Episode 4125

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Episode 4125 was broadcast on 14 June 2006, and was the first semi-final of Championship of Champions XII.

Paul Howe played Mark Tournoff, with Mark Tournoff winning 99 – 88. The Dictionary Corner guest was Kim Woodburn, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Paul Howe Score Mark Tournoff Others Max.
1 EAONRCWGE carnage ☓ 0 – 7 WAGONER 7
2 TUSNIECIE NICETIES 8 – 7 ENTICES 15
3 OAELJHRZS HOARSE 14 – 13 HALOES ASHORE, HALERS*, HAZELS*, JALEOS*, JOSHER*, LASHER*, REALOS*, SLEAZO*, SOLERA* 21
4 AKDEATLEO ELATED 20 – 19 ELATED DELATE*, ELODEA*, LEAKED, OLEATE*, TALKED* 27
5 100 50 25 75 10 6 → 954 953
100 × 10 − 50 + 75 ÷ 25
27 – 26 953
100 × 10 − 50 − 75 ÷ 25 + 6

Best: 954 = (100 + 6) × (10 − 75 ÷ (50 + 25))

37
TTT EELKIWIS Admire Ernie just the same. LIKEWISE
6 AMDIARMOE MERMAID 34 – 33 DIORAMA 44
7 LNTSOEIGS SINGLETS 42 – 41 GLISTENS LOSINGEST 62
8 RQADEOYAE ERODE 47 – 46 READY ADORE, EARED*, OARED*, OREAD*, RAYED*, REEDY* 67
9 UIOTFPLAU UPLIFT 53 – 46 talipo ☓ POTFUL 73
10 75 25 100 10 2 9 → 240 240
2 × 100 + 75 − 25 − 10
63 – 56 240
2 × 75 + 100 − 10


83
TTT GOMYPOOL It's all about the biggest and the juiciest. POMOLOGY
11 OEISNDGEA DIAGNOSE 71 – 64 AGONISED 91
12 DCSHEUOIE HIDEOUS 78 – 71 DUCHIES DEHISCE*, DIOCESE, DOUCHES*, HOCUSED* 98
13 AIEFSRMTO formatise ☓ 78 – 79 ATOMISER AMORTISE*, FOAMIEST*, FOREMAST*, FORMATES 106
14 9 2 1 10 2 8 → 256 256
((2 + 1) × 10 + 2) × 8
88 – 89 256
(9 − 1) × 8 × 2 × 2


116
15 STUARTFIR 88 – 99 STARFRUIT
(6.75 seconds)
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