Episode 6977

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Episode 6977 was broadcast on 19 December 2018, and was the first semi-final of Series 79.

Martin May played Tony Manwani, with Martin May winning 93 – 83. The Dictionary Corner guest was Phill Jupitus, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

NOTE: Jupitus mentioned RAZOR as a 5 in Round 11, though there was only one R in the selection.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Martin May Score Tony Manwani Others Max.
1 RMGUANEAD MANAGED 7 – 7 MANAGED GRANDAME*, MADRAGUE* 8
2 RKMOETWIA worktime ☓ 7 – 15 TEAMWORK WORKMATE 16
3 2 9 7 9 4 10 → 599 599
(9 × 7 − 4) × 10 + 9
17 – 25 599
(9 × 7 − 4) × 10 + 9


26
TTT REARTINTS It's about self-control, but when used on you, it's about limited movement. RESTRAINT
4 GVLOEDTOU GLOVED 23 – 31 GLOVED OUTLOVED 34
5 AEINVGLCA CLEAVING 31 – 39 CLEAVING ANGELICA, GALVANIC*, VALIANCE* 42
6 10 4 2 1 9 4 → 387 387
(10 × 4 + 2 + 1) × 9
41 – 39 386


52
7 XTUEONSRI ROUTINES 49 – 39 STONIER EXTRUSION 70
8 DNDAOPTAA PANDA 54 – 44 ADOPT PADANDA* 77
9 100 75 4 2 10 3 → 679 679
(10 + 2 − 3) × 75 + 4
64 – 54 679
(10 + 2 − 3) × 75 + 4


87
TTT HELDPESTS Johnny was, without doubt, the shallowest person I'd ever met. DEPTHLESS
10 JRSOELTIE LOITERS 71 – 61 LOITERS LITEROSE*, ROSELITE* 95
11 OEZLRAPES PAROLEES 79 – 69 PAROLEES 103
12 HPMIAFSEI MISHAP 85 – 75 MISHAP FAMISH, IMPISH, MASHIE*, MEISHI*, SAMFIE* 109
13 RQSEUENIS ENQUIRES 93 – 83 ENQUIRES SQUIREENS 127
14 50 9 4 3 9 4 → 891 891 ☓ 93 – 83

RR: 891 = (3 − 4 ÷ 4) × 9 × 50 − 9

137
15 OTHERTUNE 93 – 83 THEREUNTO 147
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