Thursday 15th April 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 74)

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Thursday 15th April 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 74)

Post by James Robinson » Mon May 03, 2021 12:41 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 15 April 2021.

C1: Champion James Notton (2 wins, 181 points.) A recent law graduate from the University of Sussex, but is originally from Shepperton, Surrey.
C2: Challenger Tom Adlam. A development advisor from Chingford, Greater London. He has previously lived all over Africa helping with development aid.
DC: Susie Dent and Amol Rajan.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: N A E T S L I O M
R02: E P N A D U S R E
R03: 75, 7, 6, 5, 2, 8. Target: 273.
TTT: ARCLAIRD - "This helps you get a bit off for when you get on."
R04: H A L T I E S K O
R05: G I E W Y S F A U
R06: 25, 50, 7, 10, 2, 8. Target: 316.
R07: G D L N A O I E R
R08: B A E T C S O I Q
R09: 1, 3, 8, 9, 8, 5. Target: 227.
TTT: OLDCRESS - "The phone and the belly button had this in common."
R10: L T U A W C E R O
R11: P N M I E A O F D
R12: S R H B E U O G E
R13: S M R P I A O E N
R14: 50, 25, 75, 100, 2, 7. Target: 958.
R15: C U B E S R I B S (conundrum)


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

James: ELATION (7)
Tom: ELATION (7)
DC: TOENAILS (8) SEMITONAL (18)
Score: 7–7 (max 18)

Round 2: E P N A D U S R E

James: PANDERS (7)
Tom: UNDERSEA (8)
DC: SPURNED (7)
OT: PERSUADE (8) SPEEDRAN (8) SPEEDRUN (8) UNREAPED (8)
Score: 7–15 (max 26)

Round 3: 75, 7, 6, 5, 2, 8. Target: 273.

James: 273. ((6 - 2) x 75) - ((7 x 5) - 8) (10)
Tom: 273. ((8 / 2) x (75 - 5)) - 7 (10)
Score: 17–25 (max 36)

Teatime teaser: ARCLAIRD -> RAILCARD

Round 4: H A L T I E S K O

James: HALOS (5)
Tom: HOLIEST (7)
DC: HOKIEST (7) ISOLATE (7) OAKIEST (7)
OT: AEOLIST (7) EOLITHS (7) HOSTILE (7) LATEISH (7) LITHOES (7) LOATHES (7) SHITAKE (7) TALKIES (7)
Score: 17–32 (max 43)

Round 5: G I E W Y S F A U

James: wagyus
Tom: WAGES (5)
DC: GASIFY (6)
OT: FUSEWAY (7)
Score: 17–37 (max 50)

Round 6: 25, 50, 7, 10, 2, 8. Target: 316.

James: 316. ((25 + 7) x 10) - (8 / 2) (10)
Tom: 317.
Score: 27–37 (max 60)

Amol talks about the troubles that have had with his name over the years.

Round 7: G D L N A O I E R

James: RELOADING (18)
Tom: RELOADING (18)
DC: granola GIRANDOLE (18)
Score: 45–55 (max 78)

Round 8: B A E T C S O I Q

James: BEAST (5)
Tom: COATIS (6)
DC: SOCIATE (7) ICEBOATS (8)
Score: 45–61 (max 86)

Round 9: 1, 3, 8, 9, 8, 5. Target: 227.

James: 227. (8 x 3 x (9 + 1)) - (8 + 5) (10)
Tom: -
Score: 55–61 (max 96)

Teatime teaser: OLDCRESS -> CORDLESS

Round 10: L T U A W C E R O

James: OUTWEAR (7)
Tom: OUTRACE (7)
DC: COULTER (7) CROTALE (7)
OT: CLOTURE (7) CUARTEL (7) LOCATER (7) OCULATE (7) OUTWALE (7) TORULAE (7)
Score: 62–68 (max 103)

Round 11: P N M I E A O F D

James: DOMAINE (7)
Tom: poniade
DC: PIEMAN (6) DOPAMINE (8)
Score: 69–68 (max 111)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of some terms to do with board games.

Round 12: S R H B E U O G E

James: GROUSE (6)
Tom: brushes
DC: REHOUSE (7) BURGEES (7)
OT: BROGUES (7)
Score: 75–68 (max 118)

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

James: MOPANES (7)
Tom: SIMPER (6)
DC: MANROPES (8) ROMAINES (8)
OT: PROMNESIA (18)
Score: 82–68 (max 136)

Round 14: 50, 25, 75, 100, 2, 7. Target: 958.

James: 953. ((2 + 7) x 100) + 50 + (75 / 25) (7)
Tom: 952.
RR: 958. ((75 x 7) - 50 + (100 / 25)) x 2 (10)
Score: 89–68 (max 146)

Round 15: C U B E S R I B S

James buzzes on 5.75 seconds to say SUBSCRIBE which is correct.
Final Score: 99–68 (max 156)

Statistics Corner

James:
Total score - 99
Raw score - 116
Total % of max - 63
Raw % of max - 74
Total average score per round - 6.6
Raw average score per round - 7.7
Number of maxes - 6

Tom:
Total score - 68
Raw score - 88
Total % of max - 44
Raw % of max - 56
Total average score per round - 4.5
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 5

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