Episode 5170

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Episode 5170 was broadcast on 7 December 2010, as part of Series 63.

Denise Smith played Mike Pickering, with Mike Pickering winning 86 – 76, after a tie-break conundrum. The Dictionary Corner guest was Amanda Lamb, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Denise Smith Score Mike Pickering Others Max.
1 MSKUEEXNO MONKS 5 – 5 KNEES NEUMES* 6
2 HCEOYLEIN LYNCH 10 – 10 CLONE CHOLINE*, ECHELON*, ELENCHI*, HELICON* 13
3 GLBOAEDTP BLOATED 17 – 17 BLOATED GLOATED*, POTABLE*, TADPOLE 20
4 URGNOEDJI UNDERGO 24 – 17 journied ☓ ERODING*, GROINED*, GUERDON, IGNORED*, INJURED*, JOINDER*, REDOING* 27
5 75 10 8 8 7 2 → 998 993
(8 + 7 − 2) × 75 + 10 + 8
31 – 24 993
(8 + 7 − 2) × 75 + 10 + 8

RR: 997/999 Best: 998 = (75 × 7 − 10 − 10 − 8) × 2

37
TTT RILEBERT Ivan behaves awfully. TERRIBLE
6 QAEESSRTO TOSSER 37 – 24 seaters ☓ RESEATS*, ROSEATE*, SERTAOS*, STEREOS*, TEASERS, TESSERA* 44
7 BTMREAUDS BEARDS 37 – 31 SMARTED DRUMBEATS 62
8 IAINTVAST VISTA 37 – 37 TAINTS NATIVIST*, VISITANT* 70
9 NTTWEAEDH WHETTED 44 – 37 wheated ☓ DENTATE*, WHEATEN 77
10 100 2 2 4 5 8 → 412 412
100 × 4 + 8 + 2 + 2
54 – 47 412
100 × 4 + 5 × 2 + 2


87
TTT WORDBORE Loaned a herb, perhaps? BORROWED
11 ZNGLAEIVD LEAVING 61 – 54 LEAVING ALIGNED*, DEALIGN*, DEALING, DELVING*, EVADING*, LEADING* 94
12 NPPOATCEO CAPON 66 – 59 PONCE APOCOPE*, PATONCE* 101
13 SRGREOASO goosers ☓ 66 – 66 GROSSER SOARERS 108
14 50 10 10 9 3 9 → 938 938
(10 + 9) × 50 − (9 + 3)
76 – 66 936


118
15 NOOBSIOUX 76 – 76 OBNOXIOUS
(0.1 seconds)
128
TB SNACKQUID 76 – 86 QUICKSAND
(0.1 seconds)
128
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