Episode 6638

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Episode 6638 was broadcast on 4 August 2017, as part of Series 77.

Michael Pfeffer played Emma Higginbotham, with Michael Pfeffer winning 99 – 65. The Dictionary Corner guest was Kate Humble, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

The audience member chosen to solve the conundrum was Pfeffer's sister.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Michael Pfeffer Score Emma Higginbotham Others Max.
1 AOSBDAFEG BADGES 6 – 6 DEBAGS BODEGAS 7
2 IUEZPJLMI PLUME 11 – 11 PLUME MILIEU*, PILEUM* 13
3 75 100 25 50 6 10 → 258 258
25 × 10 + 6 + 100 ÷ 50
21 – 11 265


23
TTT FLEXATION It won't help you flex those muscles, but it'll help smoothen the skin. EXFOLIANT
4 EIOTVSLRT REVOLTS 28 – 18 LITTERS OVERTILTS 41
5 ERUNTNERT NUTTER 34 – 24 RETURN REUTTER*, UTTERER* 48
6 25 75 7 5 4 9 → 487 487
75 × 7 − 25 − 9 − 4
44 – 34 487
(75 + 25) × 5 − 9 − 4


58
7 RLIASODSA SAILORS 51 – 34 RADIOS ROSALIAS*, ROSSALIA* 66
8 IAEDRDRTL TRAILED 58 – 41 TRAILED DILATED, LARDIER*, RAIRDED*, REDTAIL*, RETIRAL*, RETRIAL*, RIDDLER*, TARDIER*, TARRIED*, TIDDLER*, TRAILER 73
9 50 25 100 10 9 5 → 292 291
25 × 10 + 50 − 9
65 – 48 291
25 × 10 + 50 − 9

Best: 292 = (25 + 9 − 5) × 10 + 100 ÷ 50

83
TTT ICALLDENT I call Susie and invite her to a very posh dinner. CANDLELIT
10 IEUWLTNHA ALIEN 70 – 53 UNITE ALUNITE* 90
11 RNOSIENHA SHINER 76 – 59 SHINER HERNIAS*, HOARSEN, INSHORE, NEARISH*, RANINES*, RANNIES*, RANNISH*, SENHORA*, SHORNIE* 97
12 EAOPNCSRE PRANCES 83 – 59 CAPERS OPERANCES* 115
13 PSOAVNYEC PONCES 89 – 65 PONCES CONVEYS, SYNCOPE* 122
14 100 25 8 10 5 9 → 340 340
(9 + 5) × 25 − 10
99 – 65


132
15 RAILBUTTY 99 – 65 BRUTALITY 142
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