Episode 4944

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Episode 4944 was broadcast on 7 December 2009, as part of Series 61.

Jan Parker played Adrian Lumb, with Jan Parker winning 86 – 79. The Dictionary Corner guest was Dr Phil Hammond, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

The letter W in Round 3 was actually an upside-down M tile.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Jan Parker Score Adrian Lumb Others Max.
1 TYLEAEKNR TALKER 6 – 6 RELENT ENTERAL, ETERNAL, RETAKEN* 7
2 PWREOADLN WEAPON 12 – 12 PONDER POLEWARD* 15
3 TWNIAFBES TWINES 18 – 18 FIESTA BASINET* 22
4 RGHEUICSE CRUISE 24 – 24 RICHES CUSHIER, EUCHRES*, GUSHIER, HEURIGE* 29
5 50 9 8 2 2 3 → 172 172
(50 + 8) × 3 − 2
34 – 34 172
(50 + 8) × 3 − 2


39
TTT OPENLATE Gnu's just in. Dec's friend might run away with a woman. ANTELOPE
6 NTGIOOTAS TOASTING 42 – 34 tootings ☓ OSTINATO* 47
7 WDOEGNIMD DOWNED 48 – 34 DEMON DEMIGOD, DEMOING*, MEOWING*, WEDDING*, WENDIGO*, WIDGEON 54
8 BXDAOERSY BROADS 54 – 40 BOXERS BYROADS*, ROSEBAY* 61
9 RSTAEANPD PARENTS 61 – 47 PARENTS ADAPTERS*, READAPTS* 69
10 100 5 3 7 6 7 → 883 61 – 47 880 ☓

RR: 883 = (100 − 6 − 5) × (3 + 7) − 7

79
TTT REBELHOD How he sees the insect in his hand. BEHOLDER
11 PRIOESCSN PRINCESS 69 – 55 PRINCESS CONSPIRES 97
12 LNTUEISDE DILUTES 76 – 62 DILUTES DILUENTS, ENLISTED*, INSULTED, LISTENED, UNLISTED* 105
13 ZTSAIETRM nattier ☓ 76 – 69 MAZIEST MISTREAT 113
14 50 7 2 5 2 1 → 749 749
(2 × 50 + 7) × (5 + 2)
86 – 79 749
(2 × 50 + 7) × (5 + 2)


123
15 TITESCARF 86 – 79 CRAFTIEST 133
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