Episode 6290

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Episode 6290 was broadcast on 20 January 2016, and was the first semi-final of Championship of Champions XIV.

Giles Hutchings played Dylan Taylor, with Dylan Taylor winning 118 – 108. The Dictionary Corner guest was Naga Munchetty, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

This episode was the first in 15-round history in which both players scored points in every non-conundrum round.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Giles Hutchings Score Dylan Taylor Others Max.
1 TRVOAENIL RELATION 8 – 8 INTERVAL ORIENTAL, ORNATIVE*, ORVIETAN*, OVERLAIN*, ROTALINE*, VIOLATER* 8
2 OEBNTMUEO ENTOMB 14 – 14 OUBOET BOOTEE*, BOUTON*, MOEONE*, MOUTON*, OBENTO*, TONEME*, UNMEET* 14
3 75 50 8 1 4 6 → 617 617
(75 + 6 − 4) × 8 + 1
24 – 24 617
(75 + 6 − 4) × 8 + 1


24
TTT LETSTRAP He lets his trap run away with itself. PRATTLES
4 UIASLGDTE SALUTED 31 – 31 DETAILS GAUDIEST 32
5 LXPOIEUTK EXPLOIT 38 – 38 EXPLOIT 39
6 5 10 2 1 8 8 → 906 905
(8 + 2) × 10 × (8 + 1) + 5
45 – 45 905
((8 + 8 + 2) × 10 + 1) × 5


46
7 LRVAIOIAM RAVIOLI 52 – 52 RAVIOLI AIRMAIL, OVARIAL*, VARIOLA 53
8 PTEIPNEUO POUTINE 59 – 59 PEPTONE EPITOPE* 60
9 25 75 5 6 4 3 → 170 170
25 × 6 + 5 × 4
69 – 69 170
(4 + 3) × 25 − 5


70
TTT VERBCODE You can pull this off when things start to get hot. BEDCOVER
10 AYRSOFTUD FORAYS 75 – 75 FROSTY OUTYARDS* 78
11 WSNAAGIRH SHARING 82 – 82 SHARING RAINWASH* 86
12 ASEDAMTGI DIASTEMA 90 – 90 DIASTEMA ADAMITES*, ADAMSITE*, AGATISED* 94
13 NRLEECROI RECOILER 98 – 98 RECLINER RECOINER* 102
14 8 1 6 2 10 7 → 904 904
(10 × 6 × 2 − 7) × 8
108 – 108 904
((10 + 6) × 7 + 1) × 8


112
15 TEARCLOTH 108 – 118 CHARLOTTE
(2.5 seconds)
122
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