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Thursday 25th February 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 39)

Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:27 pm
by James Robinson
Still on More4...., although it looks like we'll be back on Channel 4 soon than expected.... :P :P :P

Countdown recap for Thursday 25 February 2021.

C1: Champion Coral Heath (4 wins, 350 points.) A mail sorter and TV extra from Daventry, Northamptonshire.
C2: Challenger Matthew Marko. A restaurant manager from Redcar, North Yorkshire. He's a big Middlesbrough F.C. fan, and was the mascot of a game a few years ago leading the Boro out.
DC: Susie Dent and Dr. Linda Papadopoulos.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T N U L R A S E D
R02: T O F I M E D G A
R03: 100, 7, 9, 2, 3, 6. Target: 600.
TTT: PIPETEST - "The offspring of Gladys Knight's backing singers found in the lab."
R04: P O L Y E K I S A
R05: P L O T R U G E M
R06: 25, 10, 5, 9, 8, 6. Target: 618.
R07: B I S O L J H E S
R08: G A T N E O C B I
R09: 100, 75, 10, 10, 3, 6. Target: 814.
TTT: USEFRONT - "Lots of numbers financially, but less than 5 musically."
R10: R E D A T I V S E
R11: M P U R G I D O E
R12: W A N O C H T E A
R13: N W I S L O D E N
R14: 50, 8, 6, 8, 7, 9. Target: 730.
R15: F L U I D F E L L (conundrum)


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Enjoy the show.

Round 1: T N U L R A S E D

Coral: UNSALTED (8)
Matthew: SANDER (6)
DC: NEUTRALS (8) undersalt
OT: ADULTERS (8) LAUNDERS (8) LURDANES (8) RUNDALES (8) RUNDLETS (8) TRANSUDE (8) TRUNDLES (8)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

Round 2: T O F I M E D G A

Coral: gaited
Matthew: FOAMED (6)
DC: GODETIA (7)
OT: GAMETOID (8)
Score: 8–6 (max 16)

Round 3: 100, 7, 9, 2, 3, 6. Target: 600.

Coral: 600. 6 x 100 (10)
Matthew: 600. 6 x 100 (10)
Score: 18–16 (max 26)

Teatime teaser: PIPETEST -> PIPETTES

Round 4: P O L Y E K I S A

Coral: POLKAS (6)
Matthew: POLES (5)
DC: PESKY (5) PESKILY (7)
OT: SOAPLIKE (8)
Score: 24–16 (max 34)

Round 5: P L O T R U G E M

Coral: POULTER (7)
Matthew: -
DC: GROUPLET (8)
OT: PREMOULT (8) PROMULGE (8)
Score: 31–16 (max 42)

Round 6: 25, 10, 5, 9, 8, 6. Target: 618.

Coral: 617. (((6 x 10) + 8) x 9) + 5 (7)
Matthew: 605.
RR: 618. ((9 - 5) x 6 x 25) + 10 + 8 (10)
Score: 38–16 (max 52)

Dr. Linda talks about how to be more productive.

Round 7: B I S O L J H E S

Coral: BLESS (5)
Matthew: jolies
DC: BOLSHIE (7) bolshies JOBLESS (7)
OT: ISOHELS (7)
Score: 43–16 (max 59)

Round 8: G A T N E O C B I

Coral: COINAGE (7)
Matthew: COATING (7)
DC: BIOAGENT (8) CABINET (7)
Score: 50–23 (max 67)

Round 9: 100, 75, 10, 10, 3, 6. Target: 814.

Coral: 813. ((75 + 6) x 10) + 3 (7)
Matthew: 813. (75 x 10) + (10 x 6) + 3 (7)
RR: 814. (75 x 10) + 100 - (3 x 10) - 6 (10)
Score: 57–30 (max 77)

Teatime teaser: USEFRONT -> FORTUNES

Round 10: R E D A T I V S E

Coral: SEDATIVE (8)
Matthew: ADVISE (6)
DC: ADVERTISE (18)
OT: DERIVATES (18)
Score: 65–30 (max 95)

Round 11: M P U R G I D O E

Coral: GROUPED (7)
Matthew: PURGE (5)
DC: PURGED (6)
OT: DUMPIER (7) GROUPIE (7) GRUMPED (7) GUMDROP (7) PIROGUE (7) PODGIER (7) PUDGIER (7) UMPIRED (7)
Score: 72–30 (max 102)

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

Round 12: W A N O C H T E A

Coral: CHANT (5)
Matthew: CHEAT (5)
DC: OCTANE (6) WOTCHA (6)
OT: ACANTH (6) ANEATH (6) AWHATO (6) AWHETO (6) CATENA (6) CHAETA (6) NOWHAT (6) TECHNO (6) WATCHA (6)
Score: 77–35 (max 108)

Round 13: N W I S L O D E N

Coral: ENDOWS (6)
Matthew: WIDEN (5)
DC: DOWNLINES (18)
Score: 83–35 (max 126)

Round 14: 50, 8, 6, 8, 7, 9. Target: 730.

Coral: 734. ((9 + 6) x 50) - 8 - 8 (7)
Matthew: -
RR: 730. (((9 x 8) + 6 + 7) x 8) + 50 (10)
Score: 90–35 (max 136)

Round 15: F L U I D F E L L

No one buzzes. The answer, correctly guessed by Susie, was FULFILLED.
Final Score: 90–35 (max 146)

Statistics Corner

Coral:
Total score - 90
Raw score - 90
Total % of max - 62
Raw % of max - 62
Total average score per round - 6.0
Raw average score per round - 6.0
Number of maxes - 3

Matthew:
Total score - 35
Raw score - 62
Total % of max - 24
Raw % of max - 42
Total average score per round - 2.3
Raw average score per round - 4.1
Number of maxes - 1

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