Tuesday 4th December 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 113)

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Tuesday 4th December 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 113)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:00 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 4 December 2018.

C1: Champion Julie Gray (2 wins, 152 points.) A school cover supervisor from Yarm, Cleveland.
C2: Challenger Mark Jeary. A writer from Glasgow. He worked and starred in Blackout, a play which was performed at the Edinburgh Fringe this year, as well as touring the country. He had previously been on the show in Series 39 in 1998, when he won one show, before losing the second on a tiebreak. Also, he was also involved in the legendary Countdown Gotcha episode, as it was he who "couldn't make the show" to force the brilliant show that we had!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
DC: Susie Dent and Nicki Chapman.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: J V P A E X O M S
R02: P A W I D E T R I
R03: 25, 75, 50, 7, 6, 8. Target: 913.
TTT: ITISAREAL - "It's a real pleasure to watch this person perform at the circus."
R04: F E M E K A C Q G
R05: S H E U A W R C U
R06: 25, 50, 5, 8, 4, 3. Target: 456.
R07: N L S I O U N G B
R08: N I H O R E D T S
R09: 75, 100, 25, 4, 1, 8. Target: 211.
TTT: TODOYOURS - "When it comes to hobbies, to do yours, you've got to get your shoes on."
R10: R I B A L O U M E
R11: G S T O A E R N I
R12: D O Y E S V A R U
R13: P F D E I S E U N
R14: 75, 5, 5, 8, 1, 8. Target: 337.
R15: L O N G L U C I D (conundrum)


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Round 1: J V P A E X O M S

Julie: PAVES (5)
Mark: MOVES (5)
DC: EXAMS (5) EXPOS (5)
OT: MAJOES (6)
Score: 5–5 (max 6)

Round 2: P A W I D E T R I

Julie: WAITER (6)
Mark: PARTIED (7)
DC: PIRATED (7)
OT: DIPTERA (7) PERIDIA (7) RIPTIDE (7) WIRETAP (7)
Score: 5–12 (max 13)

Round 3: 25, 75, 50, 7, 6, 8. Target: 913.

Julie: 903. Mistake in working.
Mark: -
RR: 913. ((75 + 50 - 7) x 8) - (25 + 6) (10)
Score: 5–12 (max 23)

Teatime teaser: ITISAREAL -> AERIALIST

Round 4: F E M E K A C Q G

Julie: FACE (4)
Mark: GAME (4)
DC: KEEMA (5)
OT: ACKEE (5) MAKEE (5) MEAKE (5)
Score: 9–16 (max 28)

Round 5: S H E U A W R C U

Julie: WASHER (6)
Mark: WASHER (6)
DC: CASHEW (6) SEARCH (6)
OT: ACHERS (6) ACHEWS (6) ARCHES (6) AUREUS (6) CAUSER (6) CHASER (6) CUSHAW (6) ESCHAR (6) HAWSER (6) RACHES (6) REWASH (6) RUACHS (6) RUCHES (6) SAUCER (6) URAEUS (6) WHARES (6)
Score: 15–22 (max 34)

Round 6: 25, 50, 5, 8, 4, 3. Target: 456.

Julie: 457. Mistake in working.
Mark: 455. ((4 + 5) x 50) + 8 - 3 (7)
RR: 456. (4 + 3 + 50) x 8 (10)
Score: 15–29 (max 44)

Nicki talks about a little tweak to the format of Escape To The Country.

Round 7: N L S I O U N G B

Julie: LOUSING (7)
Mark: LOUSING (7)
DC: BLOUSING (8)
Score: 22–36 (max 52)

Round 8: N I H O R E D T S

Julie: HORNIEST (8)
Mark: HORNIEST (8)
OT: HEDONIST (8) NORDITES (8) ORTHIDES (8)
Score: 30–44 (max 60)

Round 9: 75, 100, 25, 4, 1, 8. Target: 211.

Julie: 217.
Mark: 211. 75 + 100 + 25 + 4 + 8 - 1 (10)
Score: 30–54 (max 70)

Teatime teaser: TODOYOURS -> OUTDOORSY

Round 10: R I B A L O U M E

Julie: bulemia
Mark: balmer
DC: BALMIER (7)
OT: AROLIUM (7) EMBROIL (7) LOAMIER (7) MARBLUE (7) MORBLEU (7) MORULAE (7) REMBLAI (7) RIMABLE (7) ROMULEA (7) RUBEOLA (7)
Score: 30–54 (max 77)

Round 11: G S T O A E R N I

Julie: ROASTING (8)
Mark: ROASTING (8)
DC: groaniest ORGANIST (8) GANTRIES (8)
OT: ORANGITES (18)
Score: 38–62 (max 95)

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

Round 12: D O Y E S V A R U

Julie: SAVOURED (8)
Mark: AROUSED (7)
DC: SAVOURY (7)
OT: OVERDAYS (8)
Score: 46–62 (max 103)

Round 13: P F D E I S E U N

Julie: undefies
Mark: UNDIES (6)
DC: FUNDIES (7) UNIPEDS (7)
OT: DEFINES (7) INFEEDS (7) INFUSED (7) PENEIDS (7) PENIDES (7)
Score: 46–68 (max 110)

Round 14: 75, 5, 5, 8, 1, 8. Target: 337.

Julie: 336.
Mark: 337. ((75 - 8) x 5) + 8 - 1 - 5 (10)
Score: 46–78 (max 120)

Round 15: L O N G L U C I D

Mark buzzes on 2.75 seconds to say COLLUDING which is correct.
Final Score: 46–88 (max 130)

And so, with Julie defeated, our finals lineup is set. These next 6 shows will determine who our carryover champion into 2019 will be...., and they'll have a bit of a wait too, as we have a Champion of Champions tournament too :!: :!: 8-) 8-) :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Statistics Corner

Julie:
Total score - 46
Raw score - 64
Total % of max - 35
Raw % of max - 49
Total average score per round - 3.1
Raw average score per round - 4.3
Number of maxes - 3

Mark:
Total score - 88
Raw score - 95
Total % of max - 68
Raw % of max - 73
Total average score per round - 5.9
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 6

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=79
CO:WY COMING SOON.... ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :geek: :ugeek:

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