Episode 4981

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Episode 4981 was broadcast on 17 February 2010, as part of Series 62.

Christopher Smith played Heather Badcock, with Heather Badcock winning 92 – 72. The Dictionary Corner guest was Graham Cole, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Christopher Smith Score Heather Badcock Others Max.
1 TMRSOAIAW waitors ☓ 0 – 5 WAIST AMORIST 7
2 TIDESAKON SEDATION 8 – 13 SEDATION KENDOIST* 15
3 MNDGEEION MENDING 15 – 20 NEEDING EMENDING 23
4 LDAHINURI DIAL 15 – 25 DRAIN DIURNAL 30
5 7 2 10 8 4 1 → 372 371
(4 × 8 + 7 − 2) × 10 + 1
22 – 25 380

RR: 372 = ((2 + 8) × 10 − 7) × 4

40
TTT MENDGILD Interfering while on the podium, perhaps? MEDDLING
6 YERCOSVEC COVERS 28 – 31 COVERS COERCES*, CORVEES*, SECRECY* 47
7 LDNYOEAUR LAUNDER 28 – 39 UNDERLAY ROUNDELAY* 65
8 TCEGOSPIR ROPIEST 35 – 46 ROPIEST COPIERS, COPTERS*, GOITRES*, GORIEST*, POETICS*, PORGIES*, RIPOSTE*, TRICEPS*, TROPICS* 72
9 TFTJOEIAB fattie ☓ 35 – 51 BEFIT JETBOAT* 79
10 50 25 4 8 2 9 → 210 210
50 × 4 + 8 + 2
45 – 61 210
50 × 4 + 8 + 2


89
TTT FISHMICE Yearn for the leader causing a nuisance. MISCHIEF
11 LSRVEIEIT REVISIT 52 – 68 RELIVES LEVITIES, LIVERIES, VERITIES* 97
12 TFEUNSERI 52 – 76 REUNITES INTERFUSE 115
13 TPNLAOAEP PLANT 52 – 82 TOPPLE PALPATE, POLENTA* 122
14 100 7 3 9 10 8 → 983 983
100 × 10 − 9 − 8
62 – 92 983
9 × 100 + 8 × 10 + 3


132
15 CASHLIMBO SHAMBOLIC
(17 seconds)
72 – 92 142
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