Episode 6289

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Episode 6289 was broadcast on 19 January 2016, and was the fourth quarter-final of Championship of Champions XIV.

Dan McColm played Mark Murray, with Dan McColm winning 112 – 99. The Dictionary Corner guest was Naga Munchetty, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

In a rare error, when Rachel Riley displayed the word WEIRDOS on the letters board in Round 11, it was misspelt as WIERDOS.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Dan McColm Score Mark Murray Others Max.
1 RTSEOALED TREADLES 8 – 8 DESOLATE DELATORS, LEOTARDS, LODESTAR*, OLEASTER* 8
2 CSPIUOIDA CUSPID 14 – 14 CUSPID ADIPOUS*, PICUDAS*, SCIAPOD* 15
3 75 50 25 100 3 8 → 884 887 ☓ 14 – 21 888
(50 ÷ 25 + 100) × 8 + 75 − 3

Best: 884 = (100 × 75 × 3 − 50 × 8) ÷ 25

25
TTT HEARDOVE If you hear a dove, it's probably up here somewhere. OVERHEAD
4 SJMEIANMT JAMMIEST 22 – 29 JAMMIEST 33
5 DZSEIAMCE MEDICS 28 – 29 maizes ☓ DECIMAS*, DECIMES* 40
6 100 50 25 10 5 1 → 114 114
5 − 1 + 10 + 100
38 – 39 114
5 − 1 + 10 + 100


50
7 RPGOUIREN REPOURING 56 – 57 REPOURING 68
8 TPRAUOSAF PASTOR 62 – 57 sparta ☓ PASTORA* 75
9 100 75 25 50 2 8 → 395 395
50 × 8 − ((100 + 75) ÷ 25 − 2)
72 – 67 395
50 × 8 − ((100 + 75) ÷ 25 − 2)


85
TTT NICETALC You might find this Biblical chant rather amusing. CANTICLE
10 SFEAOBDER FORBADE 79 – 67 boardees ☓ AEROBES*, BARDEES*, BEDSORE*, DEBASER, FEDORAS*, REBASED*, SOBERED* 92
11 WDSIUEHOR HOUSED 79 – 74 SHOWIER DOWRIES*, HEROIDS*, HIDEOUS*, ROWDIES*, WEIRDOS, WORDIES, WORDISH* 99
12 NSHRAEITO HORTENSIA 97 – 92 HORTENSIA SENHORITA 117
13 QNGTUEAIG EQUATING 105 – 92 quintage ☓ 125
14 2 3 9 10 5 3 → 893 894
2 × 5 × 10 × 9 − 3 − 3
112 – 99 894
2 × 5 × 10 × 9 − 3 − 3

RR: 893 = (9 × 5 + 2) × (3 × 3 + 10)

135
15 CRUELFOES 112 – 99 FLUORESCE 145
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