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Episode 6981

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Episode 6981 was broadcast on 3 January 2019, and was the second preliminary of Championship of Champions XV.

Ann Dibben played John Cowen, with John Cowen winning 97 – 94. The Dictionary Corner guest was Kate Humble, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

This episode was repeated on 21 July 2020.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Ann Dibben Score John Cowen Others Max.
1 GRAEFSAIH HEGIRAS 7 – 7 HEGIRAS AGRAFES*, ASHRAFI*, GARFISH, RAGFISH* 7
2 WUNMGEORU monger ☓ 7 – 7 monger ☓ MURGEON* 14
3 50 4 6 1 2 7 → 491 491
(6 + 4) × 50 − 7 − 2
17 – 17 491
(6 + 4) × 50 − 7 − 2


24
TTT ONCEISOME Once I get some work, we can slacken the purse strings, but until then we need to cut back. ECONOMISE
4 CREOTESDL CORSETED 25 – 25 ELECTORS CLOSETED*, CORSELET, ELECTROS*, ESCORTED, RECLOSED*, RECOLTES*, REDCOLES*, SELECTOR* 32
5 SBIONMENI BONNIES 32 – 32 MINIONS NOMINIES* 40
6 5 1 7 7 4 9 → 288 288 ☓ 32 – 42 288
(7 × 5 − (7 − 4)) × 9


50
7 LRTASEOET TOLERATES 50 – 60 TOLERATES LETERATOS* 68
8 DUEVOEQPA OPAQUE 56 – 60 VAPED OPAQUED 75
9 50 2 1 3 1 6 → 709 710
(50 × 2 + 1) × (6 + 1) + 3
63 – 60 711

Best: 708 = (50 × (6 + 1) + 3 + 1) × 2

82
TTT LAIDMINCE He'd have a few snifters before bedtime, purely for these purposes. MEDICINAL
10 DOEVTUDEG DEVOTED 70 – 67 DEVOTED 89
11 SFROAZUED FEDORAS 77 – 74 FEDORAS AROUSED 96
12 AEPTBJARW APART 77 – 80 ABATER PATERA* 102
13 SHLIASKED SLASHED 84 – 87 SLASHED ALSKIES*, HALIDES*, HASSLED*, SHEILAS*, SHIELDS 109
14 7 5 10 9 6 2 → 572 572
(9 × 10 + 5) × 6 + 2
94 – 87


119
15 SHYBIRDIE 94 – 97 HYBRIDISE
(1.25 seconds)
129
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