Tuesday 9th February 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 27)

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Tuesday 9th February 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 27)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:52 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 9 February 2021.

C1: Champion Adam Latchford (6 wins, 565 (575) points.) An accounts assistant from Bolton, Greater Manchester, but now lives in London.
C2: Challenger Arran Smith. A home delivery co-ordinator from Filey, North Yorkshire.
DC: Susie Dent and Jenny Eclair.
RR: Rachel Riley.
CM: Guest Host Colin Murray (for the last time for now).
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R B X F E I A E R
R02: W S A C E G O B V
R03: 75, 50, 6, 4, 2, 10. Target: 731.
TTT: NUNOCEAN - "Tell everyone how much weight you've lost."
R04: T I L E G L A C N
R05: M P J S O E I R W
R06: 50, 75, 10, 2, 6, 5. Target: 136.
R07: S T R P C A E O I
R08: S D E R O Q T A F
R09: 75, 25, 100, 7, 6, 9. Target: 520.
TTT: NETGROSS - "Like Countdown fans, he loves words and numbers."
R10: P D E R U O S N T
R11: S H L M R E A I Z
R12: T A N D O H E I P
R13: M T D N T U E A D
R14: 75, 50, 100, 25, 9, 8. Target: 743.
R15: N A T U R A L A T (conundrum)


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Round 1: R B X F E I A E R

Adam: BRIEFER (7)
Arran: FAIRER (6)
DC: BRIEF (5)
Score: 7–0 (max 7)

Round 2: W S A C E G O B V

Adam: seacow
Arran: COVES (5)
DC: COWAGES (7)
OT: BOSCAGE (7)
Score: 7–5 (max 14)

Round 3: 75, 50, 6, 4, 2, 10. Target: 731.

Adam: 730. (75 - 2) x 10 (7)
Arran: -
RR: 731. ((6 + 10) x 50) - 75 + 4 + 2 (10)
Score: 14–5 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: NUNOCEAN -> ANNOUNCE

Round 4: T I L E G L A C N

Adam: CALLING (7)
Arran: CALLING (7)
DC: GENITAL (7) ANGELIC (7)
OT: CALLETING (18)
Score: 21–12 (max 42)

Round 5: M P J S O E I R W

Adam: PROMISE (7)
Arran: PROMISE (7)
DC: POWERS (6)
OT: PEJORISM (8)
Score: 28–19 (max 50)

Round 6: 50, 75, 10, 2, 6, 5. Target: 136.

Adam: -
Arran: 136. 75 + 50 + 5 + 6 (10)
Score: 28–29 (max 60)

Jenny talks about running in a pink neon top, where her partner mistook her for someone else who wore the exact same top!! :oops:

Round 7: S T R P C A E O I

Adam: PRACTISE (8)
Arran: COASTER (7)
DC: OPERATICS (18)
Score: 36–29 (max 78)

Round 8: S D E R O Q T A F

Adam: ROASTED (7)
Arran: FROSTED (7)
DC: DEFROST (7) FEDORAS (7)
OT: STRAFED (7) TORSADE (7)
Score: 43–36 (max 85)

Round 9: 75, 25, 100, 7, 6, 9. Target: 520.

Adam: 516.
Arran: 520. (75 x 7) - (9 - (100 / 25)) (10)
Score: 43–46 (max 95)

Teatime teaser: NETGROSS -> SONGSTER

Round 10: P D E R U O S N T

Adam: SPROUTED (8)
Arran: POUNDERS (8)
DC: underpost ROUNDEST (8)
OT: SPROUNTED (18)
Score: 51–54 (max 113)

Round 11: S H L M R E A I Z

Adam: MAILERS (7)
Arran: MAILERS (7)
DC: REALISM (7) MISHEAR (7)
OT: HAILERS (7) HALIERS (7) MAIZELS (7) MARLIES (7) MEHARIS (7) MEZAIRS (7) REMAILS (7) SHALIER (7) ZEMIRAH (7)
Score: 58–61 (max 120)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "blowing a raspberry" and "not on your Nelly".

Round 12: T A N D O H E I P

Adam: optained
Arran: PAINTED (7)
DC: POINTED (7) ANTIPODE (8)
OT: DIAPHONE (8) PHONATED (8)
Score: 58–68 (max 128)

Round 13: M T D N T U E A D

Adam: TAUNTED (7)
Arran: ATTEND (6)
DC: DAUNTED (7) MUTATED (7)
OT: ATTUNED (7) MAUNTED (7) NUTATED (7) NUTMEAT (7) UNDATED (7) UNMATED (7) UNTAMED (7)
Score: 65–68 (max 135)

Round 14: 75, 50, 100, 25, 9, 8. Target: 743.

Adam: 741. (75 x 8) + 100 + 50 - 9 (7)
Arran: 741. (100 x 8) - 50 - 9 (7)
RR: 743. (8 x 100) - 75 + ((50 / 25) x 9) (10)
Score: 72–75 (max 145)

Round 15: N A T U R A L A T

Arran buzzes on 9.75 seconds to say UNNATURAL which is incorrect.
Adam buzzes on 29.5 seconds to say TARANTULA which is correct.
Final Score: 82–75 (max 155)

F**K ME!!!!! THAT WAS RIDICULOUSLY CLOSE!!!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :o :o :o

Statistics Corner

Adam:
Total score - 82
Raw score - 89
Total % of max - 53
Raw % of max - 57
Total average score per round - 5.5
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 5

Arran:
Total score - 75
Raw score - 94
Total % of max - 48
Raw % of max - 61
Total average score per round - 5.0
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 4

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