Episode 5456

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Episode 5456 was broadcast on 5 April 2012, as part of Series 66.

John Bird played Rob Gibney, with Rob Gibney winning 105 – 58. The Dictionary Corner guest was Anneka Rice, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection John Bird Score Rob Gibney Others Max.
1 ETIMOQAEN emation ☓ 0 – 0 amonite ☓ AMNIOTE*, MATINEE, TEMENOI* 7
2 UDEBOKCVA BUCKED 6 – 6 BACKED COUVADE* 14
3 ISAGUTELR GLISTER 13 – 13 GUSTIER LIGATURES 32
4 ISOTNAXME moaniest ☓ 13 – 20 MOISTEN AMNIOTES* 40
5 100 4 2 3 2 5 → 640 639 13 – 30 640
2 × 3 × 100 + 5 × 2 × 4


50
TTT BAKEDCAT Rewind in time to an old girlfriend. BACKDATE
6 AHONUTDIE HANDOUT 20 – 37 HAUNTED HIDEOUT* 57
7 OPRIELTOF forelip ☓ 20 – 44 PROFILE FORETOP*, LOFTIER*, LOOPIER, POLITER, POOFIER*, POOFTER*, TREFOIL*, TROOPIE* 64
8 ETOPWINAL ELATION 27 – 51 PANTILE TOWPLANE 72
9 ISOEMPILS IMPLIES 34 – 58 MISSILE IMPOSES*, LISSOME*, MEIOSIS*, SIMILES, SIMPLES, SMILIES* 79
10 25 9 4 10 7 5 → 460 460
(7 − 5) × 9 × 25 + 10
44 – 68 460
(9 + 7 + 5 + 25) × 10


89
TTT FLATLIPS William trips up, beware of the dangers. PITFALLS
11 AIEORESRR SORRIER 51 – 75 SORRIER ORRERIES* 97
12 UMVAIWDEA maiden ☓ 51 – 81 WAIVED 103
13 FOPENGRCI PONGIER 58 – 88 PONCIER CONIFER, FORCING, FOREIGN*, PIROGEN*, PORCINE* 110
14 25 10 2 3 2 6 → 957 952 58 – 95 960
(3 × 2 × 6 + 2) × 25 + 10

Best: 956 = ((10 + 2) × 3 + 2) × 25 + 6

117
15 IEXPELVET 58 – 105 EXPLETIVE
(1.75 seconds)
127
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