Friday 27 January 2012 (Series 66, Prelim 15)

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Friday 27 January 2012 (Series 66, Prelim 15)

Post by Thomas Carey » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:33 pm

A lot later than usual, sorry.

Countdown recap for Friday 27 January 2012.

C1: Champion Sri Gutta (2 wins, 198 points.) Good Countdowner and potetnial octochamp.
C2: Challenger Susan Hughes. Said she'd appear on Countdown after becoming a housekeeper, and the rest is self explanatory.
DC: Susie Dent and Michael Vaughan.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: B R E I A S R G E
R02: P L R U A I S O E
R03: I Z P H A O K W M
R04: D M G E A O M R E
R05: 50, 2, 6, 9, 6, 9. Target: 923.
TTT: AMPLYHOT - "One of these is amply hot at many things"
R06: S L D A E O N T U
R07: B L S A E O L N R
R08: H D L E A O R N E
R09: X T S A O I P N V
R10: 50, 10, 7, 10, 8, 7. Target: 969.
TTT: BADTRIBE - "Talked a lot about bugs, perhaps"
R11: R G R E O I C F N
R12: S T D T E I O J U
R13: M T D E A I S N S
R14: 25, 7, 10, 10, 8, 7. Target: 432.
R15: S E E P V I R U S (conundrum)


And now a brief interlude before our main feature:

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Right, are you all excited for COLIN? I know you are (if you’re going that is)!

In fact, I know y’all have been looking forward to tomorrow ever since November 3rd, when Ben first announced it.

Imagine your mind-journey like a road. The ups, the downs, and so on. (I could post mine but it’s pretty much a massive pit).

And now, with less than 14 hours to go, you are happily cruising along said road when you see a large sign ahead, reminding you of one thing that’s still to come.

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And here it is. Enjoy the show. ‘Tis sponsored by Wellman.

Nick discusses National Potato Day (today) with Rachel.

Round 1: B R E I A S R G E

C1: BERRIES (7)
C2: BRAISE (6) but it sounded like RAISE and the subtitles said RAISE (5). Then again, it was declared as six but the studio let it pass, wouldn't have scored anyway.
DC: GREASIER (8)
OT: GERBERAS (8)
Score: 7–0 (max 8)

Sri moves first.

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

C1: POLARISE (8)
C2: POLARISE (8)
DC: PERILOUS (8)
OT: PLIOSAUR (8)
Score: 15–8 (max 16)

No nines here, just a few 8s.

Round 3: I Z P H A O K W M

C1: WHOM (4)
C2: OKAPI (5)
DC: KHAZI (5)
OT: KOWHAI (6)
Score: 15–13 (max 22)

And Susan makes a comeback with an OKAPI.
KOWHAI are small, woody legume trees in the genus Sophora native to New Zealand.

Round 4: D M G E A O M R E

C1: ROAMED (6)
C2: grammed
DC: MEAGRE (6)
OT: AGREED (6) DRAGEE (6) GAMMER (6) GEARED (6) GEMMAE (6) GEMMED (6) GRAMME (6) MERGED (6) OEDEMA (6) RADOME (6) RAMMED (6) REAMED (6) REMADE (6)
Score: 21–13 (max 28)

Susan will regret putting that D on there, in this pancake-inducing round.

Round 5: 50, 2, 6, 9, 6, 9. Target: 923.

C1: 921.
C2: 924. (9+9)*50+((6+6)*2) (7)
Score: 21–20 (max 35)

Only one point between them as Susan beats Sri on this impossible numbers.

Michael talks about this guy called Gio.

Teatime teaser: AMPLYHOT -> POLYMATH

Round 6: S L D A E O N T U

C1: outdeals
C2: slanted (declared as 8)
DC: UNSALTED (8)
OT: UNSALTED (8)
Score: 21–20 (max 43)

Susan might want to start counting word lengths.

Round 7: B L S A E O L N R

C1: BALLERS (7)
C2: REASON (6)
OT: BONSELLA (8) LLANEROS (8)
Score: 28–20 (max 51)

Risk paid off for Sri with BALLERS.

Round 8: H D L E A O R N E

C1: HERALD (6)
C2: LEADER (6)
DC: LEARNED (7) HANDLER (7)
OT: OLEANDER (8)
Score: 34–26 (max 59)

Darrenic 8 stumps all.

Round 9: X T S A O I P N V

C1: POINTS (6)
C2: POINTS (6)
DC: PANTOS (6)
OT: AXIONS (6) PAINTS (6) PATIOS (6) PATOIS (6) PIANOS (6) PINTAS (6) PINTOS (6) PISTON (6) PITONS (6) PIVOTS (6) SPAVIN (6) SPINTO (6) TOXINS (6)
Score: 40–32 (max 65)

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Susie talks about scavenging.

Round 10: 50, 10, 7, 10, 8, 7. Target: 969.

