Countdown Recap for Thursday 16th May 2019

Round-by-round summaries of every game in recent series; for every series in the last 5 years, try cdb, the Countdown databasel. Obviously this forum contains spoilers!

Moderator: James Robinson

Post Reply
User avatar
Tracey Anne Mills
Acolyte
Posts: 232
Joined: Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:30 pm
Location: The Series 72 Runner Up, Cat Lady that lives my with two cats Torti and Ginge.

Countdown Recap for Thursday 16th May 2019

Post by Tracey Anne Mills » Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:48 pm

Thursday 16th May 2019 (Series 80 Prelim 82 )

Been a long time since I last recapped a game, But today is no exception when we see the long awaited Countdown debut of Elliott Mellor aka Mellbotron/Mellhag,who is making his presence felt in the countdown studio. So stand by for a cracker you won't to miss this !!!!!!

C1: Champion Arran Cleminson (2 wins, 189 points.) A data Scientist from Liverpool and a mathematician
C2: Challenger Elliott Mellor An aptoforumite from Oldham, A maths student currently studying at Manchester Metropolitan University and a keen tennis player.
DC: Susie Dent and Dr Phil Hammond
RR: Rachel Riley
OT: Other words or solutions

R01: D R B S I E O A L
R02: E A U M N S F H Y
R03: 100, 75, 25, 50, 8, 9, . Target: 775.
TTT: HOTCRUSTS
R04: O E I N R S T O U
R05: Q C D S A I E R S
R06: 100, 2, 8, 3, 6, 4. Target: 339.
R07: D T R N I U A R E
R08: A U E T C R P I A
R09: 100, 75, 50, 25, 4, 1. Target: 598.
TTT: TENSECHUB
R10: I A E W S N L A I
R11: K T C V O U O G J
R12: E I E M N S R O T
R13: S U V E M I F O M
R14: 25, 4, 5, 1, 7, 9. Target: 446.
R15: S E T I F T I E D (conundrum)


And now a brief interlude before our main feature:

SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER

Enjoy the show.

Round 1: D R B S I E O A L

Arran: airlodes
Elliott: DARIOLES (8)
DC: DARIOLES (8)
OT: BEDRAILS (8) BOARDIES (8) DISABLER (8) LABROIDS (8) RADIOBES (8) RADIOLES (8) RAILBEDS (8) RIBALDOS (8)

Score: 0–8 (max 8)

Darioles the old countdown favourite from Susie and DC, but sadly Arrans risky Airlodes does not get him any points :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

Round 2: E A U M N S F H Y

Arran: unsheaf
Elliott: UNSAFE (6)
DC: HUMANS (6) HYENAS (6) HUMANE (6)
OT: HYMENS (6) MANEHS (6) MYNAHS (6) UNEASY (6) UNMESH (6) YAMENS (6)
Score: 0–14 (max 14)

Another non scoring risk from our champ with unsheaf but Elliott moves further ahead with Unsafe.....meanwhile Susie is having a good laugh with spotting Hyenas as one of her 3 sixes :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Image



Image


Round 3: 100, 75, 25, 50, 8, 9. Target: 775.

Arran: 775. 100*8-25 (10)
Elliott: 775. 100*8-25 (10)

Not too taxing from our maths geniuses :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek:

Score: 10–24 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: HOTCRUSTS -> SHORTCUTS

Round 4: O E I N R S T O U

Arran: outrisen
Elliott: ROUTINES (8)
DC: ROUTINES (8)
OT: NITREOUS (8) OUTNOISE (8) SNOOTIER (8) TOURNOIS (8)

Another risk not paying off for Arran with Outrisen but Elliott gets a lovely 8 with Routines as does Susie and Phil

Score: 10–32 (max 32)

Round 5: Q C D S A I E R S

Arran: RAISED (6)
Elliott: CARDIES (7)
DC: SIDECARS (8)

Elliott's max game is now off as he only gets a 7 with Cardies but DC get to show off with their Darrenic 8 with SIDECARS :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek:


Image


Score: 10–39 (max 40)

Sidecars has 2 definitions

1. A small low vehicle attached to a motorcycle for carrying passengers
2.A cocktail consisting of Brandy and Lemon juice with an orange liqueur

Image

Round 6: 100, 2, 8, 3, 6, 4. Target: 339.

Arran: 339. (100 − 8 × 2) × 4 + 3 (10)
Elliott: 339. ((4 × 8 − 6) ÷ 2 + 100) × 3 (10)

Another Excellent numbers solve !!!!

