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  • Countdown Scorecard #6125

    Alright, no progress at all to report for the past week so let's just enjoy my scorecard for the 6125th game of Countdown, its sister word game and last week's poetic entry from Rosie, accompanied by Mega Drive's retrofuturist album Hardwired V1.4.

    Rnd Selection Declaration Score
    1 czpaoerfr opera 5
    2 lotaxilda dial 9
    3 100 6 2 5 3 8 → 805 805
    100 × 8 + 5
    19
    TTT sellsago goalless1
    4 eaitmtnga teaming 26
    5 ndpieiusg nudges 32
    6 50 8 4 6 5 9 → 596 596
    50 × (8 + 4) − 9 + 5
    42
    7 nlweuapge plunge 48
    8 oeomrtvni emotion 55
    9 75 6 2 6 1 7 → 544 544
    75 × 7 + 6 × 6 ÷ 2 + 1
    65
    TTT rarelist trailers2
    10 eialbjsrt jailers 72
    11 sqsioeinv noises 78
    12 mtgoeircu court 83
    13 rhkeoeams shaker3 89
    14 100 6 8 8 1 8 → 219 219
    100 × (8 − 6) + 9 + 9 + 1
    99
    15 ropytripe (propriety) 99
    1 Solved by Rosie
    2 Solved by Rosie
    3 Susie gave us SHOEMAKER for nine


    Game

    Words: opera dial teaming nudges plunge emotion jailers noises court shaker
    Rules: Comment or write an article on your own blog, utilising all of the words
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    Round-up of last week's entry

    'Natural Beauty' by Rosie

  • Countdown Scorecard #6120

    As the West Indies cricketers welcome England to the Caribbean by putting them in to bat for the first innings of the series at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua (currently 49/3 after 25 overs), back here in the tourists' homeland I am to be found playing Countdown. And here it is, my scorecard for the 6120th game of Countdown and its sister word game accompanied by NIGORO's slippery soundtrack for the apparently sentient archaeological adventure game La-Mulana (in the current Humble Bundle until 19:00 BST tomorrow).

    Rnd Selection Declaration Score
    1 lfuhreitl fillet 6
    2 jkaotdupa pout 10
    3 75 9 8 1 2 4 → 312 312
    (75 + 2 + 1) × 4
    20
    TTT trodcode doctored1
    4 dtiecgoma godetia 27
    5 npealmitg palming 34
    6 25 9 7 6 9 8 → 185 185
    25 × 7 + 9 + 9 − 8
    44
    7 rznaedqos snored 50
    8 rlmeaitvd trailed 57
    9 50 1 8 9 6 3 → 336 336
    (50 − 6 ÷ 3) × (8 − 1)
    67
    TTT holyfuse housefly2
    10 straeungo strange3 74
    11 rweopnarc prancer 81
    12 rsviuexri surer 86
    13 steowdasu ousted 92
    14 100 10 3 3 9 5 → 959 959
    (100 − 5) × 10 + 9
    102
    15 untongued (outgunned)4 102
    1 Solved by Mum and Rosie
    2 Solved by Rosie
    3 Gerry found OUTRANGES for nine
    4 Unscrambled by Gerry


    Game

    Words: fillet pout godetia palming snored trailed strange prancer surer ousted
    Rules: Comment or write an article on your own blog, utilising all of the words
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  • Countdown Scorecard #6117

    After a magnificent week of Handmade Hero in which Casey implemented this, compelling me to dive finally into the source code and put my newfound programming knowledge to practical use, we crash back down to Earth today with my Mondaily Countdown Scorecard. So let us just enjoy it for the 6117th game and its sister word game accompanied by Jonathan Geer's calming soundtrack for the hardcore restaurant simulator Cook, Serve, Delicious! (mechanical keyboard highly recommended).

    Rnd Selection Declaration Score
    1 rpicbuxoa burp 4
    2 jidsaoegs gassed 10
    3 100 8 6 2 1 6 → 376 376
    (100 − 6) × (6 − 2)
    20
    TTT isntlove novelist1
    4 tgiuatcyt tatty 25
    5 wbedpadom domed 30
    6 50 2 6 6 5 3 → 171 171
    (50 + 5 + 2) × 3
    40
    7 ntiagedrd treading 48
    8 niwuasvet invest 54
    9 75 2 3 9 6 5 → 767 7682
    75 × 5 × 2 + 9 + 6 + 3
    61
    TTT seespace escapees3
    10 rzoamreos roomers 68
    11 nralmetao meant 73
    12 srciakent narkiest4 81
    13 rduehsqip rushed 87
    14 100 5 9 4 2 8 → 113 113
    100 + 8 +
    97
    15 weirdpong powdering5 97
    1 Solved by Rosie
    2 Solved by Rachel with (2 × 5 + 75) × 9 + 6 ÷ 3
    3 Solved by Rosie
    4 Gerry and Mark both found CRANKIEST for nine
    5 Unscrambled by Gerry


