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Episode 6992

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Episode 6992 was broadcast on 18 January 2019, and was the first semi-final of Championship of Champions XV.

Philip Aston played Zarte Siempre, with Zarte Siempre winning 106 – 73. The Dictionary Corner guest was Jon Culshaw, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

This episode marks the first, and to date only, time a contestant has beaten the same opponent three times.

NOTE: In Round 8, Siempre checked with Dent on the validity of MISREADER, however it was cut from the final broadcast.

Sharing no common letters with the scramble, Aston's guess of BYE on the conundrum set a new record for the worst-ever conundrum guess, beating FROTTIFY from PRANGMAGI in Episode M72.

This episode was repeated on 5 August 2020.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Philip Aston Score Zarte Siempre Others Max.
1 GVLOUEHRS GLOVERS 7 – 7 GROVELS LOUVRES*, REGULOS*, VELOURS 7
2 AOTMYOBTP BOTTOM 13 – 13 BOTTOM POMATO*, POTATO, TOMATO*, TOMBOY 13
3 75 5 10 4 10 4 → 138 138
(75 − 10 + 4) × 10 ÷ 5
23 – 23 138
(75 − 10 + 4) × 10 ÷ 5


23
TTT TINASMALL No need to worry about dandruff; just buy yourself a few of these. MANTILLAS
4 INRENAXIT TRIENNIA 31 – 31 TRIENNIA 31
5 RHPEOASZN PERSONA 38 – 38 SHARPEN HOARSEN, ORPHANS*, PANZERS, PHERANS*, PHONERS*, PRONASE*, SENHORA* 38
6 100 25 50 75 2 1 → 972 987 38 – 38

RR: 973 = (25 + 1) × 75 ÷ (100 ÷ 50) − 2

45
7 STFEIOMSD MISDOES 38 – 46 MODISTES 53
8 EIREMRDSA maderiser ☓ 38 – 64 SIDEARMER MISREADER**, READMIRES* 71
9 25 50 100 75 3 2 → 534 533
(100 + 75 + 2) × 3 + 50 ÷ 25
45 – 71 533
(100 + 75 + 2) × 3 + 50 ÷ 25

Best: 534 = ((100 + 2) × 75 ÷ 50 + 25) × 3

81
TTT EPICPOSER The captain's not sure what's up there, but he's looking into it. PERISCOPE
10 OEAJSDTUC JOUSTED 52 – 78 JOUSTED ACETOUS*, ACTUOSE*, ADJECTS*, COASTED, CUSTODE*, DOUCEST*, SCOUTED 88
11 AQEPADILE PLEIAD 58 – 84 PEALED ADIPAL*, AEDILE*, ALDEIA*, ALIPED*, LEAPED, PAIDLE*, PALEAE*, PEDIAL*, PELADE* 94
12 IGNEVEFLW FEELING 65 – 91 FEELING FLEEING* 101
13 OTALICOSE SOCIETAL 73 – 99 SOCIETAL COALITES 109
14 50 75 7 8 8 5 → 927 928 ☓ 73 – 106 926
(8 + 5) × 75 − 50 + 8 − 7

RR: 927 = (8 × 5 + 75) × 8 + 7

119
15 CONTIINNU bye ☓
(29.75 seconds)
73 – 106 unintonic ☓
(28 seconds)
INUNCTION 129
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