Tuesday 18th June 2024 ( Series 89 Prelim 121 )

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Tuesday 18th June 2024 ( Series 89 Prelim 121 )

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Hello Countdowners and welcome to another action packed recap.............with the Series 89 finals just around the corner, this is the penultimate game in the series 89 heats .........sit back and enjoy the show with your scones and cream teas


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C1: Champion Phil Campbell (1 win, 91 points.)
C2: Challenger Laura Terry.
DC: Susie Dent and Greg Rusdeski .
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: N C M E O E S N A
R02: G R W O I E T D A
R03: 50, 100, 3, 6, 1, 10. Target: 946.
TTT: ONCOURSE - "If you need some leads, think of rhinos, and take the Elland road."
R04: S R E M U O D L A
R05: H S R I A I W R O
R06: 25, 75, 2, 5, 5, 4, . Target: 179.
R07: P G N E O E J C O
R08: F T S E U I N R T
R09: 100, 75, 7, 5, 10, 3, . Target: 752.
TTT: ESTIMATE - "As an estimate, we should live through 29,000 of these."
R10: L M D E U G A N I
R11: C S G O E U D L I
R12: D S X U E I R T O
R13: V L N E O E T G A
R14: 100, 25, 3, 9, 10, 1. Target: 570.
R15: G E T I N C O R K (conundrum)


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Round 1: N C M E O E S N A

Phil: ANEMONES (8)
Laura: MENACES (7)
DC: ANEMONES (8) MENACES (7)
OT: CANOEMEN (8)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

A great start from our champion Phil with his 8 Anemones.........this was spotted by DC and our recap writer............one other 8 was Canoemen

Round 2: G R W O I E T D A

Phil: WIDGET (6)
Laura: WAITED (6)
DC: WATERDOG (8)
Score: 14–6 (max 16)

6s all round from our Champion and Challenger...........over in DC they get to shine with their 8 Waterdog

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Round 3: 50, 100, 3, 6, 1, 10. Target: 946.

C1: 946. (10 × 100) − 50 − 3 − 1 (10)
C2: 946. (10 × 100) − 50 − 3 − 1 (10)
Score: 24–16 (max 26)

Piss easy this.........lets move on for now !

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Teatime teaser: ONCOURSE -> CORNEOUS

Round 4: S R E M U O D L A

Phil: REMOULDS (8)
Laura: MODULAR (7)
DC: EARLDOMS (8)
OT: MOULDERS (8) RAMULOSE (8) ROMULEAS (8) ROULADES (8) RULEDOMS (8) SMOULDER (8)
Score: 32–16 (max 34)

Again nothing to complain over...........a good spot from our champion Phil that allows him to extend his lead further............but there were a few more 8s hidden away..........no extra points if you spot them all

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Round 5: H S R I A I W R O

Phil: HAIRS (5)
Laura: HAIRS (5)
DC: WHIRRS (6) WARISHI (7)
OT: HARROWS (7) OWARRIS (7) SHARROW (7) WIRRAHS (7)
Score: 37–21 (max 41)

5s all round from our Champion and Challenger...........over in DC they get to shine with their 7 Warishi.............but there few of thos ehidden away............... again nothing to complain about


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Round 6: 25, 75, 2, 5, 5, 4. Target: 179.

C1: 179. 75 × 2 + 25 + 4 (10)
C2: 179. (75 × 2) + (5 × 5) + 4 (10)
Score: 47–31 (max 51)

Another easy that bags our Champion and Challenger 10 points each

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Round 7: P G N E O E J C O

Phil: PENCE (5)
Laura: CONGEE (6)
DC: CONGEE (6) PONGEE (6)
OT: NEGOCE (6)
Score: 47–37 (max 57)

Let's move on ! A good round for Laura that puts within 10 points of our champion..........but there was a few more 6s hidden away again nothing to comment over

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Round 8: F T S E U I N R T

Phil: INFUSER (7)
Laura: FITTERS (7)
DC: TURFIEST (8)
OT: RUNTIEST (8)
Score: 54–44 (max 65)

7s all round for our champion and challenger..........over in DC they get to show off with their 8 Turfiest......one other 8 hidden away was Runtiest

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Round 9: 100, 75, 7, 5, 10, 3. Target: 752.

C1: 752. 75 × 10 + 5 − 3 (10)
C2: 752. 75 × 10 + 5 − 3 (10)
Score: 64–54 (max 75)

Another piss easy one..........that bags Phil and Laura 10 points each

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Teatime teaser: ESTIMATE -> TEATIMES

Round 10: L M D E U G A N I

Phil: MANGLED (7)
Laura: MALIGNED (8)
DC: MANGLED (7) MALIGNED (8)
OT: MAUDLING (8) UNMAILED (8)
Score: 64–62 (max 83)

A fantastic 8 from our challenger Laura...........could the comeback be on ?????

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Round 11: C S G O E U D L I

Phil: CUDGELS (7)
Laura: CLOUDS (6)
DC: GLUCOSIDE (18)
Score: 71–62 (max 101)

Another good spot from our Champion Phil in this tight contest............but DC get to shine with their 9 Glucoside........this reminds of the Series 78 Grand final between Zarte Siempre and Philip Aston as their conundrum..........but this was one I spotted


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Round 12: D S X U E I R T O

Phil: OUTSIDER (8)
Laura: DEXTROUS (8)
DC: DEXTROUS (8) OUTSIDER (8)
OT: ETOURDIS (8) OUTRIDES (8)
Score: 79–70 (max 109)

Lots of 8s here...................let's move on shall we !

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Round 13: V L N E O E T G A

Phil: LEAVEN (6)
Laura: valent
DC: ELONGATE (8)
OT: VEGOLATE (8)
Score: 85–70 (max 117)

A rather unfortunate risk from Laura that could prove very costly for her.........a good 6 from our champion Phil that extends his lead further but there is still everything left to play for.........meanwhile over in DC they get to shine with their 8 Elongate.............can Laura get maximun points in the next round and force a crucial conundrum...........lets see how she goes on

Round 14: 100, 25, 3, 9, 10, 1. Target: 570.

C1: 574. (9 − 3) × 100 − 25 − 1 (7)
C2: -
RR: 570. (9 × 10 + 100) × 3 (10)
Score: 92–70 (max 127)

Sadly Laura blanks this round............Phil gets 4 away and secures his second win..............Ms Riley shows us how it is done but uses a less complicated method involving the 3 times table.........I used a different method of getting there.....sadly for our challenger it is Game over.

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3-1=2
9*2=18
25+18=43
100-43=57
57*10=570

Otherwise known as the omelette method where you have to use all the numbers

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Round 15: G E T I N C O R K

C1 buzzes on 19 seconds to say ROCKETING which is correct.
Final Score: 102–70 (max 137)

What a seesaw battle this contest has been....... firstly congratulations to Phil he will be going for his third win in the last of the series 89 heats, take nothing away from Laura she had some good spots slowly but surely Phil got the better of her..........you can join me again for that recap......I bid you farewell..........until next time.

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