Monday 13th January 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 8)

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: 10076
Joined: Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:38 pm
Location: Mirfield, West Yorkshire

Monday 13th January 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 8)

Post by James Robinson » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:38 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 13 January 2020.

C1: Champion Josh Waddell (2 wins, 185 points.) A commercial manager in a publishing company from Kent.
C2: Challenger Tara Abachi. A mechanical engineer from Ulverston, Cumbria. She likes doing open water swimming in Lake Windermere.
DC: Susie Dent and Richard Arnold.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S K I C E R T O N
R02: G L R N E O I T U
R03: 75, 10, 8, 9, 2, 1. Target: 334.
TTT: MELACKCAB - "I can't get a cab in Morocco anywhere, so I'm gonna have to get to town this way."
R04: R S G R A I E T A
R05: R B C O A U L S F
R06: 50, 75, 2, 9, 7, 4. Target: 672.
R07: R N E H A D I L D
R08: N R T D O E A P I
R09: 75, 9, 9, 4, 7, 5. Target: 281.
TTT: PAIDHERTO - "He hired a physiotherapist and paid her to try and fix his wasted muscles."
R10: T H G W A E U O S
R11: M D E M I V N A T
R12: R P T S E O A P E
R13: L I F U C O I S M
R14: 10, 9, 7, 7, 10, 4. Target: 595.
R15: L O T U S D I C E (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: S K I C E R T O N

Josh: STRICKEN (8)
Tara: STICKER (7)
DC: STOCKIER (8) TICKERS (7)
OT: CORKIEST (8) CORNIEST (8) NOTICERS (8) ROCKIEST (8)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

Round 2: G L R N E O I T U

Josh: TOURING (7)
Tara: TOILER (6)
DC: ROUTING (7) TRILOGUE (8)
OT: OUTLINER (8) ROUTEING (8)
Score: 15–0 (max 16)

Round 3: 75, 10, 8, 9, 2, 1. Target: 334.

Josh: 320.
Tara: 323.
RR: 334. (((75 - 1) x 9) + 10 - 8) / 2 (10)
Score: 15–0 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: MELACKCAB -> CAMELBACK

Round 4: R S G R A I E T A

Josh: GREATS (6)
Tara: graiters
DC: GAITERS (7) GARRETS (7) GARTERS (7) TRIAGES (7)
OT: AGATISE (7) AGISTER (7) ARTSIER (7) ATRESIA (7) GRATERS (7) STAGIER (7) TARRIES (7) TARSIER (7)
Score: 21–0 (max 33)

Round 5: R B C O A U L S F

Josh: FOULS (5)
Tara: aloufs
DC: SCROFULA (8)
Score: 26–0 (max 41)

Round 6: 50, 75, 2, 9, 7, 4. Target: 672.

Josh: 672. (75 x 9) - (7 - 4) (10)
Tara: -
Score: 36–0 (max 51)

Richard talks about the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel-Aviv, Israel, and the first "Pride Flight" operated by Virgin Atlantic.

Round 7: R N E H A D I L D

Josh: HANDLER (7)
Tara: LADDER (6)
DC: HANDLED (7) hardline
OT: DIHEDRAL (8)
Score: 43–0 (max 59)

Round 8: N R T D O E A P I

Josh: PAIRED (6)
Tara: nation
DC: PREDATION (18)
Score: 49–0 (max 77)

Round 9: 75, 9, 9, 4, 7, 5. Target: 281.

Josh: 281. ((75 - 5) x 4) + (9 / 9) (10)
Tara: 282.
Score: 59–0 (max 87)

Teatime teaser: PAIDHERTO -> ATROPHIED

Round 10: T H G W A E U O S

Josh: WHEATS (6)
Tara: outwage
DC: OUTAGE (6) STOWAGE (7)
OT: HOSTAGE (7) HOUSAGE (7) OUTAGES (7) OUTWASH (7) TOWAGES (7) WASHOUT (7)
Score: 65–0 (max 94)

Round 11: M D E M I V N A T

Josh: TAMED (5)
Tara: MAIDEN (6)
DC: NATIVE (6) DEVIANT (7 - spotted by Josh just out of time) MEDIANT (7)
Score: 65–6 (max 101)

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

Round 12: R P T S E O A P E

Josh: OPERATES (8)
Tara: TAPERS (6)
DC: APPORTS (7)
OT: PRETAPES (8) PROTEASE (8) REAPPOSE (8)
Score: 73–6 (max 109)

Round 13: L I F U C O I S M

Josh: FOULS (5)
Tara: folics
DC: MUSICO (6)
OT: CILIUM (6) COULIS (6) FILMIC (6) FOLIUM (6) LOCUMS (6)
Score: 78–6 (max 115)

Round 14: 10, 9, 7, 7, 10, 4. Target: 595.

Josh: 597. Mistake in working.
Tara: 595. Mistake in working.
RR: 595. ((10 + 7) x (9 - 4)) x 7 (10)
Score: 78–6 (max 125)

Round 15: L O T U S D I C E

Tara buzzes on 11.5 seconds to say SOLICITED which is incorrect.
Josh does not buzz.
The answer was CLOUDIEST.
Final Score: 78–6 (max 135)

And so it is that Tara finds herself in the Countdown record books with the joint-lowest score in 15-round history, matching that of Wendy Cooke from Series 72, who the ruthless Tracey Mills only let 6 points pass her as well.

Statistics Corner

Josh:
Total score - 78
Raw score - 83
Total % of max - 58
Raw % of max - 61
Total average score per round - 5.2
Raw average score per round - 5.5
Number of maxes - 4

Tara:
Total score - 6
Raw score - 38
Total % of max - 4
Raw % of max - 28
Total average score per round - 0.4
Raw average score per round - 2.5
Number of maxes - 0

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=82
CO:WY 2020 5th SEPTEMBER (HOPEFULLY...🤞🤞🤞)

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests