Friday 12th February 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 30)

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Friday 12th February 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 30)

Post by James Robinson » Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:01 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 12 February 2021.

C1: Champion Declan McGurk (1 win, 79 points.) A pricing and data specialist from Leeds.
C2: Challenger Jason Menzies. A cellar manager from Rossendale, Lancashire. He loves reading, cooking as well as walking with his 15-month-old son.
DC: Susie Dent and Pasha Kovalev.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S E M A H B L O I
R02: C U E N T I W O G
R03: 25, 100, 1, 4, 2, 10. Target: 626.
TTT: AIRSCENT - "There's a scent in the air, sprayed from this."
R04: P E R A D I F O N
R05: T L U G E A I M Y
R06: 75, 25, 9, 4, 9, 1. Target: 781.
R07: S R X O E U M C E
R08: B H D A I L O E P
R09: 75, 25, 50, 6, 3, 5. Target: 358.
TTT: SALADPIE - "The Queen's employee puts up a fence."
R10: T R A O W N I C E
R11: L A U K J R L O I
R12: S A N O R E N I T
R13: M G F U A O I S P
R14: 25, 10, 3, 9, 5, 8. Target: 984.
R15: T Y L E R S A N G (conundrum)


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Round 1: S E M A H B L O I

Declan: BLEMISH (7)
Jason: ABOLISH (7)
DC: BEAMISH (7) SHAMBLE (7)
OT: HEMIOLAS (8) OBEAHISM (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

Round 2: C U E N T I W O G

Declan: TOWING (6)
Jason: WENT (4)
DC: OUTING (6) OUTWING (7)
Score: 13–7 (max 15)

Round 3: 25, 100, 1, 4, 2, 10. Target: 626.

Declan: 626. ((4 + 2) x 100) + 25 + 1 (10)
Jason: 626. ((4 + 2) x 100) + 25 + 1 (10)
Score: 23–17 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: AIRSCENT -> CANISTER

Round 4: P E R A D I F O N

Declan: RAINED (6)
Jason: DIAPER (6)
DC: PINAFORE (8) PINAFORED (18)
Score: 29–23 (max 43)

Round 5: T L U G E A I M Y

Declan: IMAGE (5)
Jason: GLEAMY (6)
DC: GIMLET (6) GAMILY (6)
OT: ALUMITE (7) IMAGELY (7) MEATILY (7)
Score: 29–29 (max 50)

Round 6: 75, 25, 9, 4, 9, 1. Target: 781.

Declan: 781. ((75 + 4) x (9 + 1)) - 9 (10)
Jason: 780.
Score: 39–29 (max 60)

Pasha talks about the time he and his brother got trapped on top of a mountain whilst skiing off-piste.

Round 7: S R X O E U M C E

Declan: RESUME (6)
Jason: CREMES (6)
DC: EXCUSE (6) MOUSER (6)
OT: MUREXES (7) RUESOME (7) RUMEXES (7)
Score: 45–35 (max 67)

Round 8: B H D A I L O E P

Declan: BIPEDAL (7)
Jason: BAILED (6)
DC: HELIPAD (7) PIEBALD (7)
OT: HAPLOID (7)
Score: 52–35 (max 74)

Round 9: 75, 25, 50, 6, 3, 5. Target: 358.

Declan: 358. (50 x 6) + 75 - 25 + 3 + 5 (10)
Jason: -
Score: 62–35 (max 84)

Teatime teaser: SALADPIE -> PALISADE

Round 10: T R A O W N I C E

Declan: TOWNIE (6)
Jason: crownier
DC: REACTION (8) CREATION (8)
OT: ACTIONER (8) ACTORINE (8)
Score: 68–35 (max 92)

Round 11: L A U K J R L O I

Declan: RAIL (4)
Jason: ROLL (4)
DC: jailor RAULI (5)
OT: ALURK (5) JARUL (5) JOUAL (5) JULIA (5) JURAL (5) KAIJU (5) KAURI (5) KORAI (5) KRILL (5) URIAL (5)
Score: 72–39 (max 97)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "stationery" and "stationary".

Round 12: S A N O R E N I T

Declan: TANNERS (7)
Jason: RATIONS (7)
DC: SENATOR (7) senorita ANOINTERS (18)
OT: REANOINTS (18)
Score: 79–46 (max 115)

Round 13: M G F U A O I S P

Declan: PUMAS (5)
Jason: OPIUM (5)
DC: FAMOUS (6)
OT: AMIGOS (6) GUIMPS (6) IMAGOS (6) MAPOUS (6) OPGAFS (6) PIUMAS (6)
Score: 84–51 (max 121)

Round 14: 25, 10, 3, 9, 5, 8. Target: 984.

Declan: 989. ((9 - 5) x 10 x 25) - 8 - 3 (7)
Jason: -
RR: 984. (((10 - 3) x (9 + 5)) + 25) x 8 (10)
Score: 91–51 (max 131)

Round 15: T Y L E R S A N G

No one buzzes. The answer, correctly got by Rachel, was STRANGELY.
Final Score: 91–51 (max 141)

Statistics Corner

Declan:
Total score - 91
Raw score - 96
Total % of max - 65
Raw % of max - 68
Total average score per round - 6.1
Raw average score per round - 6.4
Number of maxes - 4

Jason:
Total score - 51
Raw score - 68
Total % of max - 36
Raw % of max - 48
Total average score per round - 3.4
Raw average score per round - 4.5
Number of maxes - 1

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