Episode 4842

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Episode 4842 was broadcast on 18 June 2009, and was the second semi-final of Series 60.

Hamish Williamson played Jimmy Gough, with Jimmy Gough winning 88 – 58. The Dictionary Corner guest was Dr Phil Hammond, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Notably, it was possible to make a 9 letter word in each of the first 3 rounds.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Hamish Williamson Score Jimmy Gough Others Max.
1 RSOPALPON POPLARS 7 – 0 parols ☓ PROPANOLS* 18
2 NETOBENIT BONNET 13 – 6 BONNET BENTONITE* 36
3 IATCASNOR ACTIONS 13 – 14 CORTINAS RAINCOATS 54
4 LABIREMAQ AMIABLE 20 – 21 AMIABLE BALMIER 61
5 100 2 6 1 1 6 → 123 122 20 – 31 123
(6 − 2) × 6 − 1 + 100


71
TTT TATMOVIE The man in the fancy leotard might do this to you. MOTIVATE
6 LEKIPACEA PICKLE 26 – 37 PLAICE APICAL*, APIECE*, EPICAL*, KELPIE*, PALACE*, PALEAE*, PELIKE*, PLICAE 77
7 RFEWISONM MONIES 26 – 44 SNOWIER ENSIFORM*, FERMIONS 85
8 TECISELIR STERILE 33 – 44 SELECT RETICLES*, SCLERITE*, SERICITE*, TIERCELS* 93
9 GNEILDERS residing ☓ 33 – 62 REEDLINGS ENGIRDLES 111
10 50 4 5 7 10 8 → 595 595
(4 + 8) × 50 − 5
43 – 72 595
(4 + 8) × 50 − 5


121
TTT CONSHERO Have a glass of sherry now rather than later. SCHOONER
11 GTOTESUVA GAVOTTES 51 – 72 OUTAGES 129
12 SEFAHARED seafared ☓ 51 – 78 SHARED ADHERES*, AFEARED*, HEADERS*, SHEAFED*, SHEARED 136
13 TOYRIJNEM JOINERY 58 – 78 monetry ☓ ENORMITY* 144
14 100 2 1 9 10 6 → 866 866 ☓ 58 – 88 866
(100 − 10 + 6) × 9 + 2


154
15 NICEGROOM 58 – 88 ERGONOMIC 164
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