Tuesday 27th April 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 82)

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Tuesday 27th April 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 82)

Post by James Robinson » Fri May 07, 2021 6:29 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 27 April 2021.

C1: Champion Dave Lomax (5 wins, 420 points.) A baker from Halifax, West Yorkshire.
C2: Challenger Tomas Banerjee. A student from North London. He's currently studying for an MSe in management of intellectual property. He has already lived in 5 different countries, including Austria, Italy and Switzerland, where he was learning languages.
DC: Susie Dent and Chris Packham.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S N M U E I H F A
R02: S O L E R O W T D
R03: 25, 6, 9, 4, 1, 10. Target: 745.
TTT: HEDTRIED - "He'd tried to make his mind up, but failed."
R04: B A L G I C P E S
R05: D F N A U O P R A
R06: 50, 100, 25, 75, 8, 2. Target: 432.
R07: G Y L E I V E B N
R08: H O P A R E K A S
R09: 50, 3, 8, 6, 1, 10. Target: 612.
TTT: IRONGOLD - "No iron or gold, it's all about awe."
R10: I T U E R W D L O
R11: S C G I E A T R I
R12: M U S D O A L P E
R13: C D N I O E M V A
R14: 25, 100, 75, 50, 3, 1. Target: 682.
R15: C O N T I N U E D (conundrum)


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Round 1: S N M U E I H F A

Dave: FAMINES (7)
Tomas: FAMINES (7)
DC: HUMANISE (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

Round 2: S O L E R O W T D

Dave: TOOLERS (7)
Tomas: ROOSTED (7)
DC: RETOOLS (7) TROWELS (7)
OT: LOODERS (7) LOOTERS (7) OLDSTER (7) RODLETS (7) ROOTLED (7) ROOTLES (7) STOOLED (7) STROWED (7) TOODLES (7) WORSTED (7) WORTLES (7)
Score: 14–14 (max 15)

Round 3: 25, 6, 9, 4, 1, 10. Target: 745.

Dave: 744.
Tomas: 745. ((9 - 6) x 25 x 10) - 1 - 4 (10)
Score: 14–24 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: HEDTRIED -> DITHERED

Round 4: B A L G I C P E S

Dave: SPECIAL (7)
Tomas: plaices
DC: PLAICE (6) PELAGICS (8)
Score: 21–24 (max 33)

Round 5: D F N A U O P R A

Dave: PANDA (5)
Tomas: PARDON (6)
DC: PANDORA (7)
OT: PANDOURA (8) PROFUNDA (8)
Score: 21–30 (max 41)

Round 6: 50, 100, 25, 75, 8, 2. Target: 432.

Dave: 441.
Tomas: 426. (((75 / 25) + 50) x 8) + 2 (5)
RR: 432. ((100 / 25) + 50) x 8 (10)
Score: 21–35 (max 51)

Chris talks about otter poo, which apparently smells like jasmine tea, unlike most smelly poos... :P :P :P

Round 7: G Y L E I V E B N

Dave: BYELINE (7)
Tomas: LEVYING (7)
DC: BELYING (7)
OT: BEELING (7) BELVING (7)
Score: 28–42 (max 58)

Round 8: H O P A R E K A S

Dave: SHAKER (6)
Tomas: POKERS (6)
DC: PRESOAK (7)
OT: PAKORAS (7) PHREAKS (7)
Score: 34–48 (max 65)

Round 9: 50, 3, 8, 6, 1, 10. Target: 612.

Dave: 614. ((10 + 3 - 1) x 50) + 8 + 6 (7)
Tomas: 610. (8 + 3 + 50) x 10 (7)
RR: 612. (50 + 1) x ((6 / 3) + 10) (10)
Score: 41–55 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: IRONGOLD -> DROOLING

Round 10: I T U E R W D L O

Dave: WILTED (6)
Tomas: OUTLIER (7)
DC: OUTRIDE (7) DILUTER (7)
OT: ETOURDI (7) OUTDREW (7) OUTLIED (7) TWIRLED (7) WIDEOUT (7)
Score: 41–62 (max 82)

Round 11: S C G I E A T R I

Dave: CAGIEST (7)
Tomas: RACIEST (7)
DC: GAITERS (7) AGRESTIC (8)
Score: 48–69 (max 90)

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

Round 12: M U S D O A L P E

Dave: MODULES (7)
Tomas: UPLOADS (7)
DC: SAMPLED (7) AMPOULES (8)
OT: MALPOSED (8) PALUDOSE (8) PLASMODE (8)
Score: 55–76 (max 98)

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

Dave: COMEDIAN (8)
Tomas: COINED (6)
DC: DEMONIC (7) VOIDANCE (8)
OT: DAEMONIC (8) DEMONIAC (8) VIDEOCAM (8)
Score: 63–76 (max 106)

Round 14: 25, 100, 75, 50, 3, 1. Target: 682.

Dave: 675. ((100 + 50) x (3 + 1)) + 75 (5)
Tomas: 675. ((100 + 50) x (3 + 1)) + 75 (5)
RR: 681. She said it was ("101 x 6 + 75", and this is the only way to do that. ((100 + 1) x (50 / 25) x 3)) + 75) (7)
Score: 68–81 (max 113)

Round 15: C O N T I N U E D

Tomas buzzes on 8.75 seconds to say EDUCTION which is incorrect.
Dave does not buzz.
The answer was UNNOTICED.
Final Score: 68–81 (max 123)

Dave's run is done, but his 5 wins and 488 points put him in #7 on the leaderboard at the moment, with the top 5 already confirmed of their places in the Series 83 finals. :D :D :D

Statistics Corner

Dave:
Total score - 68
Raw score - 91
Total % of max - 55
Raw % of max - 74
Total average score per round - 4.5
Raw average score per round - 6.1
Number of maxes - 3

Tomas:
Total score - 81
Raw score - 87
Total % of max - 66
Raw % of max - 71
Total average score per round - 5.4
Raw average score per round - 5.8
Number of maxes - 4

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