Monday 14th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 30)

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Monday 14th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 30)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:21 pm

Countdown recap for Monday 14 August 2017.

C1: Champion Sarah Capperauld (1 win, 100 points.) A consultant engineer from Stirling.
C2: Challenger Randy D'Cruz. A painter and welder from Leeds. He likes singing part-time, and has watched Countdown since it began in 1982.
DC: Susie Dent and Helen Fospero.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: D S E V R I E T P
R02: N L T U A O H I S
R03: 75, 25, 1, 5, 9, 4. Target: 465.
TTT: LATESLICE - "If you want to get this, then reach for the sky"
R04: N L N M E I A T I
R05: F W E Z U A P S E
R06: 50, 7, 8, 1, 4, 3. Target: 371.
R07: L W I R X O I R C
R08: R G L E A E M O T
R09: 100, 1, 7, 4, 9, 6. Target: 730.
TTT: LIARPULSE - "Is it what you do when you tell more than one fib?"
R10: D R L E A O R E S
R11: T B A N M O E T C
R12: S B T S U A I Y E
R13: L H U D O I F P E
R14: 75, 10, 10, 9, 4, 7. Target: 875.
R15: S O N I C S T A R (conundrum)


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Round 1: D S E V R I E T P

Sarah: SERVED (6)
Randy: STRIVED (7)
DC: PRIESTED (8)
OT: DEPRIVES (8) DERPIEST (8) PERVIEST (8) PREVISED (8) RESPITED (8)
Score: 0–7 (max 8)

Round 2: N L T U A O H I S

Sarah: INSULT (6)
Randy: outlain
DC: LUTINOS (7)
OT: HOUSLIN (7) INHAULS (7) LOUTISH (7) OUTLASH (7) OUTSAIL (7) UNLOATH (7)
Score: 6–7 (max 15)

Round 3: 75, 25, 1, 5, 9, 4. Target: 465.

Sarah: 466. ((5 + 1) x 75) + 25 - 9 (7)
Randy: -
RR: 465. ((75 + 25) x 5) - ((9 x 4) - 1) (10)
Score: 13–7 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: LATESLICE -> CELESTIAL

Round 4: N L N M E I A T I

Sarah: MENIAL (6)
Randy: INMATE (6)
DC: LINIMENT (8)
OT: MAINLINE (8)
Score: 19–13 (max 33)

Round 5: F W E Z U A P S E

Sarah: PAUSE (5)
Randy: PAUSE (5)
DC: PEASE (5)
OT: PESEWA (6)
Score: 24–18 (max 39)

Round 6: 50, 7, 8, 1, 4, 3. Target: 371.

Sarah: 371. (50 + 3) x 7 (10)
Randy: -
Score: 34–18 (max 49)

Helen talks about making careers films for children.

Round 7: L W I R X O I R C

Sarah: COIL (4)
Randy: oric
DC: ORC (3) CROWL (5)
OT: CIRRI (5) WILCO (5) WIRRI (5)
Score: 38–18 (max 54)

Round 8: R G L E A E M O T

Sarah: amortage
Randy: gleamer
DC: REGALE (6) MORALE (6) TELEGRAM (8)
OT: ALGOMETER (18) GEOMETRAL (18)
Score: 38–18 (max 72)

Round 9: 100, 1, 7, 4, 9, 6. Target: 730.

Sarah: 730. ((9 x 4) - 6) + (7 x 100) (10)
Randy: 730. ((100 + 4) x 7) + 9 - 6 - 1 (10)
Score: 48–28 (max 82)

Teatime teaser: LIARPULSE -> PLURALISE

Round 10: D R L E A O R E S

Sarah: RELOADERS (18)
Randy: RESOLDER (8)
Score: 66–28 (max 100)

Round 11: T B A N M O E T C

Sarah: BATTEN (6)
Randy: combatent
DC: BOATMEN (7) CANOE (5)
OT: MANBOTE (7) TOMENTA (7)
Score: 72–28 (max 107)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "jeep", "goon" and "zilch".

Round 12: S B T S U A I Y E

Sarah: STUBS (5)
Randy: BUSIEST (7)
OT: EUSTASY (7) TISSUEY (7)
Score: 72–35 (max 114)

Round 13: L H U D O I F P E

Sarah: UPHELD (6)
Randy: upfiled
DC: UPFIELD (7) HOPEFUL (7)
OT: EUPLOID (7)
Score: 78–35 (max 121)

Round 14: 75, 10, 10, 9, 4, 7. Target: 875.

Sarah: -
Randy: 875. (10 x 10 x 9) - (75 / (7 - 4)) (10)
Score: 78–45 (max 131)

Round 15: S O N I C S T A R

No one buzzes. The answer was CROISSANT.
Final Score: 78–45 (max 141)

Statistics Corner

Sarah:
Total score - 78
Raw score - 89
Total % of max - 55
Raw % of max - 63
Total average score per round - 5.2
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 3

Randy:
Total score - 45
Raw score - 54
Total % of max - 32
Raw % of max - 38
Total average score per round - 3.0
Raw average score per round - 3.6
Number of maxes - 3

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