Episode 4626

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Episode 4626 was broadcast on 19 June 2008, and was the second semi-final of Series 58.

Richard Priest played Peter Davies, with Richard Priest winning 100 – 70. The Dictionary Corner guest was Dr Phil Hammond, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

NOTE: In round 14, although Davies gave an incorrect solution, he was still given the points. It made no difference to the overall match result.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Richard Priest Score Peter Davies Others Max.
1 GPGOUISQA QUIPS 5 – 5 QUIPS AGIOS*, OUPAS*, PIOUS*, POUIS*, QUAGS* 5
2 DTBOEIJBE BETIDE 11 – 11 JIBBED JOBBED, JOBBIE* 11
3 GAENUIKSM AMUSING 18 – 18 MASKING ENIGMAS*, GAMINES*, GUINEAS, MAKINGS*, SEAMING*, SINKAGE*, UNMAKES* 18
4 OIESPRLLO SPOILER 25 – 18 pilers ☓ LOOPERS*, LOOPIER, ORIOLES*, POLLIES*, SPILLER* 25
5 75 1 1 7 9 2 → 763 763
(9 + 1) × 75 + 7 × 2 − 1
35 – 28 763
(9 + 1) × 75 + 7 × 2 − 1


35
TTT ROLLAMOB The place to let your feet do the talking. BALLROOM
6 RDWEOONRE redwood ☓ 35 – 28 drowner ☓ WONDERER* 43
7 AOENTRADE ORNATE 41 – 34 RANTED AERATED* 50
8 VPPAEAZHE PAVE 45 – 38 PAVE HEAVE, HEVEA* 55
9 ROYERTLAI LITERARY 53 – 38 RETAIL 63
10 7 5 1 8 7 9 → 267 269
(5 × 7 − (7 − 1)) × 9 + 8
60 – 38 270

Best: 267 = (5 × 8 − 9 + 7) × 7 + 1

73
TTT CAKEGREW It's what's left but it doesn't look right. WRECKAGE
11 NDTOIDNUO OUTDID 66 – 44 OUTDID NOTION 79
12 MNAEASRSE SEAMAN 72 – 50 SMEARS AMASSER*, RENAMES*, SEAMERS 86
13 AIHCETRIS CHARITIES 90 – 50 HEARTS 104
14 25 3 6 9 5 8 → 445 445
6 × 3 × 25 − 5
100 – 60 445**
9 × 25 × (6 − 3) − 5


114
15 CELERYGIN 100 – 70 GLYCERINE
(2.25 seconds)
124
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