Episode 4953

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Episode 4953 was broadcast on 18 December 2009, and was the Series 61 grand final.

Andrew Hulme played Chris Davies, with Chris Davies winning 117 – 86. The Dictionary Corner guest was Rory McGrath, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

This was the last show of the 2000s decade.

Series 61 champion Chris Davies (centre) with his winning dictionaries and trophy.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Andrew Hulme Score Chris Davies Others Max.
1 WRMAEOTUO WOOMERA 7 – 7 WOOMERA OUTWEAR*, OUTWORE* 7
2 BGREAMPOR EMBARGO 14 – 14 PROGRAM BEGORRA* 14
3 LWTEIERTN ENTITLE 21 – 21 ENTITLE RETITLE*, TERNLET*, WRENTIT*, WRITTEN* 21
4 OERTQDOTE ROOTED 21 – 28 TETRODE 28
5 100 1 10 3 2 6 → 396 396
(6 − 2) × 100 − (3 + 1)
31 – 38 396
(100 − 1) × (6 − 2)


38
TTT GNATWING Playing an instrument on somebody's heart-strings. TWANGING
6 NLNAEPUTO POLENTA 38 – 45 OPULENT ANNULET*, APOLUNE*, TONNEAU* 45
7 RFSAOICMD SARCOID 45 – 52 SARCOID 52
8 EYKASSTNE STEAKS 51 – 58 ASSENT ENTASES*, SENATES, SENSATE* 59
9 SRSGAIEDI DIGRESS 51 – 66 DIARISES AIRSIDES* 67
10 75 4 7 2 5 9 → 248 248
(75 − (7 − 5 + 2 + 9)) × 4
61 – 76 248
(75 − (7 − 5 + 2 + 9)) × 4


77
TTT MENBEAST Below ground level, sometimes with car-lifting devices. BASEMENT
11 PDSAIEPST SAPPIEST 69 – 84 SAPPIEST 85
12 AEDSJITNM MAIDENS 76 – 91 MINDSET MEDIANTS 93
13 OAOEUHDLS houseload ☓ 76 – 97 HOUSED SHOALED 100
14 50 3 3 5 1 8 → 542 542
(5 + 3 + 3) × 50 − 8
86 – 107 542
(8 + 3) × 50 − 5 − 3


110
15 ARTLEPOOL 86 – 117 ALLOTROPE
(5.5 seconds)
120


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