Episode 6686

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Episode 6686 was broadcast on 12 October 2017, as part of Series 77.

Lawrie Western played Alex Smith, with Alex Smith winning 55 – 42. The Dictionary Corner guest was Michael Whitehall, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

NOTE: Western's Round 7 declaration of OUTEARN was disallowed by Dictionary Corner, though it can be found in the Oxford Dictionary Online. This error proved to affect the result of the game, which, had OUTEARN been allowed, would have gone to a tie-break conundrum following a 49 – 49 draw.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Lawrie Western Score Alex Smith Others Max.
1 ERLIOPTOV LOOPIER 7 – 7 OVERTIP OVERPLOT*, OVERTOIL 8
2 MGCEUEDPA pumage ☓ 7 – 13 CAMPED DECAMP, DUMPEE*, PEDAGE*, PEMUDA* 14
3 2 5 6 2 4 7 → 674 666 ☓ 7 – 13

RR: 672 = 2 × 6 × 2 × 4 × 7

21
TTT SIPSTEINS He sips away at several steins of beer until he's affected by this. TIPSINESS
4 LMCGAIEDI CLAIMED 14 – 13 MAGIC ALGICIDE 29
5 EBSNAOSHE BANSHEE 14 – 21 BANSHEES 37
6 100 9 4 5 8 3 → 294 294
100 × 3 − (9 − 8 + 5)
24 – 21 295


47
7 ORNRTAUEZ outearn ☓** 24 – 27 RETURN ORNATURE* 55
8 NSLOEPLUS supple ☓ 24 – 33 PULSES ENSOULS*, ONSELLS*, PUNLESS, SULLENS*, UPSELLS* 62
9 6 2 7 8 5 2 → 122 126 24 – 43 122
6 × 2 × (8 + 2) + 7 − 5


72
TTT LEEISCALM Lee is calm until he goes to fill up the kettle; it's full of this. LIMESCALE
10 NGDEIESSU seedings ☓ 24 – 50 SEEDING DINGESES*, DINGUSES*, EDGINESS, GENIUSED*, GENIUSES 80
11 PIRNTUOVB TURNIP 30 – 50 POINT ROBINUT*, RUPTION*, UNIPORT* 87
12 NRXIAARTI TRAIN 35 – 55 TRAIN ARRANT* 93
13 AOWDREOMR ARROWED 42 – 55 morrowed ☓ WARDROOM* 101
14 25 3 2 4 7 2 → 413 412 ☓ 42 – 55 421 ☓

RR: 413 = (25 × 2 + 4 + 3 + 2) × 7

111
15 AIRFIDGET grafitied ☓
(5.25 seconds)
42 – 55 GRATIFIED 121
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