Tuesday 2nd February 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 22)

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Tuesday 2nd February 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 22)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:49 am

Countdown recap for Tuesday 2 February 2021.

C1: Champion Adam Latchford (1 win, 72 (82) points.) From Bolton, Greater Manchester.
C2: Challenger Aneesh Aggarwal. A recently-graduated doctor, who got put straight into work after graduating just as lockdown started.
DC: Susie Dent and Adrian Chiles.
RR: Rachel Riley.
CM: Guest Host Colin Murray.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T R N L E I A Z T
R02: D E O R C A R G P
R03: 50, 100, 4, 6, 7, 8. Target: 287.
TTT: SOOTPIPE - "It's 20 to 3, but it's not the time."
R04: H E I T U E C T O
R05: R G Y S A E A N S
R06: 75, 5, 9, 6, 1, 5. Target: 818.
R07: H G T S I E U M I
R08: S E U W T I N D E
R09: 50, 100, 7, 5, 1, 4. Target: 785.
TTT: SNIFFRIG - "These mythical creatures used to inhabit the Midlands."
R10: R V C O U B E P F
R11: M R P N I O E A Q
R12: T A A D N L O E A
R13: S L T R M I E O K
R14: 75, 50, 100, 25, 7, 4. Target: 931.
R15: W H A T I B I T E (conundrum)


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Round 1: T R N L E I A Z T

Adam: tainter
Aneesh: entrail
DC: rattler RATTLE (6) RELIANT (7) LATRINE (7) NATTIER (7) TRENAIL (7)
OT: NITRATE (7) RETINAL (7) RETZIAN (7) TARTINE (7) TERTIAN (7)
Score: 0–0 (max 7)

Round 2: D E O R C A R G P

Adam: RECORD (6)
Aneesh: cargoed
DC: CARGO (5) graped CORDAGE (7)
OT: PROGRADE (8)
Score: 6–0 (max 15)

Round 3: 50, 100, 4, 6, 7, 8. Target: 287.

Adam: 287. (50 x 8) - 100 - 7 - 6 (10)
Aneesh: 286.
Score: 16–0 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: SOOTPIPE -> OPPOSITE

Round 4: H E I T U E C T O

Adam: touchie
Aneesh: CHUTE (5)
DC: OUTHIT (6) TECHIE (6)
OT: COUTHIE (7)
Score: 16–5 (max 32)

Round 5: R G Y S A E A N S

Adam: RANGES (6)
Aneesh: ANGERS (6)
DC: GAYNESS (7) GREASY (6)
OT: ASSAYER (7) GANSEYS (7) NARASES (7) NEGARAS (7) REASSAY (7) SANGARS (7) SANGERS (7) SERANGS (7)
Score: 22–11 (max 39)

Round 6: 75, 5, 9, 6, 1, 5. Target: 818.

Adam: 817. ((6 + 5) x 75) - 9 + 1 (7)
Aneesh: 819. ((6 + 5) x 75) - 5 - 1 (7)
RR: 818. ((6 + 5) x (75 - 1)) + 9 - 5 (10)
Score: 29–18 (max 49)

Adrian talks about his love of making sourdough bread.

Round 7: H G T S I E U M I

Adam: MIGHT (5)
Aneesh: THUGS (5)
DC: MISHIT (6) mighties EIGHTS (6)
OT: TIMEISH (7)
Score: 34–23 (max 56)

Round 8: S E U W T I N D E

Adam: DUTIES (6)
Aneesh: TWINED (6)
DC: DETUNES (7) detwines
OT: DESTINE (7) DETENUS (7) DETINUE (7) DEWIEST (7) ENDITES (7) ENDWISE (7) NETWISE (7) SINEWED (7)
Score: 40–29 (max 63)

Round 9: 50, 100, 7, 5, 1, 4. Target: 785.

Adam: 785. ((100 + 5) x 7) + 50 (10)
Aneesh: 786.
Score: 50–29 (max 73)

Teatime teaser: SNIFFRIG -> GRIFFINS

Round 10: R V C O U B E P F

Adam: RECOUP (6)
Aneesh: RECOUP (6)
DC: coverup OVERCUP (7)
Score: 56–35 (max 80)

Round 11: M R P N I O E A Q

Adam: MOANIER (7)
Aneesh: MOANIER (7)
DC: MANROPE (7) ROMAINE (7) MORAINE (7)
OT: EMPORIA (7) RAMPION (7)
Score: 63–42 (max 87)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "Groundhog Day" (which it is today) and "hat-trick".

Round 12: T A A D N L O E A

Adam: TALONED (7)
Aneesh: TALONED (7)
DC: ALONE (5) aloned deloan
OT: OATLAND (7)
Score: 70–49 (max 94)

Round 13: S L T R M I E O K

Adam: MILKERS (7)
Aneesh: STORM (5)
DC: TOILERS (7) SMOKIER (7)
OT: EROTISM (7) IRKSOME (7) KIRTLES (7) LOITERS (7) MESITOL (7) MILTERS (7) MIRKEST (7) MOILERS (7) MOISTER (7) MORTISE (7) MOTLIER (7) RESITOL (7)
Score: 77–49 (max 101)

Round 14: 75, 50, 100, 25, 7, 4. Target: 931.

Adam: 942.
Aneesh: -
RR: 931. ((100 / 25) + 4 + 75 + 50) x 7 (10)
Score: 77–49 (max 111)

Round 15: W H A T I B I T E

Adam buzzes on 3.5 seconds to say WHITEBAIT which is correct.
Final Score: 87–49 (max 121)

Statistics Corner

Adam:
Total score - 87
Raw score - 87
Total % of max - 72
Raw % of max - 72
Total average score per round - 5.8
Raw average score per round - 5.8
Number of maxes - 6

Aneesh:
Total score - 49
Raw score - 68
Total % of max - 40
Raw % of max - 56
Total average score per round - 3.3
Raw average score per round - 4.5
Number of maxes - 2

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