How exciting! Your first day as a BBC intern, and you get to meet the Victoria Coren Mitchell! You take a deep breath as you walk up to her dressing room, not wanting to sound like a crazed, nervous maniac in front of her. All ready, you open the door slightly and poke your head in.
“Fifteen minutes till showt—uh...”
Well you certainly didn’t expect this. A bawling Victoria, huddled in a ball on the floor, next to a large puddle of wine. You slowly step inside.
“Is, um...is something wrong?” You roll your eyes. Duh, of course something is wrong, look at her!
Victoria gets up and sprints over to you. “You! You have to help me. I was having a quick drink before the show, and I accidentally knocked the wine bottle all over the cards for the Missing Vowels round! I don’t know what any of the connections or the answers are supposed to be! And now my makeup’s all screwed up and I don’t have time to get new cards...”
“So, uh,” you say, half confused and half starstruck, “what exactly do you want me to do?”
“Just figure out the answers for each of the clues, and what each group’s connection is! Write it on that napkin over there or something!” she says as she runs out of the room. “And, well, maybe clean up this mess while you’re at it...”
You turn your attention to the wine puddle, and see five cards in the middle of it. Picking them up, you take another deep breath. This is your time to shine! You haven’t watched Only Connect all these years for nothing!
Can you solve all of the clues, and figure out the connection between each group of four?
(In case you don't know how the Missing Vowels round works on Only Conncect, a word or phrase has all its vowels removed, and spaces are added randomly between the consonants. For example,
ONLY CONNECT becomes
NL YCNN CT.)
The wine-soaked cards:
The cards as plaintext:
Group 1: LVN MNT SNH VN P HL LS FRM Group 2: CRN M THR SS TNC XSN DLLS MH TP Group 3: NG LS CRN R SSS CH RB Group 4: T HGSL VN DFTB LL FRDC PL SND G LF BT HJMHM MDN DFN CNG YZ RHNY NDF G RSK TNG Group 5: TRS SC SD RN P LGN QT RNRY