Wednesday 8 December 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 117)

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Wednesday 8 December 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 117)

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Annedown CXVI.

Countdown recap for Wednesday 08 December 2021.

On this day in 1894, EC Sager was born, the creator of Popeye.

C1: Champion Janet Noe (2 wins, 205 points.) A lady of leisure.
C2: Challenger Tom Bolland. Returnee from 2011. Teacher of art at a University.
DC: Susie Dent and Craig Charles.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: P W A I R L E S I
R02: R C Q A E O T S A
R03: 50, 2, 4, 1, 6, 3. Target: 326.
TTT: RITALEFT - "Purify Philip from his habit, perhaps."
R04: R P M R E U O I T
R05: B L E A S N O K U
R06: 25, 75, 8, 5, 1, 9. Target: 665.
R07: S R A I D T E U D
R08: S G R E O E O Y L
R09: 100, 5, 1, 10, 6, 2. Target: 993.
TTT: SLAMSHER - "He slams her on the trampoline, but it's all very playful."
R10: R G I E I P T T A
R11: R N A I J D E N E
R12: L O I U P F G S O
R13: M C O E D W A U M
R14: 100, 75, 2, 6, 1, 9. Target: 195.
R15: R A G G E D T O M (conundrum)


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Round 1: P W A I R L E S I

Janet: WAILERS (7)
Tom: PEARLS (6)
DC: WISPIER (7) SLIPWARE (8)
OT: PAIRWISE (8)
Score: 7–0 (max 8, jos 8)
Darren-o-meter: 0/1 (0%)

Janet takes an early lead.

Round 2: R C Q A E O T S A

Janet: COASTER (7)
Tom: COASTER (7)
DC: RECOATS (7)
OT: ACATERS (7) ECORATS (7) OSTRACA (7) RASCETA (7) ROSACEA (7)
Score: 14–7 (max 15, jos 15)
Darren-o-meter: 0/2 (0%)

Flaaaaaaaaaaaaaat.

Round 3: 50, 2, 4, 1, 6, 3. Target: 326.

Janet: 326. (50 + 4) × 6 + 2 (10)
Tom: 326. (50 + 4) × 6 + 2 (10)
Score: 24–17 (max 25, jos 25)

thank u, next

Teatime teaser: RITALEFT -> FILTRATE

Round 4: R P M R E U O I T

Janet: trumper
Tom: POUTIER (7)
DC: trumpier IMPORTER (8)
OT: REIMPORT (8)
Score: 24–24 (max 33, jos 33)
Darren-o-meter: 0/3 (0%)

Susie is surprised that TRUMPER^ is not valid. TRUMPIER^ isn't either. I wonder if DONALDER or JUDDER is?

Janet used to be a credit controller. Basically a debt collector to you and me, so Anne does her "I'm a horrible customer" routine with her, but Janet isn't really that interested in the role play.

Round 5: B L E A S N O K U

Janet: (used L twice; declared 7)
Tom: UNABLE (6)
DC: unables NEBULAS (7) SUNBAKE (7)
OT: ABUELOS (7) BELUKAS (7) BONSELA (7) BUNKOES (7)
Score: 24–30 (max 40, jos 40)
Darren-o-meter: 0/4 (0%)

Janet has used the L twice so Tom takes the lead for the first time today.

Round 6: 25, 75, 8, 5, 1, 9. Target: 665.

Janet: 666. (75 − 1) × 9 (7)
Tom: 665. (not written down) Mistake in working.
RR: 665. (75 + 5) × 8 + 25 (10)
Score: 31–30 (max 50, jos 50)

And Janet regains the lead after Tom messes up the numbers game.

Anne asks Craig about his early years in Liverpool.

Round 7: S R A I D T E U D

Janet: TIRADES (7)
Tom: RAIDED (6)
DC: RUDDIEST (8)
OT: DISRATED (8) RADIUSED (8) STURDIED (8)
Score: 38–30 (max 58, jos 58)
Darren-o-meter: 0/5 (0%)

Janet rants and rants and rants into an 8-point lead.

Round 8: S G R E O E O Y L

Janet: LOOSER (6)
Tom: GLORY (5)
DC: GOOSEY (6)
OT: SEROLOGY (8)
Score: 44–30 (max 66, jos 64)
Darren-o-meter: 1/6 (17%)

Craig tried and failed to spot -OLOGY. But it was there. No max for DC today as a result.

Round 9: 100, 5, 1, 10, 6, 2. Target: 993.

Janet: 993. 100 × 10 − 6 − 1 (10)
Tom: 993. 100 × 10 − 6 − 1 (10)
Score: 54–40 (max 76, jos 74)

thank u, next

Teatime teaser: SLAMSHER -> HARMLESS

Round 10: R G I E I P T T A

Janet: PATTER (6)
Tom: PATTER (6)
DC: TARGET (6) PARTITE (7)
Score: 60–46 (max 83, jos 81)
Darren-o-meter: 2/7 (28%)

A good darren from dictionary corner, whilst both contestants are on six again.

Round 11: R N A I J D E N E

Janet: RAINED (6)
Tom: RAINED (6)
DC: ADENINE (7)
OT: ADRENINE (8)
Score: 66–52 (max 91, jos 88)
Darren-o-meter: 3/8 (38%)

Sixes for both contestants once again as DC drop another point.

OOW Susie talks about her experiences of living in the United States and talks about some of the names Americans use for some of our foodstuffs.

Round 12: L O I U P F G S O

Janet: FOLIOS (6)
Tom: SPOOL (5)
DC: IGLOOS (6) GOOFUS (6)
OT: FOGOUS (6) OLIGOS (6) PILOUS (6) POILUS (6) PUGILS (6)
Score: 72–52 (max 97, jos 94)
Darren-o-meter: 3/9 (33%)

Tom is the only one in the studio not to get a six.

Round 13: M C O E D W A U M

Janet: MADE (4)
Tom: cammed (try) - incorrectly disallowed
DC: (CAMMED) (6) CAMEO (5) MEADOW (6)
OT: AMOWED (6)
Score: 76–52 (max 103, jos 100)
Darren-o-meter: 3/10 (30%)

Janet gets herself over the line thanks to an administrative error on Susie's part, as CAMMED was in Lexico at the time (and is now, some months on). I believe that's Susie's first administrative error since the Covid hiatus.

Tom talks about some of his art projects.

Round 14: 100, 75, 2, 6, 1, 9. Target: 195.

Janet: 195. 100 × 2 − 6 + 1 (10)
Tom: 195. 100 × 2 − 6 + 1 (10)
Score: 86–62 (max 113, jos 110)

thank u, next

Round 15: R A G G E D T O M

Janet buzzes on 13.5 seconds to say MORTGAGED which is correct.
Final Score: 96–62 (max 123, jos 120)

So even though it should have been 92-68, Janet is still the winner and will be back on Thursday for her fourth game. Join us soon.

(hopefully it won't take me forever like this one)


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They’re not dead. Just… hibernating.
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