Monday 18th December 2017 (Series 77, 3rd Quarter-Final)

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Monday 18th December 2017 (Series 77, 3rd Quarter-Final)

Post by James Robinson » Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:51 pm

The studio has been beautifully spruced up with Christmas trees behind the people, snowflakes on the floor, and even baubles spelling out COUNTDOWN below the scoreboards. 8-) 8-) 8-) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Countdown recap for Monday 18 December 2017.

C1: No.3 Seed John "The Morecambe Mortar" Cowen (8 wins, 799 points.) A mathematics graduate from Morecambe, Lancashire.
C2: No.6 Seed Michael "The Manchester Marauder" Pfeffer (8 wins, 770 points.) A sports data analyst from Manchester.
DC: Susie Dent and Rufus Hound.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: L I Z A X U S I D
R02: S T E V A E S N B
R03: 3, 10, 5, 9, 5, 4. Target: 796.
TTT: WIDELORRY - "He overtook the wide lorry, but did so in a very anxious way."
R04: S N I O A D E T N
R05: M V N U A E T L I
R06: 100, 50, 75, 25, 1, 7. Target: 556.
R07: G E D H O I P E F
R08: W L Y U O R E M A
R09: 10, 5, 2, 4, 8, 9. Target: 312.
TTT: STORMEDIN - "When it comes to art, this person is really on trend."
R10: R L T U I E R O D
R11: C A E Q T G E C O
R12: R M S I O E T M U
R13: A U O S R S A F S
R14: 50, 25, 75, 10, 2, 9. Target: 929.
R15: S T E E L P I N T (conundrum)


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Round 1: L I Z A X U S I D

John: DIALS (5)
Michael: DIALS (5)
DC: IXIAS (5)
OT: AXILS (5) DUALS (5) DULIA (5) IDLIS (5) LAUDS (5) SALUD (5)
Score: 5–5 (max 5)

Round 2: S T E V A E S N B

John: EVENTS (6)
Michael: STAVES (6)
DC: ABSENTS (7)
OT: AVENSES (7) ENTASES (7) SENATES (7) SENSATE (7)
Score: 11–11 (max 12)

Round 3: 3, 10, 5, 9, 5, 4. Target: 796.

John: 795. ((3 x 5 x 10) + 9) x 5 (7)
Michael: 800.
Score: 18–11 (max 19)

Teatime teaser: WIDELORRY -> WORRIEDLY

Round 4: S N I O A D E T N

John: ANTINODES (18)
Michael: DETAINS (7)
DC: ANOINTED (8) SEDATION (8)
Score: 36–11 (max 37)

Round 5: M V N U A E T L I

John: AMULET (6)
Michael: LAMENT (6)
DC: VENTAIL (7) MANTLE (6)
OT: AILMENT (7) ALIMENT (7) ALMUTEN (7) ALUMINE (7) ALUMITE (7) ALUNITE (7) MENTULA (7) UNALIVE (7)
Score: 42–17 (max 44)

Round 6: 100, 50, 75, 25, 1, 7. Target: 556.

John: 557. ((75 + 1) x 7) + 25 (7)
Michael: 556. Mistake in working.
Score: 49–17 (max 51)

Rufus reads a poem about Santa Claus crash landing in the Countdown studio.

Round 7: G E D H O I P E F

John: HOPED (5)
Michael: pigfeed
DC: HEDGE (5) HEDGIE (6)
Score: 54–17 (max 57)

Round 8: W L Y U O R E M A

John: MORALE (6)
Michael: MORALE (6)
DC: WARMLY (6) MAULER (6)
OT: MORULAE (7) ROMULEA (7)
Score: 60–23 (max 64)

Round 9: 10, 5, 2, 4, 8, 9. Target: 312.

John: 312. (8 + 5) x ((2 x 10) + 4) (10)
Michael: 313.
Score: 70–23 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: STORMEDIN -> MODERNIST

Round 10: R L T U I E R O D

John: OUTLIER (7)
Michael: DILUTER (7)
DC: OUTRIDER (8)
OT: ULTERIOR (8)
Score: 77–30 (max 82)

Round 11: C A E Q T G E C O

John: GOATEE (6)
Michael: cogate
DC: ECOTAGE (7)
Score: 83–30 (max 89)

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

Round 12: R M S I O E T M U

John: TUMMIES (7)
Michael: TUMMIES (7)
DC: MOISTURE (8) MOUSIER (7)
OT: MEMORIST (8) MISROUTE (8) RUMMIEST (8)
Score: 90–37 (max 97)

Round 13: A U O S R S A F S

John: SOARS (5)
Michael: SOURS (5)
DC: FOURS (5) SOFAS (5)
OT: ASURAS (6) FOSSAS (6)
Score: 95–42 (max 103)

Round 14: 50, 25, 75, 10, 2, 9. Target: 929.

John: 925. Mistake in working.
Michael: 925. ((10 + 2) x 75) + 25 (7)
RR: 928/930. (7)
OT: 929. ((50 - 10) x (25 - 2)) + 9 (10)
Score: 95–49 (max 113)

Round 15: S T E E L P I N T

John buzzes on 2.75 seconds to say PESTLIENT which is correct.
Final Score: 105–49 (max 123)

Statistics Corner

John:
Total score - 105
Raw score - 105
Total % of max - 85
Raw % of max - 85
Total average score per round - 7.0
Raw average score per round - 7.0
Number of maxes - 6

Michael:
Total score - 49
Raw score - 70
Total % of max - 40
Raw % of max - 57
Total average score per round - 3.3
Raw average score per round - 5.7
Number of maxes - 1

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