Thursday 22nd April 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 79)

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Thursday 22nd April 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 79)

Post by James Robinson » Tue May 04, 2021 6:20 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 22 April 2021.

C1: Champion Dave Lomax (2 wins, 180 points.) A baker from Halifax, West Yorkshire.
C2: Challenger Jack Cannon. A student at Canterbury Christchurch University, where he hopes to be a primary school teacher. He's a member of the university show choir too.
DC: Susie Dent and Chris Packham.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S H E A T P S O U
R02: M R G I E N D O W
R03: 100, 7, 6, 3, 5, 1. Target: 183.
TTT: ATTENDEE - "A garden, a gallery and a type of mammal."
R04: S C K I E A P Y U
R05: T N L I A E Z D O
R06: 50, 100, 25, 75, 4, 7. Target: 897.
R07: G R L E A T I F U
R08: N M R E A O B G U
R09: 25, 6, 7, 3, 1, 6. Target: 562.
TTT: HARPNETS - "Think pink and black, are you snookered?"
R10: V D H E I A R P O
R11: S T N E A O M C E
R12: F S L I U R G A B
R13: N T W O E I S M O
R14: 100, 25, 75, 50, 10, 1. Target: 314.
R15: E A S I C O U N T (conundrum)


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Round 1: S H E A T P S O U

Dave: POSSET (6)
Jack: SHAPES (6)
DC: POTASH (6) OUTPASS (7)
OT: TAPHOUSES (18)
Score: 6–6 (max 18)

Round 2: M R G I E N D O W

Dave: misdeclared 7
Jack: WORMING (7)
DC: DEWORMING (18) REDOING (7) WIDGEON (7)
Score: 6–13 (max 36)

Round 3: 100, 7, 6, 3, 5, 1. Target: 183.

Dave: 183. ((7 - 5) x 100) - ((6 x 3) - 1) (10)
Jack: 187.
Score: 16–13 (max 46)

Teatime teaser: ATTENDEE -> EDENTATE

Round 4: S C K I E A P Y U

Dave: PUCKS (5)
Jack: yuckies
DC: PACKIES (7)
OT: AUSPICE (7) PICKEYS (7) PUCKEYS (7) PUCKIES (7)
Score: 21–13 (max 53)

Round 5: T N L I A E Z D O

Dave: TIDAL (5)
Jack: TALONED (7)
DC: TOENAIL (7) DELATION (8) NODALIZE (8)
Score: 21–20 (max 61)

Round 6: 50, 100, 25, 75, 4, 7. Target: 897.

Dave: 900. ((7 + 4) x 75) + 50 + 25 (7)
Jack: 900. ((7 + 4) x 75) + 50 + 25 (7)
RR: 897. (100 x 7) + (4 x 50) - (75 / 25) (10)
Score: 28–27 (max 71)

Chris talks about the brilliance of bat droppings :!: :shock:

Round 7: G R L E A T I F U

Dave: FATIGUE (7)
Jack: FRAGILE (7)
DC: GRATEFUL (8) FILATURE (8)
OT: FAULTIER (8) FRUITAGE (8) LIGATURE (8) REFUGIAL (8)
Score: 35–34 (max 79)

Round 8: N M R E A O B G U

Dave: ORANGE (6)
Jack: NUMBER (6)
DC: EMBARGO (7) BURGEON (7)
OT: ENAMOUR (7) MEGARON (7) MURGEON (7) NEUROMA (7) ORGANUM (7) UMBRAGE (7)
Score: 41–40 (max 86)

Round 9: 25, 6, 7, 3, 1, 6. Target: 562.

Dave: 562. (((7 x 3) + 1) x 25) + 6 + 6 (10)
Jack: -
Score: 51–40 (max 96)

Teatime teaser: HARPNETS -> PANTHERS

Round 10: V D H E I A R P O

Dave: PROVED (6)
Jack: HAIRED (6)
DC: OVERPAID (8)
OT: POIVRADE (8)
Score: 57–46 (max 104)

Round 11: S T N E A O M C E

Dave: CASEMENT (8)
Jack: MEANEST (7)
DC: METACONES (18)
OT: MECONATES (18)
Score: 65–46 (max 122)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "cock-a-hoop".

Round 12: F S L I U R G A B

Dave: BURIALS (7)
Jack: FRAILS (6)
OT: BAGFULS (7) BUSGIRL (7) FIBULAR (7) FIBULAS (7) FIGURAL (7) ISABGUL (7) RAILBUS (7)
Score: 72–46 (max 129)

Round 13: N T W O E I S M O

Dave: MOISTEN (7)
Jack: MOTIONS (7)
DC: MOONIEST (8) EMOTIONS (8)
OT: TWOONIES (8)
Score: 79–53 (max 137)

Round 14: 100, 25, 75, 50, 10, 1. Target: 314.

Dave: 311. ((75 / 25) x 100) + 10 + 1 (7)
Jack: 324.
RR: 314. ((75 / 25) x ((50 / 10) + 100)) - 1 (10)
Score: 86–53 (max 147)

Round 15: E A S I C O U N T

No one buzzes. The answer was TENACIOUS.
Final Score: 86–53 (max 157)

Statistics Corner

Dave:
Total score - 86
Raw score - 91
Total % of max - 55
Raw % of max - 58
Total average score per round - 5.7
Raw average score per round - 6.1
Number of maxes - 3

Jack:
Total score - 53
Raw score - 78
Total % of max - 34
Raw % of max - 50
Total average score per round - 3.5
Raw average score per round - 5.2
Number of maxes - 0

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