Episode 4609

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Episode 4609 was broadcast on 27 May 2008, as part of Series 58.

Lee Bailey played Jonathan Coles, with Jonathan Coles winning 124 – 39. The Dictionary Corner guest was Tom O'Connor, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

124 was the highest score by a challenger, until Kirk Bevins scored 127 in Series 60. It remains the highest score by a player on their debut.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Lee Bailey Score Jonathan Coles Others Max.
1 LSRAIEHNM MAILERS 0 – 8 MINERALS INHALERS, MARLINES 8
2 PDTOISCAE paisted ☓ 0 – 15 ADIPOSE DESPOTIC, DIOPTASE* 16
3 STNUEISRA STRAINS 0 – 23 SAUNTERS SUSTAINER 34
4 TGLIEMNTO motteling ☓ 0 – 29 TINGLE MOTTLING 42
5 25 9 9 8 3 2 → 735 738 0 – 36 734
(3 × 9 + 2) × 25 + 9

CV: 734 Best: 735 = (25 + 8 + 2) × (9 + 9 + 3)

52
TTT PIEDMICE It's here, it's there, it's everywhere. EPIDEMIC
6 LBTIINDEA ENTAIL 6 – 42 TABLED ALIBIED, LANDTIE* 59
7 JOULSEORB BOULES 6 – 49 ROUBLES BOLEROS* 66
8 WRMEONTUM MOMENT 6 – 56 REMOUNT MOUNTER*, OMENTUM 73
9 DTSIEARNG TREADING 6 – 74 GRADIENTS 91
10 25 6 8 2 10 5 → 375 375
(8 + 5 + 2) × 25
16 – 84 375
(10 + 5) × 25


101
TTT FOODBUNG Literally tied up in bad weather. FOGBOUND
11 PGCUAIARE PACIER 22 – 90 AGARIC PIRAGUA* 108
12 KLFOENSAD FONDLES 29 – 97 FONDLES ENFOLDS*, FANKLED*, FANKLES*, FLANKED*, KALENDS* 115
13 COTEYRVFI COVERT 29 – 104 VICTORY FEROCITY* 123
14 50 3 9 2 6 6 → 332 332
(9 − 2) × 50 − 6 × 3
39 – 114 332
(9 − 2) × 50 − 6 × 3


133
15 BATCHWORK 39 – 124 THROWBACK
(28.75 seconds)
143
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