Thursday 16th December 2021 (Series 84, 2nd Quarter-Final)

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Thursday 16th December 2021 (Series 84, 2nd Quarter-Final)

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Countdown recap for Thursday 16 December 2021.

On this day in 1775, Jane Austen was born, Anne fawns over Colin Firth; Anne-Marie says she has a different type (Rico somebody- couldn't catch the name)

C1: Champion Stu Harkness (8 wins, 886 points.)- has a parrot with a limited vocabulary that speaks in a Brummie accent; Stu says he hasn't taught the parrot any maths and it can't count to three (instead saying one, three, two)
C2: Champion Roddie Bell (5 wins, 575 points.) wearing a Christmas jumper that Anne asks if he's wearing for a bet; he's won a golf championship since his last appearance.
DC: Adrian Chiles. Still on his own; Susie still not back. Golf apparently drives Adrian nuts.
AMI: Anne-Marie Imafidon.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: M A D U S L A R E
R02: S I M S A L F I D
R03: 2, 10, 3, 10, 3, 25. Target: 859.
TTT: BIKERTEA - "Six-all, and a short stay in Bangkok."
R04: H U E A T R G P E
R05: T E V I S B U E O
R06: 6, 8, 100, 75, 50, 25. Target: 433.
R07: N A C O G E S R T
R08: S I E A K N L E M
R09: 4, 9, 3, 6, 7, 75. Target: 629.
TTT: KENCARED - "Ken cared for his apple trees, but to no avail."
R10: R U E G D C I R A
R11: N I L A T O E R H
R12: O M T C E U A Q N
R13: R S P D I W E E O
R14: 3, 2, 2, 1, 1, 6. Target: 747.
R15: U P S E T A L O T (conundrum)


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Round 1: M A D U S L A R E

Stu: ALARMED (7)
Roddie: ALARMED (7)
DC: MAULERS (7)
OT: MUSELAAR (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

Nothing to be ALARMED by here as both contestants score points straight away.
Round 2: S I M S A L F I D

Stu: MISLAID (7)
Roddie: DISMAL (6)
DC: MISDIALS (8)
Score: 14–7 (max 16)

Roddie is the #7 seed, playing the #2 seed- Anne clearly trying to put him off his game there by pointing this out.
Stu scored 148 in his first game; Anne reminds him of Elliott Mellor's 152 record.

Round 3: 2, 10, 3, 10, 3, 25. Target: 859.

Stu: 856.
Roddie: 860. ((25 + 3) × 3 + 2) × 10 (7)
RR: 859. ((10 × 10 + 3) × 25 + 2) ÷ 3 (10)
Score: 14–14 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: BIKERTEA -> TIEBREAK

Round 4: H U E A T R G P E

Stu: PREHEAT (7)
Roddie: GATHER (6)
Score: 21–14 (max 33)

Anne asks if Stu teaches at school with the alice band in, Stu says yes; Anne asks if he has a nickname; he retorts 'not baldy'.

Round 5: T E V I S B U E O

Stu: BOETIES (7)
Roddie: STOVE (5)
OT: OUTVIES (7)
Score: 28–14 (max 40)

Round 6: 6, 8, 100, 75, 50, 25. Target: 433.

Stu: 433. 75 × 6 − 25 + 8 (10)
Roddie: 433. 75 × 6 − 25 + 8 (10)
Score: 38–24 (max 50)
DC= Adrian talks about being recognised from the variety of different things he's presented throughout his career- the One Show, the Apprentice, football, Working Lunch (I must admit I'm not familiar with this one but it sounds really interesting to me)- he says the 12 year olds who watched it at the time are now multi-millionaires with their own companies. Adrian gets confused sometimes whether people are nice to him because they recognise him and once accidentally pulled a 'do you know who I am' to try and see. On a train, he was trying to sleep and the gap between the seat and window was too wide- a woman on the train rolled up her jumper to make a cushion for Adrian and he's not sure if she recognised him. He then talks about slobbering a lot..... and mentions he wrote about this story in a newspaper column (hopefully he didn't slobber over his newspaper!)

Round 7: N A C O G E S R T

Stu: ENACTORS (8)
Roddie: orangest
DC: CONGRATS (8)
OT: ANCESTOR (8) COGNATES (8) ESCARGOT (8) NEGATORS (8) RAGSTONE (8)
Score: 46–24 (max 58)

Round 8: S I E A K N L E M

Stu: MANLIKE (7)
Roddie: MEALIES (7)
DC: MEANIES (7) MELANISE (8)
Score: 53–31 (max 66)

Round 9: 4, 9, 3, 6, 7, 75. Target: 629.

Stu: 629. (75 − 6) × 9 + 4 − 3 + 7 (10)
Roddie: 629. 75 × 9 − (7 × 6 + 4) (10)
Score: 63–41 (max 76)

Teatime teaser: KENCARED -> CANKERED

Round 10: R U E G D C I R A

Stu: CARRIED (7)
Roddie: CURRIED (7)
OT: DUERGAR (7) GAUDIER (7)
Score: 70–48 (max 83)

Round 11: N I L A T O E R H

Stu: LIONHEART (18)
Roddie: RELATION (8)
Score: 88–48 (max 101)

THE SEGMENT FORMERLY KNOWN AS ORIGINS OF WORDS: Adrian never watches himself back on TV; he talks about a cricketer friend who was never nervous playing at the Oval when young as he had nothing to lose whereas there's more to lose as you get older. Adrian found it hard to read autocue on the football and got a lot of stick for it; he found it easier just to talk. He doesn't like being asked what's in the pipeline; him and his cricketer friend text each other the C word every time someone asks them this question, as a code between them.

Round 12: O M T C E U A Q N

Stu: TOUCAN (6)
Roddie: MANQUE (6)
DC: MUCONATE (8)
Score: 94–54 (max 109)

Round 13: R S P D I W E E O

Stu: POWDERISE (18)
Roddie: POWDERISE (18)
DC: POWDERS, (7) PERIODS, (7) WIPERS (6)
Score: 112–72 (max 127)

Round 14: 3, 2, 2, 1, 1, 6. Target: 747.

Stu: -
Roddie: -
Score: 112–72 (max 127)

Round 15: U P S E T A L O T

Roddie buzzes on 16 seconds to say POSTULATE which is correct.
Final Score: 112–82 (max 137)


Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=84
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