Monday 27th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 89)

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Monday 27th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 89)

Post by Tracey Anne Mills » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:18 pm

Monday 27th May 2019 ( Series 80 Prelim 89)

Hello and Welcome to another recap. Today is the day we have been waiting for, it is always exciting when we see an octochamp being crowned........but today is no exception when we could history being made. Elliott Mellor is the most exciting and talented apterite of all time and a very popular member of the countdown community. I am very proud and honoured to recap this game. Here is my tribute to Mr Mellhag !!!

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However before Elliott can join the super elite he has one final hurdle to overcome........can Sam Hendry spoil the party ?


C1: Champion Elliott Mellor (7 wins, 928 points) An aptoforumite from Oldham,A maths student currently studying at Manchester Metropolitan University, who enjoys playing tennis.

C2: Challenger Sam Hendry A sports journalism student currently at the University Campus of Football Business at the Etihad Stadium.

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

R01: I U A S L N G O U
R02: R T R E I O N C A
R03: 9, 2, 4, 9, 6, 5. Target: 486.
TTT: PALIEMCEE - "The changes to the menu were done little by little over a long period."
R04: B R U M F I O E L
R05: I O A N C M N E I
R06: 50, 4, 5, 6, 10, 4. Target: 558.
R07: A E O L S Z N W U
R08: P D S O E A R T I
R09: 75, 9, 2, 10, 1, 3. Target: 997.
TTT: SUNRUINED - "Our holiday in the sun was ruined; we had everything stolen, but had no cover."
R10: Q R S E A I T E D
R11: O A E C T G H M T
R12: D V B I O A R W U
R13: I A O T G V C E D
R14: 100, 6, 10, 5, 8, 1. Target: 888.
R15: G I A N T I O T A (conundrum)


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Round 1: I U A S L N G O U

Elliott: LOUSING (7)
Sam: LOUSING (7)
DC: SOULING (7)
OT: NILGAUS (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 7)

Great start by both spotting the 7 in the opening round :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek:

Round 2: R T R E I O N C A

Elliott: CREATION (8)
Sam: REACTION (8)
DC: retronica REACTION (8) CREATION (8)
OT: ACTIONER (8) ACTORINE (8) ANTERIOR (8) TRICORNE (8)

This is shaping up nicely as they both spot the 8 letter word !!!!!!! :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek:

Score: 15–15 (max 15)

Round 3: 9, 2, 4, 9, 6, 5. Target: 486.

Elliott: 486. 9 × 9 × 6 (10)
Sam: 486. Mistake in working.

Elliott has no trouble in spotting this bad boy but very unfortunate for Sam as he messes it up.

Score: 25–15 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: PALIEMCEE -> PIECEMEAL

Round 4: B R U M F I O E L

Elliott: FORELIMB (8)
Sam: EMBROIL (7)
DC: BIOFUEL (7) BRIMFUL (7)
Score: 33–15 (max 33)

A brilliant 8 from Elliott with Forelimb



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Round 5: I O A N C M N E I

Elliott: ENCOMIA (7)
Sam: conmen
DC: ANIONIC (7)
OT: IONAMINE (8)
Score: 40–15 (max 41)

Two brilliant 7s from Elliott and Dictionary corner..............but there is an interesting 8 ignored by all IONAMINE....which now means Elliott's max game is now off.

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Round 6: 50, 4, 5, 6, 10, 4. Target: 558.

Elliott: 558. (6 + 5) × 50 + 4 + 4 (10)
Sam: 558. (6 + 5) × 50 + 4 + 4 (10)
Score: 50–25 (max 51)

The long standing record 974 previously held by Dylan Taylor ( no Longer Stands to this day ) as Elliott is now on 978

Round 7: A E O L S Z N W U

Elliott: ZEALOUS (7)
Sam: LOANS (5)
DC: ZONULES (7)
Score: 57–25 (max 58)

Round 8: P D S O E A R T I

Elliott: POSTERIAD (18)
Sam: PARTIES (7)
Score: 75–25 (max 76)

What a brilliant 9 from Elliott...........one I spotted myself :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: :geek: :geek: :geek:



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BUT HISTORY HAS NOW BEEN MADE !!!!!!! ELLIOTT HAS NOW BROKEN THE 1,000 POINTS TOTAL OVER 8 GAMES !!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Round 9: 75, 9, 2, 10, 1, 3. Target: 997.

Elliott: 997. (75 + 1) × (10 + 3) + 9 (10)
Sam: 993.
Score: 85–25 (max 86)

Teatime teaser: SUNRUINED -> UNINSURED

Round 10: Q R S E A I T E D

Elliott: READIEST (8)
Sam: DIETERS (7)
DC: ASTRIDE (7) SERIATED (8)
OT: SIDERATE (8) STEADIER (8)
Score: 93–25 (max 94)

Round 11: O A E C T G H M T

Elliott: COTTAGE (7)
Sam: COTTAGE (7)
DC: COTTAGE (7)
OT: MATCHET (7)
Score: 100–32 (max 101)

Round 12: D V B I O A R W U

Elliott: BIOWAR (6)
Sam: RADIO (5)
DC: BIOWAR (6)
Score: 106–32 (max 107)

Round 13: I A O T G V C E D

Elliott: GODETIA (7)
Sam: COATED (6)
DC: GODETIA (7)
Score: 113–32 (max 114)

Top marks in the department nothing to argue about

Round 14: 100, 6, 10, 5, 8, 1. Target: 888.

Elliott: 888. ((6 + 5) × 10 + 1) × 8 (10)
Sam: 888. ((6 + 5) × 10 + 1) × 8 (10)
Score: 123–42 (max 124)

Round 15: G I A N T I O T A

Elliott buzzes on 3.5 seconds to say AGITATION which is correct.
Final Score: 133–42 (max 134)


OH MY GOD HE HAS NOW DONE IT AND BROKEN THE TELEVISION !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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A huge congratulations to Elliott Mellor who becomes an octochamp and storms to the no 1 seed position, but take nothing away from Sam Hendry who put in an admirable performance but was unfortunate to run into Elliott. Another stunning performance from Elliott making him the founder of the 1,000 club, he is our new record holder that is so richly deserved totalling 1,061 over 8 games, but take nothing away from Dylan Taylor who has held the record for 6 years with his score of 974.

so bye for now

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