Tuesday 3rd February 2009 Series 60 Game 2

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Tuesday 3rd February 2009 Series 60 Game 2

Post by Dinos Sfyris » Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:13 pm

Countdown recap for Tuesday 3 February 2009.

I only made brief one word details of the contestants intro details and I cant remember them well but I'm sure Lisa can correct me if I get anything wrong ;)

C1: Champion Zoe Bowman (2 wins, 162 points) has already had the rare privilege of playing either side of the CofC under the reign of 2 different hosts. She's from Buckinghamshire, married to Brian. She has a penchant for travelling and has visited Ethiopia amongst other places including the Okavango Delta. She enjoys Mahjong and has 5 grandchildren.
C2: Challenger Lisa Thomson from Perthshire, married to Steve (lucky bugger) with 2 kids aged 3 and 16 months. She's an ante-natal teacher, a keen scrabbler and likes U2 and musicals, especially Les Mis.
DC: Susie Dent and John Inverdale.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: V K S L U E A R U
R02: T N P T Y E A I G
R03: P T D L E O E T O
R04: S J M L N I E O N
R05: 75, 2, 7, 9, 3, 4. Target: 995.
TTT: ERRSOFTY - "Commissioned to look after the trees perhaps"
R06: D S D N D O E U M
R07: H S P B Z A E A R
R08: N G I N L S E A S
R09: T R S G I A E O F
R10: 50, 2, 4, 10, 6, 7. Target: 494.
TTT: ERICSASH - "Fortune tellers perhaps"
R11: R P N B Q I E A R
R12: W T R D T U O E A
R13: S M C R R O O E C
R14: 75, 3, 9, 5, 8, 1. Target: 548.
R15: S T A R I S A C C (conundrum)


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Round 1: V K S L U E A R U

C1: verukas (its VERRUCA - by no means a silly mistake)
C2: VALUERS (7)
DC: UVULAE (6)
OT: UVULARS (7)
Score: 0–7 (max 7)

Round 2: T N P T Y E A I G

C1: PETTING (7)
C2: PATTING (7)
OT: ANTITYPE (8) PATIENT (7) TINTYPE (7)
Score: 7–14 (max 15)

ANTITYPE is what Clare Sudbery suffers from when she's at her PC with a small baby on her lap :)

No really, its precisely what it says on the tin: An opposite or contrasting type.

Round 3: P T D L E O E T O

C1: PLOTTED (7)
C2: POOTLED (7)
OT: TOOTLED is the only other 7
Score: 14–21 (max 22)

Round 4: S J M L N I E O N

C1: LEMONS (6)
C2: MELONS (6)
DC: SOLEMN (6) completes the triolet of anagrams
OT: ENJOINS (7) (MG) a ton of 6s
Score: 20–27 (max 29)

Round 5: 75, 2, 7, 9, 3, 4. Target: 995.

C1: 996. Mistake in working.
C2: 996. (9+4)x75+7x3 (7)
RR: 995. (9+4)x75+(7+3)x2 (10)
Score: 20–34 (max 39)

John talks about Most dangerous animals No# 8 and 7, which respectively are the polar bear (don't be fooled by its cute looks it'll rip your head off!) and the elephant which weighs 16 tonnes and kills over 500 people yearly, but can be warded off with loud noises or singing!

Teatime teaser: ERRSOFTY -> FORESTRY

Round 6: D S D N D O E U M

C1: SOUNDED (7)
C2: MOUNDS (6)
OT: MENUDOS (7) MOUNDED (7) (doh Lisa!)
Score: 27–34 (max 46)

Round 7: H S P B Z A E A R

C1: BRASH (5)
C2: SHAPER (6)
DC: PHRASE (6) ZEBRAS (6)
OT: EARBASH (7) ZAREBAS (7) (PM)
Score: 27–40 (max 53)

A ZAREBA is an enclosure of bushes or stakes protecting a campsite or village in northeast Africa or a campsite or village protected by such an enclosure. So technically you could have a zebra in your zareba!

