Thursday 17th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 33)

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: 9174
Joined: Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:38 pm
Location: Mirfield, West Yorkshire

Thursday 17th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 33)

Post by James Robinson » Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:20 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 17 August 2017.

C1: Champion Noel McIlvenny (2 wins, 183 points.) A maths teacher from Belfast.
C2: Challenger Chris Feetenby. A retiree and voluntary worker from Leeds. She has previously appeared on the show back in Series 26 in 1993, where she reached the semi-finals, before losing to eventual series champion, Andy Bodle. She was also recognised at a motorway service station by a coachload of Countdown fans during her run.
DC: Susie Dent and Barry McGuigan.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: Q T N A I U T O I
R02: S N L O I E H L A
R03: 50, 100, 75, 25, 4, 10. Target: 131.
TTT: ITCERTAIN - "It certainly involves something complicated and complex"
R04: B T D O U E P A D
R05: R D P I E A S I T
R06: 25, 3, 10, 9, 8, 6. Target: 552.
R07: D W L A U E R O E
R08: I E O N C M E T N
R09: 75, 50, 100, 25, 9, 3. Target: 219.
TTT: RAPTUREME - "If you try solving it too quickly, you might be this"
R10: S W S G I E S Y A
R11: R N R E I E V I P
R12: M B S A O E F R O
R13: M N D A E U S E R
R14: 100, 3, 5, 5, 7, 9. Target: 576.
R15: G A N D I B A N G (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: Q T N A I U T O I

Noel: TUITION (7)
Chris: QUAINT (6)
DC: QUINOA (6)
OT: NOTITIA (7) TAQUITO (7)
Score: 7–0 (max 7)

Round 2: S N L O I E H L A

Noel: ALIENS (6)
Chris: INHALES (7)
DC: HOLLIES (7)
OT: HALLIONS (8) HELLIONS (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 15)

Round 3: 50, 100, 75, 25, 4, 10. Target: 131.

Noel: 131. 100 + 25 + 10 - 4 (10)
Chris: 137.
Score: 17–7 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: ITCERTAIN -> INTRICATE

Round 4: B T D O U E P A D

Noel: BOUTADE (7)
Chris: ADOPTED (7)
DC: UPDATED (7) UPBEAT (6)
OT: DOUBTED (7)
Score: 24–14 (max 32)

Round 5: R D P I E A S I T

Noel: sidepart
Chris: DESPAIR (7)
DC: PIRATED (7) PIRATISED (18)
Score: 24–21 (max 50)

Round 6: 25, 3, 10, 9, 8, 6. Target: 552.

Noel: 552. ((10 + 9 + 3) x 25) + 8 - 6 (10)
Chris: 555.
Score: 34–21 (max 60)

Barry's segment is cut from the transmission, but it's believed to have been something to do with his feud with Carl Frampton, who McGuigan managed up until the day that this episode was broadcast!! :shock: :o

Round 7: D W L A U E R O E

Noel: LOWERED (7)
Chris: WORLD (5)
DC: ROULADE (7) URODELE (7) LEEWARD (7)
OT: AUREOLE (7) OARWEED (7) ROWELED (7)
Score: 41–21 (max 67)

Round 8: I E O N C M E T N

Noel: MENTION (7)
Chris: emotic
DC: EMETIC (6) CENTIME (7)
OT: MECONINE (8) NEOTENIC (8)
Score: 48–21 (max 75)

Round 9: 75, 50, 100, 25, 9, 3. Target: 219.

Noel: 219. (9 x 25) - ((100 / 50) x 3) (10)
Chris: 223.
Score: 58–21 (max 85)

Teatime teaser: RAPTUREME -> PREMATURE

Round 10: S W S G I E S Y A

Noel: GASSES (6)
Chris: WAGES (5)
DC: GASSY (5)
OT: ESSAYS (6) SWAGES (6) WISSES (6)
Score: 64–21 (max 91)

Round 11: R N R E I E V I P

Noel: pinier
Chris: rivern
DC: RIVERINE (8) NERVIER (7)
OT: VIPERINE (8)
Score: 64–21 (max 99)

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

Round 12: M B S A O E F R O

Noel: BOOMERS (7)
Chris: BROOMS (6)
OT: MORBOSE (7)
Score: 71–21 (max 106)

Round 13: M N D A E U S E R

Noel: MEANDERS (8)
Chris: RESUMED (7)
DC: MEASURED (8) USERNAME (8) MAUNDERS (8)
OT: AMENDERS (8) MERENDAS (8) REDESMAN (8) REEDSMAN (8) SURNAMED (8) UNDERSEA (8)
Score: 79–21 (max 114)

Round 14: 100, 3, 5, 5, 7, 9. Target: 576.

Noel: 575. (100 + 5 + 7 + 3) x 5 (7)
Chris: 571.
RR: 576. (100 - (9 - 5)) x (7 - 5) x 3 (10)
Score: 86–21 (max 124)

Round 15: G A N D I B A N G

Noel buzzes on 2.75 seconds to say BANDAGING which is correct.
Final Score: 96–21 (max 134)

Bizarrely, 21 is Chris' lowest ever score, despite all her previous matches being in the 9-round format :!: :!: :shock: :o

Statistics Corner

Noel:
Total score - 96
Raw score - 102
Total % of max - 72
Raw % of max - 76
Total average score per round - 6.4
Raw average score per round - 6.8
Number of maxes - 10 8-)

Chris:
Total score - 21
Raw score - 76
Total % of max - 16
Raw % of max - 57
Total average score per round - 1.4
Raw average score per round - 5.1
Number of maxes - 1

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 4 guests