Episode 4256

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Episode 4256 was broadcast on 14 December 2006, and was the first quarter-final of Series 55.

Steven Briers played Phil Watson, with Phil Watson winning 82 – 72. The Dictionary Corner guest was Ken Bruce, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Steven Briers Score Phil Watson Others Max.
1 NSLEOEFTG FLEETS 0 – 7 LONGEST GENTLES, ONESELF, SOLFEGE*, TELOGEN* 7
2 SDNROIAOK ORDAIN 6 – 13 ADORNS DAIKONS*, INDOORS, INROADS*, NARDOOS*, ORDAINS, SINDOOR*, SORDINO 14
3 NRHEAETND HEARTED 13 – 13 TANNER ADHERENT 22
4 TSDNUAOTS outstands ☓ 13 – 13 untoasted ☓ STANDOUTS 40
5 7 2 9 1 6 50 → 659 659
(6 × 2 + 1) × 50 + 9
23 – 23 659
50 × (7 + 6) + 9


50
TTT BERRLAMP A statement before a short walk. PREAMBLE
6 EAOPJRNTC PRONATE 30 – 30 PRONATE ENACTOR*, JACONET*, OPERANT, PATONCE*, PROJECT*, PROTEAN* 57
7 SRGIEOMLF foilers ☓ 30 – 37 GOLFERS FILMGOERS 75
8 SRYREIABM MARRIES 37 – 44 MARRIES AMBRIES*, BARMIER 82
9 ZDTUIEGVD GUIDED 43 – 50 GUIDED DUGITE 88
10 8 2 50 100 75 25 → 340 342 43 – 60 340
75 ÷ 25 × 100 + 50 − 8 − 2


98
TTT TOEBORED Kicked again and started up. REBOOTED
11 PMTAOEPLS TOPPLES 50 – 67 TOPPLES PALMTOPS, SPOTLAMP 106
12 RDTRIEOAB BROADER 57 – 74 TARRIED ABORTED, ARBITER*, BOARDER*, ORBITED*, ORBITER*, RAREBIT*, REBOARD*, TARDIER*, TRIBADE* 113
13 CLSEIONST SECTIONS 65 – 82 SECTIONS ENTISOLS*, INCLOSES, LECTIONS*, SOLSTICE, STENCILS 121
14 2 1 75 50 25 100 → 947 950
(2 + 1) × 75 ÷ 25 × 100 + 50
72 – 82 940

CV: 950 Best: 948 = (75 + 1) × 25 × 50 ÷ 100 − 2

128
15 CIGARRETI 72 – 82 GERIATRIC 138
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