Friday 29th January 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 20)

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Friday 29th January 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 20)

Post by James Robinson » Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:53 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 29 January 2021.

C1: Champion Conor Morgan (1 win, 95 points.) A teacher from London.
C2: Challenger Kristian Turner. A fitness instructor, and likes a bit of musical theatre on the side, his favourite musical being Avenue Q.
DC: Susie Dent and Adrian Chiles.
RR: Rachel Riley.
CM: Guest Host Colin Murray.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: L N S I O I L E T
R02: Q M A I U C R A T
R03: 75, 7, 5, 9, 1, 8. Target: 171.
TTT: BOOTTREE - "Forget Simply Red, think about Deep Purple."
R04: E D R S U I D Y E
R05: L S N O U E P R L
R06: 25, 4, 9, 7, 3, 5. Target: 424.
R07: M W H I O E S D N
R08: S T A N G E U V M
R09: 100, 1, 9, 8, 8, 6. Target: 862.
TTT: HAMDRIES - "Yearn for the cattle. Sorry, what was that?"
R10: S T A W G E R K A
R11: D T N I U E P H A
R12: G P T V I E A B M
R13: S R N E I A F G O
R14: 50, 75, 100, 25, 6, 10. Target: 261.
R15: D I N E R M E N U (conundrum)


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Round 1: L N S I O I L E T

Conor: LESION (6)
Kristian: lonliest
DC: LENTILS (7) LIONISE (7) OILIEST (7) ELISION (7)
OT: NIELLIST (8)
Score: 6–0 (max 8)

Round 2: Q M A I U C R A T

Conor: AQUATIC (7)
Kristian: CARAT (5)
DC: QUART (5) QUARTIC (7)
Score: 13–0 (max 15)

Round 3: 75, 7, 5, 9, 1, 8. Target: 171.

Conor: 171. ((9 - 7) x (75 + 8)) + 5 (10)
Kristian: 169.
Score: 23–0 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: BOOTTREE -> BEETROOT

Round 4: E D R S U I D Y E

Conor: RESIDED (7)
Kristian: derised
DC: DERIDES (7) DESIRED (7) RESIDUE (7) residued
OT: DUDERIES (8)
Score: 30–0 (max 33)

Round 5: L S N O U E P R L

Conor: POLLERS (7)
Kristian: PERSON (6)
DC: PROLES (6) PULLERS (7) PLEURON (7) pleurons
OT: PRUNELLOS (18)
Score: 37–0 (max 51)

Round 6: 25, 4, 9, 7, 3, 5. Target: 424.

Conor: 425. (9 + 5 + 3) x 25 (7)
Kristian: 425. (9 + 5 + 3) x 25 (7)
RR: 424. (((25 x 3) + 9) x 5) + 4 (10)
Score: 44–7 (max 61)

Adrian talks about being stuck in a lift with Brazilian football legend Pelé! :shock:

Round 7: M W H I O E S D N

Conor: WHINED (6)
Kristian: HOMIES (6)
DC: HEDONISM (8)
OT: DEMONISH (8) MONISHED (8)
Score: 50–13 (max 69)

Round 8: S T A N G E U V M

Conor: MATES (5)
Kristian: MAGNETS (7)
DC: MUSTANG (7) AUGMENTS (8)
OT: MUTAGENS (8)
Score: 50–20 (max 77)

Round 9: 100, 1, 9, 8, 8, 6. Target: 862.

Conor: 862. (100 x 8) + (9 x 6) + 8 (10)
Kristian: 862. ((100 + 8) x 8) - (9 - 6 - 1) (10)
Score: 60–30 (max 87)

Teatime teaser: HAMDRIES -> MISHEARD

Round 10: S T A W G E R K A

Conor: WASTAGE (7)
Kristian: WAGERS (6)
DC: graters GAWKERS (7)
Score: 67–30 (max 94)

Round 11: D T N I U E P H A

Conor: PAINTED (7)
Kristian: PAINTED (7)
DC: PINHEAD (7) PETUNIA (7) DAUPHIN (7) dauphine
OT: UNPATHED (8)
Score: 74–37 (max 102)

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

Round 12: G P T V I E A B M

Conor: IMAGE (5)
Kristian: BEAM (4)
DC: GAMBIT (6) MEGABIT (7)
Score: 79–37 (max 109)

Round 13: S R N E I A F G O

Conor: FEARING (7)
Kristian: ORANGES (7)
DC: GRAINS (6)
OT: AGONISER (8) ORGANIES (8) ORGANISE (8) ROGAINES (8)
Score: 86–44 (max 117)

Round 14: 50, 75, 100, 25, 6, 10. Target: 261.

Conor: 260. 50 + 75 + 100 + 25 + 10 (7)
Kristian: 262. (25 x 10) + ((100 / 50) x 6) (7)
RR: 261. ((100 - 10) x (50 / 25)) + 75 + 6 (10)
Score: 93–51 (max 127)

Round 15: D I N E R M E N U

Conor buzzes on 2.5 seconds to say UNDERMINE which is correct.
Final Score: 103–51 (max 137)

Statistics Corner

Conor:
Total score - 103
Raw score - 108
Total % of max - 75
Raw % of max - 79
Total average score per round - 6.9
Raw average score per round - 7.2
Number of maxes - 5

Kristian:
Total score - 51
Raw score - 79
Total % of max - 37
Raw % of max - 58
Total average score per round - 3.4
Raw average score per round - 5.3
Number of maxes - 1

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