Episode 5299

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Episode 5299 was broadcast on 4 July 2011, as part of Series 65.

Gareth Lee played Declan Hayes, with Gareth Lee winning 85 – 47. The Dictionary Corner guest was Robin Cousins, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

NOTE: In round 3, Lee's declaration of DISTILL should have been disallowed, as it is only in the dictionary with one L.

Notably, the selection in Round 1 was identical (disregarding its order) to that in the immediately preceding letters selection, in Round 13 of the previous game.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Gareth Lee Score Declan Hayes Others Max.
1 HVRIEALGI GRAVEL 6 – 0 GLARE GIRLIE*, GLAIVE, HAILER*, HALIER*, HAVELI*, HEGIRA*, VERLIG*, VIRGAE*, VIRILE* 6
2 ZULEMTASU LAMEST 12 – 0 MALTS AMULETS, MULETAS*, MUTUALS*, MUTUELS*, MUTULES*, UMLAUTS* 13
3 LDLIEOTSI DISTILL** 19 – 7 IDOLISE DILLIEST* 21
4 CMTAIENGO MAGNETIC 27 – 7 TEAMING GEOMANTIC* 39
5 50 8 3 5 4 9 → 810 810
(5 + 4) × 9 × 50 ÷ (8 − 3)
37 – 7 809


49
TTT NOTCARRY It's quite the opposite, said Mary, Mary. CONTRARY
6 YSRIOPUMA RAMPS 37 – 13 MYOPIA AMOURS, IMPROS*, MAYORS*, MORAYS*, PRIMOS*, PRIMUS*, PURISM*, PYURIA* 55
7 VTGIAOLSU VIOLAS 37 – 20 GALIOTS AGOUTIS*, OUTSAIL 62
8 PDROEGIHE PODGIER 44 – 20 GROPED 69
9 TRMUAUSNE MATURES 51 – 20 STAMEN MENSTRUA* 77
10 75 4 6 3 4 7 → 859 858
(75 + 3) × (7 + 4)
58 – 20 858 ☓

RR: 859 = (75 − 4) × 4 × 3 + 7

87
TTT SIDLOVES Sid loves you and won't do this to the partnership. DISSOLVE
11 SJCAOAORE CARES 63 – 25 SCORE ROSACEA 94
12 KNCIEAPDA PANICKED 71 – 33 PANICKED PANCAKED* 102
13 EUESPDRNB SPURNED 78 – 40 SPURNED PREBENDS* 110
14 25 2 5 7 8 6 → 698 697
(6 − 2) × 7 × 25 − (8 − 5)
85 – 47 699
(6 × 5 − 2) × 25 − (8 − 7)

RR: 698 = (25 × 5 − 7) × 6 − 8 − 2

120
15 VEGANISED
(4.75 seconds)
85 – 47 evadings ☓
(26 seconds)
ENVISAGED 130
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