Thursday 11th February 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 29)

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Thursday 11th February 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 29)

Post by James Robinson » Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:30 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 11 February 2021.

C1: Challenger Judith Marshall. A food and beverage supervisor from Stowmarket, Suffolk. She previously lived near Poitiers, France.
C2: Challenger Declan McGurk. A pricing and data specialist from Leeds. He has visited over 40 countries. His parents are originally from Ireland, his mother from County Mayo and his father from County Derry.
DC: Susie Dent and Pasha Kovalev.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: W A D O S E T I N
R02: R M U L S E O Y A
R03: 50, 8, 7, 9, 1, 2. Target: 984.
TTT: BYULSTER - "By Ulster, the weather can be quite windy."
R04: H I P E R A M S C
R05: T O N I G U F O R
R06: 75, 25, 5, 10, 7, 3. Target: 405.
R07: T E B A S I W O D
R08: C E L X P A L O R
R09: 50, 6, 7, 3, 7, 2. Target: 900.
TTT: DATAURGE - "It has Anne and Robinson, but not Anne Robinson."
R10: N E M B T I U S D
R11: C E K A N E R M I
R12: G O S L A P E V I
R13: S D T U O E J R O
R14: 100, 75, 25, 50, 2, 5. Target: 899.
R15: E L V O S T I C K (conundrum)


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Round 1: W A D O S E T I N

Judith: SEDATION (8)
Declan: SEDATION (8)
DC: INSTEAD (7)
OT: DOWNIEST (8)
Score: 8–8 (max 8)

Round 2: R M U L S E O Y A

Judith: morales
Declan: MOLES (5)
DC: MORALE (6) MAULERS (7) RAMULOSE (8)
OT: ROMULEAS (8)
Score: 8–13 (max 16)

Round 3: 50, 8, 7, 9, 1, 2. Target: 984.

Judith: -
Declan: 985. ((9 + 1) x 2 x 50) - 8 - 7 (7)
RR: 984. (((50 + 7) x 2) + 9) x 8 (10)
Score: 8–20 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: BYULSTER -> BLUSTERY

Round 4: H I P E R A M S C

Judith: mispreach
Declan: CHIMERAS (8)
DC: CHAMPERS (8) SERAPHIM (8)
OT: ASPHERIC (8) MARCHESI (8) SAMPHIRE (8) SERAPHIC (8)
Score: 8–28 (max 34)

Round 5: T O N I G U F O R

Judith: ROOFING (7)
Declan: TOURING (7)
DC: ROUTING (7)
OT: FOOTING (7) OUTRING (7) ROOTING (7) TURFING (7)
Score: 15–35 (max 41)

Round 6: 75, 25, 5, 10, 7, 3. Target: 405.

Judith: 405. Mistake in working.
Declan: -
RR: 405. ((75 + 25) x (7 - 3)) + 5 (10)
Score: 15–35 (max 51)

Pasha talks about how his mother became a proud grandmother when little Maven was born.

Round 7: T E B A S I W O D

Judith: BOASTED (7)
Declan: BOATED (6)
DC: BOATIES (7)
OT: BAWDIEST (8) BIOWASTE (8)
Score: 22–35 (max 59)

Round 8: C E L X P A L O R

Judith: precall
Declan: ORACLE (6)
DC: RECALL (6) PARCEL (6) PALLOR (6)
OT: CORELLA (7) EXOCARP (7) OCELLAR (7) POLACRE (7)
Score: 22–41 (max 66)

Round 9: 50, 6, 7, 3, 7, 2. Target: 900.

Judith: 900. 3 x 6 x 50 (10)
Declan: 900. (7 + 7 + 6 - 2) x 50 (10)
Score: 32–51 (max 76)

Teatime teaser: DATAURGE -> GRADUATE

Round 10: N E M B T I U S D

Judith: MINUTES (7)
Declan: IMBUED (6)
DC: MINUETS (7) BITUMEN (7)
OT: MISTUNED (8) NIMBUSED (8) UNMISTED (8)
Score: 39–51 (max 84)

Round 11: C E K A N E R M I

Judith: MANKIER (7)
Declan: MANKIER (7)
DC: MENACER (7)
OT: ICEMAKER (8)
Score: 46–58 (max 92)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "time" and "tide".

Round 12: G O S L A P E V I

Judith: PLOSIVE (7)
Declan: GOALIES (7)
DC: SPOILAGE (8)
OT: AEGILOPS (8)
Score: 53–65 (max 100)

Round 13: S D T U O E J R O

Judith: JOUSTED (7)
Declan: JOUSTED (7)
DC: ROUSTED (7)
OT: OUTDOERS (8)
Score: 60–72 (max 108)

Round 14: 100, 75, 25, 50, 2, 5. Target: 899.

Judith: 900. (5 x 2 x 100) - 75 - 25 (7)
Declan: 900. ((100 + 25) x (5 + 2)) + 75 - 50 (7)
Score: 67–79 (max 115)

Round 15: E L V O S T I C K

No one buzzes. The answer was LIVESTOCK.
Final Score: 67–79 (max 125)

Statistics Corner

Judith:
Total score - 67
Raw score - 67
Total % of max - 54
Raw % of max - 54
Total average score per round - 4.5
Raw average score per round - 4.5
Number of maxes - 4

Declan:
Total score - 79
Raw score - 91
Total % of max - 63
Raw % of max - 73
Total average score per round - 5.3
Raw average score per round - 6.1
Number of maxes - 5

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