Episode 6881

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Episode 6881 was broadcast on 3 August 2018, as part of Series 79.

Bob Lunt played Matthew Bass, with Matthew Bass winning 104 – 80. The Dictionary Corner guest was Tim Rice, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

NOTE: In Round 4, Bass' offering of DEVOUTS was allowed, but it was not valid in the ODO edition in use at the time. Therefore, the match should have finished 97 – 80.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Bob Lunt Score Matthew Bass Others Max.
1 HNDUEIMTA MINUTED 7 – 7 MINUTED AUDIENT, HAUNTED*, IDEATUM*, INHUMED*, MAUNTED*, MEDIANT*, NUTHEAD*, UNMATED*, UNTAMED* 7
2 SYDOEIQRF FORDS 12 – 12 FIRES DORIES*, FIORDS, FODIES*, FOYERS*, ORDIES*, REDIFS*, ROSIED 13
3 50 8 10 9 5 2 → 204 204
(10 − 9 + 50) × 8 ÷ 2
22 – 22 204
(50 − 10) × 5 + 8 ÷ 2


23
TTT TOOSMILEY He wasn't too smiley when he left hospital, having had this done. ILEOSTOMY
4 TLVOUSDEA LOUDEST 29 – 29 DEVOUTS** OVULATED, OVULATES*, SOLVATED* 31
5 TRCOEIWRU RECTOR 29 – 37 OUTCRIER COURTIER 39
6 50 100 25 8 8 6 → 932 29 – 42 942
8 × 100 + 6 × 25 − 8

Best: 932 = (100 − 6) × (8 + 50 ÷ 25) − 8

49
7 GRDEAISRT ASTRIDE 36 – 49 GIRDERS DRAGSTER* 57
8 DGMAOENIB IMAGED 36 – 56 ABDOMEN BADIGEON* 65
9 10 9 1 8 4 6 → 533 533
9 × 6 × 10 − 8 + 1
46 – 66 533
9 × 10 × 6 − 8 + 1


75
TTT OATSBRUIT Rumour has it a lot of people have this for breakfast in Ireland. STIRABOUT
10 TNLUOENSA TUNNELS 53 – 73 TUNNELS ANNULETS*, TONNEAUS 83
11 TLSIEONME LESION 53 – 80 MOISTEN LIMESTONE, MELONITES*, MILESTONE, MOLINETES* 101
12 HTOUADLOP UPLOAD 53 – 87 HOLDOUT OUTHOLD 108
13 RBSUEOGKR BROGUES 60 – 94 BROGUES BROKERS, BURGERS, GROUSER*, ROGUERS* 115
14 50 75 25 100 10 4 → 240 240
(50 + 10) × 4
70 – 104 240
75 × 4 − 50 − 10


125
15 DAINTYELF DEFIANTLY
(3.75 seconds)
80 – 104 faintedly ☓
(3.25 seconds)
135
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