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  • Countdown Scorecard #5960

    Tied for the headline spot this week is the news that Shellac of North America's fifth LP Dude Incredible will be released on Touch & Go in September, that our dear ol' Rosie has written a piece for last week's word game entitled Playing Games, and that I have finished the magnificent first-person puzzle game Antichamber. While we weigh up these pieces of wonderful news, let us enjoy my scorecard for the 5960th game of Countdown, its sister word game and last week's cosy and dreamy entry from Rosie, accompanied by Robin Arnott's Meditation Walk With Antichamber. (Siddhartha Barnhoorn's abstract soundtrack for the game may be found accompanying my scorecard for the 5880th game of Countdown.)

    Rnd Selection Declaration Score
    1 rpaobsaxi baps 4
    2 ueodsnsam moussed 11
    3 50 7 5 2 9 7 → 147 147
    (50 − 7 ÷ 7) × (5 − 2)
    21
    TTT wantpair warpaint1
    4 eoipdvsuj poised 27
    5 peorfsefo offers 33
    6 25 50 8 10 3 4 → 147 147
    25 × (10 − 4) − 3
    43
    7 saoetdlat toadlets 51
    8 ieimynsbe mines 56
    9 25 3 8 10 5 7 → 611 610
    25 × 8 × 3 + 10
    63
    TTT upcinder unpriced2
    10 aoirgnesg greasing 71
    11 mrtoavoen overman 78
    12 aietgrlop piglet 84
    13 dlriumire milder 90
    14 75 25 1 8 5 4 → 780 90
    15 ibehindit (inhibited) 90
    1 Solved by Rosie
    2 Solved by Rosie


    Game

    Words: baps moussed poised offers toadlets mines greasing overman piglet milder
    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 entries

    'Playing Games' by Rosie

  • Countdown Scorecard #5955


    James Anderson scores 81 runs

    Alastair Cook takes his first Test wicket

    There's nothing more to do than to congratulate Jimmy Anderson (left) for his innings-winning 81 runs, his highest in First-class cricket, and his captain Alastair Cook (right) for taking the wicket of Ishant Sharma, his first in Test cricket. Roles reversed on a flat Trent Bridge pitch in a game which ended inevitably in a draw.

    These awe-inspiring performances overshadow my scorecard for the 5955th game of Countdown and its sister word game accompanied by David García Díaz's soundtrack for the musical puzzle game Circuits.

    Rnd Selection Declaration Score
    1 nasitedor asteroid1 8
    2 ciespofnu pounces 15
    3 10 9 6 1 3 5 → 579 576
    (9 × 6 + 3) × 10 + 5 + 1
    22
    TTT ultrafly artfully2
    4 qteodaeho hooted 28
    5 txeajeupg tape 32
    6 50 8 6 3 6 9 → 184 32
    7 ioslhrnel shiner 38
    8 tozeaosyr roost 43
    9 1 7 6 4 8 9 → 474 43
    TTT gulfrace graceful3
    10 bneoiwrem bonier 49
    11 cpaugetvi give 53
    12 daorlesak reloads 60
    13 togenisep steeping 68
    14 75 6 5 4 8 9 → 290 290
    75 × 4 − 9 − 6 + 5
    78
    15 mistermad (midstream) 78
    1 Ian found DERATIONS for nine
    2 Solved by Rosie
    3 Solved by Rosie


    Game

    Words: asteroid pounces hooted tape shiner roost bonier give reloads steeping
    Rules: Comment or write an article on your own blog, utilising all of the words
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  • Countdown Scorecard #5952

    The new drive is performing beautifully, thanks for asking. It mounts about 3× faster than the previous one and has all of the expected available space. The next decision is between setting up a RAID1 (mirrored) array of these two identical drives to protect against one of them failing, or a RAID0 array to create one big 4TiB volume. And after congratulating Petra Kvitova and Novak Djokovic on winning Wimbledon – both of them for the second time since they both won in 2011 – let's have my scorecard for the 5952nd game of Countdown and its sister word game accompanied by Doc Prop's heady soundtrack for the hand-drawn shoot-em-up adventure game Ballpoint Universe (in the current Humble Weekly Sale).

