Thursday 4th February 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 24)

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Thursday 4th February 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 24)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:08 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 4 February 2021.

C1: Champion Adam Latchford (3 wins, 274 (284) points.) From Bolton, Greater Manchester.
C2: Challenger Chiedza Mutongwizo. From West Sussex. During lockdown, she worked in a pharmacy, but she also enjoys baking cookies and brownies.
DC: Susie Dent and Jenny Eclair.
RR: Rachel Riley.
CM: Guest Host Colin Murray.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R T S J O U E O A
R02: W P D E U A G L E
R03: 25, 75, 7, 10, 3, 2. Target: 717.
TTT: NEEDDIAL - "Disconnected - you didn't pay the bill on time."
R04: T K D U I E S N G
R05: D R Y N O A I E B
R06: 100, 10, 2, 3, 8, 2. Target: 253.
R07: T R S C N I U O H
R08: R M R A Z G E I T
R09: 75, 50, 6, 5, 2, 1. Target: 936.
TTT: MUSTBOIL - "You must boil the meat properly to avoid getting this."
R10: N D S O A E R L A
R11: N T R V U E A O E
R12: M C O E I L T R O
R13: S M F L P E U I N
R14: 50, 8, 7, 4, 3, 3. Target: 920.
R15: L I M P D I N G O (conundrum)


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Round 1: R T S J O U E O A

Adam: JOUSTER (7)
Chiedza: JOUSTER (7)
OT: OUTSOAR (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 7)

Round 2: W P D E U A G L E

Adam: LEAGUE (6)
Chiedza: DELUGE (6)
DC: PLAGUED (7)
OT: LEAGUED (7)
Score: 13–13 (max 14)

Round 3: 25, 75, 7, 10, 3, 2. Target: 717.

Adam: 717. (75 x 10) - (25 + 7 + 3 - 2) (10)
Chiedza: 717. (75 x 10) - (25 + 7 + 3 - 2) (10)
Score: 23–23 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: NEEDDIAL -> DEADLINE

Round 4: T K D U I E S N G

Adam: stinked
Chiedza: gunkiest
DC: SING (4) DUSTING (7) DUSKING (7)
OT: DUGITES (7) KINDEST (7) NIDGETS (7) SKINGED (7) SUNGKIT (7)
Score: 23–23 (max 31)

Round 5: D R Y N O A I E B

Adam: ANEROID (7)
Chiedza: BROADEN (7)
DC: DIBORANE (8) DEBONAIR (8)
OT: BONEYARD (8)
Score: 30–30 (max 39)

Round 6: 100, 10, 2, 3, 8, 2. Target: 253.

Adam: 253. ((100 / (2 + 2)) x 10) + 3 (10)
Chiedza: -
Score: 40–30 (max 49)

Jenny talks about how her 60th birthday celebrations were scuppered by the lockdown.

Round 7: T R S C N I U O H

Adam: COUNTS (6)
Chiedza: COUNTS (6)
DC: URCHINS (7) RUCTIONS (8)
Score: 46–36 (max 57)

Round 8: R M R A Z G E I T

Adam: MIGRATE (7)
Chiedza: GRAZER (6)
DC: MIRAGE (6) RAGTIME (7) RAGTIMER (8)
Score: 53–36 (max 65)

Round 9: 75, 50, 6, 5, 2, 1. Target: 936.

Adam: 937. Mistake in working.
Chiedza: -
RR: 936. ((75 x 2) + 1 + 5) x 6 (10)
Score: 53–36 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: MUSTBOIL -> BOTULISM

Round 10: N D S O A E R L A

Adam: RELOADS (7)
Chiedza: RELOADS (7)
DC: SOLANDER (8) LADRONES (8)
OT: ADRENALS (8)
Score: 60–43 (max 83)

Round 11: N T R V U E A O E

Adam: VENTURE (7)
Chiedza: VENTURE (7)
DC: OVERATE (7) OVEREAT (7) RENOVATE (8)
OT: NOVATEUR (8)
Score: 67–50 (max 91)

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

Round 12: M C O E I L T R O

Adam: COOLER (6)
Chiedza: COOLER (6)
DC: MORTICE (7)
OT: CITOLER (7) COMERIT (7) CORMLET (7) CORTILE (7) MOTLIER (7) MOTORIC (7) ROOMLET (7) TREMOLO (7)
Score: 73–56 (max 98)

Round 13: S M F L P E U I N

Adam: IMPULSE (7)
Chiedza: SIMPLE (6)
DC: SUPINE (6)
OT: SPLENIUM (8)
Score: 80–56 (max 106)

Round 14: 50, 8, 7, 4, 3, 3. Target: 920.

Adam: 912. ((8 + 7 + 3) x 50) + (4 x 3) (5)
Chiedza: -
RR: 920. ((50 x 3) + ((7 + 3) x 8)) x 4 (10)
Score: 85–56 (max 116)

Round 15: L I M P D I N G O

Adam buzzes on 2.25 seconds to say IMPLODING which is correct.
Final Score: 95–56 (max 126)

Statistics Corner

Adam:
Total score - 95
Raw score - 95
Total % of max - 75
Raw % of max - 75
Total average score per round - 6.3
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 4

Chiedza:
Total score - 56
Raw score - 68
Total % of max - 44
Raw % of max - 54
Total average score per round - 3.7
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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