Episode 5480

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Episode 5480 was broadcast on 9 May 2012, as part of Series 66.

George Anderson played John Riordan, with George Anderson winning 96 – 70. The Dictionary Corner guest was Angela Rippon, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

NOTE: In round 10, for reasons unknown, Anderson only received 5 points for his 5 away solution, instead of the 7 points. This was not rectified at any stage during the show.

Rounds

Rnd Selection George Anderson Score John Riordan Others Max.
1 HNCEIAWTE WHEATEN 7 – 0 CHEAT 7
2 MXLGAEIEJ MILEAGE 14 – 7 MILEAGE 14
3 RDROIGDAM RADIO 19 – 12 RIGOR MIRADOR 21
4 STRSEAECO COASTERS 27 – 20 COASTERS CERASTES*, COARSEST* 29
5 25 8 8 4 9 6 → 192 192
25 × 8 − 8
37 – 30 192
25 × 8 − 8


39
TTT ATINBATH A spider is often this to a tin bath. HABITANT
6 QNTSAEETO NEATEST 44 – 37 NOTATES 46
7 VLDUOIABL BUILD 49 – 42 VALID ALDOL*, ALLOD*, ALOUD*, AUDIO*, AVOID*, BILAL*, BOVID*, BULLA*, DOULA*, DULIA*, VILLA, VIOLA*, VOBLA*, VOILA* 51
8 STSPIEIME EMPTIES 56 – 42 STEEPS ITEMISES*, SEPTIMES* 59
9 RFOYELDEF OFFERED 63 – 42 FOLDER 66
10 25 75 8 7 6 9 → 989 994
(8 − 7 + 9) × (75 + 25) − 6
68 – 42 987 ☓

RR: 987/991 Best: 989 = (25 − 6) × 8 × 7 − 75

76
TTT DONSMITH Don Smith is a slow runner, he's always right at the back. HINDMOST
11 BCIZPTANU TUNIC 73 – 47 PANIC CATNIP, PUNCTA*, TUNICA* 82
12 PMGNOEIAV MOVING 79 – 53 PAVING VAMPING 89
13 NROUNEPSA PERSONA 86 – 60 SPANNER UNPERSON*, UNREASON* 97
14 75 50 8 7 6 9 → 527 527
7 × 75 + 8 − 6
96 – 70 527
7 × 75 + 8 − 6


107
15 BORNHATER 96 – 70 ABHORRENT 117
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