Wednesday 7th April 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 68)

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Wednesday 7th April 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 68)

Post by James Robinson » Sun May 02, 2021 1:10 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 7 April 2021.

C1: Champion Jane Peet (2 wins, 183 points.) A retired prison officer from Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester.
C2: Challenger David Green. A care worker from Launceston, Cornwall. In 2002, he lost a game of poker, and as a forfeit, he had to run the London Marathon the following year :!: :!:
DC: Susie Dent and Nicki Chapman.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S L R I A E P H C
R02: S T O G U Y R I G
R03: 100, 75, 6, 7, 1, 10. Target: 727.
TTT: VERBCODE - "You might pull this off when things get hot."
R04: T M O E S N A W F
R05: R D G I S E O C P
R06: 50, 10, 2, 1, 7, 2. Target: 772.
R07: R M N T I E A U J
R08: B R C E A N T K E
R09: 75, 50, 9, 6, 8, 5. Target: 464.
TTT: UBERSOLD - "Might these rocks be associated with brass?"
R10: S N L I O D P E R
R11: G T L A O I H E W
R12: S B T A U D L E M
R13: F S P A I N R O E
R14: 25, 75, 100, 50, 1, 8. Target: 644.
R15: Z I L C H T E N S (conundrum)


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Round 1: S L R I A E P H C

Jane: shaplier
David: healers
DC: SPHERICAL (18)
Score: 0–0 (max 18)

Round 2: S T O G U Y R I G

Jane: GROUTS (6)
David: rigours
DC: GUTSY (5) RUGOSITY (8)
Score: 6–0 (max 26)

Round 3: 100, 75, 6, 7, 1, 10. Target: 727.

Jane: -
David: 737. Mistake in working.
RR: 727. ((75 - 1) x 10) - 6 - 7 (10)
Score: 6–0 (max 36)

Teatime teaser: VERBCODE -> BEDCOVER

Round 4: T M O E S N A W F

Jane: STAMEN (6)
David: fastwomen
DC: FOMENTS (7)
Score: 12–0 (max 43)

Round 5: R D G I S E O C P

Jane: PERIODS (7)
David: CODGERS (7)
DC: PORGIES (7) PERCOIDS (8)
Score: 19–7 (max 51)

Round 6: 50, 10, 2, 1, 7, 2. Target: 772.

Jane: 765. Mistake in working.
David: 762. (((2 x 7) + 1) x 50) + 10 + 2 (5)
RR: 772. (((50 x 2) + 10) x 7) + 2 (10)
Score: 19–12 (max 61)

Nicki talks about her new podcast Talking Success with Nicki Chapman.

Round 7: R M N T I E A U J

Jane: minature
David: MINUTER (7)
DC: RUMINATE (8) RAIMENT (7)
OT: JAUNTIER (8) RUMANITE (8)
Score: 19–19 (max 69)

Round 8: B R C E A N T K E

Jane: BRACKEN (7)
David: BRACKEN (7)
DC: CARBENE (7)
OT: BETAKEN (7) BRACKET (7) CRENATE (7) NETBACK (7) RETAKEN (7)
Score: 26–26 (max 76)

Round 9: 75, 50, 9, 6, 8, 5. Target: 464.

Jane: 464. (9 x 50) + 8 + 6 (10)
David: 464. (9 x 50) + 8 + 6 (10)
Score: 36–36 (max 86)

Teatime teaser: UBERSOLD -> BOULDERS

Round 10: S N L I O D P E R

Jane: SOLDIER (7)
David: prolines
DC: PROLINE (7) POINDLERS (18)
Score: 43–36 (max 104)

Round 11: G T L A O I H E W

Jane: ALIGHT (6)
David: toilage
OT: ALIGOTE (7) THALWEG (7)
Score: 49–36 (max 111)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "playing fast and loose".

Round 12: S B T A U D L E M

Jane: AMULETS (7)
David: dustable
DC: STUMBLED (8)
OT: SUBLATED (8)
Score: 56–36 (max 119)

Round 13: F S P A I N R O E

Jane: PERSONA (7)
David: PROFANES (8)
DC: PINAFORES (18)
OT: PROFANISE (18)
Score: 56–44 (max 137)

Round 14: 25, 75, 100, 50, 1, 8. Target: 644.

Jane: 650. ((8 - 1) x 100) - 50 (5)
David: 648. Mistake in working.
RR: 645. (8 x 75) + 50 - (100 / 25) - 1 (7)
Score: 61–44 (max 144)

Round 15: Z I L C H T E N S

Jane buzzes on 3 seconds to say SCHNITZEL which is correct.
Final Score: 71–44 (max 154)

Statistics Corner

Jane:
Total score - 71
Raw score - 78
Total % of max - 46
Raw % of max - 51
Total average score per round - 4.7
Raw average score per round - 5.2
Number of maxes - 3

David:
Total score - 44
Raw score - 44
Total % of max - 29
Raw % of max - 29
Total average score per round - 2.9
Raw average score per round - 2.9
Number of maxes - 2

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