Thursday 29th June 2017 (Series 76, 2nd Semi-Final)

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Thursday 29th June 2017 (Series 76, 2nd Semi-Final)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:40 am

Time for a very special semi-final.... ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

Countdown recap for Thursday 29 June 2017.

C1: No.2 Seed Jeff "The Braintree Blunderbuss" Clayton (9 wins, 932 points.) A FOCAL mastermind from Braintree, Essex. He defeated No.7 Seed Lawrie Collingwood 86-68 in his quarter-final last Thursday.
C2: No.3 Seed Moose "The Halstead Hacksaw" Rosser (9 wins, 909 points.) A head of risk management from Halstead, Essex. He defeated No.6 Seed Wesley Jardine 81-71 in his quarter-final on Monday.
DC: Susie Dent, on a very special day today.... (more on that later) and Colin Murray.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: B D A U M I L N U
R02: C I T F T E A S Z
R03: 1, 9, 2, 5, 2, 7. Target: 840.
TTT: STEAMBREW - "When he works on the site, he doesn't need a hard hat."
R04: T I P T A D O L G
R05: Y M U E G O D C V
R06: 75, 10, 1, 8, 4, 3. Target: 160.
R07: L R E A L E T R X
R08: P I R O D V A N R
R09: 8, 1, 7, 5, 5, 10. Target: 776.
TTT: DISCOVERA - "You discover a problem with your leg, but it's all in "vein"."
R10: S L E T A Q J N E
R11: W S A E R A T N R
R12: K H O T I D U L F
R13: S M E O S E B D R
R14: 100, 7, 8, 5, 3, 4. Target: 955.
R15: L O S T M Y C A P (conundrum)


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Round 1: B D A U M I L N U

Jeff: ALBUM (5)
Moose: MAUDLIN (7)
OT: ALBUMIN (7) ALUNDUM (7) BANDULU (7) DUBNIUM (7) UNBUILD (7)
Score: 0–7 (max 7)

Round 2: C I T F T E A S Z

Jeff: FATTIES (7)
Moose: FATTIES (7)
DC: FACETS (6)
OT: CATTIES (7) CITATES (7) STATICE (7) STATIZE (7)
Score: 7–14 (max 14)

Round 3: 1, 9, 2, 5, 2, 7. Target: 840.

Jeff: 840. (9 + 2 + 1) x 7 x 5 x 2 (10)
Moose: Certainly not 840. :P :lol:
Score: 17–14 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: STEAMBREW -> WEBMASTER

Round 4: T I P T A D O L G

Jeff: ADOPT (5)
Moose: LAPDOG (6)
DC: GALIPOT (7)
OT: TALIPOT (7)
Score: 17–20 (max 31)

Round 5: Y M U E G O D C V

Jeff: COMEDY (6)
Moose: COMEDY (6)
DC: VOGUED (6)
OT: MOGUED (6)
Score: 23–26 (max 37)

Round 6: 75, 10, 1, 8, 4, 3. Target: 160.

Jeff: 160. (8 - 3 - 1) x 10 x 4 (10)
Moose: 160. (75 + 1 + 4) x (10 - 8) (10)
Score: 33–36 (max 47)

Colin breaks off from his usual anecdote to instead start off with a clip from 1992, showing Susie's first appearance on Countdown, which is TWENTY-FIVE years ago today :!: :!: ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :shock: :o So, Colin instead reads a poem about our lovely Susie. :D :D :D

Round 7: L R E A L E T R X

Jeff: RELATER (7)
Moose: RELATER (7)
DC: alerter
OT: ALTERER (7) RELAXER (7)
Score: 40–43 (max 54)

Round 8: P I R O D V A N R

Jeff: INROAD (6)
Moose: AIRDROP (7)
DC: RAINDROP (8)
Score: 40–50 (max 62)

Round 9: 8, 1, 7, 5, 5, 10. Target: 776.

Jeff: 779. ((10 + 5 - 1) x 7 x 8) - 5 (7)
Moose: 779. ((((5 + 5) x 7) + 8) x 10) - 1 (7)
RR: 776. ((((8 + 7) x 10) + 5) x 5) + 1 (10)
Score: 47–57 (max 72)

Teatime teaser: DISCOVERA -> VARICOSED

Round 10: S L E T A Q J N E

Jeff: SENATE (6)
Moose: STALE (5)
DC: LEANEST (7)
OT: LATEENS (7)
Score: 53–57 (max 79)

Round 11: W S A E R A T N R

Jeff: WARRANTS (8)
Moose: WARRANTS/NARRATES (8)
Score: 61–65 (max 87)

Instead of Susie's Origins Of Words, Nick breaks off to read a congratulatory note to Susie from a very special admirer, the Arsenal F.C. manager, Arsene Wenger. :D :D :D

Round 12: K H O T I D U L F

Jeff: FLOUT (5)
Moose: FLUID (5)
DC: FILTH (5) HOT (3)
OT: KIDULT (6)
Score: 66–70 (max 93)

Round 13: S M E O S E B D R

Jeff: EMBOSSED (8)
Moose: EMBOSSED (8)
OT: BEDSORES (8) DEBOSSER (8) EMBOSSER (8)
Score: 74–78 (max 101)

Round 14: 100, 7, 8, 5, 3, 4. Target: 955.

Jeff: 955. ((100 - 4) x (7 + 3)) - 5 (10)
Moose: 956.
Score: 84–78 (max 111)

Round 15: L O S T M Y C A P

Moose buzzes on 11.75 seconds to say CYTOPLASM which is correct.
Final Score: 84–88 (max 121)

Statistics Corner

Jeff:
Total score - 84
Raw score - 100
Total % of max - 69
Raw % of max - 83
Total average score per round - 5.6
Raw average score per round - 6.7
Number of maxes - 8

Moose:
Total score - 88
Raw score - 100
Total % of max - 73
Raw % of max - 83
Total average score per round - 5.9
Raw average score per round - 6.7
Number of maxes - 8

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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