Episode 4733

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This episode marks the debut of the blue set.

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Episode 4733 was broadcast on 12 January 2009, and was the first preliminary of Championship of Champions XIII.

David O'Donnell played James Hurrell, with David O'Donnell winning 101 – 82. The Dictionary Corner guest was Andrew Sachs, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

It was the first game played on the new blue set, and marked the debuts of both Jeff Stelling and Rachel Riley.

On round 5, the contestants' solutions weren't actually revealed due to the obviousness of the round.

Rounds

Rnd Selection David O'Donnell Score James Hurrell Others Max.
1 EOESRSRRH reshoes ☓ 0 – 6 ERRORS HEROES*, HORSES*, HOSERS*, SHEERS*, SHORES* 6
2 IAAONCNMN MANIAC 6 – 12 MANIAC CINNAMON* 14
3 UEINXSFTT INFUSE 12 – 18 UNITES UNFIXES* 21
4 EAEILDPPS SLAPPED 19 – 25 PLEASED AEDILES*, APPLIED, APPLIES*, DAPPLES*, ELAPSED*, PALSIED*, PLEIADS*, SLIPPED*, SPIELED* 28
5 100 25 75 50 10 3 → 503 503
50 × 10 + 3
29 – 35 503
50 × 10 + 3


38
TTT NURACHEL It's all about starting again. RELAUNCH
6 EEEILFTDB BELIEF 35 – 41 EDIBLE BEETLED*, FLEETED 45
7 OEENDKZCS SECOND 35 – 48 ENCODES COZENED*, DECOKES*, DOCKENS*, SECONDE*, SNECKED 52
8 EUIOCTRMR MORTICE 42 – 48 RECTUM COURTIER, MORTICER*, TURMERIC* 60
9 AIEGWTPRY WIRETAP 49 – 48 EARWIG 67
10 1 10 6 9 7 3 → 690 690
(9 × 7 + 6) × 10
59 – 58 690
(9 × 7 + 6) × 10


77
TTT CLADSIGN Tell somebody off - they're in very hot water. SCALDING
11 AIURLNROT RAINOUT 66 – 65 RAINOUT 84
12 OAUOBVNDS ABOUNDS 73 – 72 ABOUNDS 91
13 EIOHDTSML ETHMOIDS 81 – 72 HOSTILE DEMOLISH*, HELOTISM*, MELODIST* 99
14 75 10 5 6 1 3 → 554 554
(10 − 3 + 1) × (75 − 5) − 6
91 – 82 554
(10 − 3) × 75 + 6 × 5 − 1


109
15 NICEROOTS CORTISONE
(0.5 seconds)
101 – 82 119


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