Episode 4980

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Episode 4980 was broadcast on 16 February 2010, as part of Series 62.

Craig Chittenden played Christopher Smith, with Christopher Smith winning 81 – 75. The Dictionary Corner guest was Graham Cole, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Craig Chittenden Score Christopher Smith Others Max.
1 NLCEUATLI callen ☓ 0 – 5 CLEAN CUTLINE*, LUNATIC, NUCELLI*, TUNICAE*, TUNICLE* 7
2 TSGPEIUAL STAPLE 6 – 11 PLAITS LIGATES*, PIGLETS, PLAGUES*, PLATIES*, PULSATE*, STIPULE*, TALIPES*, UGLIEST, UPSTAGE* 14
3 MBRTEOASE BREAST 6 – 18 BERATES BROMATES* 22
4 LQNCAEIES CLEANSE 13 – 25 SCALENE SALIENCE* 30
5 6 5 7 2 4 7 → 624 624
(7 × 2 + 4) × 5 × 7 − 6
23 – 25


40
TTT NINERAGS Elderly ladies tell false stories about apples. GRANNIES
6 PTTYUEOER POTTERY 30 – 32 POTTERY TREETOP* 47
7 NDNSAIEFO FANNIES 37 – 39 ANODISE FANNIED* 54
8 DSDREOAOF fooders ☓ 37 – 46 FEDORAS DEODARS, DORADOS*, FODDERS*, FORDOES*, SEAFOOD* 61
9 TJPEIEBVA JIVE 41 – 50 BEAT EEJIT, PATEE*, PIETA* 66
10 100 3 9 1 7 4 → 607 607
(9 − 3) × 100 + 7
51 – 60 607
(9 − 3) × 100 + 7


76
TTT OATHSHED Tempestuous people like lit matches. HOTHEADS
11 MXNPIETUA MINUTE 51 – 67 PETUNIA PINETUM*, PUTAMEN* 83
12 SSWLIAOAR SAILORS 58 – 74 SAILORS SALWARS*, SOLARIA*, WASSAIL 90
13 CVRGOEEOI corgie ☓ 58 – 74 corgie ☓ CORVEE*, GOOIER*, GRIEVE*, GROOVE, VIGORO*, VOICER* 96
14 25 5 6 10 9 4 → 406 405
(10 + 6) × 25 + 5
65 – 81 405
(10 + 6) × 25 + 5

RR: 406 = (9 − 5) × 4 × 25 + 6

106
15 SOUNDHIRE NOURISHED
(7 seconds)
75 – 81 116
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