Friday 1st July 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 5)

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Friday 1st July 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 5)

Post by Anthony Endsor » Sun Jul 10, 2016 3:07 pm

Hello and welcome to another Friday recap. :) We are one week into a new series, and already we have a champion looking in very strong form. Andrew Fenton knocked out apterite Norm Ahmad on Monday and hasn't looked back since. Now looking for his 5th win, he'll have to get past Michael Hawkins to end the week as champion. Enjoy.

Countdown recap for Friday 1 July 2016.

C1: Champion Andrew Fenton (4 wins, 354 points.) Loves sport. Plays cricket, golf and skittles.
C2: Challenger Michael Hawkins. A Church Organist and Choir Master from Binfield in Bracknell. Has 7 grandchildren.
DC: Susie Dent and Jon Culshaw.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: D U S R E W L I H
R02: T Q R T A O A L E
R03: 6, 7, 3, 4, 50, 25, . Target: 557.
TTT: ALLBEANO - "You can borrow it by all means, but I'll definitely want it back."
R04: C S R H I U A O D
R05: M S R E I U F K S
R06: 2, 4, 8, 9, 1, 75, . Target: 661.
R07: B N A M I E F G T
R08: B T L R U I O A G
R09: 9, 1, 2, 4, 25, 100, . Target: 756.
TTT: TUBALEAF - "Talk at length about the one that got away."
R10: Z S T S I E U A D
R11: N O N I R S P O N
R12: M R A I P D E A Y
R13: D N G I L E R A S
R14: 3, 5, 8, 2, 4, 75. Target: 955.
R15: C H I C N U R S E (conundrum)


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Round 1: D U S R E W L I H

Andrew: WHIRLED (7)
Michael: lushier
DC: HURDLES (7) SWIRLED (7)
OT: REWILDS (7) WILDERS (7)
Score: 7–0 (max 7)

Andrew WHIRLED his way to 7 points as Michael had 'lushier' disallowed.

Round 2: T Q R T A O A L E

Andrew: LATTER (6)
Michael: RATTLE (6)
DC: ROTATE (6) AREOLA (6)
OT: LOTTER (6) TOTARA (6)
Score: 13–6 (max 13)

Michael decided to RATTLE his opponent. Andrew the LATTER also got 6 points.

Round 3: 6, 7, 3, 4, 50, 25. Target: 557.

Andrew: 557. (7 + 4) x 50 + (25 - (6 x 3)) (10)
Michael: 556.
Score: 23–6 (max 23)

A perfect 10 for Andrew with 557, as Michael is 1 away.

Teatime teaser: ALLBEANO -> LOANABLE

Round 4: C S R H I U A O D

Andrew: cardios
Michael: RADIOS (6)
DC: ORCHIDS (7) CARIOUS (7)
OT: ACOURIS (7) ACRIOUS (7) AUROCHS (7) CHADORS (7) CURIOSA (7) HAIRDOS (7) RADIOUS (7) SARCOID (7)
Score: 23–12 (max 30)

Michael gets 6 points for RADIOS. Andrew has 'cardios' disallowed as cardio cannot be pluralised.

Round 5: M S R E I U F K S

Andrew: FUSSIER (7)
Michael: MUSKIER (7)
DC: FISSURE (7)
OT: MUSIKERS (8)
Score: 30–19 (max 38)

It's 7 each here with FUSSIER and MUSKIER.

Round 6: 2, 4, 8, 9, 1, 75. Target: 661.

Andrew: 661. Mistake in working.
Michael: 661. (9 x 75) - 8 - 4 - 2 (10)
Score: 30–29 (max 48)

Andrew makes a mistake as Michael gets 10 points for 661.

Jon Culshaw makes lyrics to the Countdown theme music.

Round 7: B N A M I E F G T

Andrew: BEATING (7)
Michael: BEATING (7)
DC: BEAMING (7) MEGABIT (7) AMBIENT (7)
OT: FIGMENT (7) MEATING (7) MINTAGE (7) TEAMING (7) TEGMINA (7)
Score: 37–36 (max 55)

Both players take a BEATING here for 7 points.

Round 8: B T L R U I O A G

Andrew: BRUTAL (6)
Michael: RATIO (5)
DC: BAILOUT (7)
OT: BATGIRL (7) OBITUAL (7) ORBITAL (7)
Score: 43–36 (max 62)

Michael gets RATIO for 5, but Andrew is BRUTAL and takes 6 points.

Round 9: 9, 1, 2, 4, 25, 100. Target: 756.

Andrew: 765. (4 x 2) x 100 - 25 - 9 - 1 (5)
Michael: -
RR: 756. (100 + 25 + 1) x (4 + 2) (10)
Score: 48–36 (max 72)

Michael doesn't come near this. Andrew is 9 away with 765, but it's enough to get 5 points.

Teatime teaser: TUBALEAF -> FABULATE

Round 10: Z S T S I E U A D

Andrew: STUDIES (7)
Michael: daziest
DC: DESIST (6) DEUTZIAS (8)
OT: ADITUSES (8)
Score: 55–36 (max 80)

Andrew STUDIES his score and sees 7 added to it. Michael had 'daziest' disallowed.

Round 11: N O N I R S P O N

Andrew: ONIONS (6)
Michael: SPOON (5)
DC: PRISON (6) RONINS (6) OPSONIN (7)
OT: PORIONS (7)
Score: 61–36 (max 87)

Michael gets SPOON for 5, but Andrew scores 6 with ONIONS.

Susie talks about the origin of the phrase 'bells and whistles'.

Round 12: M R A I P D E A Y

Andrew: impared
Michael: impared
DC: PYRAMID (7)
OT: DAYMARE (7) PAREMIA (7) PYAEMIA (7)
Score: 61–36 (max 94)

Both players made the same mistake by spelling the same word wrong, 'impared'. This would have IMPAIRED the scores somewhat. :lol:

Round 13: D N G I L E R A S

Andrew: DEALINGS (8)
Michael: READINGS (8)
DC: DARLINGS (8) DRAGLINES (18)
OT: RELADINGS (18)
Score: 69–44 (max 112)

Andrew had DEALINGS with Michael who got READINGS. So 8 each.

Round 14: 3, 5, 8, 2, 4, 75. Target: 955.

Andrew: 955. (8 + 5) x 75 - ((3 + 2) x 4) (10)
Michael: 955. (8 + 5) x 75 - ((3 + 2) x 4) (10)
Score: 79–54 (max 122)

A perfect 10 as both players get 955.

Round 15: C H I C N U R S E

Andrew buzzes on 2 seconds to say CRUNCHIES which is incorrect.
Michael does not buzz.
The answer was SCRUNCHIE.
Final Score: 79–54 (max 132)

Nobody got the conundrum so it goes to the audience. I'm sure I recognise the gentleman who got it :shock: just can't think who it could be now. So it's a hair raising finish with SCRUNCHIE. :lol:

So Andrew gets his 5th win and ends the first week of this series as champion. He'll be tough to beat in the coming days and it'll take a good player to see him off. Will he last through next week? Join Sean Fletcher on Monday to see if he can get win number 6. I'll be back in 2 weeks time as we are off to the New Market next week, and I don't mean Smithfields :lol: yes it's horseracing again. I hope you will join me then. In the meantime, thank you very much for reading, and goodbye. :)

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