Episode 7225

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Episode 7225 was broadcast on 12 December 2019, and was the first quarter-final of Series 81.

James Haughton played David Law, with James Haughton winning 147 – 60. The Dictionary Corner guest was Jon Culshaw, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Haughton's score of 147 points is the highest ever achieved in the finals of a series, as well as the third highest in the show's history.

Rounds

Rnd Selection James Haughton Score David Law Others Max.
1 SRNFAEOIU NEFARIOUS 18 – 0 REASON 18
2 AOIERDTMN MONRADITE 36 – 0 ADROIT 36
3 100 75 25 50 5 9 → 208 208
(50 × 100 + 75) ÷ 25 + 5
46 – 0 208 ☓


46
TTT DINETONIC You could tell he was a heavy smoker; his moustache had turned orange. NICOTINED
4 AUOIJRSVC ACOURIS 53 – 7 VARIOUS ACRIOUS*, CARIOUS*, CURIOSA*, SAVIOUR 53
5 RXNGEOUBI ROUGINE 60 – 7 BINGER BOURGIE*, BURGEON, RIGBONE* 60
6 25 10 3 10 6 5 → 142 142
6 × 25 − (10 − 10 ÷ 5)
70 – 17 142
6 × 25 − (5 + 3)


70
7 TRNDOAUSE UNROASTED 88 – 17 unroasted NWD 88
8 OAIEMNTCN MACONITE 96 – 25 NOMINATE MONACTINE* 106
9 25 100 3 6 10 4 → 975 975
100 × 10 − 25
106 – 35 975
100 × 10 − 25


116
TTT FASTDIANE Diane was fast, and she often closed her eyes and pictured herself winning the Olympic gold. FANTASIED
10 UAIETHDST ATHEIST 113 – 35 HATTED SITUATED 124
11 GSNLIAIOS SAILING 113 – 43 SAILINGS AISLINGS*, LASSOING*, LIAISONS 132
12 AEOETPRWG OPERATE 120 – 50 PORTAGE POTAGER*, PROTEGE* 139
13 RTLWOEIAO AEROTOW 127 – 50 RETAIL 146
14 50 9 5 8 3 2 → 339 339
(50 − 9) × 8 + 3 × 2 + 5
137 – 60 339
(5 + 2) × 50 − (8 + 3)


156
15 KIWICABIL BAILIWICK
(11.5 seconds)
147 – 60 166
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