Episode 7105

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Episode 7105 was broadcast on 26 June 2019, and was the first semi-final of Series 80.

Elliott Mellor played Maggie Barlow, with Elliott Mellor winning 120 – 80. The Dictionary Corner guest was Richard Arnold, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Elliott Mellor Score Maggie Barlow Others Max.
1 IAOLRSTEO OESTRIOL 8 – 0 ORIOLES ISOLATOR*, OSTIOLAR*, ROSOLATE* 8
2 NDVNTSAIE DEVIANTS 16 – 8 DEVIANTS 16
3 1 8 1 4 9 10 → 652 652
(10 − 1) × 9 × 8 + 4
26 – 18 652
(10 × 8 + 1) × (9 − 1) + 4


26
TTT REGRINDER Always firing off but, man, what a bore! DERRINGER
4 BSWUIORAN RAINBOWS 34 – 26 RAINBOWS UNIBROWS* 34
5 EIUETPCJA CAJEPUT 41 – 26 APIECE 41
6 50 7 8 5 3 10 → 536 536
(10 × 7 − 3) × 8
51 – 36 536
(50 + 3) × 10 + 5 + 8 − 7


51
7 IOIEMDNLO MELODION 59 – 36 DOMINIE 59
8 SCMAEUAGX AMUSE 64 – 41 CAUSE ACAUSE* 65
9 25 7 10 6 2 2 → 244 244
25 × 10 − 6
74 – 51 244
25 × 10 − 6


75
TTT BLUELIONS This one is difficult; in fact, it might be impossible. INSOLUBLE
10 EIPHOTSBM MOPIEST 81 – 58 BOTHIES ETHIOPS*, HOMIEST*, MOHSITE*, OPHITES*, OPISTHE*, OPTIMES*, PHOBISM*, PHOBIST*, PHOTIES*, PHOTISM, STOMPIE* 82
11 AUAECDSNO DEACONS 88 – 65 DEACONS ACNODES*, ADENOUS*, DOUANES*, UNCASED 89
12 TSHREAOGU SHORTAGE 96 – 73 SHORTAGE OUTRAGES*, RESOUGHT*, ROUGHEST, ROUGHETS* 97
13 AEAIRTMRE MEATIER 103 – 80 EMIRATE ARTEMIA*, EMERITA*, MARRITE*, MATIERE*, MERITER*, TEARIER*, TRIREME 104
14 100 75 50 2 6 4 → 757 756
(100 + 75) × 4 + 50 + 6
110 – 80 760

RR: 757 = (100 + 4) × (6 + 2) − 75

114
15 IBURPTOOL POLITBURO
(0.75 seconds)
120 – 80 124
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