Wednesday 3rd March 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 43)

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Wednesday 3rd March 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 43)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:20 pm

Well, Nick has been forced to shield again, so we welcome back Colin Murray to the host's chair. 8-) 8-) 8-)

Countdown recap for Wednesday 3 March 2021.

C1: Challenger Joey Burton. A 17-year-old Sunderland F.C. fan.
C2: Challenger Steve Caron. A Derby County F.C. fan, and he went on an EIGHTEEN month honeymoon with his wife including trips to Australia and Thailand.
DC: Susie Dent and Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, who received a plate of biscuits from Colin before the start of the show!! 8-)
RR: Rachel Riley.
CM: Guest Host Colin Murray.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: P S M N A E I O G
R02: T R U I L C E O N
R03: 50, 25, 75, 100, 2, 7. Target: 454.
TTT: BIGREADS - "Cuts down the big books and makes them shorter."
R04: B I F E Y T A S E
R05: R L D W I A U O E
R06: 75, 25, 2, 3, 4, 9. Target: 589.
R07: H G M V O I E A D
R08: T U C W E S I B N
R09: 50, 25, 100, 75, 5, 6. Target: 853.
TTT: DARNMILL - "Take a masculine power tool and make a monkey out of it."
R10: L R D O E A P I T
R11: H S G K E O I U T
R12: A L D E P O J E S
R13: M R N T I E U O L
R14: 50, 25, 7, 6, 5, 7. Target: 956.
R15: N E A T T R A M P (conundrum)


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Round 1: P S M N A E I O G

Joey: MOPANES (7)
Steve: SOAPING (7)
DC: MANGE (5)
OT: AGONIES (7) AGONISE (7) AGONISM (7) ENIGMAS (7) GAMINES (7) GAMONES (7) GEOSMIN (7) MAGINES (7) MAGPIES (7) MANGEOS (7) MANGOES (7) MONESIA (7) MOPANIS (7) MPINGOS (7) PIGEONS (7) PIGMEAN (7) PINGAOS (7) SEAMING (7) SPAEING (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 7)

Round 2: T R U I L C E O N

Joey: COUNTER (7)
Steve: RUNT (4)
DC: TROUNCE (7) NEUROTIC (8)
OT: OUTLINER (8)
Score: 14–7 (max 15)

Round 3: 50, 25, 75, 100, 2, 7. Target: 454.

Joey: 453. (50 x 7) + 100 + (75 / 25) (7)
Steve: 457.
RR: 454. (100 / 25) + ((2 + 7) x 50) (10)
Score: 21–7 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: BIGREADS -> ABRIDGES

Round 4: B I F E Y T A S E

Joey: SAFETY (6)
Steve: FIESTA (6)
DC: BEAST (5) BEASTIE (7)
OT: BEATIFY (7)
Score: 27–13 (max 32)

Round 5: R L D W I A U O E

Joey: LOADER (6)
Steve: worldie
DC: WEIRDO (6) ROULADE (7)
OT: AELUROID (8)
Score: 33–13 (max 40)

Round 6: 75, 25, 2, 3, 4, 9. Target: 589.

Joey: 588. (4 x 2 x 75) - (9 + 3) (7)
Steve: 588. Mistake in working.
RR: 589. ((75 / 3) x 25) - (4 x 9) (10)
Score: 40–13 (max 50)

Tanni talks about being given the "non-alcoholic" port and lemon for the first time.

Round 7: H G M V O I E A D

Joey: IMAGED (6)
Steve: AVOID (5)
DC: VOID (4) HOMAGE (6) homaged
OT: HOMEVID (7)
Score: 46–13 (max 57)

Round 8: T U C W E S I B N

Joey: CUTIES (6)
Steve: NICEST (6)
DC: TUNICS (6) BISECT (6) UNTIES (6) WINCES (6)
OT: BUTINES (7)
Score: 52–19 (max 64)

Round 9: 50, 25, 100, 75, 5, 6. Target: 853.

Joey: 855. ((100 + 50) x 6) - (75 - 25) + 5 (7)
Steve: 850.
RR: 853. (75 / 25) + (100 x 6) + (5 x 50) (10)
Score: 59–19 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: DARNMILL -> MANDRILL

Round 10: L R D O E A P I T

Joey: IDOLATER (8)
Steve: PAROLED (7)
DC: DEPILATOR (18)
Score: 67–19 (max 92)

Round 11: H S G K E O I U T

Joey: SHOUT (5)
Steve: GUEST (5)
DC: SHOE (4) TOUGHIE (7) TOUGHIES (8)
Score: 72–24 (max 100)

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

Round 12: A L D E P O J E S

Joey: PLEASED (7)
Steve: PLEASED (7)
DC: ELAPSED (7) PEDALOES (8)
Score: 79–31 (max 108)

Round 13: M R N T I E U O L

Joey: MINTER (6)
Steve: loutier
DC: LINER (5) OUTLINER (8)
OT: MOULINET (8)
Score: 85–31 (max 116)

Round 14: 50, 25, 7, 6, 5, 7. Target: 956.

Joey: 956. ((25 - 6) x 50) + 5 + (7 / 7) (10)
Steve: 953.
Score: 95–31 (max 126)

Round 15: N E A T T R A M P

No one buzzes. The answer, correctly given by Tanni, was APARTMENT.
Final Score: 95–31 (max 136)

Statistics Corner

Joey:
Total score - 95
Raw score - 95
Total % of max - 70
Raw % of max - 70
Total average score per round - 6.3
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 2

Steve:
Total score - 31
Raw score - 68
Total % of max - 23
Raw % of max - 50
Total average score per round - 2.1
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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