Friday 14th April 2023 (Series 87, Preliminary 60)

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Friday 14th April 2023 (Series 87, Preliminary 60)

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Countdown recap for Friday 14 April 2023.

C1: Champion Greg Pearce (6 wins, 610 points.) He was previously on in Series 68, losing on a crucial conundrum to eventual semi-finalist Joe McGonigle.
C2: Challenger Pouvanen Pillay. Originally from Mauritius, but he works for an East Midlands company dealing with housing and care for people with complex needs.
DC: Susie Dent and Grace Dent.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T N U L A D T U P
R02: S I T A E G B D I
R03: 75, 7, 2, 8, 7, 10. Target: 977.
TTT: IMPCRIES - ""Don't sell these for the wrong amount", said Katie."
R04: S E N O G E B T A
R05: M F T E A H R L E
R06: 100, 5, 6, 6, 7, 8. Target: 766.
R07: N R P S O E R A L
R08: P U J A I N G U R
R09: 75, 6, 1, 3, 6, 4. Target: 387.
TTT: CLUEBOTH - "I'll give you a clue, he can burp louder than both of us."
R10: S A T E O R N I O
R11: T R A E N R W G I
R12: T E N O C E U R S
R13: L S G O E H T A Z
R14: 100, 50, 75, 5, 2, 10. Target: 264.
R15: G U T H E R N I A (conundrum)


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Round 1: T N U L A D T U P

Greg: PLANT (5)
Pouvanen: PLANT (5)
DC: DAUNT (5) UPLAND (6)
OT: PULUTAN (7)
Score: 5–5 (max 7)

Round 2: S I T A E G B D I

Greg: BADGES (6)
Pouvanen: DEBITS (6)
DC: AGISTED (7) BASTIDE (7)
OT: BAGSIED (7)
Score: 11–11 (max 14)

Round 3: 75, 7, 2, 8, 7, 10. Target: 977.

Greg: 975.
Pouvanen: 977. ((75 + 7) x (10 + 2)) - 7 (10)
Score: 11–21 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: IMPCRIES -> MISPRICE

Round 4: S E N O G E B T A

Greg: BEGONE (6)
Pouvanen: boatage
DC: NOSEBAG (7)
OT: BONESET (7) GOATEES (7) NEGATES (7) ONSTAGE (7) SANGEET (7) TANGOES (7)
Score: 17–21 (max 31)

Round 5: M F T E A H R L E

Greg: FEATHER (7)
Pouvanen: HEATER (6)
DC: LEATHER (7)
OT: FARMLET (7) HALTERE (7) LAMETER (7) MARTELE (7) REFLAME (7) REFLATE (7) THERMAE (7) THERMAL (7)
Score: 24–21 (max 38)

Round 6: 100, 5, 6, 6, 7, 8. Target: 766.

Greg: 767.
Pouvanen: 766. (8 x 100) - ((6 x 6) - (7 - 5)) (10)
Score: 24–31 (max 48)

Grace (and Susie) talk about what their last meals would be, and surprisingly a mix of porridge, and chips with garlic mayonnaise appears! :lol: :lol:

Round 7: N R P S O E R A L

Greg: PAROLES (7)
Pouvanen: PERSONAL (8)
OT: PRESOLAR (8) PSORALEN (8)
Score: 24–39 (max 56)

Round 8: P U J A I N G U R

Greg: PARING (6)
Pouvanen: PARING (6)
DC: PURING (6)
OT: AIRGUN (6) JAPING (6) PINGAU (6) PUJARI (6) PUNGUR (6) RAPING (6) UNPAIR (6)
Score: 30–45 (max 62)

Round 9: 75, 6, 1, 3, 6, 4. Target: 387.

Greg: 387. ((6 - 1) x 75) + (3 x 4) (10)
Pouvanen: 387. ((6 - 1) x 75) + (3 x 4) (10)
Score: 40–55 (max 72)

Teatime teaser: CLUEBOTH -> OUTBELCH

Round 10: S A T E O R N I O

Greg: SNOOTIER (8)
Pouvanen: NOTARIES (8)
DC: NOTARISE (8)
OT: ARSONITE (8) NOTAIRES (8) ORATIONS (8)
Score: 48–63 (max 80)

Round 11: T R A E N R W G I

Greg: WEARING (7)
Pouvanen: WEARING (7)
DC: WATERING (8)
OT: INTERWAR (8) RERATING (8) TWANGIER (8)
Score: 55–70 (max 88)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of some words that we didn't realise came from similar roots, such as "terrible" and "terrific".

Round 12: T E N O C E U R S

Greg: COUNTERS (8)
Pouvanen: COUNTERS (8)
DC: RECOUNTS (8) CONSTRUE (8)
OT: ECOTEURS (8) OUTENERS (8) TROUNCES (8)
Score: 63–78 (max 96)

Round 13: L S G O E H T A Z

Greg: ZEALOTS (7)
Pouvanen: HAZELS (6)
DC: HOGLETS (7)
OT: GELATOS (7) HAGLETS (7) HOSTAGE (7) LEGATOS (7) LOATHES (7)
Score: 70–78 (max 103)

Round 14: 100, 50, 75, 5, 2, 10. Target: 264.

Greg: -
Pouvanen: 265. (2 x 100) + 75 - 10 (7)
RR: 264. ((((75 - 5) / 10) + 100) x 2) + 50 (10)
Score: 70–85 (max 113)

Round 15: G U T H E R N I A

Greg buzzes on 1.75 seconds to say AUTHERING which is incorrect.
Pouvanen does not buzz.
The answer, correctly guessed by Susie, was NAUGHTIER.
Final Score: 70–85 (max 123)

Statistics Corner

Greg:
Total score - 70
Raw score - 91
Total % of max - 57
Raw % of max - 74
Total average score per round - 4.7
Raw average score per round - 6.1
Number of maxes - 6

Pouvanen:
Total score - 85
Raw score - 97
Total % of max - 69
Raw % of max - 79
Total average score per round - 5.7
Raw average score per round - 6.5
Number of maxes - 7

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