Episode 6690

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Episode 6690 was broadcast on 18 October 2017, as part of Series 77.

Alex Smith played James Kennedy, with James Kennedy winning 80 – 73. The Dictionary Corner guest was Adrian Chiles, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

NOTE: During the Conundrum Round, both contestants' monitors crashed, and as a result, they had to look directly at the board during that Round.[1]

Rounds

Rnd Selection Alex Smith Score James Kennedy Others Max.
1 LNZIOUFEG FOULING 7 – 7 FOULING 7
2 DMAREDATV MATED 7 – 13 MADDER ADREAM*, ADVERT*, DARTED*, DREAMT*, RETAMA*, TRADED* 13
3 100 2 1 4 3 10 → 259 260
(3 − 1) × 100 + (4 + 2) × 10
14 – 20 260
(4 + 1) × 100 ÷ 2 + 10

RR: 259 = 100 ÷ 4 × 10 + (2 + 1) × 3

23
TTT GLENSOBOE Glen was always making jokes about his oboe; he's very saucy. BOLOGNESE
4 NMOUTISAT AMOUNTS 21 – 27 AMOUNTS MUTATIONS 41
5 BYMREAESL MARBLES 28 – 34 RAMBLES BELAYERS* 49
6 50 5 3 2 6 5 → 975 28 – 34

RR: 975 = 5 × 5 × (50 − 6 − 3 − 2)

59
7 SLUPLEIHN pullies ☓ 28 – 34 pullies ☓ LINEUPS*, LUPINES*, NULLIES*, PILULES*, PLENISH*, PLUSHIE, UNPILES, UNPLIES*, UPHILLS* 66
8 SDNAIECLQ CANDLES 35 – 41 CANDLES CALENDS*, CANDIES*, CELSIAN*, DECANIS*, DENIALS*, INCASED*, SANICLE*, SCALDIE*, SCALENI* 73
9 75 8 6 7 5 3 → 597 597
75 × 8 − 3
45 – 51 597
75 × 8 − 3


83
TTT SMILEYBAR Nobody in the bar was smiley; they were all acting this way. MISERABLY
10 TMRIEOLTH MOTLIER 52 – 51 mottlier ☓ MOTHIER*, MOTTLER*, OMITTER*, ORTHITE*, THERMIT*, TRIOLET* 90
11 EIOGFRTUE GOITRE 58 – 57 FORGET FOREGUT*, GOUTIER 97
12 SDWAENPIR PRAISED 58 – 65 SPRAINED 105
13 XBREUONPA BARON 63 – 70 BEANO EXURBAN*, PRONUBA* 112
14 25 7 1 9 8 4 → 985 985
(9 + 1) × 4 × 25 − 8 − 7
73 – 80 985
(9 + 1) × 4 × 25 − 8 − 7


122
15 LLESDENYS
(29.5 seconds)
73 – 80 silently ☓
(6.75 seconds)
ENDLESSLY 132
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