Episode 6657

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Episode 6657 was broadcast on 1 September 2017, as part of Series 77.

Nikki Saarsteiner played Andrew Booth, with Nikki Saarsteiner winning 73 – 48. The Dictionary Corner guest was Mark Pougatch, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

NOTE: Booth was asked to declare his word first in Round 5 after he admitted he had a risky 6 but opted to play a safe 5, despite the player in the champion's chair usually declaring first in odd-numbered rounds.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Nikki Saarsteiner Score Andrew Booth Others Max.
1 NEISLCOEY ENCLOSE 7 – 0 CLONES EOLINES*, INCLOSE*, LICENSE, OLEINES*, SELENIC*, SENECIO*, SILENCE* 7
2 DINRAXRET RANDIER 14 – 7 RETRAIN DETRAIN*, DEXTRAN*, DEXTRIN*, DRAINER*, TARDIER*, TARRIED, TERRAIN*, TRAINED*, TRAINER* 14
3 100 75 50 10 4 3 → 271 270
(100 − 10) × 3
21 – 14 270
(100 − 10) × 3

RR: 271 = 50 ÷ 10 × 75 − 100 − 4

24
TTT LOSTCAUSE It's not quite a lost cause, but you could find yourself in a bit of a stew. CASSOULET
4 GRIGAWTFO GRAFT 26 – 14 GROW FIGWORT 31
5 LSZIUITNA NAILS 31 – 19 SLANT NAUTILI, NIAULIS* 38
6 25 2 9 5 3 6 → 515 516 ☓ 31 – 24 506
(9 + 6 + 5) × 25 + 3 × 2

RR: 515 = ((6 − 2) × 25 + 3) × 5

48
7 VNOILTEFP FLINT 31 – 31 VIOLENT POINTEL*, PONTILE*, POTLINE* 55
8 ONWJIREDI WINDIER 38 – 31 JOINED DOWNIER, JOINDER 62
9 50 100 6 9 10 4 → 657 656
(9 + 4) × 50 + 6
45 – 31 659

Best: 657 = (100 × (50 − 10) − 4) ÷ 6 − 9

72
TTT ICHEERBID The woman's right next to you while you apply this to the garden. HERBICIDE
10 ETRSUPEMI STUMPIER 53 – 31 PRIMES EMERITUS, PERMUTES* 80
11 VIASTEMHO MOVIES 59 – 31 SHAVE AMOSITE*, ATHEISM, ATOMIES*, ATOMISE, HOMIEST*, MEATISH*, METHAIS*, MOHSITE*, MOTIVES*, OSMIATE* 87
12 DATENUMRS UNRATED 66 – 31 tardis ☓ MAUNDERS, MENSTRUA*, SURNAMED*, TRANSUDE*, UNDREAMT*, UNMASTED*, UNMASTER* 95
13 RRPIASGEL PARRIES 73 – 31 PLEAS REPRISAL* 103
14 75 50 6 10 1 7 → 414 73 – 38 416
(7 + 1) × 50 + 10 + 6

RR: 414 = (75 − 6) × (7 − 1)

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15 EFOODBILL 73 – 48 LIFEBLOOD
(12.25 seconds)
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