Friday 30th June 2017 (Series 76 Grand Final)

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Friday 30th June 2017 (Series 76 Grand Final)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:58 am

So, here we go!!! It's the SERIES 76 GRAND FINAL ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :!: :!: :!:

Countdown recap for Friday 30 June 2017.

C1: No.1 Seed Stephen "The Lymm Leviathan" Read (10 wins, 1,122 points.) An Apterite and maths tutor from Lymm, Cheshire. He defeated No.5 Seed Annie Humphries 115-67 in his semi-final on Wednesday.
C2: No.3 Seed Moose "The Halstead Hacksaw" Rosser (10 wins, 997 points.) A head of risk management from Halstead, Essex. He defeated No.2 Seed Jeff Clayton 88-84 in his semi-final yesterday.
DC: Susie Dent and Colin Murray.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: Z N I U T O Y A F
R02: R E L A S T E N O
R03: 100, 75, 9, 4, 9, 3. Target: 151.
TTT: DOWNHAVEN - "When it comes to textiles, she insists on buying the best."
R04: S H E N A E M S G
R05: D L I O R U N O T
R06: 25, 1, 4, 10, 2, 4. Target: 773.
R07: R D A E S A R E S
R08: W F O B A P C I H
R09: 25, 100, 9, 7, 8, 7. Target: 197.
TTT: TESTABULB - "Don't rely on this for transport purposes; it only comes once every 5 years."
R10: T R A O P D E S G
R11: C D I A T U V I T
R12: L A R E M I R N S
R13: T L A E D U M O I
R14: 50, 9, 2, 1, 10, 8. Target: 158.
R15: M O T L I E C R U (conundrum)


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Round 1: Z N I U T O Y A F

Stephen: NOTIFY (6)
Moose: NOTIFY (6)
DC: FAINT (5)
OT: NAIFTY (6) TONIFY (6)
Score: 6–6 (max 6)

Round 2: R E L A S T E N O

Stephen: RESONATE (8)
Moose: RESONATE (8)
DC: ENTRESOL (8)
OT: ALTERNES (8) OESTRANE (8) OLEASTER (8)
Score: 14–14 (max 14)

Round 3: 100, 75, 9, 4, 9, 3. Target: 151.

Stephen: 151. 75 - ((9 - 3) x 4) + 100 (10)
Moose: 150.
Score: 24–14 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: DOWNHAVEN -> HANDWOVEN

Round 4: S H E N A E M S G

Stephen: MESSAGE (7)
Moose: ENMESH (6)
DC: ENEMAS (6) GAMENESS (8)
Score: 31–14 (max 32)

Round 5: D L I O R U N O T

Stephen: ROTUND (6)
Moose: INDOOR (6)
OT: OROTUND (7) ROTOUND (7) ROTUNDO (7)
Score: 37–20 (max 39)

Round 6: 25, 1, 4, 10, 2, 4. Target: 773.

Stephen: 775. (((10 - 2) x 4) - 1) x 25 (7)
Moose: 770.
RR: 774. (7)
OT: 774. ((25 x 10) + 4 + 4) x (2 + 1) (7)
Score: 44–20 (max 46)

Colin talks about some of the brilliant alumni of Countdown past mentioning amongst others Damian Eadie, Conor Travers, and the Christmas special between Richard Whiteley and Carol Vorderman from 1997.

Round 7: R D A E S A R E S

Stephen: DRESSER (7)
Moose: READERS (7)
DC: REREADS (7)
OT: ARRASES (7) ERASERS (7) REDEARS (7) REDRESS (7) RESEDAS (7) SARDARS (7)
Score: 51–27 (max 53)

Round 8: W F O B A P C I H

Stephen: PHOBIA (6)
Moose: PHOBIA (6)
DC: PHOBIC (6)
OT: PHOBIAC (7)
Score: 57–33 (max 60)

Round 9: 25, 100, 9, 7, 8, 7. Target: 197.

Stephen: 197. (9 x 8) + 25 + 100 (10)
Moose: 198.
Score: 67–33 (max 70)

Teatime teaser: TESTABULB -> BATTLEBUS

Round 10: T R A O P D E S G

Stephen: READOPTS (8)
Moose: sportage
OT: ADOPTERS (8) PASTORED (8) PORTAGED (8) PORTAGES (8) POSTGRAD (8) POTAGERS (8) PROTEADS (8)
Score: 75–33 (max 78)

Round 11: C D I A T U V I T

Stephen: VIADUCT (7)
Moose: VIADUCT (7)
Score: 82–40 (max 85)

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

Round 12: L A R E M I R N S

Stephen: MINERALS (8)
Moose: MINERALS (8)
DC: MARINERS (8) SNARLIER (8)
OT: MISLEARN (8)
Score: 90–48 (max 93)

Round 13: T L A E D U M O I

Stephen: MODULATE (8)
Moose: outmailed
OT: METULOID (8)
Score: 98–48 (max 101)

Round 14: 50, 9, 2, 1, 10, 8. Target: 158.

Stephen: 158. ((2 + 1) x 50) + 8 (10)
Moose: 158. ((2 + 1) x 50) + 8 (10)
Score: 108–58 (max 111)

Round 15: M O T L I E C R U

No one buzzes. The answer was MULTICORE.
Final Score: 108–58 (max 121)

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO STEPHEN READ FOR WINNING THE SERIES 76 TITLE :!: :!: :!: ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

Statistics Corner

Stephen:
Total score - 108
Raw score - 108
Total % of max - 89
Raw % of max - 89
Total average score per round - 7.2
Raw average score per round - 7.2
Number of maxes - 11 8-)

Moose:
Total score - 58
Raw score - 85
Total % of max - 48
Raw % of max - 70
Total average score per round - 3.9
Raw average score per round - 5.7
Number of maxes - 5

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=76
WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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Re: Friday 30th June 2017 (Series 76 Grand Final)

Post by Ian Volante » Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:13 pm

Ooh, well done Mr R.
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