Episode 5478

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Episode 5478 was broadcast on 7 May 2012, as part of Series 66.

Catherine Johnson played George Anderson, with George Anderson winning 69 – 52. The Dictionary Corner guest was Angela Rippon, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Catherine Johnson Score George Anderson Others Max.
1 OEAISRTNR NASTIER 0 – 8 TRAINERS SERRATION 18
2 LDNBOEISN BLONDE 0 – 15 BLONDES BENISON*, BOLIDES*, DOLINES*, LINDENS* 25
3 AEIORTWMT MATIER 6 – 15 TIMER AMORETTI* 33
4 ZVADIELTI DETAIL 12 – 21 TAILED VITALIZED 51
5 25 50 2 7 6 5 → 649 650
(6 + 7) × 50
19 – 21 650 ☓

RR: 649 = (50 + 2) × (7 + 5) + 25

61
TTT YOURBITS Your bits might be cut open with this by a surgeon. BISTOURY
6 NHLPAEOWA WHOLE 19 – 27 PHENOL APNOEA*, WEAPON* 67
7 EUAEKRDRT TARRED 25 – 27 7 RERATED*, RETREAD, TREADER* 74
8 DSLOISEHD SHIELDS 32 – 34 SLOSHED DILDOES*, ISOHELS* 81
9 OAEANRFNS REASON 32 – 41 FANNERS 88
10 100 3 5 8 1 7 → 414 415
(5 − 1) × 100 + 8 + 7
39 – 41 414 ☓

RR: 414 = ((7 − 1) × 5 + 8 + 100) × 3

98
TTT MONEYBAG No money in the answer, just a bit of fungus, perhaps? BOGEYMAN
11 IEOUTPBCG BITE 39 – 47 POETIC BOUGIE* 104
12 MEFAROSPU PROSE 39 – 53 FRAMES PROFUSE*, SUPREMO 111
13 EOAIGXJLR JAILER 45 – 59 JAILER GALORE*, GAOLER, GOALIE, LOGIER* 117
14 50 4 9 6 2 3 → 766 764
50 × (6 + 9) + 4 × 3 + 2
52 – 59 765 ☓

RR: 766 = ((9 − 4) × 50 + 6) × 3 − 2

127
15 BYITSTAIL 52 – 69 STABILITY
(2.5 seconds)
137
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