Tuesday 14th June ( Series 85 Fourth Quarter Final )

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Tuesday 14th June ( Series 85 Fourth Quarter Final )

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Tuesday 14th June ( Series 85 fourth quarter final )

Hello Countdowners and welcome to another quarter final.......the last one .........let's see if Ryan grinds out another win.....or Adrian puts in a Royal performance and be crowned the king of countdown.......which one of these will earn the right to play the number one seed Dan Byrom.......in the first of the semi finals tomorrow........tune in to the show and find out !!!!!!!!!


C1: Champion Ryan " The Glasgow Grinder " Carlsen (8 wins, 778 points.) A banker from Glasgow
C2: Champion Adrian " The Kensington King " Fletcher (8 wins, 757 points.) He works in IT and is an apterite from Kensington
DC: Jay Rayner
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: U O I V S R T A G
R02: N S F R I E O E I
R03: 9, 8, 4, 8, 1, 9, . Target: 792.
TTT: IRULEDIM - "It's a state, but you can't travel to it."
R04: W D N R U E U O G
R05: D B R E A U N K E
R06: 100, 4, 6, 1, 9, 5, . Target: 871.
R07: S E E L D R I E S
R08: L C N M I A E A E
R09: 2, 1, 1, 3, 6, 4, . Target: 495.
TTT: REDFIRST - "Nowhere to live? Then come over to my place. "
R10: P H W T O E O D N
R11: E O I O R C S P I
R12: Y T L S E A E E M
R13: Z R T R U O O V P
R14: 25, 75, 100, 50, 1, 8, . Target: 769.
R15: C A N Y E S P O T (conundrum)


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Round 1: U O I V S R T A G

Ryan: AGOUTIS (7)
Adrian: GUITARS (7)
DC: SAVIOUR (7)
OT: TOGAVIRUS (18)

A great start from our two quarter finalists............but there is a 9 hidden away Togavirus

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Togavirus : Any member of the family Togaviridae of enveloped, single-stranded RNA viruses, including the alphaviruses and rubella virus (genus Rubivirus).

Score: 7–7 (max 18)

Round 2: N S F R I E O E I

Ryan: FINERIES (8)
Adrian: REFINES (7)
DC: REFINES (7) FINERIES (8)
OT: REIONISE (8)
Score: 15–7 (max 26)

A great 8 from Ryan with FINERIES

Round 3: 9, 8, 4, 8, 1, 9. Target: 792.

Ryan: 792. (8 ÷ 4 + 9) × 9 × 8 (10)
Adrian: 792. 9 × 8 × (8 + 4 − 1) (10)
Score: 25–17 (max 36)

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: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek:

Teatime teaser: IRULEDIM -> DELIRIUM

Round 4: W D N R U E U O G

Ryan: REWOUND (7)
Adrian: UNDERGO (7)
DC: WRONGED (7)
OT: UNROUGED (8)

7s all round but there is an 8 hidden away with Unrouged

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Score: 32–24 (max 44)

Round 5: D B R E A U N K E

Ryan: BUNKERED (8)
Adrian: BUNKERED (8)
DC: DEBUNKER (8)
OT: REBUNKED (8)
Score: 40–32 (max 52)

Round 6: 100, 4, 6, 1, 9, 5. Target: 871.

Ryan: 871. 100 × 9 − 6 × 5 + 1 (10)
Adrian: 871. 100 × 9 − 6 × 5 + 1 (10)

Top Marks in the numbers department again as 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: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek:

Score: 50–42 (max 62)

Round 7: S E E L D R I E S

Ryan: DESIRES (7)
Adrian: SLIDERS (7)
DC: REEDLESS (8)
OT: REDELESS (8) RESLIDES (8)
Score: 57–49 (max 70)

Good 7s from our quarter finalists..........both had Reedless but didn't want to risk it !!

Round 8: L C N M I A E A E

Ryan: CALAMINE (8)
Adrian: MANACLE (7)
DC: MANACLE (7) CALAMINE (8)
OT: ANALCIME (8)
Score: 65–49 (max 78)

A great 8 from Ryan with Calamine........but Adrian is chained to his 7 with Manacle

Calamine : A pink powder consisting of zinc carbonate and ferric oxide, used to make a soothing lotion or ointment.

Calamine lotion is used for things like Chicken Pox !!!


Round 9 : 2, 1, 1, 3, 6, 4. Target: 495.

Ryan: 288.
Adrian: -
RR: 288. 6 × 4 × 3 × 2 × (1 + 1) (0)
Score: 65–49 (max 78)

A stinker appears.........but Rachel says 288 is as good as it gets !!

Teatime teaser: REDFIRST -> DIRFTERS

Round 10: P H W T O E O D N

Ryan: WHOOPED (7)
Adrian: WHOOPED (7)
DC: PHOTOED (7) WHOOPED (7)
OT: HOEDOWN (7)
Score: 72–56 (max 85)

Round 11: E O I O R C S P I

Ryan: COOPERS (7)
Adrian: COOPERS (7)
DC: SPICIER (7)
OT: COORIES (7) COPIERS (7) PERSICO (7) SCOOPER (7)
Score: 79–63 (max 92)

Round 12: Y T L S E A E E M

Ryan: EYELETS (7)
Adrian: MEASLY (6)
OT: MESYLATE (8)

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But there is an 8 hidden away.......Mesylate

Score: 86–63 (max 100)

Round 13: Z R T R U O O V P

Ryan: UPROOT (6)
Adrian: ROTOR (5)
DC: UPROOT (6)
OT: TORPOR (6)

DC and Ryan can only manage a 6 with uproot..............but for Adrian it is game over !!!

Score: 92–63 (max 106)

Round 14: 25, 75, 100, 50, 1, 8. Target: 769.

Ryan: 768. Mistake in working.
Adrian: 769. Mistake in working.
RR: 768. (100 − 75 ÷ 25 − 1) × 8 (7)

Rachel says 1 away is as good as it gets..............I got this one using the same method :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:

Score: 92–63 (max 113)

Round 15: C A N Y E S P O T

No one buzzes. The answer was SYNCOPATE.
Final Score: 92–63 (max 123)

A great contest all round Ryan gradually got the better of Adrian who had some good spots, they weren't enough sadly........Adrian Fletcher can hold his head high and be proud of what he has achieved...I'm sure he will be happy with his piece of Kryponite........Congratulations to Ryan Carlsen who now earns the the right to play the Number 1 seed Dan Byrom in tomorrows Semi final, I wish them both the very best of luck..............in the meantime

Bye for now

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