Wednesday 12th October 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 60)

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Wednesday 12th October 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 60)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:31 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 12 October 2016.

C1: Champion Andrew Macleod (1 win, 77 points.) A business analyst originally from Peterhead, but now living in Edinburgh.
C2: Challenger Charlie Walker. A trainee accountant from Bath, but now living in Westbury, Wiltshire. He once went to Barcelona, and once got caught skinny-dipping in the sea by the police, who only returned him his stolen camera.
DC: Susie Dent and Kate Williams.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: B O W E C I F O S
R02: P M H R S E A O E
R03: 75, 2, 9, 10, 3, 9. Target: 952.
TTT: MAGFIEND - "The magazine made him out to be a fiend, so he sued them for this."
R04: N J D F T I E I N
R05: D A N I G E S A T
R06: 1, 3, 3, 10, 4, 2. Target: 963.
R07: Y H B R O A U I D
R08: P M T R D E O E Z
R09: 75, 25, 8, 7, 9, 7. Target: 804.
TTT: SEENRISE - "He saw the sun rise at the Scottish loch, but it had a strange feel about it."
R10: K M R M S A O A E
R11: L A N U D A N I G
R12: T C Q L E I E I T
R13: S L R O I U S W O
R14: 8, 1, 9, 5, 4, 8. Target: 887.
R15: E A T F U D D L E (conundrum)


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Round 1: B O W E C I F O S

Andrew: WISE (4)
Charlie: WOOFS (5)
DC: BOWIES (6)
OT: SCOOBIE (7)
Score: 0–5 (max 7)

Round 2: P M H R S E A O E

Andrew: SEMAPHORE (18)
Charlie: HAMPERS (7)
Score: 18–5 (max 25)

Round 3: 75, 2, 9, 10, 3, 9. Target: 952.

Andrew: 954.
Charlie: 953. ((75 + 9 + 9 + 2) x 10) + 3 (7)
RR: 952. ((75 / 3) + 9) x ((9 x 2) + 10) (10)
Score: 18–12 (max 35)

Teatime teaser: MAGFIEND -> DEFAMING

Round 4: N J D F T I E I N

Andrew: FINITE (6)
Charlie: TINNED (6)
DC: INDENT (6) INTEND (6)
OT: FINNED (6) INDITE (6) INJINE (6) INTEIN (6) TINNIE (6)
Score: 24–18 (max 41)

Round 5: D A N I G E S A T

Andrew: STEADING (8)
Charlie: SEDATING (8)
OT: AGATISED (8)
Score: 32–26 (max 49)

Round 6: 1, 3, 3, 10, 4, 2. Target: 963.

Andrew: 960. ((3 + 1) x 3 x 10 x 4 x 2 (7)
Charlie: 963. Mistake in working.
Score: 39–26 (max 56)

Kate talks about how Countdown has influenced her life.

Round 7: Y H B R O A U I D

Andrew: HYBRID (6)
Charlie: boardy
OT: BYROAD (6) HAIRDO (6) HOBDAY (6) HYDRIA (6)
Score: 45–26 (max 62)

Round 8: P M T R D E O E Z

Andrew: METEOR (6)
Charlie: DEPORT (6)
DC: PERMED (6) REMOTED (7)
OT: PEERDOM (7) TROMPED (7)
Score: 51–32 (max 69)

Round 9: 75, 25, 8, 7, 9, 7. Target: 804.

Andrew: 805. ((75 + 25) x 8) + 7 - (9 - 7) (7)
Charlie: 805. ((75 + 25) x 8) + 7 - (9 - 7) (7)
RR: 804. ((75 + 25 + 9 + 7) x 7) - 8 (10)
Score: 58–39 (max 79)

Teatime teaser: SEENRISE -> ERIENESS

Round 10: K M R M S A O A E

Andrew: SMOKER (6)
Charlie: rammers
DC: SEAMARK (7)
OT: MAKORAS (7) MAKORES (7) OMAKASE (7)
Score: 64–39 (max 86)

Round 11: L A N U D A N I G

Andrew: LAUDING (7)
Charlie: LANDING (7)
DC: LANGUID (7) LANDAU (6) landauing
OT: UNLADING (8)
Score: 71–46 (max 94)

Susie's Origins of Words talks about the origins of "leaving someone in the lurch".

Round 12: T C Q L E I E I T

Andrew: TITLE (5)
Charlie: TITLE (5)
DC: ELICIT (6)
OT: LETTICE (7)
Score: 76–51 (max 101)

Round 13: S L R O I U S W O

Andrew: SWIRLS (6)
Charlie: SWIRLS (6)
DC: LOURS (5)
Score: 82–57 (max 107)

Round 14: 8, 1, 9, 5, 4, 8. Target: 887.

Andrew: -
Charlie: -
RR: 888. (7)
OT: 888. (((9 + 5) x 8) - 1) x 8 (7)
Score: 82–57 (max 114)

Round 15: E A T F U D D L E

No one buzzes. The answer was DEFAULTED.
Final Score: 82–57 (max 124)

Statistics Corner

Andrew:
Total score - 82
Raw score - 93
Total % of max - 66
Raw % of max - 75
Total average score per round - 5.5
Raw average score per round - 6.2
Number of maxes - 6

Charlie:
Total score - 57
Raw score - 64
Total % of max - 46
Raw % of max - 62
Total average score per round - 3.8
Raw average score per round - 4.3
Number of maxes - 3

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=75
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