Friday 24th June 2022 ( Series 86 Prelim 5 )

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Friday 24th June 2022 ( Series 86 Prelim 5 )

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Hello Countdowners and welcome to another recap..........Thank God it is Friday :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 :D

Our Champion Daren is going rather strong.............but faces a challenge from returnee June Knott........tune into today's show to find out how these two contestants go on !!!!!

C1: Champion Daren Barnes (3 wins, 263 points.) A Supermarker Duty Manager from East Wittering in Sussex.
C2: Challenger June Knott : She was an Order Processor for a pharmaceutical logistics company, from Bedford, some of you may remember June from series 50 in 2003, but lost to the eventual series winner Chris Cummins
DC: Susie Dent and Phil Spencer .
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T Z N A I B M U R
R02: G C T I E I H O R
R03: 25, 50, 2, 9, 3, 8, . Target: 249.
TTT: NEATHELP - "You won't find one of these near a computer"
R04: B R G A I A V O T
R05: R W N S E E L I D
R06: 75, 25, 8, 7, 9, 2, . Target: 682.
R07: S H P A E L S E D
R08: M T X O I E T R M
R09: 50, 100, 8, 3, 10, 9. Target: 890.
TTT: SUMOUNIT - "This behaviour landed the sailor in deep water."
R10: R L D A E U N R N
R11: P T L D O O N I D
R12: V N T M E I O T A
R13: P G N I O S P E R
R14: 75, 25, 5, 8, 1, 10. Target: 371.
R15: S I T T Y F I V E (conundrum)


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Round 1: T Z N A I B M U R

Daren: TURBAN (6)
Jane: TRAIN (5)
DC: ATRIUM (6)
OT: NATRIUM (7)
Score: 6–0 (max 7)

A good 6 from our champ Daren........but there is a 7 hidden away with Natrium

Natrium : Now chiefly in pharmaceutical names of drugs and with reference to languages other than English.

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Round 2: G C T I E I H O R

Daren: ITCHIER (7)
June: THRICE (6)
DC: GOTCHER (7)
OT: GITHERI (7) THEORIC (7)
Score: 13–0 (max 14)

Round 3: 25, 50, 2, 9, 3, 8. Target: 249.

Daren: 249. (3 + 2) × 50 − (9 − 8) (10)
Jane: 250.
Score: 23–0 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: NEATHELP -> ELEPHANT

Round 4: B R G A I A V O T

Daren: VIBRATO (7)
June: -
DC: AVIATOR (7)
Score: 30–0 (max 31)

Round 5: R W N S E E L I D

Daren: SWINDLER (8)
June: WINDERS (7)
DC: REDLINES (8)
OT: WIDENERS (8) WIELDERS (8)
Score: 38–0 (max 39)

Round 6: 75, 25, 8, 7, 9, 2. Target: 682.

Daren: 685.
June: 682. (75 + 25) × 7 − 9 × 2 (10)
Score: 38–10 (max 49)

A great numbers solve from June........but a bad miss from Daren........this now means that June gets her first points on the board :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek:

Round 7: S H P A E L S E D

Daren: SPLASHED (8)
June: SPLASHED (8)
DC: HEADLESS (8)
Score: 46–18 (max 57)

Round 8: M T X O I E T R M

Daren: tommie
June: TIMER (5)
DC: EXTORT (6) meteor
OT: OMITTER (7)
Score: 46–23 (max 64)

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Round 9: 50, 100, 8, 3, 10, 9. Target: 890.

Daren: 890. (100 − 8 − 3) × 10 (10)
Jane: 890. 9 × 100 − 10 (10)
Score: 56–33 (max 74)

Not too taxing !!!

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Teatime teaser: SUMOUNIT -> MUTINOUS

Round 10: R L D A E U N R N

Daren: LAUNDER (7)
June: LAUNDER (7)
DC: UNLEARN (7)
Score: 63–40 (max 81)

Round 11: P T L D O O N I D

Daren: LOTION (6)
June: POTION (6)
DC: OPTION (6)
OT: DIPLONT (7)
Score: 69–46 (max 88)

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6s all round........but a very interesting 7 hidden away.........Diplont

Diplont : When as in Entamoeba histolytica and Giardia lamblia no sexual cycle exists, whether they are diplonts or haplonts is obviously irrelevant.’


Round 12: V N T M E I O T A

Daren: MOTIVE (6)
June: MOTIVE (6)
DC: MOTIVATE (8) TOMATINE (8)
OT: NOTATIVE (8)
Score: 75–52 (max 96)

Round 13: P G N I O S P E R

Daren: REPOSING (8)
June: PREPOSING (18)
Score: 75–70 (max 114)

A great 9 from June that puts her back in the contest !!!!!!

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Round 14: 75, 25, 5, 8, 1, 10. Target: 371.

Daren: -
June: 372. 5 × 75 − 1 − (10 − 8) (7)
RR: 371. (75 − 25 − (8 + 5)) × 10 + 1 (10)
Score: 75–77 (max 124)

A great numbers solve from June with 1 away............Daren blanks it........this now means we have a crucial conundrum.......that will decide who sits in the champions chair on Monday....will it be ??? Daren bidding for his 5th win ???? or June to secure the teapot !!! find out who buzzes first ???

HERE WE GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!

1.......Daren Buzzes and gets it in record speed !!

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Round 15: S I T T Y F I V E

Daren buzzes on 1 second to say FESTIVITY which is correct.
Final Score: 85–77 (max 134)

A fabulous contest by both........congratulations to Daren securing his 4th win but take nothing away from June who came back strongly at the end which was not quite enough......he will have to do it all over again Monday.......and hopefully he will have a restful weekend


In the meantime...........bye for now !!!

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