Friday 24th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 88)

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Friday 24th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 88)

Post by Tracey Anne Mills » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:56 pm

Friday 24th May 2019 ( Series 80 Prelim 88 )

C1: Champion Elliott Mellor (6 wins, 803 points) An aptoforumite from Oldham, A maths Student currently studying at Manchester Metropolitan University, enjoys playing tennis.

C2: Challenger Saul Rothwell An apterite, An English student currently studying at University of Chester and a regular pub quizzer with his mates.

DC: Susie Dent and Jon Culshaw .
RR: Rachel Riley
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: A O I M S K T E R
R02: C S N U I E D G A
R03: 100, 7, 8, 9, 4, 10. Target: 857.
TTT: NUTCUTLER - "The long-distance driver is always ready for fights and arguments."
R04: T Y T O A W I D O
R05: U E A G C P S B T
R06: 50, 3, 3, 9, 1, 6. Target: 255.
R07: E I O S D X P I S
R08: C V R O E U D T I
R09: 75, 5, 10, 7, 9, 4. Target: 242.
TTT: YEASTINCH - "The keeper didn't come for the ball quickly enough; he's guilty of this."
R10: L M S I A T O L E
R11: I O E R N F T E P
R12: W N L A U I H R A
R13: O O I S M N S O E
R14: 100, 25, 7, 6, 2, 8. Target: 416.
R15: S H E E P R O A M (conundrum)


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Round 1: A O I M S K T E R

Elliott: ATOMISER (8)
Saul: ATOMISE (7)
DC: AMORTISE (8) SITKAMER (8)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

OOOOHHHH !!!!!! Painful......Saul realises his error when he could of stuck another letter on 7 with Atomise to make an Atomiser which Elliott spots and gets 8 points !!!!


Round 2: C S N U I E D G A

Elliott: GUIDANCE (8)
Saul: SINGED (6)
DC: SEDUCING (8)
Score: 16–0 (max 16)

Round 3: 100, 7, 8, 9, 4, 10. Target: 857.

Elliott: 857. (100 + 7) × 8 + 10 − 9 (10)
Saul: 858.
Score: 26–0 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: NUTCUTLER -> TRUCULENT

Round 4: T Y T O A W I D O

Elliott: TOWAI (5)
Saul: WATT (4)
DC: WOODY (5)
OT: AIYOO (5) DITTO (5) DITTY (5) DOTTY (5) OOTID (5) TOADY (5) TODAY (5) TOIDY (5) TOITY (5) WITTY (5) WOADY (5)
Score: 31–0 (max 31)

Round 5: U E A G C P S B T

Elliott: UPBEATS (7)
Saul: PASTE (5)
DC: UPSTAGE (7) TEACUPS (7)
OT: CUBAGES (7) CUSPATE (7) SCUTAGE (7)
Score: 38–0 (max 38)

Round 6: 50, 3, 3, 9, 1, 6. Target: 255.

Elliott: 255. (50 + 1) × (9 + 6) ÷ 3 (10)
Saul: 256.
Score: 48–0 (max 48)

Round 7: E I O S D X P I S

Elliott: OXIDISES (8)
Saul: DISPOSE (7)
DC: OXIDISES (8) PIXIES (6)
Score: 56–0 (max 56)

Another bit of brilliance from Mr Mellhag with his 8 Oxidises :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :geek:

Round 8: C V R O E U D T I

Elliott: OUTRIDE (7)
Saul: crudite (declared as 8 as well...)
DC: OVERCUT (7) DIVORCE (7) OUTDRIVE (8)
Score: 63–0 (max 64)

Elliotts Max game is now off as DC come up with a gem of an 8 OUTDRIVE

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Round 9: 75, 5, 10, 7, 9, 4. Target: 242.

Elliott: 242. 75 × 4 − 9 × 7 + 5 (10)
Saul: 241.
Score: 73–0 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: YEASTINCH -> HESITANCY

Round 10: L M S I A T O L E

Elliott: LOAMIEST (8)
Saul: MALLETS (7)
DC: LOAMIEST (8) MALLETS (7)
OT: MAILLOTS (8) MELILOTS (8) MITELLAS (8)
Score: 81–0 (max 82)

Round 11: I O E R N F T E P

Elliott: REEFPOINT (18)
Saul: TONER (5)
DC: POINTER (7) PROTEIN (7)
Score: 99–0 (max 100)

Another piece of brillance from Mr Mellhag with his 9 REEFPOINT this one I spotted :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek:

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Round 12: W N L A U I H R A

Elliott: URINAL (6)
Saul: URINAL (6)
DC: NARWHAL (7)
Score: 105–6 (max 107)

Saul and Elliott are feeling rather flush with their 6 URINAL !!!! ............Saul gets some points on the board at long last !!!!!!! but DC get to shine with their 7 NARWHAL

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Round 13: O O I S M N S O E

Elliott: moonies
Saul: MINES (5)
DC: MOONS (5)
OT: MONOSES (7) NOISOME (7) NOMOSES (7) ONEISMS (7) SIMOONS (7) SOMONIS (7)

Rachel Riley : MONIES (6)

Score: 105–11 (max 114)

oooooooohhhhhhhhh !!!!!! now this is something you don't see very often, Elliott beaten on a letters round as his moonies is disallowed as it is specified as a capital M........but Saul scores with his 5 Mines :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek:

Round 14: 100, 25, 7, 6, 2, 8. Target: 416.

Elliott: 416. (25 + 7 − 6) × 8 × 2 (10)
Saul: 415.
Score: 115–11 (max 124)

Round 15: S H E E P R O A M

Elliott buzzes on 8.5 seconds to say SEMAPHORE which is correct.
Final Score: 125–11 (max 134)

Another convincing win from Elliott despite having a word disallowed making this game a one sided affair, stand by for a cracker to see if he can reach dizzying heights of octochampdom and potential countdown history.


In the meantime bye for now


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