Episode 5940

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Episode 5940 was broadcast on 13 June 2014, and was the first quarter-final of Series 70.

Mark Murray played Andy Gardner, with Mark Murray winning 95 – 63. The Dictionary Corner guest was Mark Foster, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Mark Murray Score Andy Gardner Others Max.
1 SFNOAOSLT SALOONS 7 – 0 FLOATS STOLONS* 7
2 PJREANGIT TAPERING 15 – 8 TAPERING 15
3 100 50 75 1 7 6 → 379 381 15 – 15 380
(6 − 1) × 75 + 7 − 100 ÷ 50

Best: 379 = 50 × 7 + (100 + 75 − 1) ÷ 6

25
TTT TIEGRASS They'll let the animals eat the grass, so long as you pay them. AGISTERS
4 NDNEOEXTI INTONED 22 – 15 DENOTE DENTINE*, ENDNOTE*, TENONED 32
5 DSGOEOPTA STOOPED 29 – 22 STOOPED POSTAGE, POTAGES*, STOOGED* 39
6 4 4 7 3 1 6 → 901 29 – 22

RR: 900 Best: 900 = (7 × 6 + 3) × 4 × (4 + 1)

46
7 EOEFSKRLA LOAFERS 36 – 22 flakers ☓ AREOLES*, FORSAKE, LEAKERS* 53
8 DTIOEZNRI IRONIZED 44 – 22 EDITION RETINOID* 61
9 75 50 6 9 6 1 → 392 392
6 × 75 − 50 − (9 − 1)
54 – 32 392
(50 − 1) × (9 − 6 ÷ 6)


71
TTT USUALNIP This might give you a nip when it's grown to its usual size. NAUPLIUS
10 BQMOUINSE minques ☓ 54 – 39 OMNIBUS UMBONES 78
11 BMRAOEOVD VROOMED 61 – 39 broomed ☓ BEDROOM*, BOREDOM* 85
12 TMHSIEUCP PITCHES 68 – 46 CHEMIST HUMPIEST* 93
13 MRWEIANLR MANLIER 75 – 53 MARINER MARLINE*, MINERAL*, RAILMEN*, WIREMAN* 100
14 2 3 1 10 9 9 → 870 870
(9 × 9 + 2 × 3) × 10
85 – 63 870
((9 + 1) × 2 + 9) × 3 × 10


110
15 VITVENICE INVECTIVE
(3.5 seconds)
95 – 63 120
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