Tuesday 21st May 2024 ( Series 89 Prelim 101 )

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Tuesday 21st May 2024 ( Series 89 Prelim 101 )

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Hello Countdowners and welcome to another recap, today is International Tea Day..............and something is brewing in the Countdown Studios.....so lets sit back and enjoy our tea and biscuits

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The ultimate Countdown staple..........Tea and Biscuits

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This brand of tea bags make a really nice brew..........my hubby likes Tar Tea which is very strong


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The Tetley Tea folk adverts that started in 1973 and ended in 2001, The Gaffer was voiced by the late actor Brian Glover and there were 63 adverts were produced, after the characters were axed in 2002 sales of Tetley Tea Bags fell, it is my favourite tea brand and is one of the best sellers in the world today.

Tetley make tea bags make tea.
That's Better. That's Tetley.
Only Tetley will do.
‘’Tetley bags all the flavour”.

C1: Champion Arthur Page (4 wins, 467 points.)
C2: Challenger Jim Horan.
DC: Susie Dent and Pat Nevin .
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: B O G T I S E I E
R02: R O P D M A O D Y
R03: 75, 100, 25, 6, 4, 6, . Target: 820.
TTT: ADESSERT - "You make a dessert for all your loved ones"
R04: S G I F K U R E H
R05: V N S I E A T S U
R06: 100, 3, 6, 8, 1, 4. Target: 808.
R07: E A O H L N R E X
R08: S N T I U P D A U
R09: 75, 4, 3, 8, 3, 9. Target: 403.
TTT: KATESRED - "Kate discarded her red dress, and ran onto the pitch"
R10: R B L O E M F A T
R11: S O D C A O P G I
R12: N T P E I R E S C
R13: N O T S A O I N L
R14: 4, 2, 6, 8, 10, 2. Target: 188.
R15: T W O I N L L E G (conundrum)


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Round 1: B O G T I S E I E

Arthur: EGOTISE (7)
Jim: BOGIES (6)
DC: EGOTISE (7)
OT: BOETIES (7)
Score: 7–0 (max 7)

A fantastic start from our champion Arthur.............but there was one other 7 Boeties


Round 2: R O P D M A O D Y

Arthur: PARODY (6)
Jim: PARODY (6)
DC: DROOPY (6) PARODY (6)
OT: ADROOP (6) DORADO (6) RODDAM (6)
Score: 13–6 (max 13)

Our contestants have plenty to laugh about as Parody is their 6..............but there were plenty more 6s........can we move on from this ????????????

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Round 3: 75, 100, 25, 6, 4, 6. Target: 820.

C1: 821. (100 + 25) × 6 + 75 − 4 (7)
C2: -
RR: 820. (100 − 75 ÷ 25 × 6) × (6 + 4) (10)
Score: 20–6 (max 23)

Teatime teaser: ADESSERT -> DEARESTS

Round 4: S G I F K U R E H

Arthur: FIGURES (7)
Jim: FIGURES (7)
DC: GUSHIER (7) HUSKIER (7)
Score: 27–13 (max 30)

7s all round........Jim isn't letting Arthur out of his sight just yet...........again nothing to complain over


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Round 5: V N S I E A T S U

Arthur: SUIVANTES (18)
Jim: VAINEST (7)
DC: SUAVEST (7)
Score: 45–13 (max 48)

What brilliant 9 from our champion Arthur ! I did well to get a 7 out of it !

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Round 6: 100, 3, 6, 8, 1, 4. Target: 808.

C1: 808. (100 + 1) × 8 (10)
C2: 808. 100 × 8 + 4 + 3 + 1 (10)
Score: 55–23 (max 58)

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Top marks from our champion and challenger...........they have no trouble solving this bad boy !

Round 7: E A O H L N R E X

Arthur: EARHOLE (7)
Jim: exhaler
Score: 62–23 (max 65)

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Round 8: S N T I U P D A U

Arthur: PAINTS (6)
Jim: DAUNTS (6)
DC: PUNDITS (7)
OT: DUSTPAN (7) PANDITS (7) PUTAINS (7) SANDPIT (7) TUPUNAS (7) UPSTAND (7)
Score: 68–29 (max 72)

Not the easiest of selections in this round both of our contestants do well to get a 6 out of it.............one 7 that DC spotted was Pundits


Round 9: 75, 4, 3, 8, 3, 9. Target: 403.

C1: 403. (75 + 3) × (8 − 3) + 4 + 9 (10)
C2: 411.
Score: 78–29 (max 82)

Teatime teaser: KATESRED -> STREAKED

Round 10: R B L O E M F A T

Arthur: FORMATE (7)
Jim: BLOATER (7)
DC: FORMABLE (8)
Score: 85–36 (max 90)

7s all round from our champion and challenger............DC get to shine with their 8 Formable this was my spot.......sorry Arthur I beat you on this round

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Round 11: S O D C A O P G I

Arthur: GOODS (5)
Jim: adipos
OT: SCIAPOD (7) SCIOPOD (7)
Score: 90–36 (max 97)

Another stinky letters round..............sadly Jim has his 6 disallowed by Susie but there were a couple of 7s hidden away that nobody spotted


Round 12: N T P E I R E S C

Arthur: PRENTICES (18)
Jim: PINCERS (7)
OT: PRESCIENT (18) PRESENTIC (18) REINSPECT (18)
Score: 108–36 (max 115)

More brilliance from our Champion Arthur this just gets better and better................a few more 9s were available sadly you don't get any extra points for spotting those !


Round 13: N O T S A O I N L

Arthur: ANOINTS (7)
Jim: NATIONS (7)
DC: LOTIONS (7) NOTIONAL (8)
OT: OLATIONS (8) SONATION (8)
Score: 115–43 (max 123)

7s all round.............quite a few 8s hidden away one of those was spotted by DC with Notional

Round 14: 4, 2, 6, 8, 10, 2. Target: 188.

C1: 188. (4 − 2 ÷ 2) × 6 × 10 + 8 (10)
C2: 192.
Score: 125–43 (max 133)

Top marks from our champion Arthur..........do you honestly think that he would not get this ??????

Round 15: T W O I N L L E G

C1 buzzes on 2.75 seconds to say TOWELLING which is correct.
Final Score: 135–43 (max 143)

Another century for this very talented youngster, but take nothing away from Jim he had some good spots sadly they were not enough to match the prowess of Arthur, join me again for the next recap........in the meantime it is bye for now !

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Tracey 'Old Enough To Be My Mum' Mills aka Crazy Cat Lady and Cat Lover
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