Wednesday 22nd May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 86)

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Wednesday 22nd May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 86)

Post by Tracey Anne Mills » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:21 am

Wednesday 22nd May 2019 ( Series 80 Prelim 86 )

C1: Champion Elliott Mellor (4 wins, 534 points) An aptoforumite from Oldham, A maths student currently studying at Manchester Metropolitan University, enjoys playing tennis.
C2: Challenger Kieran Matley from Bristol currently studying at Newcastle University, who recently climbed Mount Everest which he enjoyed and found tiring, but returned home for his Granddads birthday party
DC: Susie Dent and Jon Culshaw
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: I A E R G N D M L
R02: Z R U T R A T O M
R03: 75, 8, 4, 6, 7, 2 Target: 693
TTT: SOMEGENTS - "Some gents spend a fortune on these in the hope of impressing their lovers."
R04: K P E T P A G W O
R05: U E I N M S H O E
R06: 100, 3, 3, 9, 8, 10. Target: 666
R07: A U I G V L M A I
R08: S P U R C E S T I
R09: 100, 1, 9, 2, 8, 2. Target: 902
TTT: LIPPYSORT - "She's a lippy sort of girl and will often speak to you this way."
R10: N T O R N A W D U
R11: I O E S C L R A R
R12: N S I L S O D S A
R13: E A I T C R T O N
R14: 100, 7, 5, 8, 6, 9 Target: 851
R15: G I M P C O U N T (conundrum)


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Round 1: I A E R G N D M L

Elliott: DREAMING (8)
Kieran: MANGLER (7)
DC: GRAINED (7) ALIGNED (7) MALIGNED (8)
OT: DANGLIER (8) DRAGLINE (8) GERMINAL (8) MALIGNER (8) MALINGER (8) MARDLING (8) MARGINED (8) RELADING (8)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

Round 2: Z R U T R A T O M

Elliott: MUTATOR (7)
Kieran: -
DC: MORTAR (6) MUTATOR (7)
Score: 15–0 (max 15)

Round 3: 75, 8, 4, 6, 7, 2. Target: 693.

Elliott: 693. (6 × 4 + 75) × 7 (10)
Kieran: -
Score: 25–0 (max 25)

Top marks for Elliott in the numbers department !!!

Teatime teaser: SOMEGENTS -> GEMSTONES

Round 4: K P E T P A G W O

Elliott: POTAGE (6)
Kieran: GAPE (4)
DC: TOWAGE (6)
OT: PEGTOP (6)
Score: 31–0 (max 31)

Round 5: U E I N M S H O E

Elliott: INHUMES (7)
Kieran: HOMIES (6)
DC: HEINOUS (7) HOUSEMEN (8)
Score: 38–0 (max 39)


Elliott's max game is now off as he can only spot a 7.........but DC get to shine with their 8 Housemen


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Round 6: 100, 3, 3, 9, 8, 10. Target: 666.

Elliott: 666 (10 × 8 − 3 − 3) × 9 (10)
Kieran: 680
Score: 48–0 (max 49)

Elliott has no trouble solving this bad boy,which is a good omen and without using the 100 :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: but Kieran is 14 out from the target and is yet to score

Round 7: A U I G V L M A I

Elliott: AVAIL (5)
Kieran: valium
DC: VIGIL (5)
OT: AGUILA (6) GAVIAL (6) MAULVI (6)
Score: 53–0 (max 55)

A brave attempt by Kieran with his 6 Valium but it is disallowed as it is a brand name which is capitalised......but there are 3 sixes that have been ignored by all

Round 8: S P U R C E S T I

Elliott: PICTURES (8)
Kieran: spruciest
DC: SPRUCE (6) SPRUCEST (8) PICTURES (8) CREPITUS (8)
OT: CITRUSES (8) CRISPEST (8) CRUSTIES (8) CURTSIES (8) PISTEURS (8) RICTUSES (8)
Score: 61–0 (max 63)

Another brave attempt from Kieran with his 9 that sadly is disallowed by Susie :( :( :( :( :(

Round 9: 100, 1, 9, 2, 8, 2. Target: 902


Elliott: 902. 9 × 100 + 2 (10)
Kieran: 902. 9 × 100 + 2 (10)

Kieran must be relieved as he gets 10 points in this numbers game.

Score: 71–10 (max 73)

Teatime teaser: LIPPYSORT -> STROPPILY

Round 10: N T O R N A W D U

Elliott: UNTOWARD (8)
Kieran: UNDRAWN (7)
DC: OUTDRAWN (8) DOWNTURN (8)
OT: TURNDOWN (8)
Score: 79–10 (max 81)

A good 7 by Kieran but not enough to score as Elliott offers an 8 with Untoward

Round 11: I O E S C L R A R

Elliott: CARRIOLES (18)
Kieran: CLOSER (6)
DC: CALORIES (8)
Score: 97–10 (max 99)

Another brilliant 9 from Mr Mellhag.............................this was was one I spotted myself :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek:

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Round 12: N S I L S O D S A

Elliott: ANDISOLS (8)
Kieran: SOILS (5)

Another brilliant spot from Elliott !!!!


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Score: 105–10 (max 107)

Round 13: E A I T C R T O N

Elliott: CARNOTITE (18)
Kieran: CANTER (6)
DC: CORTINATE (18)
Score: 123–10 (max 125)

A cracking 9 from Elliott.............but this was one I spotted myself :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek:

Round 14: 100, 7, 5, 8, 6, 9. Target: 851

Elliott: 851. (100 + 7) × 8 − 5 (10)
Kieran: 848.
Score: 133–10 (max 135)

A great numbers solve from Elliott..........................are we on for another record :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?:

Round 15: G I M P C O U N T

Oh yes Elliott is like lightning with this conundrum solve


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Elliott buzzes on 0.75 second to say COMPUTING which is correct
Final Score: 143–10 (max 145)

OH MY GOD THIS JUST GETS BETTER AND BETTER !!!!!!!!!!!!

Another record breaking performance from Elliott a winning margin of 133 points is the largest in countdown history previously surpassing the previous record of 112 points jointly held by him,but take nothing away from Kieran who couldn't get going making this game one sided.


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