Monday 8th March 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 46)

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Monday 8th March 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 46)

Post by James Robinson » Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:52 am

Happy International Women's Day, where Colin is rightly the only male on screen today. :D :D :D

Countdown recap for Monday 8 March 2021.

C1: Champion Ruth Cappleman (1 win, 83 points.) A science and maths tutor from Enfield, Greater London.
C2: Challenger Chloe Lavan. A child community worker from Middlesbrough, but works in Sunderland.
DC: Susie Dent and Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson.
RR: Rachel Riley.
CM: Guest Host Colin Murray.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: B U S A R O I T E
R02: P M G I E A D I S
R03: 75, 2, 6, 2, 9, 9. Target: 335.
TTT: ICYNORMA - "Norma's icy because there's a bitterness in the air."
R04: O U E L N F G A C
R05: D O P I R E Y T U
R06: 75, 50, 8, 5, 7, 8. Target: 629.
R07: H A W I M O L E S
R08: R P D U A I T M E
R09: 75, 1, 10, 9, 7, 6. Target: 131.
TTT: GASSOARS - "You won't find this on land, it's all on sea."
R10: R C K O U A T W I
R11: H E B A R I C E S
R12: N G R A O E P N A
R13: S I F E D O G V L
R14: 7, 5, 8, 9, 8, 1. Target: 590.
R15: H A V E O R D E R (conundrum)


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Round 1: B U S A R O I T E

Ruth: BUSTIER (7)
Chloe: OUTRAISE (8)
OT: RUBIATES (8) SABOTEUR (8)
Score: 0–8 (max 8)

Round 2: P M G I E A D I S

Ruth: MAGPIES (7)
Chloe: IMAGED (6)
DC: PEGASID (7)
OT: MEDIGAPS (8)
Score: 7–8 (max 16)

Round 3: 75, 2, 6, 2, 9, 9. Target: 335.

Ruth: 336. (75 + 9) x (6 - 2) (7)
Chloe: 336. (75 + 9) x (2 + 2) (7)
RR: 335. ((75 x 9) - (9 - 6 + 2)) / 2 (10)
Score: 14–15 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: ICYNORMA -> ACRIMONY

Round 4: O U E L N F G A C

Ruth: CAGOULE (7)
Chloe: FLOUNCE (7)
OT: AGLUCONE (8) OCEANFUL (8)
Score: 21–22 (max 34)

Round 5: D O P I R E Y T U

Ruth: POUTIER (7)
Chloe: POUTIER (7)
DC: OUTRIDE (7) PERIDOT (7)
OT: DIOPTRE (7) ETOURDI (7) PROTEID (7) PROTIDE (7) PRUDITY (7) PTEROID (7)
Score: 28–29 (max 41)

Round 6: 75, 50, 8, 5, 7, 8. Target: 629.

Ruth: -
Chloe: 627. Mistake in working.
RR: 629. (75 x 8) + 50 - ((8 - 5) x 7) (10)
Score: 28–29 (max 51)

Tanni talks about one of her biggest inspirations, Mary Warnock, who helped improve education for disabled children.

Round 7: H A W I M O L E S

Ruth: EMAILS (6)
Chloe: HOMIES (6)
DC: LIMEWASH (8) HEMIOLAS (8)
Score: 34–35 (max 59)

Round 8: R P D U A I T M E

Ruth: IMPARTED (8)
Chloe: dampier
DC: UPRATED (7) MUDIRATE (8)
Score: 42–35 (max 67)

Round 9: 75, 1, 10, 9, 7, 6. Target: 131.

Ruth: 131. 75 + ((9 - 1) x 7) (10)
Chloe: 132.
Score: 52–35 (max 77)

Teatime teaser: GASSOARS -> SARGASSO

Round 10: R C K O U A T W I

Ruth: TRICK (5)
Chloe: TRACK (5)
DC: TWIRK (5) TROIKA (6)
OT: CUTWORK (7) OUTWICK (7)
Score: 57–40 (max 84)

Round 11: H E B A R I C E S

Ruth: BEACHES (7)
Chloe: BEACHES (7)
DC: BRACES (6) BEACHIER (8)
OT: BREACHES (8)
Score: 64–47 (max 92)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of some "old technologies".

Round 12: N G R A O E P N A

Ruth: ORANGE (6)
Chloe: GRAPE (5)
OT: NEOPAGAN (8) PANGERAN (8)
Score: 70–47 (max 100)

Round 13: S I F E D O G V L

Ruth: GLOVES (6)
Chloe: GOLDIES (7)
OT: DOGFLIES (8)
Score: 70–54 (max 108)

Round 14: 7, 5, 8, 9, 8, 1. Target: 590.

Ruth: 590. (((7 x 8) + 8 + 1) x 9) + 5 (10)
Chloe: 590. ((8 x 8) - 5) x (9 + 1) (10)
Score: 80–64 (max 118)

Round 15: H A V E O R D E R

Ruth buzzes on 19.5 seconds to say OVERHEARD which is correct.
Final Score: 90–64 (max 128)

Statistics Corner

Ruth:
Total score - 90
Raw score - 103
Total % of max - 70
Raw % of max - 80
Total average score per round - 6.0
Raw average score per round - 6.9
Number of maxes - 5

Chloe:
Total score - 64
Raw score - 82
Total % of max - 50
Raw % of max - 64
Total average score per round - 4.3
Raw average score per round - 5.5
Number of maxes - 3

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