Episode 5176

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Episode 5176 was broadcast on 15 December 2010, and was the first semi-final of Series 63.

Marcus Hares played Jack Hurst, with Jack Hurst winning 109 – 80. The Dictionary Corner guest was Paul Zenon, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Marcus Hares Score Jack Hurst Others Max.
1 VOEOCSRBL COOLERS 7 – 7 COOLERS BOLEROS*, CORBELS, CREOSOL* 7
2 TNTUEADJQ JAUNTED 14 – 14 TAUNTED ATTUNED* 14
3 KEUEGXNIT TEEING 20 – 20 EXEUNT EXIGENT*, KITENGE* 21
4 MRSUEASIO MASSEUR 27 – 27 SERIOUS MESOSAUR 29
5 100 1 4 8 3 2 → 107 107
100 + 4 + 3
37 – 37 107
100 + 8 − 1


39
TTT CRUMPETS Richard of York's old computer, perhaps? SPECTRUM
6 DVBAUASTE AUBADES 44 – 37 DEBUTS 46
7 NPIOIAMER MORAINE 51 – 44 MORAINE EMPORIA, RAMPION*, RIPIENO*, ROMAINE* 53
8 GSRUOENLT LOUNGERS 59 – 52 LOUNGERS STURGEON*, TURNSOLE* 61
9 NAAIYRLAS SALARY 59 – 60 NARIYALS 69
10 25 75 100 50 3 2 → 617 618
(75 ÷ 25 + 100) × 3 × 2
66 – 67 618
(75 ÷ 25 + 100) × 3 × 2


76
TTT LIONSOUT The answer's not easy, but it's not solid either. SOLUTION
11 DEEOCMRAE COMRADE 73 – 74 CREAMED AMERCED*, CAROMED, MERCADO* 83
12 NDLUIATET untitled ☓7 73 – 82 ALTITUDE LATITUDE, UNTITLED 91
13 DOEAFRDUH DEFRAUD 80 – 89 HOARDED 98
14 25 75 50 100 9 8 → 278 276 80 – 99 278
((100 − 8) × 75 + 50) ÷ 25


108
15 HEBITLATE 80 – 109 BIATHLETE
(2.25 seconds)
118
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