Episode 4841

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Episode 4841 was broadcast on 17 June 2009, and was the first semi-final of Series 60.

Kirk Bevins played Neil Zussman, with Kirk Bevins winning 98 – 88. The Dictionary Corner guest was Dr Phil Hammond, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Kirk Bevins Score Neil Zussman Others Max.
1 RSROIATER ROTARIES 8 – 8 STARRIER ARRESTOR*, TARRIERS*, TERROIRS* 8
2 WEZTIREAE WAITER 14 – 14 WAITER TWEEZE 14
3 PSCAIEBUS SUBSPACE 22 – 14 SCABIES AUSPICES* 22
4 REYDODIVL OVERDID 29 – 21 OVERDID DEVILRY* 29
5 100 5 2 7 4 8 → 924 925
(5 + 4) × (100 + 2) + 7
36 – 28 925
(5 + 4) × (100 + 2) + 7

RR: 924 = (100 + 8 × 4) × 7

39
TTT BEEMAJOR Sweet spread at the Scout festival. JAMBOREE
6 PIRKODESG PERIODS 43 – 35 PODGIER PODGERS*, PORGIES*, PORKIES 46
7 NHSUEADIN HANDIES 50 – 42 SHUNNED DUENNAS*, DUNNIES*, INDUNAS*, SHINNED*, UNDINES*, UNHANDS* 53
8 LISTOLEPT LITOTES 50 – 50 POLITEST 61
9 RCLAEONAT LACTONE 57 – 57 CATERAN ANORECTAL 79
10 75 6 10 3 8 7 → 367 367
10 × 3 ÷ 6 × 75 − 8
67 – 67 367
10 ÷ (6 ÷ 3) × 75 − 8


89
TTT SNIPSTEM Wasted money on a lavish youth. MISSPENT
11 SMRIEOJAB jambories ☓ 67 – 67 jamboes ☓ AMBRIES*, JERBOAS 96
12 DENHUGONM MENUDO 73 – 73 GUNNED DUNGEON 103
13 NTQNUOEON TENON 78 – 78 QUOTE NONET*, TONNE, TOQUE* 108
14 25 50 4 1 8 1 → 193 193
50 × 4 − 8 + 1
88 – 88 193
50 × 4 − 8 + 1


118
15 AMSPECIAL ECLAMPSIA
(0.5 seconds)
98 – 88 128


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