Episode 4560

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Episode 4560 was broadcast on 19 March 2008, as part of Series 58.

Andrew Swale played Tony Durrant, with Tony Durrant winning 106 – 96, after a tie-break conundrum. The Dictionary Corner guest was Dennis Taylor, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

This episode featured the highest score of any episode to require a tie-break conundrum.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Andrew Swale Score Tony Durrant Others Max.
1 LECIXMEAF EXCLAIM 7 – 7 EXCLAIM MALEFIC* 7
2 SPSEUGHET UPSETS 13 – 13 PUSHES EGESTS*, GUESTS*, GUSHES*, GUSSET*, HUGEST*, SEGUES*, SHEETS*, SHTUPS*, STEEPS*, STEUPS*, STUPES*, THESES*, THESPS, TUSHES* 13
3 NIDGATVOD VOTING 19 – 19 DATING ADDING, DOTING*, GADOID*, GANOID* 19
4 TPSIELRIP SLIPPIER 27 – 27 TIPPLERS LIPPIEST*, RIPPLETS*, STIPPLER*, TRIPPLES* 27
5 50 10 6 8 2 9 → 598 598
(50 + 9) × 10 + 8
37 – 37 598
(10 + 2) × 50 − (8 − 6)


37
TTT HOTWOMEN Your roots might start showing here. HOMETOWN
6 NDROINLES DINNERS 44 – 44 DINNERS DOLINES*, INDORSE*, LINDENS*, RONDELS*, ROSINED*, SOLDIER, SOLIDER* 44
7 NHAMIUSKE HUMANISE 52 – 44 MAINS 52
8 DBNRIEAPI BANDIER 59 – 51 BANDIER BRAINED, DENARII*, PERIDIA* 59
9 REUMRCOJT courter ☓ 59 – 56 COMET CROUTE*, CURTER*, RECTOR*, RECTUM, ROUTER*, TOURER*, TREMOR* 65
10 50 7 1 9 6 3 → 437 437
50 × 9 − (7 + 6)
69 – 66 437
50 × 9 − (7 + 6)


75
TTT HUMSMOOR Not a lot of space for fungi. MUSHROOM
11 AEQSTELSA STEALS 75 – 72 SLATES ELASTASE* 83
12 DRZFOEWAN FROWNED 82 – 79 FROWNED FOREDAWN* 91
13 DNOAGYERC GROANED 89 – 79 cargoed ☓ CRAYONED 99
14 75 25 100 10 10 5 → 926 925
100 × 10 − 75
96 – 86 925
100 × 10 − 75

CV: 925

106
15 BUTCHLING 96 – 96 NIGHTCLUB
(13.75 seconds)
116
TB BETGLEAVE 96 – 106 VEGETABLE
(3.75 seconds)
116
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