Episode 4088

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Episode 4088 was broadcast on 24 April 2006, as part of Series 54.

Trevor Hancock played Jan Gates, with Jan Gates winning 74 – 64. The Dictionary Corner guest was Henry Blofeld, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

NOTE: The conundrum EVILGIANT had two valid solutions: VIGILANTE and GENITIVAL.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Trevor Hancock Score Jan Gates Others Max.
1 DZNRIEOST STORIED 7 – 7 DOZIEST EDITORS, INDORSE*, ORIENTS*, RODENTS*, ROSINED*, SNORTED*, SORTIED*, STEROID*, STONIER, TRIODES* 7
2 NHNIUARXO HOAX 11 – 11 HORN ANION*, AUXIN*, AXION, HOURI*, INURN*, NORIA*, RHINO*, RONIN*, UNION* 12
3 NYSNEAECI SEANCE 17 – 11 CANES CANINES, CAYENNE*, INCENSE*, NANCIES 19
4 NRTAEIWDM TRAINED 24 – 18 TRAINED DETRAIN*, MEDIANT, MERANTI*, MINARET*, RAIMENT*, READMIT*, TAWNIER*, TINWARE*, WARTIME*, WIREMAN 26
5 5 1 7 8 10 50 → 649 24 – 28 649
(10 + 8 − 5) × 50 − 1


36
TTT FEELSALT Some businesses rely on these handouts. LEAFLETS
6 TSTOAERNG TOASTER 31 – 28 strongest ☓ GAROTTES, NEGATORS*, RAGSTONE* 44
7 TSJGIEOTE JETTIES 38 – 35 JETTIES EGOTIST 51
8 PMNAUSMED PAUSED 38 – 42 DAMPENS PNEUMAS*, SPAMMED, SUMMAND* 58
9 FQHDAOEVI AVOID 43 – 42 FADE FOVEA, HIVED*, VIDEO 63
10 2 5 8 7 9 75 → 196 197
2 × 75 + 7 × 8 − 9
50 – 42 198

Best: 196 = 2 × 7 × 8 + 75 + 9

73
TTT TEDALIEN If you're single, you might take an international call here. DATELINE
11 RTSDOEART ROASTED 57 – 49 ROASTED ROSTRATED* 91
12 CMRIEADTL TRAILED 64 – 49 miracled ☓ ARTICLED, LACERTID*, METRICAL 99
13 CRLBOEURF CURB 64 – 54 FLOUR BEFOUL*, BOUCLE*, COLURE*, CORBEL, CURLER*, FORCER*, FOULER, FURORE*, ROUBLE* 105
14 3 7 4 6 8 50 → 455 454 64 – 64 455
(6 + 4) × 50 − (8 + 7) × 3


115
15 EVILGIANT 64 – 74 VIGILANTE
(2.75 seconds)
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