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Countdown recap for Monday 20th May 2019

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:36 pm
by Tracey Anne Mills
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)

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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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