Friday 19th February 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 35)

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Friday 19th February 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 35)

Post by James Robinson » Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:33 pm

Countdown recap for Friday 19 February 2021.

C1: Champion Declan McGurk (6 wins, 550 points.) A pricing and data specialist from Leeds.
C2: Challenger Coral Heath. A mail sorter and TV extra from Daventry, Northamptonshire. She's also a musician as well. She recently appeared as an extra in Doctor Who.
DC: Susie Dent and Jeremy Thompson.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: H R O I L E P S Y
R02: T C A P S I D U M
R03: 25, 75, 1, 3, 1, 6. Target: 305.
TTT: MUSEHITS - "Forget Muse, but think of the peas and pulp."
R04: R N K O F W E S I
R05: G L A Q T E U B R
R06: 75, 100, 1, 2, 8, 2. Target: 177.
R07: N C S O E W G A M
R08: R O L S E V F N I
R09: 100, 5, 1, 3, 7, 3. Target: 830.
TTT: MYACORNS - "You'll need to think ASAP if you're going to get this."
R10: R T U H L A S D E
R11: T A P O G R E N S
R12: M J R O I N D E G
R13: B A L P T N U I E
R14: 25, 100, 8, 10, 3, 8. Target: 977.
R15: A S P E N S H I P (conundrum)


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Round 1: H R O I L E P S Y

Declan: POSHER (6)
Coral: SPOILER (7)
DC: SPOILERY (8) LEPROSY (7) POLISHER (8)
OT: REPOLISH (8)
Score: 0–7 (max 8)

Round 2: T C A P S I D U M

Declan: PACTS (5)
Coral: CAMPS (5)
DC: STUMP (5) IMPACTS (7)
OT: DICTUMS (7) DISCAMP (7) MUDCATS (7) PICUDAS (7) STADIUM (7)
Score: 5–12 (max 15)

Round 3: 25, 75, 1, 3, 1, 6. Target: 305.

Declan: 305. ((3 + 1) x 75) + 6 - 1 (10)
Coral: 305. ((3 + 1) x 75) + 6 - 1 (10)
Score: 15–22 (max 25)

Teatime teaser: MUSEHITS -> MUSHIEST

Round 4: R N K O F W E S I

Declan: WINKERS (7)
Coral: SWORN (5)
DC: wonkers WONKIER (7) FORESKIN (8)
Score: 22–22 (max 33)

Round 5: G L A Q T E U B R

Declan: BRUTAL (6)
Coral: BURGLE (6)
DC: BUTLER (6) blageur
OT: TRAGULE (7)
Score: 28–28 (max 40)

Round 6: 75, 100, 1, 2, 8, 2. Target: 177.

Declan: 177. 100 + 75 + 2 (10)
Coral: 177. 100 + 75 + 2 (10)
Score: 38–38 (max 50)

Jeremy talks about "The Flight From Hell" whilst heading home from Kuwait after covering Operation Desert Storm.

Round 7: N C S O E W G A M

Declan: WAGONS (6)
Coral: MANGOES (7)
DC: MANGOS (6) COWAGES (7)
OT: GAMONES (7) MAGCONS (7) MANGEOS (7) MEACONS (7) SWAGMEN (7)
Score: 38–45 (max 57)

Round 8: R O L S E V F N I

Declan: VERSION (7)
Coral: VERSION (7)
DC: FLORINS (7)
OT: ENVIROS (7) FRIVOLS (7) LIENORS (7) OLEFINS (7) SILVERN (7)
Score: 45–52 (max 64)

Round 9: 100, 5, 1, 3, 7, 3. Target: 830.

Declan: 831. ((100 + 3) x (5 + 3)) + 7 (7)
Coral: 830. Mistake in working.
RR: 830. ((100 + 3) x (5 + 3)) + 7 - 1 (10)
Score: 52–52 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: MYACORNS -> ACRONYMS

Round 10: R T U H L A S D E

Declan: TRASHED (7)
Coral: HURTLED (7)
DC: ADULTERS (8)
Score: 59–59 (max 82)

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

Declan: PARENTS (7)
Coral: PORTAGES (8)
DC: POTAGERS (8)
OT: NEGATORS (8) OPERANTS (8) PARENGOS (8) PONTAGES (8) PRONATES (8) RAGSTONE (8) TREPANGS (8) TROPANES (8)
Score: 59–67 (max 90)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "not giving a monkey's uncle".

Round 12: M J R O I N D E G

Declan: DEMOING (7)
Coral: REDOING (7)
DC: REJOIN (6) MINORED (7) JOINDER (7)
OT: ERODING (7) GROINED (7) IGNORED (7)
Score: 66–74 (max 97)

Round 13: B A L P T N U I E

Declan: INLET (5)
Coral: PLANET (6)
DC: UNITABLE (8)
Score: 66–80 (max 105)

Round 14: 25, 100, 8, 10, 3, 8. Target: 977.

Declan: 976.
Coral: 977. (100 x 10) - 25 + 3 - (8 / 8) (10)
Score: 66–90 (max 115)

Round 15: A S P E N S H I P

Coral buzzes on 4.5 seconds to say HAPPINESS which is correct.
Final Score: 66–100 (max 125)

Wow, our champion has been blown away, well done to Coral. ;) :) :D

Declan's 6 wins and 616 points currently put him at #3 on the leaderboard, but he'll obviously be hoping it won't an octochamp filling board like the last 2 series.... :roll: :roll: :roll:

Statistics Corner

Declan:
Total score - 66
Raw score - 97
Total % of max - 53
Raw % of max - 78
Total average score per round - 4.4
Raw average score per round - 6.5
Number of maxes - 4

Coral:
Total score - 100
Raw score - 105
Total % of max - 80
Raw % of max - 84
Total average score per round - 6.7
Raw average score per round - 7.0
Number of maxes - 8

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=83
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