Round 8: N G I N L S E A S

C1: leasings
C2: SINGLES (7)
DC: LEANINGS (8)
OT: GLASSINE (8) (as Junaid pointed out is the valid anagram of leasings) LINSANGS (8)
Score: 27–47 (max 61)

An unlucky gamble here by Zoe sees Lisa extend her lead

Round 9: T R S G I A E O F

C1: GAITERS (7)
C2: FORAGES (7)
DC: GOATS (5) FROGS (5) FRIGATES (8)
OT: a ton of 7s
Score: 34–54 (max 69)

Round 10: 50, 2, 4, 10, 6, 7. Target: 494.

C1: 494. 10x50-6 (10)
C2: 494. 10x50-6 (10)
Score: 44–64 (max 79)

Teatime teaser: ERICSASH -> CASHIERS

Round 11: R P N B Q I E A R

C1: brainer (Surely risking this was a no-brainer!) :lol:
C2: BRAIN (5)
DC: BARREN (6) RAPIER (6)
OT: REPAIR (6) RAPINE (6)
Score: 44–69 (max 85)

RAPIER is not the comparative adjective of rapey, but a long slender double-edged sword.

Round 12: W T R D T U O E A

C1: ROUTED (6)
C2: TOWARD (6)
DC: OUTDREW (7) OUTDRAW (7)
OT: OUTDATE (7) OUTWARD (7) (HC) OUTWEAR (7) ROTATED (7) TUTORED (7)
Score: 50–75 (max 92)

Round 13: S M C R R O O E C

C1: SCORE (5)
C2: SCORER (6) (ouch Zoe!)
DC: ROOMERS (7)
OT: SOCCER (6) (RP) MOROSE (6) and loads of other 6s
Score: 50–81 (max 99)

Round 14: 75, 3, 9, 5, 8, 1. Target: 548.

C1: 549. (8-1)x75+3x5+9 (7)
C2: 549. same method (7)
RR: 548. (75-5)x8-9-3 (10)
Score: 57–88 (max 109)

Round 15: S T A R I S A C C

C2 buzzes on 25 seconds to say SARCASTIC which is correct.
Score: 57–98 (max 119)

So Zoe's short-lived run comes to an end but if its any consolation she's currently (albeit briefly) number one seed! A solid debut score from Lisa here, but easily beatable as she scored only 4 maxes out of 15. Even Howard armchair beat her by 48 points (and Howard's crap! If you don't believe me ask Emma) but perhaps it was just beginner's nerves and I'm sure she'll demonstrate even greater skillz tomorrow. I'd wager that she'll bag at least 3 wins anyway :roll:

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Re: Tuesday 3rd February 2009 Series 60 Game 2

Post by Jason Larsen » Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:17 am

Here we go! Tuesday!

Lisa Thomson is Jeff Stelling's very first Fireball Hottie!

Round 1: What does VERRUCA mean, Zoe?
Round 4: Here we go with food again! What is it with food and Series 60?
John's Words of Wisdom: It doesn't surprise me that an elephant is a dangerous animal, but why a polar bear? I would think it would be very meek!
Round 8: LEASING is a verb, Zoe. Tough luck.
Teatime Teaser #2: Could cashiers really be fortune tellers? How can you possibly amass a fortune by buying food?
Round 11: I thought BRAINER would be a word, as in, "an exercise of your brain!" Tough luck again, Zoe!
Round 13: Why the heck would it be a problem for Zoe if SCORE is an acceptable word? It was in the dictionary!

The Fireball Hottie did it! She will be back tomorrow with another new challenger, and hopefully Jeff will show his clever self again.

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Re: Tuesday 3rd February 2009 Series 60 Game 2

Post by Kirk Bevins » Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:24 am

Jason Larsen wrote: Round 8: LEASING is a verb, Zoe. Tough luck.
Jason, LEASING is not a verb which is why you can not put an S on the end.

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Re: Tuesday 3rd February 2009 Series 60 Game 2

Post by David Roe » Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:06 pm

Round 1: a verruca is a sort of wart, usually on your foot.
Round 4: Jeff's made quite a point of being fond of his food, hence the food jokes.
TT2: "teller" is an English (but presumably not American) word for the person sitting behind the counter at the bank. Hence fortune teller = teller (or cashier) who handles fortunes, ie. money.
Round 13: Zoe's problem was that she failed to spot that her 5 (which was worth 0 points, it was beaten by a 6) could have been turned into a 6 quite easily by adding the R.