    Rnd Selection Declaration Score
    1 vlpoadinp avoid 5
    2 bntoudish bounds 11
    3 100 1 2 9 5 10 → 456 11
    TTT richsave archives1
    4 rgnueirln linger 17
    5 rckoesdoi dockers 24
    6 50 1 5 4 5 6 → 456 456
    50 × (5 + 4) + 6
    34
    7 lnsneoerc crones 40
    8 rtgoiasde staged 46
    9 100 3 10 9 10 1 → 330 330
    (100 + 10) × 3
    56
    TTT autorang argonaut2
    10 twnoauqsg quangos 63
    11 tphiampoe tempo 68
    12 fsfaietgr gaffers 75
    13 btxiameas mixes 80
    14 25 4 4 3 10 8 → 922 921
    (10 × 4 − 3) × 25 − 4
    87
    15 lpcaptain (applicant) 87
    1 Solved by Rosie
    2 Solved by Rosie


    Game

    Words: avoid bounds linger dockers crones staged quangos tempo gaffers mixes
    Rules: Comment or write an article on your own blog, utilising all of the words
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  • Countdown Scorecard #5947

    Now that Steam's Summer Sale has finally finished with the Red Team triumphing in the Summer Adventure, normal service may resume. Although normal service today has involved me installing a new 2TiB drive in this computer, and Countdown's Susie Dent setting aside the Oxford Dictionary of English's third print edition in favour of a laptop and the Oxford Dictionary Online. In other news – what other news? – nothing other than my scorecard for the 5947th game of Countdown and its sister word game accompanied by Level 5 of Aleksi Perälä's Colundi Sequence.

    (Thanks to the ever-vigilant @JRTerrier24 for the corrections.)

    Rnd Selection Declaration Score
    1 mcephaoen phoneme 7
    2 ugosaniso sousing 14
    3 50 4 8 9 8 2 → 817 817
    50 × 8 × 4 ÷ 2 + 9 + 8
    24
    TTT horsecap poachers1
    4 eldoerbgu burgled 31
    5 asmriglde gliders 38
    6 50 8 1 10 7 1 → 329 330
    (50 − 8 − 7 − 1 − 1) × 10
    45
    7 twloatves loaves 51
    8 imredoitj mired 56
    9 75 2 6 9 3 1 → 264 264
    (75 − 9) × (3 + 1)
    66
    TTT onedrove overdone2
    10 usenrifet insure3 72
    11 anspiodbi podia 77
    12 razesoema amazes 83
    13 cpseuhipl supple 89
    14 9 10 8 8 3 4 → 864 89
    15 vinegourd (devouring) 89
    1 Solved by Rosie
    2 Solved by Rosie
    3 Susie gave us INTERFUSE for nine


    Game

    Words: phoneme sousing burgled gliders loaves mired insure podia amazes supple
    Rules: Comment or write an article on your own blog, utilising all of the words
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  • Countdown Scorecard #5942

    From the midsts of a technical problem, a hunt for a bonus track and now the Steam Summer Sale I emerge to present my scorecard for the 5942nd game of Countdown and its sister word game accompanied by the trailer for Lance Bangs' wonderful documentary about Slint, Breadcrumb Trail.

    Rnd Selection Declaration Score
    1 eiorgvsde orgies 6
    2 tfnsoeiju joints 12
    3 25 10 7 1 9 3 → 259 259
    25 × 10 + 9
    22
    TTT vinogrog grooving1
    4 ranthoesl loathers 30
    5 ueatscftm cutest 36
    6 4 2 7 7 3 6 → 481 480
    (6 × 4) × (7 + 7 + 3 × 2)
    43
    7 ieadptqed deep 47
    8 gmrsioane soaring 54
    9 100 25 7 10 5 7 → 844 54
    TTT niceears increase2
    10 gmpdioali podia 59
    11 svrweoaet swerve 65
    12 nldsioueo unsoiled 73
    13 ecumorixe moxie 78
    14 50 25 75 7 9 3 → 236 236
    75 × 3 + (50 ÷ 25 + 9)
    88
    15 unclehoti (touchline) 88
    1 Solved by Rosie
    2 Solved by Rosie


