Episode 6491

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Episode 6491 was broadcast on 21 December 2016, and was the first semi-final of Series 75.

Martin Hurst played Andrew Fenton, with Martin Hurst winning 100 – 64. The Dictionary Corner guest was Carol Kirkwood, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

NOTE: In Round 3, Hurst was awarded points for his solution, despite the fact that it used a 7 that was not in the selection (though a 7 could easily have been made by summing the unused 5 and 2, or subtracting the 2 from the other 9). This would not have affected the outcome of the match.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Martin Hurst Score Andrew Fenton Others Max.
1 EOAFTRNSM FORMATES 8 – 8 STOREMAN FOREMAST, FORMANTS*, MONASTER*, MONSTERA, MONTERAS*, NEARMOST*, RAFTSMEN*, SEAFRONT* 8
2 GDRUIETHB RIGHTED 15 – 8 tudgier ☓ BEDIGHT*, BIRTHED*, BRUITED*, GIRTHED* 15
3 5 9 2 8 9 4 → 727 728**
(4 + 9) × 8 × 7
22 – 8 728 ☓

RR: 727 = (5 + 4) × 9 × 9 − 2

25
TTT ENIDRESTS Enid rests her eyes for a while; she's overcome by this. TIREDNESS
4 NIDAOSTVU DATIONS 29 – 8 outsaid ☓ ADUSTION 33
5 IAOGCNMRI ROAMING 36 – 15 ROAMING CAROMING, MORAINIC* 41
6 50 25 5 10 7 7 → 802 801
(50 + 25 + 5) × 10 + 7 ÷ 7
43 – 15 800


48
7 AEOFLNRWS FLOWERS 50 – 22 FLOWERS AFLOWER*, FAWNERS*, FORESAW*, FOWLERS*, LOAFERS*, LOANERS*, OWNSELF*, REFLOWN*, REFLOWS*, RELOANS*, SNARFLE* 55
8 YELRIASNP PRALINES 58 – 30 PRALINES ALYPINES*, INLAYERS*, PAYLINES* 63
9 75 5 9 8 10 7 → 601 601
8 × 75 + 10 − 9
68 – 40 601
8 × 75 + 10 − 9


73
TTT HUNTGOALS The team hunt for more goals; they can't stop attacking. ONSLAUGHT
10 NUDREIDRA UNAIRED 75 – 47 DRAINED DANDIER*, DRAINER*, NURDIER*, RAIRDED*, RANDIER, RUDDIER*, UNAIDED*, UNDRIED* 80
11 IOUCRGWSE SOURCE 75 – 54 SCOURGE COWRIES 87
12 TSBAUOTRA TURBOTS 82 – 54 TROUTS ABATORS*, RABATOS*, ROBATAS*, ROBUSTA, RUBATOS*, TOTARAS* 94
13 UIELMVASP MISVALUE 90 – 54 IMPULSE PLAUSIVE* 102
14 9 8 6 1 10 4 → 411 411
(8 × 4 + 9) × 10 + 1
100 – 64 411
(9 × 4 + 6) × 10 − 8 − 1


112
15 POKERCASH 100 – 64 PACKHORSE 122
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