Wednesday 21st April 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 78)

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Wednesday 21st April 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 78)

Post by James Robinson » Mon May 03, 2021 3:30 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 21 April 2021.

C1: Champion Dave Lomax (1 win, 90 points.) A baker from Halifax, West Yorkshire.
C2: Challenger Paul Holland. A head of football development from Long Eaton, Derbyshire. He's a former professional footballer who played for Mansfield Town, Sheffield United, Chesterfield and Bristol City, as well as the England under-21's.
DC: Susie Dent and Chris Packham.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: W R E I Y S O U G
R02: T D A M O I N L E
R03: 50, 2, 8, 1, 6, 1. Target: 649.
TTT: GROUNDED - "Not the top cat, in fact, quite the opposite."
R04: P F T A U D A E B
R05: C M O R I E S K O
R06: 50, 10, 3, 2, 5, 3. Target: 168.
R07: T H A U M W I E F
R08: R B D A O T E G P
R09: 25, 2, 4, 3, 3, 9. Target: 625.
TTT: DIRESINS - "They have secret info about where the apples ended up."
R10: S N V I A L E D S
R11: C L R P O U I O L
R12: D M G E I N S R E
R13: N H P A O T L U E
R14: 1, 8, 7, 5, 5, 10. Target: 452.
R15: R U B S E Q U E L (conundrum)


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Round 1: W R E I Y S O U G

Dave: GROUSE (6)
Paul: WIRES (5)
DC: ROUGES (6)
OT: GUIROS (6) GUISER (6) ORGIES (6) ROGUES (6) ROGUEY (6) ROUGEY (6) ROUSIE (6) RUGOSE (6) RYUGIS (6)
Score: 6–0 (max 6)

Round 2: T D A M O I N L E

Dave: MALTED (6)
Paul: MALTED (6)
DC: DOMINATE (8)
OT: MALDONITE (18) MONILATED (18)
Score: 12–6 (max 24)

Round 3: 50, 2, 8, 1, 6, 1. Target: 649.

Dave: 649. ((8 + 6 - 1) x 50) - 1 (10)
Paul: 649. ((8 + 6 - 1) x 50) - (2 - 1) (10)
Score: 22–16 (max 34)

Teatime teaser: GROUNDED -> UNDERDOG

Round 4: P F T A U D A E B

Dave: TUBED (5)
Paul: TAPED (5)
DC: UPDATE (6)
OT: ABATED (6) AUBADE (6) BATEAU (6) TABUED (6) UPBEAT (6)
Score: 27–21 (max 40)

Round 5: C M O R I E S K O

Dave: ROOKIES (7)
Paul: MOCKERS (7)
DC: SMOKIER (7) COOKIES (7) SICKROOM (8)
OT: OCKERISM (8)
Score: 34–28 (max 48)

Round 6: 50, 10, 3, 2, 5, 3. Target: 168.

Dave: 168. (50 x 3) + 10 + 5 + 3 (10)
Paul: 168. (50 x 3) + 10 + 5 + 3 (10)
Score: 44–38 (max 58)

Chris talks about his poo collection (yes, you read that right). :P :P

Round 7: T H A U M W I E F

Dave: FATE (4)
Paul: thime
DC: MUFTI (5)
OT: MAHEWU (6) METHAI (6)
Score: 48–38 (max 64)

Round 8: R B D A O T E G P

Dave: ABORTED (7)
Paul: ABORTED (7)
DC: BADGER (6) PEGBOARD (8)
OT: BOGARTED (8) PORTAGED (8) PROBATED (8)
Score: 55–45 (max 72)

Round 9: 25, 2, 4, 3, 3, 9. Target: 625.

Dave: 625. (9 - 4) x (3 + 2) x 25 (10)
Paul: 625. ((9 x 3) - 2) x 25 (10)
Score: 65–55 (max 82)

Teatime teaser: DIRESINS -> INSIDERS

Round 10: S N V I A L E D S

Dave: SLAVED (6)
Paul: snailed
DC: LASSIE (6) VANESSID (8)
Score: 71–55 (max 90)

Round 11: C L R P O U I O L

Dave: COLOUR (6)
Paul: POOR (4)
OT: PROLOCULI (18)
Score: 77–55 (max 108)

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

Round 12: D M G E I N S R E

Dave: DEEMING (7)
Paul: MINDERS (7)
DC: DINGERS (7) DESIGNER (8)
OT: MISGENDER (18)
Score: 84–62 (max 126)

Round 13: N H P A O T L U E

Dave: PELOTA (6)
Paul: PHONE (5)
DC: ETHANOL (7)
OT: ANETHOL (7) APOLUNE (7) AUTOPEN (7) HAPLONT (7) NEPOTAL (7) OPULENT (7) OUTLEAP (7) PETALON (7) PHAETON (7) PHONATE (7) POLENTA (7) UNLOATH (7) UNPLEAT (7)
Score: 90–62 (max 133)

Round 14: 1, 8, 7, 5, 5, 10. Target: 452.

Dave: -
Paul: 452. ((8 + 1) x 5 x 10) + 7 - 5 (10)
Score: 90–72 (max 143)

Round 15: R U B S E Q U E L

Paul buzzes on 8 seconds to say BURLESQUE which is correct.
Final Score: 90–82 (max 153)

Statistics Corner

Dave:
Total score - 90
Raw score - 90
Total % of max - 59
Raw % of max - 59
Total average score per round - 6.0
Raw average score per round - 6.0
Number of maxes - 4

Paul:
Total score - 82
Raw score - 96
Total % of max - 54
Raw % of max - 63
Total average score per round - 5.5
Raw average score per round - 6.4
Number of maxes - 5

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