Wednesday 16 November 1983 (Series 3, Prelim 35)

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Wednesday 16 November 1983 (Series 3, Prelim 35)

Post by Mike Brown » Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:29 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 16 November 1983 (Series 3, Prelim 35).

C1: Champion Mark Nyman (2 wins, 113 points.)
C2: Challenger Fred Jean.
DC: Yvonne Warburton and William Rushton.
CV: Carol Vorderman.
OT: Other words or solutions.

A legendary game in Countdown history, although perhaps not for the best of reasons. 16-year-old Mark takes on 74-year-old Fred and unfortunately the more senior chap doesn’t come out of it very well and scores what for a long time stood as the lowest score to be achieved on the programme. Also unfortunately, this is one of the few games in Series 3 that I don’t have detailed notes for. Hope you enjoy the maxes and other occasional details...

R01: N O S Y A R T I V
R02: W S O G D E S N U
R03: L J S I R E O L S
R04: 50, 100, 9, 4, 10, 7. Target: 891.
R05: A Y N E P F E C S
R06: R I G B A X O T M
R07: B A B Z E N K U M
R08: 50, 1, 10, 9, 5, 6. Target: 669.
R09: R U U L N G A A I (conundrum)


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Enjoy the show.

Round 1: N O S Y A R T I V

C1: ? (7)
C2: ? (0)
OT: RATIONS (7) TRAVOIS (7) VARSITY (7)
Score: 7–0 (max 7)

Round 2: W S O G D E S N U

C1: SUNDEWS (7)
C2: ? (0)
OT: SUNDEWS (7)
Score: 14–0 (max 14)

Round 3: L J S I R E O L S

C1: ? (7)
C2: ? (0)
OT: JOLLIER (7) JOLLIES (7) LORISES (7) RISSOLE (7)
Score: 21–0 (max 21)

Round 4: 50, 100, 9, 4, 10, 7. Target: 891.

C1: 891. ? (10)
C2: ? (0)
OT: 891. ((100+50)x(10-4))-9 (10)
Score: 31–0 (max 31)

Round 5: A Y N E P F E C S

OT: ENCASE (6) ESCAPE (6) FAECES (6) FENCES (6) PAYEES (6) PECANS (6) SEANCE (6) SPENCE (6)

Round 6: R I G B A X O T M

OT: GAMBIT (6) MATRIX (6)

Round 7: B A B Z E N K U M

OT: BENUMB (6) EMBANK (6) UNMAKE (6)

Round 8: 50, 1, 10, 9, 5, 6. Target: 669.

OT: 669. ((50-6)x(10+5))+9 (10)
Score: 47-4 (max 59)

Round 9: R U U L N G A A I

C1 buzzes on 2 seconds to say INAUGURAL which is correct.
Score: 57–4 (max 69)

Interesting to note that Mark was on a max game at the end of Part 1. I wonder where he slipped up and also where Fred scored his four points? Maybe one day we will find out!

All words not in the COD7 have been excluded from this recap.

Further summaries are at:
http://www.apterous.org/cdb/series.php?series=3

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Re: Wednesday 16 November 1983 (Series 3, Prelim 35)

Post by Charlie Reams » Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:02 am

It's probably harder to score 4 than 0, so well done Fred.

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