Friday 10th June 2022 ( Series 85 Second Quarter Final )

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Friday 10th June 2022 ( Series 85 Second Quarter Final )

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Friday 10th June 2002 ( Series 85 Second Quarter Final )

Hello and welcome to another recap........we are now at our second quarter final.......so good luck to you both and sit back enjoy the show with your tea and cake !!!

C1: Champion Matt " The Cheshire Colossus " O'Connor (8 wins, 949 points) A Serving Detective Constable with Cheshire Constabulary and formerly of Greater Manchester Police.......and an apterite........and our very own Robocop !!!

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C2: Champion Dan" The Coventry Crusher " Hall (8 wins, 711 points.) Dan is a German teacher from Coventry but originally from Crawley
DC: Jay Rayner
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: M C A S I U D E G
R02: N R S E I C P E I
R03: 25, 50, 100, 4, 2, 8. Target: 901.
TTT: SHOWWILT - "Because of these, nails feel like they've been hammered"
R04: T R B U A S O R I
R05: P N A B E U R I S
R06: 100, 5, 7, 10, 9, 1, . Target: 423.
R07: D P A T I O Q E S
R08: V N T I E O F R U
R09: 75, 100, 3, 7, 4, 10, . Target: 713.
TTT: VINELILT - "Will this help keep the soldiers fortified?"
R10: H T D O A H E R F
R11: N D A M I U S E N
R12: L W T O E N G E O
R13: T M E L A U G E K
R14: 8, 2, 2, 9, 7, 8, . Target: 866.
R15: R A N C I D O N E (conundrum)


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Round 1: M C A S I U D E G

Matt: CAESIUM (7)
Dan: CAUSED (6)
DC: MISCUED (7)
OT: AECIUMS (7) AGEUSIC (7) DECIMAS (7) GAUDIES (7) MEDICUS (7)
Score: 7–0 (max 7)

A good 7 from Matt with Caesium which is a chemical element

Caesium : The chemical element of atomic number 55, a soft, silvery, extremely reactive metal. It belongs to the alkali metal group and occurs as a trace element in some rocks and minerals.

Round 2: N R S E I C P E I

Matt: SPICIER (7)
Dan: PINCERS (7)
OT: EIRENICS (8) PIERINES (8) PINERIES (8)

Matt and Dan are spicing up this contest as they both spot a 7........but there a few interesting 8's hidden away Eirenics, Pierines,Pineries


Score: 14–7 (max 15)

Round 3: 25, 50, 100, 4, 2, 8. Target: 901.

Matt: 900. (100 + 50) × (4 + 2) (7)
Dan: 900. (50 ÷ 25 ÷ 2 + 8) × 100 (7)
RR: 901. (100 + 50 − 4) × (8 − 2) + 25 (10)
Score: 21–14 (max 25)

Both of our contestants can only manage 1 away........but Rachel mops and produces the perfect solution

Teatime teaser: SHOWWILT -> WHITLOWS

Round 4: T R B U A S O R I

Matt: ARBORIST (8)
Dan: BURRITOS (8)
OT: AIRBURST (8)
Score: 29–22 (max 33)

8's all round leaving this contest on a knife edge !!!!!

Round 5: P N A B E U R I S

Matt: UNPRAISE (8)
Dan: PRUNES (6)
DC: URBANISE (8)
Score: 37–22 (max 41)

A Game changer from Matt that allows to go 15 points ahead with Unpraise.......I managed to spot the other 8 with Urbanise

Round 6: 100, 5, 7, 10, 9, 1. Target: 423.

Matt: 423. Mistake in working.
Dan: 419. (100 + 7) × (9 − 5) − 10 + 1 (7)
RR: 423. ((5 − 1) × 10 + 7) × 9 (10)

Matt declaring a Not Written Down...............Could this be the turning point in the contest the Dan needed ???? his 419 reduces the points difference to 8 points

But Rachel gets to shine with 423 using the LNAFP method :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :geek: :geek: :ugeek: :geek: :ugeek: :geek:

Score: 37–29 (max 51)

Round 7: D P A T I O Q E S

Matt: DIOPTASE (8)
Dan: DEPOSIT (7)

A good spot from Matt with his 8 Dioptase a countdown favourite

Dioptase : A rare mineral occurring as emerald green or blue-green crystals. It consists of a hydrated silicate of copper.

Score: 45–29 (max 59)

Round 8: V N T I E O F R U

Matt: ROUTINE (7)
Dan: FORTUNE (7)
OT: FURTIVE (7) OVERFIT (7) REFOUNT (7) UNRIVET (7) VENTURI (7)
Score: 52–36 (max 66)

7s all round but the contest still remains very tight !!

Round 9: 75, 100, 3, 7, 4, 10. Target: 713.

Matt: 713. 100 × 7 + 10 + 3 (10)
Dan: 713. 100 × 7 + 10 + 3 (10)

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Score: 62–46 (max 76)

Teatime teaser: VINELILT -> VITELLIN

Round 10: H T D O A H E R F

Matt: FROTHED (7)
Dan: FROTHED (7)
OT: HOTHEAD (7) RHODATE (7)

Good 7s all round leaving our contestants frothing at the mouth..........but HOTHEAD was the 7 I spotted !!!!!!


Score: 69–53 (max 83)

Round 11: N D A M I U S E N

Matt: MANNIDES (8)
Dan: MAIDENS (7)
OT: MINUENDS (8)

A fabulous spot from Matt with the brilliant 8 Mannides which is a term from Chemistry

Mannides :Either of two isomeric bicyclic anhydrides (C₆ H₁₀ O₄) of mannitol, originally obtained by the action of butyric acid on mannitol.


Score: 77–53 (max 91)

Round 12: L W T O E N G E O

Matt: TELOGEN (7)
Dan: GENTLE (6)
Score: 84–53 (max 98)

Round 13: T M E L A U G E K

Matt: EMULATE (7)
Dan: AMULET (6)
OT: TEGULAE (7)
Score: 91–53 (max 105)

Good 7s all round from Matt......which now means he has sealed his place in the semi finals !!!

Round 14: 8, 2, 2, 9, 7, 8. Target: 866.

Matt: 860. (9 × 8 + 7 × 2) × (8 + 2) (5)
Dan: 860. (9 × 8 + 7 × 2) × (8 + 2) (5)

A very tough 6 small chosen by Dan......both of our quarter finalists get 860 which is pretty good going and gives them both 5 points...........but Rachel gets to shine yet again with her numerical skills :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek:

RR: 866. (7 × 8 − 8) × 2 × 9 + 2 (10)
Score: 96–58 (max 115)

Round 15: R A N C I D O N E

Matt buzzes on 2.5 seconds to say ORDINANCE which is correct.

Another speedy spot from Mr O'Connor which now means he has booked his place in Thursday's Semi Final :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Final Score: 106–58 (max 125)

A cracking contest and good showing from both Matt and Dan. If Matt can keep up this consistency could he be crowned the series 85 champion ???? But take nothing away from Dan Hall who put a good fight against Matt .....I'm sure that Dan will be proud of his piece of Kryponite. Tune into Thursday's semi final where Matt will have to do it all over again where will face the winner of Steve Hyde who is seeded 3 and Ronan Mackrory who is seeded 6......tune into Monday' s show and find out which one will one these two will win !!!!

In the meantime bye for now

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