Episode 7017

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Episode 7017 was broadcast on 22 February 2019, as part of Series 80.

David Ellis played Dinos Sfyris, with Dinos Sfyris winning 117 – 23. The Dictionary Corner guest was Tanni Grey-Thompson, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Ellis' score of 23 is the record lowest score by a defending champion in 15-round format history.

Rounds

Rnd Selection David Ellis Score Dinos Sfyris Others Max.
1 RWOETOBPL BOOTER 0 – 7 BLOOPER BLOOTER, BOTEROL*, PROBOLE* 7
2 PINAMETOI PIMENTO 0 – 15 PTOMAINE PIMIENTO* 15
3 25 75 8 10 8 7 → 365 0 – 15 360 ☓

RR: 365 = (8 + 7) × 25 − 10

25
TTT SIMONSAID Simon owned up and said that he didn't have the money to get in. ADMISSION
4 REJALIYDB JAILED 6 – 15 dryable ☓ BEADILY, BEDRAIL*, BILAYER*, BRAILED*, RABIDLY*, RAILBED*, READILY, RIBALDY*, RIDABLE* 32
5 SEMISRTOA MOISTER 6 – 33 AMORTISES ATOMISERS* 50
6 7 10 6 5 10 2 → 284 286 6 – 43 284
(10 × 10 + 6 × 7) × 2


60
7 GDEOGHASR SHAGGER 13 – 50 SHAGGED DAGGERS*, DOGGERS*, GHERAOS*, HOGGERS 67
8 XINOETVHA THINE 13 – 58 VEXATION 75
9 100 50 2 6 4 10 → 800 800
(6 + 2) × 100
23 – 68 800
(10 + 6) × 50


85
TTT FENCEGLUT The priest might bend your ear if you don't bend your knee. GENUFLECT
10 FUPACTESR FAUCETS 23 – 76 CAPTURES FURCATES* 93
11 SCASQEOGR GRACES 23 – 84 CORSAGES 101
12 TUNADELDA ladled ☓ 23 – 91 DAUNTED ADULATED 109
13 FOMLEZTIM MOLE 23 – 97 MOTILE MELMOT* 115
14 75 2 10 6 1 8 → 778 23 – 107 778
(75 + 2) × 10 + 8


125
15 NICETORSO 23 – 117 CORTISONE
(4 seconds)
135


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