Wednesday 25th March 1987 (Series 11, Prelim 37)

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Wednesday 25th March 1987 (Series 11, Prelim 37)

Post by James Robinson » Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:56 pm

Countdown recap for Wednesday 25 March 1987.

C1: Champion Marc Rogers (2 wins, 105 points.)
C2: Challenger Bert MacNeill.
DC: Freda Thornton and Russell Harty.
CM: Carol Mather.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S L L I T W O E K
R02: N F L G U E T Y I
R03: O E B T N Q R A B
R04: 25, 1, 5, 9, 7, 5. Target: 459.
R05: W N L G L U I C A
R06: T O E R M F A H D
R07: S T G S I O A D T
R08: 2, 3, 5, 7, 1, 10. Target: 505.
R09: A A C E I O S S T * (conundrum)


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Round 1: S L L I T W O E K

C1: TOWELS (6)
C2: SKILLET (7)
OT: LOWLIEST (8)
Score: 0–7 (max 8)

Round 2: N F L G U E T Y I

C1: FLUTING (7)
C2: FLUTING (7)
DC: FELTING (7) FULGENT (7)
OT: ELUTING (7) UNFITLY (7)
Score: 7–14 (max 15)

Round 3: O E B T N Q R A B

C1: ORNATE (6)
C2: ORNATE (6)
DC: BARONET (7)
Score: 13–20 (max 22)

Round 4: 25, 1, 5, 9, 7, 5. Target: 459.

C1: 459. ((7 + 5 + 5 + 1) x 25) + 9 (10)
C2: 459. ((7 + 5 + 5 + 1) x 25) + 9 (10)
Score: 23–30 (max 32)

Round 5: W N L G L U I C A

C1: CULLING (7)
C2: CALLING (7)
DC: LINGUAL (7)
OT: CINGULA (7) CLAWING (7) WALLING (7) WAULING (7)
Score: 30–37 (max 39)

Round 6: T O E R M F A H D

C1: FATHER (6)
C2: DAFTER (6)
DC: FATHOMED (8)
Score: 36–43 (max 47)

Round 7: S T G S I O A D T

C1: TOGAS (5)
C2: STOATS (6)
OT: AGISTS (6) SADIST (6) TOASTS (6) TSOTSI (6)
Score: 36–49 (max 53)

Round 8: 2, 3, 5, 7, 1, 10. Target: 505.

C1: 503. ((7 + 3) x 5 x 10) + 2 + 1 (7)
C2: 503. ((7 + 3) x 5 x 10) + 2 + 1 (7)
CM: 505. (((7 + 3) x 10) + 1) x 5 (10)
Score: 43–56 (max 63)

Round 9: A A C E I O S S T *

C1/C2 buzzes on 15 seconds to say ASSOCIATE which is correct.
Score: 43/53–56/66 (max 73)

Unfortunately, Mike forgot to alter the scores, but someone did solve the conundrum, so I'm waiting for the answer.....

Statistics Corner

Marc:
Total score - 43/53
Raw score - 54/64
Total % of max - 59/73
Raw % of max - 74/88
Total average score per round - 4.8/5.9
Raw average score per round - 6.0/7.1
Number of maxes - 3/4

Bert:
Total score - 56/66
Raw score - 56/66
Total % of max - 77/90
Raw % of max - 77/90
Total average score per round - 6.2/7.3
Raw average score per round - 6.2/7.3
Number of maxes - 4/5

Further summaries are at:
http://www.apterous.org/cdb/series.php?series=11
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Re: Wednesday 25th March 1987 (Series 11, Prelim 37)

Post by Charlie Reams » Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:15 pm

Can we get a verdict on this? The final score on the Countdown page is 56-43 so my guess is that neither contestant solved the conundrum, and maybe someone buzzed in incorrectly on 15 seconds.

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Re: Wednesday 25th March 1987 (Series 11, Prelim 37)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:38 pm

Charlie Reams wrote:Can we get a verdict on this? The final score on the Countdown page is 56-43 so my guess is that neither contestant solved the conundrum, and maybe someone buzzed in incorrectly on 15 seconds.
Well, looking at the pdf file, Mike definitely had it at 56-43 before the conundrum, and there's no incorrect guess given either, so my guess was that it definitely was given, but since the champion lost the next game, there's no mention of him on the leaderboard either.
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Re: Wednesday 25th March 1987 (Series 11, Prelim 37)

Post by Mike Brown » Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:18 pm

Another possibility is that I solved it in 15 seconds. The only way we're likely to find out is to check with Damian 'The Countdown Team' Eadie.

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