Episode 5398

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Episode 5398 was broadcast on 16 December 2011, and was the Series 65 grand final.

Carl Williams played Graeme Cole, with Graeme Cole winning 105 – 95, after a tie-break conundrum. The Dictionary Corner guest was Jon Culshaw, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

This game was the last episode presented by Jeff Stelling.

This game was also notable for the commercial breaks, and hence Teatime Teasers being moved to between rounds 6 & 7 and rounds 11 & 12.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Carl Williams Score Graeme Cole Others Max.
1 SMLAOANZF SALMON 6 – 6 SALMON AMAZONS* 7
2 SPJUOAYDI DAISY 11 – 11 PODIA JOYPADS 14
3 EOARWNGSF FORAGES 18 – 18 FORAGES WAGONERS 22
4 MRSOEIRWO WORRISOME 36 – 36 WORRISOME 40
5 50 75 9 7 5 4 → 424 425
5 × 75 + 50
43 – 43 423
9 × 50 − 5 × 4 − 7

RR: 424 = 50 × 7 + 75 − (5 − 4)

50
6 HRNEIOCTE ERECTION 51 – 43 HEROINE COHERENT*, NEOTERIC*, NOTCHIER* 58
TTT HAPPYONE You might be happy to find one of these that works. PAYPHONE
7 GDKVAIUIB buda ☓ 51 – 47 DIVA ADUKI* 63
8 PRVEOUCTR CORRUPT 58 – 54 CUTOVER COUVERT*, PROCURE, TROUPER* 70
9 AEABTDPEN BEATEN 64 – 60 PEDANT TAPENADE* 78
10 2 10 1 7 1 10 → 608 608
(10 × 10 + 1) × (7 − 1) + 2
74 – 70 608
(10 × 10 + 1) × (7 − 1) + 2


88
11 SNIUOLNEC UNCLES 74 – 77 ELUSION NUCLEONS* 96
TTT RUDEPECK Prepared her lips for a rude peck on the cheek. PUCKERED
12 MTGAEOTMQ MEAT 78 – 81 GAME GEMMA*, GOTTA*, MATTE*, METTA*, MOTET*, MOTTE*, OMEGA, TOMME*, TOTEM* 101
13 LRNSIEIUD INSURED 85 – 88 INSURED INLIERS*, INSIDER, RESILIN*, URIDINE* 108
14 7 9 9 5 4 4 → 807 85 – 95 806
(9 × 7 − (5 − 4)) × (9 + 4)

Best: 808 = (4 × 4 × 5 + 9) × 9 + 7

115
15 TIMEUPLAD AMPLITUDE
(26 seconds)
95 – 95 125
TB VAANGELIS 95 – 105 GALVANISE
(2.5 seconds)
125
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