Wednesday 21st June 2017 (Series 76, 1st Quarter-Final)

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Wednesday 21st June 2017 (Series 76, 1st Quarter-Final)

Post by James Robinson » Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:33 am

So, we're now in the Series 76 finals, and for only the second time in Countdown's history, we have EIGHT octochamps in these finals (although, unlike Series 47, we actually had to "borrow" one from Series 75, more on that in the 4th quarter-final). 8-) 8-) 8-)

Countdown recap for Wednesday 21 June 2017.

C1: No.1 Seed Stephen "The Lymm Leviathan" Read (8 wins, 915 points.) An Apterite and maths tutor from Lymm, Cheshire.
C2: No.8 Seed James "The Bradford Blitz" Slater (8 wins, 672 points.) An Apterite and social politics student at the LSE from Bradford, West Yorkshire.
DC: Susie Dent and Suzi Perry.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: K S A E T I N O D
R02: L P V G E U E T A
R03: 1, 9, 9, 10, 2, 2. Target: 302.
TTT: GOALSRUSH - "The sands of time might help you figure this out."
R04: S P M I U O I Y D
R05: T R A E M I N A W
R06: 50, 9, 1, 1, 7, 10. Target: 179.
R07: S T E A H O C U E
R08: R X S C U I E N I
R09: 2, 6, 4, 1, 3, 9. Target: 800.
TTT: LOTTOPAYS - "His lottery win pays for his ear operation."
R10: R M S R E O A L I
R11: T D E I R U Z I U
R12: F R S Q A E I O T
R13: L W E A B I T O H
R14: 50, 5, 2, 7, 10, 9. Target: 716.
R15: F C Y U N I T E D (conundrum)


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Round 1: K S A E T I N O D

Stephen: SEDATION (8)
James: STAINED (7)
DC: DANKEST (7)
OT: KENDOIST (8)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

Round 2: L P V G E U E T A

Stephen: LEGATE (6)
James: LEAGUE (6)
DC: VEGETAL (7)
OT: PELTAGE (7) TEGULAE (7) VULGATE (7)
Score: 14–6 (max 15)

Round 3: 1, 9, 9, 10, 2, 2. Target: 302.

Stephen: 300. ((9 x 2) + 2 + 9 + 1) x 10 (7)
James: -
RR: 302. (((9 - 1) x 2 x 10) - 9) x 2 (10)
Score: 21–6 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: GOALSRUSH -> HOURGLASS

Round 4: S P M I U O I Y D

Stephen: IMPIOUS (7)
James: DUMPS (5)
DC: dimpsy
OT: MYOPSID (7) PODIUMS (7)
Score: 28–6 (max 32)

Round 5: T R A E M I N A W

Stephen: MARINATE (8)
James: WATERMAN (8)
OT: ANIMATER (8) MARANITE (8)
Score: 36–14 (max 40)

Round 6: 50, 9, 1, 1, 7, 10. Target: 179.

Stephen: 179. ((1 + 1) x 50) + (10 x 7) + 9 (10)
James: 179. ((50 + 9 + 1) x (10 - 7)) - 1 (10)
Score: 46–24 (max 50)

Suzi talks about flying in a Chinook helicopter, flying with the Red Arrows, and flying in a Typhoon fighter plane.

Round 7: S T E A H O C U E

Stephen: TOUCHES (7)
James: CATHOUSE (8)
DC: TEAHOUSE (8) SOUTACHE (8)
Score: 46–32 (max 58)

Round 8: R X S C U I E N I

Stephen: CRIES (5)
James: CUISINE (7)
DC: UNISEX (6)
OT: INCISURE (8) SCIURINE (8)
Score: 46–39 (max 66)

Round 9: 2, 6, 4, 1, 3, 9. Target: 800.

Stephen: -
James: -
RR: 800. ((6 x 3) + 2) x 4 x (1 + 9) (10)
Score: 46–39 (max 76)

Teatime teaser: LOTTOPAYS -> OTOPLASTY

Round 10: R M S R E O A L I

Stephen: MORALISE (8)
James: armories
DC: MORALISER (18)
Score: 54–39 (max 94)

Round 11: T D E I R U Z I U

Stephen: DITZIER (7)
James: TRIED (5)
Score: 61–39 (max 101)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "sardonic", "solacism" and "laconic".

Round 12: F R S Q A E I O T

Stephen: FAIREST (7)
James: FAIREST (7)
DC: FROSTIE (7)
OT: FORTIES (7) OSTERIA (7) OTARIES (7)
Score: 68–46 (max 108)

Round 13: L W E A B I T O H

Stephen: TOWABLE (7)
James: TOWABLE (7)
DC: BLEWIT (6) HOWBEIT (7)
Score: 75–53 (max 115)

Round 14: 50, 5, 2, 7, 10, 9. Target: 716.

Stephen: 715. (7 x 2 x 50) + 10 + 5 (7)
James: 715. (7 x 2 x 50) + 10 + 5 (7)
RR: 716. (((50 x 7) + 9) x 2) - (10 / 5) (10)
Score: 82–60 (max 125)

Round 15: F C Y U N I T E D

Stephen buzzes on 1 second to say FECUNDITY which is correct.
Final Score: 92–60 (max 135)

Statistics Corner

Stephen:
Total score - 92
Raw score - 104
Total % of max - 68
Raw % of max - 77
Total average score per round - 6.1
Raw average score per round - 6.9
Number of maxes - 8

James:
Total score - 60
Raw score - 77
Total % of max - 44
Raw % of max - 57
Total average score per round - 4.0
Raw average score per round - 5.1
Number of maxes - 5

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