Thursday 4th March 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 44)

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Thursday 4th March 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 44)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:05 pm

As mentioned by Colin, possibly the first match between two players born in the 21st Century!! 8-) 8-) 8-)

Countdown recap for Thursday 4 March 2021.

C1: Champion Joey Burton (1 win, 95 points.) A 17-year-old Sunderland F.C. fan.
C2: Challenger Jake Perry. An 18-year-old college student and part-time lifeguard.
DC: Susie Dent and Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson.
RR: Rachel Riley.
CM: Guest Host Colin Murray.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S P L R I U E O C
R02: N A S E R P O R I
R03: 75, 25, 50, 100, 9, 4. Target: 593.
TTT: SELLPOST - "Having no allotment, rather like a bad movie."
R04: H E T F A Y T U L
R05: R M W S I O E A H
R06: 50, 9, 4, 3, 5, 4. Target: 237.
R07: G C D L I E U I V
R08: B O T N E P A S L
R09: 50, 25, 75, 100, 8, 2. Target: 368.
TTT: ACEFINED - "The ace was fined for his disobedience."
R10: G E W M I N K O U
R11: R D S N E A I P X
R12: T E C F U G I L R
R13: N S D M A O E I B
R14: 25, 4, 5, 9, 8, 6. Target: 507.
R15: G R I M C A N O N (conundrum)


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Round 1: S P L R I U E O C

Joey: LOUSIER (7)
Jake: CRUISE (6)
DC: PRECIOUS (8) SUPERCOIL (18)
Score: 7–0 (max 18)

Round 2: N A S E R P O R I

Joey: PARRIES (7)
Jake: REASON (6)
DC: PRAISE (6) PRAISER (7) PRISONER (8)
OT: RAPINERS (8)
Score: 14–0 (max 26)

Round 3: 75, 25, 50, 100, 9, 4. Target: 593.

Joey: 593. (((50 / 25) + 75) x 9) - 100 (10)
Jake: 596.
Score: 24–0 (max 36)

Teatime teaser: SELLPOST -> PLOTLESS

Round 4: H E T F A Y T U L

Joey: FATTY (5)
Jake: HATEFUL (7)
DC: fayt FATE (4)
Score: 24–7 (max 43)

Round 5: R M W S I O E A H

Joey: WASHER (6)
Jake: mashier
DC: MASHIE (6) WISHER (6) wormies SHOWIER (7) MOREISH (7)
OT: AIRSOME (7) EASWORM (7) HEROISM (7) MEHARIS (7) MHOWRAS (7) MISHEAR (7) MOWRAHS (7) ROAMISH (7) WARMISH (7) WASHIER (7)
Score: 30–7 (max 50)

Round 6: 50, 9, 4, 3, 5, 4. Target: 237.

Joey: 237. (5 x 50) - (9 + 4) (10)
Jake: 237. (5 x 50) - (9 + 4) (10)
Score: 40–17 (max 60)

Tanni talks about having a lifeboat named after by the RNLI.

Round 7: G C D L I E U I V

Joey: GLUED (5)
Jake: GLUED (5)
DC: GUILD (5) DIVULGE (7)
OT: CLUDGIE (7)
Score: 45–22 (max 67)

Round 8: B O T N E P A S L

Joey: POSTABLE (8)
Jake: panted
DC: STONE (5) LAPSTONE (8) NOTABLES (8)
OT: NEOBLAST (8) PETALONS (8) PLEONAST (8) POLENTAS (8)
Score: 53–22 (max 75)

Round 9: 50, 25, 75, 100, 8, 2. Target: 368.

Joey: 368. (50 - (100 / 25)) x 8 (10)
Jake: 375.
Score: 63–22 (max 85)

Teatime teaser: ACEFINED -> DEFIANCE

Round 10: G E W M I N K O U

Joey: OWING (5)
Jake: woking
DC: WOKE (4) MOWING (6) MEOWING (7)
OT: WONGUIM (7)
Score: 68–22 (max 92)

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

Joey: SPRAINED (8)
Jake: ASPIRED (7)
DC: PRAISED (7) DIAPERS (7)
Score: 76–22 (max 100)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of some nautical measurements.

Round 12: T E C F U G I L R

Joey: guiler
Jake: TRIFLE (6)
DC: GUILE (5) FUGLIER (7)
OT: FLUTIER (7) LUCIFER (7) UTRICLE (7)
Score: 76–28 (max 107)

Round 13: N S D M A O E I B

Joey: DOMAINS (7)
Jake: bisoned
DC: amoeba DOMAINES (8) ABDOMENS (8)
OT: NOMADISE (8)
Score: 83–28 (max 115)

Round 14: 25, 4, 5, 9, 8, 6. Target: 507.

Joey: 507. (4 x 25 x 5) + 9 - (8 - 6) (10)
Jake: 507. (4 x 25 x 5) + 9 - (8 - 6) (10)
Score: 93–38 (max 125)

Round 15: G R I M C A N O N

Jake buzzes on 8.75 seconds to say ROMANCING which is correct.
Final Score: 93–48 (max 135)

Statistics Corner

Joey:
Total score - 93
Raw score - 98
Total % of max - 69
Raw % of max - 73
Total average score per round - 6.2
Raw average score per round - 6.5
Number of maxes - 6

Jake:
Total score - 48
Raw score - 79
Total % of max - 36
Raw % of max - 59
Total average score per round - 3.2
Raw average score per round - 5.3
Number of maxes - 4

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