Friday 30th April 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 85)

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Friday 30th April 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 85)

Post by James Robinson » Sat May 08, 2021 6:07 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 30 April 2021.

C1: Champion Tomas Banerjee (3 wins, 276 points.) A student from North London.
C2: Challenger Christine Harrison. From St. Newlyn East, Cornwall. She went to Buckingham Palace, as her husband was honoured in the New Year's Honours list, and got to meet the Queen.
DC: Susie Dent and Jay Rayner.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: M S R I A E F H T
R02: S L G P U O E K M
R03: 75, 2, 4, 10, 8, 2. Target: 727.
TTT: SADSIMON - "Simon was sad, he had to withdraw from all the cycle races."
R04: Z D B I O A T E L
R05: S I N O R E D M P
R06: 100, 50, 4, 1, 3, 10. Target: 350.
R07: W A F T U C E S I
R08: M H N D O A E R P
R09: 25, 5, 8, 10, 6, 8. Target: 882.
TTT: ATREETOP - "It wasn't as long as normal, just 3 hours and not 5."
R10: J R A G O P E W S
R11: T Y L I U E C N B
R12: G V T R O E A L N
R13: D S G I U E T R C
R14: 50, 25, 6, 10, 8, 7. Target: 545.
R15: N I N E S T E P S (conundrum)


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Round 1: M S R I A E F H T

Tomas: FRAMES (6)
Christine: FATHERS (7)
DC: HATERS (6) MISHEAR (7) FAIREST (7)
OT: MARTHIES (8)
Score: 0–7 (max 8)

Round 2: S L G P U O E K M

Tomas: POGUES (6)
Christine: POKES (5)
DC: GULPS (5) SMOKE (5) PLUMES (6) PLUMOSE (7)
OT: GLUMOSE (7) PLOGUES (7)
Score: 6–7 (max 15)

Round 3: 75, 2, 4, 10, 8, 2. Target: 727.

Tomas: 728. ((75 - 2) x 10) - 2 (7)
Christine: 728. ((75 - 2) x 10) - 2 (7)
Score: 13–14 (max 22)

Teatime teaser: SADSIMON -> MADISONS

Round 4: Z D B I O A T E L

Tomas: BOATED (6)
Christine: BLOATED (7)
DC: BLITZED (7) ZEALOT (6)
OT: TABLOID (7)
Score: 13–21 (max 29)

Round 5: S I N O R E D M P

Tomas: MINDERS (7)
Christine: IMPOSED (7)
DC: PRISONED (8) PROMISED (8)
OT: POINDERS (8)
Score: 20–28 (max 37)

Round 6: 100, 50, 4, 1, 3, 10. Target: 350.

Tomas: 350. (100 x 3) + 50 (10)
Christine: 350. (100 x 3) + 50 (10)
Score: 30–38 (max 47)

Jay talks about how he has improved his pastry skills during lockdown.

Round 7: W A F T U C E S I

Tomas: fawcets
Christine: ACUTES (6)
DC: FAUCETS (7)
Score: 30–44 (max 54)

Round 8: M H N D O A E R P

Tomas: PONDER (6)
Christine: HAMPER (6)
DC: MOANED (6) MOPHEAD (7) POMANDER (8)
OT: ORPHANED (8)
Score: 36–50 (max 62)

Round 9: 25, 5, 8, 10, 6, 8. Target: 882.

Tomas: 883. Mistake in working.
Christine: 880. 10 x 8 x (6 + 5) (7)
RR: 882. (((5 + 8) x 10) - 8 + 25) x 6 (10)
Score: 36–57 (max 72)

Teatime teaser: ATREETOP -> OPERETTA

Round 10: J R A G O P E W S

Tomas: POWERS (6)
Christine: OPERAS (6)
DC: GAWPERS (7)
Score: 42–63 (max 79)

Round 11: T Y L I U E C N B

Tomas: CLIENT (6)
Christine: UNITY (5)
DC: LICE (4) TUNICLE (7)
OT: BUTENYL (7) CUTLINE (7) UNITELY (7)
Score: 48–63 (max 86)

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

Round 12: G V T R O E A L N

Tomas: GLOATER (7)
Christine: LOANER (6)
DC: TROVE (5) TRAVEL (6) VOLTAGE (7)
OT: ANGELOT (7) AVELONG (7) LEGATOR (7) LEVATOR (7) NEGATOR (7) TANGELO (7) VENATOR (7) VENTRAL (7) VERONAL (7)
Score: 55–63 (max 93)

Round 13: D S G I U E T R C

Tomas: CRUISED (7)
Christine: CRUDITES (8)
OT: CURTSIED (8)
Score: 55–71 (max 101)

Round 14: 50, 25, 6, 10, 8, 7. Target: 545.

Tomas: 546.
Christine: 545. ((50 + 6) x 10) - (8 + 7) (10)
Score: 55–81 (max 111)

Round 15: N I N E S T E P S

Tomas buzzes on 4.25 seconds to say "No, sorry, not got it", which is incorrect.
Christine does not buzz.
The answer was INEPTNESS.
Final Score: 55–81 (max 121)

Statistics Corner

Tomas:
Total score - 55
Raw score - 81
Total % of max - 45
Raw % of max - 67
Total average score per round - 3.7
Raw average score per round - 5.4
Number of maxes - 3

Christine:
Total score - 81
Raw score - 97
Total % of max - 67
Raw % of max - 80
Total average score per round - 5.4
Raw average score per round - 6.5
Number of maxes - 5

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