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Episode 7039

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Episode 7039 was broadcast on 26 March 2019, as part of Series 80.

Steven Turnbull played David Elliott, with Steven Turnbull winning 77 – 36. The Dictionary Corner guest was Mark Pougatch, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

NOTE: In Round 10, Dictionary Corner did not note that Elliott's offering of blands ☓ was invalid, though this would not have affected the outcome of the round.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Steven Turnbull Score David Elliott Others Max.
1 DMBEOARSE boredom ☓ 0 – 0 beaders ☓ AEROBES*, BAERSED*, BARDEES*, BEAMERS*, BEDSORE*, BESMEAR*, BREAMED*, DEBASER*, OEDEMAS*, RADOMES*, REBASED*, SMEARED, SOBERED* 7
2 ECMRIAOJT METRIC 6 – 0 CRIME MAJORITE* 15
3 100 10 10 3 6 7 → 447 446 ☓ 6 – 0

RR: 447 = (100 + 10) × (10 − 6) + 7

25
TTT IRONDUVET His opponents got the better of him, on the road and on the golf course. OUTDRIVEN
4 RAELNIWSA WAILERS 13 – 7 WAILERS AERIALS*, ALARIES*, ARSENAL, INWALES, LARNIES*, NAILERS*, RESLAIN*, RILAWAS* 32
5 TCMOAUSCI AUTISM 13 – 14 CAUSTIC ACCUSTOM, ACOUSTIC, COSTUMIC* 40
6 25 50 10 1 9 4 → 996 996
(10 + 9 + 1) × 50 − 4
23 – 14


50
7 TGSEOICRU OUTCRIES 31 – 14 EGOIST CITREOUS* 58
8 ESSOEPVUG VOGUES 37 – 20 VOGUES ESPOUSE, POSEUSE* 65
9 50 9 4 7 5 1 → 998 998
4 × 5 × 50 − (9 − 7)
47 – 30 998
4 × 5 × 50 − (9 − 7)


75
TTT CRYHEATER Betrayal of trust and deception feature highly in this answer. TREACHERY
10 OEESNLBDA LOANEES 54 – 30 BLANDS** SENDABLE 83
11 KMPEAIGTE gimped ☓ 54 – 30 pigmate ☓ GAMETE, MAGPIE*, METAGE*, METAKE* 89
12 IEUVLNHOR UNLOVE 60 – 36 UNLOVE UNHOLIER 97
13 XTFAEITRU FATTIER 67 – 36 FIXATE ARTIFEX*, FIXTURE, TUFTIER* 104
14 50 75 5 6 3 10 → 559 559 ☓ 67 – 36

RR: 559 = (50 + 5) × 10 + 6 + 3

114
15 TUNARALLY NATURALLY
(3 seconds)
77 – 36 124
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