Thursday 14th January 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 9)

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Thursday 14th January 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 9)

Post by James Robinson » Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:57 pm

Will James become our first octochamp of the series, I wonder.... :?: :?: :?:

And we also welcome Key Equity Release as the new show sponsor. 8-) 8-) 8-)

Countdown recap for Thursday 14 January 2021.

C1: Champion James Burley (7 wins, 726 points.) A general classroom teacher from Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.
C2: Challenger Russ Evans. A bookmaker from Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
DC: Susie Dent and Richard Arnold.
RR: Rachel Riley.
CM: Guest Host Colin Murray.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: H T N E I U P E W
R02: D A L O R T B E D
R03: 25, 75, 50, 10, 9, 7. Target: 130.
TTT: RANSTAGE - "These songbirds sounds older than 12."
R04: L I G O S Y A R N
R05: L S D E U A N R O
R06: 25, 6, 9, 8, 10, 1. Target: 982.
R07: G P V I E A C I N
R08: R T O E S I D T A
R09: 25, 75, 4, 4, 1, 6. Target: 786.
TTT: SAVEGLEN - "Reading these might save Glen from damnation."
R10: H R C O E U S N O
R11: K N L A I E F R T
R12: X S A O G R E S N
R13: P M V I E O T R A
R14: 5, 1, 7, 3, 10, 2. Target: 786.
R15: P L E A N I X E D (conundrum)


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Round 1: H T N E I U P E W

James: WHITEN (6)
Russ: WHITEN (6)
OT: NEPHEW (6) PEEWIT (6) PETUNE (6) THEINE (6) UNWEPT (6)
Score: 6–6 (max 6)

Round 2: D A L O R T B E D

James: LEOTARD (7)
Russ: ABORTED (7)
OT: DEADBOLT (8)
Score: 13–13 (max 14)

Round 3: 25, 75, 50, 10, 9, 7. Target: 130.

James: 128.
Russ: 131. 75 + 25 + 50 - 10 - 9 (7)
RR: 130. (75 - 10) x (50 / 25) (10)
Score: 13–20 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: RANSTAGE -> TANAGERS

Round 4: L I G O S Y A R N

James: rangolis
Russ: roaling
DC: RANGOLI (7) SOARINGLY (18)
Score: 13–20 (max 42)

Round 5: L S D E U A N R O

James: ROULADES (8)
Russ: SLANDER (7)
DC: EUROLANDS (18)
OT: UNLOADERS (18)
Score: 21–20 (max 60)

Round 6: 25, 6, 9, 8, 10, 1. Target: 982.

James: 984. (((8 x 6) - 9) x 25) + 10 - 1 (7)
Russ: -
RR: 982. ((25 - (8 - 1)) x 6 x 9) + 10 (10)
Score: 28–20 (max 70)

Richard talks about his love of Lego, which he has been playing with regularly during lockdown.

Round 7: G P V I E A C I N

James: PIECING (7)
Russ: peaving
DC: PEACING (7)
OT: VICINAGE (8)
Score: 35–20 (max 78)

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

James: ASTEROID (8)
Russ: ROASTED (7)
DC: TOASTED (7) STORIATED (18)
Score: 43–20 (max 96)

Round 9: 25, 75, 4, 4, 1, 6. Target: 786.

James: 789. ((75 + 4) x (6 + 4)) - 1 (7)
Russ: 789. ((75 + 4) x (6 + 4)) - 1 (7)
RR: 786. ((25 + 75 - 1) x (4 + 4)) - 6 (10)
Score: 50–27 (max 106)

Teatime teaser: SAVEGLEN -> EVANGELS

Round 10: H R C O E U S N O

James: CHOOSER (7)
Russ: cooners
OT: CORNEOUS (8) OCHREOUS (8) SCHOONER (8)
Score: 57–27 (max 114)

Round 11: K N L A I E F R T

James: INFLATE (7)
Russ: FLANKER (7)
DC: INFLATER (8) FLAKIER (7) FANLIKE (7)
Score: 64–34 (max 122)

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

Round 12: X S A O G R E S N

James: ORANGES (7)
Russ: SANGERS (7)
OT: SEXAGONS (8)
Score: 71–41 (max 130)

Round 13: P M V I E O T R A

James: IMPROVE (7)
Russ: VAMPIRE (7)
OT: EMPORIA (7) OVERAMP (7) OVERTIP (7) PIVOTER (7) PRIMATE (7) PRIVATE (7) PTEROMA (7) REVOMIT (7) VAMPIER (7) VOMITER (7)
Score: 78–48 (max 137)

Round 14: 5, 1, 7, 3, 10, 2. Target: 786.

James: 780. ((7 x 5) + 3 + 1) x 2 x 10 (5)
Russ: 799.
RR: 785. (7)
OT: 785. (((7 + 1) x 2 x 10) - 3) x 5 (7)
Score: 83–48 (max 144)

Round 15: P L E A N I X E D

James buzzes on 1.75 seconds to say EXPLAINED which is correct.
Final Score: 93–48 (max 154)

So, as Colin prophesised at the start, we have our first octochamp of the new series, and with 819 points to his total, James Burley is obviously the #1 seed for now. ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

Statistics Corner

James:
Total score - 93
Raw score - 100
Total % of max - 60
Raw % of max - 65
Total average score per round - 6.2
Raw average score per round - 6.7
Number of maxes - 3

Russ:
Total score - 48
Raw score - 62
Total % of max - 31
Raw % of max - 40
Total average score per round - 3.2
Raw average score per round - 4.1
Number of maxes - 2

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