Tuesday 19th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 40)

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Tuesday 19th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 40)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:08 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 19 March 2019.

C1: Challenger Joe Brown. An English student at the University of Liverpool, but is from Leeds, and like all people from Leeds, he supports.... West Ham United... :P :P :lol: :lol: He has also written a screenplay about the Irons (as they now seem to be called).
C2: Challenger Jane Basford. A pharmacist from Cardiff. She likes to organise bake sales for charity, as well as doing her own baking, particularly chocolate brownies.
DC: Susie Dent and Jeremy Thompson.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R U N L O E T M J
R02: R P L A I U X S E
R03: 75, 9, 3, 6, 7, 7. Target: 734.
TTT: BEINGLEAN - "Being lean and slender, she looked great in clothes made of this."
R04: D H O A R B I D E
R05: C T P A O N U P Q
R06: 75, 3, 7, 4, 2, 9. Target: 864.
R07: N T D I O A B G M
R08: R F L N I U E M O
R09: 25, 6, 3, 7, 10, 9. Target: 368.
TTT: BLONDERAG - "The turkey sounded like it was badly in need of a shave."
R10: V G A I K S U T O
R11: D I Y E H R T A O
R12: S L N E I U S P A
R13: G E M I N S A T D
R14: 25, 7, 7, 4, 5, 9. Target: 152.
R15: E G I S U N I O N (conundrum)


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Round 1: R U N L O E T M J

Joe: MOUNTER (7)
Jane: REMOUNT (7)
DC: MOULTER (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 7)

Round 2: R P L A I U X S E

Joe: PRAISE (6)
Jane: SPIRE (5)
DC: PLEXUS (6) UPRAISE (7)
OT: SUPERIAL (8)
Score: 13–7 (max 15)

Round 3: 75, 9, 3, 6, 7, 7. Target: 734.

Joe: 734. ((7 + 3) x 75) - 9 - 7 (10)
Jane: 734. ((7 + 3) x 75) - 9 - 7 (10)
Score: 23–17 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: BEINGLEAN -> BENGALINE

Round 4: D H O A R B I D E

Joe: BOARDED (7)
Jane: HOARDED (7)
DC: RHABDOID (8)
Score: 30–24 (max 33)

Round 5: C T P A O N U P Q

Joe: COUNT (5)
Jane: PACT (4)
DC: QUANT (5) CAPON (5) TOUCAN (6)
OT: NOCTUA (6) PANPOT (6) PONTAC (6) PUNCTA (6) PUPTON (6)
Score: 35–24 (max 39)

Round 6: 75, 3, 7, 4, 2, 9. Target: 864.

Joe: 870. ((9 + 3) x 75) - ((7 x 4) + 2) (5)
Jane: 870. ((7 + 4) x 75) + ((3 + 2) x 9) (5)
RR: 864. ((3 x 7) + 75) x 9 (10)
Score: 40–29 (max 49)

Jeremy talks about appearing in films from Volcano to the Bourne films, and his "big break" in Shaun of the Dead.

Round 7: N T D I O A B G M

Joe: BOATING (7)
Jane: BOATING (7)
DC: BANDITO (7)
OT: ABODING (7) DINGBAT (7) MOATING (7) TOMBING (7)
Score: 47–36 (max 56)

Round 8: R F L N I U E M O

Joe: UNIFORM (7)
Jane: FLUME (5)
DC: FLUORINE (8) FULMEN (6)
Score: 54–36 (max 64)

Round 9: 25, 6, 3, 7, 10, 9. Target: 368.

Joe: -
Jane: 365. ((25 + 3 + 7) x 10) + 9 + 6 (7)
RR: 368. ((9 + 6) x 25) - 7 (10)
Score: 54–43 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: BLONDERAG -> LONGBEARD

Round 10: V G A I K S U T O

Joe: GOATS (5)
Jane: OUST (4)
DC: VISTA (5) AGOUTIS (7)
Score: 59–43 (max 81)

Round 11: D I Y E H R T A O

Joe: THREAD (6)
Jane: THREADY (7)
DC: HYDRATE (7) THYROID (7)
OT: ADITHER (7) DIETARY (7) DITHERY (7) HAYRIDE (7) HYDRIAE (7) ORTHIDE (7) RATIOED (7) RHODATE (7) THEORIA (7) THEROID (7)
Score: 59–50 (max 88)

Round 12: S L N E I U S P A

Joe: palness (declared as 8)
Jane: PAINLESS (8)
DC: SPANIELS (8) SPANSULE (8)
OT: SPLENIUS (8)
Score: 59–58 (max 96)

Round 13: G E M I N S A T D

Joe: Declared 8, but was timed out by Nick for taking too long to declare :!: :!: :shock: :shock: :o :o
Jane: STEAMING (8)
OT: MANGIEST (8) MEATINGS (8) MEDIANTS (8) NEGATISM (8) SEDATING (8) STEADING (8)
Score: 59–66 (max 104)

A possible first in Countdown history with a player being disallowed a letters declaration for taking too long to declare.... :o :o :o

Round 14: 25, 7, 7, 4, 5, 9. Target: 152.

Joe: 153.
Jane: 152. (25 x 5) + ((7 - 4) x 9) (10)
Score: 59–76 (max 114)

Round 15: E G I S U N I O N

No one buzzes. The answer, correctly answered by Rachel, was INGENIOUS.
Final Score: 59–76 (max 124)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of the phrase, "tell it to the Marines".

Statistics Corner

Joe:
Total score - 59
Raw score - 72
Total % of max - 48
Raw % of max - 58
Total average score per round - 3.9
Raw average score per round - 4.8
Number of maxes - 3

Jane:
Total score - 76
Raw score - 94
Total % of max - 61
Raw % of max - 76
Total average score per round - 5.1
Raw average score per round - 6.3
Number of maxes - 7

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=80
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