Wednesday 20th January 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 13)

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Wednesday 20th January 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 13)

Post by James Robinson » Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:57 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 20 January 2021.

C1: Champion Will Blackman (1 win, 79 points.) From Holloway, Greater London.
C2: Challenger Gary Willerton. From Leeds. He likes wrestling and has done for over 20 years.
DC: Susie Dent and Prue Leith.
RR: Rachel Riley.
CM: Guest Host Colin Murray.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: K N W E A I P B D
R02: F U S H O E A L C
R03: 100, 8, 5, 4, 3, 2. Target: 587.
TTT: CARLYHAD - "Carly had a job as a house cleaner."
R04: G M N I O E I T R
R05: Q H Y L O I A D M
R06: 100, 9, 1, 4, 2, 7. Target: 715.
R07: S P R E U A T G O
R08: D T S I E O R W E
R09: 25, 2, 6, 1, 9, 9. Target: 103.
TTT: SAVEROSE - "Save Rose from being stranded abroad."
R10: D A L G I O C S I
R11: R T N E A O L E U
R12: B I O N P T E A F
R13: S L V O E I N R S
R14: 25, 10, 4, 1, 5, 7. Target: 107.
R15: P L A N S I G H S (conundrum)


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Round 1: K N W E A I P B D

Will: WINKED (6)
Gary: PAINED (6)
DC: ipad PINKED (6) BANKED (6)
OT: BEDPAN (6) KIDNAP (6) PAIKED (6) PANKED (6) PAWNED (6) WANKED (6)
Score: 6–6 (max 6)

Round 2: F U S H O E A L C

Will: LOACHES (7)
Gary: FLUSH (5)
DC: HEAL (4)
OT: ACELOUS (7) SOULACE (7)
Score: 13–6 (max 13)

Round 3: 100, 8, 5, 4, 3, 2. Target: 587.

Will: 587. ((4 + 2) x 100) - (8 + 5) (10)
Gary: 587. (2 x 3 x 100) - (8 + 5) (10)
Score: 23–16 (max 23)

Teatime teaser: CARLYHAD -> CHARLADY

Round 4: G M N I O E I T R

Will: RETIMING (8)
Gary: gromit
OT: GINORITE (8) MERITING (8) MORINITE (8)
Score: 31–16 (max 31)

Round 5: Q H Y L O I A D M

Will: HOLIDAY (7)
Gary: holiday (declared as 6)
DC: HOMILY (6)
OT: AMYLOID (7) HYALOID (7)
Score: 38–16 (max 38)

Round 6: 100, 9, 1, 4, 2, 7. Target: 715.

Will: 715. (100 x 7) + 9 + 4 + 2 (10)
Gary: 715. (100 x 7) + 9 + 4 + 2 (10)
Score: 48–26 (max 48)

Prue talks about how she survived the 7 week bubble whilst filming The Great British Bake-Off during lockdown.

Round 7: S P R E U A T G O

Will: OUTRAGES (8)
Gary: OPERAS (6)
DC: APTEROUS (8)
OT: SPROUTAGE (18)
Score: 56–26 (max 66)

Round 8: D T S I E O R W E

Will: WORDIEST (8)
Gary: STORIED (7)
DC: DESIRE (6) ROWDIEST (8) WEIRDOS (7)
OT: RESTOWED (8) ROWEITES (8) WEIRDEST (8)
Score: 64–26 (max 74)

Round 9: 25, 2, 6, 1, 9, 9. Target: 103.

Will: 103. (((9 - 1) / 2) x 25) + 9 - 6 (10)
Gary: 102.
Score: 74–26 (max 84)

Teatime teaser: SAVEROSE -> OVERSEAS

Round 10: D A L G I O C S I

Will: LOGIC (5)
Gary: GOALS (5)
DC: DIALOGIC (8) SOCIAL (6)
Score: 79–31 (max 92)

Round 11: R T N E A O L E U

Will: RENTAL (6)
Gary: NATURE (6)
DC: ANT (3) NEUTRAL (7) ETERNAL (7) OUTLEARN (8)
OT: ALEURONE (8)
Score: 85–37 (max 100)

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

Round 12: B I O N P T E A F

Will: PAINT (5)
Gary: POINT (5)
DC: NIOBATE (7)
Score: 90–42 (max 107)

Round 13: S L V O E I N R S

Will: OLIVES (6)
Gary: SOLVERS (7)
DC: IRONLESS (8) VERSIONS (8)
Score: 90–49 (max 115)

Round 14: 25, 10, 4, 1, 5, 7. Target: 107.

Will: 107. (25 x 4) + 7 (10)
Gary: 107. (25 x 4) + 7 (10)
Score: 100–59 (max 125)

Round 15: P L A N S I G H S

Will buzzes on 3.5 seconds to say SPLASHING which is correct.
Final Score: 110–59 (max 135)

Statistics Corner

Will:
Total score - 110
Raw score - 116
Total % of max - 81
Raw % of max - 86
Total average score per round - 7.3
Raw average score per round - 7.7
Number of maxes - 10 8-)

Gary:
Total score - 59
Raw score - 77
Total % of max - 44
Raw % of max - 57
Total average score per round - 3.9
Raw average score per round - 5.1
Number of maxes - 4

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=83
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