Episode 6080

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Episode 6080 was broadcast on 5 February 2015, as part of Series 72.

Shaun Gill played Tess Gustard, with Shaun Gill winning 74 – 61. The Dictionary Corner guest was Graeme Le Saux, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Notably, if Gill had picked a consonant rather than a vowel for the second last letter in round 1, the longest word available would have been only 3 letters.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Shaun Gill Score Tess Gustard Others Max.
1 MVMFIUIAJ avium ☓ 0 – 3 JAM UMAMI 5
2 WODTENATD DONATED 7 – 3 DATED NOTATED* 12
3 25 50 8 8 10 2 → 236 236
25 × 10 − (8 + 8 − 2)
17 – 3 235


22
TTT CASHONLY Are these birds looking back at happy times? HALCYONS
4 LODCNEUET TUNED 17 – 10 COUNTED CLOUTED*, NOCTULE, TELECON*, TOLUENE* 29
5 NXBGOAIOL BALING 23 – 16 BOXING BOLOGNA* 36
6 75 5 7 4 5 2 → 690 689
(5 + 4) × 75 + 2 + 5 + 7
30 – 16

RR: 690 = (75 − (4 + 2)) × (5 + 5)

46
7 TRTHIEOHE TEETH 35 – 21 TRITE HITHERTO 54
8 TCKAITNOE KITTEN 41 – 27 TICKET TACONITE* 62
9 100 75 7 3 8 2 → 752 752
(7 + 3) × 75 + 2
51 – 37 752
(7 + 3) × 75 + 2


72
TTT CALENDAR Did this pig get from A to B without crossing water? LANDRACE
10 RTYAEASGO GAYEST 57 – 43 STOREY AGAROSE*, GYRATES*, ORGEATS, STORAGE, TOERAGS* 79
11 LGSRIUONE GROUSE 63 – 49 SINGLE LIGNEOUS*, LOUNGERS, RESOLING*, SOIGNEUR* 87
12 VSROIEPRU PROVES 63 – 57 PREVIOUS PERVIOUS, PROVIRUS*, REOVIRUS*, SUPERIOR*, VIPEROUS* 95
13 MRSQAIURA RIMS 67 – 61 AURA MARARIS*, MARQUIS, SAMURAI 102
14 50 7 8 10 6 5 → 872 870
(10 + 8) × 50 − 6 × 5
74 – 61 882

RR: 872 = (7 × 10 + 50 − 6 − 5) × 8

112
15 UNIMUSCLE 74 – 61
(2.25 seconds)
MINUSCULE 122
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