Episode 4739

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Episode 4739 was broadcast on 20 January 2009, and was the seventh preliminary of Championship of Champions XIII.

Peter Davies played Charlie Reams, with Charlie Reams winning 85 – 66. The Dictionary Corner guest was Alastair Stewart, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

NOTE: The solution to the conundrum is not a valid word according to the then dictionary, the ODE2r.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Peter Davies Score Charlie Reams Others Max.
1 PPNEIAPTU PAINT 0 – 7 PETUNIA 7
2 BDTMEAAAH ABATED 6 – 13 BATHED ATHAME*, BAHADA*, BEMATA*, HAMATE* 13
3 NLFMOIAAG LOAFING 6 – 21 FLAMINGO MAGNOLIA 21
4 MTRKEOIAN RAIMENT 13 – 28 AMNIOTE KERATIN*, MANKIER*, MERANTI*, MINARET*, MONIKER*, MORAINE*, RAMEKIN*, ROMAINE* 28
5 100 7 8 9 3 6 → 469 13 – 28 471 ☓

RR: 468 = (100 + 9 + 6) × (7 − 3) + 8
Best: 469 = (100 + 6 × 9) × 3 + 7

38
TTT LUNGFISH Washing it all away on the meadow. FLUSHING
6 STLTOEEAU OUTLETS 20 – 35 OUTLETS ELUATES*, OLEATES*, OUTLAST, TELEOST* 45
7 SSVOAUOSR SOARS 25 – 40 SOURS SAVOURS 52
8 LSTNEEAOD DENOTES 25 – 48 DESOLATE 60
9 SLYSIEOXO siloes ☓ 25 – 54 LOOSES OXISOLS* 67
10 50 9 2 1 7 8 → 419 419
(50 + 2) × 8 + 9 + 1 − 7
35 – 64 419
50 × 8 + 9 + 7 + 2 + 1


77
TTT WINEBLOG Getting rid of someone playing tennis, perhaps? ELBOWING
11 RRWAEIHRD HARRIED 42 – 71 HARRIED HARDIER*, HARRIER*, RAWHIDE, WHIRRED* 84
12 RSBGUIEDN BRUISED 49 – 78 BUDGIES BURNSIDE*, SIDEBURN 92
13 NZCTOEEAR TRANCE 49 – 85 ENACTOR CAROTENE 100
14 25 9 1 4 1 2 → 959 963
((25 + 2) × 4 − 1) × 9
56 – 85 951

Best: 960 = (25 − 1) × 4 × (9 + 1)

107
15 CUTENIFTI FETTUCINI**
(26.25 seconds)
66 – 85 117
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