Friday 6th March 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 47)

Round-by-round summaries of every game in recent series; for every series in the last 5 years, try cdb, the Countdown databasel. Obviously this forum contains spoilers!

Moderator: James Robinson

Post Reply
User avatar
James Robinson
Post-apocalypse
Posts: 10042
Joined: Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:38 pm
Location: Mirfield, West Yorkshire

Friday 6th March 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 47)

Post by James Robinson » Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:11 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 6 March 2020.

C1: Champion Iain Campbell (3 wins, 256 points.) A retired IT sales director from Weybridge, Surrey, but originally from Scotland.
C2: Challenger Stuart Williamson. A financial administrator from London, but originally from Leeds. During the 2012 Olympics, he was a Family Assistant and welcomed members of the IOC and looked after them during the games. 8-)
DC: Susie Dent and Rory Bremner.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: O C I F U N M D E
R02: A R D O P S E T K
R03: 25, 6, 7, 10, 4, 1. Target: 157.
TTT: DRINKLIKE - "You'd have to drink like a fish to make any inroads into emptying this."
R04: U W G O I M T R A
R05: E G O L A S S D U
R06: 100, 75, 50, 6, 7, 2. Target: 987.
R07: E N I Z A B L N T
R08: E X S O E C T Y A
R09: 50, 5, 10, 5, 10, 8. Target: 310.
TTT: VOCALRUIN - "Her vocal chords will be ruined, unless she quietens down a little."
R10: I F M U E Q S T V
R11: A S I L E C R S C
R12: A I E H T H R A D
R13: O T I N U T C P I
R14: 100, 50, 25, 10, 4, 9. Target: 148.
R15: R U N E F R U I T (conundrum)


And now a brief interlude before our main feature:

SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER

Enjoy the show.

Round 1: O C I F U N M D E

Iain: MINCED (6)
Stuart: FUMED (5)
DC: DEMONIC (7) FUCOID (6)
OT: CONFIDE (7) DOUCINE (7)
Score: 6–0 (max 7)

Round 2: A R D O P S E T K

Iain: ADOPTERS (8)
Stuart: STREAK (6)
DC: READOPTS (8) SPARKED (7)
OT: PASTORED (8) PROTEADS (8)
Score: 14–0 (max 15)

Round 3: 25, 6, 7, 10, 4, 1. Target: 157.

Iain: 157. (6 x 25) + 7 (10)
Stuart: 157. (6 x 25) + 7 (10)
Score: 24–10 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: DRINKLIKE -> KILDERKIN

Round 4: U W G O I M T R A

Iain: GROUT (5)
Stuart: mitred
DC: RAGOUT (6) GOURAMI (7)
OT: MARIGOT (7) MUGWORT (7) TRAGIUM (7)
Score: 29–10 (max 32)

Round 5: E G O L A S S D U

Iain: GLASSED (7)
Stuart: GLASSED (7)
DC: GODLESS (7) LASSOED (7)
OT: ALDOSES (7) AULOSES (7) DEGAUSS (7) DOGLESS (7) DOSAGES (7) DOUGLAS (7) GASEOUS (7) GLOSSAE (7) GLOSSED (7) SLUDGES (7)
Score: 36–17 (max 39)

Round 6: 100, 75, 50, 6, 7, 2. Target: 987.

Iain: 981. ((2 + 7) x 100) + 75 + 6 (5)
Stuart: 981. ((2 + 7) x 100) + 75 + 6 (5)
RR: 987. ((100 + 50) x 7) - 75 + (6 x 2) (10)
Score: 41–22 (max 49)

Rory talks about his hero "Mad" Jack Churchill, a commando leader in World War II.

Round 7: E N I Z A B L N T

Iain: BLAIN (5)
Stuart: blazen
DC: ALBEIT (6)
OT: BLINTZE (7)
Score: 46–22 (max 56)

Round 8: E X S O E C T Y A

Iain: EXACTS (6)
Stuart: exstacy
DC: ACETOSE (7)
OT: ACETOXY (7) CATSEYE (7) COATEES (7)
Score: 52–22 (max 63)

Round 9: 50, 5, 10, 5, 10, 8. Target: 310.

Iain: 310. (50 x 5) + (10 x 5) + 10 (10)
Stuart: 305.
Score: 62–22 (max 73)

Teatime teaser: VOCALRUIN -> ROUNCIVAL

Round 10: I F M U E Q S T V

Iain: QUIETS (6)
Stuart: fustive
DC: FUMIEST (7)
Score: 68–22 (max 80)

Round 11: A S I L E C R S C

Iain: AIRLESS (7)
Stuart: SCARCE (6)
DC: CARLESS (7) CLASSIER (8)
Score: 75–22 (max 88)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "story" and "storey".

Round 12: A I E H T H R A D

Iain: DEARTH (6)
Stuart: THREAD (6)
DC: RADIATE (7) AIRHEAD (7)
OT: ADITHER (7) HETAIRA (7)
Score: 81–28 (max 95)

Round 13: O T I N U T C P I

Iain: TUITION (7)
Stuart: PINTO (5)
Score: 88–28 (max 102)

Round 14: 100, 50, 25, 10, 4, 9. Target: 148.

Iain: -
Stuart: 149. 100 + 50 - 10 + 9 (7)
RR: 148. 100 + 50 - ((25 + 4 - 9) / 10) (10)
Score: 88–35 (max 112)

Round 15: R U N E F R U I T

No one buzzes. The answer was FURNITURE.
Final Score: 88–35 (max 122)

Statistics Corner

Iain:
Total score - 88
Raw score - 88
Total % of max - 72
Raw % of max - 72
Total average score per round - 5.9
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 5

Stuart:
Total score - 35
Raw score - 64
Total % of max - 29
Raw % of max - 52
Total average score per round - 2.3
Raw average score per round - 4.3
Number of maxes - 2

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=82
CoNuT 2020 CANCELLED

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest