Tuesday 13th April 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 72)

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Tuesday 13th April 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 72)

Post by James Robinson » Mon May 03, 2021 10:38 am

Countdown recap for Tuesday 13 April 2021.

C1: Champion Joe Parry (2 wins, 127 points.) A 21-year-old from Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire.
C2: Challenger James Notton. A recent law graduate from the University of Sussex. He likes rugby and when he was a kid, he went on a school rugby trip to New Zealand.
DC: Susie Dent and Nicki Chapman.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: F O K E C I S B U
R02: R N L C A E O I H
R03: 25, 2, 9, 10, 8, 4. Target: 988.
TTT: ASKBASIN - "Are these shrubs the graffiti artist's favourite?"
R04: S A P W N E L U I
R05: D O Y E G I T J E
R06: 100, 75, 3, 4, 6, 10. Target: 538.
R07: B A P O W I S G R
R08: M E O A C T L S E
R09: 25, 4, 1, 5, 8, 8. Target: 342.
TTT: LIKEDSEA - "She liked the sea, but much preferred this location."
R10: R I O V D S U A G
R11: L E P I N O M R A
R12: S L I E T G O A N
R13: M E R U D O S T E
R14: 7, 6, 9, 2, 10, 3. Target: 642.
R15: A L L K O O K I E (conundrum)


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Round 1: F O K E C I S B U

Joe: BIKES (5)
James: BUCKS (5)
DC: BUCKOES (7)
Score: 5–5 (max 7)

Round 2: R N L C A E O I H

Joe: CHLORINE (8)
James: CHLORINE (8)
DC: LONICERA (8)
OT: ENCHORIAL (18)
Score: 13–13 (max 25)

Round 3: 25, 2, 9, 10, 8, 4. Target: 988.

Joe: 988. Mistake in working.
James: 988. Mistake in working.
RR: 988. ((25 x 10) - (9 + 2 - 8)) x 4 (10)
Score: 13–13 (max 35)

Teatime teaser: ASKBASIN -> BANKSIAS

Round 4: S A P W N E L U I

Joe: SPAWN (5)
James: SPAWN (5)
DC: SPANIEL (7) INWALES (7) ALPINES (7)
OT: INSULAE (7) LUPINES (7) PAULINS (7) PINEALS (7) PINWALE (7) SPLENIA (7) UNPILES (7) UNPLIES (7)
Score: 18–18 (max 42)

Round 5: D O Y E G I T J E

Joe: dogtie
James: DEITY (5)
DC: EEJIT (5)
OT: TOIDEY (6)
Score: 18–23 (max 48)

Round 6: 100, 75, 3, 4, 6, 10. Target: 538.

Joe: 538. (6 x 100) - 75 + 10 + 3 (10)
James: 538. (6 x 100) - 75 + 10 + 3 (10)
Score: 28–33 (max 58)

Nicki talks about learning how to declutter during lockdown.

Round 7: B A P O W I S G R

Joe: GRIPS (5)
James: GRASP (5)
DC: BIOWARS (7)
Score: 33–38 (max 65)

Round 8: M E O A C T L S E

Joe: LACTOSE (7)
James: LACTOSE (7)
DC: METACOELS (18)
Score: 40–45 (max 83)

Round 9: 25, 4, 1, 5, 8, 8. Target: 342.

Joe: 342. Mistake in working.
James: 342. ((8 + 5 + 1) x 25) - 8 (10)
Score: 40–55 (max 93)

Teatime teaser: LIKEDSEA -> LAKESIDE

Round 10: R I O V D S U A G

Joe: SUGAR (5)
James: GUARDS (6)
DC: SAVIOUR (7) ADVISOR (7)
OT: DAIGOUS (7) GIAOURS (7) RADIOUS (7) VARIOUS (7) VIRAGOS (7)
Score: 40–61 (max 100)

Round 11: L E P I N O M R A

Joe: NORMAL (6)
James: MOANIER (7)
DC: IMPLORE (7) PROEMIAL (8) PROLAMINE (18)
Score: 40–68 (max 118)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "doing one's level best".

Round 12: S L I E T G O A N

Joe: SLATING (7)
James: sleating
DC: LEGATIONS (18)
Score: 47–68 (max 136)

Round 13: M E R U D O S T E

Joe: modester
James: DEMOTES (7)
DC: MUSTERED (8)
OT: DEMUREST (8)
Score: 47–75 (max 144)

Round 14: 7, 6, 9, 2, 10, 3. Target: 642.

Joe: 641.
James: 642. (7 x 9 x 10) + (6 x 2) (10)
Score: 47–85 (max 154)

Round 15: A L L K O O K I E

James buzzes on 2.5 seconds to say LOOKALIKE which is correct.
Final Score: 47–95 (max 164)

Statistics Corner

Joe:
Total score - 47
Raw score - 65
Total % of max - 29
Raw % of max - 40
Total average score per round - 3.1
Raw average score per round - 4.3
Number of maxes - 1

James:
Total score - 95
Raw score - 95
Total % of max - 58
Raw % of max - 58
Total average score per round - 6.3
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 4

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