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Episode 7489

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Episode 7489 was broadcast on 19 April 2021, as part of Series 83.

Adam Posner played Ebony Thurston, with Adam Posner winning 72 – 71. The presenter was Nick Hewer, the Dictionary Corner guest was Amol Rajan, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Adam Posner Score Ebony Thurston Others Max.
1 NHSOAELDR LOANERS 7 – 7 LOANERS HANDLERS, LADRONES*, SOLANDER* 8
2 TNKIUOPSA POINTS 13 – 13 POINTS OPUNTIAS*, PATINOUS*, UTOPIANS 16
3 100 50 6 2 5 10 → 891 898
(10 − (6 − 5)) × 100 − 2
18 – 13 894 ☓

RR: 890/892 Best: 890 = (100 − 6) × 10 − 50

23
TTT FORDPALM Not the sort of person you want in your circle of friends. FRAMPOLD
4 MCFDEOIRE FORCED 24 – 19 FORMED COMIDEER*, MEDIOCRE 31
5 LTFAOIEWP PLEAT 24 – 25 POLITE FLEAPIT, FLOATIE*, FOLIATE*, OPALITE*, PEAFOWL 38
6 75 25 5 8 10 9 → 119 119
75 + 25 + 10 + 9​
34 – 35 119
75 + 25 + 10 + 9​


48
7 SUMAGOPEJ JUMPS 39 – 40 GAMES EMPUSA*, MAJOES*, MAPOUS*, MOGUES*, OMEGAS, PEGMAS*, POGUES* 54
8 YSNRIUEOV VERSION 39 – 48 SOUVENIR 62
9 50 1 4 5 8 5 → 559 558
(5 + 5 + 1) × 50 + 8
46 – 55 558
(5 + 5 + 1) × 50 + 8

RR: 559 = (4 × 5 + 50) × 8 − 1

72
TTT BEGANHAD Once the heavy metal concert began, he just had to do this. HEADBANG
10 CTHAEUSDO SCOUTED 53 – 55 CHEATS CATHODES*, CATHOUSE, SOUTACHE 80
11 BLPEIARWN repair ☓ 53 – 61 WARBLE BIPLANE*, PINWALE*, PLAINER, PRALINE, WEBINAR* 87
12 QSLOEITRU QUOTERS 60 – 61 outrise ☓ OUTLIERS*, QUILTERS, QUOILERS*, QUOITERS* 95
13 DNGMOEIAC DEMONIC 67 – 61 IMAGED ENDOGAMIC* 113
14 50 75 7 5 6 8 → 918 925
(7 + 5) × 75 + 50 ÷ (8 − 6)​
72 – 61

RR: 918 = (75 + 50 + 5) × 7 + 8​

123
15 DOCKPLEAD 72 – 71 PADLOCKED
(7.25 seconds)
133
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