Episode 6278

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Episode 6278 was broadcast on 4 January 2016, and was the first preliminary of Championship of Champions XIV.

Tom Cappleman played Glen Webb, with Tom Cappleman winning 133 – 115. The Dictionary Corner guest was Gloria Hunniford, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

This was the first episode sponsored by HSL: Your Chair Specialists.

This episode marked the first instance in which any player spotted three nine-letter words in a new 15-round game, as well as the first (in any format) in which both contestants spotted three nine-letter words. Cappleman and Webb's combined score of 248 was also the highest ever achieved in the new 15-round format, until it was beaten the following Friday by Andy Platt and Dylan Taylor's 252.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Tom Cappleman Score Glen Webb Others Max.
1 WCTNUIOLT OUTWIT 6 – 6 UNCOIL LINOCUT* 7
2 YRSHEAEIU HERESY 12 – 6 shearie ☓ EASIER, EYRIES*, HEARSE*, HEIAUS*, RESEAU*, RUSHEE*, SHAURI*, SURAHI*, UREASE* 13
3 2 7 1 9 6 4 → 712 711
((6 + 4 + 1) × 7 + 2) × 9
19 – 6 718

RR: 711/713

20
TTT ICECLEAR This eight will count as one of your five a day. CELERIAC
4 DMQREAOAB ABROAD 25 – 12 AMOEBA ABOARD*, ABORAD*, ABRADE*, ADREAM*, MORADA*, RADOME, ROAMED* 26
5 SVNTIEIGD DIVESTING 43 – 30 DIVESTING 44
6 50 6 10 1 3 5 → 636 636
(50 + 3) × (6 × 10 ÷ 5)
53 – 40 636
(50 − 1) × (10 + 3) − (6 − 5)


54
7 FNTSAEAIC FASCINATE 71 – 58 FASCINATE 72
8 GSRPEOEUN GENEROUS 79 – 58 SPONGER PERONEUS*, SUPEREGO 80
9 8 1 2 4 9 2 → 411 413
((4 + 2) × 8 − 2) × 9 − 1
86 – 58 410 ☓

RR: 412 Best: 412 = ((9 + 4) × 8 − 1) × 2 × 2

87
TTT LOSTBOYS The boys may not be lost, but they're very crafty. SLYBOOTS
10 DTSRAIOEV DEVIATORS 104 – 76 DEVIATORS 105
11 DGRNAEUEJ UNDERAGE 112 – 84 UNDERAGE DUNGAREE*, UNGEARED* 113
12 TMLPOIOEU POLITE 118 – 90 POLITE IMPUTE*, LIMPET*, MOOLIE*, MOTILE*, MOULIE*, MULTIP*, MUTILE*, OOLITE*, OPTIME*, OUTLIE*, PILEUM*, PIOLET*, PLUMET*, PLUTEI*, POMELO*, POOLIE*, POOTLE*, POOULI*, POULET*, TOOLIE*, TUPELO*, ULTIMO*, UPTIME* 119
13 NXSRAEIHL INHALERS 126 – 98 INHALERS 127
14 100 6 7 4 8 7 → 899 900
(8 + 7 − 6) × 100
133 – 105 900
(6 − 4 + 7) × 100

RR: 899 = (6 − 4 + 7) × 100 − (8 − 7)

137
15 BELLCHOOK 133 – 115 BLOCKHOLE
(8.75 seconds)
147
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