Episode 4948

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Episode 4948 was broadcast on 11 December 2009, and was the second quarter-final of Series 61.

Steve Wood played Chris Davies, with Chris Davies winning 108 – 61. The Dictionary Corner guest was Dr Phil Hammond, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

After the conundrum on this episode was missed by both players, the audience member who solved it was the Series 60 champion Kirk Bevins.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Steve Wood Score Chris Davies Others Max.
1 RLSEOENLU SULLEN 0 – 8 RELLENOS 8
2 IEDTDLOTN TOILED 0 – 15 DELTOID LENTOID 15
3 WEAOMCRIY WEARY 5 – 20 MOIRE COWRIE*, CREAMY 21
4 RMDASIENO diamonds ☓ 5 – 38 RANDOMISE ROMANISED 39
5 100 50 7 10 3 8 → 573 570 5 – 48 573
(50 + 7) × 10 + 3


49
TTT COOKACOP Change one letter, and the dog becomes a bird. COCKAPOO
6 JBUFSEEND DEFUSE 11 – 54 ENSUED ENDUES*, SUNBED 55
7 TSAOURTOX TROUTS 17 – 54 outsoar ☓ OUTROS*, OUTSAT*, SOUTAR*, STATOR*, STORAX, SURTAX*, TUTORS* 61
8 DRPELOASI POLARISED 35 – 72 POLARISED 79
9 TAATEIHRN THREAT 35 – 79 NITRATE REATTAIN 87
10 25 2 1 5 6 3 → 144 144
25 × 6 − 3 × 2
45 – 89 144
(25 − 1) × 6


97
TTT IGETCOAT Think deeply about visiting the art gallery. COGITATE
11 WIFSPEEIP PEEPS 45 – 95 WIFIES 103
12 MRAOLTAEY malter ☓ 45 – 102 MAYORAL ALEATORY* 111
13 OBMALNCPU COLUMN 51 – 108 CUPOLA CLUBMAN, UMBONAL*, UNCLAMP* 118
14 75 10 8 5 6 6 → 174 174
(10 − 8) × 75 + 6 × 5 − 6
61 – 108 174 ☓


128
15 READLABEL relabelled ☓
(5.75 seconds)
61 – 108 BALLADEER 138


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