Thursday 18th February 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 34)

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Thursday 18th February 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 34)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:40 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :geek: :ugeek:

Countdown recap for Thursday 18 February 2021.

C1: Champion Declan McGurk (5 wins, 448 points.) A pricing and data specialist from Leeds.
C2: Challenger Jack Coyle. A former teaching assistant from Swadlincote, Derbyshire. He used to play Countdown at school and was egged on to apply.
DC: Susie Dent and Jeremy Thompson.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S T E O I N R U L
R02: A E D C I O S K E
R03: 25, 10, 3, 4, 3, 4. Target: 421.
TTT: NOTICEUS - "Bucks, but no pages, Herts, but no Cupid."
R04: A I G Y R O E N T
R05: W I O A S L T U J
R06: 50, 1, 6, 4, 10, 9. Target: 826.
R07: B P D E O Z H A E
R08: I O S E F N T A M
R09: 100, 50, 25, 8, 9, 2. Target: 893.
TTT: PASTAPET - "If you fancy some pasta, it's all because of this."
R10: I E O R P T U C H
R11: D N A E I P R S M
R12: O E A U T L G B I
R13: L E O R W P A E T
R14: 75, 100, 9, 1, 7, 4. Target: 190.
R15: G A L C O U L E E (conundrum)


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Round 1: S T E O I N R U L

Declan: loiners
Jack: TUNERS (6)
DC: LINERS (6) STONIER (7) OUTLINES (8) OUTLINERS (18)
Score: 0–6 (max 18)

Round 2: A E D C I O S K E

Declan: SACKED (6)
Jack: CEASED (6)
DC: deckies DECOKES (7)
OT: DIOCESE (7)
Score: 6–12 (max 25)

Round 3: 25, 10, 3, 4, 3, 4. Target: 421.

Declan: 419. (4 x 4 x 25) + (3 x 3) + 10 (7)
Jack: -
Susie!: 421. ((10 + 3 + 4) x 25) - 4 (10)
Score: 13–12 (max 35)

Teatime teaser: NOTICEUS -> COUNTIES

Round 4: A I G Y R O E N T

Declan: TEARING (7)
Jack: GRAINY (6)
DC: GYRATION (8) NEGATORY (8)
OT: ORANGITE (8)
Score: 20–12 (max 43)

Round 5: W I O A S L T U J

Declan: OUTLAWS (7)
Jack: LAST (4)
DC: OUTSAIL (7)
OT: LAWSUIT (7) WILTJAS (7)
Score: 27–12 (max 50)

Round 6: 50, 1, 6, 4, 10, 9. Target: 826.

Declan: 825. ((50 + 1) x (10 + 6)) + 9 (7)
Jack: -
RR: 826. (50 + 9) x (10 + 4) (10)
Score: 34–12 (max 60)

Jeremy talks about a weird flight in an old Soviet Antonov plane in Cambodia.

Round 7: B P D E O Z H A E

Declan: HEAPED (6)
Jack: HAZED (5)
DC: BEHEAD (6)
OT: PHOEBE (6)
Score: 40–12 (max 66)

Round 8: I O S E F N T A M

Declan: MATES (5)
Jack: NAMES (5)
DC: FOMENTS (7) MANIFESTO (18)
Score: 45–17 (max 84)

Round 9: 100, 50, 25, 8, 9, 2. Target: 893.

Declan: 893. (100 x 9) - 8 + ((50 / 25) / 2) (10)
Jack: 800.
Score: 55–17 (max 94)

Teatime teaser: PASTAPET -> APPESTAT

Round 10: I E O R P T U C H

Declan: RETOUCH (7)
Jack: POUR (4)
DC: TOUCHIER (8) EUTROPHIC (18)
Score: 62–17 (max 112)

Round 11: D N A E I P R S M

Declan: SPRAINED (8)
Jack: RAISED (6)
DC: SPIDERMAN (18)
OT: PANDERISM (18)
Score: 70–17 (max 130)

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

Round 12: O E A U T L G B I

Declan: OUTAGE (6)
Jack: BAGEL (5)
DC: OBLIGATE (8)
Score: 76–17 (max 138)

Round 13: L E O R W P A E T

Declan: PEWTER (6)
Jack: TEAR (4)
DC: PROLATE (7)
OT: TOLEWARE (8)
Score: 82–17 (max 146)

Round 14: 75, 100, 9, 1, 7, 4. Target: 190.

Declan: 190. ((7 + 4 - 1) x 9) + 100 (10)
Jack: 190. ((7 + 4 - 1) x 9) + 100 (10)
Score: 92–27 (max 156)

Round 15: G A L C O U L E E

Declan buzzes on 7.5 seconds to say COLLEAGUE which is correct.
Final Score: 102–27 (max 166)

Statistics Corner

Declan:
Total score - 102
Raw score - 102
Total % of max - 61
Raw % of max - 61
Total average score per round - 6.8
Raw average score per round - 6.8
Number of maxes - 5

Jack:
Total score - 27
Raw score - 61
Total % of max - 16
Raw % of max - 37
Total average score per round - 1.8
Raw average score per round - 4.1
Number of maxes - 1

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