    Game

    Words: burp gassed tatty domed treading invest roomers meant narkiest rushed
    Rules: Comment or write an article on your own blog, utilising all of the words
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  • Countdown Scorecard #6113

    We're getting there. I've dragged myself away from the likes of XCOM, Octodad and Borderlands 2 to setup some more stuff on my laptop such that there isn't much left for it but to start playing with the source code of Handmade Hero. And to type out this 100-page keyboard test I've had an idea to do. And to get a decent job application process going, ideally complete with automatic logging of each application sent and possible reminders to follow them up.

    But this Saturday just gone I even dragged myself away from computer stuff entirely to see Cloudbusting, a Kate Bush tribute band, perform at Manchester's Club Academy. In short, they were amazing. They played a set brimming with my favourite songs – 'The Wedding List', 'Never Be Mine' and 'Wild Man' amongst them – that lasted nigh on three hours (surely not, was it, Harlan?) with a fifteen-minute interval one hour in. The whole band was on magnificent form, playing their hearts out, engaging with the audience and filling the place with the magic of Kate Bush. From memory, no gig has yet moved me to actual tears, but Cloudbusting brought a lump to my throat many times throughout the evening and that is about as far as I get for now.

    Ah! but lest this degenerates to a soppy love-fest, let us simply enjoy my scorecard for the 6113th game of Countdown and its sister word game accompanied by a video of Mandy and Michael from Cloudbusting performing one of my favourite Kate Bush songs 'Never Be Mine'.

    Rnd Selection Declaration Score
    1 sprtuiena pertains 8
    2 ycroinzue coiner 14
    3 100 50 25 75 3 5 → 285 285
    (100 − 5) × 3
    24
    TTT cutsteel lettuces1
    4 rsvgioade gravies 31
    5 lmdruaike milked 37
    6 100 25 8 2 10 5 → 285
    100 × (5 − 2) − 25 + 10
    47
    7 tsgpoaois spots 52
    8 tnueibdsa bandiest 60
    9 100 50 25 75 2 10 → 954 9532
    100 × 10 − 50 + 75 × 25
    67
    TTT manlyrod randomly3
    10 sgeoaptre potagers 75
    11 xcsdioaie coaxed 81
    12 ptsoaerno operants 89
    13 bmgnieotd emoting 96
    14 8 5 1 7 6 1 → 792 4 96
    15 rapdances (parascend) 96
    1 Solved by Rosie
    2 Solved by Rachel with (10 + 2) × 75 + 50 + 100 ÷ 25
    3 Solved by Rosie
    4 Solved by Tom with (7 + 1 + 1) × (5 + 6) × 8


    Game

    Words: pertains coiner gravies milked spots bandiest potagers coaxed operants emoting
    Rules: Comment or write an article on your own blog, utilising all of the words
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  • Countdown Scorecard #6108

    After a month and a half-long holiday during which my new laptop transformed from a Lafité into an UltraNote II, the Mondaily Countdown scorecard returns. So really, without further ado, let us enjoy it for the 6108th game of Countdown and its sister word game accompanied by Seth Parker's heart-rending soundtrack for the 3D relationship simulator Octodad: Dadliest Catch.

    Rnd Selection Declaration Score
    1 tlnraoiub ration 6
    2 sreiovwat waviest 13
    3 75 100 50 25 10 → 404 404
    ((50 + 25) ÷ 75 + 100) × 4
    23
    TTT monorigs moorings1
    4 ryeanrsoi sorry 28
    5 dnxcaeust uncased 35
    6 75 6 1 6 3 7 → 172 1692
    75 × (3 − 1) + 7 + 6 + 6
    42
    7 cmlkeaitr trickle 49
    8 lsbueaigw bulges 55
    9 50 100 75 25 7 1 → 739 55
    TTT ringonce encoring3
    10 mteotiugs outies 61
    11 jnvseaoli javelins 69
    12 gheatmfou mouth 74
    13 dtldeaeop loaded 80
    14 50 25 3 2 2 5 → 392 392
    (50 − 2 ÷ 2) × (5 + 3)
    90
    15 beeflazer freezable4 90
    1 Solved by Rosie
    2 Solved by Tom with (75 + 7 + 1) × (6 ÷ 3) + 6
    3 Solved by Rosie
    4 Unscrambled by Tom


