Episode 6068

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Episode 6068 was broadcast on 20 January 2015, as part of Series 72.

Neil Stephenson played Ben Hocking, with Neil Stephenson winning 107 – 74. The Dictionary Corner guest was Tim Wonnacott, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Neil Stephenson Score Ben Hocking Others Max.
1 GVNPOIAEM VAMPING 7 – 7 VAMPING 7
2 TGKIEUSIE SUITE 12 – 12 KITES EGEST*, ETUIS*, GEEKS*, GITES*, GUEST, GUISE*, KUSTI*, SEGUE*, SIEGE*, SKEET, SKITE*, TEGUS*, TIKES*, TIKIS* 12
3 100 75 50 25 6 3 → 312 312
3 × 100 + 50 ÷ 25 × 6
22 – 22 312
3 × 100 + 50 ÷ 25 × 6


22
TTT NEARWORD You'll get near the word once you've scaled down the possibilities. NARROWED
4 CRFOEADJO FORCED 28 – 28 FORCED DOOFER*, FEDORA, FOREDO*, ROOFED* 28
5 MDREAEVPI VAMPIRE 35 – 35 VAMPIRE REVAMPED 36
6 25 6 1 3 7 7 → 970 969
(7 × 6 − 3) × 25 − 7 + 1
42 – 42 969
25 × 3 × (7 + 6) − (7 − 1)


43
7 DLSEAULTE adulates ☓ 42 – 49 STALLED ALLSEED*, ALLUDES*, ALUDELS*, AULDEST*, DELATES*, DULLEST, ELUATES*, SALUTED, SAUTEED*, TELEDUS* 50
8 ZGNOAETBA TAONGA 48 – 49 BATON AGNATE*, BEZANT*, GAZEBO, TEABAG* 56
9 100 50 25 75 3 9 → 961 959
9 × 100 + 50 + 75 ÷ 25 × 3
55 – 49 956

RR: 960 Best: 960 = (100 − 50 ÷ 25) × 9 + 75 + 3

63
TTT LEOSQUIB Forget the guitars, these are about slash on the keyboards. OBLIQUES
10 SWTEIUHOA SWATHE 61 – 49 WASTE OUTWASH*, WASHOUT 70
11 RFNEOIRYA FAIRER 61 – 56 REFRAIN FORAYER*, FORERAN 77
12 SDNEUATST UNSTATED 69 – 56 undates ☓ STUDENTS*, TAUTNESS*, UNTASTED* 85
13 NRSIEOTCA REACTIONS 87 – 74 REACTIONS ACTIONERS*, CREATIONS, NARCOTISE 103
14 6 10 9 4 8 3 → 578 578
(9 × 6 + 3) × 10 + 8
97 – 74 578 ☓


113
15 PAGANHERO ORPHANAGE
(1.75 seconds)
107 – 74 123
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