Episode 6487

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Episode 6487 was broadcast on 15 December 2016, and was the first quarter-final of Series 75.

Martin Hurst played Tom Stephens, with Martin Hurst winning 102 – 52. The Dictionary Corner guest was Tim Rice, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

At the beginning of the episode, Nick Hewer acknowledged the absence of Annie Humphries, who qualified as #4 seed for these finals but was unable to attend, expressing a wish that she might be able to appear at some point in the future. A tweet from the production team the same day confirmed that Humphries has been made eligible for the Series 76 finals.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Martin Hurst Score Tom Stephens Others Max.
1 IAUTPMRDX MATRIX 6 – 6 ARMPIT ADMIXT*, ATRIUM, IMPART*, MARUDI*, MARUTI*, PATRIX*, PUTRID, RADIUM* 6
2 NLVIAOTEP VIOLATE 13 – 13 ELATION ALNOITE*, NEPOTAL*, OPALINE*, OPALITE*, PANTILE*, PENTAIL*, PETALON*, PIVOTAL, POINTEL*, POLENTA*, PONTILE*, POTLINE*, TOENAIL*, VENTAIL*, VIOLENT 13
3 6 2 7 4 4 2 → 740 742
((4 × 4 + 2) × 6 − 2) × 7
20 – 13


20
TTT NEEDSFIVE He needs five at the back to play this formation. DEFENSIVE
4 FTGIUEFSM GUEST 25 – 13 muffiest ☓ FUMIEST*, MUFFIES, MUFFITS* 27
5 IAOTRLYRB TAILOR 31 – 13 TRAIL LIBRARY*, ORALITY, ORBITAL 34
6 50 9 8 2 9 2 → 625 625
(8 × 2 + 9) × 50 ÷ 2
41 – 13 618


44
7 UAESCDGRS CRUSADES 49 – 13 GUARDS GRADUSES* 52
8 KTNOEDIQS KINDEST 56 – 20 STONKED KENDOIST* 60
9 50 1 5 10 10 7 → 167 167
(10 + 5 + 1) × 10 + 7
66 – 30 167
(10 + 5 + 1) × 10 + 7


70
TTT ALONGHUMP After a long hump around the fields, he's ready for his lunch. PLOUGHMAN
10 RNUESLIME RELINES 73 – 30 MUESLI RELUMINES* 88
11 OAULGMCJR GLAMOUR 80 – 30 CORAL CLAMOUR*, JOCULAR 95
12 TDNEAEPRU PARENTED 88 – 38 UNPARTED DENATURE, DEPURATE*, UNPEATED*, UNREAPED* 103
13 EOUSNWSHR WORSENS 95 – 45 SHOWERS ONRUSHES*, SNOWSURE*, UNHORSES 111
14 75 50 100 25 6 8 → 820 819
8 × 100 + 25 − 6
102 – 52 819
8 × 100 + 25 − 6

RR: 820 = 8 × 100 + (75 × 6 + 50) ÷ 25

121
15 REDCARBON 102 – 52 CORNBREAD 131
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