Tuesday April 19th 2022 (Series 85 Prelim 77)

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Tuesday April 19th 2022 (Series 85 Prelim 77)

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Countdown recap for Tuesday 19 April 2022 (Series 85 Prelim 77 )

Hello Countdowners everywhere and welcome to another recap, our champion Matt is going rather well and by my reckoning he could be an octochamp by next week, so sit back and enjoy the show !

C1: Champion Matt O'Connor (2 wins, 243 points) Matt is a serving detective with Cheshire Constabulary and formerly of Greater Manchester Police, and an apterite, he originally took a job in IT after completing his degree in Computers, he was bored with that profession until some of his friends from university who were joining the police force they encouraged Matt to do so,15 years later he is still in the police currently serving as a Detective Constable.
C2: Challenger Tom Parkin-Coates : Tom is a ventilation service engineer from Milton Keynes
DC: Susie Dent and Sophie Ellis Bextor
RR: Rachel Riley
OT: Other words or solutions

R01: M G A S E A T H I
R02: E R S F E O T B E
R03: 100, 50, 7, 9, 5, 6, . Target: 983.
TTT: NICEDENS - "The very angry man was covered in perfume."
R04: O S R L A U O G H
R05: B N I D A I O T R
R06: 50, 25, 2, 9, 2, 6. Target: 308.
R07: V D O P E R I M D
R08: Y E P T O I L R U
R09: 100, 75, 8, 9, 6, 1. Target: 950.
TTT: SCANIRIS - "These flowers absolutely love themselves."
R10: E M C E I N S A E
R11: D K A P E U D A C
R12: S I L T E E S N O
R13: R L A S O E J U M
R14: 75, 25, 3, 3, 4, 7. Target: 596.
R15: N E R D R E I G N (conundrum)


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Round 1: M G A S E A T H I

Matt: MEGAHITS (8)
Tom: MAGES (5)
DC: MEGAHITS
OT: AGATHISM (8) SAGAMITE (8)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

Great start from our champion Matt with MEGAHITS

Round 2: E R S F E O T B E

Matt: FOREST (6)
Tom: beest
DC: FORESEE (7)
OT: BEERFEST (8)
Score: 14–0 (max 16)

An Interesting 8 ignored by all BEERFEST..................but in my case a WINEFEST :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Round 3: 100, 50, 7, 9, 5, 6. Target: 983.

Matt: 982. (100 + 5) × 9 + 50 − 7 − 6 (7)
Tom: 988.
RR: 983. (50 ÷ 5 + 100) × 9 − 7 (10)
Score: 21–0 (max 26)

Our champ can only manage 1 away...............but Rachel mops and produces the perfect solution


Teatime teaser: NICEDENS -> INCENSED

Round 4: O S R L A U O G H

Matt: GOULASH (7)
Tom: ROUGHS (6)
DC: GASOHOL (7)
Score: 28–0 (max 33)

A good 7 from Matt as Tom is feeling rather Rough with his 6.......Susie pulls an interesting 7 out of the bag GASOHOL

Gasohol a mixture of petrol and ethanol used as fuel in internal combustion engines

Round 5: B N I D A I O T R

Matt: BANDITO (7)
Tom: IDIOT (5)
OT: ORIBATID (8)
Score: 35–0 (max 41)

Another fine spot from Mr O'Connor but another interesting 8 ignored by all

Oribatid any of a superfamily (Oribatoidea) of small oval eyeless nonparasitic mites having a heavily sclerotized integument with a leathery appearance

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Round 6: 50, 25, 2, 9, 2, 6. Target: 308.

Matt: 308. 6 × 50 + 9 − 2 ÷ 2 (10)
Tom: 308. 6 × 50 + 9 − 2 ÷ 2 (10)
Score: 45–10 (max 51)

Top marks in numbers department from our contestants, Tom must be relieved as he has scored 10 points in this round


Round 7: V D O P E R I M D

Matt: PROVIDED (8)
Tom: DOPIER (6)
DC: IMPROVED (8)
Score: 53–10 (max 59)

Round 8: Y E P T O I L R U

Matt: POUTIER (7)
Tom: PETROL (6)
DC: POULTRY (7) PYROLITE (8)

A great 7 from Matt with Poutier.......he has nothing to pout about......but DC has a brilliant 8 with Pyrolite

Pyrolite It is a Geological term : A material which (according to some models) is regarded as typical of the earth's upper mantle, corresponding in composition to a mixture of basalt and dunite (peridotite), or to the minerals pyroxene and olivine.

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Score: 60–10 (max 67)

Round 9: 100, 75, 8, 9, 6, 1. Target: 950.

Matt: 950. (9 + 1) × 75 + (8 − 6) × 100 (10)
Tom: -
Score: 70–10 (max 77)

Teatime teaser: SCANIRIS -> NARCISSI

Round 10: E M C E I N S A E

Matt: MENACES (7)
Tom: SCENE (5)
DC: CINEMAS (7)
OT: AMNESIC (7) ENEMIES (7) MEANIES (7) NEMESIA (7)
Score: 77–10 (max 84)

Nothing Menacing about this 7 Menaces !!! but Susie is going to the movies with her 7 Cinemas !!!!


Round 11: D K A P E U D A C

Matt: PACKED (6)
Tom: CAPED (5)
DC: CAKED (5) CAPED (5) DUCKED (6)
OT: ADDUCE (6) CAUDAE (6) PADAUK (6)
Score: 83–10 (max 90)

Round 12: S I L T E E S N O

Matt: NOSIEST (7)
Tom: STEELS (6)
DC: TONELESS (8)
OT: NOSELITES (18)
Score: 90–10 (max 108)

A great 7 from Matt our Champ with Nosiest.......he will need a good nose and good detective skills to solve lots of crime..........and hopefully make his next appearance on Crimewatch. However Susie gets to shine with her 8 Toneless..................there is a interesting 9 ignored by all Noselites


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Round 13: R L A S O E J U M

Matt: RAMULOSE (8)
Tom: MORALS (6)
DC: JEALOUS (7)
OT: ROMULEAS (8)
Score: 98–10 (max 116)


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A great spot from Matt with Ramulose.......but me and Susie feel rather Jealous as we can only manage a 7 :D :D :D :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek:


Ramulose It is a botanical term : Having (many) small branches or divisions.

Round 14: 75, 25, 3, 3, 4, 7. Target: 596.

Matt: 596. (3 ÷ 3 + 7) × 75 − 4 (10)
Tom: 596 (25 + 75) × (3 + 3) − 4 (10)
Score: 108–20 (max 126)

Top marks yet again in the numbers department from our contestants

Round 15: N E R D R E I G N

Another super speedy buzz from Matt !!!!

Matt buzzes on 1.5 seconds to say RENDERING which is correct.
Final Score: 118–20 (max 136)

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Another great win from Matt, but take nothing away from Tom who didn't who score in any the of letters rounds. He will be happy with his goody bag and 20 points in the numbers round..........if Matt can keep up this consistency all week........... Dan Byrom the current no 1 seed will be watching the leader board anxiously.....as Matt continues his brilliant run.

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In the meantime bye for now.......I will be recapping Wednesdays game to see how Matt gets on !
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Re: Tuesday April 19th 2022 Series 85 ( Prelim 77)

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Alt to standard method
R6: (50+25+6-4)x2x2
R9: (6+8)x75-100
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