Thursday, 30th October 2008 (Series 59, Game 74)

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Thursday, 30th October 2008 (Series 59, Game 74)

Post by Jon Corby » Sun Nov 02, 2008 3:54 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 30 October 2008.

C1: Champion Lynne Owens (2 wins, 160 points.)
C2: Challenger Dan O'Hara.
DC: Susie Dent and Sir Ranulph Fiennes.
CV: Carol Vorderman.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: N G T S O E O U L
R02: K R N R E O E S I
R03: M N R D E I O D E
R04: S Y B X A I E I R
R05: 100, 3, 5, 7, 3, 4. Target: 599.
TTT: GROWNLIP - "Creeping around at night in a spooky way"
R06: F V S M A I O E Z
R07: P S R T A E A E S
R08: R D W T U A E P A
R09: N P F L I E O I C
R10: 100, 75, 50, 4, 3, 7. Target: 431.
TTT: CONSUSHI - "Do they help the snooker table get to sleep?"
R11: J H N C A O E S C
R12: T L R T N O I E L
R13: T H R G A E O E R
R14: 100, 25, 75, 7, 2, 6. Target: 281.
R15: I B L U N D E R D (conundrum)


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Round 1: N G T S O E O U L

C1: LOUNGES (7)
C2: TONGUES (7)
DC: GENTOOS (7)
OT: LOGOUTS (7) LONGEST (7) OUTGOES (7) OUTGONE (7) OUTSOLE (7) UNLOOSE (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 7)

Round 2: K R N R E O E S I

C1: RINKS (5)
C2: skree
DC: KEROSINE (8)
Score: 12–7 (max 15)

Round 3: M N R D E I O D E

C1: REMINDED (8)
C2: REMINDED (8)
OT: DOMINEER (8) ENDODERM (8)
Score: 20–15 (max 23)

Round 4: S Y B X A I E I R

C1: BRAISE (6)
C2: BEARS (5)
DC: RABIES (6)
OT: BEIRAS (6) IBERIS (6) YERBAS (6)
Score: 26–15 (max 29)

Round 5: 100, 3, 5, 7, 3, 4. Target: 599.

C1: 599. (3+3)*100-(5-4) (10)
C2: 599. (3+3)*100-(5-4) (10)
Score: 36–25 (max 39)

Teatime teaser: GROWNLIP -> PROWLING

Round 6: F V S M A I O E Z

C1: MAIZES (6)
C2: mason
DC: FOVEA (5)
OT: MOVIES (6) SAMFIE (6)
Score: 42–25 (max 45)

Round 7: P S R T A E A E S

C1: STEEPS (6)
C2: REPASTS (7)
DC: SEPARATES (18)
Score: 42–32 (max 63)

Round 8: R D W T U A E P A

C1: UPRATED (7)
C2: UPRATED (7)
Score: 49–39 (max 70)

Round 9: N P F L I E O I C

C1: PONCE (5)
C2: POLICE (6)
DC: PENCIL (6)
OT: OLEFINIC (8)
Score: 49–45 (max 78)

Round 10: 100, 75, 50, 4, 3, 7. Target: 431.

C1: 431. (100+7)*4+3 (10)
C2: 431. (100+7)*4+3 (10)
Score: 59–55 (max 88)

Teatime teaser: CONSUSHI -> CUSHIONS

Round 11: J H N C A O E S C

C1: CHANCES (7)
C2: CHANCES (7)
DC: CONCHES (7)
OT: SANCOCHE (8)
Score: 66–62 (max 96)

Round 12: T L R T N O I E L

C1: ROTTEN (6)
C2: LITTER (6)
DC: LENTIL (6) TRITONE (7) RETINOL (7)
OT: TORTELLI (8)
Score: 72–68 (max 104)

Round 13: T H R G A E O E R

C1: GATHERER (8)
C2: GATHERER (8)
DC: REGATHER (8)
Score: 80–76 (max 112)

Round 14: 100, 25, 75, 7, 2, 6. Target: 281.

C1: 282.
C2: 281. 2*100+75+6 (10)
Score: 80–86 (max 122)

Round 15: I B L U N D E R D

No one buzzes. The answer was UNBRIDLED.
Score: 80–86 (max 132)


Further summaries are at:
http://www.apterous.org/cdb/series.php?series=59

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Re: Thursday, 30th October 2008 (Series 59, Game 74)

Post by Kai Laddiman » Sun Dec 28, 2008 12:06 pm

Just a little picky but C2's offering in R6 was MAISON not MASON.
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Re: Thursday, 30th October 2008 (Series 59, Game 74)

Post by Howard Somerset » Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:27 am

Kai Laddiman wrote:Just a little picky but C2's offering in R6 was MAISON not MASON.
Are you sure, Kai? I'd written down MASON for C2, too. Also, I'd noted that C2's declaration was 5, not 6.

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Re: Thursday, 30th October 2008 (Series 59, Game 74)

Post by Jon Corby » Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:30 pm

It seems unlikely that I would make a mistaek.

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Re: Thursday, 30th October 2008 (Series 59, Game 74)

Post by Kai Laddiman » Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:02 pm

Howard Somerset wrote:
Kai Laddiman wrote:Just a little picky but C2's offering in R6 was MAISON not MASON.
Are you sure, Kai? I'd written down MASON for C2, too. Also, I'd noted that C2's declaration was 5, not 6.
The recap says that mason was disallowed, so that's definitely a mistaek.
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Re: Thursday, 30th October 2008 (Series 59, Game 74)

Post by Howard Somerset » Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:31 pm

Kai Laddiman wrote:
Howard Somerset wrote:
Kai Laddiman wrote:Just a little picky but C2's offering in R6 was MAISON not MASON.
Are you sure, Kai? I'd written down MASON for C2, too. Also, I'd noted that C2's declaration was 5, not 6.
The recap says that mason was disallowed, so that's definitely a mistaek.
No N in the selection. :)

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Re: Thursday, 30th October 2008 (Series 59, Game 74)

Post by Kai Laddiman » Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:57 pm

Howard Somerset wrote:No N in the selection. :)
Perhaps I am talking about the wrong game.

EDIT: Yes, I think it was Redhead's (but not Jono's) game, actually. :oops:
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