Episode S26

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Episode S26 was a special episode broadcast on 15 March 2010 in which the two Series champions of 2009 went face-to-face.

Chris Davies played Kirk Bevins, with Kirk Bevins winning 81 – 77. The Dictionary Corner guest was Gary Osborne, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

In this episode, the numbers games were unusual in that Rachel chose the selections and that the large numbers were not the usual ones. Of these, only 37 and 12 actually appeared; the other large numbers that could have been picked were not revealed, but in Episode S29, when they were used again, they were revealed to be 62 and 87.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Chris Davies Score Kirk Bevins Others Max.
1 HJLEROEMI HOMELIER 8 – 8 HOMELIER 8
2 SZVIAOTUS VISTAS 14 – 14 VISTAS 14
3 LIDOSHEGD DISLODGE 22 – 14 ISOHEL 22
4 RVBAEUCOY CABOVER 29 – 21 CABOVER OVERBUY 29
5 37 12 5 8 6 4 → 949 950
((37 + 12) × 4 − 6) × 5
36 – 28 948
(8 × 5 + 6 − 4 + 37) × 12

Best: 949 = 37 × (12 + 8 + 5) + 6 × 4

39
TTT DIDFLING Cooking the books while Rome burns, perhaps. FIDDLING
6 GNMEIIEDG EDGING 36 – 35 DEEMING 46
7 CRTICAAEO ORECTIC 43 – 42 CARIOCA ACRATIC*, EROTICA* 53
8 FTRIEAPIB PIRATE 43 – 50 APERITIF 61
9 DTEIREPGF EDGIER 49 – 50 FREED FIDGETER 69
10 37 6 6 5 1 3 → 296 297
(37 − (5 − 1)) × (6 + 3)
56 – 50 296 ☓

RR: 296 = (5 + 3) × 37

79
TTT SWAPNHOP Swap your goods for money here, then hop it. PAWNSHOP
11 SWXUOESNT SEXTONS 63 – 57 SEXTONS TWONESS* 86
12 QPSOAAEDL PEDALOS 70 – 64 PEDALOS 93
13 NROSANEAL LOANERS 77 – 71 ANNEALS ARSENAL, ENSNARL*, LANNERS 100
14 37 4 2 9 4 2 → 828 826 77 – 81 828
(37 × 2 + 4 × 4 + 2) × 9


110
15 CANTEBURY tenubracy ☓
(24.5 seconds)
77 – 81 CYBERNAUT 120


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