Monday 20th June 2022 ( Series 86 Prelim 1 )

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Monday 20th June 2022 ( Series 86 Prelim 1 )

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Hello and welcome to another recap, we are now in our 86th series of Countdown and fast approaching the 40th anniversary of the show that was was aired on 2nd November 1982. After watching a nail biting grand final from Series 85 where Dan Byrom emerged as it's 85th champion and Matt O'Connor emerged as it's 85th runner up ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)

Sit back and the enjoy the show


C1: Champion Steven Etherington (6 wins, 483 points.) Steve is a warehouse operative from Skelmersdale biut originally from Liverpool, some of you may remember Steven's father Peter who was a previous contestant from series 24 where he was a 2 time winner, and series 69 where he was a 1 time winner before losing to series 69 quarter finalist Jen Steadman who is a Countdown legend in her own right.

C2: Challenger Andrew Western He was a council leader for Trafford Council but hailed from there
DC: Robert Rinder
RR: Rachel Riley
OT: Other words or solutions

R01: T S K R E T N U E
R02: L S R A E A M D I
R03: 100, 1, 3, 9, 10, 6, . Target: 379.
TTT: TEDSCOOP - "You'll need this CV if you're sending to Coventry."
R04: H N R E I E P N E
R05: W S T D I A R T O
R06: 75, 10, 9, 3, 10, 8. Target: 247.
R07: S F C I A N A V E
R08: M G F O I S O L I
R09: 100, 3, 4, 10, 8, 4, . Target: 427.
TTT: SALESMEN - "Mr. Nobody will help you with this."
R10: R V T U E O S L I
R11: P G W N U O A P I
R12: S H C T A I E M R
R13: J G T A O E C D T
R14: 4, 8, 10, 4, 3, 3. Target: 792.
R15: L A W Y E R J A K (conundrum)


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Round 1: T S K R E T N U E

Steven: NUTTERS (7)
Andrew: ENTRUST (7)
DC: NUTTERS (7) RETUNES (7)
OT: NETSUKE (7) NETTERS (7) NEUTERS (7) RUTTEES (7) STENTER (7) TENTERS (7) TENURES (7) TRUSTEE (7) TUREENS (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 7)

7s all round not a lot to argue about :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:

Round 2: L S R A E A M D I

Steven: MALADIES (8)
Andrew: REDIALS (7)
DC: MALADIES (8) ADMIRALS (8)
OT: ALAMIRES (8) ALMADIES (8) DISALARM (8) MAIRDLES (8) MARSILEA (8) RADIALES (8) SALARIED (8)
Score: 15–7 (max 15)

Round 3: 100, 1, 3, 9, 10, 6. Target: 379.

Steven: 381.
Andrew: 379. 100 × 3 + (6 + 1) × 10 + 9 (10)
Score: 15–17 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: TEDSCOOP -> POSTCODE

Round 4: H N R E I E P N E

Steven: PINNER (6)
Andrew: RIPEN (5)
DC: REPINE (6)
OT: HEREIN (6) INHERE (6) NERINE (6) PEERIE (6) PENNER (6) PERINE (6) PINENE (6)
Score: 21–17 (max 31)

6s all round......need I say more ????????


Round 5: W S T D I A R T O

Steven: TOWARDS (7)
Andrew: RADIOS (6)
DC: DISTORT (7)
OT: ASTROID (7) ORATIST (7) OTRIADS (7) TRADITS (7) TWISTOR (7)
Score: 28–17 (max 38)

Round 6: 75, 10, 9, 3, 10, 8. Target: 247.

Steven: 248. Mistake in working.
Andrew: 247. Mistake in working.
RR: 247. 247 = (3 × 10 + 9) × 8 + 10 − 75 (10)
Score: 28–17 (max 48)

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But the contest still remains tight !!!

Round 7: S F C I A N A V E

Steven: FIANCES (7)
Andrew: FANCIES (7)
DC: FIANCES (7)
OT: FASCIAE (7) FASCINE (7) SCIAENA (7)
Score: 35–24 (max 55)

Round 8: M G F O I S O L I

Steven: IGLOOS (6)
Andrew: FOLIOS (6)
OT: GLOOMS (6) MOLOIS (6) MOOLIS (6) OLIGOS (6)
Score: 41–30 (max 61)

Round 9: 100, 3, 4, 10, 8, 4. Target: 427.

Steven: 427. (100 + 4) × 4 + 8 + 3 (10)
Andrew: 428.
Score: 51–30 (max 71)

Teatime teaser: SALESMEN -> NAMELESS

Round 10: R V T U E O S L I

Steven: RIVULETS (8)
Andrew: OUTLIERS (8)
DC: OUTLIVES (8) VITREOUS (8)
OT: OUTLIVERS (18)
Score: 59–38 (max 89)

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8s All round but I managed to spot the only 9 which was OUTLIVERS

Round 11: P G W N U O A P I

Steven: wapping
Andrew: GAWP (4)
DC: POPGUN (6)
OT: OPPUGN (6) PAWING (6) PINGAO (6) PINGAU (6) POPING (6) UPPING (6)
Score: 59–42 (max 95)

Not a brilliant selection of letters Steve has his 7 disallowed with Wapping...........Wapping is a district in East London in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets........but Andrew manages to score with his 4 Gawp which now narrows the gap to 17 points and plenty left to play for !!!!

Plenty of 6s in that selection with DC spotting Popgun !!!

Round 12: S H C T A I E M R

Steven: MATCHERS (8)
Andrew: MATCHES (7)
DC: MATCHERS (8)
OT: CAMERIST (8) CHARIEST (8) CHARTISM (8) CHIMERAS (8) MARCHESI (8) MARTHIES (8) MATRICES (8) MISTEACH (8) RAITCHES (8) RHEMATIC (8) TACHISME (8) THERIACS (8)
Score: 67–42 (max 103)

A nice selection of letters with plenty of 8s all round !!!!

Round 13: J G T A O E C D T

Steven: COATED (6)
Andrew: COTTAGED (8)
Score: 67–50 (max 111)

A great 8 from Andrew with Cottaged.......which happen to be one that I missed :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

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The gap still remains very tight...with everything left to play for

Round 14: 4, 8, 10, 4, 3, 3. Target: 792.

Steven: 796. 8 × 10 × (4 + 3 + 3) − 4 (7)
Andrew: 795. Mistake in working.
RR: 792. (4 ÷ 4 + 10) × 3 × 3 × 8 (10)

A good 796 solve from which bags him another 7 points and a possible shot at Octochampdom........but Rachel gets to shine by producing the perfect solution..........but this was one I did myself !!!! :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:

Score: 74–50 (max 121)

Round 15: L A W Y E R J A K

Steven buzzes on 5.75 seconds to say JAYWALKER which is correct.
Final Score: 84–50 (max 131)

A great contest all round.........but tune into tomorrows show to find out whether Steven Etherington can join the super elite........in the meantime bye for now

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