Friday 17th June 2022 ( Series 85 Grand Final )

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Friday 17th June 2022 ( Series 85 Grand Final )

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Friday 17th June 2022 ( Series 85 Grand Final )

Hello Countdowners and welcome to another recap. today's is no ordinary recap...it is the series 85 GRAND FINAL !!!! after 121 contestants that have been on the show. Eight bruising quarter finals.........Four close Semi Final battles ...... we are now down to the last two....which one of these wonderful countdown legends be lifting the Richard Whiteley memorial trophy ? Will it be ??

C1: Champion Dan "The Sheffield Superman " Byrom (10 wins, 1170 points) An apterite... He was a gap year student, part time tutor and a business development assistant for his father's audiology company, Dan defeated no 4 seed Ryan Carlsen in a closely fought semi final, will our man of steel Dan put in a super performance as he will be bidding for Countdown glory ?

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C2: Champion Matt " The Cheshire Colossus" O'Connor (10 wins, 1172 points) An Apterite....Matt is a serving Detective Constable with Cheshire Constabulary formerly of Greater Manchester Police, Matt defeated no 3 seed Steve Hyde in volatile fashion will our favourite detective Matt Uphold the law as he protects the innocent or put in an arresting performance ?? as he bids for countdown glory ?

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DC: Robert Rinder
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: N T P C O I E O I
R02: R G O N A O E P M
R03: 6, 7, 8, 3, 10, 1, . Target: 383.
TTT: NEARWOOD - "This monkey likes to roam around."
R04: T C E S A I M E P
R05: L D Y T O U E E R
R06: 25, 75, 10, 5, 4, 9, . Target: 280.
R07: V H S N U A I A E
R08: G R I Z E U S A N
R09: 3, 6, 4, 8, 1, 6, . Target: 684.
TTT: FATKILOS - "These are rugs, but it's all Greek to me."
R10: D L I C O I E S E
R11: R G M P O U I A O
R12: F S I D O A H R A
R13: N D W S E I E O L
R14: 100, 50, 75, 25, 6, 9, . Target: 137.
R15: R E C T O T E E N (conundrum)


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Round 1: N T P C O I E O I

Dan: OPTION (6)
Matt: OCTOPINE (8)
Score: 0–8 (max 8)

A great start from Matt with his brilliant 8 Octopine

Giving us our first Darren of the day

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Octopine is a Chemistry term

Octopine : An amino acid of the opine group, C₉ H₁₈ N₄ O₄, found in the tissues of some cephalopods and lamellibranch molluscs and also synthesized by plant cells infected by certain strains of the crown gall pathogen Agrobacterium tumefaciens.

Pronunciation

Round 2: R G O N A O E P M

Dan: OREGANO (7)
Matt: MEGARON (7)
DC: OREGANO (7)
OT: AGRONOME (8)

7s all round from our Grand finalists.....but ther is an 8 hidden away with Agronome

Agronome :Late 18th century. From French agronome from ancient Greek ἀγρονόμος magistrate in charge of country districts from ἀγρο- + -νόμος combining form from the stem of νέμειν to manage.


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Score: 7–15 (max 16)

Round 3: 6, 7, 8, 3, 10, 1. Target: 383.

Dan: 383. (6 × 7 − 3) × 10 − (8 − 1) (10)
Matt: 381.
Score: 17–15 (max 26)

Great numbers solve from Dan.......that sees him go 2 points ahead.....as Matt can only manage 2 away


Teatime teaser: NEARWOOD -> WANDEROO

Round 4: T C E S A I M E P

Dan: EMPAESTIC (18)
Matt: CAMPIEST (8)
Score: 35–15 (max 44)

A fabulous 9 from Dan that sees him go 20 points ahead........this now means will be Matt will be playing catch up........but can he pull off a Tracey Mills style comeback .............and get himself back in this game !!!!

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Round 5: L D Y T O U E E R

Dan: routedly
Matt: OUTERLY (7)
OT: URODELE (7)
Score: 35–22 (max 51)

A risky 8 from Dan that is disallowed by DC.............Matt gets a good 7 with Outerly and gets himself back in the game !!!!

