Episode S29

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Episode S29 was a special episode broadcast on 16 August 2010.

The match was between Charlie Reams and Junaid Mubeen. It was the third game contested by Junaid Mubeen, the Series 59 champion, and Charlie Reams, runner-up to Mubeen in the series final by a score of 88 – 84. The two players were drawn against each other in the second quarter-final of Championship of Champions XIII, broadcast six weeks to the day after the Series 59 final. Therein, neither contestant could solve the crucial conundrum LEGALSIRS and this time Reams prevailed by 88 points to 79. With their head-to-head wins therefore tied at one-all, Episode S29 was played as a decider.

The Dictionary Corner guest was Gary Osborne, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

As with Episode S26, the numbers games for this episode were unusual in that arithmetician Rachel Riley chose how many large numbers would be available, and the large numbers were not the usual four (25, 50, 75 and 100). Instead they were 12 and 37, previously seen in Episode S26, as well as 62 and 87.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Charlie Reams Score Junaid Mubeen Others Max.
1 LSNMEAEOU ENAMELS 7 – 7 LOANEES SOLANUM* 7
2 TRDMOIOAO DOORMAT 14 – 7 TOROID 14
3 CGNTEAEMI MAGNETIC 22 – 15 MAGNETIC GEMINATE* 22
4 TSNBAEAEV SAVANTE 29 – 15 ABSENT 29
5 62 12 7 1 5 10 → 130 130
(12 + 1) × 10
39 – 25 130
(7 + 5 + 1) × 10


39
TTT CRUELFAG Elegant like the department store brothers. GRACEFUL
6 RDSDOAEAE ADORES 45 – 31 SADDER DEODARS 46
7 QTBLAIOAJ BLOAT 50 – 36 QIBLA BALTI*, BIOTA*, JABOT*, LABIA*, TABLA*, TALAQ* 51
8 TXSHOEODY HOOTED 56 – 36 shooted ☓ SOOTHED 58
9 FTGRUEIUE FIGURE 62 – 42 REFUGE FUTURE*, REFUTE* 64
10 12 87 8 3 4 8 → 724 62 – 52 724
(87 + 3) × 8 + 8 − 4


74
TTT DINEFISH You've not gone too far, but you've crossed the line. FINISHED
11 TSPCIOIAO ISOTOPIC 70 – 52 COPITAS 82
12 DRNLEIARN DRAINER 70 – 60 INLANDER 90
13 SHZVIIERW VIZIERS 77 – 60 wishier ☓ 97
14 37 4 1 5 10 6 → 649 77 – 67 651
(4 − 1) × 6 × 37 − 10 − 5

RR: 649 = (10 + 6 + 1) × 37 + 5 × 4

107
15 KILLABAAA BALALAIKA
(0.5 seconds)
87 – 67 117
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