Wednesday 19th August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 95)

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Wednesday 19th August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 95)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:13 am

The last of EIGHT consecutive days of Dr. Phil, we'll miss him as always. :D :D :D

Countdown recap for Wednesday 19 August 2020.

C1: Champion Ian Kay (1 win, 74 points.) A statistician for NHS England from Barnsley.
C2: Challenger Jonny Eccles. A man in the marketing business from Preston. He's a Manchester United fan, but when he was a kid, he played a final at Preston North End's ground, Deepdale, which ended in a draw.
DC: Susie Dent and Dr. Phil Hammond.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: D T E J Z A E V R
R02: P T O S E I R C U
R03: 6, 1, 10, 4, 2, 9. Target: 445.
TTT: VETERANDO - "The veteran decided to do up his house and restore it back to good repair."
R04: N S R A E W A C I
R05: P B O Y G U K E N
R06: 75, 6, 10, 4, 5, 2. Target: 476.
R07: S G I R D A N U T
R08: N I Q M T A U W E
R09: 9, 9, 3, 8, 8, 1. Target: 495.
TTT: FARMHOIST - "This will describe perfectly the shape of Britney's weapon."
R10: T P S F I A I M E
R11: L T O R L A G E L
R12: T V H O A R L I E
R13: M D I S R E M E F
R14: 100, 9, 2, 4, 6, 3. Target: 123.
R15: G U E S S D D I T (conundrum)


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Round 1: D T E J Z A E V R

Ian: DETER (5)
Jonny: RAVED (5)
DC: AVERTED (7) tazered
Score: 5–5 (max 7)

DC weren't AVERTED to the 7, but our contestants will make do with 5 for starters.

Round 2: P T O S E I R C U

Ian: TROUPES (7)
Jonny: POUTERS (7)
DC: CREPITUS (8) PICTURES (8)
OT: CITREOUS (8) OUTCRIES (8) PERSICOT (8) PORTICUS (8) POSTCURE (8) PRECIOUS (8)
Score: 12–12 (max 15)

Plenty of 8's here in this one.

CITREOUS means citron- or lemon-coloured; (more loosely) yellow or yellowish.
PERSICOT (or PERSICO) is a cordial prepared by macerating the kernels of peaches, apricots, almonds, etc., in spirits.
A PORTICUS is a formal entrance to a classical temple, church, or other building, consisting of columns at regular intervals supporting a roof often in the form of a pediment; a covered colonnade in this style.
POSTCURE is the process or an instance of postcuring plastic or a plastic article.

Round 3: 6, 1, 10, 4, 2, 9. Target: 445.

Ian: 445. ((9 + 2) x 10 x 4) + 6 - 1 (10)
Jonny: -
Score: 22–12 (max 25)

The statistician does good with the 6 small again. 8-)

Teatime teaser: VETERANDO -> RENOVATED

Round 4: N S R A E W A C I

Ian: WINCERS (7)
Jonny: CRANES (6)
DC: CANARIES (8)
OT: ACARINES (8)
Score: 29–12 (max 33)

Ian won't be a WINCER thanks to his 7 pulling him further clear.

An ACARINE is a small arachnid of the order Acari; a mite or tick.

Round 5: P B O Y G U K E N

Ian: BOGEY (5)
Jonny: BOGEY (5)
DC: POGEY (5) UNYOKE (6)
OT: BYGONE (6) PUNGEY (6)
Score: 34–17 (max 39)

Yuck.... :P :P :P

A PUNGEY (or PUNGY, PUNGIE or PUNGO) is a type of boat, especially a small keel schooner used in harvesting oysters.

Round 6: 75, 6, 10, 4, 5, 2. Target: 476.

Ian: 476. (6 x 75) + ((10 + 5) x 2) - 4 (10)
Jonny: 476. ((75 + 5) x 6) - 4 (10)
Score: 44–27 (max 49)

Dr. Phil talks about having a "natural" health service.

Round 7: S G I R D A N U T

Ian: tradings
Jonny: TRADING (7)
DC: DUSTING (7)
OT: UNITARDS (8)
Score: 44–34 (max 57)

No mass tradings for Ian, and the gap shrinks to 10 points....

A UNITARD is a tight-fitting one-piece garment of stretchable fabric which covers the body from the neck to the knees or feet.

Round 8: N I Q M T A U W E

Ian: MINUTE (6)
Jonny: QUAINT (6)
DC: INMATE (6)
OT: ANTIQUE (7) QUINATE (7)
Score: 50–40 (max 64)

Slightly surprised at DC missing ANTIQUE, but 6's are everywhere it seems.

A QUINATE is a salt or ester of quinic acid.

Round 9: 9, 9, 3, 8, 8, 1. Target: 495.

Ian: 494. (9 x 9 x (8 - 3 + 1)) + 8 (7)
Jonny: 494. Mistake in working.
RR: 495. ((8 x 8) - 9) x 9 (10)
Score: 57–40 (max 74)

Oh dear, Jonny messes up the numbers, and Ian pulls away once more...

Teatime teaser: FARMHOIST -> HASTIFORM

Round 10: T P S F I A I M E

Ian: MISFIT (6)
Jonny: PASTE (5)
DC: PASTIE (6) PASTIME (7)
OT: PIETISM (7)
Score: 63–40 (max 81)

And Ian is now in the 20+ zone thanks to MISFIT of all things!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

PIETISM is a pious sentiment, especially of an exaggerated or affected nature.

Round 11: L T O R L A G E L

Ian: TALLER (6)
Jonny: GLOATER (7)
DC: ALLEGRO (7) LEGATOR (7)
OT: REALLOT (7)
Score: 63–47 (max 88)

Hmmm, a late surge from Jonny, perhaps??

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "right as rain" and "bolt from the blue".

Round 12: T V H O A R L I E

Ian: HARLOT (6)
Jonny: LOATHER (7)
DC: VIOLATE (7) VIOLATER (8) LEVATOR (7)
OT: AEROLITH (8)
Score: 63–54 (max 96)

WOAH!! The comeback is most definitely on now :!: :!: :!:

An AEROLITH is a meteorite.

Round 13: M D I S R E M E F

Ian: DIMMER (6)
Jonny: SIMMERED (8)
OT: IMMERSED (8)
Score: 63–62 (max 104)

WOWSERS!!! Jonny certainly hasn't SIMMERED, and from absolutely nowhere, the gap has dramatically shrunk from 23 points to just a SINGLE POINT!!

Round 14: 100, 9, 2, 4, 6, 3. Target: 123.

Ian: 123. (3 x 9) - 4 + 100 (10)
Jonny: 123. (6 x 4) - 3 + 2 + 100 (10)
Score: 73–72 (max 114)

Well, that hasn't sorted a winner, so that'll be the job for the conundrum to sort out :!: ;) :) :D

Round 15: G U E S S D D I T

Jonny buzzes on 12.75 seconds to say DISGUSTED which is correct.
Final Score: 73–82 (max 124)

COMEBACK COMPLETE!!! He was never in the lead at any point until the very end, but Jonny has completed the ultimate steal, and took the win away from Ian to become the new champion!!

So, Jonny will be the new champion for tomorrow, will he last longer than his immediate predecessors, I wonder.... :?: :?: :?:

Statistics Corner

Ian:
Total score - 73
Raw score - 91
Total % of max - 59
Raw % of max - 73
Total average score per round - 4.9
Raw average score per round - 6.1
Number of maxes - 3

Jonny:
Total score - 82
Raw score - 93
Total % of max - 66
Raw % of max - 75
Total average score per round - 5.5
Raw average score per round - 6.2
Number of maxes - 5

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

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