Monday 1st February 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 21)

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Monday 1st February 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 21)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:12 am

Countdown recap for Monday 1 February 2021.

C1: Champion Conor Morgan (2 wins, 198 points.) A teacher from London.
C2: Challenger Adam Latchford. From Bolton, Greater Manchester. He likes stand-up comedy and even ran his own comedy clubs.
DC: Susie Dent and Adrian Chiles.
RR: Rachel Riley.
CM: Guest Host Colin Murray.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: P W S E A U H N K
R02: F D T A O E L H N
R03: 25, 9, 6, 5, 1, 10. Target: 322.
TTT: OWNBROOM - "This is a case of two becoming one."
R04: T W N I O E L T I
R05: M G C E A I T R E
R06: 50, 100, 1, 9, 3, 5. Target: 916.
R07: Y N D U E I G T P
R08: M D S N O E A P Q
R09: 3, 6, 10, 4, 8, 10. Target: 994.
TTT: APLASTIC - "Forget about James Brown, just think about Amman with Seoul."
R10: S B T E U R O U E
R11: N N V U I A E S R
R12: C D G V I A E R B
R13: L T L O U I M G E
R14: 100, 4, 1, 8, 9, 8. Target: 230.
R15: S L E E P S S I N (conundrum)


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Round 1: P W S E A U H N K

Conor: shapen
Adam: shapen
DC: PUNKAHS (7)
OT: HUSKENAW (8)
Score: 0–0 (max 8)

Round 2: F D T A O E L H N

Conor: FLOATED (7)
Adam: FLOATED (7)
DC: ETHANOL (7) TENFOLD (7)
OT: HALFTONE (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 16)

Round 3: 25, 9, 6, 5, 1, 10. Target: 322.

Conor: 319.
Adam: 323. ((25 + 6) x 10) + 9 + 5 - 1 (7)
RR: 322. (9 + 5) x (25 - (10 / (6 - 1))) (10)
Score: 7–14 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: OWNBROOM -> MONOBROW

Round 4: T W N I O E L T I

Conor: -
Adam: TOWEL (5)
DC: TOWNLET (7) TOWNIE (6) TOWLINE (7)
Score: 7–19 (max 33)

Round 5: M G C E A I T R E

Conor: MIGRATE (7)
Adam: CREAM (5)
DC: CREMATE (7) GRIMACE (7) GERMATIC (8)
OT: EMIGRATE (8)
Score: 14–19 (max 41)

Round 6: 50, 100, 1, 9, 3, 5. Target: 916.

Conor: 916. (100 x 9) + (5 x 3) + 1 (10)
Adam: 916. (100 x 9) + (5 x 3) + 1 (10)
Score: 24–29 (max 51)

Adrian talks about growing a lemon tree in his terrace during lockdown.

Round 7: Y N D U E I G T P

Conor: dueting
Adam: DEPUTY (6)
DC: deputying DEPUTING (8)
Score: 24–35 (max 59)

Round 8: M D S N O E A P Q

Conor: DAEMONS (7)
Adam: DAMPENS (7)
DC: DAPSONE (7)
OT: MASONED (7) MEDANOS (7) MOPANES (7) PENDOMS (7) POMADES (7)
Score: 31–42 (max 66)

Round 9: 3, 6, 10, 4, 8, 10. Target: 994.

Conor: 995. ((6 + 4) x 10 x 10) - (8 - 3) (7)
Adam: 995. ((6 + 4) x 10 x 10) - (8 - 3) (7)
RR: 994. (((3 x 8 x 10) + 10) x 4) - 6 (10)
Score: 38–49 (max 76)

Teatime teaser: APLASTIC -> CAPITALS

Round 10: S B T E U R O U E

Conor: STROBE (6)
Adam: obtuser
DC: OBTUSE (6) TUBEROSE (8)
OT: TUBEROUS (8)
Score: 44–49 (max 84)

Round 11: N N V U I A E S R

Conor: SUNNIER (7)
Adam: SUNNIER (7)
DC: RAVINES (7) unvaries
OT: ANEURIN (7) NEURINS (7) RANINES (7) RANNIES (7) UNREINS (7) UNRISEN (7) UNRIVEN (7)
Score: 51–56 (max 91)

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

Round 12: C D G V I A E R B

Conor: BIRDCAGE (8)
Adam: BRIGADE (7)
DC: ABRIDGE (7)
Score: 59–56 (max 99)

Round 13: L T L O U I M G E

Conor: MULLET (6)
Adam: OUTLIE (6)
DC: GUILT (5) GUILLEMOT (18)
Score: 65–62 (max 117)

Round 14: 100, 4, 1, 8, 9, 8. Target: 230.

Conor: 232. ((9 - (8 - 1)) x 100) + (8 x 4) (7)
Adam: 230. Mistake in working.
RR: 230. ((100 - 8) / 4) x (9 + 1) (10)
Score: 72–62 (max 127)

Round 15: S L E E P S S I N

Conor buzzes on 2.75 seconds to say PENNILESS which is incorrect.
Adam buzzes on 23.25 seconds to say SPINELESS which is correct.
Final Score: 72–72 (max 137)

Tie-breaker conundrum: N I G G L E D A Z

Adam buzzes on 1.5 seconds to say DEGLAZING which is correct.
Final Score: 72–82 (max 137)

Statistics Corner

Conor:
Total score - 72 (72)
Raw score - 79 (79)
Total % of max - 53 (53)
Raw % of max - 58 (58)
Total average score per round - 4.8 (4.5)
Raw average score per round - 5.3 (4.9)
Number of maxes - 4 (4)

Adam:
Total score - 72 (82)
Raw score - 84 (94)
Total % of max - 53 (60)
Raw % of max - 61 (69)
Total average score per round - 4.8 (5.1)
Raw average score per round - 5.6 (5.9)
Number of maxes - 4 (5)

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