Episode 4908

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Episode 4908 was broadcast on 16 October 2009, as part of Series 61.

Mark Greenhalgh played John Drinkwater, with John Drinkwater winning 108 – 74. The Dictionary Corner guest was Penny Smith, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Mark Greenhalgh Score John Drinkwater Others Max.
1 SRHAELUCT SAUCER 6 – 6 CASTLE ARCHLUTES* 18
2 SPIAOLDEM malodies ☓ 6 – 13 SPOILED DIPLOMAS, ELASIPOD*, IMPLEADS*, IMPLODES, SIDELAMP 26
3 SAIETPRES PIRATES 13 – 20 PRAISES PASTRIES*, PIASTRES*, RASPIEST*, RESPITES, SPREITES*, SERIATES*, TRAIPSES*, TRAPESES* 34
4 UOAGNSRON GROANS 19 – 26 GROANS ORGANONS* 42
5 100 3 1 6 4 5 → 211 211
(3 − 1) × 100 + 6 + 5
29 – 36 211
(3 − 1) × 100 + 6 + 5


52
TTT MADEFISH Made fish, chips, peas, bread and butter - and ate the lot! FAMISHED
6 EODTSEWSO SWEETS 35 – 42 STOWED DOWSES*, SETOSE*, SOOTED*, STEEDS*, STEWED*, SWEDES*, TOSSED*, TWEEDS* 58
7 TCRIEETTX EXCITE 41 – 48 TITTER EXCITER, TECTRIX* 65
8 ZQLAEIDTU DILATE 41 – 55 QUILTED LIQUATED 73
9 AEADDRMKN DARKEN 47 – 61 MARKED MANDRAKE 81
10 50 7 2 10 6 3 → 856 856 ☓ 47 – 71 856
(10 + 7) × 50 + 6


91
TTT LOOSEMEN You might pine when all by yourself. LONESOME
11 YLROEIMDE MELODY 53 – 77 REMEDY MYELOID*, REMODEL*, YIELDER* 98
12 IOIBRFJIE FIBRE 58 – 82 BRIEF FIBRO*, ORIBI 103
13 TFCAUIPBE TEACUP 64 – 88 UPBEAT BIFACE*, FAUCET 109
14 25 3 3 2 7 8 → 239 239
3 × 3 × 25 + 2 × 7
74 – 98 239
(7 + 2) × 25 + 8 + 3 + 3


119
15 BIGIHERBS 74 – 108 GIBBERISH
(12.25 seconds)
129
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