Episode 6554

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Episode 6554 was broadcast on 4 April 2017, as part of Series 76.

Richard Abrahams played Mandy Spencer, with Mandy Spencer winning 91 – 64. The Dictionary Corner guest was Nicki Chapman, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

NOTE: In Round 4, Abrahams was not asked to spell his word; therefore, he may have intended the word TALES rather than TAILS.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Richard Abrahams Score Mandy Spencer Others Max.
1 TRGEIALDE TRAILED 7 – 7 RELATED RELIGATED* 18
2 BULAXEPOT BLOAT 12 – 12 BLOAT OPTABLE*, OUTLEAP*, POTABLE 25
3 25 4 7 9 5 4 → 122 122
5 × 25 − (7 − 4)
22 – 22 122
5 × 25 − (7 − 4)


35
TTT SIFTIDEAS He sifts through all the ideas until he's happy with what he's got. SATISFIED
4 MASILEWAT TAILS 27 – 22 5 METALAWS* 43
5 PNTIOIDRU POINT 27 – 28 TRIPOD PORTUNID*, TROPIDIN* 51
6 25 10 1 7 7 2 → 847 27 – 28 750

RR: 847 = ((10 + 1) × 7) × (25 − 7 × 2)

61
7 SKGEIATNM STEAMING 35 – 36 STEAMING MANGIEST, MANKIEST, MEATINGS*, MISTAKEN*, NEGATISM* 69
8 SERATORAC CATERS 35 – 44 REACTORS AERATORS*, AEROCARS*, CREATORS 77
9 75 5 5 4 3 2 → 426 425
2 × 3 × 75 − 5 × 5
42 – 44

RR: 426 = (75 − 4) × 3 × 2

87
TTT IROMANTIC I don't have the most romantic of jobs; it's quite miserable, actually. MORTICIAN
10 NESOLITOR notories ☓ 42 – 52 LOONIEST OESTRIOL*, OILSTONE, SNOOTIER* 95
11 JCHIEASMS CHASMS 48 – 58 CHASES CHAMISES 103
12 RENUVINEP PUNIER 54 – 64 UNRIPE NERVINE, NEURINE*, PERUVIN*, UNNERVE, UNRIVEN* 110
13 NLQIAOLNU QUILL 54 – 71 LANOLIN QUILLON*, UNIONAL* 117
14 100 3 2 3 7 8 → 390 390
8 ÷ 2 × 100 − 7 − 3
64 – 81 390
(7 − 3) × 100 − (8 + 2)


127
15 MODERNGIF 64 – 91 DEFORMING
(13.5 seconds)
137
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