Episode 6848

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Episode 6848 was broadcast on 15 June 2018, and was the second quarter-final of Series 78.

Toby McDonald played Philip Aston, with Philip Aston winning 104 – 97. The Dictionary Corner guest was Helen Fospero, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

NOTE: Nick Hewer erroneously read the first Teatime Teaser's scramble as HAD A NEW SET instead of HAD NEW SET.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Toby McDonald Score Philip Aston Others Max.
1 FNRAOUTEQ OUTEARN 7 – 7 FORTUNE EQUATOR, QUATERN*, QUERANT*, QUORATE*, REFOUNT* 7
2 VTDAEUPIE DEVIATE 14 – 14 DEVIATE 14
3 25 1 10 3 8 2 → 346 346
(10 + 3 + 1) × 25 − 8 ÷ 2
24 – 24 346
(10 + 3 + 1) × 25 − 8 ÷ 2


24
TTT HADNEWSET She had a new set of bedsheets and couldn't wait to get wrapped up in them. ENSWATHED
4 JRSOIEVNT JOINTERS 32 – 32 INVESTOR REJOINTS* 32
5 NTLAEUKIT ALUNITE 39 – 39 ALUNITE ANTLIKE*, NUTLIKE*, UNALIKE 39
6 100 25 75 9 1 7 → 160 160
100 + 75 − 25 + 9 + 1
49 – 49 160
100 + 75 − (9 + 7 − 1)


49
7 LNRAAOLIO RAIL 49 – 55 ARONIA ORILLON* 56
8 BDHAOEFOT FOOTBED 56 – 62 TABOOED BOOFHEAD* 64
9 25 2 1 4 8 10 → 352 352
(10 + 4) × 25 + 2
66 – 72 352
(10 + 4) × 25 + 2


74
TTT THISEARLY Does the President have to get up very early to work on this? HAIRSTYLE
10 DMWEAILDR WADDLER 73 – 79 MIDDLER ADMIRED, DAWDLER, DRAWLED*, MAIRDLE*, MARDLED* 81
11 GSXEEASLI SILAGES 80 – 86 SILAGES AEGISES*, AGELESS*, GLASSIE*, LIGASES* 88
12 RSPAEOGRW GROWERS 87 – 86 POWERS ARROPES*, GAWPERS*, GRASPER, GROPERS*, PORGERS*, REGROWS*, REWRAPS*, SPARGER*, SPARROW, WARPERS* 95
13 SRCAEOPET PECTASE 87 – 94 OPERATES PROTEASE* 103
14 100 25 50 10 4 2 → 380 380
(100 − 50 ÷ 10) × 4
97 – 104 380
(100 − 10 ÷ 2) × 4


113
15 ENUREDEBT brunetted ☓
(24.75 seconds)
97 – 104 DEBENTURE 123
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