Episode 4376

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Episode 4376 was broadcast on 14 June 2007, and was the first quarter-final of Series 56.

Stewart Gordon played Aaron Webber, with Aaron Webber winning 85 – 81. The Dictionary Corner guest was Gyles Brandreth, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Stewart Gordon Score Aaron Webber Others Max.
1 STERWTOAR TOASTER 7 – 7 ROTATES ROSTRATE*, STARWORT* 8
2 GXLHIEOEG HELIX 12 – 12 EXILE HIGGLE 14
3 STDAERQBO BROADEST 20 – 20 BROADEST BROASTED* 22
4 SNMSAEUPR SPEARS 20 – 28 SUPERMAN PRESSMAN*, SURNAMES 30
5 3 10 4 6 50 25 → 409 410 20 – 38 409
50 × 10 − 4 × 25 + 6 + 3


40
TTT RIPECUTS A birdcage you can eat. PIECRUST
6 NTNSOEIFD INTONES 27 – 45 TENSION FOISTED, FONDEST*, INDENTS*, INTENDS*, INTONED*, TENDONS* 47
7 TGMAOIRAP IMPORT 33 – 51 IMPORT APORIA*, ARMPIT, IMPART*, OPTIMA*, PARAMO*, PATRIA*, RAGTOP*, TAMARI* 53
8 RSDRIOEAM MARRIED 40 – 58 ROADIES AIRDROMES* 71
9 LBZCUOEPF COUPLE 46 – 64 COUPLE BEFOUL*, BOUCLE, PUEBLO* 77
10 2 8 4 4 10 1 → 503 504
(8 + 2) × (4 + 1) × 10 + 4
53 – 64 503 ☓

CV: 504 = (8 + 2) × (4 + 1) × 10 + 4
Best: 503 = (10 × 8 + 4) × (4 + 2) − 1

87
TTT VOTERSOP Bring a halt to the cricket and have a rest. STOPOVER
11 LTHAEITNL LITTLE 59 – 70 LITTLE ANTHILL, TALLITH* 94
12 STJNEOEYD ENJOYED 66 – 77 DENOTES JONESED*, NOSEYED* 101
13 RPDLAOENS LEOPARDS 74 – 85 SOLANDER OPERANDS*, PADRONES, PERSONAL, PRELOADS*, PSORALEN*, SPANDREL* 109
14 6 6 10 1 10 2 → 444 446
(10 + 1) × 10 × (6 − 2) + 6
81 – 85 444 ☓

CV: 444 = ((10 − 2) × 10 − 6) × 6

119
15 IDEALSNOG 81 – 85 ALONGSIDE 129
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