Friday 20th May 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 72)

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Friday 20th May 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 72)

Post by Anthony Endsor » Mon May 30, 2016 4:25 pm

Hello and welcome to another Friday recap. :) On Wednesday of this week, we welcomed one of apterous's best known players, as Robin McKay entered the challenger's chair. Now, having won 2 games, got the joint best score for a debutant, and a further century to his name, he is looking for his third win. Will he succeed? Mel Mills stands in his way today. Enjoy.

Countdown recap for Friday 20 May 2016.

C1: Champion Robin McKay (2 wins, 231 points.) An apterite and Wigan Athletic fan from Basingstoke, Hampshire.
C2: Challenger Mel Mills. Hotel Receptionist from Galway, in the West Coast of Ireland. A friend of Liam Maloney.
DC: Susie Dent and Janet Street Porter.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: G I T U S A T E N
R02: D M B W A E A T Y
R03: 7, 2, 3, 8, 7, 50. Target: 247.
TTT: EDDYAIMS - "Eddy aims to cheer up. He's been very down since the end of April."
R04: N C S O I V T A X
R05: S E T U M I J O T
R06: 7, 9, 1, 10, 8, 75. Target: 749.
R07: G E S I R P A R O
R08: N C L A E D F A L
R09: 9, 1, 5, 9, 1, 75. Target: 620.
TTT: EASYLEGS - "If you're a jeweller, this could help you look good."
R10: M S R E O V R A E
R11: P A L I S O G U T
R12: Z N D I E N D B A
R13: L O N E R O K I H
R14: 7, 5, 2, 6, 8, 25. Target: 796.
R15: E V I N C E D O C (conundrum)


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Round 1: G I T U S A T E N

Robin: TANGIEST (8)
Mel: TASTING (7)
OT: GAUNTEST (8) SAUTEING (8)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

Mel is TASTING life on Countdown, but Robin gets TANGIEST for 8.

Round 2: D M B W A E A T Y

Robin: BEADY (5)
Mel: MEATY (5)
DC: BAWDY (5) ABATED (6)
OT: BEMATA (6)
Score: 13–5 (max 14)

It's 5 each with BEADY and MEATY.

Round 3: 7, 2, 3, 8, 7, 50. Target: 247.

Robin: 247. (7 - 2) x 50 - 3 (10)
Mel: 247. (8 - 3) x 50 - (7 / 7) - 2 (10)
Score: 23–15 (max 24)

It's a perfect 10 as both players get 247.

Teatime teaser: EDDYAIMS -> DISMAYED

Round 4: N C S O I V T A X

Robin: ACTIONS (7)
Mel: COINS (5)
DC: CATIONS (7)
Score: 30–15 (max 31)

Mel COINS a 5, but Robin takes ACTIONS for 7.

Round 5: S E T U M I J O T

Robin: TITMOUSE (8)
Mel: OMITS (5)
OT: TIMEOUTS (8)
Score: 38–15 (max 39)

It's an 8 for Robin with TITMOUSE. Mel OMITS her word for 5.

Round 6: 7, 9, 1, 10, 8, 75. Target: 749.

Robin: 749. (75 x 10) - 1 (10)
Mel: 749. (75 x 10) - 1 (10)
Score: 48–25 (max 49)

Both players get a very difficult numbers game :shock: :lol: and 10 points.

Janet Street Porter talks about checkout staff at supermarkets.

Round 7: G E S I R P A R O

Robin: RAPIERS (7)
Mel: GRIPES (6)
DC: REPAIRS (7) GRAPIER (7) GRASPER (7)
OT: PROGERIA (8)
Score: 55–25 (max 57)

Mel GRIPES at her 6, but Robin gets RAPIERS for 7.

Round 8: N C L A E D F A L

Robin: FALLEN (6)
Mel: FALLEN (6)
DC: CANDELA (7)
OT: ALCALDE (7) DECANAL (7)
Score: 61–31 (max 64)

Both players have FALLEN here for 6 points.

Round 9: 9, 1, 5, 9, 1, 75. Target: 620.

Robin: 621. (75 - 5 - 1) x 9 (7)
Mel: -
RR: 620. (75 - 5 - 1) x 9 - 1 (10)
Score: 68–31 (max 74)

Mel missed this numbers game. Robin got 621, but couldn't be bothered taking off the extra 1 for 620 :lol:

Teatime teaser: EASYLEGS -> EYEGLASS

Round 10: M S R E O V R A E

Robin: REMOVERS (8)
Mel: REMOVERS (8)
DC: OVERARM (7)
OT: OVERSEAM (8)
Score: 76–39 (max 82)

Both players got REMOVERS for 8.

Round 11: P A L I S O G U T

Robin: galipots
Mel: SPOILT (6)
DC: GLOATS (6) TOPSAIL (7)
OT: AGOUTIS (7) GALIOTS (7) GALIPOT (7) OUTSAIL (7) PAILOUS (7) PALTOGS (7) PATOLUS (7) POTAILS (7) PUTLOGS (7) UTOPIAS (7)
Score: 76–45 (max 89)

Mel is SPOILT with her 6. Robin gets 'galipots' disallowed, as it is a mass noun.

Susie talks about mountains.

Round 12: Z N D I E N D B A

Robin: BANDIED (7)
Mel: BANDIED (7)
Score: 83–52 (max 96)

Both players get BANDIED for 7.

Round 13: L O N E R O K I H

Robin: LOONIER (7)
Mel: LINER (5)
DC: HOOKER (6) HOOKIER (7)
OT: ROOINEK (7)
Score: 90–52 (max 103)

Mel got LINER for 5, but Robin got LOONIER for 7. With the contributions from DC, you were one word away from being HOOKER, LINER and SINKER in this round. :lol:

Round 14: 7, 5, 2, 6, 8, 25. Target: 796.

Robin: 798. (6 - 2) x 8 x 25 - (7 - 5) (7)
Mel: -
RR: 796. (25 x 5) + 8 x 6 - 2 (10)
Score: 97–52 (max 113)

Mel didn't get close with this. Robin was 2 away with 798. Rachel showed us the way to 796.

Round 15: E V I N C E D O C

Mel buzzes on 1 second to say EVIDENCE which is incorrect.
Robin buzzes on 2 seconds to say CONCEIVED which is correct.
Final Score: 107–52 (max 123)

So Robin gets his third win against a player who since the recording of this show has now become one of our newest apterites. Although he missed a 1 off a numbers game, nothing can change the fact that Robin is a formidable player and it will take a really good player to stop him. Will that player emerge on Monday? Join Sean Fletcher to find out. I'll be back next Friday. In the meantime, thank you very much for reading, and goodbye. :)

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