Friday 22nd April 2022 ( Series 85 Prelim 80 )

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Friday 22nd April 2022 ( Series 85 Prelim 80 )

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Friday 22 April 2022 (Series 85 Prelim 80 )

Hello and welcome to another countdown recap...........Our Champion Matt O'Connor is going for his 6th win........but ground to a screeching halt 11 years ago where a certain Drew Halliburton solved a last gasp conundrum MYQUARTER..........MARQUETRY where Matt lost by a point :oops: :oops: :oops: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: apologies for this !!! let's hope that history does not repeat itself again.......................as he takes on Paul Merison todays challenger !!!!

Sit back with your tea and biscuits.......And enjoy today's show !!!!

C1: Champion Matt O'Connor (5 wins, 604 points) A serving Detective Constable with Cheshire Constabulary but formerly with Greater Manchester Police
C2: Challenger Paul Merison Is from London he is a teacher for people to pass their accountancy exams
DC: Susie Dent and Sophie Ellis Bextor
RR: Rachel Riley
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: H P A T O O A G I
R02: L C N D E U E S G
R03: 25, 50, 6, 5, 10, 7. Target: 363.
TTT: GRANISNT "Gran isn't happy; she's coming out with these."
R04: S B R N I O I F U
R05: R M A S E I R T O
R06: 50, 1, 6, 9, 2, 5, . Target: 618.
R07: S M E N O A B O T
R08: W L T S I E A Y Z
R09: 50, 75, 7, 8, 6, 5. Target: 662.
TTT: GAINALLY " The six geese are helping you ease your worries."
R10: N R S W U E O T C
R11: K L O M E I R U L
R12: P D R S E U I N P
R13: M S E D A O V A T
R14: 50, 1, 1, 9, 10, 4. Target: 683.
R15: R E R E V E N G E (conundrum)


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Round 1: H P A T O O A G I

Matt: PATIO (5)
Paul: PHOTO (5)
DC: PATHIA (6)
OT: PAGATI (6) PHOTOG (6) TAIHOA (6)
Score: 5–5 (max 6)

Fives all round but DC get to show off with their 6 Pathia which is type of curry

Round 2: L C N D E U E S G

Matt: LEGENDS (7)
Paul: UNCLES (6)
DC: CLUES (5) GLUES (5) CUDGELS (7) DELUGES (7)
OT: CLUDGES (7) CLUNGES (7) GULDENS (7) SECLUDE (7)

A good seven from our Champion Matt with Legends.........Matt is rapidly becoming a Countdown legend :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)

Score: 12–5 (max 13)

Round 3: 25, 50, 6, 5, 10, 7. Target: 363.

Matt: 363. ( 50*7)+25 )- ( 10/5)+6 (10)
Paul: 364.
Score: 22–5 (max 23)

Teatime teaser: GRANISNT -> RANTINGS

Round 4: S B R N I O I F U

Matt: FIBROUS (7)
Paul: FIBROUS (7)
DC: IRONS (5) FIBROUS (7) BRUINS (6)
OT: FIBRINOUS (18)

7's all round .........but there is a hidden gem of a 9 with FIBRINIOUS

Fibrinous :marked by the presence of fibrin


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Score: 29–12 (max 41)

Round 5: R M A S E I R T O

Matt: ATOMISER (8)
Paul: AMORTISE (8)
DC: STORMIER (8)
OT: MORTARISE (18)

8's all round.....but there is a 9 sneakily hidden away with Mortarise........sorry Matt but I spotted this :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: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek:

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Score: 37–20 (max 59)

Round 6: 50, 1, 6, 9, 2, 5. Target: 618.

Matt: 618.(6 + 5 + 1) × 50 + 9 × 2 (10)
Paul: 617

Top marks in the numbers department from our singing detective Matt :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek:

Score: 47–20 (max 69)

Round 7: S M E N O A B O T

Matt: BEMOANS (7)
Paul: moonbase
DC: ENTOMBS (7) BOATSMEN (8)
OT: MANBOTES (8) MESONOTA (8) MOBATONS (8) MOONBATS (8)
Score: 54–20 (max 77)

I am wondering if Matt was toying with BOATSMEN.........my 7 was BOATMEN

Round 8: W L T S I E A Y Z

Matt: SWEATILY (8)
Paul: SWEATILY (8)
DC: WALTZES (7) LAZIEST (7) SWEATILY (8)

Great 8's all round from our contestants.........I can only manage a 7 with Waltzes.......this now means that Matt will be dancing his way to the champions chair on Monday for his 7th game !!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Score: 62–28 (max 85)

Round 9: 50, 75, 7, 8, 6, 5. Target: 662.

