Episode 5397

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Episode 5397 was broadcast on 15 December 2011, and was the second semi-final of Series 65.

Graeme Cole played Paul Keane, with Graeme Cole winning 96 – 71. The Dictionary Corner guest was Jon Culshaw, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Graeme Cole Score Paul Keane Others Max.
1 LGTEOESGN telogens ☓ 0 – 7 LONGEST GENTLES*, TELOGEN, TOGGLES 7
2 HTVOIIWER OVERHIT 7 – 14 OVERHIT 14
3 NRNOEADEE NEARED 13 – 20 ENDEAR DONNEE*, EARNED*, ENNEAD*, ORENDA*, REDONE* 20
4 TRSAIOVNI RATIONS 20 – 27 RATIONS OVARITIS* 28
5 3 7 9 5 1 10 → 543 543
(5 + 1) × 9 × 10 + 3
30 – 37 543
(5 + 1) × 9 × 10 + 3


38
TTT ALANJIVE If you throw one of these, the RSPCA will be after you. JAVELINA
6 MSMKAEUNQ MASQUE 36 – 43 MASQUE UNMAKES 45
7 PBCIUANRE CAPRINE 43 – 43 URBANE CARBINE, UNBRACE* 52
8 TPXUAAHSE EXHAUST 50 – 43 UPSET 59
9 RTSAIEDTA RADIATES 58 – 51 RADIATES ADSTRATE*, SATIATED, STRIATED*, TARDIEST 67
10 25 100 7 9 1 3 → 805 805
(100 + 25 − 9 − 1) × 7
68 – 51 806


77
TTT ROMANODE Trapped on an island and went purple in the face. MAROONED
11 GPREOABTE BORGATE 75 – 58 OPERATE PORTAGE*, POTAGER, PROBATE*, PROTEGE* 84
12 LTCUEIDCO OCCULTED 83 – 58 CLOUTED 92
13 LMDIEELDT MELTED 89 – 64 MIDDLE MEDLIED* 99
14 100 4 4 7 10 2 → 655 654
7 × 100 − 4 × 10 − 4 − 2
96 – 71 656
7 × 100 − 4 × 10 − 4

RR: 655 = (100 − (10 + 4) ÷ 2) × 7 + 4

109
15 CATMOBILE 96 – 71 METABOLIC 119
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