    Game

    Words: orgies joints loathers cutest deep soaring podia swerve unsoiled moxie
    Rules: Comment or write an article on your own blog, utilising all of the words
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  • Countdown Scorecard #5941

    Okay, so after a terribly exciting time putting together a bonus track that came in bits with Venetian Snares' recently released My Love Is a Bulldozer, let us enjoy my scorecard for the 5941st game game of Countdown and its sister word game accompanied by Mike Raznick's soundtrack for SPATE from Groupees Be Mine 13.

    Rnd Selection Declaration Score
    1 slbnqoeus blouses 7
    2 mpbearvid paired 13
    3 50 100 2 9 4 5 → 608 609
    100 × (4 + 2) + 9
    20
    TTT ironpost portions1
    4 txeosluir lousier 27
    5 csgsnoeur courses2 34
    6 25 7 2 8 3 6 → 343 343
    25 × (8 + 6) − 7
    44
    7 lstfgeoit foist 49
    8 dvroeotda advert 55
    9 50 100 9 6 3 9 → 534 533
    (100 − 3) × 6 − 50 + 9 ÷ 9
    62
    TTT redscope proceeds3
    10 fkteoamre market 68
    11 nwjmtiueh minute 74
    12 psdaiatye pasted 80
    13 slrgnoaie resoling4 88
    14 100 10 6 1 4 9 → 695 695
    100 × (10 − 9 + 6) − 4 − 1
    98
    15 friedbush (furbished) 98
    1 Solved by Rosie
    2 Susie gave us SCROUNGES for nine
    3 Solved by Rosie
    4 Samir found REGIONALS for nine


    Game

    Words: blouses paired lousier courses foist advert market minue pasted resoling
    Rules: Comment or write an article on your own blog, utilising all of the words
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  • Countdown Scorecard #5936

    After a less late-running but no less successful rehearsal for Woodford Players' entry in Wilmslow Guild Players' Festival of One-Act Plays, Last Tango in Little Grimley, here's nothing more than my scorecard for the 5936th game of Countdown and its sister word game accompanied by Christopher Rhyne's horrific soundtrack for the dark / light puzzle platformer Closure.

    Rnd Selection Declaration Score
    1 aouatyrni ration 6
    2 loetravem reveal 12
    3 75 100 1 8 2 4 → 472 472
    100 × 4 + 75 − 8 ÷ 2 + 1
    22
    TTT relative levirate1
    4 aiistehjs shites 28
    5 brgoeoane banger 34
    6 100 75 6 7 5 2 → 733 732
    100 × 7 + 6 × 5 + 2
    41
    7 uaotgdtme matted 47
    8 usfiaensd infused 54
    9 50 75 6 10 5 8 → 541 541
    75 × 8 − 50 − 10 + 6 − 5
    64
    TTT yeseight eyesight2
    10 iornegirs ringers 71
    11 oneekseds seeks 76
    12 mrnooapul maroon 82
    13 rdeazricp carried 89
    14 75 50 10 7 10 5 → 285 285
    75 × (10 − 7) + 50 + 10
    99
    15 ferricone (reinforce) 99
    1 Solved by Rosie
    2 Solved by Rosie


    Game

    Words: ration reveal shites banger matted infused ringers seeks maroon carried
    Rules: Comment or write an article on your own blog, utilising all of the words
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  • Countdown Scorecard #5932

    After a late-running rehearsal for Woodford Players' entry in the GMDF One-Act Play Festival, Last Panto in Little Grimley, there's nothing more to see here than my scorecard for the 5932nd game of Countdown and its sister word game accompanied by Ben Frost's darkly magnificent album BY THE THROAT.

