Wednesday 28th April 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 83)

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Wednesday 28th April 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 83)

Post by James Robinson » Sat May 08, 2021 4:45 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 28 April 2021.

C1: Champion Tomas Banerjee (1 win, 81 points.) A student from North London.
C2: Challenger Alba Webb. A medical student at Lincoln University, but is originally from Surrey. She loves music, and has played in many orchestras too. Her favourite instruments include the guitar and ukulele.
DC: Susie Dent and Jay Rayner.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: K A S U E R M H N
R02: O P A B T I E G C
R03: 25, 5, 8, 10, 6, 2. Target: 531.
TTT: INTOGANG - "She's always at the ballroom and her colour's fading fast."
R04: L O E S Y O A J F
R05: P I N R W U A T L
R06: 75, 50, 4, 7, 6, 6. Target: 675.
R07: S U D M E O I R N
R08: V B A O L I P S E
R09: 25, 3, 5, 3, 8, 10. Target: 922.
TTT: HEATBINS - "This could've been a popular drink in the scrubs."
R10: I E O C G T A D R
R11: H N S E I A P F M
R12: W U I S L E O T R
R13: D G S R E A I G N
R14: 50, 100, 10, 2, 4, 6. Target: 836.
R15: J I G G A D U N D (conundrum)


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Round 1: K A S U E R M H N

Tomas: SHAKER (6)
Alba: SHAKER (6)
DC: MASHER (6) SURNAME (7) HANKERS (7)
OT: UNMAKERS (8) UNMASKER (8)
Score: 6–6 (max 8)

Round 2: O P A B T I E G C

Tomas: BOATIE (6)
Alba: OPIATE (6)
DC: POTAGE (6) ICEBOAT (7)
OT: OPACITE (7) PAGETIC (7) PEATBOG (7) PIGBOAT (7) PIGCOTE (7)
Score: 12–12 (max 15)

Round 3: 25, 5, 8, 10, 6, 2. Target: 531.

Tomas: 533.
Alba: 530. (25 x 2 x 10) + (6 x 5) (7)
RR: 531. ((10 + 6 + 5) x 25) + 8 - 2 (10)
Score: 12–19 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: INTOGANG -> TANGOING

Round 4: L O E S Y O A J F

Tomas: LOOSE (5)
Alba: EASY (4)
DC: JOEYS (5) LOOFAS (6)
OT: ALOOSE (6) JALEOS (6) LOOEYS (6) SAFELY (6)
Score: 17–19 (max 31)

Round 5: P I N R W U A T L

Tomas: TURNIP (6)
Alba: PAINT (5)
DC: LUNAR (5) PURITAN (7) NUPTIAL (7)
OT: PATULIN (7) UNPLAIT (7)
Score: 23–19 (max 38)

Round 6: 75, 50, 4, 7, 6, 6. Target: 675.

Tomas: 675. (7 - 4 + 6) x 75 (10)
Alba: -
Score: 33–19 (max 48)

Jay talks about the boom of meal kits.

Round 7: S U D M E O I R N

Tomas: MOUSIER (7)
Alba: sumoned
DC: MINDERS (7) DIMEROUS (8)
OT: DOURINES (8) DRUMINES (8) MODERNUS (8) NURSEDOM (8)
Score: 40–19 (max 56)

Round 8: V B A O L I P S E

Tomas: PLOSIVE (7)
Alba: LIPASE (6)
OT: ABSOLVE (7) OBELIAS (7) OPALISE (7) OVALISE (7) POSABLE (7)
Score: 47–19 (max 63)

Round 9: 25, 3, 5, 3, 8, 10. Target: 922.

Tomas: -
Alba: -
RR: 922. (((8 x 5) - 3) x 25) - 3 (10)
Score: 47–19 (max 73)

Teatime teaser: HEATBINS -> ABSINTHE

Round 10: I E O C G T A D R

Tomas: GOITRE (6)
Alba: redate
DC: ROTA (4) CAROTID (7) GODETIA (7)
OT: CORDAGE (7) CORDATE (7) CORDITE (7) ERGODIC (7) EROTICA (7) GOATIER (7) GOITRED (7) GORDITA (7) RATIOED (7) REDCOAT (7) TRIAGED (7)
Score: 53–19 (max 80)

Round 11: H N S E I A P F M

Tomas: FAMINES (7)
Alba: SHAME (5)
DC: MEANS (5) SHINE (5) PANFISH (7)
OT: FEMINAS (7) MEANISH (7)
Score: 60–19 (max 87)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "desert" and "dessert".

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

Tomas: OUTLIERS (8)
Alba: WRITES (6)
DC: SLOT (4)
Score: 68–19 (max 95)

Round 13: D G S R E A I G N

Tomas: READINGS (8)
Alba: DARING (6)
DC: ANGERS (6) GRADES (6)
OT: AGGINERS (8) GEARINGS (8) GRADINES (8) GRANDISE (8) GREASING (8) NIGGARDS (8) SNAGGIER (8)
Score: 76–19 (max 103)

Round 14: 50, 100, 10, 2, 4, 6. Target: 836.

Tomas: 836. ((6 + 2) x 100) + 50 - 10 - 4 (10)
Alba: 834.
Score: 86–19 (max 113)

Round 15: J I G G A D U N D

Tomas buzzes on 13.75 seconds to say ADJUDGING which is correct.
Final Score: 96–19 (max 123)

Statistics Corner

Tomas:
Total score - 96
Raw score - 103
Total % of max - 78
Raw % of max - 84
Total average score per round - 6.4
Raw average score per round - 6.9
Number of maxes - 7

Alba:
Total score - 19
Raw score - 58
Total % of max - 15
Raw % of max - 47
Total average score per round - 1.3
Raw average score per round - 3.9
Number of maxes - 0

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