Episode 7026

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Episode 7026 was broadcast on 7 March 2019, as part of Series 80.

John Ashcroft played Maggie Barlow, with Maggie Barlow winning 73 – 71. The Dictionary Corner guest was Helen Fospero, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

NOTE: Dictionary Corner did not note that Ashcroft's Round 5 offering of SUBLAY was invalid, though this would not have affected the outcome of the round.

Rounds

Rnd Selection John Ashcroft Score Maggie Barlow Others Max.
1 SWDNEIUSI WIDENS 0 – 7 INSIDES NIDUSES*, SUNDEWS, SUNWISE* 7
2 FVCUAEHPQ PEACH 5 – 12 PEACH QUEACH* 13
3 2 3 3 5 9 9 → 507 507 ☓ 5 – 12

RR: 507 = ((9 × 9 + 5) × 2 − 3) × 3

23
TTT PRUNETANG Everyone found it to be extremely distasteful and unacceptable. REPUGNANT
4 CSWAISDOM WISDOMS 12 – 12 DISCOS MOSAICS 30
5 LRAOYBUAS sublay ☓** 12 – 19 LABOURS AROUSAL*, LABROUS*, SUBALAR* 37
6 75 7 6 10 3 4 → 258 258
75 × 4 − 7 × 2
22 – 29 258
(75 + 4 + 7) × 3


47
7 NROISTEUR IRONERS 22 – 37 ROUTINES NEURISTOR*, RETRUSION*, ROUTINERS 65
8 GRTOARODE ROOTED 28 – 37 garroted ☓ TOREADOR 73
9 9 8 10 1 8 6 → 680 680
(8 × 8 + 9 + 1 − 6) × 10
38 – 47 680
(6 × 10 + 8) × (9 + 1)


83
TTT ROBINSBAG The documentary about the manufacture of kitchen towel was intensely interesting. ABSORBING
10 TJPLAEAPT APPLET 44 – 53 TAPPET PALPATE 90
11 MTZTROAET ROTATE 50 – 59 MATTER MAROTTE*, MOZETTA* 97
12 GKGMIALIH MILK 54 – 63 MILK GILGAI* 103
13 RFSEOERNO ROOFERS 61 – 63 SOONER REROOFS*, SONOFER* 110
14 75 7 3 1 4 9 → 176 176
(75 − (7 × 3 + 9 + 1)) × 4
71 – 63


120
15 LATINZETA 71 – 73 TANTALIZE
(1.5 seconds)
130
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