Tuesday 10 May 1983 (Series 2, Prelim 20)

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Tuesday 10 May 1983 (Series 2, Prelim 20)

Post by Mike Brown » Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:01 am

Countdown recap for Tuesday 10 May 1983 (Series 2, Prelim 20).

C1: Challenger Sue White.
C2: Champion Russell Byers (3 wins, 153 points.)
DC: Gyles Brandreth.
OT: Other words or solutions.

The first of hundreds of programmes to feature Gyles Brandreth in Dictionary Corner. A nation gasps.

R01: O U O P X S T E A
R02: N I N B O E S L E
R03: A E S P R C T U S
R04: 7, 25, 8, 2, 1, 8. Target: 956.
R05: G A C F N O A E J
R06: A E D V Z L E S I
R07: E P S A Z F I R T
R08: 50, 9, 3, 5, 7, 6. Target: 175.
R09: E A R L Y T C L N (conundrum)


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Enjoy the show.

Round 1: O U O P X S T E A

OT: SEXPOT (6)

Round 2: N I N B O E S L E

OT: BLENNIES (8) ENNOBLES (8)

Round 3: A E S P R C T U S

OT: CAPTURES (8) PASTURES (8) SCAUPERS (8)

Round 4: 7, 25, 8, 2, 1, 8. Target: 956.

OT: 957. (25+8)x(((8+7)x2)-1) (7)

Round 5: G A C F N O A E J

OT: CANOE (5) CONGA (5) GANJA (5) OCEAN (5)

Round 6: A E D V Z L E S I

OT: AEDILES (7)

Round 7: E P S A Z F I R T

OT: FAIREST (7) PARTIES (7) PASTIER (7) PIASTRE (7) PIRATES (7) PRATIES (7) TRAIPSE (7)

Round 8: 50, 9, 3, 5, 7, 6. Target: 175.

OT: 175. (50/(6/3))x7 (10)

Round 9: E A R L Y T C L N

The answer was CENTRALLY.
Score: 30–54 (max 68)

All words not in the COD7 have been excluded from this recap.

Further summaries are at:
http://www.apterous.org/cdb/series.php?series=2

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