Monday 13th June ( Series 85 Third Quarter Final )

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Monday 13th June ( Series 85 Third Quarter Final )

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Monday 13th June 2022 ( Series 85 Third Quarter Final )

Hello Countdowners and welcome to another quarter final............which one of these two will earn the right to play the No 2 seed Matt O'Connor in Thursday's semi final...........stand by for a cracker you will not want to miss this !!!!!

C1: Champion Steve " The Nottingham Nightmare " Hyde (8 wins, 806 points.) A Credit card company product manager from Nottingham
C2: Champion Ronan " The Slough Slugger " Mackrory (8 wins, 738 points.) A Primary school teacher from Slough
DC: Jay Rayner
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: F S D O O A C L E
R02: S H T S A U O R E
R03: 75, 5, 5, 2, 9, 6, . Target: 705.
TTT: LETSTRAP - "He lets his trap run away with itself."
R04: M S M T E I O N G
R05: N R J E A A T G L
R06: 50, 25, 2, 9, 6, 3, . Target: 797.
R07: S F D U E I N K U
R08: D L S O C S O I E
R09: 75, 7, 10, 9, 10, 8, . Target: 378.
TTT: TATMOVIE - "The man in the leotard could do this to you."
R10: W E D R Y A I P T
R11: L N M I E E R C B
R12: T A P E R N S O T
R13: N G P A U A T D I
R14: 10, 1, 4, 7, 3, 2, . Target: 764.
R15: H I T I N F A C E (conundrum)


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Round 1: F S D O O A C L E

Steve: FOOLED (6)
Ronan: offloads
DC: SOLACED (7)
OT: SEAFOOD (7)
Score: 6–0 (max 7)

A phantom F from Ronan sees his effort disallowed...........but Steve isn't gonna be Fooled by his 6 as it scores points.........but DC take some comfort as they get a 7 with Solaced

Round 2: S H T S A U O R E

Steve: SHOUTERS (8)
Ronan: SHOUTERS (8)
DC: AUTHORESS (18)
Score: 14–8 (max 25)

8s all round from our quarter finalists......but there was a 9 that I spotted with Authoress :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek:

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Round 3: 75, 5, 5, 2, 9, 6. Target: 705.

Steve: 705. 5 × 2 × 75 − 9 × 5 (10)
Ronan: 705. 75 × 9 + 6 × 5 (10)
Score: 24–18 (max 35)

Not too taxing.......our quarter finalists have no trouble solving this bad boy !!!!! :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: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek:

Teatime teaser: LETSTRAP -> PRATTLES

Round 4: M S M T E I O N G

Steve: STEMMING (8)
Ronan: MOISTEN (7)
DC: MOMENTS (7)
OT: MEGISTON (8) MITOGENS (8)
Score: 32–18 (max 43)

A great 8 from Steve which allows him to strengthen his lead further...........but I managed to spot Mitogens which was the other 8 :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek:

Round 5: N R J E A A T G L

Steve: TANGLE (6)
Ronan: tangler
DC: TANAGER (7)
OT: AJANGLE (7) ALATERN (7) ALNAGER (7) LAGENAR (7) RANGALE (7)
Score: 38–18 (max 50)

Round 6: 50, 25, 2, 9, 6, 3. Target: 797.

Steve: 797. (9 + 6) × 50 + 2 × 25 − 3 (10)
Ronan: 797. (25 − 9) × 50 − 3 (10)
Score: 48–28 (max 60)

Top marks in the numbers department from both of our quarter finalists as they have no trouble in solving this bad boy :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek:

Round 7: S F D U E I N K U

Steve: FUNKED (6)
Ronan: sinked
DC: INFUSED (7) FUNDIES (7)
OT: UNFUSED (7)
Score: 54–28 (max 67)

Round 8: D L S O C S O I E

Steve: DISCLOSE (8)
Ronan: DISCLOSE (8)
DC: COLDIES (7)
Score: 62–36 (max 75)

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Round 9: 75, 7, 10, 9, 10, 8. Target: 378.

Steve: 377. 10 ÷ (10 − 8) × 75 + 9 − 7 (7)
Ronan: 376.
RR: 378. (75 − (10 + 10 + 9 − 8)) (10)
Score: 69–36 (max 85)

A good 1 away solution from Steve........but Rachel gets to shine by mopping up and producing the perfect solution

Teatime teaser: TATMOVIE -> MOTIVATE

Round 10: W E D R Y A I P T

Steve: PIRATED (7)
Ronan: PARTIED (7)
DC: WIRETAP (7)
OT: PEDIATRY (8)
Score: 76–43 (max 93)

7s all round from everybody........but there is an 8 hidden away with PEDIATRY

Pediatry : Medicine that deals in Paediatrics

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Round 11: L N M I E E R C B

Steve: CLIMBER (7)
Ronan: CLIMBER (7)
DC: NIMBLER (7) CLIMBER (7)
OT: RECLIMB (7) RECLINE (7) REMICLE (7)
Score: 83–50 (max 100)

Round 12: T A P E R N S O T

Steve: PROSTATE (8)
Ronan: PATTERNS (8)
OT: ANTEPORTS (18) PATENTORS (18)
Score: 91–58 (max 118)

Two good 8s from our quarter finalists.......but there are two 9s hidden away with Anteports and Patentors

Round 13: N G P A U A T D I

Steve: UPDATING (8)
Ronan: UPDATING (8)
DC: ADAPTING (8)
Score: 99–66 (max 126)

Round 14: 10, 1, 4, 7, 3, 2. Target: 764.

Steve: 768. 10 × 7 × (4 × 3 − 1) − 2 (7)
Ronan: 768. 10 × 7 × (4 × 3 − 1) − 2 (7)
RR: 764. (7 × 3 × (10 − 1) + 2) × 4 (10)
OT ( 7*3)-2)*10+1)*4 which was my method :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :geek: :geek:

A good 6 small solve from both of our quarter finalists giving them another 7 points.......Rachel mops up and produces the perfect solution........but this was one I solved as well

Score: 106–73 (max 136)

Round 15: H I T I N F A C E

Ronan buzzes on 21.5 seconds to say CHIEFTAIN which is correct.
Final Score: 106–83 (max 146)

A great game all round congratulations to Steve Hyde who now earns the right to play Matt O'Connor in Thursdays semi final, if Steve can produce this type of form he has shown today.......Matt will have his work cut out......Take nothing away from Ronan Mackrory who put up a brave fight against Steve who was in impervious form today, I am sure Ronan will be happy with his piece of Kryponite and his pupils will be proud of him.


In the Meantime bye for now !!!!!

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