Tuesday 26th January 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 17)

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Tuesday 26th January 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 17)

Post by James Robinson » Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:07 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 26 January 2021.

C1: Champion James Cope (3 wins, 208 points.) A software support worker from near Beverley, East Yorkshire.
C2: Challenger Martyn Pegram. From Gosport, Hampshire. He loves darts and is a decent darts player himself, having played county darts. His favourite darts player is Tony "Silverback" O'Shea.
DC: Susie Dent and Prue Leith.
RR: Rachel Riley.
CM: Guest Host Colin Murray.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: M B D E I L T A O
R02: N R P U E A C G I
R03: 25, 50, 2, 4, 8, 6. Target: 411.
TTT: SOAPLADY - "Spends lots of money on excess baggage, perhaps?"
R04: S F R Y E O A L M
R05: H S G U I L O E N
R06: 100, 8, 5, 8, 10, 2. Target: 347.
R07: W P T M A I N R E
R08: S V F O I E S W T
R09: 75, 50, 9, 3, 1, 5. Target: 700.
TTT: CATCOAST - "Depressed, but not for very long."
R10: A O U R N S J B I
R11: M H T E I O G R N
R12: A E O K X D P R G
R13: A I E D S T C R N
R14: 6, 1, 10, 4, 8, 5. Target: 858.
R15: I N T O M A N I A (conundrum)


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Round 1: M B D E I L T A O

James: BLOATED (7)
Martyn: BLOATED (7)
DC: ADMOBILE (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

Round 2: N R P U E A C G I

James: creaping
Martyn: RACING (6)
DC: CAPERING (8)
OT: PANURGIC (8) REPACING (8)
Score: 7–13 (max 16)

Round 3: 25, 50, 2, 4, 8, 6. Target: 411.

James: 412. (50 x 8) + 4 + 6 + 2 (7)
Martyn: 410. (50 x 8) + 4 + 6 (7)
RR: 411. (50 x 2 x 4) + 25 - 8 - 6 (10)
Score: 14–20 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: SOAPLADY -> PAYLOADS

Round 4: S F R Y E O A L M

James: LOAFERS (7)
Martyn: MAYORS (6)
DC: FRY (3) FORMALS (7)
OT: AMYLOSE (7) FEMORAL (7) FLAMERS (7) FLAYERS (7) MARLEYS (7) MARLOES (7) OYAMELS (7) RAMFLES (7) RAMOLES (7)
Score: 21–20 (max 33)

Round 5: H S G U I L O E N

James: HOUSING (7)
Martyn: HOUSING (7)
DC: HOUSELING (18)
Score: 28–27 (max 51)

Round 6: 100, 8, 5, 8, 10, 2. Target: 347.

James: 350. (((8 / 8) + 2) x 100) + (5 x 10) (7)
Martyn: 350. Mistake in working.
RR: 347. ((8 / 2) x (100 - 10)) - 8 - 5 (10)
Score: 35–27 (max 61)

Prue talks about moving into a new house after nearly 45 years of living in her current house.

Round 7: W P T M A I N R E

James: PAINTER (7)
Martyn: PAINTER (7)
DC: WARTIME (7) REPAINT (7) MINARET (7)
OT: EMPTAIN (7) MERANTI (7) NAPTIME (7) PERTAIN (7) PRIMATE (7) RAIMENT (7) TAWNIER (7) TINWARE (7) WIREMAN (7) WIRETAP (7)
Score: 42–34 (max 68)

Round 8: S V F O I E S W T

James: WISEST (6)
Martyn: VIEWS (5)
DC: SOFTIES (7) SOVIETS (7)
OT: STOVIES (7) SWIVETS (7)
Score: 48–34 (max 75)

Round 9: 75, 50, 9, 3, 1, 5. Target: 700.

James: 700. (9 + 5) x 50 (10)
Martyn: 700. (75 - 5) x (9 + 1) (10)
Score: 58–44 (max 85)

Teatime teaser: CATCOAST -> STACCATO

Round 10: A O U R N S J B I

James: abjoins
Martyn: BRAINS (6)
DC: JUNIORS (7) BANJOS (6)
OT: JABRONIS (8)
Score: 58–50 (max 93)

Round 11: M H T E I O G R N

James: MOTHERING (18)
Martyn: REHOMING (8)
Score: 76–50 (max 111)

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

Round 12: A E O K X D P R G

James: GROPED (6)
Martyn: PARKED (6)
DC: GEOPARK (7)
Score: 82–56 (max 118)

Round 13: A I E D S T C R N

James: CRETINS (7)
Martyn: candiest
DC: CANDIES (7) DICENTRAS (18)
Score: 89–56 (max 136)

Round 14: 6, 1, 10, 4, 8, 5. Target: 858.

James: -
Martyn: -
RR: 858. (8 + 5) x (10 + 1) x 6 (10)
Score: 89–56 (max 146)

Round 15: I N T O M A N I A

Martyn buzzes on 3.5 seconds to say ANIMATION which is correct.
Final Score: 89–66 (max 156)

Statistics Corner

James:
Total score - 89
Raw score - 89
Total % of max - 57
Raw % of max - 57
Total average score per round - 5.9
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 4

Martyn:
Total score - 66
Raw score - 85
Total % of max - 42
Raw % of max - 54
Total average score per round - 4.4
Raw average score per round - 5.7
Number of maxes - 3

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