Wednesday 5th May 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 88)

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Wednesday 5th May 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 88)

Post by James Robinson » Sun May 09, 2021 3:31 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 5 May 2021.

C1: Champion Trudy Garbett (1 win, 84 points.) A receptionist from Dudley, West Midlands.
C2: Challenger Richard Karslake. A custodial manager in the prison service from Wantage, Oxfordshire. He used to be in the Royal Navy on HMS Broadsword, which saw duty in the Falklands War.
DC: Susie Dent and Samira Ahmed.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: P K S I E E R W T
R02: R S A M O A J D D
R03: 100, 7, 1, 8, 3, 10. Target: 902.
TTT: SEEDRINK - "She wanted some gloves made from this, but didn't have the doe."
R04: C T I E L C T A G
R05: S N F U A U H T I
R06: 100, 9, 2, 10, 6, 5. Target: 407.
R07: N S P M O O E T A
R08: D S L U E I G N I
R09: 25, 9, 3, 5, 7, 6. Target: 302.
TTT: WARMROSE - "You've had the radio all day and now your head's full of these."
R10: B T E E R Y O W T
R11: P N D E A R F E B
R12: D U S N V A I E M
R13: L E T G U A D Q E
R14: 100, 3, 4, 2, 8, 1. Target: 410.
R15: O D O U R G U S H (conundrum)


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Round 1: P K S I E E R W T

Trudy: PESKIER (7)
Richard: PESKIER (7)
DC: RESPITE (7) PERKIEST (8)
OT: PERSKIET (8) PIRSKEET (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

Round 2: R S A M O A J D D

Trudy: DRAMS (5)
Richard: ROADS (5)
DC: DRAMAS (6) MAJORS (6) MADRAS (6)
OT: MORADAS (7) RODDAMS (7)
Score: 12–12 (max 15)

Round 3: 100, 7, 1, 8, 3, 10. Target: 902.

Trudy: 902. Mistake in working.
Richard: 902. Mistake in working.
RR: 902. ((10 - 1) x 100) + 3 - (8 - 7) (10)
Score: 12–12 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: SEEDRINK -> DEERSKIN

Round 4: C T I E L C T A G

Trudy: TACTILE (7)
Richard: CATTLE (6)
DC: LATTICE (7)
OT: ALGETIC (7) CALCITE (7) LETTIGA (7)
Score: 19–12 (max 32)

Round 5: S N F U A U H T I

Trudy: HAUNTS (6)
Richard: HIATUS (6)
DC: FAITHS (6)
OT: FUSTIAN (7)
Score: 25–18 (max 39)

Round 6: 100, 9, 2, 10, 6, 5. Target: 407.

Trudy: 407. ((10 - 6) x 100) + 5 + 2 (10)
Richard: 406.
Score: 35–18 (max 49)

Samira talks about her research about the culture wars of the 1970's and 1980's.

Round 7: N S P M O O E T A

Trudy: TAMPONS (7)
Richard: SPOON (5)
DC: TEASPOON (8) MOPANES (7)
OT: METOPONS (8) POMATOES (8)
Score: 42–18 (max 57)

Round 8: D S L U E I G N I

Trudy: SINGLED (7)
Richard: slinged
DC: SLUNG (5) DINGLES (7)
OT: INDULGES (8) SIDELING (8)
Score: 49–18 (max 65)

Round 9: 25, 9, 3, 5, 7, 6. Target: 302.

Trudy: 302. ((9 + 3) x 25) + 7 - 5 (10)
Richard: -
Score: 59–18 (max 75)

Teatime teaser: WARMROSE -> EARWORMS

Round 10: B T E E R Y O W T

Trudy: BETTER (6)
Richard: BETTER (6)
DC: EYEBROW (7)
OT: BEEWORT (7) OWREBYE (7)
Score: 65–24 (max 82)

Round 11: P N D E A R F E B

Trudy: FEARED (6)
Richard: PANDER (6)
DC: DEAFEN (6) BEANED (6) FENDER (6)
OT: PREBEND (7) PREFADE (7)
Score: 71–30 (max 89)

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

Round 12: D U S N V A I E M

Trudy: INVADES (7)
Richard: MAIDENS (7)
DC: MEDUSA (6) MEDIANS (7)
OT: ADEVISM (7) MANDIES (7) MEDINAS (7) MEDUSAN (7) MINDAES (7) SIDEMAN (7) UNMAIDS (7) UNSAVED (7)
Score: 78–37 (max 96)

Round 13: L E T G U A D Q E

Trudy: EQUATED (7)
Richard: legated
DC: LEGATE (6) LEAGUED (7)
OT: AGLETED (7) TEGULAE (7)
Score: 85–37 (max 103)

Round 14: 100, 3, 4, 2, 8, 1. Target: 410.

Trudy: 410. (100 x 4) + 8 + 2 (10)
Richard: 410. (100 x 4) + 8 + 2 (10)
Score: 95–47 (max 113)

Round 15: O D O U R G U S H

Trudy buzzes on 2.75 seconds to say SOURDOUGH which is correct.
Final Score: 105–47 (max 123)

Statistics Corner

Trudy:
Total score - 105
Raw score - 105
Total % of max - 85
Raw % of max - 85
Total average score per round - 7.0
Raw average score per round - 7.0
Number of maxes - 7

Richard:
Total score - 47
Raw score - 65
Total % of max - 38
Raw % of max - 53
Total average score per round - 3.1
Raw average score per round - 4.3
Number of maxes - 2

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