Episode 4625

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Episode 4625 was broadcast on 18 June 2008, and was the first semi-final of Series 58.

David O'Donnell played Jonathan Coles, with David O'Donnell winning 95 – 82. The Dictionary Corner guest was Dr Phil Hammond, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection David O'Donnell Score Jonathan Coles Others Max.
1 EAECBMDEK BEAMED 6 – 6 BECAME BACKED*, BEAKED*, BEDECK, DEBEAK*, EMCEED* 6
2 JRDIESMAT READMITS 14 – 14 MARDIEST 14
3 OIOSNPNAC SAPONIN 21 – 14 POISON OPSONIC*, OPSONIN* 21
4 LNDEOSRIE ENDORSE 21 – 22 REDLINES 29
5 8 6 75 100 50 25 → 807 807
8 × 100 + 6 − (75 − 25) ÷ 50
31 – 32 807
8 × 100 + 6 − (75 − 50) ÷ 25


39
TTT ISPYFILM Make things easier for Simon. SIMPLIFY
6 DPROATNET PRONATED 39 – 40 PRONATED ATTORNED*, PATENTOR, TETRAPOD* 47
7 AOERGWSNL WAGONERS 47 – 48 WAGONERS WANGLERS, WRANGLES 55
8 VFTAEZPEH PEAT 47 – 53 HEAVE HEVEA*, PATEE* 60
9 IAUSSTMOG AGOUTIS 54 – 60 STIGMAS 67
10 75 8 6 2 2 8 → 259 260
(6 − 2) × (75 − 8) − 8
61 – 60 249

CV: 259 = 6 ÷ 2 × (75 + 8) + 8 + 2

77
TTT BONGOTAG If you're on this it's all downhill. TOBOGGAN
11 UIOMLTTAI ultimati ☓ 61 – 65 TOTAL MULATTO* 84
12 CQPEANSRE ESCAPER 68 – 72 PRANCES CAREENS*, SPENCER* 91
13 EIUFXRSLE RELIEFS 75 – 72 REFLEX REFLUXES, FLEXURES* 99
14 75 2 6 3 4 1 → 115 115
(4 + 6) × (3 + 1) + 75
85 – 82 115
(6 + 2) × (4 + 1) + 75


109
15 RAPRECIPE RICEPAPER
(6.5 seconds)
95 – 82 119
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