Episode 4438

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Episode 4438 was broadcast on 14 September 2007, as part of Series 57.

Sam Butcher played Sian Serafinski, with Sam Butcher winning 102 – 65. The Dictionary Corner guest was Pam Ayres, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

NOTE: In round 13, the final letter U was drawn from the consonant box, in spite of it being a vowel. Also, the conundrum has two valid solutions: TONIFYING is an anagram of the given answer, NOTIFYING.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Sam Butcher Score Sian Serafinski Others Max.
1 RPFTAEURS RAFTERS 7 – 0 FASTER RAPTURES 8
2 PRHZEOSIL PLIERS 13 – 6 HOLIER POLISHER, REPOLISH* 16
3 CNSBUAIDO CASINO 13 – 13 ABOUNDS ABSCOND, BOUDINS*, CUBOIDS, SUBACID* 23
4 MTIOLSERO ROOMIEST 21 – 21 ROOMIEST MOTORISE, OESTRIOL*, TOILSOME*, TREMOLOS* 31
5 25 50 75 100 3 5 → 656 654
(5 + 3) × 75 + 50 + 100 ÷ 25
28 – 21 653

CV: 655 Best: 656 = 100 × 5 + (75 + 3) × 50 ÷ 25

41
TTT PLANCHAD If you're not happy, be slow with it. HANDCLAP
6 TNMEOPLEM TEMPLE 34 – 27 MOMENT MEMENTO 48
7 DRNBAEAEY BANDER 40 – 33 BRANDY BAYADERE* 56
8 SNTDUIECM MINUTES 47 – 33 UNITED DICTUMS*, DUSTMEN*, INCUDES*, INCUSED*, INDUCES, INDUCTS*, MINDSET*, MINUETS*, MINUTED*, MISCUED, SIDECUT* 63
9 JDKPIOAOT PATIO 52 – 33 PAID ADJIKO*, KATIPO* 69
10 50 9 5 8 6 1 → 451 451
50 × 9 + 1
62 – 43 451
50 × 9 + 1


79
TTT HOTELTAP Car registration kept food warm. HOTPLATE
11 WGHSAEIND HEADINGS 70 – 43 SHADING SHEADING* 87
12 FTQEOERTV FETTER 76 – 49 FETTER REVOTE*, VETOER* 93
13 XSRNIEISU RINSES 82 – 55 RINSES INSURES, NURSIES*, SUNRISE 100
14 100 5 10 9 8 5 → 187 187
100 + 10 × 9 − 8 + 5
92 – 65 187
100 + 10 × 9 − 8 + 5


110
15 OTINYFING NOTIFYING
(22.5 seconds)
102 – 65 120
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