Episode 5453

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Episode 5453 was broadcast on 2 April 2012, as part of Series 66.

Alison Shipman played John Bird, with John Bird winning 94 – 73. The Dictionary Corner guest was Anneka Rice, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Alison Shipman Score John Bird Others Max.
1 LREIHFAET HEALER 0 – 7 FEATHER ETHERIAL 8
2 UMIRLAOMJ MURAL 5 – 12 MORAL IMMORAL 15
3 TREISRENW westerner ☓ 5 – 30 WINTERERS 33
4 OGAKERRIN ROARING 12 – 37 GROANER ANGRIER*, EARRING*, GRAINER*, IGNORER*, NARKIER*, RANGIER*, REARING* 40
5 75 2 4 6 5 8 → 222 222
(8 − 5) × 75 − 6 ÷ 2
22 – 47 222
(8 − 5) × 75 − 6 ÷ 2


50
TTT GAINTRIP You might gain a trip to jail if you're caught doing this. PIRATING
6 ETOHETOBA BOOTEE 28 – 47 BATHE 56
7 MTIACOFDA CODA 28 – 54 FACTOID 63
8 ERISDUOTS OUTSIDERS 46 – 54 OUTRIDES DIOESTRUS* 81
9 NSAEVPOXC CAPONS 52 – 60 CAPONS CANOES*, COAXES, CONVEX*, COVENS*, OCEANS*, PAEONS*, PECANS*, PONCES*, SCOPAE* 87
10 100 8 7 8 3 6 → 470 467 52 – 70 470
(7 − 3) × 100 + 8 × 8 + 6


97
TTT STICKPIN The insect is fussy about finding fault. NITPICKS
11 DLAURASIL RADIALS 59 – 70 aurals ☓ SUDARIA* 104
12 OPUREGIZB GROUPIE 66 – 70 BROGUE PIROGUE 111
13 WNOEDGIPN OPENING 73 – 77 WENDING ENDOWING 119
14 50 1 8 3 6 1 → 373 375 73 – 84 372
(50 + 3) × (6 + 1) + 1

RR: 373 = (6 + 1) × 50 + 8 × 3 − 1

129
15 WEARABELT 73 – 94 TABLEWARE
(25.5 seconds)
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