Countdown Recap for Thursday 23rd May 2019

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Countdown Recap for Thursday 23rd May 2019

Post by Tracey Anne Mills » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:15 pm

Countdown recap for Thursday 23rd May 2019 ( Series 80 Prelim 87 )

C1: Champion Elliott Mellor (5 wins, 677 points) An aptoforumite from Oldham, A maths student currently studying at Manchester Metropolitan University, enjoys playing tennis
C2: Challenger Monica Quadri An executive PA from Motherwell working for a finance company, she has visited Tanzania 6 times where she was teaching fertility awareness and family planning to couples when she was there and giving presentations in Swahili which friends translated for her.
DC: Susie Dent and Jon Culshaw
RR: Rachel Riley
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: O I E S T B R A S
R02: V C F U I O N D E
R03: 50, 3, 2, 8, 3, 10. Target: 338
TTT: NICESTDAY
R04: R P Q I A O D T U
R05: I E I R N S N E U
R06: 100, 5, 6, 4, 8, 5. Target: 994.
R07: A O U D C R J I E
R08: H L P L O E A S I
R09: 75, 9, 10, 3, 4, 5. Target: 918
TTT: HOVERWORT
R10: R N S E O A W M E
R11: O U I N L T S A O
R12: C S N E I A P G O
R13: E I A R G L R O T
R14: 100, 7, 10, 6, 8, 5. Target: 489
R15: G O D W I N N E R (conundrum)


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Round 1: O I E S T B R A S

Elliott: BOASTERS (8)
Monica: BREASTS (7)
DC: ROASTIES (8)
OT: OBERTASS (8) OSTERIAS (8) ROSASITE (8)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

8's all round nothing to boast about as Elliott comes up with BOASTERS but DC come up with ROASTIES yum yum !!!!!



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Round 2: V C F U I O N D E

Elliott: UNVOICED (8)
Monica: FINE (4)
DC: CONFIDE (7) FECUND (6)
Score: 16–0 (max 16)

A brilliant 8 from Elliott once again with UNVOICED one I managed to spot

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Round 3: 50, 3, 2, 8, 3, 10. Target: 338.

Elliott: 338. (50 + 8) × (3 + 3) − 10 (10)
Monica: 333.
Score: 26–0 (max 26)

Top marks for Elliott in the numbers department :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek:

Teatime teaser: NICESTDAY -> SYNDICATE

Round 4: R P Q I A O D T U

Elliott: PAROTID (7)
Monica: PROUD (5)
DC: AUDITOR (7)
Score: 33–0 (max 33)

Round 5: I E I R N S N E U

Elliott: SUNNIER (7)
Monica: reinsure
DC: UNRISEN (7)
OT: NEURINES (8)
Score: 40–0 (max 41)

Good 7 from Elliott with Sunnier but Monica with her 8 as there is only one R in the selection..........but there is a interesting 8 ignored by all Neurines this now means that Elliott's max game is now off :( :( :( :( :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

Round 6: 100, 5, 6, 4, 8, 5. Target: 994.

Elliott: 994. (5 + 5) × 100 − 6 (10)
Monica: 995.
Score: 50–0 (max 51)

Round 7: A O U D C R J I E

Elliott: JUDICARE (8)
Monica: CRUDE (5)
Score: 58–0 (max 59)

Anther brilliant 8 from Mr Mellhag

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Round 8: H L P L O E A S I

Elliott: OPALISE (7)
Monica: HELPS (5)
DC: PALLIES (7)
OT: HALLOES (7) HOLLIES (7) OPALISH (7) PALLISH (7) PASILLO (7) PHALLOS (7) PHIALES (7) POLLIES (7) SHALLOP (7)
Score: 65–0 (max 66)

Round 9: 75, 9, 10, 3, 4, 5. Target: 918.

Elliott: 918. (9 × 3 + 75) × (5 + 4) (10)
Monica: 919.
Score: 75–0 (max 76)

Teatime teaser: HOVERWORT -> OVERTHROW

Round 10: R N S E O A W M E

Elliott: MENSWEAR (8)
Monica: WOMEN (5)
DC: MENSWEAR (8)
OT: MANSWORE (8)
Score: 83–0 (max 84)

Round 11: O U I N L T S A O

Elliott: SOLUTION (8)
Monica: SAINT (5)
DC: SOLUTION (8) LOTIONS (7)
OT: OLATIONS (8)
Score: 91–0 (max 92)

Round 12: C S N E I A P G O

Elliott: ESCAPING (8)
Monica: CASING (6)
DC: CAPONISE (8)
OT: CANOPIES (8) COINAGES (8)
Score: 99–0 (max 100)

Round 13: E I A R G L R O T

Elliott: GLOATER (7)
Monica: LARGER (6)
DC: GOATIER (7) LEGATOR (7)
OT: ALIGOTE (7) RAGLORE (7) REALTOR (7) RELATOR (7) RETIRAL (7) RETRIAL (7) RIGOLET (7) TRAILER (7)
Score: 106–0 (max 107)

Round 14: 100, 7, 10, 6, 8, 5. Target: 489.

Elliott: 489. 100 × 5 − (8 − 7 + 10) (10)
Monica: 489. 100 × 5 − (7 − 6 + 10) (10)

Top marks in the numbers game, but Monica can breathe a sigh relief as she scores 10 points in this round.

Score: 116–10 (max 117)

Round 15: G O D W I N N E R

Elliott buzzes on 7 seconds to say WONDERING which is correct.
Final Score: 126–10 (max 127)

Another recording breaking performance and a 14 maxer from Elliott dropping only 1 point in the whole game. This is the highest score achieved without getting a 9 letter word, a long standing record previously held by Dylan Taylor with 124 points. You have feel sorry for Monica who could not get going but managed 10 points in the numbers game and avoided a whitewash, she had some good spots but could not match the prowess of Elliott which makes this game one sided.


In the meantime bye for now


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