Friday 22nd January 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 15)

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Friday 22nd January 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 15)

Post by James Robinson » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:52 am

Countdown recap for Friday 22 January 2021.

C1: Champion James Cope (1 win, 79 points.) A piano player presumably from near Beverley, East Yorkshire.
C2: Challenger Hayley Scarrow. From Cambridgeshire. She has watched Countdown since the beginning, first watching with her grandad, now watching with her young baby.
DC: Susie Dent and Prue Leith.
RR: Rachel Riley.
CM: Guest Host Colin Murray.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T N M H A E O R D
R02: P U C F I S L E Y
R03: 75, 7, 8, 8, 10, 5. Target: 986.
TTT: HONEYPET - "It's not about the food, but it's a starter."
R04: F A C D O K G E N
R05: S L I A B D U E R
R06: 25, 6, 9, 1, 7, 7. Target: 797.
R07: W S M A O N I E V
R08: H O S L A P B U G
R09: 10, 1, 1, 3, 10, 4. Target: 918.
TTT: SADANGLE - "This strange-looking beast has got the hump."
R10: N E T R I N L A C
R11: M T D E O R D T E
R12: J A T P I S D O R
R13: L S N M E A O G U
R14: 75, 100, 4, 7, 10, 5. Target: 952.
R15: M E N I N D R A G (conundrum)


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Round 1: T N M H A E O R D

James: THRONED (7)
Hayley: tanner
DC: ANOTHER (7) MODERANT (8)
OT: NORMATED (8) THANEDOM (8)
Score: 7–0 (max 8)

Round 2: P U C F I S L E Y

James: CLUES (5)
Hayley: SPLICE (6)
DC: SPECIFY (7)
OT: CLYPEUS (7) FULYIES (7) SPICULE (7)
Score: 7–6 (max 15)

Round 3: 75, 7, 8, 8, 10, 5. Target: 986.

James: 983.
Hayley: 984. ((8 + 5) x 75) + 10 - 8 + 7 (7)
RR: 986. ((8 + 5) x 75) + 8 - 7 + 10 (10)
Score: 7–13 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: HONEYPET -> NEOPHYTE

Round 4: F A C D O K G E N

James: CONKED (6)
Hayley: FACED (5)
DC: DOGFACE (7)
OT: CONGAED (7) DECAGON (7) DOCKAGE (7)
Score: 13–13 (max 32)

Round 5: S L I A B D U E R

James: REDIALS (7)
Hayley: BUILDERS (8)
DC: DISABLER (8) DURABLES (8) RESIDUAL (8)
OT: AUDIBLES (8) BEDRAILS (8) BULERIAS (8) RAILBEDS (8) REBUILDS (8) SUBEDARI (8)
Score: 13–21 (max 40)

Round 6: 25, 6, 9, 1, 7, 7. Target: 797.

James: 796. Mistake in working.
Hayley: -
RR: 797. ((((25 - 9) x 7) + 1) x 7) + 6 (10)
Score: 13–21 (max 50)

Prue talks about her daughter who she adopted from Cambodia.

Round 7: W S M A O N I E V

James: WOMANISE (8)
Hayley: womens
DC: WOMEN (5)
Score: 21–21 (max 58)

Round 8: H O S L A P B U G

James: gauls
Hayley: BLUSH (5)
DC: PLOUGHS (7) GOULASH (7)
Score: 21–26 (max 65)

Round 9: 10, 1, 1, 3, 10, 4. Target: 918.

James: 920. Mistake in working.
Hayley: 900.
RR: 920. (7)
OT: 920. (((1 + 1) x 10) + 3) x 4 x 10 (7)
Score: 21–26 (max 72)

Teatime teaser: SADANGLE -> SELADANG

Round 10: N E T R I N L A C

James: LATRINE (7)
Hayley: LINEN (5)
DC: CLARINET (8) INTERNAL (8)
Score: 28–26 (max 80)

Round 11: M T D E O R D T E

James: -
Hayley: METRED (6)
DC: REMOTED (7)
OT: DEMOTED (7) MODETTE (7) TETRODE (7)
Score: 28–32 (max 87)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "rake", "fop", "cad" and "dandy".

Round 12: J A T P I S D O R

James: PASTOR (6)
Hayley: STRAP (5)
DC: PAROTIDS (8)
OT: PARODIST (8)
Score: 34–32 (max 95)

Round 13: L S N M E A O G U

James: LANGUES (7)
Hayley: MANGLES (7)
OT: ANGULOSE (8) LANGSOME (8) MELANOUS (8) MOULAGES (8)
Score: 41–39 (max 103)

Round 14: 75, 100, 4, 7, 10, 5. Target: 952.

James: 953. ((100 - 5) x 10) + 7 - 4 (7)
Hayley: 965. (She then quickly said 955, but after Colin asked if she had written it down, she said she hadn't, so Colin disallowed it.)
CM!: 952. (100 x 10) - 75 + (4 x 5) + 7 (10)
Score: 48–39 (max 113)

Round 15: M E N I N D R A G

Hayley buzzes on 3.25 seconds to say MEANDERING which is incorrect.
James buzzes on 6.75 seconds to say DREAMING which is incorrect.
The answer was REMANDING.
Final Score: 48–39 (max 123)

Statistics Corner

James:
Total score - 48
Raw score - 67
Total % of max - 39
Raw % of max - 54
Total average score per round - 3.2
Raw average score per round - 4.5
Number of maxes - 1

Hayley:
Total score - 39
Raw score - 54
Total % of max - 32
Raw % of max - 44
Total average score per round - 2.6
Raw average score per round - 3.6
Number of maxes - 1

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