Wednesday 17th February 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 33)

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Wednesday 17th February 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 33)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:30 am

Countdown recap for Wednesday 17 February 2021.

C1: Champion Declan McGurk (4 wins, 375 points.) A pricing and data specialist from Leeds.
C2: Challenger Martin K Lewis. A payroll officer from Derby, but originally from Bristol. His favourite place in the world is Malta.
DC: Susie Dent and Jeremy Thompson.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R F I A E S C H N
R02: S W O U T L E A R
R03: 50, 6, 2, 10, 5, 9. Target: 508.
TTT: AHMUMBLE - "There's no need to mumble the words to this sort of tune."
R04: S T B O E I P K A
R05: W V S E O E N R I
R06: 25, 50, 7, 6, 1, 4. Target: 635.
R07: U A G H C L E I D
R08: P T O E M B A O L
R09: 50, 75, 1, 6, 10, 5. Target: 373.
TTT: SPRAYSIT - "Places like Bath are really hard to find."
R10: G S Y I U E N M J
R11: R P F A I E N L D
R12: T R S O U M P A E
R13: G D T I E A M R L
R14: 75, 25, 3, 4, 8, 1. Target: 210.
R15: N E O G L O B E S (conundrum)


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Round 1: R F I A E S C H N

Declan: FANCIER (7)
Martin: faires
DC: FRANCHISE (18)
Score: 7–0 (max 18)

Round 2: S W O U T L E A R

Declan: SALTER (6)
Martin: louters
DC: OUTWEARS (8) ROSULATE (8)
OT: OESTRUAL (8) OUTSWEAR (8) OUTWALES (8)
Score: 13–0 (max 26)

Round 3: 50, 6, 2, 10, 5, 9. Target: 508.

Declan: 508. (50 x 10) + 6 + 2 (10)
Martin: 508. (50 x 10) + 6 + 2 (10)
Score: 23–10 (max 36)

Teatime teaser: AHMUMBLE -> HUMMABLE

Round 4: S T B O E I P K A

Declan: POKIEST (7)
Martin: POKIEST (7)
DC: OPIATES (7)
OT: ATOPIES (7) BAPTISE (7) BOATIES (7) KATIPOS (7) OAKIEST (7)
Score: 30–17 (max 43)

Round 5: W V S E O E N R I

Declan: REVISE (6)
Martin: VERSION (7)
DC: OWNERS (6) swiner OVERWINS (8) OVERSEWN (8)
OT: EVERSION (8) RENOVISE (8)
Score: 30–24 (max 51)

Round 6: 25, 50, 7, 6, 1, 4. Target: 635.

Declan: 637. (50 - 1) x (7 + 6) (7)
Martin: 643.
RR: 636. (7)
OT: 634. ((50 + 1) x (7 + 6)) - 25 - 4 (7)
Score: 37–24 (max 58)

Jeremy talks about the worst flight he ever flew when the canopy on his plane to Johannesburg ripped open :!: :shock: :o

Round 7: U A G H C L E I D

Declan: LAUGHED (7)
Martin: CHILD (5)
OT: CHILDAGE (8)
Score: 44–24 (max 66)

Round 8: P T O E M B A O L

Declan: APLOMB (6)
Martin: LAMP (4)
DC: TOMBOLA (7)
OT: BOOMLET (7) OPTABLE (7) POTABLE (7)
Score: 50–24 (max 73)

Round 9: 50, 75, 1, 6, 10, 5. Target: 373.

Declan: 373. (5 x 75) - (6 - (50 / 10)) - 1 (10)
Martin: -
Score: 60–24 (max 83)

Teatime teaser: SPRAYSIT -> SPARSITY

Round 10: G S Y I U E N M J

Declan: MINES (5)
Martin: MUSING (6)
OT: GENIUS (6) MINGES (6) MUNGES (6) MUNJES (6) SIGNUM (6) SUNGEM (6)
Score: 60–30 (max 89)

Round 11: R P F A I E N L D

Declan: FAILED (6)
Martin: FAILED (6)
DC: PRALINE (7) parlied pralined
OT: PARDINE (7) PEDRAIL (7) PLAINED (7) PLAINER (7) PREDIAL (7)
Score: 66–36 (max 96)

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

Round 12: T R S O U M P A E

Declan: rumpest
Martin: POUTERS (7)
DC: TRUMPS (6) MOUSETRAP (18)
OT: SUPERATOM (18)
Score: 66–43 (max 114)

Round 13: G D T I E A M R L

Declan: TRAILED (7)
Martin: regilt
DC: TRIALED (7)
OT: MIGRATED (8)
Score: 73–43 (max 122)

Round 14: 75, 25, 3, 4, 8, 1. Target: 210.

Declan: 208.
Martin: 210. (25 - 4) x (8 + 3 - 1) (10)
Score: 73–53 (max 132)

Round 15: N E O G L O B E S

Martin buzzes on 28.5 seconds to say OBLONGS which is incorrect.
Declan does not buzz.
The answer, solved by Rachel, was BOLOGNESE.
Final Score: 73–53 (max 142)

Statistics Corner

Declan:
Total score - 73
Raw score - 91
Total % of max - 51
Raw % of max - 64
Total average score per round - 4.9
Raw average score per round - 6.1
Number of maxes - 4

Martin:
Total score - 53
Raw score - 67
Total % of max - 37
Raw % of max - 47
Total average score per round - 3.5
Raw average score per round - 4.5
Number of maxes - 4

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