Episode 6276

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Episode 6276 was broadcast on 22 December 2015, and was the second semi-final of Series 73.

Jonathan Wynn played Stephen Briggs, with Jonathan Wynn winning 134 – 100. The Dictionary Corner guest was Tim Rice, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Had Wynn solved the conundrum, he would have scored the highest total in the new 15-round format.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Jonathan Wynn Score Stephen Briggs Others Max.
1 DRNOAEISH ANODISER 8 – 8 ADHESION IRONHEADS*, RHOEADINS* 18
2 TMPAUESKR UPSTREAM 16 – 8 MATURES TEMPURAS*, UPMARKET 26
3 100 10 9 3 6 10 → 428 428
(100 + 10) × (10 − 6) − 9 − 3
26 – 18 428
(100 + 10 − 3) × (10 − 6)


36
TTT EDNATENT Neil and David lived in a rented property. TENANTED
4 GNLAIODEW LOADING 33 – 25 LOADING ADINOLE*, ALIGNED, DEALIGN*, DEALING*, GEOIDAL*, LEADING*, WANGLED, WEALING*, WELDING*, WENDIGO*, WIDGEON, WINDAGE* 43
5 GHRIAEIAL RAILAGE 40 – 32 REGALIA ARGILEH*, GHARIAL, LAIRAGE* 50
6 75 50 25 100 10 4 → 993 993
10 × 100 − 4 − 75 ÷ 25
50 – 42 993
10 × 100 − 4 − 75 ÷ 25


60
7 SZDEUOJTM JOUSTED 57 – 49 JOUSTED 67
8 NESRILAGC CLEARINGS 75 – 67 CLEARINGS RESCALING 85
9 100 7 6 1 5 2 → 412 412
(6 ÷ 2 + 100) × (5 − 1)
85 – 77 412
(6 − 2) × 100 + 7 + 5


95
TTT STORELOT They'll store a lot of water for when things get dry. ROOTLETS
10 PTSEOERUV OVERSTEP 93 – 85 OVERSTEP PREVOSTE*, PREVOTES* 103
11 SDFAIORAE AFORESAID 111 – 85 FEDORAS 121
12 NTQIEUMRE MUTINEER 119 – 85 REQUIEM QUIETNER* 129
13 PLGIAOSER SERAGLIO 127 – 93 POLARISE AEGILOPS*, GASOLIER*, GIRASOLE*, PELORIAS*, PERGOLAS, POLIGARS*, SPOILAGE* 137
14 50 100 75 25 7 4 → 737 736
(75 − 50) × 25 + 100 + 7 + 4
134 – 100 736
(100 + 75 + 7 + 50 ÷ 25) × 4

RR: 736/738 Best: 737 = (100 × 50 + 25) ÷ 75 × (7 + 4)

147
15 LIDLTENSE enstilled ☓
(2.5 seconds)
134 – 100 TINSELLED 157
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