Episode 6478

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Episode 6478 was broadcast on 1 December 2016, as part of Series 75.

John Shaw played Pete Mackarel, with John Shaw winning 121 – 68. The Dictionary Corner guest was Colin Murray, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Beginning with this episode, Teatime Teasers switched from 8 to 9 letters.

Rounds

Rnd Selection John Shaw Score Pete Mackarel Others Max.
1 HMNAEIRKT MANKIER 7 – 7 THINKER HITMAKER* 8
2 PFSOARLGU GROUPS 13 – 13 FLOURS POLUGARS* 16
3 25 9 5 10 8 8 → 145 145
(8 ÷ (10 − 8) + 25) × 5
23 – 13


26
TTT HEADBOILS This is a nine-letter Teaser; they've done away with the eights. ABOLISHED
4 TRDIAEGBI BRIGADE 30 – 13 garage ☓ DIATRIBE, DIGERATI* 34
5 DRTFOEISD FORTIES 37 – 20 FROSTED DEFROST*, DRIFTED*, EDITORS*, FODDERS*, FOISTED*, FOREDID*, FROSTIE*, ROSITED*, SORTIED*, STEROID*, STORIED*, TODDIES, TRIODES* 41
6 25 3 10 1 7 6 → 797 797
(6 × 7 − 10) × 25 − 3
47 – 20 793


51
7 LSPAEONDZ PLANES 53 – 26 PLANED DAPSONE, NESPOLA*, NOPALES, PALONES*, PEDALOS* 58
8 PUTAIRSTE UPSTART 60 – 33 PASTIER UPSTATER* 66
9 25 75 50 100 4 5 → 143 143
100 + 50 − (75 ÷ 25 + 4)
70 – 43 143
100 + 50 − (75 ÷ 25 + 4)


76
TTT ACUTEGOAL There were so many errors in the mail-order brochure. CATALOGUE
10 RINLOANVE OVERLAIN 78 – 51 OVERLAIN ENVIRONAL*, NORVALINE* 94
11 NTCOANIOE ENACTION 86 – 51 cantine ☓ CONATION*, OCTONIAN* 102
12 WAOIDMRES MEADOWS 93 – 58 SWARMED ADMIRES, ADROWSE*, AIRSOME*, DEWORMS*, DOWRIES*, MIAOWED*, MIDEARS*, MISDOER*, MISDRAW*, MISDREW*, MISREAD, MISWORD*, MOIDERS*, MOWDERS*, MOWDIES*, RADIOES*, RADOMES, REDOWAS*, ROADIES*, ROWDIES*, SIDEARM*, WEIRDOS*, WORDIES* 109
13 RTJAEOSLC SECTORAL 101 – 58 CLARETS CROTALES*, LOCATERS* 117
14 100 3 7 5 4 2 → 813 813
(5 + 3) × 100 + 7 + 4 + 2
111 – 68 813
(5 + 3) × 100 + 7 + 4 + 2


127
15 RODENTVIC CONTRIVED
(22.25 seconds)
121 – 68 137
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