Tuesday 6th April 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 67)

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Tuesday 6th April 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 67)

Post by James Robinson » Sun May 02, 2021 11:32 am

Countdown recap for Tuesday 6 April 2021.

C1: Champion Jane Peet (1 win, 92 points.) A retired prison officer from near Salford, Greater Manchester.
C2: Challenger Rob Hughes. A company director for a landscaping business from Warwick. He's a big cricket fan and was at Edgbaston when England famous beat Australia by 2 runs in the 2nd 2005 Ashes Test.
DC: Susie Dent and John Thomson.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: P H S T E O A F C
R02: M L B T U I E D S
R03: 100, 50, 10, 4, 7, 3. Target: 473.
TTT: SARAHPAT - "Sarah and Pat had these during their Indian meal."
R04: Y J T O I A P N E
R05: K S L O U A I C W
R06: 50, 3, 5, 5, 4, 8. Target: 180.
R07: P H S E O D U C A
R08: G L B M E I O N T
R09: 25, 50, 3, 6, 5, 9. Target: 163.
TTT: TOACRISP - "These are lovely to eat when dried to a crisp."
R10: R N S D E A F U I
R11: P G L W E O A M V
R12: G R S N I E A D R
R13: T G S M V U O E T
R14: 25, 10, 8, 10, 4, 3. Target: 443.
R15: N U R S E D O C S (conundrum)


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Round 1: P H S T E O A F C

Jane: PATCHES (7)
Rob: SHAPE (5)
DC: CHASTE (6) TOECAPS (7)
OT: POSTFACE (8)
Score: 7–0 (max 8)

Round 2: M L B T U I E D S

Jane: STUMBLED (8)
Rob: SUBLIME (7)
DC: TUMBLED (7) BUSTLED (7)
OT: MULTIBED (8) MUSTELID (8) SUBLIMED (8)
Score: 15–0 (max 16)

Round 3: 100, 50, 10, 4, 7, 3. Target: 473.

Jane: 473. (4 x 100) + (7 x 10) + 3 (10)
Rob: 473. ((50 - 3) x 10) + 7 - 4 (10)
Score: 25–10 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: SARAHPAT -> PARATHAS

Round 4: Y J T O I A P N E

Jane: POINTY (6)
Rob: POINTY (6)
DC: TEAPOY (6) OPIATE (6)
OT: JITNEY (6) PAEONY (6) PAINTY (6) PATINE (6) PIANET (6) PINATE (6) PINETA (6) POINTE (6) POTJIE (6) TAJINE (6)
Score: 31–16 (max 32)

Round 5: K S L O U A I C W

Jane: SLACK (5)
Rob: CLAWS (5)
DC: SOCIAL (6) CLOAKS (6)
OT: CAULKS (6) COULIS (6) OSCULA (6) SALUKI (6) WACKOS (6) WAULKS (6)
Score: 36–21 (max 38)

Round 6: 50, 3, 5, 5, 4, 8. Target: 180.

Jane: 180. Mistake in working.
Rob: 180. (50 + 5 + 5) x 3 (10)
Score: 36–31 (max 48)

John talks about his love of drums and bringing back the "disco" boom on the end of the Countdown tune.

Round 7: P H S E O D U C A

Jane: POUCHES (7)
Rob: SHAPED (6)
DC: HOUSED (6) PHASED (6)
OT: POCHADES (8) SPOACHED (8)
Score: 43–31 (max 56)

Round 8: G L B M E I O N T

Jane: MELTING (7)
Rob: MELTING (7)
DC: IGNOBLE (7) belmont
OT: BELTING (7) BILTONG (7) BOLTING (7) EMOTING (7) LENTIGO (7) MITOGEN (7) MOLINET (7) TOMBING (7)
Score: 50–38 (max 63)

Round 9: 25, 50, 3, 6, 5, 9. Target: 163.

Jane: 164.
Rob: 163. ((50 + 6) x 3) - 5 (10)
Score: 50–48 (max 73)

Teatime teaser: TOACRISP -> APRICOTS

Round 10: R N S D E A F U I

Jane: FRIENDS (7)
Rob: FARES (5)
DC: FUNDRAISE (18)
Score: 57–48 (max 91)

Round 11: P G L W E O A M V

Jane: LOVAGE (6)
Rob: pegola
DC: GLAMP (5)
OT: APLOME (6) LOWAGE (6) MAGLEV (6)
Score: 63–48 (max 97)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "knickerbocker glory" and "pettifogging".

Round 12: G R S N I E A D R

Jane: READINGS (8)
Rob: READINGS (8)
DC: GRINDERS (8) EARRINGS (8) GRANDSIRE (18)
Score: 71–56 (max 115)

Round 13: T G S M V U O E T

Jane: STOVE (5)
Rob: VOGUES (6)
DC: MOTETS (6) MOTTES (6)
OT: VOGUEST (7)
Score: 71–62 (max 122)

Round 14: 25, 10, 8, 10, 4, 3. Target: 443.

Jane: 443. ((10 + 8) x 25) - 4 - 3 (10)
Rob: 443. ((10 + 8) x 25) - 4 - 3 (10)
Score: 81–72 (max 132)

Round 15: N U R S E D O C S

Jane buzzes on 18 seconds to say UNCROSSED which is correct.
Final Score: 91–72 (max 142)

Statistics Corner

Jane:
Total score - 91
Raw score - 103
Total % of max - 64
Raw % of max - 73
Total average score per round - 6.1
Raw average score per round - 6.9
Number of maxes - 7

Rob:
Total score - 72
Raw score - 95
Total % of max - 51
Raw % of max - 67
Total average score per round - 4.8
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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