Episode 4870

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Episode 4870 was broadcast on 25 August 2009, as part of Series 61.

Paul Varlaam played Ed Rossiter, with Ed Rossiter winning 105 – 67. The Dictionary Corner guest was Alastair Stewart, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Notably, Paul's offering of BASTARDS in Round 7 was bleeped out, with Ed joking that he was glad he did not have to repeat that word.[1]

Rounds

Rnd Selection Paul Varlaam Score Ed Rossiter Others Max.
1 CURCIWHED RICH 0 – 6 CHIDER CHICER*, DREICH*, RUCHED* 6
2 SRPOEANRS PERSONAS 8 – 14 SPORRANS RESPONSA* 14
3 RXIMGELET GIMLET 14 – 20 GIMLET EMIGRE*, MELTER*, METIER*, MILTER*, REGIME*, REGLET*, RETILE*, RETIME* 20
4 YDFUOETMP TEMPO 14 – 26 POUTED DEPUTY, TUMEFY*, YOMPED* 26
5 100 2 8 9 4 9 → 562 564
(8 − 2) × 100 − 9 × 4
21 – 33 564
(8 − 2) × 100 − 9 × 4

RR: 562 = (9 × 8 + 2) × 9 − (100 + 4)

36
TTT REDGIANT Moving lightly on egg shells, perhaps? TREADING
6 SGTAEONZU TONGUES 28 – 40 OUTAGES NOUGATS*, ONSTAGE*, OUTSANG, SOUTANE, TANGOES 43
7 BRESTADAS BASTARDS 36 – 48 BASTARDS ASSARTED* 51
8 NVLIAIDON INVALID 43 – 48 INLAID 58
9 RSOHERSIT HORSIEST 51 – 56 SHORTIES HERITORS*, HOISTERS*, RESISTOR*, ROISTERS*, SORRIEST* 66
10 5 7 3 5 4 25 → 307 307
3 × 4 × 25 + 7
61 – 66 307
3 × 4 × 25 + 7


76
TTT EELGRASS Very generous. Think of Superman's outfit. LARGESSE
11 PMETKILDO MILKED 67 – 72 KILTED IMPLODE, PILOTED* 83
12 TBTEIETLI TITLE 67 – 78 TITTLE TITBIT, TITTIE* 89
13 PORQADNEC pondera ☓ 67 – 85 APRONED ENDOCARP* 97
14 7 8 2 7 8 100 → 665 660 67 – 95 665
(100 + 2 − 7) × 7


107
15 BIRDSCEDE 67 – 105 DESCRIBED
(0.5 seconds)
117


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