Thursday 13th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 9)

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: 9166
Joined: Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:38 pm
Location: Mirfield, West Yorkshire

Thursday 13th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 9)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:16 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 13 July 2017.

C1: Champion Shabir Alidina (1 win, 88 points.) A business analyst from Watford.
C2: Challenger Adam Pope. A charity fundraiser from Folkestone, Kent. He runs marathons and ultra-marathons.
DC: Susie Dent and Suzannah Lipscomb.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: L E N O S F U S T
R02: D I S E R T L A I
R03: 25, 5, 7, 2, 3, 4. Target: 144.
TTT: WOLFSCHIN - "A few years ago, everyone was looking for this creature"
R04: M U S A D E T W O
R05: N I L E Y A M D C
R06: 50, 25, 1, 9, 7, 9. Target: 897.
R07: R I A E T J C D T
R08: G O H I R T E I R
R09: 100, 3, 9, 10, 6, 7. Target: 981.
TTT: HISTONGUE - "It sounds like bad behaviour a decade ago"
R10: T U V E B A P N O
R11: S I D U R O E N T
R12: N A S I L R E G O
R13: N A W I R U I D P
R14: 50, 3, 7, 10, 5, 6. Target: 688.
R15: A M B E R M O L 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: L E N O S F U S T

Shabir: sonets
Adam: STONES (6)
DC: FOULNESS (8)
OT: NESTFULS (8)
Score: 0–6 (max 8)

Round 2: D I S E R T L A I

Shabir: DILATES (7)
Adam: desert
DC: LARDIEST (8)
OT: ARTILISED (18)
Score: 7–6 (max 26)

Round 3: 25, 5, 7, 2, 3, 4. Target: 144.

Shabir: 144. ((4 + 2) x 25) - ((7 - 5) x 3) (10)
Adam: 144. (5 x 25) + (3 x 4) + 7 (10)
Score: 17–16 (max 36)

Teatime teaser: WOLFSCHIN -> CLOWNFISH

Round 4: M U S A D E T W O

Shabir: AMUSED (6)
Adam: mutest
DC: OUTSWAM (7) MEADOWS (7)
Score: 23–16 (max 43)

Round 5: N I L E Y A M D C

Shabir: CLAIMED (7)
Adam: NAILED (6)
DC: DYNAMIC (7) MEDIANLY (8)
OT: LYCAENID (8) MAIDENLY (8) MYCELIAN (8)
Score: 30–16 (max 51)

Round 6: 50, 25, 1, 9, 7, 9. Target: 897.

Shabir: 899. ((9 + 9) x 50) - 1 (7)
Adam: 899. ((9 + 9) x 50) - 1 (7)
RR: 896/898. (7)
OT: 898. ((50 x 9) - 1) x (9 - 7) (7)
Score: 37–23 (max 58)

Suzannah talks about football in Tudor England.

Round 7: R I A E T J C D T

Shabir: CATTIER (7)
Adam: traject
DC: CITRATED (8)
Score: 44–23 (max 66)

Round 8: G O H I R T E I R

Shabir: hoiter
Adam: RIGHT (5)
DC: GOITRE (6) RIGHTER (7)
OT: HERITOR (7) ORRIGHT (7)
Score: 44–28 (max 73)

Round 9: 100, 3, 9, 10, 6, 7. Target: 981.

Shabir: 980.
Adam: 981. (3 x 7) + (6 x 10) + (9 x 100) (10)
Score: 44–38 (max 83)

Teatime teaser: HISTONGUE -> NOUGHTIES

Round 10: T U V E B A P N O

Shabir: OVATE (5)
Adam: VOTE (4)
DC: PEANUT (6) BUTANE (6) AUTOPEN (7)
Score: 49–38 (max 90)

Round 11: S I D U R O E N T

Shabir: INSURED (7)
Adam: ROUNDEST (8)
OT: ETOURDIS (8) INTRUDES (8) NITREOUS (8) NORDITES (8) NURDIEST (8) OUTRIDES (8) OUTSIDER (8) RIDEOUTS (8) ROUTINED (8) ROUTINES (8) TONSURED (8) UNSORTED (8)
Score: 49–46 (max 98)

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

Round 12: N A S I L R E G O

Shabir: OGLERS (6)
Adam: regails
DC: REGIONALS (18)
Score: 55–46 (max 116)

Round 13: N A W I R U I D P

Shabir: DRAIN (5)
Adam: DRAIN (5)
DC: UNPAID (6) DURIAN (6)
OT: URANIID (7)
Score: 60–51 (max 123)

Round 14: 50, 3, 7, 10, 5, 6. Target: 688.

Shabir: 690. ((6 + 5 + 3) x 50) - 10 (7)
Adam: 690. ((7 + 5) x 50) + (10 x (6 + 3)) (7)
RR: 688. ((50 x 7) - 6) x (10 / 5) (10)
Score: 67–58 (max 133)

Round 15: A M B E R M O L E

No one buzzes. The answer was MEMORABLE.
Final Score: 67–58 (max 143)

Statistics Corner

Shabir:
Total score - 67
Raw score - 81
Total % of max - 47
Raw % of max - 57
Total average score per round - 4.5
Raw average score per round - 5.4
Number of maxes - 2

Adam:
Total score - 58
Raw score - 68
Total % of max - 41
Raw % of max - 48
Total average score per round - 3.9
Raw average score per round - 4.5
Number of maxes - 4

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=77
WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests