Friday 5th March 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 45)

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Friday 5th March 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 45)

Post by James Robinson » Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:20 am

Countdown recap for Friday 5 March 2021.

C1: Champion Joey Burton (2 wins, 188 points.) A 17-year-old 6th Form student from County Durham.
C2: Challenger Ruth Cappleman. A science and maths tutor from Enfield, Greater London. She is also the wife of Series 72 champion, Tom "T-Cap" Cappleman. 8-)
DC: Susie Dent and Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson.
RR: Rachel Riley.
CM: Guest Host Colin Murray.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T P S G E O I E R
R02: M A N U B O S I E
R03: 75, 25, 100, 50, 10, 3. Target: 639.
TTT: ALANSGOT - "Alan's got a real passion for these tasty creatures."
R04: F O R A T I D U O
R05: P K W S E I A O L
R06: 50, 2, 10, 9, 8, 1. Target: 254.
R07: M H V Y A E U I S
R08: G E R O P E C I N
R09: 75, 50, 25, 100, 5, 3, . Target: 186.
TTT: TURNGLUM - "You'll turn glum if you run out of these on your trip to Asia."
R10: T A F O S E W C U
R11: S P T G A O E I N
R12: L A B E T O M S I
R13: R D H L E U A O W
R14: 50, 5, 5, 4, 7, 1. Target: 810.
R15: A C U T E N I N E (conundrum)


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Round 1: T P S G E O I E R

Joey: GORIEST (7)
Ruth: ROPIEST (7)
DC: POETISER (8)
RR/CM: PROTEGES (8)
OT: PEROGIES (8) POETRISE (8) PRESTIGE (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

Round 2: M A N U B O S I E

Joey: BEMOANS (7)
Ruth: BONES (5)
DC: NOISE (5) OMNIBUS (7)
OT: ANEMIOUS (8)
Score: 14–7 (max 16)

Round 3: 75, 25, 100, 50, 10, 3. Target: 639.

Joey: 639. ((((50 x 100) + 75) / 25) + 10) x 3 (10)
Ruth: 640.
Score: 24–7 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: ALANSGOT -> LANGOSTA

Round 4: F O R A T I D U O

Joey: ADROIT (6)
Ruth: AUDITOR (7)
DC: ROOT (4)
OT: TOURADI (7)
Score: 24–14 (max 33)

Round 5: P K W S E I A O L

Joey: LAPSE (5)
Ruth: OKAPIS (6)
CM: WALKIES (7)
DC: SAWLIKE (7) KAPOWS (6)
OT: SOAPLIKE (8) WASPLIKE (8)
Score: 24–20 (max 41)

Round 6: 50, 2, 10, 9, 8, 1. Target: 254.

Joey: 254. ((50 + 1) x (10 / 2)) - (9 - 8) (10)
Ruth: 254. ((50 x 10) + 8) / 2 (10)
Score: 34–30 (max 51)

Tanni talks about doing the VO2 test, and once throwing up on a treadmill whilst doing it. :oops: :lol:

Round 7: M H V Y A E U I S

Joey: SHAME (5)
Ruth: MAUVES (6)
DC: HAVE (4) MAUVISH (7)
OT: YESHIVA (7)
Score: 34–36 (max 58)

Round 8: G E R O P E C I N

Joey: PEERING (7)
Ruth: CREEPING (8)
DC: PEEING (6) PERIGONE (8)
OT: ENERGICO (8)
Score: 34–44 (max 66)

Round 9: 75, 50, 25, 100, 5, 3. Target: 186.

Joey: 185.
Ruth: 186. ((50 / 25) x 3) + 100 + 75 + 5 (10)
Score: 34–54 (max 76)

Teatime teaser: TURNGLUM -> NGULTRUM

Round 10: T A F O S E W C U

Joey: OUTFACE (7)
Ruth: OUTFACES (8)
DC: FOCUS (5)
Score: 34–62 (max 84)

Round 11: S P T G A O E I N

Joey: PASTING (7)
Ruth: POSTAGE (7)
CM: spongiest
DC: GOATS (5) PINOTAGES (18)
OT: POINTAGES (18)
Score: 41–69 (max 102)

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

Round 12: L A B E T O M S I

Joey: ABLEST (6)
Ruth: LOAMIEST (8)
CM: moistable
DC: TOMBS (5) SMOTE (5) BALMIEST (8) TIMBALES (8)
Score: 41–77 (max 110)

Round 13: R D H L E U A O W

Joey: HAULED (6)
Ruth: HOWLED (6)
DC: WHORL (5) WHORLED (7)
OT: OWLHEAD (7) ROULADE (7) WAREHOU (7)
Score: 47–83 (max 117)

A bit of TV magic there, as the W that was picked was actually an upside-down M, but it got changed to a proper W a second later... :shock: :shock: :shock:

Round 14: 50, 5, 5, 4, 7, 1. Target: 810.

Joey: 810. (((4 - 1) x 50) + 7 + 5) x 5 (10)
Ruth: 812.
Score: 57–83 (max 127)

Round 15: A C U T E N I N E

No one buzzes. The answer, correctly spotted by Rachel, was ENUNCIATE.
Final Score: 57–83 (max 137)

Statistics Corner

Joey:
Total score - 57
Raw score - 100
Total % of max - 42
Raw % of max - 73
Total average score per round - 3.8
Raw average score per round - 6.7
Number of maxes - 3

Ruth:
Total score - 83
Raw score - 95
Total % of max - 61
Raw % of max - 69
Total average score per round - 5.5
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 6

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