Episode S42

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Episode S42 was a special episode broadcast on 23 December 2014, which featured 2 contestants who had close calls in Series 71, and both happened to have surnames beginning with "Mc".

Duncan McGregor played Michael McDowell, with Michael McDowell winning 97 – 53. The Dictionary Corner guest was Arlene Phillips, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

This episode was repeated on 6 May 2015.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Duncan McGregor Score Michael McDowell Others Max.
1 SNBEOERPA PERSONA 7 – 0 PREENS PERSONAE, SEABORNE* 8
2 GYUAGRHNO GRUNGY 13 – 0 RAGGY GUNYAH*, HUNGRY, NURAGH*, ORANGY*, ROUGHY* 14
3 50 7 8 9 1 4 → 209 209
50 × 4 + 9
23 – 10 209
50 × 4 + 9


24
TTT FREEBITS The cheese celebration certainly wasn't the longest. BRIEFEST
4 LNGICSUTE selting ☓ 23 – 17 SINGLET CULTIGENS* 42
5 SPVIEAGRE GIVERS 23 – 24 GRAVIES GREAVES*, GRIEVES, PARVISE*, PEAVIES*, PRESAGE*, PREVISE* 49
6 50 5 8 2 8 1 → 372 371
(8 − 1) × 50 + 8 × 2 + 5
30 – 31 371
(50 − 2) × 8 − (5 + 8)

RR: 372 = (50 − 1) × 8 − 5 × 8 ÷ 2

59
7 CMFOAESDS FACES 30 – 37 FOAMED CAMEOS*, COMESS*, FASCES*, FOSSAE*, MASSED, MOSSED* 65
8 PSIOLVESI SPOILS 36 – 43 SPOILS PLOSIVES 73
9 75 100 3 2 8 4 → 979 974 36 – 53 979
(8 + 3 − 2) × 100 + 75 + 4


83
TTT ENIDGLEN Enid and Glen were always bugging each other. NEEDLING
10 UAMHTITRU TRUTH 41 – 58 TRUTH ATRIUM, THIRAM*, THUMRI*, TIRTHA* 89
11 LNRAEOTBE BLOATER 48 – 65 BLOATER RENTABLE 97
12 JSCAEMTIX STEAM 53 – 70 TIMES MAJESTIC 105
13 LEDOWTERD TROWEL 53 – 77 TODDLER DOWERED*, LOWERED, TOWERED* 112
14 100 8 3 6 5 3 → 680 53 – 87 680
(100 − 5 × 3) × 8


122
15 SCOTCHYIP 53 – 97 PSYCHOTIC
(25.25 seconds)
132
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