Wednesday 3 November 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 92)

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Wednesday 3 November 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 92)

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Annedown XCI and this episode has no subtitles on All4.

Countdown recap for Wednesday 03 November 2021.

On this day, a dog called Laika was the first one to go into space. Anne seems to be under the impression that the dog survived until corrected by Rachel.

C1: Champion Jamie Brown (1 win, 92 points.) Bosses around volunteers for a living. From Exeter.
C2: Challenger Roddie Bell. From East Lothian. Works for a funeral company as a driver.
DC: Susie Dent and Ben Mcintyre.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: G T E O A S D N O
R02: L S A I L M T O A
R03: 50, 25, 7, 10, 7, 8. Target: 797.
TTT: CLOSEPIP - "It sounds like a tool your father might use, but it's a lolly."
R04: N O P A N S A C I
R05: S L T U E E M R D
R06: 100, 10, 8, 3, 10, 8. Target: 388.
R07: M D S I A O E T N
R08: R G S U I O L I R
R09: 25, 7, 3, 7, 10, 5. Target: 184.
TTT: FILLSUPA - "Jack fills up a bucket several times."
R10: E N T D N E A R O
R11: D E L A R M T I O
R12: E A R T W D R O E
R13: P T Q S E U E O P
R14: 75, 6, 3, 7, 4, 10. Target: 673.
R15: H E R D P L A I N (conundrum)


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Round 1: G T E O A S D N O

Jamie: DONATES (7)
Roddie: DONATES (7)
DC: ODONATES (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8, jos 8)
Darren-o-meter: 1/1 (100%)

O+DONATES = ODONATES.

Round 2: L S A I L M T O A

Jamie: MAILS (5)
Roddie: SLALOM (6)
DC: ALMOST (6) LLAMAS (6) SOLATIA (7)
OT: MAILLOTS (8)
Score: 7–13 (max 16, jos 15)
Darren-o-meter: 2/2 (100%)

Roddie takes an early lead.

Round 3: 50, 25, 7, 10, 7, 8. Target: 797.

Jamie: 795. (8 + 7) × 50 + 10 × 7 − 25​ (7)
Roddie: 799. (not written down) (50 + 25) × 10 + 7 × 8 − 7​ (7)
RR: 797. (after ads) (25 × 7 − 50 − 10) × 7 − 8​ (10)
Score: 14–20 (max 26, jos 25)

Despite being not written down, Roddie is asked for his solution second.

Teatime teaser: CLOSEPIP -> POPSICLE

Roddie tells us more about his family.

Round 4: N O P A N S A C I

Jamie: PANICS (6)
Roddie: CAPONS (6)
DC: CASINO (6)
OT: CANIONS (7) PAISANO (7) PANINOS (7) PANISCA (7) SAPONIN (7)
Score: 20–26 (max 33, jos 31)
Darren-o-meter: 2/3 (67%)

DC misses all the sevens.

Round 5: S L T U E E M R D

Jamie: MUSTERED (8)
Roddie: RUSTLED (7)
DC: RESULTED (8) DEMUREST (8)
OT: DELUSTRE (8)
Score: 28–26 (max 41, jos 39)
Darren-o-meter: 2/4 (50%)

Jamie's eight gives him the lead.

Roddie says his uncle and their wife was a spy in the late 50s and early 60s, so Ben expands on Roddie's family history for him.

Round 6: 100, 10, 8, 3, 10, 8. Target: 388.

Jamie: 388. 3 × 100 + 8 × 10 + 8​ (10)
Roddie: 388. 3 × 100 + 8 × 10 + 8​ (10)
Score: 38–36 (max 51, jos 49)

Not quite Ariana, but easy enough for both contestants.

Ben, who delivered a mini-anecdote a minute ago, gets to deliver another one, about a Mrs Burton of Oxfordshire who was a Commie Spy.

Round 7: M D S I A O E T N

Jamie: DETAINS (7)
Roddie: DOMINATES (18)
DC: ATOMISED (8) SAINTDOM (8)
OT: ADEMONIST (18) DEMONIAST (18) STAMINODE (18)
Score: 38–54 (max 69, jos 67)
Darren-o-meter: 2/5 (40%)

Roddie takes the lead with a nine, and has a big lead to go with it.

Round 8: R G S U I O L I R

Jamie: GIRLS (5)
Roddie: RIGOURS (7)
Score: 38–61 (max 76, jos 74)
Darren-o-meter: 3/6 (50%)

A lovely bit of darrenage gives Roddie an extension to his lead.

Round 9: 25, 7, 3, 7, 10, 5. Target: 184.

Jamie: 184. 25 × 7 + 10 − (5 − (7 − 3)) (10)
Roddie: 184. (25 − 7) × 10 + 7 − 3 (10)
Score: 48–71 (max 86, jos 84)

Easy enough for both.

Teatime teaser: FILLSUPA -> PAILFULS

Round 10: E N T D N E A R O

Jamie: donater
Roddie: donater
DC: NEONATE (7) ENDNOTE (7)
OT: ANTERNE (7) ENTERON (7) NORATED (7) NORTENA (7) ORNATED (7) RONDENA (7) TENONED (7) TENONER (7)
Score: 48–71 (max 93, jos 91)
Darren-o-meter: 3/7 (43%)

It's actually spelt -OR, so both contestants get nul points.

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

Jamie: MORALE (6)
Roddie: TRAILED (7)
DC: MEDLAR(?) (6) MEDIATOR (8) TAILORED (8)
OT: IDOLATER (8)
Score: 48–78 (max 101, jos 99)
Darren-o-meter: 3/8 (38%)

Something about fruit from Ben for six, but it's not worth looking up. Anyway, Roddie now leads by 30 and Jamie is running out of time to rectify that.

OOW More food terms from Susie.

Round 12: E A R T W D R O E

Jamie: WATERED (7)
Roddie: TOWERED (7)
DC: REWROTE (7) REDWATER (8)
Score: 55–85 (max 109, jos 107)
Darren-o-meter: 4/9 (44%)

Sevens for both contestants with DC seeing the darren.

Round 13: P T Q S E U E O P

Jamie: TOQUES (6)
Roddie: QUOTES (6)
DC: TOUPEES (7)
OT: POUPEES (7) QUOTEES (7)
Score: 61–91 (max 116, jos 114)
Darren-o-meter: 4/10 (40%)

And there we go. Roddie gets himself across the line.

Round 14: 75, 6, 3, 7, 4, 10. Target: 673.

Jamie: 672.
Roddie: 673. (6 + 3) × 75 − (10 + 4) ÷ 7​ (10)
Score: 61–101 (max 126, jos 124)

Roddie extends his lead now to 40 points, which flatters him a touch... but he's got himself over the 100 mark.

Round 15: H E R D P L A I N

Roddie buzzes on 2 seconds to say PHILANDER which is correct.
Final Score: 61–111 (max 136, jos 134)

And make that 111 as Roddie takes the conundrum.


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