Episode 5946

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Episode 5946 was broadcast on 27 June 2014, and was the Series 70 grand final.

Mark Murray played Andy Naylor, with Mark Murray winning 105 – 70. The Dictionary Corner guest was Jon Culshaw, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

This was the first grand final to feature two returning contestants.

This episode marked the final use of the dictionary in paper form, as well as the pencam, which was retired at the beginning of Series 71 in accordance with the introduction of the Oxford Dictionary Online. (The last word to be looked up by the pencam was AXONEMES in round 13.)

Rounds

Rnd Selection Mark Murray Score Andy Naylor Others Max.
1 NTLEOEAGS ELONGATES 18 – 0 TANGELOS 18
2 OEALRHQUS SQUALOR 25 – 7 HAULERS 25
3 25 50 8 1 4 9 → 771 770
(50 + 25 + 8 ÷ 4) × (9 + 1)
32 – 7 770 ☓

RR: 771 = (9 − 1 + 8) × 50 − (25 + 4)

35
TTT DADSBINS Breaks up all the pop groups from a Norfolk town. DISBANDS
4 TRKSOEIAN NOTARISE 40 – 7 TREASON NARKIEST*, NOTARIES* 43
5 DZPOEODST STOOPED 47 – 14 STOOPED 50
6 75 8 9 4 8 9 → 524 524
(75 − 9) × 8 − 4
57 – 24 524
8 × 75 − 9 × 8 − 4


60
7 VPIEAIDRO OVERPAID 65 – 32 OVERPAID 68
8 EOACSGNIL SOLACING 73 – 32 CEASING COINAGES*, CONGEALS*, ECLOSING*, GASOLINE 76
9 50 75 8 7 6 6 → 960 960
(75 + 50 − (6 − (7 − 6))) × 8
83 – 32


86
TTT KELLYIDA Kelly and Ida both behaved as they should. LADYLIKE
10 TVMRDOEUA MATURED 90 – 39 MATURED 93
11 SCMIOEIRA aircoms ☓ 90 – 45 CRIMES ISOMERIC 101
12 IDONEPTAF ANTIPODE 98 – 53 ANTIPODE 109
13 MSNXOEARE RENAMES 105 – 60 MOANERS AXONEMES 117
14 7 10 6 1 10 3 → 687 688 105 – 70 687
(7 × 10 − 1) × 10 − 3


127
15 SALLYARMI 105 – 70 AMARYLLIS 137
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