Tuesday 11th December 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 118)

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Tuesday 11th December 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 118)

Post by James Robinson » Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:02 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 11 December 2018.

C1: Champion Brendan Whitehurst (2 wins, 206 points.) A supermarket worker from Derby.
C2: Challenger Sam Reilly. A probation service officer from Nottingham.
DC: Susie Dent and Dan Walker.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: G E S O N E V A R
R02: S I Z P U L E N W
R03: 50, 100, 2, 9, 8, 3. Target: 295.
TTT: GENEWANTS - "Gene wants his to stay open, but falling sales have made it vulnerable to closure."
R04: L A T S E R G I T
R05: N A C E H A L E H
R06: 25, 50, 2, 2, 7, 7. Target: 803.
R07: S O B E D U R E C
R08: F U N T E R I D V
R09: 100, 2, 5, 1, 6, 1. Target: 782.
TTT: BOSSNOISE - "Her mind was completely overrun by thoughts of perfume."
R10: M A S E N R P O R
R11: T E M I T I D O G
R12: L E S W O Q A Y O
R13: D E S I D A X E S
R14: 100, 75, 3, 2, 6, 9. Target: 220.
R15: B O B R A N D A D (conundrum)


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Round 1: G E S O N E V A R

Brendan: AVENGERS (8)
Sam: GOVERNS (7)
DC: ORANGES (7)
OT: ENGRAVES (8) OVERAGES (8)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

Round 2: S I Z P U L E N W

Brendan: UNZIPS (6)
Sam: WINES (5)
DC: ZIP (3) UNZIP (5) LUPINE (6)
OT: LINEUPS (7) LUPINES (7) UNPILES (7) UNPLIES (7)
Score: 14–0 (max 15)

Round 3: 50, 100, 2, 9, 8, 3. Target: 295.

Brendan: 295. (100 x 3) - (50 / (8 + 2)) (10)
Sam: 295. (100 x 3) - (50 / (8 + 2)) (10)
Score: 24–10 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: GENEWANTS -> NEWSAGENT

Round 4: L A T S E R G I T

Brendan: GLITTERS (8)
Sam: GLITTERS (8)
OT: AGLITTER (8) LETTIGAS (8) REGALIST (8)
Score: 32–18 (max 33)

Round 5: N A C E H A L E H

Brendan: CLEAN (5)
Sam: LANCE (5)
DC: LACE (4) ENLACE (6)
OT: ACHENE (6) CALEAN (6) CHELAE (6)
Score: 37–23 (max 39)

Round 6: 25, 50, 2, 2, 7, 7. Target: 803.

Brendan: 800.
Sam: 802. ((7 + 7 + 2) x 50) + 2 (7)
Score: 37–30 (max 46)

Dan talks about some letters he has received about his appearances on Countdown.

Round 7: S O B E D U R E C

Brendan: OBSCURED (8)
Sam: COURSED (7)
DC: SOURCED (7)
Score: 45–30 (max 54)

Round 8: F U N T E R I D V

Brendan: VIRTUED (7)
Sam: UNTRIED (7)
DC: funride FUNT FURTIVE (7) INTRUDE (7)
OT: FRUITED (7) UNFIRED (7) UNRIVET (7) VENTURI (7)
Score: 52–37 (max 61)

Round 9: 100, 2, 5, 1, 6, 1. Target: 782.

Brendan: 784. (100 - 1 - 1) x (6 + 2) (7)
Sam: 780. Mistake in working.
Score: 59–37 (max 68)

Teatime teaser: BOSSNOISE -> OBSESSION

Round 10: M A S E N R P O R

Brendan: MOPANES (7)
Sam: ROMPERS (7)
DC: MANROPES (8)
OT: PROSEMAN (8) RANSOMER (8)
Score: 66–44 (max 76)

Round 11: T E M I T I D O G

Brendan: OMITTED (7)
Sam: IDIOT (5)
Score: 73–44 (max 83)

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

Round 12: L E S W O Q A Y O

Brendan: LOOSE (5)
Sam: weasly
DC: YOWLS (5) SWOLE (5)
OT: ALOOSE (6) LOOEYS (6)
Score: 78–44 (max 89)

Round 13: D E S I D A X E S

Brendan: ASIDES (6)
Sam: ASIDES (6)
DC: DISEASE (7) DISEASED (8) SADDIES (7)
Score: 84–50 (max 97)

Round 14: 100, 75, 3, 2, 6, 9. Target: 220.

Brendan: 220. ((3 + 2) x 9) + 100 + 75 (10)
Sam: 222.
Score: 94–50 (max 107)

Round 15: B O B R A N D A D

Brendan buzzes on 2.25 seconds to say BROADBAND which is correct.
Final Score: 104–50 (max 117)

Statistics Corner

Brendan:
Total score - 104
Raw score - 111
Total % of max - 89
Raw % of max - 95
Total average score per round - 6.9
Raw average score per round - 7.4
Number of maxes - 9

Sam:
Total score - 50
Raw score - 81
Total % of max - 43
Raw % of max - 69
Total average score per round - 3.3
Raw average score per round - 5.4
Number of maxes - 4

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=79
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