Tuesday 1st September 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 104)

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Tuesday 1st September 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 104)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:07 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 1 September 2020.

C1: Champion Sam Cappleman-Lynes (4 wins, 476 points.) An Apteforumite and software developer from Rochdale.
C2: Challenger Malcolm Slee. A retired actuary from Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire. He used to work as a porter for a hotel on Lake Windermere, and once had to carry 150 rooms worth of suitcases to visitors' rooms after a crash on the M6 delayed them. :shock: :shock: :shock:
DC: Susie Dent and Dr. Linda Papadopoulos.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: D Y T D E A O I E
R02: P C A O L T A P I
R03: 25, 50, 6, 2, 1, 10. Target: 200.
TTT: BENDGRIPS - "She slept terribly, this had been poking into her back all night."
R04: D E F W U T A C S
R05: N T Y B E I O E S
R06: 25, 100, 10, 1, 5, 3. Target: 483.
R07: N R M T U O A E U
R08: L D O E R Z A G S
R09: 50, 3, 2, 10, 5, 7. Target: 886.
TTT: PASSTREND - "I think I'll pass on this trend, I don't think I'll look right in it."
R10: E I R P J R O E M
R11: X N T M A I O E N
R12: A R L E H G I Q R
R13: F S C R A I E O N
R14: 100, 50, 25, 75, 3, 10. Target: 286.
R15: M I S T I V I C E (conundrum)


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Round 1: D Y T D E A O I E

Sam: TOADIED (7)
Malcolm: ditty
DC: TEDDY (5) DEITY (5) IDEATED (7)
Score: 7–0 (max 7)

Round 2: P C A O L T A P I

Sam: TAPIOCA (7)
Malcolm: PLAIT (5)
DC: TOPICAL (7) CAPITOL (7)
OT: CAPITAL (7) CAPITAO (7) OCTAPLA (7) OPTICAL (7) PALACIO (7) PAPALOI (7)
Score: 14–0 (max 14)

Round 3: 25, 50, 6, 2, 1, 10. Target: 200.

Sam: 200. (10 - 2) x 25 (10)
Malcolm: 200. (6 - 2) x 50 (10)
Score: 24–10 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: BENDGRIPS -> BEDSPRING

Round 4: D E F W U T A C S

Sam: FAUCETS (7)
Malcolm: FASTED (6)
Score: 31–10 (max 31)

Round 5: N T Y B E I O E S

Sam: BETONIES (8)
Malcolm: stoney
DC: OBESITY (7) EBONIES (7) BONESET (7)
Score: 39–10 (max 39)

Round 6: 25, 100, 10, 1, 5, 3. Target: 483.

Sam: 483. ((100 + 1) x 5) - 25 + 3 (10)
Malcolm: 484.
Score: 49–10 (max 49)

Dr. Linda talks about staying motivated whilst undergoing behavioural changes.

Round 7: N R M T U O A E U

Sam: ROMAUNT (7)
Malcolm: MATURE (6)
DC: UNMATURE (8) NEUROMA (7)
Score: 56–10 (max 57)

Round 8: L D O E R Z A G S

Sam: LODGERS (7)
Malcolm: LODGERS (7)
DC: GLAZERS (7) GAOLERS (7)
OT: GOALERS (7) LOADERS (7) ORDEALS (7) RELOADS (7)
Score: 63–17 (max 64)

Round 9: 50, 3, 2, 10, 5, 7. Target: 886.

Sam: 886. ((50 + 2) x (10 + 7)) + 5 - 3 (10)
Malcolm: 893.
Score: 73–17 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: PASSTREND -> PANTDRESS

Round 10: E I R P J R O E M

Sam: EMPEROR (7)
Malcolm: PRIMER (6)
DC: REPRIME (7)
OT: PREMIER (7) PRIMERO (7)
Score: 80–17 (max 81)

Round 11: X N T M A I O E N

Sam: NOMINATE (8)
Malcolm: MENTION (7)
Score: 88–17 (max 89)

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

Round 12: A R L E H G I Q R

Sam: ARGILEH (7)
Malcolm: LARGER (6)
Score: 95–17 (max 96)

Round 13: F S C R A I E O N

Sam: SCENARIO (8)
Malcolm: FANCIES (7)
DC: FANCIERS (8) CONIFERS (8)
OT: IRONFACES (18)
Score: 103–17 (max 114)

Round 14: 100, 50, 25, 75, 3, 10. Target: 286.

Sam: 286. (((75 - 3) x 100) - 50) / 25 (10)
Malcolm: 285.
Score: 113–17 (max 124)

Round 15: M I S T I V I C E

Sam buzzes on 3.5 seconds to say VICTIMISE which is correct.
Final Score: 123–17 (max 134)

Statistics Corner

Sam:
Total score - 123
Raw score - 123
Total % of max - 92
Raw % of max - 92
Total average score per round - 8.2
Raw average score per round - 8.2
Number of maxes - 13 :shock: :o

Malcolm:
Total score - 17
Raw score - 81
Total % of max - 13
Raw % of max - 60
Total average score per round - 1.1
Raw average score per round - 5.4
Number of maxes - 2

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

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