Episode 6405

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Episode 6405 was broadcast on 2 August 2016, as part of Series 75.

Stephen Bloom played Andrew McGill, with Stephen Bloom winning 84 – 83. The Dictionary Corner guest was Gyles Brandreth, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

In Round 6, for the first time since Championship of Champions VIII in 1996, CECIL generated a target of 100. This is the first time the "new CECIL" has ever been known to pick this target, which is also notably one of the possible large numbers the contestants can start with.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Stephen Bloom Score Andrew McGill Others Max.
1 TMLEIUHSO MOUTHS 6 – 0 homliest ☓ HELOTISM*, OUTSMILE 8
2 TWDAIOSND WAIST 11 – 5 STAIN DATIONS* 15
3 25 1 1 7 5 6 → 167 167
25 × 7 − 6 − 1 − 1
21 – 15 167
(25 + 1) × 6 + 7 + 5 − 1


25
TTT REDNOSES It sounds like he approves of those bringing up the rear. ENDORSES
4 TRESDAUGM GUARDS 27 – 21 GRADES MAGRETS*, MATURED, MATURES*, MAUGERS*, MAUGRED*, MAUGRES*, MUSTARD, MUTAGES*, REMUDAS*, SMARTED*, STRUMAE*, SUGARED*, TADGERS*, TRUDGES* 32
5 LVFOEIRHN HOLIER 33 – 21 HOVER ENVIRO*, FLORIN, FRIVOL*, HEROIN*, NEROLI*, OLEFIN*, RENVOI* 38
6 75 25 4 9 7 8 → 100 100
75 + 25
43 – 31 100
4 × 25


48
7 SXRAEISLK SALES 43 – 37 KISSER AIRLESS*, ALSIKES*, KAISERS*, RESAILS*, SAILERS*, SERIALS 55
8 NDSRUOAGI AROUSING 51 – 37 SOURING DINOSAUR, ROADINGS* 63
9 50 2 5 6 3 7 → 608 608
6 × 2 × 50 + 5 + 3
61 – 47 608
6 × 2 × 50 + 5 + 3


73
TTT RATBULLY He was a rat and a bully, and as such, he always behaved this way. BRUTALLY
10 JPPDEOURT POURED 67 – 53 POUTED DEPORT*, DETOUR*, PORTED*, POUTER*, PROJET*, PROPED*, REDOUT*, ROUPED*, ROUTED*, TOPPED*, TOPPER*, TOURED*, TROUPE*, TUPPED* 79
11 NBLIEUSPG PLUNGES 74 – 60 PULSING BINGLES*, BLUEING*, BLUNGES*, BUNGLES*, GUINEPS*, GULPINS*, LUPINES*, PIGBELS*, PINGELS*, PINGLES*, PUNGIES*, PUNGLES*, SPIGNEL*, SUBLINE, UNPILES*, UNPLIES* 86
12 PNMSEAIVN PAINS 74 – 67 MANNIES MENINAS* 93
13 SBLAUAROF aurals ☓ 74 – 73 FLOURS AROUSAL, LABOURS, SUBALAR* 100
14 75 25 7 3 5 2 → 475 475
75 × 7 − 25 × 2
84 – 83 475
2 × 3 × 75 + 25


110
15 DIRTYNEST 84 – 83 DENTISTRY 120
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