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Episode 6987

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Episode 6987 was broadcast on 11 January 2019, and was the eighth preliminary of Championship of Champions XV.

Philip Aston played Noel McIlvenny, with Philip Aston winning 103 – 89. The Dictionary Corner guest was Dr Linda Papadopoulos, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

This episode was transmitted on Rachel Riley's birthday, and was also the one closest to the tenth anniversary of the broadcast of her first Countdown episode. Susie Dent mentioned the occasion during her Origins of Words spot, presenting Riley with flowers. A more elaborate celebration took place just under seven months later in 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown Series 18, Episode 3.

This episode was repeated on 29 July 2020.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Philip Aston Score Noel McIlvenny Others Max.
1 FBREAATIE AERATE 6 – 0 fibrate ☓ FEARTIE* 7
2 IOARZHMER HOARIER 13 – 7 HOARIER ARMOIRE*, RHIZOME 14
3 75 3 9 6 3 6 → 215 215
75 × 3 − 9 − 6 ÷ 6
23 – 17 215
(75 − 3) × 3 − 6 ÷ 6


24
TTT FRAILGENT The old gent was frail and was moving very hesitantly. FALTERING
4 OEUTSLNEO TOLUENE 30 – 17 SOLUTE ELUENTS, OSTEONE*, OUTSEEN*, OUTSOLE*, UNLOOSE* 31
5 TMRAEOQRY ROTAMER 37 – 17 TARRY MORTARY 38
6 100 50 75 25 10 7 → 648 648
75 × 10 − 100 − 50 ÷ 25
47 – 27 648
75 × 10 − 100 − 50 ÷ 25


48
7 WNLIEUBJG bluewing ☓ 47 – 33 BUNGLE BLUEING* 55
8 AIADGSTOI ADAGIOS 54 – 40 ADAGIOS IDIOTAS* 62
9 75 1 2 3 7 10 → 662 662
(75 − 7 − 2) × 10 + 3 − 1
64 – 50 662
(10 − 1) × 75 − (2 × 3 + 7)


72
TTT CARESPAIN They don't care much for these in Spain; they rarely ever need them. RAINCAPES
10 EOILSRWGE GLORIES 71 – 57 GLORIES OWLERIES* 80
11 DTRAEASIE SIDERATE 79 – 65 RADIATES AERIATED*, DATARIES*, READIEST, SERIATED*, STEADIER* 88
12 OUIGPNFTK POUTING 86 – 72 POUTING 95
13 SDNAEIVUO ANODISE 93 – 79 ANODISE ADENOUS*, ADONISE*, AUDIONS*, DEVIOUS*, DOUANES*, ENVIOUS*, EVASION*, INVADES, NAEVOID*, NIVEOUS*, UNSAVED, VEINOUS* 102
14 50 25 100 75 1 4 → 937 937
(75 × 25 − 1) × 50 ÷ 100
103 – 89 937
(75 × 25 − 1) × 50 ÷ 100


112
15 BACCYROOM bomocracy ☓
(26.5 seconds)
103 – 89 MOBOCRACY 122
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