Wednesday 9th September 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 110)

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Wednesday 9th September 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 110)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Feb 28, 2021 2:43 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 9 September 2020.

C1: Champion Connor Wigley (1 win, 105 points.) A assistant planner from Worksop, Nottinghamshire, but works in Manchester.
C2: Challenger Archana Desurkar. An NHS consultant from Sheffield. She was part of a group of 30 who climbed the Himalayas to half the height of Mount Everest in 2013.
DC: Susie Dent and Paul Zenon.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: D N S O E I T R O
R02: C R A E B D A T C
R03: 25, 6, 5, 2, 10, 1. Target: 898.
TTT: EPICSHIRT - "He bought himself a budgie, which put himself in this sort of good mood."
R04: N S H I O A M I T
R05: N V W E A I F D O
R06: 75, 100, 1, 5, 6, 1. Target: 723.
R07: S R T A I A N C E
R08: R T S U A E I D N
R09: 50, 75, 6, 2, 2, 7. Target: 856.
TTT: GRANDPINE - "The animals are in a circle and he's behaving this way towards them."
R10: T S C E E E R E S
R11: N L G E E I L R B
R12: W Y R O A I M R E
R13: D G L U O E X J A
R14: 25, 2, 6, 7, 7, 10. Target: 658.
R15: D U E T B O U N D (conundrum)


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Round 1: D N S O E I T R O

Connor: STORED (6)
Archana: STONIER (7)
DC: DETORSION (18)
Score: 0–7 (max 18)

Round 2: C R A E B D A T C

Connor: BRACED (6)
Archana: BRACED (6)
DC: CABARET (7) ABREACT (7)
OT: BACCATE (7) BEARCAT (7) CARCADE (7)
Score: 6–13 (max 25)

Round 3: 25, 6, 5, 2, 10, 1. Target: 898.

Connor: -
Archana: -
RR: 898. ((5 + 1) x 6 x 25) - 2 (10)
Score: 6–13 (max 35)

Teatime teaser: EPICSHIRT -> CHIRPIEST

Round 4: N S H I O A M I T

Connor: MAISON (6)
Archana: MOTHS (5)
DC: THIAMIN (7)
OT: HIMATIONS (18)
Score: 12–13 (max 53)

Round 5: N V W E A I F D O

Connor: INVADE (6)
Archana: WAIVED (6)
OT: NAEVOID (7)
Score: 18–19 (max 60)

Round 6: 75, 100, 1, 5, 6, 1. Target: 723.

Connor: 728. Mistake in working.
Archana: 716. ((6 + 1) x 100) + (75 / 5) + 1 (5)
RR: 723. ((5 + 6) x 75) - 100 - 1 - 1 (10)
Score: 18–24 (max 70)

Paul performs a trick involving a new deck of cards and a mask.

Round 7: S R T A I A N C E

Connor: STRAIN (6)
Archana: CRETINS (7)
DC: CANARIES (8) CRANIATES (18)
OT: ARSACETIN (18) ASCERTAIN (18) SECTARIAN (18)
Score: 18–31 (max 88)

Round 8: R T S U A E I D N

Connor: STRAINED (8)
Archana: STRAINED (8)
DC: UNITARDS (8)
OT: DATURINES (18) INDURATES (18)
Score: 26–39 (max 106)

Round 9: 50, 75, 6, 2, 2, 7. Target: 856.

Connor: 832.
Archana: 857. (6 x 2 x 75) - 50 + 7 (7)
RR: 856. ((50 / 2) + 75 + 7) x (2 + 6) (10)
Score: 26–46 (max 116)

Teatime teaser: GRANDPINE -> PANDERING

Round 10: T S C E E E R E S

Connor: SECRETS (7)
Archana: SECRETES (8)
DC: eeee
OT: SESTERCE (8)
Score: 26–54 (max 124)

Round 11: N L G E E I L R B

Connor: rebeling
Archana: REBELLING (18)
DC: REELING (7)
Score: 26–72 (max 142)

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

Round 12: W Y R O A I M R E

Connor: WORRY (5)
Archana: WORMIER (7)
DC: EARWORM (7)
OT: ARMOIRE (7) MARROWY (7) WORMERY (7)
Score: 26–79 (max 149)

Round 13: D G L U O E X J A

Connor: jouled
Archana: jouled
DC: JOULE (5) GAOLED (6)
OT: DOUGLA (6)
Score: 26–79 (max 155)

Round 14: 25, 2, 6, 7, 7, 10. Target: 658.

Connor: -
Archana: 657. (((10 x 2) + 6) x 25) + 7 (7)
RR: 658. ((25 x 6) - ((10 - 2) x 7)) x 7 (10)
Score: 26–86 (max 165)

Round 15: D U E T B O U N D

Connor buzzes on 20 seconds to say UNDOUBTED which is correct.
Final Score: 36–86 (max 175)

WOWSERS!!! A 175 MAXIMUM AVAILABLE HERE!! That's the joint-highest in Countdown history :!: ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :geek: :ugeek:

Statistics Corner

Connor:
Total score - 36
Raw score - 60
Total % of max - 21
Raw % of max - 34
Total average score per round - 2.4
Raw average score per round - 4.0
Number of maxes - 1

Archana:
Total score - 86
Raw score - 91
Total % of max - 49
Raw % of max - 52
Total average score per round - 5.7
Raw average score per round - 6.1
Number of maxes - 3

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

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