Wednesday 15th June 2022 ( Series 85 First Semi Final )

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Wednesday 15th June 2022 ( Series 85 First Semi Final )

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Wednesday 15th June 2022 ( Series 85 First Semi Final )


Hello Countdowners and welcome to another recap, it is now 4 down and 4 to go as we enter our first semi final.......tune into today's show to find out who will play in Friday's showpiece......who will it be ????????????

C1: Champion Dan" The Sheffield Superman " Byrom (9 wins, 1073 points.) He was a gap year student, part time tutor and a business development assistant for his father's audiology company, Dan defeated no 8 seed Craig Fawcett in ruthless fashion 106-27 in last Thursday's quarter final


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C2: Champion Ryan " The Glasgow Grinder " Carlsen (9 wins, 861 points.) he defeated Adrian Fletcher in Tuesday's quarter final 92-63

Stand by for a cracker you will not want to miss this !!!!!

DC: Jay Rayner
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T P G R A A I O E
R02: I O U K L S V O I
R03: 75, 50, 100, 25, 1, 5, . Target: 403.
TTT: NAMEGIRL - "Put it on in order to put it off."
R04: N T M D U E A E N
R05: W R B P I U E I R
R06: 9, 2, 4, 6, 4, 5, . Target: 868.
R07: N L S J A I E E R
R08: Y G L N T E U O R
R09: 25, 100, 50, 75, 4, 2, . Target: 819.
TTT: HEPEOPLE - "It'll help you see things from the other side."
R10: E O E M D S N A V
R11: D F R C I U A A S
R12: L B S G U A O A R
R13: P H W D E E A E C
R14: 10, 1, 2, 5, 8, 3. Target: 448.
R15: I S N O M E R C Y (conundrum)


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Round 1: T P G R A A I O E

Dan: PORTAGE (7)
Ryan: PORTAGE (7)
DC: PORTAGE (7) GOATIER (7)
OT: PARIGOT (7) PARTAGE (7) POTAGER (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 7)

Round 2: I O U K L S V O I

Dan: LOOKS (5)
Ryan: LOOKS (5)
DC: KILOS (5)
OT: KOLOS (5) LOUIS (5) OLIOS (5) OVOLI (5) VIOLS (5)
Score: 12–12 (max 12)

Round 3: 75, 50, 100, 25, 1, 5. Target: 403.

Dan: 403. 75 × 5 + 25 + 100 ÷ 50 + 1 (10)
Ryan: 403. 75 × 5 + 25 + 100 ÷ 50 + 1 (10)
Score: 22–22 (max 22)

Top marks in the numbers game.......need I say more ??????

Teatime teaser: NAMEGIRL -> MALINGER

Round 4: N T M D U E A E N

Dan: UNTAMED (7)
Ryan: UNTAMED (7)
DC: UNTAMED (7) UNMATED (7) MUNDANE (7)
OT: MANENTED (8)
Score: 29–29 (max 30)

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Round 5: W R B P I U E I R

Dan: burper
Ryan: burper
DC: WIPER (5) PURER (5)
OT: PIRRIE (6) PURIRI (6) RIPIER (6) WIRIER (6)
Score: 29–29 (max 36)

You can't be a burper..............but this contest still remains very tight !!!!!!!!

Round 6: 9, 2, 4, 6, 4, 5. Target: 868.

Dan: 869. 4 × 4 × 6 × 9 + 5 (7)
Ryan: 869. 4 × 4 × 6 × 9 + 5 (7)
RR: 868. (6 × 5 × 4 + 4) × (9 − 2) (10)
Score: 36–36 (max 46)

Our Semi finalists can only produce 1 away.......but Rachel gets to shine by producing the perfect solution :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek: :geek:

Round 7: N L S J A I E E R

Dan: JAILERS (7)
Ryan: JAILERS (7)
DC: EARLIES (7) REALISE (7)
OT: ANERLIE (7) LARNIES (7) LIERNES (7) NAILERS (7) RELINES (7) RESLAIN (7)
Score: 43–43 (max 53)

Round 8: Y G L N T E U O R

Dan: LOUNGER (7)
Ryan: OUTERLY (7)
DC: URGENTLY (8)
Score: 50–50 (max 61)

Good 7s all round...............but DC get to show off with their 8 Urgently

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Round 9: 25, 100, 50, 75, 4, 2. Target: 819.

Dan: 825.
Ryan: 816. (50 ÷ 25 + 100) × 4 × 2 (7)
RR: 819. 75 × (50 + 2) ÷ 100 × (25 − 4) (10)
Score: 50–57 (max 71)

OOOHHHHH The deadlock has been broken Ryan gets to go ahead with his 816 solve as Dan can only manage 825............but Rachel mops up and produces the perfect solution !!!! :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek:

Teatime teaser: HEPEOPLE -> PEEPHOLE

Round 10: E O E M D S N A V

Dan: DAEMONS (7)
Ryan: DAEMONS (7)
DC: DAEMONS (7)
OT: ADVENES (7) DEMEANS (7) MASONED (7) MEDANOS (7) SEEDMAN (7) VENOMED (7)
Score: 57–64 (max 78)

Round 11: D F R C I U A A S

Dan: RADIUS (6)
Ryan: FRAUDS (6)
DC: ASCARID (7)
OT: ACARIDS (7) CARDIAS (7) CARIADS (7) FARADIC (7) FUSARIA (7) SUDARIA (7)
Score: 63–70 (max 85)

Round 12: L B S G U A O A R

Dan: LABOURS (7)
Ryan: LABOURS (7)
DC: AROUSAL (7)
OT: GLABROUS (8)

7s all round but there is an 8 hidden away with Glabrous

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Score: 70–77 (max 93)

Round 13: P H W D E E A E C

Dan: CHEEPED (7)
Ryan: CHEEPED (7)
DC: PEACHED (7)
Score: 77–84 (max 100)

Round 14: 10, 1, 2, 5, 8, 3. Target: 448.

Dan: 448. (8 + 1) × 5 × 10 − 2 (10)
Ryan: 448. (5 × 10 + 3 × 2) × 8 (10)

Nice and straightforward..........need I say more ?????? .............THIS IS NOW GOING DOWN TO WIRE.............

Score: 87–94 (max 110)

We have a crucial conundrum..........let's see who buzzes first will it be Dan or Ryan ???????? for a place in Friday's Grand Final ?????? Find out .....

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4.25 Dan Buzzes !!!!!

Dan gets the answer with Croneyism........this now means that he is in the series 85 Grand final...........find out who will be joining him ..........will it be ??????????????
Matt " The Cheshire Colossus " O'Connor or Steve "The Nottingham Nightmare " Hyde tune into tomorrows semi final to find out !!!!

Round 15: I S N O M E R C Y

Dan buzzes on 4.25 seconds to say CRONEYISM which is correct.
Final Score: 97–94 (max 120)

A fabulous contest from Dan and Ryan.........Congratulations to Dan Byrom for making into the series 85 final.......but take nothing away from from Ryan Carlsen who put a really brave fight !!!!! Ryan will be proud of his piece of kryptonite..........In the meantime bye for now !!!

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