Tuesday 20th April 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 77)

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Tuesday 20th April 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 77)

Post by James Robinson » Mon May 03, 2021 2:45 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 20 April 2021.

C1: Champion Adam Posner (2 wins, 161 points.) A business development employee from Stockport, Greater Manchester.
C2: Challenger Dave Lomax. A baker from Halifax, West Yorkshire. He used to be a crime analyst for the West Yorkshire Police.
DC: Susie Dent and Amol Rajan.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S L A K E F M O S
R02: T R I U L D E N R
R03: 75, 50, 8, 7, 2, 3. Target: 756.
TTT: POOHYENS - "Pooh Bear yens for a lovely helping of this."
R04: P T A I G W O E C
R05: C S P A O I F Y E
R06: 50, 1, 9, 2, 7, 4. Target: 963.
R07: L X M U O A E D P
R08: R C S I O H E V A
R09: 75, 6, 10, 2, 10, 1. Target: 339.
TTT: ROOFSTEM - "It sounds like less than five and usually follow first."
R10: M D I O T P S A E
R11: W L H T M U E O I
R12: N R B E A G O S E
R13: N U D E R S A T I
R14: 100, 10, 3, 8, 9, 3. Target: 415.
R15: R A C E Y N E S S (conundrum)


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Round 1: S L A K E F M O S

Adam: FLAMES (6)
Dave: FLAMES (6)
DC: FLAKES (6) FLASKS (6) FOAMLESS (8)
Score: 6–6 (max 8)

Round 2: T R I U L D E N R

Adam: TURNED (6)
Dave: TURNED (6)
DC: UNDERLIT (8) INTRUDER (8)
Score: 12–12 (max 16)

Round 3: 75, 50, 8, 7, 2, 3. Target: 756.

Adam: 756. ((7 + 3) x 75) + 8 - 2 (10)
Dave: 756. ((7 + 3) x 75) + 8 - 2 (10)
Score: 22–22 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: POOHYENS -> HONEYSOP

Round 4: P T A I G W O E C

Adam: COWPAT (6)
Dave: POTAGE (6)
DC: cagepit pitcage COWAGE (6) TOWAGE (6) COPITA (6) POETIC (6)
OT: OPACITE (7) PAGETIC (7) PIGCOTE (7)
Score: 28–28 (max 33)

Round 5: C S P A O I F Y E

Adam: COSY (4)
Dave: PACIFY (6)
DC: OPACIFY (7)
OT: PEACIFY (7) SPECIFY (7)
Score: 28–34 (max 40)

Round 6: 50, 1, 9, 2, 7, 4. Target: 963.

Adam: 954.
Dave: 961. (((9 x 2) + 1) x 50) + 7 + 4 (7)
RR: 963. ((50 x 2) + 7) x 9 (10)
Score: 28–41 (max 50)

Amol talks about his love for cricket, and trying to become England's version of Shane Warne.

Round 7: L X M U O A E D P

Adam: PLUMED (6)
Dave: PLUMED (6)
DC: ampouled AMPOULE (7)
Score: 34–47 (max 57)

Round 8: R C S I O H E V A

Adam: CHOIRS (6)
Dave: CHAIRS (6)
DC: SHIVER (6) OVARIES (7) HEROICS (7) ARCHIVES (8) VARICOSE (8)
Score: 40–53 (max 65)

Round 9: 75, 6, 10, 2, 10, 1. Target: 339.

Adam: -
Dave: 340. (75 + 10) x (6 - 2) (7)
RR: 339. ((75 + 10) x (6 - 2)) - 1 (10)
Score: 40–60 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: ROOFSTEM -> FOREMOST

Round 10: M D I O T P S A E

Adam: DOPIEST (7)
Dave: PASTED (6)
DC: PASTIME (7) DIOPTASE (8)
OT: ATOMISED (8) EPISTOMA (8) MODISTAE (8)
Score: 47–60 (max 83)

Round 11: W L H T M U E O I

Adam: WHITE (5)
Dave: WHITE (5)
DC: MOTILE (6) MOUTHIE (7)
Score: 52–65 (max 90)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "happy as a sandboy".

Round 12: N R B E A G O S E

Adam: GROANS (6)
Dave: ORANGES (7)
DC: SEABORNE (8)
Score: 52–72 (max 98)

Round 13: N U D E R S A T I

Adam: undersit
Dave: RANDIEST (8)
DC: undersat STRAINED (8) UNITARDS (8) TRANSUDE (8)
OT: DATURINES (18) INDURATES (18)
Score: 52–80 (max 116)

Round 14: 100, 10, 3, 8, 9, 3. Target: 415.

Adam: -
Dave: -
RR: 415. (100 - ((9 x 3) - 10)) x (8 - 3) (10)
Score: 52–80 (max 126)

Round 15: R A C E Y N E S S

Adam buzzes on 6.75 seconds to say SCARYNESS which is incorrect.
Dave buzzes on 7.5 seconds to say NECESSARY which is correct.
Final Score: 52–90 (max 136)

Statistics Corner

Adam:
Total score - 52
Raw score - 67
Total % of max - 38
Raw % of max - 49
Total average score per round - 3.5
Raw average score per round - 4.5
Number of maxes - 1

Dave:
Total score - 90
Raw score - 96
Total % of max - 66
Raw % of max - 71
Total average score per round - 6.0
Raw average score per round - 6.4
Number of maxes - 2

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