Monday 18th April 2022 ( Series 85 Prelim 76 )

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Monday 18th April 2022 ( Series 85 Prelim 76 )

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Monday 18th April 2022 ( Series 85 Prelim 76 )

Hello again countdowners and welcome to another recap......after getting back from watching my second team Stockport County win today.....my hands and throat are red roar from singing and clapping like an excited school kid.......I hope everybody enjoyed their Easter weekend....todays games promises to be full of Eggcitment!! with the yolks coming thick and fast.......Fridays game was a nail biter when Matt looked like he was down and out until a Tracey Mills style comeback was possible !!! so lets see what todays game will bring as Matt be in Arresting form !


C1: Champion Matt O'Connor (1 win, 113 points.) Matt is a serving police detective constable with Cheshire Constabulary and formerly of Greater Manchester Police and an apterite......we all know that Matt is a Grimsby supporter.....much to my annoyance....his beloved Grimsby beat Stockport County!!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
C2: Challenger Charlie Edwards : Charlie is a Corporal in the army, she is currently on maternity leave
DC: Susie Dent and Sophie Ellis Bextor
RR: Rachel Riley
OT: Other words or solutions

R01: L G E T U E P I E
R02: N S T I O E W I C
R03: 100, 75, 3, 2, 5, 1 Target: 590
TTT: OPERAGIG - "Before the opera starts, the soprano warms up by singing this "
R04: L M R T A O E S E
R05: D R U M I I E L O
R06: 50, 9, 10, 7, 5, 9 Target: 238
R07: K T A P I A I S E
R08: D T G U E I L N E
R09: 25, 75, 10, 9, 7, 3 Target: 403
TTT: LETSREST - ""Let's rest here", they said, and they've stayed ever since."
R10: T S E Y M A E S H
R11: G W I R A I O S H
R12: D F E A T V O I R
R13: P D U M A O E S R
R14: 75, 50, 2, 10, 3, 1 Target: 314
R15: D O M I N O E S S (conundrum)


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Round 1: L G E T U E P I E

Matt: PIGLET (6)
Charlie: GLUE (4)
OT: ELEGIT (6) GLUTEI (6) PEELIE (6) PEGLET (6) PELITE (6) PIELET (6) PLUTEI (6) PLUTIE (6) PUGLET (6)
Score: 6–0 (max 6)

Sixes all round but has Matt has a good spot with PIGLET as Charlie comes unstuck with her 4 GLUE

Round 2: N S T I O E W I C

Matt: NOTICES (7)
Charlie: entices
DC: TOWNIES (7) SECTION (7)
OT: ICONISE (7) INCITES (7) OCTINES (7) WINIEST (7)
Score: 13–0 (max 13)

7's all round a phantom E sees Charlie fall further behind

Round 3: 100, 75, 3, 2, 5, 1. Target: 590

Matt: 590. (75 − 1) × (5 + 3) − 2 (10)
Charlie: 594.

Not too taxing this fine solve from Matt as Charlie can only manage 4 away

OT : This my solve for 590 ( 100 + 3 )*5)+75 :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek:

Score: 23–0 (max 23)

Teatime teaser: OPERAGIG -> ARPEGGIO

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

Matt: ELASTOMER (18)
Charlie: STEAL (5)
DC: MOLESTER (8)
Score: 41–0 (max 41)

Do you honestly think that Matt would not spot this ??? I spotted this myself :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: :geek: :geek:

Elastomer : a natural or synthetic polymer having elastic properties, e.g. rubber.

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Round 5: D R U M I I E L O

Matt: MOULDIER (8)
Charlie: oiled ** declared as a 6
DC: DELIRIUM (8)
Score: 49–0 (max 49)

Round 6: 50, 9, 10, 7, 5, 9. Target: 238.

Matt: 238. (50 − 9 ÷ 9) × 5 − 7 (10)
Charlie: 235.
Score: 59–0 (max 59)

Round 7: K T A P I A I S E

Matt: PITIES (6)
Charlie: PITAS (5)
DC: PATIKIS (7)
OT: KEITAIS (7) PAIKIES (7) PAKATIS (7)
Score: 65–0 (max 66)

Matt can only manage a 6 in this round...........this now means that his max game is now off :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

Round 8: D T G U E I L N E

Matt: DELETING (8)
Charlie: GUILTED (7)
Score: 73–0 (max 74)

Round 9: 25, 75, 10, 9, 7, 3. Target: 403

Matt: 403. (75 − 25) × (10 − 9 + 7) + 3 (10)
Charlie: -

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OT this was my solve for 403 ( 7+9)*25+3 :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: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek:

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Score: 83–0 (max 84)

Teatime teaser: LETSREST -> SETTLERS

Round 10: T S E Y M A E S H

Matt: STEAMY (6)
Charlie: SHAMES (6)
OT: MATHESES (8)
Score: 89–6 (max 92)

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There is a gem of an 8 hidden away in this letters selection

Matheses : learning or wisdom, esp of a mathematical nature

6's all round from our contestants.......Charlie must feel relieved as she finally scores with her 6...I'm sure Matt does too

Round 11: G W I R A I O S H

Matt: GARISH (6)
Charlie: WASH (4)
DC: OGRISH (6)
OT: AIRISH (6) OWARIS (6) RAWISH (6)
Score: 95–6 (max 98)

Round 12: D F E A T V O I R

Matt: DEVIATOR (8)
Charlie: FATED (5)
Score: 103–6 (max 106)

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Round 13: P D U M A O E S R

Matt: POMADES (7)
Charlie: PRODS (5)
DC: SUPREMO (7)
OT: AROUSED (7) DAMPERS (7) DUMPERS (7) MADUROS (7) MAPOERS (7) PARODES (7) PEMUDAS (7) PODURAS (7) RADOMES (7) REMUDAS (7)
Score: 110–6 (max 113)

Round 14: 75, 50, 2, 10, 3, 1. Target: 314

Matt: 314. (3 + 2) × 75 − 50 − 10 − 1 (10)
Charlie: -
Score: 120–6 (max 123)

Top Marks all round from Matt in the numbers department not too taxing this solve as he breezes his way to another 10 points

Round 15: D O M I N O E S S

Matt buzzes on 2.25 seconds to say MOODINESS which is correct.
Final Score: 130–6 (max 133)

Nothing Moody about Matt's performance today as he gets another win under his belt, you have to feel sorry for his opponent Charlie who could not get going so therefore making this game one-sided. If Matt can keep up performances up like this octochampdom is looking very likely !!

In the meantime folks bye for now

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