Countdown recap for Monday 20th May 2019

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Countdown recap for Monday 20th May 2019

Post by Tracey Anne Mills » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:36 pm

Monday 20th May 2019 ( Series 80 Prelim 84 )

C1: Champion Elliott Mellor ( 2 wins 283 points ) An aptoforumite from Oldham, A maths student currently studying at Manchester Metropolitan University and a keen tennis player

C2: Challenger Dave Trotter A retired Headteacher from Leicester who enjoys caravanning with his wife Leslie who previously appeared a contestant 10 days ago.

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DC: Susie Dent and Dr Phil Hammond.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: I E A R M T Y O D
R02: T I B U R S O A W
R03: 75, 10, 4, 1, 4, 2. Target: 738.
TTT: SINCEALOT
R04: R E F O L R I E S
R05: A U O V M T N I U
R06: 50, 8, 2, 1, 3, 7. Target: 255.
R07: E A O T D C N E T
R08: M A S E Q D A S N
R09: 100, 2, 7, 6, 1, 1. Target: 183.
TTT: GAILNERVE
R10: G O C E L S O E T
R11: A I E W T S R A I
R12: M U R D I E I G H
R13: A E O C R P N E E
R14: 25, 8, 10, 7, 7, 2. Target: 993.
R15: M O T O R R E N T (conundrum)


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Round 1: I E A R M T Y O D

Elliott: MEDIATORY (18)
Dave: TIMED (5)
DC: MEDIATORY (18)
Score: 18–0 (max 18)

Business as usual from Mr Mellhag with a 9 to kick off the days proceedings :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek:

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Giving us our first Darren of the day !!!!

Round 2: T I B U R S O A W

Elliott: SAUTOIR (7)
Dave: BURST (5)
DC: BIOWARS (7)
OT: ROBUSTA (7) RUBATOS (7)
Score: 25–0 (max 25)

Another brilliant 7 from our champ with SAUTOIR

SAUTOIR: a long necklace consisting of a fine gold chain and typically set with jewels.


Round 3: 75, 10, 4, 1, 4, 2. Target: 738.

Elliott: 738. (75 − 1) × 10 − 2 (10)
Dave: 738. 10 × 75 − (4 − 1) × 4 (10)
Score: 35–10 (max 35)

Both our contestants have no trouble solving this bad boy, top marks so far !!!!!

Teatime teaser: SINCEALOT -> COASTLINE

Round 4: R E F O L R I E S

Elliott: LORRIES (7)
Dave: RELIEFS (7)
DC: FERRIES (7) REFRIES (7) REFIRES (7)
OT: RIFELERS (8)

Sevens all round but an interesting 8 ignored by all RIFELERS

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Score: 42–17 (max 43)

Round 5: A U O V M T N I U

Elliott: MANITOU (7)
Dave: TINAMOU (7)
DC: MANITOU (7) TINAMOU (7)
Score: 49–24 (max 50)

Round 6: 50, 8, 2, 1, 3, 7. Target: 255.

Elliott: 255. (50 + 1) × (3 + 2) (10)
Dave: 257.
Score: 59–24 (max 60)

Another fine solve from Mr Mellor :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Round 7: E A O T D C N E T

Elliott: ANECDOTE (8)
Dave: DEACON (6)
DC: DETONATE (8) ANECDOTE (8)
OT: DANCETTE (8)
Score: 67–24 (max 68)

Round 8: M A S E Q D A S N

Elliott: AMASSED (7)
Dave: MADNESS (7)
DC: AMASSED (7) MADNESS (7)
OT: ADNAMES (7) DESMANS (7) MAENADS (7) MASNADS (7)
Score: 74–31 (max 75)

Round 9: 100, 2, 7, 6, 1, 1. Target: 183.

Elliott: 183. (100 − 7 − 1) × 2 − 1 (10)
Dave: -
Score: 84–31 (max 85)

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Teatime teaser: GAILNERVE -> REVEALING

Round 10: G O C E L S O E T

Elliott: COOLEST (7)
Dave: COOLEST (7)
DC: OCELOTS (7)
Score: 91–38 (max 92)

Round 11: A I E W T S R A I

Elliott: WISTERIA (8)
Dave: WARIEST (7)
DC: WISTERIA (8) WAITERS (7)
OT: WISTARIA (8)
Score: 99–38 (max 100)

Round 12: M U R D I E I G H

Elliott: MIDGIE (6)
Dave: HIRED (5)
DC: GRIMED (6)
OT: MUDIRIEH (8)
Score: 105–38 (max 108)

An interesting 8 ignored by all MUDIRIEH

MUDIRIEH:In Egypt or Turkey: the territory of a mudir. In several north and east African countries: an administrative district, a province.


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Round 13: A E O C R P N E E

Elliott: OPERANCE (8)
Dave: PRANCE (6)
DC: OPERANCE (8)

ANOTHER DARRENIC 8 FROM ELLIOTT

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Score: 113–38 (max 116)

Round 14: 25, 8, 10, 7, 7, 2. Target: 993.

Elliott: 993. 25 × 8 × (7 − 2) − 7 (10)
Dave: -
Score: 123–38 (max 126)

Another brilliant solve from Elliott top marks all round in the numbers department

Round 15: M O T O R R E N T

Another speedy solve from Mr Mellhag


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Elliott buzzes on 1.75 seconds to say TORMENTOR which is correct.
Final Score: 133–38 (max 136)

Another exceptional performance from Elliott, but take nothing away from Dave he clearly enjoyed the experience and put in a brave performance.

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Re: Countdown recap for Monday 20th May 2019

Post by Stewart Gordon » Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:44 pm

Susie gives a number of names for the # symbol, about half of which I've heard of before. All of the names she listed apart from "diamond" are in the FOLDOC entry.

But it really does my head in that some people call the symbol "hashtag". A hashtag is one of those markers beginning with the # symbol that is used on social networks. The # symbol itself is just a hash (all the other names aside). So a hashtag is, literally, a tag denoted by a hash.

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