Tuesday 18th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 58)

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Tuesday 18th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 58)

Post by James Robinson » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:43 am

Is Countdown history in the making here.... :? :?:

If Dave wins today, we'll have had THREE octochamps in a row, which has never happened in the show's history :!: :!: :!: :shock: :shock: :shock: :o :o :o

Best of luck to Dave then. ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

Countdown recap for Tuesday 18 September 2018.

C1: Champion Dave Ashton (7 wins, 640 points.) A security officer from St. Helens, Merseyside.
C2: Challenger Mark Garfield. An assistant headteacher from Edgware, Greater London. He's a massive Tottenham Hotspur fan, and his fondest memory was when they beat Wigan Athletic 9-1 in 2009, and his favourite player from Spurs' past is Glenn Hoddle.
DC: Susie Dent and Charlie Stayt.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: W P D J O E E R B
R02: T R K I A Y P I E
R03: 25, 5, 4, 4, 9, 10. Target: 899.
TTT: GOLDTIARA - "The emperor wore his gold tiara while watching this man fight a lion."
R04: N S D O E M A L E
R05: T R M G I E A F T
R06: 25, 8, 6, 8, 10, 3. Target: 847.
R07: L S D C O U I D N
R08: M G N E A R O T A
R09: 50, 5, 9, 6, 2, 10. Target: 918.
TTT: ROWONSAME - "They row on the same stretch of water every single day."
R10: D S V E O L E S U
R11: P H B R O E I G H
R12: Q F R N A O U S E
R13: N W T R I A I C E
R14: 50, 100, 25, 75, 3, 9. Target: 804.
R15: D E E P E R M O T (conundrum)


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Round 1: W P D J O E E R B

Dave: POWERED (7)
Mark: POWDER (6)
DC: ROPED (5) PROBED (6) DEPOWER (7)
OT: BOWERED (7)
Score: 7–0 (max 7)

Round 2: T R K I A Y P I E

Dave: TRIKE (5)
Mark: PARTY (5)
DC: PIRATE (6) PARITY (6) PARKIE (6) PARKY (5)
OT: TERIYAKI (8)
Score: 12–5 (max 15)

Round 3: 25, 5, 4, 4, 9, 10. Target: 899.

Dave: 899. (25 x 4 x 9) - (5 - 4) (10)
Mark: 899. Mistake in working.
Score: 22–5 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: GOLDTIARA -> GLADIATOR

Round 4: N S D O E M A L E

Dave: LEMONADES (18)
Mark: LEMONADE (8)
Score: 40–5 (max 43)

Round 5: T R M G I E A F T

Dave: FRIGATE (7)
Mark: FRIGATE (7)
DC: RAGTIME (7)
OT: FATTIER (7) MARTITE (7) MIGRATE (7) MITRATE (7)
Score: 47–12 (max 50)

Round 6: 25, 8, 6, 8, 10, 3. Target: 847.

Dave: 848. (((3 x 8) + 10) x 25) - (8 - 6) (7)
Mark: -
RR: 847. (25 - 8 - 6) x ((8 x 10) - 3) (10)
Score: 54–12 (max 60)

Charlie talks about taking part in a cycling challenge with his fellow BBC Breakfast presenters.

Round 7: L S D C O U I D N

Dave: CLOUDS (6)
Mark: CLOUDS (6)
DC: NOUS (4) DISCO (5) UNCOILS (7)
OT: ODDLINS (7)
Score: 60–18 (max 67)

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

Dave: MAGENTA (7)
Mark: MAGNATE (7)
DC: MANGER (6) GARMENTO (8)
OT: MATRONAGE (18)
Score: 67–25 (max 85)

Round 9: 50, 5, 9, 6, 2, 10. Target: 918.

Dave: 916. (2 x 9 x 50) + 10 + 6 (7)
Mark: 916. (2 x 9 x 50) + 10 + 6 (7)
RR: 918. 9 x 2 x (6 - 5 + 50) (10)
Score: 74–32 (max 95)

Teatime teaser: ROWONSAME -> OARSWOMEN

Round 10: D S V E O L E S U

Dave: SOLVED (6)
Mark: SOLVED (6)
DC: DELOUSES (8)
Score: 80–38 (max 103)

Round 11: P H B R O E I G H

Dave: GOPHER (6)
Mark: PROBE (5)
OT: HIGHER (6) PEROGI (6) PROBIE (6)
Score: 86–38 (max 109)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "whoops-a-daisy".

Round 12: Q F R N A O U S E

Dave: SQUARE (6)
Mark: SQUARE (6)
DC: SANER (5)
OT: AROUSE (6) FURANS (6) QUEANS (6) QUENAS (6) QUERNS (6) REASON (6) REFANS (6) UNSAFE (6)
Score: 92–44 (max 115)

Round 13: N W T R I A I C E

Dave: TRANCE (6)
Mark: CERTAIN (7)
DC: WINTER (6) WAITER (6)
OT: CITRINE (7) CRINITE (7) INCITER (7) INERTIA (7) NACRITE (7) NECTRIA (7) NERITIC (7) TACRINE (7) TAWNIER (7) TINWARE (7)
Score: 92–51 (max 122)

Round 14: 50, 100, 25, 75, 3, 9. Target: 804.

Dave: 803. (100 x 9) - 75 - 25 + 3 (7)
Mark: 803. (100 x 9) - 75 - 25 + 3 (7)
RR: 804. (((100 + 9) x 3) + 75) x (50 / 25) (10)
Score: 99–58 (max 132)

Round 15: D E E P E R M O T

No one buzzes. The answer was PEDOMETER.
Final Score: 99–58 (max 142)

So, Dave has helped make history, and as a nice little bonus for him, his octototal for 739 points currently have him as the #1 seed!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

Statistics Corner

Dave:
Total score - 99
Raw score - 105
Total % of max - 70
Raw % of max - 74
Total average score per round - 6.6
Raw average score per round - 7.0
Number of maxes - 6

Mark:
Total score - 58
Raw score - 77
Total % of max - 41
Raw % of max - 54
Total average score per round - 3.9
Raw average score per round - 5.1
Number of maxes - 3

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=79
WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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