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Re: Tuesday 3rd February 2009 Series 60 Game 2

Post by Jon O'Neill » Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:51 pm

Kirk Bevins wrote:
Jason Larsen wrote: Round 8: LEASING is a verb, Zoe. Tough luck.
Jason, LEASING is not a verb which is why you can not put an S on the end.
Kirk, I think Jason meant that LEASING is the present participle of the verb "lease", as opposed to it being a noun. It's still a verb.

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Post by Howard Somerset » Sun Feb 08, 2009 1:02 pm

Dinos Sfyris wrote:Even Howard armchair beat her by 48 points (and Howard's crap! If you don't believe me ask Emma)
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Re: Tuesday 3rd February 2009 Series 60 Game 2

Post by Charlie Reams » Sun Feb 08, 2009 1:42 pm

I think Kirk just meant to write "noun". Either that or he has the same grasp of English grammar as, err, most teachers.

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Re: Tuesday 3rd February 2009 Series 60 Game 2

Post by Kirk Bevins » Sun Feb 08, 2009 2:56 pm

Charlie Reams wrote:I think Kirk just meant to write "noun". Either that or he has the same grasp of English grammar as, err, most teachers.
No, Jono had it right. I meant verb as LEASING is not a verb, but LEASE is. I was correct with what I said.

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Re: Tuesday 3rd February 2009 Series 60 Game 2

Post by Jason Larsen » Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:14 pm

Kirk, I think you and Jon are both right!

David:

I didn't even know what a verruca was!

Jeff must be a very special guy!

I knew teller was used in the English language as another name for a cashier but you're right, we don't often use that term in America.

So, Zoe had the right to "kick herself" when she couldn't spot SCORER! It serves her right!

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Re: Tuesday 3rd February 2009 Series 60 Game 2

Post by Kirk Bevins » Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:43 pm

Jason Larsen wrote:
So, Zoe had the right to "kick herself" when she couldn't spot SCORER! It serves her right!

Jason, I'm quite upset that you should pick on a woman such as Zoe in this manner. I'm sure she's a lovely person. It serves nobody right if they miss a word on Countdown, she might have been a bit nervous.

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Re: Tuesday 3rd February 2009 Series 60 Game 2

Post by Jason Larsen » Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:59 pm

I was trying to match your thick skin, Kirk!

As you can probably tell, I have always liked Kate Horton!

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Re: Tuesday 3rd February 2009 Series 60 Game 2

Post by Dinos Sfyris » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:39 pm

Kirk Bevins wrote:Jason, I'm quite upset that you should pick on a woman such as Zoe in this manner. I'm sure she's a lovely person.
But she was a bit of a penwoman

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Re: Tuesday 3rd February 2009 Series 60 Game 2

Post by Jason Larsen » Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:25 pm

When you play Countdown online on ITV.com or wedigtv.com, sometimes Susie says, "Well, you'll kick yourself because I found a few other words, for example, I found a nine-letter word!" when you play the letters game.

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Re: Tuesday 3rd February 2009 Series 60 Game 2

Post by Kirk Bevins » Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:31 pm

Jason Larsen wrote:When you play Countdown online on ITV.com or wedigtv.com, sometimes Susie says, "Well, you'll kick yourself because I found a few other words, for example, I found a nine-letter word!" when you play the letters game.
You're right, Jason!

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Re: Tuesday 3rd February 2009 Series 60 Game 2

Post by Jason Larsen » Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:36 pm

So, you owe me an apology, Kirk!

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Re: Tuesday 3rd February 2009 Series 60 Game 2

Post by Kirk Bevins » Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:32 am

Jason Larsen wrote:So, you owe me an apology, Kirk!
But Susie doesn't ever call the player stupid or say "haha you idiot, serves you right for only getting a 7 because I'm much better than you and there's an 8 there, just stick an R on the end".

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Re: Tuesday 3rd February 2009 Series 60 Game 2

Post by Jason Larsen » Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:03 am

That's not what I meant, Kirk!

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