Monday 24th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 15)

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Monday 24th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 15)

Post by James Robinson » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:53 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 24 July 2017.

C1: Champion John Cowen (3 wins, 313 points.) A mathematics graduate from Morecambe, Lancashire.
C2: Challenger Andrew Alden. A retired scientist and engineer from Linthwaite, West Yorkshire. He worked at Emley Moor Transmission Mast when Channel 4 launched in November 1982, so we "in a way" have him to thank for Countdown being on our screens today. 8-) 8-) 8-)
DC: Susie Dent and Chris Packham.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: C S F U I A T P W
R02: E O A I R D T R P
R03: 4, 8, 1, 4, 8, 9. Target: 639.
TTT: STILLMADE - "She didn't break the world record, but she still made the first 3"
R04: D E R U N O H N A
R05: X E A O R B G I D
R06: 100, 25, 4, 10, 6, 6. Target: 846.
R07: M T L G E A U L S
R08: Q L E I D T O U R
R09: 6, 10, 2, 6, 3, 7. Target: 450.
TTT: TINYROLES - "He had a few tiny roles in the film, so he barely figured in this"
R10: S J I A T N E U C
R11: S D F T O E A N R
R12: H I L E S R A D W
R13: K O Y I S R P E V
R14: 2, 7, 3, 6, 6, 5. Target: 161.
R15: D I V E P A R T Y (conundrum)


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Round 1: C S F U I A T P W

John: WAITS (5)
Andrew: PACTS (5)
DC: ASPIC (5) WAFTS (5) CATSUP (6)
OT: FACTIS (6) FUSTIC (6) UPCAST (6)
Score: 5–5 (max 6)

Round 2: E O A I R D T R P

John: PAROTID (7)
Andrew: DIOPTRE (7)
DC: PARROTED (8) PREDATOR (8)
OT: PRIORATE (8) PRORATED (8) TEARDROP (8)
Score: 12–12 (max 14)

Round 3: 4, 8, 1, 4, 8, 9. Target: 639.

John: 638.
Andrew: 639. ((9 + 1) x 8 x 8) - (4 / 4) (10)
Score: 12–22 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: STILLMADE -> MEDALLIST

Round 4: D E R U N O H N A

John: AROUND (6)
Andrew: UNREAD (6)
DC: UNHEARD (7)
OT: RONDEAU (7) RONDENA (7)
Score: 18–28 (max 31)

Round 5: X E A O R B G I D

John: BRIGADE (7)
Andrew: BRIGADE (7)
DC: OXBIRD (6) GEARBOX (7)
OT: ABRIDGE (7) EXORDIA (7) RADIOBE (7)
Score: 25–35 (max 38)

Round 6: 100, 25, 4, 10, 6, 6. Target: 846.

John: 839.
Andrew: 840. (100 - (10 + 6)) x (4 + 6) (5)
RR: 846. (100 + 25 + 6 + 10) x 6 (10)
Score: 25–40 (max 48)

Chris talks about alcohol in animals.

Round 7: M T L G E A U L S

John: AMULETS (7)
Andrew: MALLETS (7)
DC: SEAGULL (7)
OT: GLUTEALS (8)
Score: 32–47 (max 56)

Round 8: Q L E I D T O U R

John: OUTLIER (7)
Andrew: QUILTED (7)
DC: LIQUORED (8)
Score: 39–54 (max 64)

Round 9: 6, 10, 2, 6, 3, 7. Target: 450.

John: 450. (7 + 6 + 2) x 3 x 10 (10)
Andrew: 450. (6 + 3) x (7 - 2) x 10 (10)
Score: 49–64 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: TINYROLES -> STORYLINE

Round 10: S J I A T N E U C

John: INJECTS (7)
Andrew: UNCASE (6)
DC: JUSTICE (7) SINUATE (7)
OT: ACETINS (7) ACTINES (7) AUNTIES (7) CINEAST (7) NAUTICS (7) NUTCASE (7) TAJINES (7) TUNICAE (7) UNICAST (7)
Score: 56–64 (max 81)

Round 11: S D F T O E A N R

John: TREASON (7)
Andrew: FASTEN (6)
DC: SEAFRONT (8)
Score: 63–64 (max 89)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "yoga" and "yolk".

Round 12: H I L E S R A D W

John: RAWHIDES (8)
Andrew: whealds
DC: HERALDS (7) DERAILS (7) WHALES (6)
Score: 71–64 (max 97)

Round 13: K O Y I S R P E V

John: VIPERS (6)
Andrew: spokier
DC: OVERSKIP (8)
Score: 77–64 (max 105)

Round 14: 2, 7, 3, 6, 6, 5. Target: 161.

John: 161. ((6 x 3) + 5) x 7 (10)
Andrew: 161. ((6 x 5) - 6 - 3 + 2) x 7 (10)
Score: 87–74 (max 115)

Round 15: D I V E P A R T Y

John buzzes on 2 seconds to say DEPRAVITY which is correct.
Final Score: 97–74 (max 125)

Statistics Corner

John:
Total score - 97
Raw score - 109
Total % of max - 78
Raw % of max - 87
Total average score per round - 6.5
Raw average score per round - 7.3
Number of maxes - 6

Andrew:
Total score - 74
Raw score - 86
Total % of max - 59
Raw % of max - 69
Total average score per round - 4.9
Raw average score per round - 5.7
Number of maxes - 4

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=77
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