Episode 6689

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Episode 6689 was broadcast on 17 October 2017, as part of Series 77.

Alex Smith played Martin Long, with Alex Smith winning 96 – 79. The Dictionary Corner guest was Michael Whitehall, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

NOTE: For reasons unknown, Long was asked to declare his word length and word first in the odd-numbered Round 13.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Alex Smith Score Martin Long Others Max.
1 LTNOEISHA ETHANOLS 8 – 0 ENTAILS HAILSTONE 18
2 ZIGASIAFC CIGS 12 – 4 ZIGS FACIAS*, FASCIA 24
3 25 9 2 1 9 8 → 832 12 – 11 835
9 × 9 × (8 + 2) + 25

RR: 832 = (9 × 9 + 25 − 2) × 8

34
TTT LIAMROGER Liam and Roger combined to make such a complicated process. RIGMAROLE
4 VOTUSORET OUTROS 12 – 19 OUTVOTES 42
5 NCTAOUSXE COUNTS 18 – 25 COUNTS ACETOUS*, ACTUOSE*, CONTUSE*, COSTEAN*, CUENTOS*, NOCTUAS*, NUTCASE*, SOUTANE*, TOUCANS 49
6 75 50 25 100 8 6 → 388 387
50 × 6 + 75 + 100 ÷ 25 + 8
25 – 25 388 ☓

RR: 388 = 50 × 8 − 6 × 100 ÷ (75 − 25)

59
7 RJRAEOTLK REALTOR 32 – 25 TALKER RELATOR* 66
8 TENIBEMAD MATINEE 39 – 32 BEDTIME DEMENTIA 74
9 75 10 2 8 3 4 → 357 357
4 × 75 + (8 − 2) × 10 − 3
49 – 42 357
(3 + 2) × 75 − 10 − 8


84
TTT WEBOTHRUN We both run away when we catch sight of his weapon. BOWHUNTER
10 VIRENUQRW QUIVER 55 – 48 QUIVER RUINER*, WIVERN* 90
11 LGREAIFGO FLOGGER 62 – 55 FOGGIER FLAGGER*, FOLIAGE*, FRAGILE, LAGGIER* 97
12 MIRELAYPR PALMIER 69 – 61 MERRILY IMPALER*, LAMPREY, LEMPIRA*, PALMERY*, PREMIAL*, PRIAMEL*, PRIMARY, PRIMELY*, RAMPIER*, RAMPIRE* 104
13 TLMUIEBNA MUTABLE 76 – 69 AMBIENT BAILMENT, TABLINUM*, UNITABLE* 112
14 25 75 100 50 5 9 → 845 845
100 × 9 − 50 − 5
86 – 79 845
100 × 9 − 50 − 5


122
15 FUNNICOGS CONFUSING
(1.5 seconds)
96 – 79 132
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