Wednesday 4th March 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 45)

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Wednesday 4th March 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 45)

Post by James Robinson » Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:40 am

Countdown recap for Wednesday 4 March 2020.

C1: Champion Iain Campbell (1 win, 86 points.) A retired IT sales director from Weybridge, Surrey, but originally from Scotland.
C2: Challenger Nick Leader. A mechanical designer from Nottingham. He overcame his fear of flying/heights when his friend took him up in a small two-seater plane.
DC: Susie Dent and Rory Bremner.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: U D E L O S G N T
R02: I A N H S Y O E M
R03: 100, 4, 9, 2, 7, 2. Target: 982.
TTT: OLDIECULL - "You can purchase from me an old piece of film of Mr. Grossman."
R04: R W D A I S L O E
R05: A V U N I C E T R
R06: 100, 50, 75, 4, 1, 5. Target: 994.
R07: I G A C E T Q R N
R08: P S I E V M U I N
R09: 75, 4, 2, 6, 7, 8. Target: 944.
TTT: REUSEPROP - "You take the prop and use it for something completely different."
R10: T J O E R C G A K
R11: U N O H I D L A E
R12: S T O F R A E D N
R13: A T I W U F P E D
R14: 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 9. Target: 948.
R15: Z I M M E R O D E (conundrum)


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Round 1: U D E L O S G N T

Iain: LONGEST (7)
Nick: LONGEST (7)
DC: LOUNGES (7) UNLODGES (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 8)

Round 2: I A N H S Y O E M

Iain: yesman
Nick: shamies
DC: MEANISH (7)
OT: HYMENIA (7) MOHSINE (7) MONESIA (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 15)

Round 3: 100, 4, 9, 2, 7, 2. Target: 982.

Iain: 981. (100 + 9) x (2 + 7) (7)
Nick: 981. (100 + 7 + 2) x 9 (7)
RR: 982. (((7 x 2) - 4) x 100) - (9 x 2) (10)
Score: 14–14 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: OLDIECULL -> CELLULOID

Round 4: R W D A I S L O E

Iain: REWILDS (7)
Nick: LOADERS (7)
DC: SLOWER (6) DARIOLES (8)
OT: RADIOLES (8)
Score: 21–21 (max 33)

Round 5: A V U N I C E T R

Iain: CENTAUR (7)
Nick: VAUNTER (7)
DC: URINATE (7) TUNICAE (7)
OT: INCURVATE (18)
Score: 28–28 (max 51)

Round 6: 100, 50, 75, 4, 1, 5. Target: 994.

Iain: 999. (5 x 4 x 50) - 1 (7)
Nick: 1000.
RR: 994. ((100 - 1) x (50 / 5)) + 4 (10)
Score: 35–28 (max 61)

Rory talks about his love of the swift (the bird, not Taylor :P :lol: ).

Round 7: I G A C E T Q R N

Iain: CATERING (8)
Nick: REACTING (8)
DC: CREATING (8)
OT: CITRANGE (8)
Score: 43–36 (max 69)

Round 8: P S I E V M U I N

Iain: SPINE (5)
Nick: MINUS (5)
DC: VEINS (5)
OT: MIVIES (6) PENSUM (6) PUISNE (6) PUNIMS (6) SUPINE (6) UMPIES (6)
Score: 48–41 (max 75)

Round 9: 75, 4, 2, 6, 7, 8. Target: 944.

Iain: 943. ((6 + 7) x 75) - (8 x 4) (7)
Nick: 947.
RR: 944. (((75 x 2) + 7) x 6) + (8 / 4) (10)
Score: 55–41 (max 85)

Teatime teaser: REUSEPROP -> REPURPOSE

Round 10: T J O E R C G A K

Iain: CORKAGE (7)
Nick: jacker
Score: 62–41 (max 92)

Round 11: U N O H I D L A E

Iain: unhandle
Nick: HANDLE (6)
DC: LIONHEAD (8)
Score: 62–47 (max 100)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "bits" and "bytes".

Round 12: S T O F R A E D N

Iain: ROASTED (7)
Nick: FROSTED (7)
DC: SORTED (6) FRONTED (7) SEAFRONT (8)
Score: 69–54 (max 108)

Round 13: A T I W U F P E D

Iain: WAITED (6)
Nick: pauted
DC: WAFTED (6) UPDATE (6)
OT: WIFTED (6)
Score: 75–54 (max 114)

Round 14: 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 9. Target: 948.

Iain: -
Nick: 940. ((9 x 10) + 3 + 1) x 5 x 2 (5)
RR: 948. (((2 x 10) + 1) x 5 x 9) + 3 (10)
Score: 75–59 (max 124)

Round 15: Z I M M E R O D E

Iain buzzes on 4.75 seconds to say MEMORIZED which is correct.
Final Score: 85–59 (max 134)

Statistics Corner

Iain:
Total score - 85
Raw score - 85
Total % of max - 63
Raw % of max - 63
Total average score per round - 5.7
Raw average score per round - 5.7
Number of maxes - 4

Nick:
Total score - 59
Raw score - 71
Total % of max - 44
Raw % of max - 53
Total average score per round - 3.9
Raw average score per round - 4.7
Number of maxes - 1

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=82
CoNuT 2020 CANCELLED

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