Episode 5381

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Episode 5381 was broadcast on 23 November 2011, as part of Series 65.

Alex Morton played Julie Healey, with Alex Morton winning 89 – 65. The Dictionary Corner guest was Tim Vine, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Notably, in round 2, selecting the I after the R would cause the 9 letter word TENSORIAL to be spelled out across the board. This is likely the closest instance to having a 9 letter word spelled out in the random letter selection.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Alex Morton Score Julie Healey Others Max.
1 GLNAEWROT WRANGLE 7 – 7 WRANGLE GLOATER*, LEGATOR*, NEGATOR*, TANGELO, WAGONER*, WANGLER* 7
2 TEINSORAL RELATIONS 25 – 7 RATIONS ORIENTALS, TENSORIAL 25
3 PFDOAETPD TAPPED 31 – 13 TAPPED ADOPTED 32
4 RNMIEAGTE MEETING 38 – 20 MEETING GERMINATE 50
5 50 100 2 7 10 9 → 271 270
2 × 100 + 10 × 7
45 – 27 270
2 × 100 + 10 × 7

RR: 271 = (50 − 10) × 7 − 9

60
TTT SEESPACE Do they run away from little green vegetables? ESCAPEES
6 BTVAEIZST BITES 50 – 32 STAVE BATISTE, BATTIES*, STATIVE* 67
7 QNRAOTSIE RETAINS 57 – 39 NASTIER NOTARIES*, NOTARISE 75
8 AEEKLCFRM CALMER 63 – 39 mackrel ☓ MACKEREL 83
9 SRDIEDITV DIVERTS 70 – 39 TIDIER DIVIDERS 91
10 25 100 1 8 10 4 → 472 472 ☓ 70 – 46 473
(4 + 1) × 100 − 25 − (10 − 8)

RR: 472 = (100 − 10 × 4 − 1) × 8

101
TTT ROYALEGG It has a face like thunder and can be rather wet. GARGOYLE
11 RSGOAOTCI COATS 75 – 51 CARGO ORGASTIC* 109
12 NSMUAILNA ANIMALS 82 – 51 UNMANS ALUMINA*, ANNUALS*, MANUALS* 116
13 PSXEISRNE EXPRESS 89 – 58 EXPIRES RIPENESS* 124
14 25 75 5 6 1 1 → 541 539 ☓ 89 – 65 544
(6 + 1) × 75 + 25 − (5 + 1)

RR: 540 Best: 540 = (75 + 25 + 6 + 1 + 1) × 5

131
15 HAMNFRIES 89 – 65 FISHERMAN 141
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