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Episode 5620

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Episode 5620 was broadcast on 14 January 2013, and was the sixth preliminary round match of the 30th Birthday Championship.

Darryl Francis played David Webb, with Darryl Francis winning 86 – 68. The Dictionary Corner guest was Martin Lewis, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

NOTE: The conundrum has two valid solutions, FORMULAIC and FUMAROLIC, so is illegal.

This episode was repeated, with minor edits, on 11 May 2020.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Darryl Francis Score David Webb Others Max.
1 MNPRAEIAH HEPARIN 7 – 0 HAMPER PIRANHA 7
2 COZILESIG logicizes ☓ 7 – 0 logicise ☓ COLIES*, GLOZES*, LOCIES*, LOGICS 13
3 NTNLUEUAF FLUENT 7 – 7 ANNULET TUNEFUL 20
4 VEROSEYAP OVERPAYS 15 – 15 OVERPAYS 28
5 75 10 2 7 4 3 → 927 925
(10 + 2) × (75 + 3) − (7 + 4)
22 – 15 930

RR: 927 = (75 × 4 + 2 + 7) × 3

38
TTT GAGAMIND Your mind will go gaga if you end up doing this to it. DAMAGING
6 RIGODUWOR RIGOUR 28 – 21 RIGOUR 44
7 NFTLAIECO CONFLATE 36 – 29 CONFLATE FALCONET*, FLECTION* 52
8 RADOTENAS TREASON 43 – 36 SENATOR DONATES, ROANEST*, ROASTED*, RODENTS*, SANTERO*, SNORTED*, STANDER*, TORSADE* 59
9 RSCGEOIAP SOAPIER 50 – 36 geocarps ☓ CARGOES*, COPIERS*, CORSAGE*, PICAROS*, PORGIES*, PROSAIC, SCORIAE*, SCRAPIE, SPACIER* 66
10 100 8 10 1 3 5 → 927 927
(100 + 3) × (10 − 1)
60 – 46 927
(8 + 1) × (100 + 3)


76
TTT COOSRUDE There's nothing rude about this word, it's quite the opposite. DECOROUS
11 STQNUIEOB QUESTION 68 – 54 QUESTION BOUNTIES 84
12 NATUVERIG AVERTING 76 – 62 AVERTING VINTAGER 92
13 BSMWAEUSD BEAMS 76 – 68 ABUSED ASSUMED*, MEDUSAS 99
14 75 2 9 2 7 5 → 503 504 ☓ 76 – 68

RR: 503 = (75 − 2) × 7 − (9 − 5) × 2

109
15 AMICROFLU FORMULAIC
(2.5 seconds)
86 – 68 119
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