Monday 19th April 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 76)

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Monday 19th April 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 76)

Post by James Robinson » Mon May 03, 2021 1:57 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 19 April 2021.

C1: Champion Adam Posner (1 win, 89 points.) A business development employee from Stockport, Greater Manchester.
C2: Challenger Ebony Thurston. A bingo session manager from Morecambe, Lancashire. She owns a dog, a rabbit, a canary, a cockatiel, a python and a hognose snake!!
DC: Susie Dent and Amol Rajan.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: N H S O A E L D R
R02: T N K I U O P S A
R03: 100, 50, 6, 2, 5, 10. Target: 891.
TTT: FORDPALM - "Not the sort of person you want in your circle of friends."
R04: M C F D E O I R E
R05: L T F A O I E W P
R06: 75, 25, 5, 8, 10, 9. Target: 119.
R07: S U M A G O P E J
R08: Y S N R I U E O V
R09: 50, 1, 4, 5, 8, 5. Target: 559.
TTT: BEGANHAD - "Once the heavy metal concert began, he just had to do this."
R10: C T H A E U S D O
R11: B L P E I A R W N
R12: Q S L O E I T R U
R13: D N G M O E I A C
R14: 50, 75, 7, 5, 6, 8. Target: 918.
R15: D O C K P L E A D (conundrum)


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Round 1: N H S O A E L D R

Adam: LOANERS (7)
Ebony: LOANERS (7)
DC: LOADERS (7) HANDLERS (8) HOARSEN (7) LARDONS (7)
OT: LADRONES (8) SOLANDER (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

Round 2: T N K I U O P S A

Adam: POINTS (6)
Ebony: POINTS (6)
DC: SPUTNIK (7) UTOPIANS (8)
OT: OPUNTIAS (8) PATINOUS (8)
Score: 13–13 (max 16)

Round 3: 100, 50, 6, 2, 5, 10. Target: 891.

Adam: 898. ((10 - (6 - 5)) x 100) - 2 (5)
Ebony: 894. Mistake in working.
RR: 890/892. (7)
OT: 890. (100 - 6 - 5) x 10 (7)
Score: 18–13 (max 23)

Teatime teaser: FORDPALM -> FRAMPOLD

Round 4: M C F D E O I R E

Adam: FORCED (6)
Ebony: FORMED (6)
DC: MEDIOCRE (8)
OT: COMIDEER (8)
Score: 24–19 (max 31)

Round 5: L T F A O I E W P

Adam: PLEAT (5)
Ebony: POLITE (6)
DC: PEAFOWL (7) FLEAPIT (7)
OT: FLOATIE (7) FOLIATE (7) OPALITE (7)
Score: 24–25 (max 38)

Round 6: 75, 25, 5, 8, 10, 9. Target: 119.

Adam: 119. 75 + 25 + 10 + 9 (10)
Ebony: 119. 75 + 25 + 10 + 9 (10)
Score: 34–35 (max 48)

Amol talks about the problems with autocorrecting in messages.

Round 7: S U M A G O P E J

Adam: JUMPS (5)
Ebony: GAMES (5)
DC: AMUSE (5) PUMAS (5) OMEGAS (6)
OT: EMPUSA (6) MAJOES (6) MAPOUS (6) MOGUES (6) PEGMAS (6) POGUES (6)
Score: 39–40 (max 54)

Round 8: Y S N R I U E O V

Adam: VERSION (7)
Ebony: SOUVENIR (8)
DC: VIRUS (5)
Score: 39–48 (max 62)

Round 9: 50, 1, 4, 5, 8, 5. Target: 559.

Adam: 558. ((5 + 5 + 1) x 50) + 8 (7)
Ebony: 558. ((5 + 5 + 1) x 50) + 8 (7)
RR: 559. (((4 x 5) + 50) x 8) - 1 (10)
Score: 46–55 (max 72)

Teatime teaser: BEGANHAD -> HEADBANG

Round 10: C T H A E U S D O

Adam: SCOUTED (7)
Ebony: CHEATS (6)
DC: CATHOUSE (8) SOUTACHE (8)
OT: CATHODES (8)
Score: 53–55 (max 80)

Round 11: B L P E I A R W N

Adam: repair
Ebony: WARBLE (6)
DC: PLAINER (7) PRALINE (7)
OT: BIPLANE (7) PINWALE (7) WEBINAR (7)
Score: 53–61 (max 87)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "seamy" and "sleazy".

Round 12: Q S L O E I T R U

Adam: QUOTERS (7)
Ebony: outrise
DC: QUILTERS (8)
OT: OUTLIERS (8) QUOILERS (8) QUOITERS (8)
Score: 60–61 (max 95)

Round 13: D N G M O E I A C

Adam: DEMONIC (7)
Ebony: IMAGED (6)
DC: COMEDIAN (8) cameoing
OT: ENDOGAMIC (18)
Score: 67–61 (max 113)

Round 14: 50, 75, 7, 5, 6, 8. Target: 918.

Adam: 925. ((7 + 5) x 75) + (50 / (8 - 6)) (5)
Ebony: -
RR: 918. ((75 + 50 + 5) x 7) + 8 (10)
Score: 72–61 (max 123)

Round 15: D O C K P L E A D

Ebony buzzes on 7.25 seconds to say PADLOCKED which is correct.
Final Score: 72–71 (max 133)

Statistics Corner

Adam:
Total score - 72
Raw score - 84
Total % of max - 54
Raw % of max - 63
Total average score per round - 4.8
Raw average score per round - 5.6
Number of maxes - 1

Ebony:
Total score - 71
Raw score - 83
Total % of max - 53
Raw % of max - 62
Total average score per round - 4.7
Raw average score per round - 5.5
Number of maxes - 3

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