Episode 5620

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Episode 5620 was broadcast on 14 January 2013, and was the sixth preliminary round match of the 30th Birthday Championship.

Darryl Francis played David Webb, with Darryl Francis winning 86 – 68. The Dictionary Corner guest was Martin Lewis, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

NOTE: The conundrum has two valid solutions, FORMULAIC and FUMAROLIC, so is illegal.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Darryl Francis Score David Webb Others Max.
1 MNPRAEIAH HEPARIN 7 – 0 HAMPER PIRANHA 7
2 COZILESIG logicizes ☓ 7 – 0 logicise ☓ COLIES*, GLOZES*, LOCIES*, LOGICS 13
3 NTNLUEUAF FLUENT 7 – 7 ANNULET TUNEFUL 20
4 VEROSEYAP OVERPAYS 15 – 15 OVERPAYS 28
5 75 10 2 7 4 3 → 927 925
(10 + 2) × (75 + 3) − (7 + 4)
22 – 15 930

RR: 927 = (75 × 4 + 2 + 7) × 3

38
TTT GAGAMIND Your mind will go gaga if you end up doing this to it. DAMAGING
6 RIGODUWOR RIGOUR 28 – 21 RIGOUR 44
7 NFTLAIECO CONFLATE 36 – 29 CONFLATE FALCONET*, FLECTION* 52
8 RADOTENAS TREASON 43 – 36 SENATOR DONATES, ROASTED*, RODENTS*, SANTERO*, SNORTED*, STANDER*, TORSADE* 59
9 RSCGEOIAP SOAPIER 50 – 36 geocarps ☓ CARGOES*, COPIERS*, CORSAGE*, PICAROS*, PORGIES*, PROSAIC, SCORIAE*, SCRAPIE, SPACIER* 66
10 100 8 10 1 3 5 → 927 927
(100 + 3) × (10 − 1)
60 – 46 927
(8 + 1) × (100 + 3)


76
TTT COOSRUDE There's nothing rude about this word, it's quite the opposite. DECOROUS
11 STQNUIEOB QUESTION 68 – 54 QUESTION BOUNTIES 84
12 NATUVERIG AVERTING 76 – 62 AVERTING VINTAGER 92
13 BSMWAEUSD BEAMS 76 – 68 ABUSED ASSUMED*, MEDUSAS 99
14 75 2 9 2 7 5 → 503 504 ☓ 76 – 68

RR: 503 = (75 − 2) × 7 − (9 − 5) × 2

109
15 AMICROFLU FORMULAIC
(2.5 seconds)
86 – 68 119
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