[20030312] Recap for Wednesday 12th March 2003

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[20030312] Recap for Wednesday 12th March 2003

Post by Charlie Reams » Sat Feb 02, 2008 4:23 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 12th March 2003: http://www.countdownwiki.com/Episode_3437.

This is the second semi-final

C1: Challenger Kate Ogilvie, Series 39 champion.
C2: Challenger Verity Joubert, Series 30 champion.
DC: Alison Heard and Rick Wakeman.
CV: Carol Vorderman.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: N L R O I E C S I
R02: R W S O U T V O A
R03: R T D G I O I C E
R04: 50, 1, 5, 10, 8, 7. Target: 279.
R05: T N L S O E A H N
R06: T M S E A I E G B
R07: T D L R U E U B A
R08: 25, 5, 5, 1, 4, 4. Target: 583.
R09: I F R O N T M A N (conundrum)


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Round 1: N L R O I E C S I
C1: SILICON (7)
C2: recision
DC: SILICONE (8)
OT: ISOCLINE (8) LICENSOR (8) LIONISER (8)
Score: 7–0 (max 8)

Round 2: R W S O U T V O A
C1: STRAW (5)
C2: SAVOUR (6)
DC: SAVOUR (6)
OT: OUTROS (6) SOUTAR (6) VROUWS (6)
Score: 7–6 (max 14)

Round 3: R T D G I O I C E
C1: EDITOR (6)
C2: EROTIC (6)
DC: CORDITE (7)
OT: DIORITE (7) ERGODIC (7) GOITRED (7)
Score: 13–12 (max 21)

Round 4: 50, 1, 5, 10, 8, 7. Target: 279.
C1: 275.5x50+10+8+7 (7)
C2: 279.Mistake in working.
CV: 279. (50-10)x7-1 (10)
Score: 20–12 (max 31)

Round 5: T N L S O E A H N
C1: STOLEN (6)
C2: HONEST (6)
DC: ETHANOLS (8)
Score: 26–18 (max 39)

Round 6: T M S E A I E G B
C1: GAMBITS (7)
C2: GAMETES (7)
DC: GAMIEST (7) MEGABITS (8)
Score: 33–25 (max 47)

Round 7: T D L R U E U B A
C1: TUBULAR (7)
C2: DURABLE (7)
OT: BLURTED (7)
Score: 40–32 (max 54)

Round 8: 25, 5, 5, 1, 4, 4. Target: 583.
C1: 580.(5x4+4-1)x25+5 (7)
C2: 580.(5x4+4-1)x25+5 (7)
CV: 584. (7)
OT: 583. ((25+5)x5-4)x4-1 (10) - very difficult! Round of applause if you got this.
Score: 47–39 (max 64)

Round 9: I F R O N T M A N
C1 buzzes on 2 seconds to say FORMATION which is incorrect.
C2 does not buzz.
The answer was INFORMANT.
Score: 47–39 (max 74)


Further summaries are at:
http://www.thecountdowncorral.com/cd/se ... ?series=49

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