Friday 5th February 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 25)

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Friday 5th February 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 25)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:36 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 5 February 2021.

C1: Champion Adam Latchford (4 wins, 369 (379) points.) An accounts assistant from Bolton, Greater Manchester, but now lives in London.
C2: Challenger Charles Biggs. From near Raglan, Monmouthshire. He and his mates started going fishing during lockdown.
DC: Susie Dent and Jenny Eclair.
RR: Rachel Riley.
CM: Guest Host Colin Murray.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: N W Y L A O E P S
R02: N R D O A R E A L
R03: 75, 25, 3, 1, 10, 7. Target: 668.
TTT: LOONYMOP - "If you lose this game, you can blame it on the green house effect."
R04: K U T E F R I S A
R05: C M S D A O E I R
R06: 25, 3, 6, 6, 1, 10. Target: 327.
R07: N G V T N A E A O
R08: H G P E U S T I R
R09: 50, 25, 2, 6, 3, 5. Target: 860.
TTT: TOMNFERN - "Think about Berry, Plant and Rose, but ignore the garden."
R10: N D A O T E R I J
R11: F D P B U E A O N
R12: S E S T O U M S E
R13: Z B R M A I E T C
R14: 75, 1, 7, 5, 9, 8. Target: 465.
R15: I Q S P E A K U P (conundrum)


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Round 1: N W Y L A O E P S

Adam: PLANES (6)
Charles: OPENLY (6)
DC: WEAPONS (7) PYLONS (6)
OT: NESPOLA (7) NOPALES (7) PALONES (7) POLEYNS (7)
Score: 6–6 (max 7)

Round 2: N R D O A R E A L

Adam: LOANED (6)
Charles: RELOAD (6)
DC: DREAR (5) AREOLAR (7)
OT: ADORNER (7) ADRENAL (7) LADRONE (7) READORN (7)
Score: 12–12 (max 14)

Round 3: 75, 25, 3, 1, 10, 7. Target: 668.

Adam: 668. ((10 - 1) x 75) - 7 (10)
Charles: 668. Mistake in working.
Score: 22–12 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: LOONYMOP -> MONOPOLY

Round 4: K U T E F R I S A

Adam: FAIREST (7)
Charles: FRUITS (6)
DC: fresia SURFEIT (7)
OT: FRISKET (7) FUSTIER (7)
Score: 29–12 (max 31)

Round 5: C M S D A O E I R

Adam: SCREAM (6)
Charles: SCORED (6)
DC: COMRADES (8) CARDIES (7) SIDECAR (7)
OT: IDOCRASE (8) MERCADOS (8)
Score: 35–18 (max 39)

Round 6: 25, 3, 6, 6, 1, 10. Target: 327.

Adam: 327. ((6 + 6) x 25) + ((10 - 1) x 3) (10)
Charles: 326.
Score: 45–18 (max 49)

Jenny talks about her new book about the menopause entitled Older And Wider.

Round 7: N G V T N A E A O

Adam: VANTAGE (7)
Charles: VENT (4)
DC: NOVATE (6)
OT: TONNAGE (7)
Score: 52–18 (max 56)

Round 8: H G P E U S T I R

Adam: PUSHIER (7)
Charles: STRIPE (6)
DC: GUSTIER (7) SUPERHIT (8) UPRIGHTS (8)
Score: 59–18 (max 64)

Round 9: 50, 25, 2, 6, 3, 5. Target: 860.

Adam: 865. (6 x 3 x 50) - (5 x 2) - 25 (7)
Charles: -
RR: 860. (((50 x 6) - 5) x 3) - 25 (10)
Score: 66–18 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: TOMNFERN -> FRONTMEN

Round 10: N D A O T E R I J

Adam: RATIONED (8)
Charles: JOINTED (7)
DC: DERATION (8) ORDINATE (8)
OT: ADJOINER (8) NADORITE (8) RODENTIA (8)
Score: 74–18 (max 82)

Round 11: F D P B U E A O N

Adam: FONDUE (6)
Charles: ABOUND (6)
DC: BEDPAN (6)
OT: DOUANE (6) POUFED (6)
Score: 80–24 (max 88)

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

Round 12: S E S T O U M S E

Adam: MESSES (6)
Charles: stouts
DC: MOUSSES (7) OUTSEES (7)
OT: MUSTEES (7) OUSTEES (7)
Score: 86–24 (max 95)

Round 13: Z B R M A I E T C

Adam: braize
Charles: TIMBER (6)
DC: MAZIER (6) METRIC (6)
OT: AMBRITE (7) ZEBRAIC (7)
Score: 86–30 (max 102)

Round 14: 75, 1, 7, 5, 9, 8. Target: 465.

Adam: 466.
Charles: 465. ((5 + 1) x 75) + 7 + 8 (10)
Score: 86–40 (max 112)

Round 15: I Q S P E A K U P

Adam buzzes on 7.5 seconds to say PIPSQUEAK which is correct.
Final Score: 96–40 (max 122)

Statistics Corner

Adam:
Total score - 96
Raw score - 103
Total % of max - 79
Raw % of max - 84
Total average score per round - 6.4
Raw average score per round - 6.9
Number of maxes - 7

Charles:
Total score - 40
Raw score - 70
Total % of max - 33
Raw % of max - 57
Total average score per round - 2.7
Raw average score per round - 4.7
Number of maxes - 2

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