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Episode ZD28

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Episode ZD28 was broadcast on 13 July 2020, as the first and second quarter-finals of ZoomDown Series 1.

Game 1

Dan McColm played Elliott Mellor, with Elliott Mellor winning 123 − 105. The Dictionary Corner guests were Conor Travers and Ian Volante, and the lexicographer was James Rowan with Tom Carey operating the technical aspects.

Rnd Selection Dan McColm Score Elliott Mellor Others Max.
1 MTRAEAFIO FERMATA 7 – 7 FERMATA ARTEMIA, FOAMIER, FORMATE 7
2 DPWJAOETE ADOPTEE 14 – 14 ADOPTEE TAJWEED 14
3 100 75 50 25 2 1 → 543 542
(75 − 1) × (2 × 100 ÷ 25) − 50
21 – 21 544
(100 − 1) × (2 × 75/25) − 50


21
4 YSTDAAUEO OUSTED 27 – 27 STEADY DAYSET, SAUTED, STAYED, TODAYS, TODEAS 27
5 TCPAEINAD CAPTAINED 45 – 45 CAPTAINED 45
6 3 10 2 1 7 4 → 139 139
10 × 7 × 2 − 1
55 – 55 139
10 × 7 × 2 − 1


55
7 CLTOEEHCN ECHELON 62 – 62 ECHELON CHOLENT, TELECON 62
8 RQLMUIIOU LIQUOR 68 – 68 LIQUOR MURIQUI 69
9 100 75 50 25 8 2 → 634 634
(75 − 2) × 8 + 50
78 – 78 634
(100 ÷ 25 + 75) × 8 + 2


79
10 GGPMEEOON GENOME 84 – 84 GENOME MOEGOE, MOEONE, PONGEE 85
11 KMGOIEULN UNLIKE 90 – 90 OILMEN LEGUMIN 92
12 GRSTIAIAE airgates ☓ 90 – 98 GAIATRIS 100
13 LRDEUISOA RESIDUAL 98 – 106 DARIOLES AELUROIDS 118
14 1 3 9 9 10 1 → 677 675
((10 − 1 − 1) × 9 + 3) × 9
105 – 113 675
((10 − 1 − 1) × 9 + 3) × 9


125
15 TROPHYCIG 105 – 123 COPYRIGHT
(6 seconds)
135


Game 2

Conor Travers played Ian Volante, with Conor Travers winning 120 − 88. The Dictionary Corner guests were Dan McColm and Elliott Mellor, and the lexicographer was James Rowan with Tom Carey operating the technical aspects.

Rnd Selection Conor Travers Score Ian Volante Others Max.
1 RSQAIOPVG VIRAGOS 7 – 7 PAVIORS PAVISOR, PROAVIS 7
2 NCSRIUAUA SAURIAN 14 – 14 SAURIAN ACRASIN, ARNICAS, CARINAS 14
3 25 10 3 7 8 4 → 972 972
(8 × 4 + 7) × 25 − 3
24 – 24 972
(4 × 10 − 8 + 7) × 25 − 3


24
4 NAHUDETAL HAUNTED 31 – 31 HAUNTED UNLATHED 32
5 RSKEEISIS KISSERS 38 – 38 KISSERS REKISSES, SISERIES 40
6 50 7 7 10 9 1 → 787 787
(50 − 1) × (9 + 7) + 10 − 7
48 – 48 787
(50 − 1) × (9 + 7) + 10 − 7


50
7 NRGEUELEU RENEGUE 55 – 48 RENEGE 57
8 TOWERIRIM WORMIER 62 – 55 WORMIER MORTIER 64
9 25 2 6 9 6 2 → 896 896
25 × 6 × 6 − 2 − 2
72 – 65 896
25 × 6 × 6 − 2 − 2


74
10 DULIVECEH VEHICLED 80 – 65 VEHICLE 82
11 SBSIEEFCA ABSCISE 87 – 65 BASICS ACIESES, BIFACES, SCABIES 89
12 MNJFOOEET FOOTMEN 94 – 72 FOOTMEN MONOJET 96
13 XNTOUOMAG AMOUNT 100 – 78 AMOUNT GAMONT, MAGNOX, MOONGA, MOUGAT, MOUTON, NOUGAT, OUTMAN, TOUMAN 102
14 100 10 7 6 9 3 → 657 657
(100 + 10) × 6 − 3
110 – 88 657
(100 − 6) × 7 − 10 + 9


112
15 LEITHBEAT BIATHLETE
(20 seconds)
120 – 88 titheable ☓
(1 second)
122


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