Episode 4938

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Episode 4938 was broadcast on 27 November 2009, as part of Series 61.

Graham Jones played Tom Curran, with Graham Jones winning 86 – 58. The Dictionary Corner guest was David Lloyd, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

This episode is remembered for the numbers board collapsing as Rachel was writing the solution in the first numbers game.

NOTE: In Round 4, Jones' word is disallowed even though it is to be found in the dictionary.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Graham Jones Score Tom Curran Others Max.
1 LNWEOIOSL WOOLLIES 8 – 0 NOISE WOOLLENS* 8
2 MSIADTENB BANDIEST 16 – 0 STEAM MEDIANTS* 16
3 SSFEAEPNU SPANS 16 – 6 PAUSES ANUSES*, ASPENS*, ENSUES*, FUSEES*, SNAFUS*, UNEASE*, UNSAFE*, UPASES* 22
4 TSGOAENNF tonnages ☓ 16 – 12 FASTEN GANNETS, NONAGES, ONSTAGE*, TANGOES, TONNAGE 29
5 100 6 2 5 1 7 → 361 361 ☓ 16 – 12

RR: 361 = (100 − (6 − 2) × 7) × 5 + 1

39
TTT ENDSLICE Gagged the exhaust pipe, perhaps? SILENCED
6 CGRAOAJDE GRACED 22 – 12 CORDAGE 46
7 RTWIEAYRC WAITER 28 – 18 WAITER AIRCREW*, ERRATIC*, TRACERY*, WARTIER 53
8 IOUDPMTNO IMPOUND 35 – 18 MOUNT TOMPION* 60
9 RRNEOATKI TERRAIN 42 – 25 TRAINER ANTERIOR* 68
10 100 5 6 2 5 7 → 697 697
100 × 7 − 5 + 2
52 – 35 697
100 × 7 − 5 + 2


78
TTT SETCLOUT They're not total pants, just half-pants. CULOTTES
11 NLDEOETSA DONATES 59 – 42 DENOTES DESOLATE 86
12 RHSIEIBSE hissier ☓ 59 – 48 SHEERS HEIRESS*, REISHIS* 93
13 MLTIAEYRU MALTIER 66 – 48 MATURE MATURELY 101
14 100 1 4 3 5 8 → 135 135
100 + (4 + 3) × 5
76 – 58 135
8 × 5 − 4 − 1 + 100


111
15 COSIGNFUN CONFUSING
(19 seconds)
86 – 58 focusing ☓
(4.25 seconds)
121
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