Episode 6979

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Episode 6979 was broadcast on 21 December 2018, and was the Series 79 grand final.

Martin May played Mike Daysley, with Mike Daysley winning 82 – 80. The Dictionary Corner guest was Phill Jupitus, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Martin May Score Mike Daysley Others Max.
1 RKXOESTDU DETOURS 7 – 7 ROUSTED DEXTROUS 8
2 TCAIBMSAU MASTIC 13 – 13 AUTISM ABACIST*, BASMATI, CUMBIAS*, MASTICA*, MITSUBA*, SAMBUCA*, SUTIABA*, TAMASIC* 15
3 9 6 3 4 3 1 → 584 13 – 13

RR: 585 Best: 585 = (9 × 4 + 3) × 3 × (6 − 1)

22
TTT BADNUANCE It sounds like a large quantity of cakes had a disco. ABUNDANCE
4 WFEOJVEST FEWEST 19 – 19 FEWEST VETOES* 28
5 IAIDSQOSW QADIS 24 – 24 SODAS ADIOS*, AIDOS*, DOSAI*, DOSAS*, OASIS, OIDIA*, OSSIA*, SIDAS*, WADIS 33
6 75 7 3 3 7 1 → 306 306
(7 − 3) × 75 + 7 − 1
34 – 34 306
(7 − 3) × 75 + 7 − 1


43
7 EIDHSOPRC PRICED 40 – 34 scopier ☓ PERCOIDS*, SPHEROID 51
8 LREIMDNAU UNMAILED 48 – 42 UNMAILED MUDARINE*, MURAENID*, UNRAILED 59
9 3 6 1 7 3 7 → 518 511 48 – 49 520
(7 × 7 + 3) × (6 + 1 + 3)

RR: 518 = ((3 + 3) × 6 + 1) × (7 + 7)

69
TTT ACTAGEIST He would act in an ageist way towards his elders, and they'd severely reprimand him for it. CASTIGATE
10 YREINRGAT TARRYING 56 – 49 REARING RERATING*, RETRYING* 77
11 SLRMEOIEA MORALISE 64 – 49 MAILERS EMAILERS*, MEASLIER 85
12 GTUOHRLAU RAGOUT 64 – 56 OUTHAUL OUTLAUGH, TURLOUGH* 93
13 VGNEOPDAN PANNED 70 – 62 PANNED DOGVANE*, PONDAGE 100
14 50 25 6 4 3 7 → 458 458
(50 + 25) × 6 + 4 − 3 + 7
80 – 72 458
(50 + 25) × 6 + 4 − 3 + 7


110
15 PHOTOFORM 80 – 82 MOTHPROOF
(6.5 seconds)
120
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