Matt:662 : 75 × 8 + 50 + 7 + 5 (10)
Paul: 663
Score: 72–28 (max 95)

Teatime teaser: GAINALLY -> ALLAYING

Round 10: N R S W U E O T C

Matt: COUNTERS (8)
Paul: COUNTERS (8)
DC: TROUNCES (8) CROWNETS (8)
OT: CONSTRUE (8) RECOUNTS (8)
Score: 80–36 (max 103)

Nice pickings in this round....8s all round from everbody :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek:

Round 11: K L O M E I R U L

Matt: ROUILLE (7)
Paul: MILLER (6)
DC: MOUILLE (7)
Score: 87–36 (max 110)

A good 7 for Matt with Rouille......this was one I spotted and learnt from Cool Dan McColm !!!!!!! :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek:

Round 12: P D R S E U I N P

Matt: UNRIPPED (8)
Paul: unprised
DC: SNIPPED (7) NIPPERS (7)
Score: 95–36 (max 118)

A great 8 from Matt with Unripped.........this was one I spotted :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek:

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Round 13: M S E D A O V A T

Matt: ADATOMS (7)
Paul: movated
Score: 102–36 (max 125)

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Round 14: 50, 1, 1, 9, 10, 4. Target: 683.

Matt: 681
Paul: 684 ((1 + 1) × 9 + 50) × 10 + 4
RR/OT ( ( 10+4)*50-((9* (1+1)

This is something you don't see often.........Matt being beaten in the last 2 rounds...... :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

1 away is the best method for this numbers game

Score: 102–43 (max 132)

Round 15: R E R E V E N G E

Paul buzzes on 3 seconds to say EVERGREEN which is correct.
Final Score: 102–53 (max 142)

A good showing from Paul in the last in the last two rounds.......but he was unfortunate to run into Matt, if he came on another day he could of easily had a teapot....Cool Matt sews up his 6th win with a bit of tiredness creeping in. He will have a restful weekend ready to do it all over again on Monday. He will need 261 points to equal Dan Byrom's/ Zarte Siempre' octo-total of 967 points in his last 2 games as he tries for Octochamp glory !!!

In the meantime bye for now

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See you on Monday !!!!
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Rounds 9 and 14 (numbers) don't seem to have gone on properly? Also do you put the clues for the teatime teasers?

Otherwise great work of course!
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Gavin Chipper wrote: Fri Apr 22, 2022 6:52 pm Rounds 9 and 14 (numbers) don't seem to have gone on properly? Also do you put the clues for the teatime teasers?

Otherwise great work of course!
I have edited it now, everything is corrected and up to date I forgot the clues to the TTT but they are now in.
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2002. Vintage episode.
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Re: Friday 22nd April 2002 ( Series 85 Prelim 80 )

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So far at this rate, Matt averages 117.67 per game. Looks like he might have to beat his current personal best once - if not twice - in order to actually pass Dan in seedings, which may be possible if he manages to keep or improve on his 86.41% in terms of points over max. :shock:

When Dan won HIS six games, he accrued an 89.38% percentile and then suffered an estimated 2.5% decrease to 86.88% when he won all eight. But hey let's see how well Matt does on Monday, he deserves to keep his run going given such a performance this week and when he was previously on. 8-) :D
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Andres Sanchez wrote: Sat Apr 23, 2022 5:17 am So far at this rate, Matt averages 117.67 per game. Looks like he might have to beat his current personal best once - if not twice - in order to actually pass Dan in seedings, which may be possible if he manages to keep or improve on his 86.41% in terms of points over max. :shock:

When Dan won HIS six games, he accrued an 89.38% percentile and then suffered an estimated 2.5% decrease to 86.88% when he won all eight. But hey let's see how well Matt does on Monday, he deserves to keep his run going given such a performance this week and when he was previously on. 8-) :D
Matt has improved immensely , 11 years of practice seems to be paying off for him !
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Andres Sanchez wrote: Sat Apr 23, 2022 5:17 am So far at this rate, Matt averages 117.67 per game. Looks like he might have to beat his current personal best once - if not twice - in order to actually pass Dan in seedings, which may be possible if he manages to keep or improve on his 86.41% in terms of points over max. :shock:

When Dan won HIS six games, he accrued an 89.38% percentile and then suffered an estimated 2.5% decrease to 86.88% when he won all eight. But hey let's see how well Matt does on Monday, he deserves to keep his run going given such a performance this week and when he was previously on. 8-) :D
Matt has improved immensely , 11 years of practice seems to be paying off for him !
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Matt has improved immensely , 11 years of practice seems to be paying off for him !
Certainly has, hope to see him get to the finals!
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