Episode 6972

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Episode 6972 was broadcast on 12 December 2018, as part of Series 79.

Brendan Whitehurst played David Rutherford, with Brendan Whitehurst winning 92 – 83. The Dictionary Corner guest was Dan Walker, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Brendan Whitehurst Score David Rutherford Others Max.
1 WANETULIZ ALIEN 0 – 6 AUNTIE ALUNITE* 7
2 AMROEDSIC MISREAD 7 – 13 CARDIES COMRADES, IDOCRASE*, MERCADOS* 15
3 50 2 3 1 9 8 → 901 901
9 × 2 × 50 + 1
17 – 23 901
9 × 2 × 50 + 1


25
TTT PRIMEFAIL I've got prime audio equipment, which hopefully won't fail when I play the guitar. AMPLIFIER
4 SUVENDOSC COVENS 23 – 29 DUNCES ESCUDOS*, SECONDS 32
5 HEGALOWET GOATEE 29 – 35 LEGATE HELOTAGE* 40
6 25 50 1 7 4 6 → 385 385
(50 + 4 + 1) × 7
39 – 35 381


50
7 NIRESOLUR LORRIES 46 – 42 LORRIES LORINERS 58
8 GESRAEVIX GRIEVES 53 – 42 GRAVIES, GREAVES*, REGIVES*, RIVAGES* 65
9 25 4 5 8 2 3 → 188 188
25 × 8 − 4 × 3
63 – 52 188
25 × 8 − 4 × 3


75
TTT MOBSUITUP His personality offended almost everyone; he was this sort of chap. BUMPTIOUS
10 HEASNESGP PEAHENS 70 – 52 SHAPES GNASHES, NGAPEES*, PEANESS*, PEGASSE*, PESAGES* 82
11 MAYIBOFET BEFIT 70 – 58 BOATIE BEATIFY, FOYAITE* 89
12 DOELIRTEP LOITERED 78 – 66 LOITERED DOLERITE*, PETIOLED*, PROTEIDE* 97
13 DATESIQOD TOADIES 85 – 73 TOADIES IODATES*, TOADIED*, TODDIES 104
14 100 25 75 1 8 2 → 959 960
(100 + 1) × (8 + 2) − (75 − 25)
92 – 73

Best: 959 = ((100 − 1) × 2 − 75) × 8 − 25

114
15 TINIBRAVO 92 – 83 VIBRATION
(2.5 seconds)
124
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