Thursday 16th May 2024 ( Series 89 Prelim 98 )

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Thursday 16th May 2024 ( Series 89 Prelim 98 )

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Hello and welcome to another Thursday recap

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C1: Champion Arthur Page (1 win, 97 points.)
C2: Challenger Leslie Hayler.
DC: Susie Dent and Sunetra Sarker.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: H D B U I A T G O
R02: T S M E O A V U P
R03: 50, 100, 5, 7, 8, 7, . Target: 663.
TTT: RUNAMIGO - "Your brain may have to go to Monte Carlo to get this"
R04: E U F T N A G E S
R05: T R N U A E K I E
R06: 100, 4, 7, 4, 8, 2. Target: 673.
R07: N S Q I E U E F M
R08: R Y G O I A R N U
R09: 100, 75, 50, 25, 7, 9. Target: 737.
TTT: NONEPIGS - " Opportunities to take part in golf tournaments."
R10: T M J A E O I M T
R11: O A U L D S C T P
R12: O E C H S A E D R
R13: O T V I E R P R O
R14: 100, 25, 5, 8, 8, 9, . Target: 375.
R15: C A R D E P O T S (conundrum)


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Round 1: H D B U I A T G O

Arthur: BOUGHT (6)
Leslie: ABOUT (5)
DC: OUTBID (6) AGOUTI (6)
OT: DAIGOU (6) HAGBUT (6)
Score: 6–0 (max 6)

A great start from our champion Arthur and a few 6s hidden away..........one of those was Hagbut ! The Queen Hag herself spots the old Countdown favourite Agouti

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Round 2: T S M E O A V U P

Arthur: OSMATE (6)
Leslie: UPMOST (6)
DC: UPVOTES (7)
OT: MAUVEST (7)
Score: 12–6 (max 13)

6s all round from our champion and challenger.........a couple of 7s hidden away one of those spotted by yours truly was Mauvest


Round 3: 50, 100, 5, 7, 8, 7. Target: 663.

C1: 663. 100 × 7 − 50 + 5 + 8 (10)
C2: 663. Mistake in working.
Score: 22–6 (max 23)

Nice and straightforward.............not too taxing from our champion Mr Page


Teatime teaser: RUNAMIGO -> ORIGANUM

Round 4: E U F T N A G E S

Arthur: FUNGATES (8)
Leslie: UNSAFE (6)
Score: 30–6 (max 31)

Another stunning round from Mr Page........Fungates was my spot !

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Round 5: T R N U A E K I E

Arthur: KERATIN (7)
Leslie: RETAKEN (7)
DC: TRAINEE (7)
OT: AKINETE (7) KERNITE (7) NEURITE (7) RETINAE (7) RETINUE (7) REUNITE (7) RUINATE (7) TAURINE (7) URANITE (7) URINATE (7) UTERINE (7)
Score: 37–13 (max 38)

7s all round...........not a lot to complain over !


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Round 6: 100, 4, 7, 4, 8, 2. Target: 673.

C1: 673. (100 − 4) × 7 + 4 × 2 ÷ 8 (10)
C2: -
Score: 47–13 (max 48)

Do you honestly think that our champion would not solve this ?

Round 7: N S Q I E U E F M

Arthur: QUEENS (6)
Leslie: QUEENS (6)
DC: SEQUIN (6) EQUINES (7)
Score: 53–19 (max 55)

6s all round from our Champion and Challenger.............Over in DC they come with up a 7 that is straight from the horses mouth with Equines

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Round 8: R Y G O I A R N U

Arthur: ROARING (7)
Leslie: GRAINY (6)
OT: ORGANRY (7) ORIGANY (7) URINARY (7)
Score: 60–19 (max 62)

A great 7 from Arthur with Roaring...............which now means he will be in champions chair tomorrow !

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Round 9: 100, 75, 50, 25, 7, 9. Target: 737.

C1: 738. (75 + 7) × 9 (7)
C2: 727.
RR: 737. (100 − 9) × 7 + 75 + 25 (10)
Score: 67–19 (max 72)

Another good solve from our champion Arthur as he picks up another 7 points for his 1 away solve..........but it is plane sailing for Rachel who produces a perfect 10

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Teatime teaser: NONEPIGS -> OPENINGS

Round 10: T M J A E O I M T

Arthur: MAMOTIE (7)
Leslie: MATTIE (6)
Score: 74–19 (max 79)

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Round 11: O A U L D S C T P

Arthur: CLOUDS (6)
Leslie: CLOUDS (6)
DC: COPULAS (7)
OT: COULDST (7) CUPOLAS (7) LOCUSTA (7) PATOLUS (7) PODCAST (7) SCOPULA (7) UPCOAST (7) UPLOADS (7)
Score: 80–25 (max 86)

6s all round............but there are plenty of 7s hidden away.........one of those was spotted by DC


Round 12: O E C H S A E D R

Arthur: SEARCHED (8)
Leslie: CRASHED (7)
DC: SOREHEAD (8)
OT: DERECHOS (8)
Score: 88–25 (max 94)

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Round 13: O T V I E R P R O

Arthur: PIVOTER (7)
Leslie: OVER (4)
OT: OVERTIP (7) OVERTOP (7) POTRERO (7) ROOTIER (7) TROOPER (7) TROOPIE (7)
Score: 95–25 (max 101)

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Round 14: 100, 25, 5, 8, 8, 9. Target: 375.

C1: 375. (100 − 25) × 5 (10)
C2: 375. (9 − 5) × 100 − 25 (10)
Score: 105–35 (max 111)

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Round 15: C A R D E P O T S

No one buzzes. The answer was PODCASTER.
Final Score: 105–35 (max 121)

Neither contestant solves the conundrum........not even our recap writer gets it .........not bad game by all accounts Arthur is slowly improving by the day but take nothing away from Leslie who had some good spots but weren't enough to match the prowess of Arthur who was on top form today...........join me again for the next installment of Mr Page........it is bye for now !

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