    Game

    Words: ration waviest sorry uncased trickle bulges outies javelins mouth loaded
    Rules: Comment or write an article on your own blog, utilising all of the words
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  • Countdown Scorecard #6082

    I went for option 4: the PC Specialist Lafité. And as we look forward to its arrival let's enjoy my scorecard for the 6082nd game of Countdown and its sister word game accompanied by the soundtrack for a game I've been dreaming of picking back up again, Leonardo Badinella's steamy one for Expeditions: Conquistador (last heard accompanying scorecard #5885).

    Rnd Selection Declaration Score
    1 tsrigeiwa triages 7
    2 tnrieecie centre 13
    3 25 75 50 6 3 1 → 203 203
    25 × 6 + 50 + 3
    23
    TTT danflush handfuls1
    4 fiepvicme mice 27
    5 ltroiebrc broiler 34
    6 100 50 75 25 8 5 → 304 305
    50 × 8 − 75 − 25 + 5
    41
    7 whadxeuje exude 46
    8 ysnoaoldu unloads 53
    9 100 1 8 10 9 8 → 997 9982
    100 × 10 − 1 − 8 ÷ 8
    60
    TTT reptiles peltries3
    10 wiaeptuoh wait 64
    11 ndngueade gunned 70
    12 tsnaeitlt nattiest 78
    13 mqdaoapke pomade 84
    14 50 7 2 8 5 6 → 906 906
    (8 × 2 + 7 − 5) × 50 + 6
    94
    15 ronsalbum (subnormal) 94
    1 Solved by Rosie
    2 Solved by both Nick and Kevin with (100 − 1) × 10 + 8 − 9 + 8
    3 Solved by Rosie


    Game

    Words: triages centre mice broiler exude unloads wait gunned nattiest pomade
    Rules: Comment or write an article on your own blog, utilising all of the words
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  • Countdown Scorecard #6077

    Options for staving off the cold (sorted by price, incl. p&p):

    1. Move the computer to a warmer corner of the house
    2. Swap out the computer's coolers for ones that are less effective or fanless
    3. Invest in more powerful components that generate more heat
    4. Invest in a laptop
    5. Invest in Scandinavia-grade home insulation
    6. Relocate closer to the equator

    With which options in mind let us enjoy my scorecard for the 6077th game of Countdown and its sister word game accompanied by – no soundtrack, on account of the cold.

    Rnd Selection Declaration Score
    1 nrajhoube bourne 6
    2 vsdioaglp violas 12
    3 25 50 1 6 3 9 → 980 9811
    (50 − 9 − 3 + 1) × 25 + 6
    19
    TTT enastime matinees2
    4 criofbeua farce 24
    5 twineamto amniote 31
    6 50 75 5 3 10 9 → 696 6973
    50 × (9 + 5) − 3
    38
    7 gpfeaxoli foil 42
    8 rnmeavsue averse 48
    9 100 6 8 1 7 3 → 148 148
    100 + 8 × 6
    58
    TTT lashdeck shackled4
    10 dzltauept update 64
    11 gisnrucel cursing5 71
    12 sdhoairsy hoards 77
    13 ttqusedan squatted 85
    14 75 1 4 3 6 5 → 936 936
    (75 + 3) × (6 + 5 + 1)
    95
    15 hogcurrie grouchier 105
    1 Solved by Rachel with (25 − 6) × 50 + ((9 + 1) × 3)
    2 Solved by Rosie
    3 Solved by Rachel with (75 + 50 − 9) × (3 × 10 ÷ 5)
    4 Solved by Rosie
    5 Susie gave us SURCINGLE for nine


    Game

    Words: bourne violas farce amniote foil averse update cursing hoards squatted
    Rules: Comment or write an article on your own blog, utilising all of the words
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  • Countdown Scorecard #6072

    Nothing to see here, folks, besides my scorecard for the 6072nd game of Countdown and its sister word game accompanied by Tiger Style's soundtrack for the Martian action-adventure game Waking Mars.

