Friday 26th February 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 40)

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Friday 26th February 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 40)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:02 pm

Back on Channel 4, YAY!!! Although, England losing a Test match in under 2 days is laughable in itself... :oops: :oops: :oops:

Countdown recap for Friday 26 February 2021.

C1: Champion Coral Heath (5 wins, 440 points.) A mail sorter and TV extra from Daventry, Northamptonshire.
C2: Challenger Dave Bowley. A police officer from Consett, County Durham. He likes sports and has done some boxing for charity too.
DC: Susie Dent and Dr. Linda Papadopoulos.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: D P O K T A S U I
R02: N E G O R E D L R
R03: 50, 75, 4, 8, 6, 4. Target: 618.
TTT: EELTROUT - "Eel and trout are the fish, but this is all about the chips."
R04: S A C I H E M T J
R05: R T A W L O Y E S
R06: 75, 8, 5, 1, 4, 10. Target: 898.
R07: D I C T A H B E N
R08: S O L A P I X T E
R09: 50, 25, 10, 3, 9, 3. Target: 729.
TTT: SPIKEHUB - "After a long ride, you finally take a drink from the bar."
R10: L U N E S O G M V
R11: W G T A S E P I D
R12: R O F I B A N E M
R13: P R U T A F I C O
R14: 4, 7, 5, 3, 10, 2. Target: 174.
R15: E E U R S I L L Y (conundrum)


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Round 1: D P O K T A S U I

Coral: POUTS (5)
Dave: POST (4)
DC: PADOUKS (7)
OT: ADIPOUS (7) DOTAKUS (7) KATIPOS (7) SKIAPOD (7) STUPIDO (7) UTOPIAS (7)
Score: 5–0 (max 7)

Round 2: N E G O R E D L R

Coral: LODGER (6)
Dave: RENDER (6)
DC: RELODGE (7)
OT: ERELONG (7) ROGERED (7)
Score: 11–6 (max 14)

Round 3: 50, 75, 4, 8, 6, 4. Target: 618.

Coral: 620. (75 x 8) + (6 x 4) - 4 (7)
Dave: 616. (75 x 8) + (4 x 4) (7)
RR: 618. ((75 - 4) x 8) + 50 (10)
Score: 18–13 (max 24)

Teatime teaser: EELTROUT -> ROULETTE

Round 4: S A C I H E M T J

Coral: MATCHES (7)
Dave: CHEMIST (7)
DC: MAJESTIC (8)
OT: MISTEACH (8) TACHISME (8)
Score: 25–20 (max 32)

Round 5: R T A W L O Y E S

Coral: TRAWLS (6)
Dave: LAWYERS (7)
DC: WASTREL (7)
OT: OESTRAL (7) OLESTRA (7) RAYLETS (7) TROWELS (7) WATERLY (7) WORTLES (7)
Score: 25–27 (max 39)

Round 6: 75, 8, 5, 1, 4, 10. Target: 898.

Coral: 900.
Dave: 898. ((8 + 4) x 75) - (10 / 5) (10)
Score: 25–37 (max 49)

Dr. Linda talks about the psychology of money.

Round 7: D I C T A H B E N

Coral: CHANTED (7)
Dave: CHAINED (7)
DC: BATCHED (7) BITCHED (7)
OT: BENTHIC (7) BITCHEN (7) CABINED (7) CABINET (7) ECHIDNA (7) HABITED (7)
Score: 32–44 (max 56)

Round 8: S O L A P I X T E

Coral: EXTOLS (6)
Dave: EXPATS (6)
DC: EXPLOIT (7) EXPLOITS (8) SPOLIATE (8)
OT: OPALITES (8) SEXPLOIT (8)
Score: 38–50 (max 64)

Round 9: 50, 25, 10, 3, 9, 3. Target: 729.

Coral: 729. ((25 + 50 - 3) x 10) + 9 (10)
Dave: -
Score: 48–50 (max 74)

Teatime teaser: SPIKEHUB -> PUSHBIKE

Round 10: L U N E S O G M V

Coral: VOLUMES (7)
Dave: VOLUMES (7)
DC: LOUNGES (7) UNLOVES (7)
OT: GLUMOSE (7) MUNGLES (7)
Score: 55–57 (max 81)

Round 11: W G T A S E P I D

Coral: WASTED (6)
Dave: WASTED (6)
DC: PEGASID (7)
OT: AGISTED (7) WAISTED (7) WIDGETS (7)
Score: 61–63 (max 88)

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

Round 12: R O F I B A N E M

Coral: FOREMAN (7)
Dave: MOANIER (7)
DC: BONFIRE (7) FIREMAN (7) BROMINE (7) FERMION (7)
OT: AMBREIN (7) FIBROMA (7) FOAMIER (7) FORAMEN (7) MIRBANE (7) MORAINE (7) ROMAINE (7)
Score: 68–70 (max 95)

Round 13: P R U T A F I C O

Coral: COURT (5)
Dave: PROFIT (6)
DC: APRICOT (7) COPITA (6)
OT: PAROTIC (7) PATRICO (7)
Score: 68–76 (max 102)

Round 14: 4, 7, 5, 3, 10, 2. Target: 174.

Coral: 174. (((7 x 2) + 3) x 10) + 4 (10)
Dave: 174. ((7 + 3 + 5 + 2) x 10) + 4 (10)
Score: 78–86 (max 112)

Round 15: E E U R S I L L Y

Coral buzzes on 2 seconds to say LEISURELY which is correct.
Final Score: 88–86 (max 122)

Statistics Corner

Coral:
Total score - 88
Raw score - 106
Total % of max - 72
Raw % of max - 87
Total average score per round - 5.9
Raw average score per round - 7.1
Number of maxes - 6

Dave:
Total score - 86
Raw score - 90
Total % of max - 70
Raw % of max - 74
Total average score per round - 5.7
Raw average score per round - 6.0
Number of maxes - 6

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