: 212. (100 + 6) x 2 (10)
Score: 29–29 (max 50)

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Fern talks about interviewing Hollywood stars on This Morning, including Lauren Bacall, Goldie Hawn and Patrick Duffy.

Round 7: R E C N D A U T I

David: CERTAIN (7)
Lee: TRANCED (7)
DC: TRADUCE (7) CENTAUR (7) CURTAINED (18)
Score: 36–36 (max 68)

DC get a great 9, but the scores remain level here...

Round 8: F N M O E A L G O

David: FLAGMEN (7)
Lee: GLEAM (5)
DC: MONOLEAF (8)
Score: 43–36 (max 76)

A top spot by David sees him regain his lead, whilst DC turn over a new leaf with a darrenic 8. 8-)

Round 9: 25, 3, 10, 8, 8, 5. Target: 877.

David: 876. ((10 - 3) x 5 x 25) + (8 / 8) (7)
Lee: -
RR: 877. ((((25 + 8) x 3) + 10) x 8) + 5 (10)
Score: 50–36 (max 86)

David doubles his advantage with his one, as Rachel stuns us all with a fantastic solve. 8-) 8-)

Teatime teaser: GIRLLUNGE -> GRUELLING

Round 10: S V R I A E F C B

David: FABRICS (7)
Lee: CRAVES (6)
DC: sacrifice ASCRIBE (7) FIACRES (7)
OT: BIFACES (7) CARBIES (7) SCARFIE (7) VARICES (7) VISCERA (7)
Score: 57–36 (max 93)

7's aplenty again, but Lee can't find one, leaving David in pole position for the win now....

A BIFACE is a type of prehistoric stone implement flaked on both faces.
A CARBIE is an Australian/New Zealand term for a carburettor.
A SCARFIE is an informal term for a student at the University of Otago, New Zealand.
In medicine, a VARIX (plural VARICES) is a varicose vein, and in zoology, it's each of the ridges on the shell of a gastropod mollusc, marking a former position of the aperture.
A VISCUS (plural VISCERA) is the internal organs in the main cavities of the body, especially those in the abdomen, e.g. the intestines.

Round 11: G T A O N W I S L

David: LASTING (7)
Lee: WASTING (7)
DC: STOWING (7) AGONIST (7)
OT: ANTILOGS (8) LINGTOWS (8)
Score: 64–43 (max 101)

Loads of 7 -ING words, but no-one spots the 8's around.

An ANTILOG (or ANTILOGARITHM) is the number of which a given number is the logarithm.
A LINGTOW is a Scottish term for a coil of rope worn over the shoulder by smugglers.

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of words which have a connection with Jesse James.

Round 12: D T N S E A O L D

David: DONATES (7)
Lee: DONATES (7)
DC: STONED (6) SLANTED (7) TODDLES (7) NODDLES (7)
OT: ANTODES (7) DALTONS (7) DANDLES (7) DENTALS (7) DONATED (7) ETALONS (7) ONSTEAD (7) SANDLOT (7) STADDLE (7) TALONED (7)
Score: 71–50 (max 108)

Flatness all around.... :P :P :P

In ancient Greek comedy, an ANTODE is an ode sung in response to another, forming part of the parabasis.
A DALTON is a unit used in expressing the molecular weight of proteins, equivalent to atomic mass unit.
To DANDLE is to move a baby or young child up and down in a playful or affectionate way.
A SANDLOT is a piece of unoccupied land used by children for games.
A STADDLE is a platform or framework supporting a stack or rick.

Round 13: Z T E E Y P E J B

David: BEET (4)
Lee: TYPE (4)
DC: JEEP (4) JEEZE (5)
OT: JETEE (5) TEPEE (5)
Score: 75–54 (max 113)

Crikey, that's a nasty round is ever there was one, but it'll do for David who crosses the line for win #5.

A JETEE (or JITI or CHITI or JETTEE) is a climbing shrub, Marsdenia tenacissima (family Asclepiadaceae), native to hilly regions of north-eastern India and other parts of South and South-East Asia.
A TEPEE (or TEEPEE or TIPI) is a portable conical tent made of skins, cloth, or canvas on a frame of poles, used by North American Indians of the Plains and Great Lakes regions.

Round 14: 50, 75, 100, 25, 5, 7. Target: 239.

David: 238.
Lee: 239. (50 x 5) - ((100 / 25) + 7) (10)
Score: 75–64 (max 123)

A nice 4 large to mix it up a bit, but it works for Lee who gets a nice 10 points for his score...., will he cruelly lose by just 1 point now.... :?: :?: :?:

Round 15: D O T H I S S E D

No one buzzes. The answer was SHODDIEST.
Final Score: 75–64 (max 133)

Well, no, he doesn't, as neither player can spot the conundrum. So, David has 5 wins, and is now the highest ranked player who isn't an octochamp, although how long this series is going to last in anyone's guess at this moment in time.....

Can he become an octochamp on May Day...., stay tuned to find out :!: :!: :!: ;) :) :D

Statistics Corner

David:
Total score - 75
Raw score - 87
Total % of max - 56
Raw % of max - 65
Total average score per round - 5.0
Raw average score per round - 5.8
Number of maxes - 3

Lee:
Total score - 64
Raw score - 80
Total % of max - 48
Raw % of max - 60
Total average score per round - 4.3
Raw average score per round - 5.3
Number of maxes - 3

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=82
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