Tuesday 2nd March 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 42)

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Tuesday 2nd March 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 42)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:37 pm

Yesterday, Rachel made her RACHEL OATH to CORAL HEATH that she would become an octochamp....

Will she or won't she... :?: :?: :?:

Countdown recap for Tuesday 2 March 2021.

C1: Champion Coral Heath (7 wins, 611 points.) A mail sorter and TV extra from Daventry, Northamptonshire.
C2: Challenger Neil McFarlane. A comic actor originally from Glasgow, but now living in London.
DC: Susie Dent and Dr. Linda Papadopoulos.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: M H I R T E S D A
R02: L N W U E C A S R
R03: 75, 25, 5, 10, 8, 6. Target: 746.
TTT: CLEVERAT - "If you're a clever sausage at anagrams, you'll get the answer to this."
R04: N P K I O E L J U
R05: S N O R D E M I G
R06: 100, 50, 6, 7, 10, 5. Target: 139.
R07: F A T C E R L O H
R08: N W M R I A E L T
R09: 50, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3. Target: 570.
TTT: DREWHOSE - "Drew the hose and covered the plants with water."
R10: P S N O A C E F I
R11: S U R P E D Q A T
R12: B S P E O I U R B
R13: Y E S G T A M I Z
R14: 7, 6, 10, 1, 10, 8. Target: 751.
R15: D A W N C H U T E (conundrum)


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Round 1: M H I R T E S D A

Coral: HARDIEST (8)
Neil: HARDIEST (8)
DC: MISHEARD (8) MARDIEST (8)
OT: DREAMISH (8) MARTHIES (8) MISRATED (8) READMITS (8)
Score: 8–8 (max 8)

Round 2: L N W U E C A S R

Coral: UNCLEAR (7)
Neil: CLEANS (6)
DC: NUCLEAR (7) UNSCREW (7)
OT: AUNCELS (7) CANULES (7) CURLEWS (7) LANCERS (7) LAUNCES (7) RANCELS (7) RECUSAL (7) RUNCLES (7) SECULAR (7) SUNCARE (7) UNLACES (7)
Score: 15–8 (max 15)

Round 3: 75, 25, 5, 10, 8, 6. Target: 746.

Coral: 747. (75 x 10) - 8 + 5 (7)
Neil: 745. (10 x 75) - 5 (7)
RR: 746. (((75 x 25) - 10) / 5) x (8 - 6) (10)
Score: 22–15 (max 25)

A very rare NINETY-NINE per-center there for Rach :!: :!: 8-) 8-) :geek: :geek: :ugeek: :ugeek:

Teatime teaser: CLEVERAT -> CERVELAT

Round 4: N P K I O E L J U

Coral: JUNKIE (6)
Neil: LUPINE (6)
OT: UNIPOLE (7)
Score: 28–21 (max 32)

Round 5: S N O R D E M I G

Coral: REDOING (7)
Neil: mending
DC: SMIDGEON (8)
Score: 35–21 (max 40)

Round 6: 100, 50, 6, 7, 10, 5. Target: 139.

Coral: 139. 100 + 50 - 5 - 6 (10)
Neil: 139. 100 + 50 - 5 - 6 (10)
Score: 45–31 (max 50)

Dr. Linda talks about coping with shyness.

Round 7: F A T C E R L O H

Coral: HARLOT (6)
Neil: LATHER (6)
DC: CHORTLE (7) FLOATER (7)
OT: CHELATOR (8) CHLORATE (8) TROCHLEA (8)
Score: 51–37 (max 58)

Round 8: N W M R I A E L T

Coral: MANLIER (7)
Neil: WAITER (6)
DC: TERMINAL (8) TRAMLINE (8)
Score: 58–37 (max 66)

Round 9: 50, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3. Target: 570.

Coral: 570. ((6 + 5) x 50) + (4 x 3) + 8 (10)
Neil: 570. ((50 + 3) x (4 + 6)) + (5 x 8) (10)
Score: 68–47 (max 76)

Teatime teaser: DREWHOSE -> SHOWERED

Round 10: P S N O A C E F I

Coral: PONIES (6)
Neil: PONCES (6)
DC: FIANCES (7) CAPONISE (8)
OT: CANOPIES (8)
Score: 74–53 (max 84)

Round 11: S U R P E D Q A T

Coral: PASTURE (7)
Neil: PARQUETS (8)
OT: PASTURED (8)
Score: 74–61 (max 92)

Susie's Origins Of Words talks about the origins of "Olly, Olly, oxen free".

Round 12: B S P E O I U R B

Coral: BUSIER (6)
Neil: SUPERB (6)
DC: SOUPIER (7) RUBBIES (7)
OT: EBRIOUS (7) POBBIES (7) POURIES (7) PROBIES (7)
Score: 80–67 (max 99)

Round 13: Y E S G T A M I Z

Coral: GAIETY (6)
Neil: STEAMY (6)
DC: MAZIEST (7) GAMIEST (7) MESTIZA (7)
OT: GASEITY (7) SIGMATE (7)
Score: 86–73 (max 106)

Round 14: 7, 6, 10, 1, 10, 8. Target: 751.

Coral: 751. (((10 x 10) + 8) x 7) - 6 + 1 (10)
Neil: -
Score: 96–73 (max 116)

Round 15: D A W N C H U T E

Coral buzzes on 5.25 seconds to say UNWATCHED which is correct.
Final Score: 106–73 (max 126)

So, Coral begins and ends with a century, and her 717 points put her at #3 on the leaderboard, and she also becomes the first female octochamp since our very own Fiona Titcombe in Series 80. 8-) 8-) 8-)

Statistics Corner

Coral:
Total score - 106
Raw score - 113
Total % of max - 84
Raw % of max - 90
Total average score per round - 7.1
Raw average score per round - 7.5
Number of maxes - 6

Neil:
Total score - 73
Raw score - 85
Total % of max - 58
Raw % of max - 67
Total average score per round - 4.9
Raw average score per round - 5.7
Number of maxes - 4

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=83
CO:WY 2020 CANCELLED :cry: :cry: :cry:

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