    Rnd Selection Declaration Score
    1 ocjathedl located 7
    2 troiengap parting1 14
    3 100 25 9 2 1 8 → 676 676
    100 × (9 − 2) − 25 + 1
    24
    TTT freeslur ferrules2
    4 hsmeaisge mashes 30
    5 roiatkset strike 36
    6 25 3 7 2 8 4 → 690 690
    25 × 7 × 4 − 8 − 2
    46
    7 oaidvctuw viaduct 53
    8 rnxaeinsl sinner 59
    9 50 100 75 3 2 6 → 339 338
    100 × 3 + 50 − 6 × 2
    66
    TTT windygas gwyniads
    10 rsdaeinfe sardine 73
    11 toarungei routeing 81
    12 lyseaiofs foils 86
    13 eugtodepl pouted 92
    14 25 50 3 7 3 8 → 857 857
    50 × (25 − 8) + 7
    102
    15 insectleg selecting 112
    1 Susie gave us OPERATING for nine
    2 Solved by Rosie


    Game

    Words: located parting mashes strike viaduct sinner sardine routeing foils pouted
    Rules: Comment or write an article on your own blog, utilising all of the words
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  • Countdown Scorecard #5927

    Lets us try and escape this week of mostly abhorrent election results and enjoy my scorecard for the 5927th game of Countdown and its sister word game accompanied by the blissful soundtrack to Knytt Underground.

    Rnd Selection Declaration Score
    1 sngraeodu aroused1 7
    2 terokdisa dorkiest 15
    3 25 100 9 8 1 6 → 692 692
    100 × (6 + 1) − 8
    25
    TTT itsatrap partitas2
    4 nvetimero invert 31
    5 sngpaiecu spacing 38
    6 25 6 10 10 9 7 → 867 868
    10 × 10 × 9 − 25 − 7
    45
    7 lsvsoiedt violets 52
    8 haponixto potion 58
    9 100 75 8 3 5 9 → 598 598
    75 × 8 − 5 + 3
    68
    TTT manrents remnants3
    10 mapegohre grapheme 76
    11 nsdwaoemo woodsman 84
    12 bitejisef befits 90
    13 ltdrueima maltier 97
    14 75 3 9 6 9 7 → 883 884
    75 × (9 + 3) − 9 − 7
    104
    15 ferretlug (regretful) 104
    1 Samir found DANGEROUS for nine
    2 Solved by Rosie
    3 Solved by Rosie


    Game

    Words: aroused dorkiest invert spacing violets potion grapheme woodsman befits maltier
    Rules: Comment or write an article on your own blog, utilising all of the words
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  • Countdown Scorecard #5922

    Not an awful lot more to report than my scorecard for the 5922nd game of Countdown and its sister word game accompanied by Ben Babbitt's dreamy soundtrack for Act I of Kentucky Route Zero.

    Rnd Selection Declaration Score
    1 tpxeomdiy tempo 5
    2 graenlosi leasing1 12
    3 50 6 10 3 9 1 → 416 416
    (50 + 6 ÷ 3) × (9 − 1)
    22
    TTT lifetask flakiest2
    4 uopbnpejs bonus 27
    5 tldoemrai leotard 34
    6 75 25 50 10 1 4 → 916 34
    7 wpsoetkis posties 41
    8 rdlaernou launder 48
    9 75 6 10 8 7 5 → 211 211
    75 × (10 − 7) − 8 − 6
    58
    TTT epicscar caprices3
    10 msdmieong modems 64
    11 rtadnears starred 71
    12 cgqhiaebs shag 75
    13 rfroavrie farrier 82
    14 100 75 8 3 1 4 → 272 272
    100 × 8 ÷ 4 + 75 − 3
    92
    15 mambafell (flammable) 92
    1 Susie gave us REGIONALS for nine
    2 Solved by Rosie
    3 Solved by Rosie


    Game

    Words: tempo leasing bonus leotard posties launder modems starred shag farrier
    Rules: Comment or write an article on your own blog, utilising all of the words
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