Friday 19th January 2018 (Series 77, Prelim 9)

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Friday 19th January 2018 (Series 77, Prelim 9)

Post by James Robinson » Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:14 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 19 January 2018.

C1: Champion Mary Bainbridge (4 wins, 348 points.) A retired teacher from Lechlade, Gloucestershire.
C2: Challenger Chris Thorn. A sports event administrator from Chelmsford, Essex. He worked as a steward at Lord's last summer.
DC: Susie Dent and Raj Bisram.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: C T R I A E S T F
R02: I O R D J H R A K
R03: 75, 5, 10, 7, 6, 7. Target: 826.
TTT: RITAHIRST - "Rita was suffering quite badly with stiff joints."
R04: S P U A W S V I E
R05: R S N O E G I L V
R06: 25, 10, 1, 6, 7, 2. Target: 697.
R07: T D C O E A T G D
R08: E I P S R N A R T
R09: 25, 1, 2, 10, 4, 6. Target: 226.
TTT: EAGLELOFT - "It sounds the man had a punishing time with an instrument."
R10: R T E O I D Q L B
R11: M R N O A U P N Z
R12: N T E U D M A N L
R13: S T S E O E Y M L
R14: 9, 3, 8, 7, 7, 9. Target: 609.
R15: H U N T E D E G O (conundrum)


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Round 1: C T R I A E S T F

Mary: CATTIER (7)
Chris: SCATTIER (8)
DC: CRAFTIEST (18)
OT: TRIFECTAS (18)
Score: 0–8 (max 18)

Round 2: I O R D J H R A K

Mary: HOARD (5)
Chris: HOARD (5)
DC: RAJ (3) HORRID (6)
OT: KARROID (7) KORADJI (7)
Score: 5–13 (max 25)

Round 3: 75, 5, 10, 7, 6, 7. Target: 826.

Mary: 826. ((6 + 5) x 75) + (7 / 7) (10)
Chris: 826. ((6 + 5) x 75) + (7 / 7) (10)
Score: 15–23 (max 35)

Teatime teaser: RITAHIRST -> ARTHRITIS

Round 4: S P U A W S V I E

Mary: PAUSES (6)
Chris: PASSIVE (7)
DC: ASSWIPE (7)
OT: PAVISES (7) SUASIVE (7) WASPIES (7)
Score: 15–30 (max 42)

Round 5: R S N O E G I L V

Mary: LOVING (6)
Chris: RESOLVING (18)
OT: LOVERINGS (18) OVERLINGS (18)
Score: 15–48 (max 60)

Round 6: 25, 10, 1, 6, 7, 2. Target: 697.

Mary: 697. ((10 - 6) x 7 x 25) - 2 - 1 (10)
Chris: 700.
Score: 25–48 (max 70)

Raj talks about being a magician and a trick going wrong... :oops: :oops:

Round 7: T D C O E A T G D

Mary: CADGED (6)
Chris: COTTAGE (7)
DC: COTTAGED (8)
Score: 25–55 (max 78)

Round 8: E I P S R N A R T

Mary: praised
Chris: TRAINERS (8)
DC: TRANSPIRE (18) RESPIRANT (18)
OT: PRETRAINS (18) TERRAPINS (18)
Score: 25–63 (max 96)

Round 9: 25, 1, 2, 10, 4, 6. Target: 226.

Mary: 226. (25 x 10) - (4 x 6) (10)
Chris: 226. ((10 - 1) x 25) + ((4 + 2) / 6) (10)
Score: 35–73 (max 106)

Teatime teaser: EAGLELOFT -> FLAGEOLET

Round 10: R T E O I D Q L B

Mary: BROILED (7)
Chris: BRIDLE (6)
DC: ORBITED (7)
OT: DRIBLET (7)
Score: 42–73 (max 113)

Round 11: M R N O A U P N Z

Mary: MOURN (5)
Chris: APRON (5)
DC: AMOUR (5)
OT: PANNUM (6)
Score: 47–78 (max 119)

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

Round 12: N T E U D M A N L

Mary: UNTAMED (7)
Chris: UNNAMED (7)
DC: UNMANTLED (18)
Score: 54–85 (max 137)

Round 13: S T S E O E Y M L

Mary: MOLESTS (7)
Chris: MOSTLY (6)
DC: MOTELS (6) MOTELESS (8)
OT: MESOSTYLE (18)
Score: 61–85 (max 155)

FIVE NINE'S!!!!! JUST UNREAL!!!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :o :o :o :o :o 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)

Round 14: 9, 3, 8, 7, 7, 9. Target: 609.

Mary: -
Chris: 602. (9 x 8 x 9) - (7 x 7) + 3 (5)
RR: 609. (((9 x 9) - (7 - 3)) x 8) - 7 (10)
Score: 61–90 (max 165)

Round 15: H U N T E D E G O

Mary buzzes on 17.5 seconds to say TOUGHENED which is correct.
Final Score: 71–90 (max 175)

Unsuprisingly, 175 is the highest ever recorded max score in Countdown's history :!: :!: :!: 8-) 8-) 8-) :D :D :D

Statistics Corner

Mary:
Total score - 71
Raw score - 96
Total % of max - 41
Raw % of max - 55
Total average score per round - 4.7
Raw average score per round - 6.4
Number of maxes - 5

Chris:
Total score - 90
Raw score - 109
Total % of max - 51
Raw % of max - 62
Total average score per round - 6.0
Raw average score per round - 7.3
Number of maxes - 4

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=78
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UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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