Friday 17th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 83)

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Friday 17th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 83)

Post by Tracey Anne Mills » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:16 pm

Friday 17th May 2019 ( Series 80 Prelim 83)


Hello again and welcome to another recap, we saw Elliott set a new record for a debut score of 131 for a challenger yesterday.....so sit back enjoy today's game !!!!!!!!

C1: Champion Elliott Mellor (1 win, 131 points) An aptoforumite from Oldham, A maths student who is currently studying at Manchester Metropolitan University and a keen tennis player.
C2: Challenger John Hadfield a former town crier from Westbury in Wiltshire , you may remember him from series 14 where he was an octochamp and a quarter finalist.
DC: Susie Dent and Dr Phil Hammond
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: U O I T L P R E A
R02: O U G P I B N G T
R03: 50, 3, 2, 1, 6, 3. Target: 163
TTT: OATNUTMEG - "No oats or nutmeg; just some lovely green veg."
R04: D E A L O S N Z I
R05: E A U R T N M A I
R06: 100, 8, 5, 7, 9, 5. Target: 889
R07: E U S H R X G E A
R08: O S L S U A S M I
R09: 100, 10, 4, 4, 5, 1. Target: 550
TTT: CHAPSINTO - "This chap's just got a balance here, and realised he's into his overdraft."
R10: R E O B T E C W A
R11: I O U D S Y N I E
R12: F A E N T I R D C
R13: O E I P R J K C R
R14: 50, 75, 25, 7, 1, 1. Target: 329.
R15: E A R L Y H U N T (conundrum)


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Round 1: U O I T L P R E A

Elliott: EPILATOR (8)
John: TAILOR (6)
DC: PETIOLAR (8)
OT: PELOTARI (8) TROUPIAL (8)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

Plenty of 8's all round but I managed to spot EPILATOR :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek:


Round 2: O U G P I B N G T

Elliott: POUTING (7)
John: POUTING (7)
Score: 15–7 (max 15)

not a lot to pout about both contestants spot the only 7

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Round 3: 50, 3, 2, 1, 6, 3. Target: 163.

Elliott: 163. 50 × 3 + 6 × 2 + 1 (10)
John: 163. 50 × 3 + 6 × 2 + 1 (10)
Score: 25–17 (max 25)

Top marks by both contestants in the numbers

Teatime teaser: OATNUTMEG -> MANGETOUT

Round 4: D E A L O S N Z I

Elliott: NODALIZES (18)
John: insoled
DC: NODALIZES (18)
Score: 43–17 (max 43)

A brilliant from Elliott !!! this happens to be one that I spotted myself :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek:

Round 5: E A U R T N M A I

Elliott: ANIMATEUR (18)
John: MATURE (6)
DC: RUMINATE (8) MARINATE (8) URINATE (7)
Score: 61–17 (max 61)

Another piece of brilliance from Elliott yet again !!!! one I spotted myself

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A flake is when you spot 2 9 letter words back to back

and a couple of Darrens

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Round 6: 100, 8, 5, 7, 9, 5. Target: 889.

Elliott: 889. ((8 − 5) × 9 + 100) × 7 (10)
John: 889. Mistake in working.
Score: 71–17 (max 71)

Very unfortunate mistake from John but Elliott mops up and produces the perfect solution and 10 points

Round 7: E U S H R X G E A

Elliott: REUSAGE (7)
John: GUSHER (6)
DC: ARGUES (6)
OT: RESEAUX (7)
Score: 78–17 (max 78)

Round 8: O S L S U A S M I

Elliott: MOLASS (6)
John: AMISS (5)
DC: LASSIS (6)
OT: MASSOIS (7) MISSALS (7) MUSSALS (7)
Score: 84–17 (max 85)

Elliott's max game is now off as he can only manage a 6 :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: but I managed to spot a 7 with MISSALS :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek:


Round 9: 100, 10, 4, 4, 5, 1. Target: 550.

Elliott: 550. (100 + 10) × 5 (10)
John: 550. ((5 − 4) ÷ 1 + 4) × (10 + 100) (10)
Score: 94–27 (max 95)


Not too taxing as both contestants have no trouble in solving this bad boy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Teatime teaser: CHAPSINTO -> CASHPOINT

Round 10: R E O B T E C W A

Elliott: CREATE (6)
John: BOATER (6)
DC: ABORTEE (7)
OT: OCREATE (7)
Score: 100–33 (max 102)

6's all round from both of our contestants, but DC get to shine with their 7 ABORTEE


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Round 11: I O U D S Y N I E

Elliott: IONISED (7)
John: INSIDE (6)
DC: IONISED (7)
OT: UNIOIDS (7)
Score: 107–33 (max 109)

Round 12: F A E N T I R D C

Elliott: INFRACTED (18)
John: FAINTED (7)
Score: 125–33 (max 127)

What a brilliant 9 from Mr Mellhag yet again !!!! one I spotted again :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek:

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Round 13: O E I P R J K C R

Elliott: PORKIER (7)
John: PRICKER (7)
DC: ROCKIER (7)
OT: CORKIER (7) REPRICK (7)
Score: 132–40 (max 134)

Seven's all round nothing to argue about !!!


IS HISTORY ABOUT TO BE MADE ??????? ANOTHER RECORD IS GOING TO BE BROKEN ELLIOTT JUST NEEDS PERFECTION IN THE NUMBERS GAME AND CONUNDRUM TO GET THE HIGHEST SCORE IN A TELEVISED 15 ROUNDER .........HERE WE GO !!!!!!!!


Round 14: 50, 75, 25, 7, 1, 1. Target: 329.

Elliott: 329. (50 − 75 ÷ 25) × 7 (10)
John: 327.
Score: 142–40 (max 144)

A GREAT NUMBERS SOLVE FROM ELLIOTT, ALL THAT REMAINS IS THE CONUNDRUM TO SURPASS THE PREVIOUS HIGH SCORE 150 THAT WAS RECENTLY ACHIEVED IN CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS 15.

SO STAND BY AND HERE WE GO !!!!!!!!!

1........ELLIOTT BUZZES

Round 15: EARLYHUNT

Elliott buzzes on 1 second to say UNEARTHLY which is correct.
Final Score: 152–40 (max 154)

OH MY GOD HE HAS DONE IT !!!!!!!!!!!


Another quick solve from Elliott

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A Brilliant performance from Elliott who currently shares the winning margin of 110 points previously shared by two other contestants, but take nothing away from John who performed admirably but was unfortunate to run into Elliott, if he can keep up the consistency all week many more records will be broken......in the meantime bye for now !!!!!

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Re: Countdown recap for Friday 17th May 2019 (Prelim 83 )

Post by Owen Carroll » Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:55 pm

You sure know how to recap Tracey👍

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