Episode 4955

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Episode 4955 was broadcast on 12 January 2010, as part of Series 62.

Jan Parker played Oliver Garner, with Oliver Garner winning 84 – 72. The Dictionary Corner guest was Brian Capron, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Jan Parker Score Oliver Garner Others Max.
1 MPTEEOQFD TEMPED 6 – 6 DEMOTE EMOTED*, METOPE* 6
2 RJKAATLOA ROTA 10 – 10 TALK AKARA*, ALTAR*, AORTA, KAJAL*, KOALA, KRAAL*, TOLAR* 11
3 SRDIEIHYR RIDERS 10 – 17 DISHIER SHIRRED* 18
4 BEOETCTON COTTON 16 – 23 COTTON ECOTONE* 25
5 25 7 7 4 9 5 → 983 984 ☓ 16 – 30 984
(7 × 5 + 4) × 25 + 9

RR: 983 = (25 × 5 + 7 + 9) × 7 − 4

35
TTT HIPSTARS They've been known to pull a few strings. HARPISTS
6 RENGITSEO GOITRES 16 – 38 EGESTION GENITORS*, INTEGERS, SEROTINE*, STEERING*, TRIGONES* 43
7 DNDEOCDIA CANDIED 23 – 38 DANCED CADDIED* 50
8 IENRLGARU REARING 30 – 45 GRANULE GNARLIER* 58
9 MLSUASIIT STIMULI 37 – 45 LIMITS SAMITIS* 65
10 25 1 3 4 7 7 → 995 996
((7 + 3) × 25 − 1) × 4
44 – 52 994
(7 + 3) × 4 × 25 − 7 + 1

RR: 994 Best: 995 = (25 × 3 − 4) × (7 + 7) + 1

75
TTT CUTSTEEL They can't cut steel, but they can provide iron. LETTUCES
11 VSTEUEMDF DEFUSE 50 – 58 VESTED DUVETS*, ETUDES*, FUMETS* 81
12 RLCOAUPNE PRANCE 56 – 58 pouncer ☓ OPERCULA* 89
13 MSXAEANPL SAMPLE 62 – 64 PLANES NAPALMS 96
14 25 5 1 2 6 1 → 131 131
25 × 5 + 6
72 – 74 131
25 × 5 + 6


106
15 LONGDONCI 72 – 84 CONDOLING
(0.1 seconds)
116
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