Episode 4992

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Episode 4992 was broadcast on 4 March 2010, as part of Series 62.

Raheel Mirza played Shakeel Aamer, with Raheel Mirza winning 81 – 56. The Dictionary Corner guest was Nicholas Owen, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Notably, in round 2, the longest valid word that could be made was just 3 letters, equalling the record set back in round 7 of Episode 108.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Raheel Mirza Score Shakeel Aamer Others Max.
1 TDGRAEADN GRANTED 7 – 0 GRATED GRADATED 8
2 FVBPIAOQI fibia ☓ 7 – 3 BAP AVO*, BAI*, BIO*, BOA*, BOP*, FAB*, FIB*, FOB*, FOP*, OAF*, OBA*, OBI*, OVA*, PIA*, POI*, VIA* 11
3 LSJMEAELN smallen ☓ 7 – 9 SEAMEN ENAMELS, MALLEES* 18
4 BTLOURIXE loutier ☓ 7 – 15 BOLTER OUTLIER, REBUILT*, TROUBLE 25
5 100 7 9 3 7 2 → 680 680
7 × 100 − (9 × 3 − 7)
17 – 15 681


35
TTT STONERUG It's the supplier of Millionaire's Roe. STURGEON
6 TSDCAIONA ACTIONS 24 – 15 sanction ☓ ANTACIDS 43
7 PHRSWEAEL WHALERS 31 – 15 WHALES HEALERS*, HELPERS, LEAPERS*, RELAPSE*, REPEALS*, RESHAPE*, SPHERAL*, WELSHER*, WHEREAS* 50
8 SDTOIRCEO STEROID 38 – 15 CORSET COOTERS*, COOTIES*, CORDITE*, COTISED*, CREDITS*, DIRECTS*, DOCTORS*, EDITORS, OCTROIS*, ODORISE*, OSTEOID*, ROOSTED*, SCOOTED*, SCOOTER*, SOOTIER*, SORTIED*, STORIED*, TOROIDS*, TRIODES* 57
9 DNTSEACMO DONATES 45 – 15 mandates ☓ COASTED*, DAEMONS*, DEACONS, DECANTS*, DESCANT*, DOCENTS*, ENDMOST*, MASONED*, SCANTED*, TANDEMS* 64
10 25 4 10 1 6 5 → 975 975
(4 × 10 − 1) × 25
55 – 25 975
10 × 4 × 25 − (6 − 1) × 5


74
TTT NOVAPINE Acting like a very famous captain, perhaps? PAVONINE
11 RTDRUAESG GUSTED 61 – 31 RUDEST DRAGSTER, TRUDGERS* 82
12 RTVTIEIME TRIVET 61 – 38 EMITTER TERMITE* 89
13 TNKHAUIES HAUNTS 61 – 46 HUNKIEST 97
14 5 2 2 10 4 3 → 232 232
(5 × 4 + 3) × 10 + 2
71 – 56 232
(5 × 4 + 3) × 10 + 2


107
15 CILLYALEX LEXICALLY
(12.5 seconds)
81 – 56 117
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