Episode 6849

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Episode 6849 was broadcast on 18 June 2018, and was the third quarter-final of Series 78.

Chris Thorn played Dougie Mackay, with Dougie Mackay winning 97 – 68. The Dictionary Corner guest was Helen Fospero, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

The person who correctly answered the conundrum from the audience was former contestant Philip Jarvis.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Chris Thorn Score Dougie Mackay Others Max.
1 MTBSAUEOT MUTATES 7 – 7 MUTATES OUTBEAMS, OUTSTEAM*, SUBTOTEM* 8
2 MPSEIUNGE SEEMING 14 – 14 SEEMING GUIMPES*, IMPUGNS, PUNGIES*, SEEPING, SPUMING* 15
3 1 8 1 6 3 10 → 620 630 14 – 24 620
((6 + 3) × (8 − 1) − 1) × 10


25
TTT ROSEGIVEN Rose was given a special old coin by the monarch. SOVEREIGN
4 YZMAOINOH MOANY 19 – 29 MOONY ANYHOO*, HOMINY, ZOOMAN* 31
5 DNRDEOARS SERRANO 26 – 36 NODDERS ADORNERS, READORNS* 39
6 100 1 5 10 3 9 → 476 476
5 × 100 − (9 − 1) × 3
36 – 46 476
5 × 100 − (9 − 1) × 3


49
7 SCGIEOSPX SPICES 42 – 52 SCOPES COPIES, COPSES*, COSIES*, COSSIE*, GOSSIP, PISCOS*, POESIS*, POGIES, POISES*, POSIES*, POSSIE*, SOCIES*, SPOXES* 55
8 MBTEAIRHL MALTIER 49 – 59 THIMBLE BALMIER*, BLATHER, BLITHER*, HALBERT*, LAMBERT*, LIBRATE*, MARLITE*, REMBLAI*, RIMABLE*, TABLIER*, THERMAL*, TIMBALE*, TIMBREL*, TRIABLE* 62
9 10 7 6 3 1 5 → 716 712 49 – 66 715
(6 + 3) × (7 + 1) × 10 − 5

RR: 717 Best: 716 = (7 + 5) × 10 × 6 − 3 − 1

72
TTT UNCLECUTS Uncle cuts into a juicy, tender and tasty rib of beef. SUCCULENT
10 PWDEAURFT PARTED 55 – 66 upwater ☓ UPRATED 79
11 RDSKEIUDQ skuddier ☓ 55 – 73 KIDDERS DUIKERS*, DUSKIER, QUIRKED, RUDDIES*, SQUIRED* 86
12 TDLEAISVO VIOLATED 55 – 91 DOVETAILS 104
13 LTREAEWLV RETELL 61 – 97 TALLER WAVELET* 111
14 75 100 25 50 1 5 → 732 734
(100 + 50 − 75 ÷ 25) × 5 − 1
68 – 97 736

RR: 731 = (75 × 50 − 100) ÷ 5 + 1

118
15 NICERVERS 68 – 97 SCRIVENER 128
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