Friday 27th March 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 62)

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Friday 27th March 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 62)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:54 am

Countdown recap for Friday 27 March 2020.

C1: Champion Faye Montgomery (1 win, 83 points.) A financial accounting manager from Solihull, West Midlands.
C2: Challenger Simon Archer. A magazine publisher from Wolverhampton. He's a big Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. fan.
DC: Susie Dent and Mark Pougatch.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: P D R A O E F S G
R02: C L D I A U E S T
R03: 75, 10, 2, 10, 4, 7. Target: 368.
TTT: INTOSTAGE - "Rachel's into the final stage of her pregnancy, then this will be over."
R04: R N T O A I R J O
R05: B L S U I E R F S
R06: 75, 25, 50, 7, 2, 9. Target: 589.
R07: X S D A O I N C O
R08: T S T Z E A I U R
R09: 50, 4, 2, 6, 9, 8. Target: 120.
TTT: TOPCAREER - "She's got a top career to return to, but for now, Rachel's going to do this."
R10: M T T N E I A O C
R11: G W N E I E G D O
R12: M P H P I E U I N
R13: Y D N A E O R S R
R14: 75, 100, 25, 4, 7, 8. Target: 844.
R15: P R O G S N I F F (conundrum)


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Round 1: P D R A O E F S G

Faye: FORAGES (7)
Simon: GRADES (6)
DC: FEDORAS (7)
OT: DEFRAGS (7) FORAGED (7) GRASPED (7) PARODES (7) PODGERS (7) SPARGED (7)
Score: 7–0 (max 7)

Round 2: C L D I A U E S T

Faye: SCALED (6)
Simon: caludes (also declared as 6)
DC: ELASTIC (7) DIALECTS (8) CITADELS (8)
OT: EDICULAS (8)
Score: 13–0 (max 15)

Round 3: 75, 10, 2, 10, 4, 7. Target: 368.

Faye: 368. ((10 / 2) x 75) - 7 (10)
Simon: 368. (4 x 75) + (7 x 10) - 2 (10)
Score: 23–10 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: INTOSTAGE -> GESTATION

Round 4: R N T O A I R J O

Faye: JANITOR (7)
Simon: JANITOR (7)
DC: ORATION (7)
OT: ORARION (7)
Score: 30–17 (max 32)

Round 5: B L S U I E R F S

Faye: BRUISE (6)
Simon: FLIERS (6)
DC: FUSSIER (7)
OT: BRUISES (7) BRULIES (7) FISSURE (7) FUBSIER (7) FURLESS (7) FUSIBLE (7) RIBLESS (7) SURFIES (7)
Score: 36–23 (max 39)

Round 6: 75, 25, 50, 7, 2, 9. Target: 589.

Faye: 591. (2 x 7 x 50) - 25 - 75 - 9 (7)
Simon: 582.
RR: 589. ((75 + 2) x 7) + 50 (10)
Score: 43–23 (max 49)

Mark talks about some unusual Japanese idioms he picked up while at the Rugby World Cup last year.

Round 7: X S D A O I N C O

Faye: SONIC (5)
Simon: CONDOS (6)
DC: DISCO (5) CASINO (6)
OT: ASCONOID (8)
Score: 43–29 (max 57)

Round 8: T S T Z E A I U R

Faye: TASTER (6)
Simon: tazers (also declared as 7)
DC: STATUE (6) STATURE (7) SITUATE (7)
OT: ARTIEST (7) ARTISTE (7) ATTIRES (7) AZURITE (7) RATITES (7) STATIZE (7) STRIATE (7) TARZIES (7) TASTIER (7) TURISTA (7) TZARIST (7)
Score: 49–29 (max 64)

Round 9: 50, 4, 2, 6, 9, 8. Target: 120.

Faye: 120. (50 + 4 + 6) x 2 (10)
Simon: 120. (50 + 4 + 6) x 2 (10)
Score: 59–39 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: TOPCAREER -> PROCREATE

Round 10: M T T N E I A O C

Faye: MITTEN (6)
Simon: mantice
DC: TOMATINE (8) AMNIOTE (7)
OT: METATONIC (18) OMITTANCE (18)
Score: 65–39 (max 92)

Round 11: G W N E I E G D O

Faye: WEEDING (7)
Simon: WEDGING (7)
DC: WIDGEON (7)
OT: WENDIGO (7)
Score: 72–46 (max 99)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of phrases with "beef" in them.

Round 12: M P H P I E U I N

Faye: HIPPIE (6)
Simon: impune
OT: HIPPEN (6) HIPPIN (6) INHUME (6) PUMPIN (6)
Score: 78–46 (max 105)

Round 13: Y D N A E O R S R

Faye: SNORED (6)
Simon: SANDER (6)
DC: ADORNERS (8)
OT: READORNS (8)
Score: 84–52 (max 113)

Round 14: 75, 100, 25, 4, 7, 8. Target: 844.

Faye: 843. (8 x 100) + 75 - 25 - 7 (7)
Simon: 846.
RR: 844. ((100 - 7) x 8) + 75 + 25 (10)
Score: 91–52 (max 123)

Round 15: P R O G S N I F F

Simon buzzes on 21.5 seconds to say OFFSPRING which is correct.
Final Score: 91–62 (max 133)

A very apt conundrum there, as Rachel now goes off to give birth...., and by the miracle of TV, she'll be back on Monday, hopefully with a lovely addition too. :D :D :D

Statistics Corner

Faye:
Total score - 91
Raw score - 96
Total % of max - 68
Raw % of max - 72
Total average score per round - 6.1
Raw average score per round - 6.4
Number of maxes - 6

Simon:
Total score - 62
Raw score - 80
Total % of max - 47
Raw % of max - 60
Total average score per round - 4.1
Raw average score per round - 5.3
Number of maxes - 5

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