Tuesday 23rd April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 65)

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Tuesday 23rd April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 65)

Post by James Robinson » Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:45 pm

HAPPY TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF RASPILLED DAY!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Countdown recap for Tuesday 23 April 2019.

C1: Champion Fiona Titcombe (2 wins, 181 points.) An Apteforumite and freelance IT developer from Blackwater, Hampshire.
C2: Challenger Chris Parr. An export manager from Keighley, West Yorkshire. He loves Berlin, and even proposed to his girlfriend underneath the Brandenburg Gate. 8-)
DC: Susie Dent and Colin Murray.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: D T R U E O A M C
R02: N H E I B A N E K
R03: 75, 2, 4, 10, 2, 6. Target: 317.
TTT: PUREEDRAT - "Say your goodbyes quickly, the train is ready for this."
R04: O I S T X E C N A
R05: Z S G R D O E A V
R06: 50, 5, 4, 9, 4, 8. Target: 469.
R07: N L S C O O I T E
R08: Q R T I W U E A H
R09: 50, 6, 9, 4, 3, 10. Target: 476.
TTT: CLIFFDATE - "Cliff would rarely go on dates, he was plagued with illness."
R10: N R G E E E P E E
R11: T D P E A A V I N
R12: T I S M I L E R M
R13: S F G D I O A E R
R14: 75, 9, 2, 3, 4, 5. Target: 219.
R15: R I S Q U E K I T (conundrum)


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Round 1: D T R U E O A M C

Fiona: COURTED (7)
Chris: DETOUR (6)
DC: OUTRACED (8) EDUCATOR (8) DEMOCRAT (8)
OT: OUTARMED (8)
Score: 7–0 (max 8)

Round 2: N H E I B A N E K

Fiona: BEANIE (6)
Chris: HENNA (5)
DC: HENBANE (7)
Score: 13–0 (max 15)

Round 3: 75, 2, 4, 10, 2, 6. Target: 317.

Fiona: 317. (75 x 4) + 10 + 6 + (2 / 2) (10)
Chris: 317. (75 x 4) + 10 + 6 + (2 / 2) (10)
Score: 23–10 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: PUREEDRAT -> DEPARTURE

Round 4: O I S T X E C N A

Fiona: COAXES (6)
Chris: ACTIONS (7)
DC: EXACTIONS (18)
Score: 23–17 (max 43)

Round 5: Z S G R D O E A V

Fiona: GRAZED (6)
Chris: ADORES (6)
DC: GRADES (6)
OT: DAGOES (6) DOSAGE (6) DOZERS (6) DROVES (6) GAZERS (6) GOAVED (6) GOAVES (6) GRAVED (6) GRAVES (6) GRAZES (6) GROSZE (6) GROVES (6) OREADS (6) RADGES (6) SOARED (6) SODGER (6) VADGES (6) VADOSE (6) VARDOS (6)
Score: 29–23 (max 49)

Round 6: 50, 5, 4, 9, 4, 8. Target: 469.

Fiona: 469. Mistake in working.
Chris: 469. Mistake in working.
CM!: 469. (50 x 9) + (4 x 4) + 8 - 5 (10)
Score: 29–23 (max 59)

Colin talks about people doing embarrassing things in sport, starting with Colin himself taking 2 penalties in front of The Kop at Anfield, home of his beloved Liverpool F.C., and going to jelly.... :lol: :lol: :lol:

Round 7: N L S C O O I T E

Fiona: LOONIEST (8)
Chris: COLONIES (8)
DC: LOONIES (7) COOTIES (7) COLONISE (8)
OT: ONCOLITES (18)
Score: 37–31 (max 77)

Round 8: Q R T I W U E A H

Fiona: WHITER (6)
Chris: WITHER (6)
DC: QUIRT (5) WAITER (6)
OT: HAUTER (6) HAWTER (6) QUAITE (6) QUARTE (6) REQUIT (6) WRAITH (6) WREATH (6) WRITHE (6)
Score: 43–37 (max 83)

Round 9: 50, 6, 9, 4, 3, 10. Target: 476.

Fiona: 476. Mistake in working.
Chris: 476. (9 x 50) + (3 x 10) - 4 (10)
Score: 43–47 (max 93)

Teatime teaser: CLIFFDATE -> AFFLICTED

Round 10: N R G E E E P E E

Fiona: RENEGE (6)
Chris: GREEN (5)
DC: repee EPERGNE (7)
Score: 49–47 (max 100)

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: That's a Countdown first, FIVE of the same letter in the same letters game :!: :shock: :( :mrgreen: :geek: :ugeek:

Round 11: T D P E A A V I N

Fiona: ADAPTIVE (8)
Chris: PAINTED (7)
OT: PANDAITE (8) PATINAED (8)
Score: 57–47 (max 108)

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

Round 12: T I S M I L E R M

Fiona: LIMITERS (8)
Chris: SLIMMER (7)
DC: MISTIME (7)
OT: RELIMITS (8)
Score: 65–47 (max 116)

Round 13: S F G D I O A E R

Fiona: FRIDGES (7)
Chris: FORAGES (7)
DC: FEDORAS (7) FIREDOGS (8)
Score: 72–54 (max 124)

Round 14: 75, 9, 2, 3, 4, 5. Target: 219.

Fiona: 219. (75 x 3) - (9 - (5 - 2)) (10)
Chris: 219. (75 - 2) x 3 (10)
Score: 82–64 (max 134)

Round 15: R I S Q U E K I T

Chris buzzes on 3.5 seconds to say QUIRKIEST which is correct.
Final Score: 82–74 (max 144)

Statistics Corner

Fiona:
Total score - 82
Raw score - 88
Total % of max - 57
Raw % of max - 61
Total average score per round - 5.5
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 6

Chris:
Total score - 74
Raw score - 104
Total % of max - 51
Raw % of max - 72
Total average score per round - 4.9
Raw average score per round - 6.9
Number of maxes - 6

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=80
CO:WY COMING SOON.... ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :geek: :ugeek:

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