Episode S23

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Episode S23 was broadcast on 30 May 2005, as a special episode.

The game was between Austin Shin and Beth Sutton, both of who were notable for achieving success on the show before the age of 16.

Austin lost to Series 49 champion John Davies by a single point, while Beth won 3 shows, before losing to Derek Pollard, and just narrowly missed out on qualifying for the series finals.

Austin Shin won 98 – 67. The Dictionary Corner guest was Bernard Ingham, and the lexicographer was Alison Heard.

NOTE: Shin's declaration of SWINGED in round 12 was valid – it's the past participle of SWINGE, making the final score 105 – 67, but instead it was 98 – 67.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Austin Shin Score Beth Sutton Others Max.
1 PHSCOUENM MUNCHES 7 – 7 POUCHES HOMESPUN* 8
2 LIUTXIDER DILUTER 14 – 14 DILUTER EDITRIX* 15
3 GSTDOEANL TANGLED 21 – 21 TANGLES TANGELOS 23
4 ROPQIFOSE PROOFS 27 – 21 PORES POOFIER*, ROOFIES*, SPOOFER* 30
5 25 8 5 9 2 9 → 554 555
9 + 9 + 8 ÷ 2 × 25 + 5
34 – 21 559

Best: 554 = ((25 + 9) × 8 + 5) × 2

40
TTT DOTACHE CATHODE
6 TABMOJEAT MATTE 39 – 21 BEAT JETBOAT* 47
7 NDSHEUERZ RUSHED 39 – 28 ENSURED ENDURES*, USHERED 54
8 CSOLTAEMR LOCATES 46 – 35 COASTER CORMLETS*, CROTALES*, SECTORAL* 62
9 NOPDIAYRE ANEROID 53 – 35 pandier ☓ APRONED, OPERAND*, PADRINO*, PADRONE*, PONIARD* 69
10 50 100 6 7 10 2 → 309 309
50 × 6 + 7 + 2
63 – 45 309
50 × 6 + 7 + 2


79
TTT WISSJAG JIGSAWS
11 CMLSAIATE CLIMATES 71 – 53 CLIMATES CALAMITES 97
12 NGIDESMIW swinged ☓** 71 – 60 SMIDGEN DEMISING 105
13 RLPEOKSCA PAROLES 78 – 67 LOCKERS EARLOCKS*, PARCLOSE* 113
14 50 75 3 10 3 8 → 672 672
3 × 3 × 75 − (8 − 50 ÷ 10)
88 – 67 673


123
15 OAREMBLEM MEMORABLE
(2.25 seconds)
98 – 67 133
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