Episode 5438

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Episode 5438 was broadcast on 2 March 2012, as part of Series 66.

Anthony White played Ben Rollett, with Ben Rollett winning 87 – 54. The Dictionary Corner guest was John Parrott, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Anthony White Score Ben Rollett Others Max.
1 SNRNPUAEV SPANNER 7 – 0 RAVENS PARVENUS 8
2 DVGCIAEPO podgie ☓ 7 – 6 VOICED ADVICE, COPIED, GEODIC* 14
3 LQXNREAUT LEARNT 13 – 12 UNREAL NEUTRAL 21
4 TEJAGONEH TANGO 18 – 17 TANGO ETHANE*, GOATEE, NEGATE 27
5 100 4 5 9 8 3 → 116 116
(5 − 3) × 8 + 100
28 – 27 116
100 + 9 + 4 + 3


37
TTT ARICHMAN A rich man might control the boardroom. CHAIRMAN
6 MRTUOENAM OUTER 28 – 33 MATURE ENAMOUR*, MOMENTA*, MOUNTER, NEUROMA, OMENTUM*, REMOUNT 44
7 SRTMSIAET MASTERS 28 – 41 SMARTEST MISTREATS 62
8 RMIDNUOLA DRAIN 28 – 47 AROUND UNIMODAL* 70
9 SSCDPEOID SCOPED 34 – 53 COPIED DISPOSED 78
10 25 50 1 10 5 1 → 189 189
(5 − 1) × 50 − 10 − 1
44 – 63 189
(5 − 1) × 50 − 10 − 1


88
TTT CLIMATES This plant grows best in nice, warm climates. CLEMATIS
11 KFGWBOOUE BOOK 48 – 67 BOOK FOGBOW 94
12 LTCIOEYAS COSTLY 48 – 74 SOCIETY ACOLYTES, SOCIETAL 102
13 RTRNBIOAI RATION 54 – 80 RATION ROBINIA* 109
14 100 8 2 10 1 1 → 383 384 ☓ 54 – 87 382
(1 + 1 + 2) × 100 − 10 − 8

RR: 383 = (2 + 1) × (100 + 1) + 10 × 8

119
15 PROFITNOT profition ☓
(4.25 seconds)
54 – 87 FOOTPRINT 129
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