Episode 5396

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Episode 5396 was broadcast on 14 December 2011, and was the first semi-final of Series 65.

Carl Williams played Mark Deeks, with Carl Williams winning 95 – 81. The Dictionary Corner guest was Jon Culshaw, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Carl Williams Score Mark Deeks Others Max.
1 YRFEOALTB FLOATER 7 – 7 FLOATER BLOATER, FLOREAT*, REFLOAT*, RETABLO* 7
2 COVEMHILE hemiole ☓ 7 – 14 VEHICLE 14
3 EUESTLDMN SMELTED 14 – 14 LUSTED UNMELTED 22
4 LIDOPESPL SLOPPED 21 – 21 SPOILED DESPOIL, DIPOLES*, DOLLIES, DOPPIES*, POLLIES*, SLIPPED, SPILLED* 29
5 9 6 9 2 1 7 → 488 488
9 × 9 × 6 + 2
31 – 31 488
(9 × 7 − 2) × (9 − 1)


39
TTT CODTREES Went with somebody to buy an old Ford car. ESCORTED
6 SOTDUJAOD ADJUST 37 – 31 SADDO 45
7 NHAIAFNIM MANIA 42 – 36 ANIMA AMNIA*, MAFIA, MANNA 50
8 QDOTASRPE ADOPTERS 50 – 36 ROASTED PASTORED*, READOPTS 58
9 TKTCOEENR CORNET 56 – 42 ROCKET TRECENTO* 66
10 75 25 50 100 6 8 → 247 248 56 – 52 247
(8 − 6) × 100 + 50 − 75 ÷ 25


76
TTT DUFFWAGE Laughed out loud at the duff wage on offer. GUFFAWED
11 SPUIESZBW SWIPES 62 – 58 BUSIES UPSIZES* 83
12 RICASGOXM ORGASMIC 70 – 66 ORGASMIC 91
13 AOIRGNSRU AROUSING 78 – 74 AROUSING GARRISON 99
14 100 75 50 25 4 7 → 506 507
(100 + 25) × 4 + 7
85 – 81 507
(100 + 25) × 4 + 7

RR: 506 = 75 × 7 − 25 + 4 + 100 ÷ 50

109
15 BLACRHINO BRONCHIAL
(25 seconds)
95 – 81 119
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