Episode S30

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Episode S30 was a special episode broadcast on 14 March 2011.

The match was between Nicki Sellars and Lee Graham, two players who have already met twice, in the preliminaries of Series 62, and a few weeks later in the semi-finals. At one win each, this game was the decider. Lee Graham won 101 – 94 on a crucial conundrum. The Dictionary Corner guest was John Parrott, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Nicki Sellars Score Lee Graham Others Max.
1 SYREAOTQP POSTER 6 – 6 POETRY ESPARTO*, PROTEAS*, SEAPORT*, TEAPOYS 7
2 BNGIIADCD BIDDING 13 – 6 cadding ☓ ABIDING 14
3 RLNSOIAEL RALLIES 20 – 13 RALLIES AILERONS, LLANEROS*, ROSALINE 22
4 HTVOIARUZ AUTHOR 26 – 19 AUTHOR THORIA* 28
5 25 8 2 5 2 3 → 602 602
8 × 3 × 25 + 2
36 – 29 602
8 × 3 × 25 + 2


38
TTT SLICKHIT These sort of people are funny souls. TICKLISH
6 LNHCEARIA INHALER 43 – 29 chainer ☓ ACARINE*, ACHIRAL*, ALCHERA*, CARINAE*, CARINAL*, CARLINE, CHARLIE*, CHARNEL*, CRANIAL*, HERNIAL* 45
7 XRTEEIMJF MERIT 48 – 34 MIXER METIER, RETIME* 51
8 SRTFAOIPT PROFITS 55 – 41 PROFITS PATRIOTS 59
9 PTSDAEUTA UPDATES 62 – 48 UPDATES DUPATTAS* 67
10 75 10 7 8 5 4 → 725 725
(75 − (5 − 4)) × 10 − (8 + 7)
72 – 58 725
(75 − 4) × 10 + 8 + 7


77
TTT RUNATLAS Not sharp or flat, just born to do something. NATURALS
11 SMREIIENW WINERIES 80 – 66 WINERIES 85
12 SNTDAUOGE OUTAGES 87 – 66 unstaged ☓ ASTOUND*, DONATES*, DOTAGES*, NOUGATS*, ONSTAGE*, OUTSANG*, SNOUTED*, SOUTANE, TANGOED, TANGOES*, TONGUED*, TONGUES 92
13 DTSEIARVO oversaid ☓ 87 – 84 DEVIATORS 110
14 25 100 50 75 5 7 → 274 275
5 × 50 + 25
94 – 91 275
5 × 50 + 25

RR: 274 = (5 + 7 + 75) × 50 ÷ 25 + 100

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15 SUNTRIVIA 94 – 101 ANTIVIRUS
(25.75 seconds)
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