Cambridge Charity Countdown Challenge

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The Cambridge Charity Countdown Challenge was a charity match between Julian Fell and Chris Cummins. Both were students at the University of Cambridge and both were series champions – Julian Fell in Series 48 and Chris Cummins in Series 50. Julian Fell won the match composed of two games 2 – 0, although both games were close.

WATERPOLO, the solution to the second conundrum, is in fact invalid – the NODE gives only WATER POLO.

Game 1

Rnd Selection Chris Cummins Score Julian Fell Others Max.
1 SCPRLHUEA PURCHASE 8 – 8 PURCHASE SPECULAR 8
2 RMDEOUHGP GROUPED 15 – 15 MORPHED GRUMPED, GUMDROP, ROUGHED 15
3 DMDZTIUEY TIMED 15 – 21 TEDIUM DUTIED 21
4 NLBOEEQDT BLONDE 15 – 28 BENDLET 28
5 2 5 3 9 5 7 → 910 910 25 – 38 910


38
6 IEIGRKVBO BROKE 30 – 43 GROVE VIBRIO 43
7 SFSRFGIOO RIFFS 35 – 48 RIFFS FORGO, FRIGS, FROGS, GIROS, GOOFS, GRIFF, GROSS, ROOFS 48
8 COEGDATPE epacted ☓ 35 – 55 ECOTAGE ADOPTEE, GOATEED 55
9 RJNWSLAIO JAILS 35 – 61 SAILOR ASWIRL, JOWARS, LOWANS, NORIAS, ROWANS 61
10 25 3 1 7 1 6 → 684 680 42 – 61 683 ☓


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11 RSNGTAEAF STRANGE 42 – 69 TANAGERS ENGRAFTS 76
12 NCRREUIDF INCURRED 50 – 77 INCURRED 84
13 TPCFSUOOW SCOOT 50 – 84 OCTOPUS 91
14 50 10 4 8 6 8 → 710 710 60 – 94 710


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15 ERECTPENI EPICENTRE
(25 seconds)
70 – 94 111


Game 2

Rnd Selection Julian Fell Score Chris Cummins Others Max.
1 PCTEAALYM PLAYMATE 8 – 0 PLACATE 8
2 RFLDFDIOI FLORID 14 – 6 FLORID FORDID 14
3 IOUSNVEMD ENVIOUS 21 – 13 ENVIOUS DEVIOUS, MENUDOS, NIVEOUS, UNMOVED, VEINOUS 21
4 FGPUIARBJ FIGURA 27 – 13 BRAG JABIRU, PUJARI 27
5 25 4 10 2 10 7 → 997 997 37 – 23 997


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6 WMTHSIAOS matsohs ☓ 37 – 28 WHIST HOISTS, HOSTAS, MIAOWS, SHAWMS, SHOATS, SIWASH, SMITHS, STOMAS, SWAMIS, SWATHS, TOWAIS, WAISTS, WHATSO 43
7 QAEITHLDT DETAIL 43 – 34 HALTED DILATE, HAILED, HALIDE, HALITE, HATTED, HILTED, LATHED, TAILED, TILTED, TITHED, TITLED 49
8 NXPCSNAOA CANONS 49 – 40 CANNAS CAPONS 55
9 GRDLEOIET LOITERED 57 – 40 GLORIED DOLERITE 63
10 9 1 10 5 4 7 → 101 101 67 – 50 101


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11 ZUAFNOCGE CANOE 72 – 55 OUNCE CONGA, CONGE, COZEN, FANGO, FUNGO, GANEF, GAUZE, GENOA, GENUA, GUANO, OCEAN 78
12 KSMWBINUA IAMBUS 78 – 61 ANIMUS BUSKIN, BUSMAN, MUNIAS, NIMBUS, SUBMAN, UMIAKS, UNMASK 84
13 EUARTHGRD DAUGHTER 86 – 69 DAUGHTER 92
14 4 2 6 2 8 6 → 376 376 96 – 79 376


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15 POWERALOT 96 – 89 WATERPOLO
(20 seconds)
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