Episode 5496

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Episode 5496 was broadcast on 31 May 2012, as part of Series 66.

Suzi Purcell played Paul Magson, with Suzi Purcell winning 98 – 36. The Dictionary Corner guest was Jon Culshaw, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Suzi Purcell Score Paul Magson Others Max.
1 SULTIHDEO HOISTED 7 – 0 holted ☓ HIDEOUTS, SOLITUDE* 8
2 TRTEOBSXA ROTATES 14 – 0 BOXERS ABETTORS 16
3 DINPESMEI SPINED 20 – 0 MINED DEMINES*, IMPEDES*, IMPENDS, SIDEMEN* 23
4 YDNOIARDV ORDAIN 26 – 0 vinyard ☓ ANDROID 30
5 75 25 2 6 9 10 → 270 270
(25 + 2) × 10
36 – 10 270
(25 + 2) × 10


40
TTT SELLPOST Having no allotment, rather like a bad movie. PLOTLESS
6 NRHEISKAQ rakeish ☓ 36 – 16 SHAKER HANKERS, HANKIES, HARKENS, HERNIAS*, NEARISH*, SHAKIER*, SNAKIER* 47
7 CORSADCIR RADIOS 42 – 16 RAIDS CORRIDAS* 55
8 STRAOGMEA MEGASTAR 50 – 16 GATES MARGATES, SAGAMORE* 63
9 TOLSABZUO BLOATS 56 – 16 LOOTS BAZOOS*, BOULTS*, OBLAST*, TABOOS 69
10 75 4 6 6 2 8 → 978 977
(6 ÷ 6 + 4 + 8) × 75 + 2
63 – 23 977
(6 ÷ 6 + 8 + 4) × 75 + 2

RR: 978 = (75 × 2 + 8 + 4) × 6 + 6

79
TTT HAPPIEST Not the happiest of times if you're reading these. EPITAPHS
11 NEDWIRTUA WINTER 69 – 23 widen ☓6 INDURATE, URINATED* 87
12 FTGNEAETA FATTEN 75 – 29 FATTEN TENTAGE* 94
13 VUNMARNEA MANNER 81 – 29 NEAR ANURAN*, MANURE*, MAUVER* 100
14 50 4 1 9 6 2 → 803 804
(6 + 9 + 1) × 50 + 4
88 – 36 802
(6 + 9 + 1) × 50 + 2

Best: 803 = (50 − 1 + 6 × 4) × (9 + 2)

110
15 RANONACID DRACONIAN
(22.5 seconds)
98 – 36 120
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