Round 6: 25, 75, 10, 5, 4, 9. Target: 280.

Dan: 280. (75 − 5) × 4 (10)
Matt: 280. (75 − 5) × 4 (10)

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ...........Top marks from these guys in numbers department............ENOUGH SAID !!!!!!!!!


Score: 45–32 (max 61)

Round 7: V H S N U A I A E

Dan: EVANISH (7)
Matt: VANISH (6)
Score: 52–32 (max 68)

A great 7 from Dan.........with 20 points in it........this is a seesaw battle between our two finalists....but just for fun.......SHAVEN/HAVENS featuring our finalist and no2 seed from 11 years ago :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX_obCuHZiA

Round 8: G R I Z E U S A N

Dan: GAUZIER (7)
Matt: SUZERAIN (8)
OT: SUNGAZER (8)
Score: 52–40 (max 76)

A great 8 from Matt with Suzerain that puts him back in it again ......I managed to spot the other 8 Sungazer

Suzerain : A sovereign or state having some control over another state that is internally autonomous.

Round 9: 3, 6, 4, 8, 1, 6. Target: 684.

Dan: 682. Mistake in working.
Matt: -
RR: 684. (6 + 6) × ((4 + 3) × 8 + 1) (10)
Score: 52–40 (max 86)

Both our contestants draw a blank in the numbers.....Dan had the actual answer but misdeclared it.......Rachel gets to shine in the grand final by producing the perfect solution


Teatime teaser: FATKILOS -> FLOKATIS

Round 10: D L I C O I E S E

Dan: IDOLISE (7)
Matt: IDOLISE (7)
DC: DIOCESE (7)
OT: DIOECIES (8)
Score: 59–47 (max 94)

Round 11: R G M P O U I A O

Dan: GIAOUR (6)
Matt: GOPURAM (7)
DC: GOURAMI (7)
Score: 59–54 (max 101)

A great 7 from Matt with Gopuram which was 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: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek:

The lead is now reduced to 5 points could this be the turning point for Matt ????

Gopuram : (in southern India) a large pyramidal tower over the entrance gate to a temple precinct.


Gourami : A small brightly coloured Asian labyrinth fish, popular in aquaria.


Round 12: F S I D O A H R A

Dan: HAIRDOS (7)
Matt: HAIRDOS (7)
Score: 66–61 (max 108)

Round 13: N D W S E I E O L

Dan: LESIONED (8)
Matt: lionweeds
Score: 74–61 (max 116)

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A very unfortunate risk from Matt who now needs maximum points from the next numbers game, and be crowned series champion :D :D :D :D :D

Round 14: 100, 50, 75, 25, 6, 9. Target: 137.

Dan: 138. 100 + 50 − 9 − 75 ÷ 25 (7)
Matt: 138. 75 + 50 + 9 + 100 ÷ 25 (7)
RR: 137. 100 ÷ 50 × (25 + 6) + 75 (10)

Both our finalists can only manage 1 away.......... this means that Dan Byrom is the series 85 champion !!!! but Rachel gets show off and produces the perfect solution

Score: 81–68 (max 126)

Round 15: R E C T O T E E N

Matt buzzes on 15.25 seconds to say ENTRECOTE which is correct.
Final Score: 81–78 (max 136)

A good conundrum solve from Matt which is a consolation as he finishes as the runner up !!! :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 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

A cracking contest from both of these legends, first of all I would like to offer my congratulations to Dan Byrom on becoming the series 85 champion and the latest recipient of the Richard Whiteley memorial trophy. Secondly take nothing away from Matt O'Connor who put in a brave performance but was not enough sadly, he can be satisfied with his runners up prize a tablet and his piece of kryptonite, Matt can hold his head up high and be proud of his achievement as the series runner up. Hopefully these two legends will compete in a future Champion of Champions or even the 40th BC if either go ahead.

I will be looking forward to the next series where more countdown legends will be made

In the meantime bye for now !!!!


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