Friday 10th February 2023 (Series 87, Preliminary 15)

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Friday 10th February 2023 (Series 87, Preliminary 15)

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Countdown recap for Friday 10 February 2023.

C1: Champion Andrew Barrett (4 wins, 331 points.) A bandmaster in the Salvation Army.
C2: Challenger Denis Kaye. He was previously on the show in Series 59, winning 3 times.
DC: Susie Dent and Jo Brand.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: C S N I U F E N P
R02: N O T L E R A D S
R03: 25, 75, 2, 8, 7, 4. Target: 577.
TTT: BICRANIA - "He might need 2 crania to fit all his genius in."
R04: T I W L P O E G X
R05: M I T A N M O G K
R06: 25, 3, 6, 1, 8, 1. Target: 950.
R07: R G S E R I N C A
R08: Z D T S E O A B T
R09: 75, 50, 9, 1, 8, 7. Target: 202.
TTT: BEASTRAN - "The beast ran riot in the house, until I put this down."
R10: H F M S U E I L Y
R11: G T A G S E P O N
R12: S R N J U I E A V
R13: W L O R N U A R M
R14: 50, 100, 25, 6, 4, 1. Target: 682.
R15: G I N N Y C O V E (conundrum)


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Round 1: C S N I U F E N P

Andrew: FUNNIES (7)
Denis: FUNNIES (7)
DC: csifun
OT: CUNNIES (7) PINCENS (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 7)

Round 2: N O T L E R A D S

Andrew: donaters
Denis: STANDER (7)
DC: LEOTARDS (8) LODESTAR (8) SOLANDER (8) lastdrone
OT: DELATORS (8) LADRONES (8)
Score: 7–14 (max 15)

Round 3: 25, 75, 2, 8, 7, 4. Target: 577.

Andrew: 577. (8 x 75) - 25 + 2 (10)
Denis: 577. (8 x 75) - 25 + 2 (10)
Score: 17–24 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: BICRANIA -> BRAINIAC

Round 4: T I W L P O E G X

Andrew: EXPLOIT (7)
Denis: POLITE (6)
DC: exowlpig
Score: 24–24 (max 32)

Round 5: M I T A N M O G K

Andrew: MOATING (7)
Denis: MAKING (6)
DC: GAMMON (6) kitmogman
OT: OMMATIN (7) TOMMING (7)
Score: 31–24 (max 39)

Round 6: 25, 3, 6, 1, 8, 1. Target: 950.

Andrew: 950. ((6 x (8 - 1)) - 3 - 1) x 25 (10)
Denis: -
Score: 41–24 (max 49)

It's Q&A Friday, as Colin, Susie and Rachel ask Jo some questions.

Round 7: R G S E R I N C A

Andrew: SCARRING (8)
Denis: SCARRING (8)
DC: CREASING (8) csianger
OT: CRINGERS (8) EARRINGS (8) GRAINERS (8) RECASING (8)
Score: 49–32 (max 57)

Round 8: Z D T S E O A B T

Andrew: BOASTED (7)
Denis: BOASTED (7)
OT: SABOTED (7) TOASTED (7)
Score: 56–39 (max 64)

Round 9: 75, 50, 9, 1, 8, 7. Target: 202.

Andrew: 198.
Denis: 202. ((75 - 50) x 8) + 9 - 7 (10)
Score: 56–49 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: BEASTRAN -> RATSBANE

Round 10: H F M S U E I L Y

Andrew: flemish
Denis: FLUMES (6)
DC: MUSHILY (7)
OT: EMULSIFY (8)
Score: 56–55 (max 82)

Round 11: G T A G S E P O N

Andrew: POSTAGE (7)
Denis: POSTAGE (7)
DC: PONTAGES (8) SEPTAGON (8) GOAT (4) naggot
Score: 63–62 (max 90)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "etymology".

Round 12: S R N J U I E A V

Andrew: RAVINES (7)
Denis: JIVES (5)
DC: INJURES (7) srnjive
OT: JAUNIES (7)
Score: 70–62 (max 97)

Round 13: W L O R N U A R M

Andrew: MARROW (6)
Denis: MANOR (5)
DC: UNMORAL (7) wormrun
OT: MORULAR (7)
Score: 76–62 (max 104)

Round 14: 50, 100, 25, 6, 4, 1. Target: 682.

Andrew: 680.
Denis: 681. ((100 + 1) x 6) + 50 + 25 (7)
RR: 682. ((100 / 4) x 25) + 50 + 6 + 1 (10)
Score: 76–69 (max 114)

Round 15: G I N N Y C O V E

Denis buzzes on 7 seconds to say CONNIVING which is incorrect.
Andrew does not buzz.
The answer, correctly answered by Rachel, was CONVEYING.
Final Score: 76–69 (max 124)

Statistics Corner

Andrew:
Total score - 76
Raw score - 90
Total % of max - 61
Raw % of max - 73
Total average score per round - 5.1
Raw average score per round - 6.0
Number of maxes - 8

Denis:
Total score - 69
Raw score - 91
Total % of max - 56
Raw % of max - 73
Total average score per round - 4.6
Raw average score per round - 6.1
Number of maxes - 5

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=87
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