Thursday 28th January 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 19)

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Thursday 28th January 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 19)

Post by James Robinson » Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:14 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 28 January 2021.

C1: Champion James Cope (5 wins, 399 points.) A software support worker from near Beverley, East Yorkshire.
C2: Challenger Conor Morgan. From London. He's a member of a Plymouth Argyle F.C. fan forum.
DC: Susie Dent and Adrian Chiles.
RR: Rachel Riley.
CM: Guest Host Colin Murray.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: P X F A E O N I T
R02: D S N E U O D C R
R03: 50, 25, 6, 5, 9, 9. Target: 708.
TTT: THESAINT - "He didn't go marching in, he was a bit tentative."
R04: T S T E O A D V M
R05: B D N E A I W D E
R06: 75, 1, 10, 2, 8, 4. Target: 323.
R07: C R A S J N O E L
R08: M P L A I E G R A
R09: 75, 100, 10, 5, 6, 4. Target: 459.
TTT: SUEGREEN - "Sue Green is certainly not a woman of her word."
R10: M V S U E O S C I
R11: T L S H E I K A P
R12: R F T O I E B U P
R13: S R Z O E S I O N
R14: 1, 9, 9, 4, 7, 1. Target: 699.
R15: G E N E S Q U I Z (conundrum)


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Round 1: P X F A E O N I T

James: pantie
Conor: FIXATE (6)
DC: FAINT (5) PAINT (5) OPIATE (6)
OT: PONTIFEX (8)
Score: 0–6 (max 8)

Round 2: D S N E U O D C R

James: SUDDEN (6)
Conor: SOUNDED (7)
DC: SOURCED (7) SCOURED (7) ROUNDED (7)
OT: REDOUNDS (8) UNCORDED (8)
Score: 0–13 (max 16)

Round 3: 50, 25, 6, 5, 9, 9. Target: 708.

James: 709. ((5 + 9) x 50) + 9 (7)
Conor: 709. ((5 + 9) x 50) + 9 (7)
OT: 708. ((50 - 6) x (25 - 9)) + 9 - 5 (10)
Score: 7–20 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: THESAINT -> HESITANT

Round 4: T S T E O A D V M

James: TOASTED (7)
Conor: TOASTED (7)
DC: STOVED (6)
OT: STOMATE (7)
Score: 14–27 (max 33)

Round 5: B D N E A I W D E

James: WINDED (6)
Conor: WINDED (6)
DC: BANDIED (7) BINDWEED (8)
OT: WIDEBAND (8)
Score: 20–33 (max 41)

Round 6: 75, 1, 10, 2, 8, 4. Target: 323.

James: 323. Mistake in working.
Conor: 323. ((75 + 8) x 4) - 10 + 1 (10)
Score: 20–43 (max 51)

Adrian talks about how to make documentaries simple for the TV audience.

Round 7: C R A S J N O E L

James: LOANERS (7)
Conor: CLONERS (7)
DC: carosel CORNEAS (7) CAJOLES (7)
OT: CANOERS (7) COALERS (7) COARSEN (7) CORNEAL (7) CORNELS (7) ESCOLAR (7) LANCERS (7) ORACLES (7) RANCELS (7) RECOALS (7) RELOANS (7)
Score: 27–50 (max 58)

Round 8: M P L A I E G R A

James: grampa
Conor: GAMIER (6)
DC: GRIPE (5) RAMPAGE (7)
OT: ALAMIRE (7) ALMAGRE (7) EPIGRAM (7) GLAMPER (7) IMPALER (7) LAIRAGE (7) LEMPIRA (7) PALMIER (7) PAREMIA (7) PREMIAL (7) PRIAMEL (7) PRIMAGE (7) RAILAGE (7) REGALIA (7)
Score: 27–56 (max 65)

Round 9: 75, 100, 10, 5, 6, 4. Target: 459.

James: 459. (75 x 6) + 5 + 4 (10)
Conor: 459. (75 x 6) + 5 + 4 (10)
Score: 37–66 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: SUEGREEN -> RENEGUES

Round 10: M V S U E O S C I

James: MOVIES (6)
Conor: VOICES (6)
DC: VISCOUS (7) MISCUES (7)
OT: MUSICOS (7) OECIUMS (7) VISCOSE (7)
Score: 43–72 (max 82)

Round 11: T L S H E I K A P

James: PASTEL (6)
Conor: pilates
DC: APESHIT (7)
OT: HAPLITES (8)
Score: 49–72 (max 90)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "odd", as asked by our own c4cer Howie Myers. 8-)

Round 12: R F T O I E B U P

James: burpie
Conor: POUTER (6)
DC: POUTIER (7)
OT: FIREPOT (7) POUFIER (7)
Score: 49–78 (max 97)

Round 13: S R Z O E S I O N

James: EROSIONS (8)
Conor: EROSION (7)
DC: SNOOZIER (8)
OT: OZONISERS (18)
Score: 57–78 (max 115)

Round 14: 1, 9, 9, 4, 7, 1. Target: 699.

James: 700. (9 + 1) x (9 + 1) x 7 (7)
Conor: 700. (9 + 1) x (9 + 1) x 7 (7)
Score: 64–85 (max 122)

Round 15: G E N E S Q U I Z

Conor buzzes on 7.5 seconds to say SQUEEZING which is correct.
Final Score: 64–95 (max 132)

Statistics Corner

James:
Total score - 64
Raw score - 70
Total % of max - 48
Raw % of max - 53
Total average score per round - 4.3
Raw average score per round - 4.7
Number of maxes - 4

Conor:
Total score - 95
Raw score - 102
Total % of max - 72
Raw % of max - 77
Total average score per round - 6.3
Raw average score per round - 6.8
Number of maxes - 6

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