Episode 6735

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Episode 6735 was broadcast on 21 December 2017, and was the second semi-final of Series 77.

Bradley Horrocks played John Cowen, with Bradley Horrocks winning 95 – 83. The Dictionary Corner guest was Rufus Hound, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Bradley Horrocks Score John Cowen Others Max.
1 OIETRVFOW OVERFIT 7 – 0 WOOFER WOOFTER* 7
2 RMAERINTT MARTINET 15 – 8 MARTINET 15
3 100 25 50 5 2 4 → 457 457
4 × 100 + 50 + 5 + 2
25 – 18 457
4 × 100 + 50 + 5 + 2


25
TTT RUBAGENIE You rub a genie's lamp and wish for something long and purple. AUBERGINE
4 JAEUPNROL APOLUNE 32 – 25 APOLUNE JOURNAL, PLEURON*, UNPOLAR* 32
5 IDEEIPMLA IMPLIED 39 – 32 IMPLIED MALIPEDE 40
6 1 2 10 9 3 6 → 848 850 39 – 42 848
(9 × 3 × 2 − 1) × (10 + 6)


50
7 EEIACDVKH ACHIEVED 47 – 50 ACHIEVED 58
8 NPIOTOLAU OPTIONAL 55 – 58 OPTIONAL 66
9 50 25 100 2 6 1 → 475 475
(6 − 1) × 100 − 25
65 – 68 475
(6 + 2 + 1) × 50 + 25


76
TTT HUGERMIND Her mind was huger than anyone else's; it was quite remarkable. HUMDINGER
10 REDINOLIT RETINOID 73 – 68 NITRILE REDITION* 84
11 EOAENSRSD REASONED 81 – 76 REASONED DEARNESS, ENDORSES*, SEASONED 92
12 WDGIAESYU SIDEWAY 88 – 76 GUIDES GUIDEWAYS* 110
13 IOEIHNCRZ IRONIZE 95 – 83 ONEIRIC CHORINE, HIRCINE*, ICONIZE, IONIZER*, IRONICE*, RHIZINE* 117
14 8 4 1 1 10 8 → 926 928 ☓ 95 – 83 925 ☓

RR: 924 Best: 924 = (8 + 4) × (10 + 1) × (8 − 1)

124
15 ORGENESIS 95 – 83 EGRESSION 134


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