Episode 6734

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Episode 6734 was broadcast on 20 December 2017, and was the first semi-final of Series 77.

Tom Chafer-Cook played Noel McIlvenny, with Tom Chafer-Cook winning 134 – 83. The Dictionary Corner guest was Rufus Hound, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

NOTE: In Round 14, Chafer-Cook was not asked to show his solution as Nick Hewer decided to skip it due to the round being too easy. However, it can be assumed he did it using the method below.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Tom Chafer-Cook Score Noel McIlvenny Others Max.
1 BRTOAASIE AEROBATS 8 – 0 abatoirs ☓ AIRBOATS 8
2 NLDAEURES UNDERSEAL 26 – 0 LAUNDERS 26
3 50 1 9 4 4 6 → 554 554
(6 + 4 + 1) × 50 + 4
36 – 10 554
(6 + 4 + 1) × 50 + 4


36
TTT CREEPINTO You creep into the wedding very late, but just in time for this. RECEPTION
4 GDZOAISAT ADAGIOS 43 – 17 ADAGIOS 43
5 XSMUEURED RESUMED 50 – 24 RESUMED MUREXES*, RUMEXES* 50
6 50 100 25 75 4 1 → 490 490
(100 − 50 ÷ 25) × (4 + 1)
60 – 34 490
(100 − 50 ÷ 25) × (4 + 1)


60
7 RFMIEASEG MISFARE 67 – 41 MIRAGES MISAGREE* 68
8 WPDOIUNOT OUTWIND 74 – 41 POTION 75
9 75 7 6 7 8 9 → 650 650
(75 + 7) × 8 - 6
84 – 51 650
(75 + 7) × 8 - 6


85
TTT TONYISMET Tony is met by his solicitor before giving his statement to the court. TESTIMONY
10 LMTIEINSO MOLINETS 92 – 51 MOISTEN LIMONITE*, MIONITES* 93
11 TCRIOELEA LORICATE 100 – 59 RELOCATE AEROLITE*, ORCELITE* 101
12 QTYEAISON ATONIES 107 – 66 ATONIES 108
13 LHGUEABUS BELUGAS 114 – 73 BELUGAS ALEBUSH*, BLAGUES* 115
14 75 25 100 50 9 8 → 925 925
9 × 100 + 25 **
124 – 83 925
(75 × 25 − 9) ÷ (100 ÷ 50) − 8


125
15 MESSYGRIN SYNERGISM
(1.75 seconds)
134 – 83 135


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