Score: 20–49 (max 50)

Top marks in the numbers department for both of our geniuses :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek:

Round 7: D T R N I U A R E

Arran: UNRATED (7)
Elliott: URINATED (8)
DC: INTRUDER (8)
OT: DATURINE (8) INDURATE (8) INTRUDER (8) RUINATED (8)

Score: 20–57 (max 58)

Arran is having no luck on the words, but another 8 Elliott who is now taking a step closer to the champions chair !!!!


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

Arran: PICTURE (7)
Elliott: TAIAPURE (8)
DC: PICRATE (7) CAPTURE (7)

Score: 20–65 (max 66)

What an amazing darrenic 8 from Mr Mellhag !!!! TAIAPURE a 5 vowel word !!!!!!


Image


Round 9: 100, 75, 50, 25, 4, 1. Target: 598.

Arran: 598. (100 + 50) × 4 − 75 ÷ 25 + 1 (10)
Elliott: 598. (100 + 50) × 4 − 75 ÷ 25 + 1 (10)

Excellent Numbers yet again

Score: 30–75 (max 76)

Teatime teaser: TENSECHUB -> BEECHNUTS

Round 10: I A E W S N L A I

Arran: SALINE (6)
Elliott: INWALES (7)

Score: 30–82 (max 83)

Another Darren from Mr Mellbotron !!


Image

Round 11: K T C V O U O G J

Arran: outjock
Elliott: OUTGO (5)

Score: 30–87 (max 88)

Round 12: E I E M N S R O T

Arran: MENTORS (7)
Elliott: NEOTERISM (18)
DC: TIRESOME (8) MONETISE (8)
OT: MOISTENER (18)

Score: 30–105 (max 106)

A brilliant 9er from Elliott with NEOTERISM but I managed to spot MOISTENER much to Susie's annoyance :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :) :) :) :) :) :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Neoterism : Modernity, novelty innovation ( especially in languages )

Round 13: S U V E M I F O M

Arran: suvemifom
Elliott: MOVIES (6)
DC: MISMOVE (7)

Score: 30–111 (max 113)

Arran spotting the silly 9 that is disallowed by Susie !!!!! but Elliott goes to the MOVIES with his 6 but DC get to shine with their 7 MISMOVE


Image


Round 14: 25, 4, 5, 1, 7, 9. Target: 446.

Arran: 446. 25 × 4 × 5 − (7 − 1) × 9 (10)
Elliott: 446. 25 × 9 × (7 − 5) − 4 (10)

The maths geniuses have no trouble in solving this bad boy !!!

Score: 40–121 (max 123)

ARE WE GONNA SEE HISTORY BEING MADE ?????????? THE LONG STANDING RECORD OF THE DEBUT SCORE 129 SET BY A CHALLENGER IS ABOUT TO BE BROKEN......LETS SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE CONUNDRUM IS REVEALED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



HERE WE GO !!!!!!!!!

Round 15: S E T I F T I E D

1


2



3



4



5.25...... Elliott Buzzes

OH MY GOD THAT IS JUST INSANE !!!!!! ELLIOTT HAS ONLY GONE AND DONE IT !!!!! HE HAS SCORED 131 ON HIS DEBUT !!!!!!

Elliott buzzes on 5.25 seconds to say TESTIFIED which is correct.
Final Score: 40–131 (max 133)


A huge congratulations to the new champion Elliott Mellor for an excellent score and debut, 131 is the new record set by a challenger it has surpassed 129 which has stood for a number of years. If Elliott can keep his excellent performances up all week, we could see one of the greatest countdown players of all time emerging. But take nothing away from Arran who was rather to unlucky to run into Elliott, he will be happy with his 2 wins and teapot.



Image



Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=80
Last edited by Tracey Anne Mills on Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:26 pm, edited 6 times in total.
Tracey 'Old Enough To Be My Mum' Mills and cat lover

Tom S
Devotee
Posts: 747
Joined: Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:38 pm

Re: Thursday 16th May 2019 (Series 80 Prelim 82 )

Post by Tom S » Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:54 pm

Nice job Tracey!

Owen Carroll
Devotee
Posts: 604
Joined: Sat May 26, 2018 1:10 am

Re: Thursday 16th May 2019 (Series 80 Prelim 82 )

Post by Owen Carroll » Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:57 pm

I've forgotten that's it's a known fact that Susie does not like the word moist.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests