Thursday 4th August 2022 ( Series 86 Prelim 34 )

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Thursday 4th August 2022 ( Series 86 Prelim 34 )

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Hello Countdowners and welcome to another recap, today sees a temporary presenter standing in for Colin Murray as he is self isolating from CO:VID it is our very own Les Dennis from Family Fortunes and Coronation Street !!................He was a comedian and a double act with his comedy partner the late Dustin Gee..........where they always parodied Vera Duckworth and Mavis Riley !!!


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Let's see if our survey says.......if that number solution is correct.........or if that word is not in the dictionary I'll give you the points myself !!!!

C1: Champion Quinn Bartlett (3 wins, 344 points.)
C2: Challenger Shane Mooney.
DC: Susie Dent and Daniel Brocklebank .
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: P I S O N E T I S
R02: H Y A U E I G N E
R03: 9, 3, 10, 7, 6, 5. Target: 686.
TTT: YIELDBIT - "Too tired for snooker, but could definitely use a long rest. "
R04: L M O A E I T R A
R05: D E R O N U T A S
R06: 10, 9, 4, 7, 6, 2, . Target: 571.
R07: T E R U M A N O I
R08: T F E E O A O R D
R09: 100, 6, 7, 8, 1, 7, . Target: 704.
TTT: NORMAICY - "Norma was very icy and full of ill-feeling."
R10: A A I G P S E I B
R11: N O G U S I W E C
R12: L Q T I E O E P X
R13: R A S E B A U H A
R14: 8, 5, 9, 7, 4, 6, . Target: 942.
R15: N A T T Y R I C E (conundrum)


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

Quinn: SPINIEST (8)
Shane: POINTS (6)
DC: NOISIEST (8)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

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A good 8 from Quinn with Spiniest.........but Susie has plenty to shout about with her 8 NOISIEST

Round 2: H Y A U E I G N E

Quinn: yeahing
Shane: HYGIENE (7)
Score: 8–7 (max 15)

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Round 3: 9, 3, 10, 7, 6, 5. Target: 686.

Quinn: 687.
Shane: 686. (9 × 7 + 5) × 10 + 6 (10)
Score: 8–17 (max 25)

A good solve from our Challenger Shane that allows him to go to 9 points ahead........this was a numbers game I solved using a completely different route

9+5=14
10-3=7
14*7=98
98*7=686

Teatime teaser: YIELDBIT -> DEBILITY

Round 4: L M O A E I T R A

Quinn: LOAMIER (7)
Shane: MARITAL (7)
DC: MATERIAL (8)
OT: ARMATOLE (8)
Score: 15–24 (max 33)

Round 5: D E R O N U T A S

Quinn: UNROASTED (18)
Shane: ROTUNDAS (8)
DC: ROTUNDAS (8)
Score: 33–24 (max 51)

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A good 9 from our Champion Quinn..........one I spotted......

Unroasted : Not Roasted as in............ Coffee Beans

Round 6: 10, 9, 4, 7, 6, 2. Target: 571.

Quinn: 571. Mistake in working
Shane : 571. (6 × 10 + 4) × 9 − (7 − 2) (10)

Another good solve from our Challenger Shane that allows him to take the lead by 1 point.......however this was one I solved......using a different method !!!

9*6=54
54+4=58
58*10=58
7+2=9
580-9=571

both solutions use the omelette method !!!!

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Score :33–34 (max 61)

Round 7: T E R U M A N O I

Quinn: ROUMANITE (18)
Shane: RUMINATE (8)
Score: 51–34 (max 79)

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A great 9 from Quinn this was 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:

Roumanite : A variety of amber found in Romania and containing sulphur and succinic acid.

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Round 8: T F E E O A O R D

Quinn: REFOOTED (8)
Shane: defeater
DC: FEDORA (6) FOOTERED (8)
Score: 59–34 (max 87)

Round 9: 100, 6, 7, 8, 1, 7. Target: 704.

Quinn: 704. 8 ÷ (7 − 6 + 1) + 7 × 100 (10)
Shane: 705.
Score: 69–34 (max 97)

A good 704 spot from our champion Quinn allowing him to extend his lead further.....this was I solved using a different method

6+7=13
13-1=12
100-12=88
88*8=704

Teatime teaser: NORMAICY -> ACRIMONY

Round 10: A A I G P S E I B

Quinn: PAGES (5)
Shane: PAGES (5)
DC: BIGSIE (6)
OT: AGAPES (6) BAASIE (6) GABAIS (6) GABIES (6) PIGSIE (6) SEABAG (6)
Score: 74–39 (max 103)

Round 11: N O G U S I W E C

Quinn: SOWING (6)
Shane: SOWING (6)
DC: IGNEOUS (7)
OT: COGNISE (7) CONGIUS (7) CUGINES (7) WIGEONS (7)
Score: 80–45 (max 110)

Round 12: L Q T I E O E P X

Quinn: POLITE (6)
Shane: POLITE (6)
DC: EXPLOIT (7)
OT: PETIOLE (7)
Score: 86–51 (max 117)

Round 13: R A S E B A U H A

Quinn: BASHER (6)
Shane: ABUSER (6)
OT: ARABAHS (7) BAUERAS (7) EARBASH (7)
Score: 92–57 (max 124)

Round 14: 8, 5, 9, 7, 4, 6. Target: 942.

Quinn: 944. Mistake in working.
Shane: -
OT: 942. (5 × 4 − 7) × 9 × 8 + 6​ (10)
Score: 92–57 (max 134)

Both contestants blank on the numbers round........Rachel can only manage 1 away either side 941/943 but it is solveable :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: I managed to get 944 which is not a bad effort for a 6 small

6*4=24
25*5=120
9-7=2
120-2=118
118*8=944

Using the omlette method once again !!

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Round 15: N A T T Y R I C E

Quinn buzzes on 6.25 seconds to say CERTAINTY which is correct.
Final Score: 102–57 (max 144)

A good showing from our champion Quinn.......but take nothing away from Shane who put in a good performance it wasn't enough sadly......In the meantime bye for now !!!!!

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