Wednesday 27th January 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 18)

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Wednesday 27th January 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 18)

Post by James Robinson » Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:43 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 27 January 2021.

C1: Champion James Cope (4 wins, 297 points.) A software support worker from near Beverley, East Yorkshire.
C2: Challenger Aaron Rattan. He works in grassroots football.
DC: Susie Dent and Adrian Chiles.
RR: Rachel Riley.
CM: Guest Host Colin Murray.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S R T N A O U I R
R02: H T E S N O U B E
R03: 75, 50, 10, 1, 2, 5. Target: 525.
TTT: NUDECHAP - "The nude chap can't hide his big belly."
R04: V P D S A O E R C
R05: O I A N S T E K T
R06: 100, 8, 1, 6, 3, 3. Target: 501.
R07: Z L N O A I S T E
R08: D L O E R M R O I
R09: 25, 3, 1, 10, 8, 8. Target: 282.
TTT: PAYPROBE - "He simply can't wait to bring all the bad news to your door."
R10: L E D N I P L A Q
R11: G N E O A R T D E
R12: S G U O S H E M A
R13: Y B W T U I E P N
R14: 75, 10, 1, 7, 5, 5. Target: 855.
R15: T R I A L P L A Y (conundrum)


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Round 1: S R T N A O U I R

James: RATIONS (7)
Aaron: TRAINS (6)
DC: RUINATORS (18)
Score: 7–0 (max 18)

Round 2: H T E S N O U B E

James: HONEST (6)
Aaron: HOUSE (5)
DC: t-bones BENTHOS (7)
OT: BONESET (7) BUTENES (7) ENTHEOS (7) ENTHUSE (7) OUTSEEN (7) SUBTEEN (7) SUBTONE (7)
Score: 13–0 (max 25)

Round 3: 75, 50, 10, 1, 2, 5. Target: 525.

James: 525. (5 + 2) x 75 (10)
Aaron: -
Score: 23–0 (max 35)

Teatime teaser: NUDECHAP -> PAUNCHED

Round 4: V P D S A O E R C

James: CORPSED (7)
Aaron: CRAVED (6)
OT: PARODES (7) RECADOS (7) REDCAPS (7) SADCORE (7) SCARPED (7) SCARVED (7) SCRAPED (7)
Score: 30–0 (max 42)

Round 5: O I A N S T E K T

James: TOKENS (6)
Aaron: STATION (7)
DC: TOKENIST (8)
OT: STOTINKA (8)
Score: 30–7 (max 50)

Round 6: 100, 8, 1, 6, 3, 3. Target: 501.

James: 501. ((8 - 3) x 100) + 1 (10)
Aaron: 501. ((6 - 1) x 100) + (3 / 3) (10)
Score: 40–17 (max 60)

Adrian talks about a documentary he has recently done about surviving a week with only British things.

Round 7: Z L N O A I S T E

James: ZANIEST (7)
Aaron: elations
DC: ELATION (7) TOENAILS (8)
OT: ALNOITES (8)
Score: 47–17 (max 68)

Round 8: D L O E R M R O I

James: ROOMIER (7)
Aaron: LOOMED (6)
DC: MILORD (6)
OT: DOOMIER (7) LORIMER (7) MILORDO (7) MIRRLED (7) MOIDORE (7) MOODIER (7) MORDORE (7) MOROIRE (7)
Score: 54–17 (max 75)

Round 9: 25, 3, 1, 10, 8, 8. Target: 282.

James: 282. ((8 + 3 + 1) x 25) - 10 - 8 (10)
Aaron: 282. ((25 + 3 + 1) x 10) - 8 (10)
Score: 64–27 (max 85)

Teatime teaser: PAYPROBE -> PAPERBOY

Round 10: L E D N I P L A Q

James: PLAINED (7)
Aaron: PLAINED (7)
DC: PALLID (6) PILLED (6)
Score: 71–34 (max 92)

Round 11: G N E O A R T D E

James: GRENADE (7)
Aaron: DERANGE (7)
DC: DEROGATE (8)
OT: DRAGONET (8) RENEGADO (8)
Score: 78–41 (max 100)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "green with envy".

Round 12: S G U O S H E M A

James: HOMAGES (7)
Aaron: HOMAGES (7)
DC: SHAMES (6) GUMSHOES (8)
OT: GASHOUSE (8) HOUSAGES (8) MESHUGAS (8)
Score: 85–48 (max 108)

Round 13: Y B W T U I E P N

James: PUNT (4)
Aaron: UNTIE (5)
DC: TWINEY (6) BUNYIP (6)
OT: UNPIETY (7)
Score: 85–53 (max 115)

Round 14: 75, 10, 1, 7, 5, 5. Target: 855.

James: 856. ((75 + 10) x (5 + 5)) + 7 - 1 (7)
Aaron: 856. ((75 + 5 + 5) x 10) + 7 - 1 (7)
CM!: 855. ((10 + 1) x 75) + (7 x 5) - 5 (10)
Score: 92–60 (max 125)

Round 15: T R I A L P L A Y

James buzzes on 2 seconds to say PARTIALLY which is correct.
Final Score: 102–60 (max 135)

Statistics Corner

James:
Total score - 102
Raw score - 112
Total % of max - 76
Raw % of max - 83
Total average score per round - 6.8
Raw average score per round - 7.5
Number of maxes - 7

Aaron:
Total score - 60
Raw score - 83
Total % of max - 44
Raw % of max - 61
Total average score per round - 4.0
Raw average score per round - 5.5
Number of maxes - 3

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