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Episode 7408

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Episode 7408 was broadcast on 11 December 2020, and was the second quarter-final of Series 82.

Sam Cappleman-Lynes played Damien Doughty, with Sam Cappleman-Lynes winning 121 – 71. The Dictionary Corner guest was John Inverdale, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Sam Cappleman-Lynes Score Damien Doughty Others Max.
1 PMLTEOIES PETIOLES 8 – 0 TEMPLES EPISTOME*, EPITOMES*, MELITOSE*, MESOLITE*, MILEPOST, POEMLETS*, POLEMIES*, POLEMISE*, POLEMIST* 8
2 RNCWUAOHS NACROUS 15 – 7 ANCHORS ARCHONS*, AUROCHS*, ROHUNAS* 15
3 100 25 75 50 8 6 → 755 756 15 – 17 755
(100 − 6) × 8 + 75 ÷ 25​


25
TTT MADEFISH Made fish, chips, peas, bread and butter, and ate the lot. FAMISHED
4 LGSEIORDE SOLDIER 22 – 24 LODGERS RELIGOES, RELODGES, RESOILED* 33
5 TKPMAIEBC PACKET 28 – 24 PACE ACMITE*, BACKIE*, BITMAP, IMPACT, PACKIE*, PICKET*, TACKIE* 39
6 100 3 4 5 6 8 → 178 178
8 × 5 × 4 + 6 × 3​
38 – 34 178
(6 + 4) × 8 − (5 − 3) + 100


49
7 NWSPUOAIJ PIANOS 44 – 40 PIANOS NOUWJA*, PIONUS*, POWANS* 55
8 LFNTOEAEO ETALON 50 – 46 LOANEE FOETAL*, FOLATE*, FONTAL*, FOOTLE*, LATEEN*, LEAFEN*, OLEATE* 61
9 50 75 100 25 2 4 → 653 653
(4 + 2) × 100 + 50 + 75 ÷ 25​
60 – 46 652


71
TTT ROBSFEAR More than three ancestors of Teddy, perhaps? FORBEARS
10 RSDQHIUAE SQUARED 67 – 53 SQUARED QUERIDAS* 79
11 MLDNOIEOA MELANOID 75 – 53 moondial ☓ MALENOID*, MELODION, MONOIDAL* 87
12 RTSGEIAUM MASTIGURE 93 – 53 MIGRATES 105
13 BCNGEOADR BONDAGER 101 – 61 BONDAGER BONGRACE* 113
14 6 8 5 7 5 9 → 288 288
(7 − 5 ÷ 5) × 6 × 8
111 – 71 288
(9 − 6 + 5) × 5 × 7 + 8


123
15 CRAZYLILO ZIRCALLOY
(5.25 seconds)
121 – 71 133
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