C1: 967. Mistake in working.
C2: 959. ((10+10)*50)-(7*7)-8 (5)
RR: 969. (10*8+50+7)*7+10 (10)
Score: 40–37 (max 75)

Sri gets 1067 so Susan profits again. This is closer than it should be.

Teatime teaser: BADTRIBE -> RABBITED

Round 11: R G R E O I C F N

C1: FORCING (7)
C2: FORCING (7)
DC: CONIFER (7) FOREIGN (7)
OT: CORNIER (7) CRINGER (7) IGNORER (7)
Score: 47–44 (max 82)

Tip for life: never give a frog a laser cannon.

Round 12: S T D T E I O J U

C1: OUTSIDE (7)
C2: JOUSTED (7)
DC: TEDIOUS (7)
OT: JOISTED (7) JUDOIST (7) OUTJIES (7) TESTUDO (7)
Score: 54–51 (max 89)

Very, very close. Looks like it may be crucial time!

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

C1: STAINED (7)
C2: MADNESS (7)
DC: SANDIEST (8) MISDATES (8)
OT: DESTAINS (8) MANTISES (8) MATINESS (8) MEDIANTS (8) MINDSETS (8) SIDESMAN (8)
Score: 61–58 (max 97)

Susan didn’t write her 7 down, while Mr. Subtitlemakinggeezer says MISTAKES instead of MISDATES.

Round 14: 25, 7, 10, 10, 8, 7. Target: 432.

C1: 435.
C2: 432. (10+7)*25+7 (10)
Score: 61–68 (max 107)

No0O0o0O0o0O0o0O0o0O0O0o0O0o0O0o0O0o0O0! It’s gonna go all the way...
3-0 to Susan on the numbers, which Sri was so good at yesterday...

Round 15: S E E P V I R U S

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No one buzzes. The answer was SUPERVISE.
Final Score: 61–68 (max 117)

SRI HAS LOST!

Very odd result. Bit of a shame really, Sri was epic. Ah well, maybe Susan can do well. She’ll be back on Monday, with Eoin recapping.

Score: 61-68
Raw (assuming RAISE/BRAISE was BRAISE and Sri got both Neversaid numbers right): 79-80
Maxes: 5-6

Further summaries are at:
http://www.apterous.org/cdb/series.php?series=66
Link to the spoiler thread

Hey, look, the COLIN building is in sight already...

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Re: Friday 27 January 2012 (Series 17, Prelim 15)

Post by Joseph Krol » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:41 pm

Loving the Minecraft.
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Re: Friday 27 January 2012 (Series 17, Prelim 15)

Post by Joseph Krol » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:47 pm

Series 17 though?
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Re: Friday 27 January 2012 (Series 66, Prelim 15)

Post by Thomas Carey » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:53 pm

Joseph Krol wrote:Loving the Minecraft.
So you should; took me 2 hours to make this morning!
Joseph Krol wrote:Series 17 though?
No idea why I put that. Thanks.
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Re: Friday 27 January 2012 (Series 66, Prelim 15)

Post by Jack Worsley » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:53 pm

Thomas Carey wrote: Round 1: B R E I A S R G E

C1: BERRIES (7)
C2: RAISE (5) (declared as six but the studio let it pass, wouldn't have scored anyway)
DC: GREASIER (8)
OT: GERBERAS (8)
Score: 7–0 (max 8)
I'm sure Susan declared BRAISE.

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Re: Friday 27 January 2012 (Series 66, Prelim 15)

Post by Thomas Carey » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:54 pm

Jack Worsley wrote:
Thomas Carey wrote: Round 1: B R E I A S R G E

C1: BERRIES (7)
C2: RAISE (5) (declared as six but the studio let it pass, wouldn't have scored anyway)
DC: GREASIER (8)
OT: GERBERAS (8)
Score: 7–0 (max 8)
I'm sure Susan declared BRAISE.
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Re: Friday 27 January 2012 (Series 66, Prelim 15)

Post by Mark Murphy » Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:09 pm

I wasn't as surprised as most by this result... I was talking to Sri after he beat me and he said he had no intention of coming back, as he was going to be in New York at the time of the next filming.
He was just happy that he'd, and I quote, "won a teapot, got a 9 and a century". :)
Fun reading through these a year later!
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Re: Friday 27 January 2012 (Series 66, Prelim 15)

Post by James Robinson » Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:26 pm

Mark Murphy wrote:I wasn't as surprised as most by this result... I was talking to Sri after he beat me and he said he had no intention of coming back, as he was going to be in New York at the time of the next filming.
He was just happy that he'd, and I quote, "won a teapot, got a 9 and a century". :)
Fun reading through these a year later!
Are you suggesting that he threw the match................ :?: :shock: :o

I'm they'd have let him back on at a later date, like in the past....... :? :?
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Re: Friday 27 January 2012 (Series 66, Prelim 15)

Post by Mark Murphy » Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:57 pm

I'm suggesting he may not have tried as hard as he could...
I got the impression he'd ticked another box on his things to do list and was moving on to the next. Very interesting bloke!
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