    Rnd Selection Declaration Score
    1 wnsaiabdt bandits1 7
    2 qseafkita fakies 13
    3 25 6 2 3 8 4 → 124 124
    (25 + 6) × 4
    23
    TTT balecost obstacle2
    4 rwdounesl roundels 31
    5 rxngoeial relaxing 39
    6 100 4 8 5 10 1 → 618 618
    (100 + 8 − 5) × (10 − 4)
    49
    7 cptloueit couplet 56
    8 cmdeoefta teamed 62
    9 50 1 5 3 6 3 → 765 3 62
    TTT rubyplat abruptly4
    10 zsneihteo shine 67
    11 smgnuiabo amusing 74
    12 cryiegsan crying 80
    13 srtdioepu proudest5 88
    14 75 25 100 3 4 9 → 267 2666
    100 × 3 − 25 − 9
    95
    15 diverseti revisited 105
    1 Susie gave us WAISTBAND for nine
    2 Solved by Rosie
    3 Solved by Tracey with (50 + 1) × 5 × 3
    4 Solved by Rosie
    5 Susie gave us DIPTEROUS for nine
    6 Solved by Rachel with (75 − 9) × 4 + 3


    Game

    Words: bandits fakies roundels relaxing couplet teamed shine amusing crying proudest
    Rules: Comment or write an article on your own blog, utilising all of the words
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  • Countdown Scorecard #6067

    After a week of near absolute hibernation interspersed with some spectacular puzzle-solving in SpaceChem let us enjoy my scorecard for the 6067th game of Countdown and its sister word game accompanied by Pablo Vega's grand soundtrack – not for SpaceChem because that unfortunately isn't on Bandcamp, nor did Pablo Vega write it – for the robotic turn-based strategy game Bionic Dues.

    Rnd Selection Declaration Score
    1 rshnuelia hernias 7
    2 tnloifpoe potion 13
    3 100 25 75 50 9 7 → 746 747
    100 × 7 − 50 − 75 ÷ 25
    20
    TTT userstab abstruse1
    4 drxmuaosi radios 26
    5 tsraeowti toastier 34
    6 25 3 8 6 4 9 → 972 9732
    (9 + 4) × 3 × 25 − 8 + 6
    41
    7 pnstoeaeb batons 47
    8 ncshiuole uncoils 54
    9 100 75 50 25 8 3 → 845 844
    100 × 8 + 50 − 75 ÷ 25 − 3
    61
    TTT colaices coeliacs3
    10 stciaenyi nasty 66
    11 srdgauoar guards 72
    12 ndbreiame bendier 79
    13 gtnwaueri watering 87
    14 50 25 2 7 5 2 → 313 313
    (50 − 2) × 7 − 25 + 2
    97
    15 feistydim (mystified)4 97
    1 Solved by Rosie
    2 Solved by Rachel with (6 ÷ 3 + 25) × 9 × 4
    3 Solved by Rosie
    4 Unscrambled by Neil


    Game

    Words: hernias potion radios toastier batons uncoils nasty guards bendier watering
    Rules: Comment or write an article on your own blog, utilising all of the words
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  • Countdown Scorecard #6062

    With not an iota of news to report – except that my computer's faulty Radeon HD 6670 has been returned for replacement – enjoy my scorecard for the 6062nd game of Countdown and its sister word game accompanied by Austin Wintory's sneaky soundtrack for the top-down heist 'em up Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine.

    Rnd Selection Declaration Score
    1 eirfrdoes refired 0
    2 cmowabesd bowed 5
    3 50 2 10 5 8 9 → 648 648
    50 × (8 + 5) − 2
    15
    TTT piechart patchier1
    4 qistedsae steadies 23
    5 onarndoel nooner 29
    6 50 3 6 5 3 7 → 874 874
    (50 × 3 − 5) × 6 + 7 − 3
    39
    7 ewsjrnoea jeans 44
    8 tcmtiosel closet 50
    9 100 10 6 10 9 8 → 733 7362
    (100 − 9 + 10 ÷ 10) × 8
    57
    TTT sheranit hairnets3
    10 rxgotsieh rights 63
    11 ieiaktnir tinker 69
    12 mengpavea menage 75
    13 rnouaippm apron 81
    14 25 7 2 1 6 1 → 650 650
    25 × (7 + 6) × 2
    91
    15 soccersay (accessory) 91
    1 Solved by Rosie
    2 Solved by Rachel with (100 − 6) × 8 − 10 − 9
    3 Solved by Rosie


    Game

    Words: bowed steadies nooner jeans closet rights tinker menage apron
    Rules: Comment or write an article on your own blog, utilising all of the words
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