Episode 5392

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Episode 5392 was broadcast on 8 December 2011, and was the first quarter-final of Series 65.

David Butcher played Mark Deeks, with Mark Deeks winning 116 – 21. The Dictionary Corner guest was David Lloyd, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

The winning margin of 95 points, is the largest in any finals match in the show's history, and Butcher's score of 21 is the lowest by a finalist in the 15 round format.

Rounds

Rnd Selection David Butcher Score Mark Deeks Others Max.
1 PRDOIASCO DROOPS 0 – 8 PICADORS PROSODIC*, SPORADIC 8
2 SEMITLOZM EMITS 0 – 15 MESTIZO TZIMMES*, ZLOTIES* 15
3 NPKEEATBE BEAT 0 – 21 NEPETA BETAKEN, KEEPNET 22
4 SUQTODESI QUOTES 0 – 28 TEDIOUS OUTSIDES 30
5 75 100 3 1 8 1 → 956 0 – 35 957
(8 + 1) × (100 − 3 + 1) + 75

RR: 956 = (1 + 1) × (75 + 3) + 8 × 100

40
TTT MORALBAN To ban all morals just wouldn't be right. ABNORMAL
6 GERULETOU outrule ☓ 0 – 41 REGULO REGLET*, ROUGET* 46
7 GNDAIERSA READINGS 0 – 59 GARDENIAS 64
8 TAVOXMIRI RIOT 0 – 64 RATIO MATRIX*, TRIMIX*, TRIVIA 70
9 STPFAEEWU PASTE 0 – 70 PESEWA ESTUFA*, FEWEST*, PESETA 76
10 6 7 1 3 4 10 → 130 130
(6 + 7) × 10
10 – 80 130
(6 + 7) × 10


86
TTT TUNALAMB Unlike the tuna, the lamb can go for a walk. AMBULANT
11 GDFJOEANN FANNED 16 – 86 DEFANG FANGED*, NONAGE 92
12 RELICRELW RELIC 21 – 91 RELIC CREWEL*, RELLIE*, REWIRE, WELLIE* 98
13 NVDSAIUHE INVADES 21 – 99 VANISHED UNSHAVED 106
14 5 8 1 2 8 7 → 771 21 – 106 773
(7 − 1) × 2 × 8 × 8 + 5

RR: 773 = (7 − 1) × 2 × 8 × 8 + 5
Best: 771 = 8 × 8 × (7 + 5) + 2 + 1

116
15 RURALNEED 21 – 116 LAUNDERER
(4.75 seconds)
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