Episode 4260

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Episode 4260 was broadcast on 20 December 2006, and was the first semi-final of Series 55.

Phil Watson played Tony Warren, with Tony Warren winning 85 – 82. The Dictionary Corner guest was Paul Zenon, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Phil Watson Score Tony Warren Others Max.
1 STNRIEODT SNOTTIER 8 – 0 STONIER STRIDENT*, TENORIST, TRIDENTS*, TRITONES* 8
2 NCWNRAEIT CANNIER 15 – 7 CANNIER ANCIENT, CERTAIN, ENTRAIN*, TACRINE*, TAWNIER*, TINWARE, TRANNIE* 15
3 BHCSEIOIR BRIOCHES 23 – 7 RICHES 23
4 SYGRCEOEM COMERS 29 – 7 CORMS CREMES*, CYMOSE*, GEYSER*, GOMERS*, MERGES* 29
5 75 100 50 25 7 7 → 163 164
100 + 50 + 7 + 7
36 – 14 164
100 + 50 + 7 + 7

CV: 163 = 100 + 75 − (7 + 7 − 50 ÷ 25)

39
TTT DATERING A degree of steepness - think Paul O. GRADIENT
6 NTGDSOAIP POSTING 36 – 22 ADOPTING 47
7 JHLSMAUIE MASHIE 42 – 28 EMAILS HAMELS*, HAMULI*, HAULMS*, HEIAUS*, HELIUM*, JULIAS*, MAJLIS*, MESIAL*, MIAULS*, MUESLI, MULIES*, MULISH*, SHEILA* 53
8 PDTMLOUER POUTED 48 – 34 ROUTED DROPLET, MOULDER, MOULTED*, REMOULD, RUMPLED*, TROMPED*, TRUMPED* 60
9 UIAOQTRSE SQUARE 48 – 41 QUARTES EQUATORS*, QUAESTOR* 68
10 25 1 9 3 2 10 → 322 322
(10 + 3) × 25 − 2 − 1
58 – 51 322
(10 + 3) × 25 − 2 − 1


78
TTT FERNYLEG It could describe a very jealous bluebottle. GREENFLY
11 MLAERNOBI boilerman ☓ 58 – 58 BALMIER AILERON, ALIENOR*, ALMONER, BROMINE*, EMBROIL, LOAMIER*, MANLIER*, MARLINE*, MINABLE*, MINERAL*, MORAINE*, NIMBLER*, NOMBRIL*, RAILMEN*, ROMAINE* 85
12 STDLPAOEA APOSTLE 65 – 58 PLATED TADPOLES 93
13 FTDRSEAEN DEFEATS 72 – 65 STANDER DRAFTEES*, FASTENED, FASTENER, FENESTRA*, REFASTEN* 100
14 100 4 2 10 6 6 → 974 974
10 × 100 − 6 × 4 − 2
82 – 75 974
(100 − 4) × 10 + 6 + 6 + 2


110
15 LYFETREES 82 – 85 FREESTYLE
(10.5 seconds)
120
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