Tuesday 12th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 114)

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Tuesday 12th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 114)

Post by James Robinson » Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:41 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 12 December 2017.

C1: Champion Chris Weldon (3 wins, 275 points.) A retired civil servant from Great Bircham, Norfolk.
C2: Challenger Steven Charleston. An IT service desk team leader from Denny, Stirlingshire. He likes to wrestle twice a week.
DC: Susie Dent and Paul Zenon.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: P T A R V I N U A
R02: D E L A Z P E M O
R03: 25, 4, 3, 2, 9, 10. Target: 330.
TTT: VERYCLEAN - "Keeping things very clean is appropriate in the food industry."
R04: W Q E N G A P O T
R05: R N I H M E W A O
R06: 100, 1, 10, 2, 4, 9. Target: 180.
R07: N S I G T E S U E
R08: K L O T U O L T A
R09: 75, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6. Target: 487.
TTT: ASOLARIUM - "A solarium was closed down when it was found to be this."
R10: S U R G I S X E R
R11: T S I T F E D A I
R12: E U N S R O N E C
R13: S Y I M R O T E A
R14: 50, 25, 8, 2, 4, 2. Target: 208.
R15: L O V E L Y T I N (conundrum)


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Round 1: P T A R V I N U A

Chris: VARIANT (7)
Steven: AVIAN (5)
DC: PURITAN (7)
OT: TANPURA (7)
Score: 7–0 (max 7)

Round 2: D E L A Z P E M O

Chris: PALMED (6)
Steven: POMADE (6)
DC: LAMPED (6)
OT: PEMOEDA (7)
Score: 13–6 (max 14)

Round 3: 25, 4, 3, 2, 9, 10. Target: 330.

Chris: 330. ((4 x 2) + 25) x 10 (10)
Steven: 330. ((4 x 2) + 25) x 10 (10)
Score: 23–16 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: VERYCLEAN -> RELEVANCY

Round 4: W Q E N G A P O T

Chris: WEAPON (6)
Steven: NEWT (4)
DC: POTAGE (6)
OT: PONTAGE (7)
Score: 29–16 (max 31)

Round 5: R N I H M E W A O

Chris: MARINE (6)
Steven: MARINE (6)
DC: AIRWOMEN (8) MOANIER (7)
OT: HOMARINE (8)
Score: 35–22 (max 39)

Round 6: 100, 1, 10, 2, 4, 9. Target: 180.

Chris: 180. ((9 - 1) x 10) + 100 (10)
Steven: 180. ((9 - 1) x 10) + 100 (10)
Score: 45–32 (max 49)

Paul performs a magic trick involving Nick and a Countdown teapot.

Round 7: N S I G T E S U E

Chris: INGESTS (7)
Steven: STINGS (6)
DC: GUSSET (6) TISSUE (6)
OT: EUGENISTS (18)
Score: 52–32 (max 67)

Round 8: K L O T U O L T A

Chris: TOTAL (5)
Steven: ALLOT (5)
OT: OUTLOT (6)
Score: 57–37 (max 73)

Round 9: 75, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6. Target: 487.

Chris: 478. (75 x 2 x 3) + ((6 + 1) x 4) (5)
Steven: 474.
RR: 487. ((75 + 4 + 2) x 6) + 1 (10)
Score: 62–37 (max 83)

Teatime teaser: ASOLARIUM -> MALARIOUS

Round 10: S U R G I S X E R

Chris: SURGES (6)
Steven: RISERS (6)
DC: GUISERS (7)
Score: 68–43 (max 90)

Round 11: T S I T F E D A I

Chris: FATTIES (7)
Steven: FASTED (6)
DC: fitties DAFTEST (7)
OT: DITTIES (7) FIDEIST (7) TIDIEST (7)
Score: 75–43 (max 97)

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

Round 12: E U N S R O N E C

Chris: CRONES (6)
Steven: CENSOR (6)
DC: NEURONES (8) RENOUNCES (18)
Score: 81–49 (max 115)

Round 13: S Y I M R O T E A

Chris: AMORTISE (8)
Steven: STORMY (6)
DC: ATOMISER (8) ISOMETRY (8)
OT: MAYORIES (8) MYSTERIA (8)
Score: 89–49 (max 123)

Round 14: 50, 25, 8, 2, 4, 2. Target: 208.

Chris: 208. (4 x 50) + 8 (10)
Steven: 208. (4 x 50) + 8 (10)
Score: 99–59 (max 133)

Round 15: L O V E L Y T I N

Chris buzzes on 8.75 seconds to say VIOLENTLY which is correct.
Final Score: 109–59 (max 143)

Statistics Corner

Chris:
Total score - 109
Raw score - 109
Total % of max - 76
Raw % of max - 76
Total average score per round - 7.3
Raw average score per round - 7.3
Number of maxes - 7

Steven:
Total score - 59
Raw score - 86
Total % of max - 41
Raw % of max - 60
Total average score per round - 3.9
Raw average score per round - 5.7
Number of maxes - 3

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