Thursday 6th May 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 89)

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Thursday 6th May 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 89)

Post by James Robinson » Sun May 09, 2021 4:10 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 6 May 2021.

C1: Champion Trudy Garbett (2 wins, 189 points.) A school secretary from Dudley, West Midlands.
C2: Challenger Paul Booth. A financial planning and reporting consultant originally from the Wirral, but now living in Mold, Flintshire. He once travelled down the west coast of North America.
DC: Susie Dent and Samira Ahmed.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: N S T U O I B N S
R02: C M E E F R Z O P
R03: 25, 6, 8, 3, 8, 10. Target: 361.
TTT: ANGELTOE - "Make longer the scandal involving Mr. Musk, perhaps?"
R04: R C R A E S I F R
R05: T W S A U I L T O
R06: 75, 50, 7, 2, 10, 5. Target: 991.
R07: D P I A E N D U R
R08: G S G O O E T M H
R09: 75, 1, 9, 4, 10, 2. Target: 726.
TTT: GASPRINT - "His wig was bad, it actually had 3 of these."
R10: P S E O R D T A C
R11: G J N I A L S O L
R12: R D L E A V I A N
R13: K Y N E I D E M O
R14: 50, 100, 5, 7, 2, 8. Target: 936.
R15: T U R N I P R U G (conundrum)


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Round 1: N S T U O I B N S

Trudy: BOSTIN (6)
Paul: BOUTS (5)
DC: BUNIONS (7)
OT: NONSUITS (8)
Score: 6–0 (max 8)

Round 2: C M E E F R Z O P

Trudy: FROZE (5)
Paul: FROZE (5)
DC: COMPERE (7) COMPER (6)
OT: COMPEER (7)
Score: 11–5 (max 15)

Round 3: 25, 6, 8, 3, 8, 10. Target: 361.

Trudy: 361. Mistake in working.
Paul: 360. (8 + 3 + 25) x 10 (7)
RR: 361. ((6 + 8) x 25) + 8 + 3 (10)
Score: 11–12 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: ANGELTOE -> ELONGATE

Round 4: R C R A E S I F R

Trudy: CARRIERS (8)
Paul: CARRIERS (8)
DC: SCARIER (7) FIACRES (7)
OT: FARRIERS (8)
Score: 19–20 (max 33)

Round 5: T W S A U I L T O

Trudy: OUTLAWS (7)
Paul: WAILS (5)
DC: OUTWITS (7) OUTSAIL (7)
OT: OUTWAITS (8)
Score: 26–20 (max 41)

Round 6: 75, 50, 7, 2, 10, 5. Target: 991.

Trudy: 993. (50 x 2 x 10) - 7 (7)
Paul: 990. Mistake in working.
RR: 990/992. (7)
OT: 991. (((50 x 10) - 7) x 2) + 5 (10)
Score: 33–20 (max 51)

Samira talks about her cameo in a film called King Rocker.

Round 7: D P I A E N D U R

Trudy: UNPAIRED (8)
Paul: PRUNED (6)
DC: UNDERPAID (18)
Score: 41–20 (max 69)

Round 8: G S G O O E T M H

Trudy: SMOOTH (6)
Paul: SOOTHE (6)
DC: HOGGETS (7) gooseth
OT: MOGOTES (7) SMOOTHE (7)
Score: 47–26 (max 76)

Round 9: 75, 1, 9, 4, 10, 2. Target: 726.

Trudy: 726. ((75 - 2) x 10) - 4 (10)
Paul: 726. ((75 - 2) x 10) - 4 (10)
Score: 57–36 (max 86)

Teatime teaser: GASPRINT -> PARTINGS

Round 10: P S E O R D T A C

Trudy: CARPETS (7)
Paul: REDACTS (7)
DC: REDCOATS (8) CORDATE (7)
OT: PODCASTER (18)
Score: 64–43 (max 104)

Round 11: G J N I A L S O L

Trudy: liason
Paul: liason
DC: JOLLING (7) GALLONS (7)
OT: GIALLOS (7) JINGALS (7) SONGALL (7)
Score: 64–43 (max 111)

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

Round 12: R D L E A V I A N

Trudy: DRIVEN (6)
Paul: RAILED (6)
DC: DENIAL (6) VALERIAN (8)
Score: 70–49 (max 119)

Round 13: K Y N E I D E M O

Trudy: DONKEY (6)
Paul: monkied
DC: MONKEY (6) MONKEYED (8)
Score: 76–49 (max 127)

Round 14: 50, 100, 5, 7, 2, 8. Target: 936.

Trudy: 935. (8 x 100) + (50 x 2) + (7 x 5) (7)
Paul: 940.
RR: 936. ((100 - 2) x 7) + (5 x 50) (10)
Score: 83–49 (max 137)

Round 15: T U R N I P R U G

Trudy buzzes on 9.75 seconds to say RUPTURING which is correct.
Final Score: 93–49 (max 147)

Statistics Corner

Trudy:
Total score - 93
Raw score - 93
Total % of max - 63
Raw % of max - 63
Total average score per round - 6.2
Raw average score per round - 6.2
Number of maxes - 3

Paul:
Total score - 49
Raw score - 72
Total % of max - 33
Raw % of max - 49
Total average score per round - 3.3
Raw average score per round - 4.8
Number of maxes - 2

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