Episode 6052

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Episode 6052 was broadcast on 15 December 2014, and was the third quarter-final of Series 71.

Laurence Killen played Tricia Pay, with Laurence Killen winning 98 – 97. The Dictionary Corner guest was David Baddiel, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Anomalously to the current rules for contestant placings in the quarter-finals, Killen received the champion's chair despite being seeded lower than Pay.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Laurence Killen Score Tricia Pay Others Max.
1 OLRMEUSPC CRUMPLES 8 – 8 CRUMPLES COUPLERS, SCRUMPLE* 8
2 DNSAEIYPM DAMPENS 15 – 15 IMPENDS DYNAMISE 16
3 1 9 7 4 7 6 → 217 217
(4 × 6 + 7) × 7
25 – 25 217
(4 × 7 + 9 - 6) × 7


26
TTT SHESTRIM Mr. Burns tears his assistant to pieces. SMITHERS
4 TSPAEAVTO TEAPOTS 25 – 33 APOSTATE 34
5 RQSIUOTLF FLORIST 32 – 33 flouters ☓ FLORUITS* 42
6 75 9 8 5 7 9 → 493 493
7 × 75 − (9 − 5) × 8
42 – 33


52
7 RNGEIABLS BEARINGS 50 – 33 REGAINS BLEARING, REALIGNS*, REBASING*, RESIGNAL*, SIGNABLE*, SINGABLE*, SLANGIER* 60
8 NRXEAETNS NEAREST 57 – 40 TENNERS ANNEXES*, EARNEST*, EASTERN, ENSNARE*, EXTERNS*, NEATENS*, STERANE*, TANNERS 67
9 100 75 25 9 2 6 → 247 247
75 × 2 + 100 − (9 − 6)
67 – 50 247
2 × 100 + 75 − 25 − (9 − 6)


77
TTT COUGHSON This is definitely a teatime teaser. SOUCHONG
10 RTBIOAGDO RATIO 67 – 56 TOROID DIRTBAG 84
11 TFKAIGCNE TACKING 74 – 63 TACKING FECKING* 91
12 HMTIEANDC CHANTED 81 – 70 MATCHED ANTHEMIC*, MACHINED 99
13 GNUORDTIR TOURING 88 – 77 TOURING DOUTING*, RORTING*, ROUTING 106
14 50 8 4 8 3 2 → 398 398
8 × 50 − 2
98 – 87 398
8 × 50 − 2


116
15 NORTHDASH 98 – 97 SHORTHAND
(2.75 seconds)
126
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