Friday 1st April 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 45)

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Friday 1st April 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 45)

Post by Anthony Endsor » Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:52 pm

Hello and welcome to another Friday recap. :) It has been decided from now on, Countdown will be 23 games long, transmitted for 2 hours at a time, and every 4 rounds Nick and Rachel will swap roles and swap back again. This is part of a new initiative by Channel 4 to introduce job sharing and shared placements across the country, ensuring that in a national emergency, all services would still be running, as everyone would be capable of doing any job, instead of just the one.
Yes you've guessed it. Those who read the date will know by now, that the above is complete and utter bullsh** April Fools :lol:

Down to serious business, and Sean Cooke is looking for his 6th win as he bids to do enough to get to the Quarter Finals. Will he make it? John Parke stands in his way today. Enjoy.

Countdown recap for Friday 1 April 2016.

C1: Champion Sean Cooke (5 wins, 478 points.) From Cork. A keen traveller.
C2: Challenger John Parke. Studying genetics at University of Liverpool.
DC: Susie Dent and Tim Vine.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T N H R I O E L S
R02: T V A U I S D A T
R03: 8, 9, 100, 75, 25, 50. Target: 459.
TTT: LOADSURE - "Sweet varieties of these are loaded with sugar for sure."
R04: M N E F A O S I L
R05: D R G T U O E L A
R06: 2, 10, 6, 8, 100, 50. Target: 349.
R07: B P T N I E O B U
R08: J E A G P Q O I T
R09: 3, 1, 50, 75, 100, 25. Target: 871.
TTT: DISCOUNT - "They'll never lose interest once they've seen the light."
R10: R S A E G R O A C
R11: T R S M E I O G A
R12: T O I R D A P U T
R13: V S M L O A U O S
R14: 5, 4, 5, 7, 25, 50. Target: 967.
R15: D I R T Y S A C K (conundrum)


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Round 1: T N H R I O E L S

Sean: hotlier
John: HORNIEST (8)
DC: NEOLITHS (8)
OT: HOTLINES (8) ROTHELNS (8)
Score: 0–8 (max 8)

Sean has HOTLIER disallowed, as John makes a good start with HORNIEST for 8.

Round 2: T V A U I S D A T

Sean: AUDITS (6)
John: AUDITS (6)
OT: ADITUS (6) AUTIST (6) DAVITS (6) SATTVA (6) STADIA (6)
Score: 6–14 (max 14)

Both players get 6 as the AUDITS are checked here.

Round 3: 8, 9, 100, 75, 25, 50. Target: 459.

Sean: 459. (8 x 50) + 75 - 25 + 9 (10)
John: 459. (8 x 50) + 75 - 25 + 9 (10)
Score: 16–24 (max 24)

It's a perfect 10 for both players with 459.

Teatime teaser: LOADSURE -> ROULADES

Round 4: M N E F A O S I L

Sean: INFLAMES (8)
John: SALINE (6)
DC: MENIALS (7) SEMOLINA (8) LAMINOSE (8)
OT: FLAMINES (8)
Score: 24–24 (max 32)

Another 8 for Sean with INFLAMES as John gets SALINE for 6.

Round 5: D R G T U O E L A

Sean: GLOATED (7)
John: OUTRAGED (8)
OT: OUTGLARED (18) OUTLARGED (18)
Score: 24–32 (max 50)

Sean GLOATED about his 7, but John was OUTRAGED with his 8.

Round 6: 2, 10, 6, 8, 100, 50. Target: 349.

Sean: 348. (50 + 8) x 6 (7)
John: -
RR: 349. (100 x 6) - 2 / (10 - 8) + 50 (10)
Score: 31–32 (max 60)

John missed this numbers, but Sean got 348 for 1 away.


Tim Vine does an anecdote about how people change themselves, and begs people to be themselves.

Round 7: B P T N I E O B U

Sean: POINTE (6)
John: POINT (5)
DC: POUTINE (7)
Score: 37–32 (max 67)

John gets POINT for 5, but misses the POINTE as Sean gets 6.

Round 8: J E A G P Q O I T

Sean: OPIATE (6)
John: PEAT (4)
DC: POTAGE (6)
OT: POTJIE (6)
Score: 43–32 (max 73)

Sean gets 6 with OPIATE as John could only manage PEAT for 4.

Round 9: 3, 1, 50, 75, 100, 25. Target: 871.

Sean: -
John: -
RR: 870. (7)
OT: 870. (100 + 75 - 1) x (3 + (50 / 25)) (7)
Score: 43–32 (max 80)

Neither player gets the numbers. Rachel is 1 away with 870, which I am reliably told is the best possible solution.

Teatime teaser: DISCOUNT -> NOCTUIDS

Round 10: R S A E G R O A C

Sean: CORSAGE (7)
John: AGAROSE (7)
DC: GROCERS (7)
OT: AEROCARS (8)
Score: 50–39 (max 88)

It's 7 a piece with CORSAGE and AGAROSE.

Round 11: T R S M E I O G A

Sean: MIGRATES (8)
John: MIGRATES (8)
DC: AMORTISE (8) ATOMISER (8)
OT: ERGOTISM (8) MAGISTER (8) MARIGOTS (8) STERIGMA (8)
Score: 58–47 (max 96)

Both players get MIGRATES for 8.

Susie talks about the origins of phrases that seem to mean a lot, but actually mean very little. She later admits to this piece being an April Fool. Who would do a thing like that? :shock:

Round 12: T O I R D A P U T

Sean: outpaid
John: AUDITOR (7)
DC: PAROTID (7)
OT: OUTPART (7) PATRIOT (7)
Score: 58–54 (max 103)

Sean has 'outpaid' disallowed as John calls in the AUDITOR for 7.

Round 13: V S M L O A U O S

Sean: LOOMS (5)
John: LASSO (5)
DC: SALVOS (6)
OT: ALMOUS (6) MOLASS (6) MUSSAL (6) MVULAS (6) OSMOLS (6) OVULAS (6)
Score: 63–59 (max 109)

It's 5 each here with LOOMS and LASSO.

Round 14: 5, 4, 5, 7, 25, 50. Target: 967.

Sean: 964.
John: 968. (5 x 4) x 50 - 25 - 7 (7)
RR: 967. (50 x 5) - 7 x 4 - 5 (10)
Score: 63–66 (max 119)

Sean is 3 away with 964, so John scores 7 with 968, just 1 away.

Round 15: D I R T Y S A C K

No one buzzes. The answer was YARDSTICK.
Final Score: 63–66 (max 129)

The conundrum foxes our contestants, so it falls to a gentleman in the audience to take the honours, and a mug.

So Sean is defeated after 5 great games. Has he done enough to get to the Quarter Finals? Historically, 5 wins has been enough on many occasions, but not all, so it'll very much depend on who is still to come this series. Only time will tell. Join Sean Fletcher on Monday to see if John Parke can get a second win. I'll be back on 15th April as the Grand (theft of Countdown transmission :roll: ) National takes place next weekend. I hope you will join me then. Thank you very much for reading, and goodbye. :)

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