Episode 5039

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Episode 5039 was broadcast on 17 May 2010, as part of Series 62.

Danny Pledger played Steven King, with Danny Pledger winning 85 – 55. The Dictionary Corner guest was Colin Jackson, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Danny Pledger Score Steven King Others Max.
1 GNHOAMVIC MOVING 6 – 6 COMING COAMING* 7
2 AOIWMRTOG RATIO 11 – 6 WAIT AGOROT* 13
3 TDEOISMLE DEMOTES 18 – 6 moisted ☓ MELODIES, MELODISE*, MELODIST*, MOLESTED* 21
4 SYAEURSXN SURE 18 – 11 YEARS NURSEYS*, SUNRAYS* 28
5 50 9 8 4 5 3 → 828 820 18 – 18 827
(9 + 8) × 50 − 5 × 4 − 3

RR: 828 = (50 − 4) × (5 − 3) × 9

38
TTT MANYACAD Refusal to change mind about 80's popstar. ADAMANCY
6 AEATTLRIR TRAILER 25 – 18 LATTER ARTERIAL*, RATTLIER 46
7 CHEAEDKFA DEFACE 31 – 18 FACED CHAFED*, FACADE*, FECKED*, HACKED 52
8 DNLUIAFPE PLAINED 38 – 18 FAILED INFULAE*, PAINFUL*, UNIDEAL*, UPFIELD 59
9 NTSUEICQE ENTICES 45 – 25 INQUEST QUIESCENT* 77
10 4 2 9 3 4 6 → 540 540
9 × 6 × (3 × 2 + 4)
55 – 35 540
9 × 6 × (3 × 2 + 4)


87
TTT TRIANGLE Letter for letter, changing the triangle for this. ALTERING
11 GOVRNEOJU GOVERN 61 – 41 GOVERN GROOVE*, JOURNO*, ORGONE*, OROGEN*, UNROVE* 93
12 EITNSBEAT BEATEN 61 – 48 BEASTIE ANISETTE*, BETAINES*, TETANISE* 101
13 ZWOAESRSU AROUSES 68 – 48 SWEARS 108
14 3 5 1 8 5 6 → 269 270
(8 + 1) × 3 × (5 + 5)
75 – 55 270
(8 + 1) × 3 × (5 + 5)

RR: 269 = (8 × 5 + 5) × 6 − 1

118
15 DATESAVET DEVASTATE
(14 seconds)
85 – 55 adventures ☓
(13 seconds)
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