Episode 5000

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For the episode billed as the 5000th, see Episode 5003.

Episode 5000 was broadcast on 23 March 2010, as part of Series 62.

Dave Wilkinson played Charles Bockett-Pugh, with Dave Wilkinson winning 88 – 72. The Dictionary Corner guest was Gregg Wallace, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Dave Wilkinson Score Charles Bockett-Pugh Others Max.
1 MSIONPLAS PLAINS 6 – 6 PLAINS SPOILSMAN* 18
2 EUOTNTSRE NUTTERS 13 – 13 STOUTER ROUSETTE* 26
3 DIEMRDARI MARRIED 20 – 20 MARRIED ADMIRED*, ADMIRER*, MARDIER 33
4 AEODSTNLE DENOTES 27 – 27 SLANTED DESOLATE 41
5 75 50 2 10 2 6 → 901 900
(10 + 2) × 75
34 – 27 901 ☓

RR: 901 = (75 × 6 − 2) × 2 + 50 ÷ 10

51
TTT RINGDATE Walking carefully in the water, perhaps? TREADING
6 AUODFCKEG FACED 39 – 32 CAGED DOCKAGE, DOGFACE, GEODUCK* 58
7 LMAEPRCUN UNCLAMP 46 – 39 CLAMPER CRUMPLE, LAMPERN*, NUCLEAR*, NUMERAL, UNCLEAR* 65
8 EIOTHNRDE DETHRONE 54 – 39 THRONED ORIENTED* 73
9 XRIALSVEA varials ☓ 54 – 45 VARIES AERIALS*, REVISAL, VELARIA* 80
10 10 4 8 7 1 1 → 161 161
(8 + 7 + 1) × 10 + 1
64 – 55 161
(8 + 7 + 1) × 10 + 1


90
TTT CORNSTAG A shortened version of Cliff's classic. CONGRATS
11 NOGESTGOA GOOSE 69 – 55 7 GENTOOS, ONSTAGE*, TANGOES 97
12 OAISTRFDE FOISTED 76 – 62 FOISTED ASTEROID 105
13 HYOIAPJOC POOCH 81 – 62 chair ☓ OOJAH*, POACH*, POCHO*, POOJA*, YAHOO 110
14 4 3 2 3 8 9 → 446 444
9 × 8 × 2 × 3 + 3 × 4
88 – 62

RR: 446 = ((3 + 3) × 8 + 2) × 9 − 4

120
15 COOLYBOSH 88 – 72 SCHOOLBOY
(6.5 seconds)
130


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During this episode a rude 6-letter word appeared in the selection, which caused excitement among the popular press:

Rachel at the moment she noticed the naughty word
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