Thursday 8th June 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 106)

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Thursday 8th June 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 106)

Post by James Robinson » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:39 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 8 June 2017.

C1: Champion James Slater (4 wins, 351 points.) A social politics student at the LSE from Bradford, West Yorkshire.
C2: Challenger Uzoma Isichei. A social media business analyst from Catford, South London. He used to be a background artist in film & TV, including a couple of episodes of Holby City and in the James Bond film, Skyfall.
DC: Susie Dent and Jimmy Osmond.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: D G R Q E U I D O
R02: Z E I O T W H I V
R03: 50, 5, 2, 4, 3, 8. Target: 222.
TTT: BINDSTRAW - "Wearing this gives you a "right" of passage."
R04: C T E I E V M R O
R05: M S Y N E I E H O
R06: 25, 5, 2, 3, 7, 9. Target: 380.
R07: S L D T A U A N E
R08: F I S A E I J B N
R09: 25, 7, 5, 10, 2, 5. Target: 706.
TTT: RICEBONUS - "When you watch Countdown, you're taking part in these."
R10: R N O E I L R P T
R11: P T R A O E N G A
R12: R B E A U L T K E
R13: C T M P O E I T A
R14: 75, 7, 5, 1, 6, 3. Target: 605.
R15: U P F E T L O C K (conundrum)


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Round 1: D G R Q E U I D O

James: GUIDER (6)
Uzoma: GIRDED (6)
DC: DODGIER (7)
OT: QUERIDO (7)
Score: 6–6 (max 7)

Round 2: Z E I O T W H I V

James: WHITE (5)
Uzoma: WHITE (5)
DC: WHIZ (4)
OT: HOWITZ (6) HOWZIT (6)
Score: 11–11 (max 13)

Round 3: 50, 5, 2, 4, 3, 8. Target: 222.

James: 222. ((50 + 5) x 4) + 2 (10)
Uzoma: 222. (50 x 4) + (8 x 3) - 2 (10)
Score: 21–21 (max 23)

Teatime teaser: BINDSTRAW -> WRISTBAND

Round 4: C T E I E V M R O

James: MOTIVE (6)
Uzoma: METRE (5)
DC: OVERTIME (8) METEORIC (8)
OT: REMOTIVE (8)
Score: 27–21 (max 31)

Round 5: M S Y N E I E H O

James: MONIES (6)
Uzoma: HONEYS (6)
DC: HYMNS (5)
OT: MOHSINE (7)
Score: 33–27 (max 38)

Round 6: 25, 5, 2, 3, 7, 9. Target: 380.

James: 380. (3 x 5 x 25) + 7 - 2 (10)
Uzoma: 380. (3 x 5 x 25) + 7 - 2 (10)
Score: 43–37 (max 48)

Jimmy talks about his love of Japan, thanks to touring with Andy Williams, while with The Osmonds.

Round 7: S L D T A U A N E

James: SLANTED (7)
Uzoma: misdeclared 7
DC: UNSALTED (8) SUNDAE (6)
OT: ADULATES (8) EASTLAND (8)
Score: 50–37 (max 56)

Round 8: F I S A E I J B N

James: BEANS (5)
Uzoma: BASIN (5)
DC: BASENJI (7)
Score: 55–42 (max 63)

Round 9: 25, 7, 5, 10, 2, 5. Target: 706.

James: 705. ((25 - 5) x 7 x 5) + (10 / 2) (7)
Uzoma: 705. (7 x 5 x 2 x 10) + 5 (7)
RR: 705/707. (7)
Score: 62–49 (max 70)

Teatime teaser: RICEBONUS -> NEUROBICS

Round 10: R N O E I L R P T

James: PORTLIER (8)
Uzoma: PROTEIN (7)
OT: RITORNEL (8)
Score: 70–49 (max 78)

Round 11: P T R A O E N G A

James: ORANGE (6)
Uzoma: PORTAGE (7)
DC: PATRONAGE (18)
Score: 70–56 (max 96)

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

Round 12: R B E A U L T K E

James: BUTLER (6)
Uzoma: TALKER (6)
DC: BATELEUR (8)
Score: 76–62 (max 104)

Round 13: C T M P O E I T A

James: pattie
Uzoma: POETIC (6)
DC: OPTIMATE (8)
OT: POEMATIC (8)
Score: 76–68 (max 112)

Round 14: 75, 7, 5, 1, 6, 3. Target: 605.

James: 605. ((7 + 1) x 75) + 5 (10)
Uzoma: 605. ((7 + 1) x 75) + 5 (10)
Score: 86–78 (max 122)

Round 15: U P F E T L O C K

No one buzzes. The answer was POCKETFUL.
Final Score: 86–78 (max 132)

Statistics Corner

James:
Total score - 86
Raw score - 92
Total % of max - 65
Raw % of max - 70
Total average score per round - 5.7
Raw average score per round - 6.1
Number of maxes - 5

Uzoma:
Total score - 78
Raw score - 90
Total % of max - 59
Raw % of max - 68
Total average score per round - 5.2
Raw average score per round - 6.0
Number of maxes - 4

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=76
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