Episode 4745

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Episode 4745 was broadcast on 28 January 2009, and was the first semi-final of Championship of Champions XIII.

Steve Briers played Nick Wainwright, with Steve Briers winning 87 – 82. The Dictionary Corner guest was Paul Zenon, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Steve Briers Score Nick Wainwright Others Max.
1 XTNBAEACS EXACTAS 7 – 7 EXACTAS CATENAS* 7
2 SNRGIAUTI GUITARS 14 – 14 RATINGS AIRINGS*, ARISING*, GASTRIN*, GRATINS*, RAGINIS*, RAISING*, RUSTING*, STARING*, SUITING* 14
3 DHRTREAUN UNEARTH 21 – 21 UNEARTH UNTHREAD* 22
4 VMSTIEAOW ATOMISE 28 – 28 MOTIVES AMOSITE*, ATOMIES*, WAVIEST* 29
5 50 100 25 8 1 9 → 748 749
100 × 8 − 50 − 1
35 – 35 749
100 × 8 − 50 − 1

RR: 748 = (50 + 25 + 8) × 9 + 1

39
TTT EGGSINUS Taking a potshot at the answer. GUESSING
6 NGSCEIEUP SEEPING 42 – 42 CUSPING EUGENICS* 47
7 SRGHFOIAR OARFISH 49 – 42 GARISH GARFISH, RAGFISH* 54
8 PTLTEIONJ topline ☓ 49 – 48 POINTE JETTON*, LEPTIN*, LEPTON*, PINOLE*, PINTLE*, PIOLET*, POLITE*, PONTIL*, POTENT*, POTJIE*, POTTLE*, TIENTO*, TINPOT*, TIPTOE*, TOILET* 60
9 RSYBUAELC CURABLE 56 – 48 USABLE BASCULE*, CURABLY*, RECUSAL*, SECULAR* 67
10 2 10 10 8 3 9 → 746 748 56 – 58 746
(9 × 10 + 3) × 8 + 2


77
TTT BONEDIET You will come back in Part 3, because you are this. OBEDIENT
11 DRPKPAEAO PARKED 62 – 64 PARKED PARKADE* 84
12 RZLTAIAED LAZARET 69 – 64 RETAIL AIRDATE*, RADIATE*, TRAILED* 91
13 SLDNEIANE ANNELIDS 77 – 72 ANNELIDS ADENINES* 99
14 100 8 7 1 2 1 → 946 946
(100 + 7 − 2) × (8 + 1) + 1
87 – 82 946
(100 + 7 − 2) × (8 + 1) + 1


109
15 FCRAVIOLA 87 – 82 VARIFOCAL 119
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