Friday 11th September 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 112)

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Friday 11th September 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 112)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:27 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 11 September 2020.

C1: Champion Archana Desurkar (2 wins, 177 points.) An NHS consultant from Sheffield.
C2: Challenger Rhyl Jones. A retired building surveyor from Cottingham, East Yorkshire. He used to holiday in Kenya, as his brother was stationed out there, and they even had protection of their tent from local Masai warriors! 8-) 8-) 8-)
DC: Susie Dent and Paul Zenon.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T B N A O E D R A
R02: T E M H U S I R O
R03: 50, 25, 2, 7, 10, 2. Target: 402.
TTT: REALGLOAT - ""He's the one who accused me of stealing his reptile", he said."
R04: N A S T E N G I D
R05: M N Y A O E T L U
R06: 75, 50, 25, 100, 2, 9. Target: 943.
R07: S G J I E O T S G
R08: R A L N I D E C X
R09: 25, 7, 2, 4, 5, 3. Target: 537.
TTT: RETROCHIP - "Hopefully, we'll get to smell this a few more times before summer is over."
R10: D A Q I H Z T E P
R11: F N D A E E S B E
R12: R I S M O W E L D
R13: R C T A U E S P A
R14: 75, 8, 9, 1, 4, 6. Target: 162.
R15: M O C T O B O T H (conundrum)


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Round 1: T B N A O E D R A

Archana: ABORTED (7)
Rhyl: BANTER (6)
DC: ADORNATE (8)
Score: 7–0 (max 8)

Round 2: T E M H U S I R O

Archana: MOUTHIER (8)
Rhyl: HOMIEST (7)
DC: THEORISM (8)
OT: HUMORISE (8) HUMORIST (8) ISOTHERM (8) MISROUTE (8) MOISTURE (8) MOUTHERS (8) MOUTHIES (8) OTHERISM (8)
Score: 15–0 (max 16)

Round 3: 50, 25, 2, 7, 10, 2. Target: 402.

Archana: 402. ((10 - 2) x 50) + 2 (10)
Rhyl: 402. ((10 - 2) x 50) + 2 (10)
Score: 25–10 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: REALGLOAT -> ALLEGATOR

Round 4: N A S T E N G I D

Archana: SEATING (7)
Rhyl: STANDING (8)
DC: SEDATING (8) STEADING (8)
OT: ANTIGENS (8) GENTIANS (8)
Score: 25–18 (max 34)

Round 5: M N Y A O E T L U

Archana: outlean
Rhyl: unmanly
DC: TELAMON (7)
OT: ALMUTEN (7) AUTONYM (7) MENTULA (7) OMENTAL (7)
Score: 25–18 (max 41)

Round 6: 75, 50, 25, 100, 2, 9. Target: 943.

Archana: 944. (9 x 100) + 50 - ((75 / 25) x 2) (7)
Rhyl: 944. (9 x 100) + 50 - ((75 / 25) x 2) (7)
RR: 943. ((75 x 25) + 9 + 2) / (100 / 50) (10)
Score: 32–25 (max 51)

Paul talks about how he started getting into magic with a trip to Blackpool.

Round 7: S G J I E O T S G

Archana: STOGIES (7)
Rhyl: SOGGIEST (8)
Score: 32–33 (max 59)

Round 8: R A L N I D E C X

Archana: CANDLE (6)
Rhyl: DANCER (6)
DC: CARLINE (7)
OT: CANDLER (7) RADICEL (7) RADICLE (7) RELAXIN (7)
Score: 38–39 (max 66)

Round 9: 25, 7, 2, 4, 5, 3. Target: 537.

Archana: 537. (7 x 3 x 25) + ((5 - 2) x 4) (10)
Rhyl: 537. (7 x 3 x 25) + ((5 - 2) x 4) (10)
Score: 48–49 (max 76)

Teatime teaser: RETROCHIP -> PETRICHOR

Round 10: D A Q I H Z T E P

Archana: PITHED (6)
Rhyl: PITHED (6)
DC: PITHEAD (7)
Score: 54–55 (max 83)

Round 11: F N D A E E S B E

Archana: DEBASE (6)
Rhyl: DEBASE (6)
DC: DEAFENS (7)
OT: DEFEASE (7)
Score: 60–61 (max 90)

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

Round 12: R I S M O W E L D

Archana: LOWERS (6)
Rhyl: SOLDIER (7)
DC: DOWRIES (7) WEIRDOS (7)
OT: DEWORMS (7) LOWRIES (7) LOWSIDE (7) MELOIDS (7) MIDSOLE (7) MILDEWS (7) MILORDS (7) MISDOER (7) MISDREW (7) MISWORD (7) MOIDERS (7) MOILERS (7) MOWDIES (7) REWILDS (7) ROWDIES (7) SOLIDER (7) SWIRLED (7) WILDERS (7) WORDIES (7)
Score: 60–68 (max 97)

Round 13: R C T A U E S P A

Archana: CURATES (7)
Rhyl: CAPTURES (8)
Score: 60–76 (max 105)

Round 14: 75, 8, 9, 1, 4, 6. Target: 162.

Archana: 164. (8 - 1 + 75) x (6 - 4) (7)
Rhyl: 162. Mistake in working.
RR: 162. (8 + 4 + 6) x 9 (10)
Score: 67–76 (max 115)

Round 15: M O C T O B O T H

Rhyl buzzes on 27.25 seconds to say TOOTHCOMB which is correct.
Final Score: 67–86 (max 125)

Statistics Corner

Archana:
Total score - 67
Raw score - 94
Total % of max - 54
Raw % of max - 75
Total average score per round - 4.5
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 3

Rhyl:
Total score - 86
Raw score - 99
Total % of max - 69
Raw % of max - 79
Total average score per round - 5.7
Raw average score per round - 6.6
Number of maxes - 7

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