Thursday 8th April 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 69)

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Thursday 8th April 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 69)

Post by James Robinson » Sun May 02, 2021 1:52 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 8 April 2021.

C1: Champion Jane Peet (3 wins, 254 points.) A retired prison officer from Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester.
C2: Challenger Aimee Spinks. A unit stills photographer. She also went with Eddie Redmayne to meet Stephen Hawking at his house to do stills in preparation for Redmayne portraying him in The Theory of Everything.
DC: Susie Dent and Nicki Chapman.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: H L N A E O S T I
R02: U R E G O W S A T
R03: 50, 25, 10, 1, 3, 3. Target: 230.
TTT: ROYALTEA - "Between 1 and 6, depending on how it falls."
R04: I D E B K O R F I
R05: S C N E A T U O C
R06: 25, 8, 2, 1, 1, 8. Target: 151.
R07: Y M V I O E P S A
R08: U N E D G O R H I
R09: 50, 25, 3, 10, 2, 7. Target: 868.
TTT: CLOUTSET - "Wipe out hundreds of items of clothing."
R10: E S L A T M O E D
R11: P B J A I E F S O
R12: U C T A L W I D E
R13: N Z P O E A R N U
R14: 25, 9, 6, 3, 4, 8. Target: 787.
R15: B R I N G M E L T (conundrum)


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Round 1: H L N A E O S T I

Jane: TOENAILS (8)
Aimee: STOLEN (6)
DC: HAILSTONE (18)
Score: 8–0 (max 18)

Round 2: U R E G O W S A T

Jane: OUTRAGES (8)
Aimee: TOWERS (6)
DC: STOWAGE (7) OUTWEARS (8)
OT: OUTSWEAR (8)
Score: 16–0 (max 26)

Round 3: 50, 25, 10, 1, 3, 3. Target: 230.

Jane: 230. (25 - (3 - 1)) x 10 (10)
Aimee: 230. ((3 + 1) x 50) + (10 x 3) (10)
Score: 26–10 (max 36)

Teatime teaser: ROYALTEA -> ALEATORY

Round 4: I D E B K O R F I

Jane: FORKED (6)
Aimee: FORKED (6)
DC: FIBROID (7)
Score: 32–16 (max 43)

Round 5: S C N E A T U O C

Jane: TOUCANS (7)
Aimee: ACCOUNTS (8)
DC: NUTCASE (7)
OT: COSECANT (8) NECTOSAC (8)
Score: 32–24 (max 51)

Round 6: 25, 8, 2, 1, 1, 8. Target: 151.

Jane: 151. ((8 - 2) x 25) + 1 (10)
Aimee: 151. ((8 - 2) x 25) + 1 (10)
Score: 42–34 (max 61)

Nicki talks about doing lots of extra shifts on BBC Radio 2 during lockdown.

Round 7: Y M V I O E P S A

Jane: MOVIES (6)
Aimee: MOPES (5)
DC: MYOPIA (6)
OT: AMOVES (6) IMPOSE (6) MISPAY (6) MIVEYS (6) MYOPES (6) PAVIES (6) PAVISE (6) POMEIS (6) SOAPIE (6)
Score: 48–34 (max 67)

Round 8: U N E D G O R H I

Jane: HERDING (7)
Aimee: hording
DC: GROUNDIE (8)
OT: DOUGHIER (8)
Score: 55–34 (max 75)

Round 9: 50, 25, 3, 10, 2, 7. Target: 868.

Jane: 870. (50 + 25 + 7 + 3 + 2) x 10 (7)
Aimee: 870. ((10 + 7) x 50) + 25 - 3 - 2 (7)
RR: 868. (50 + 25 - (10 + 3)) x 2 x 7 (10)
Score: 62–41 (max 85)

Teatime teaser: CLOUTSET -> CULOTTES

Round 10: E S L A T M O E D

Jane: STEAMED (7)
Aimee: stealed
DC: MOLESTED (8)
OT: DESOLATE (8) LATESOME (8) MEDALETS (8)
Score: 69–41 (max 93)

Round 11: P B J A I E F S O

Jane: JIBES (5)
Aimee: PEAS (4)
DC: JAPES (5) FEIJOAS (7)
Score: 74–41 (max 100)

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

Round 12: U C T A L W I D E

Jane: DIALECT (7)
Aimee: CLAWED (6)
DC: CITADEL (7) DUCTILE (7)
OT: AULETIC (7) DELTAIC (7) DULCITE (7) EDICTAL (7) EDICULA (7) WILDCAT (7)
Score: 81–41 (max 107)

Round 13: N Z P O E A R N U

Jane: UNROPE (6)
Aimee: PRUNE (5)
DC: UNPRONE (7)
OT: PRENOUN (7)
Score: 87–41 (max 114)

Round 14: 25, 9, 6, 3, 4, 8. Target: 787.

Jane: 783. (((9 x 3) + 4) x 25) + 8 (7)
Aimee: 784. Mistake in working.
OT: 787. (((25 x 6) + 8) x (9 - 4)) - 3 (10)
Score: 94–41 (max 124)

Round 15: B R I N G M E L T

Jane buzzes on 3 seconds to say TREMBLING which is correct.
Final Score: 104–41 (max 134)

Statistics Corner

Jane:
Total score - 104
Raw score - 111
Total % of max - 78
Raw % of max - 83
Total average score per round - 6.9
Raw average score per round - 7.4
Number of maxes - 6

Aimee:
Total score - 41
Raw score - 73
Total % of max - 31
Raw % of max - 54
Total average score per round - 2.7
Raw average score per round - 4.9
Number of maxes - 3

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