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Episode S48

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Episode S48 was broadcast on 22 December 2020, as the second of the 2020 Christmas special episodes, and was between two former series winners, who won Series 63 and Series 69.

Callum Todd played Jack Hurst, with Jack Hurst winning 125 – 100. The Dictionary Corner guest was Rory Bremner, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

As per Episode S47, Murray incorrectly recited the first "Tinsel Teaser" after the break, as "over the coming days...".

Rounds

Rnd Selection Callum Todd Score Jack Hurst Others Max.
1 UOEIAYWCD ADIEU 5 – 5 WAYED DIOECY* 6
2 STLEOAMRN STOREMAN 5 – 23 MARLSTONE MESTRANOL* 24
3 100 25 75 50 6 6 → 603 603
6 × 100 + 75 ÷ 25
15 – 33 603
6 × 100 + 75 ÷ 25


34
TTT SLOWFLAN In the coming days, you might get a lot of this. SNOWFALL
4 HPBIEASDG BASHED 21 – 33 pigheads ☓ APHIDES, BAGSIED*, PEGASID* 41
5 NMFDTSIUO FOUNDS 21 – 41 DISMOUNT 49
6 100 8 7 10 3 8 → 399 399
(8 × 8 − 7) × (10 − 3)
31 – 51 399
(7 − 3) × 100 − 8 ÷ 8


59
7 RLNCEIOEV OVERLINE 39 – 59 OVERLINE COVERLINE 77
8 DTNAIOSFM STIFADO 39 – 67 SAINTDOM MONADIST* 85
9 100 25 3 5 8 7 → 896 896
(100 + 7 + 5) × 8
49 – 77 896
(100 + 25 + 3) × 7


95
TTT FUNGIFTS Gifts are fun to Christmas, but you can't beat one of these. STUFFING
10 SNPAEOHTG HEPTAGONS 67 – 95 PATHOGENS 113
11 RLJSIEAUN INJURES 74 – 102 JAILERS INSULAE*, INSULAR*, LARNIES*, NAILERS, RESLAIN*, UNJAILS*, URANILE*, URINALS* 120
12 TPKEIAWOE KWAITO 80 – 108 PEEWIT KATIPO*, KEWPIE*, OPIATE* 126
13 ARCOGIBER BEAR 80 – 115 BEGORRA AEROBIC*, BRACERO*, RIBCAGE* 133
14 50 3 5 5 7 8 → 625 625
(7 + 3) × (5 + 5) × 50 ÷ 8​
90 – 125 625
50 × 5 × 5 × 8 ÷ (7 − 3)


143
15 XMASCLUBI SUBCLIMAX
(1 second)
100 – 125 153
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