Episode 4985

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Episode 4985 was broadcast on 23 February 2010, as part of Series 62.

Barney Maunder-Taylor played Adam Guest, with Adam Guest winning 82 – 70. The Dictionary Corner guest was Jenni Falconer, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Barney Maunder-Taylor Score Adam Guest Others Max.
1 RDLTOIESO LOITERS 7 – 7 SOLDIER OESTRIOL* 8
2 EEALPHRZW HELPER 13 – 13 HELPER HEALER*, LEAPER, REPEAL*, WHALER* 14
3 TESADUFNE FASTENED 21 – 13 DEAFENS UNSEATED 22
4 IAIRTLNSE slantier ☓ 21 – 21 RAINIEST SAINTLIER 40
5 75 25 6 1 5 8 → 636 636
(75 + 25 + 5 + 1) × 6
31 – 31 636
(75 + 25 + 5 + 1) × 6


50
TTT GIFTNIGH We're all doing kung fu, according to the song. FIGHTING
6 AEURSGNDI READINGS 39 – 39 READINGS DENARIUS*, GRADINES* 58
7 AOPCSLEBO PLACES 45 – 39 CLASP PLACEBOS 66
8 KRSAEANVG RANGES 51 – 45 GRAVES RAVAGES* 73
9 LFYIOEGTA FLOAT 51 – 52 FOLIAGE FOLIATE* 80
10 7 6 1 2 4 3 → 360 51 – 62 360
(7 + 3) × (4 + 2) × 6


90
TTT HESPELLS I need somebody, not just anybody, you know I need someone. HELPLESS
11 NDHIEETGP HEEDING 58 – 69 HEEDING NEIGHED* 97
12 STROOUNQI QUOITS 64 – 75 SUITOR TOURNOIS* 105
13 RMRIEAMMV RAMMER 70 – 75 maimer ☓ ARRIVE 111
14 8 6 1 5 1 4 → 137 139 70 – 82 136
(8 + 6) × (1 + 1) × 5 − 4

RR: 137 = (8 × 5 − 6) × 4 + 1

121
15 COINSPATH 70 – 82 CASHPOINT 131
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