Episode 4553

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Episode 4553 was broadcast on 4 March 2008, as part of Series 58.

Barry Smith played Mary Ridout, with Barry Smith winning 79 – 49. The Dictionary Corner guest was Rick Wakeman, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Barry Smith Score Mary Ridout Others Max.
1 MSGEAIDRT MIGRATED 8 – 0 MIRAGES MAGISTER, MARDIEST*, MIGRATES, READMITS*, STERIGMA* 8
2 ZLSEABOLE BLAZES 14 – 6 BLAZES ABELES*, ALLEES*, BELLES*, BEZELS*, LABELS, SALLEE*, SELLAE*, SLEAZE*, SLEAZO* 14
3 TSTIAEDWR WAITERS 21 – 13 WAITERS TAWDRIEST* 32
4 TJSUIEMGL SUITE 26 – 18 JILTS GIMLETS, UGLIEST 39
5 25 2 9 4 10 7 → 639 26 – 18

CV: 639 = (7 × 9 − 2) × 10 + 25 + 4

49
TTT NEATHELP You won't find one of these near a computer. ELEPHANT
6 PHTIAIEKN INTAKE 32 – 18 TAKEN KAINITE* 56
7 TRDOAEXRF RAFTED 38 – 24 ORATED DRAFTER*, REDRAFT* 63
8 NNRIEESPF SPINNER 45 – 31 SPINNER NERINES*, PENNIES, PERFINS*, REFINES, REPINES* 70
9 AEMVCOONR OVERMAN 52 – 31 mooner ☓ CORONAE*, ROMANCE 77
10 75 6 1 6 1 10 → 126 126
75 + 1 + (6 − 1) × 10
62 – 31 127


87
TTT CEDARASH I'll give you a clue, two syllables. CHARADES
11 NTESRIDHE intered ☓ 62 – 31 resident ☓7 INSERTED*, NERDIEST*, RESIDENT, SINTERED*, TRENDIES* 95
12 NSTAOOCLE LOCATES 62 – 39 COOLANTS ECOTONAL*, LACTONES* 103
13 YABNMIAOT BOATMAN 69 – 39 MAIN AMBOYNA*, ANATOMY, ANIMATO* 110
14 100 2 10 4 8 5 → 435 435
(100 + 10) × 4 − 5
79 – 49 435
(100 + 10) × 4 − 5


120
15 TALCYPAIR 79 – 49 practically ☓
(5.5 seconds)
PARALYTIC 130
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