Episode 5499

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Episode 5499 was broadcast on 5 June 2012, as part of Series 66.

Ben Nicholson played Alex Rayment, with Ben Nicholson winning 59 – 27. The Dictionary Corner guest was Alastair Stewart, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Ben Nicholson Score Alex Rayment Others Max.
1 TSUEDGRAE GREASED 7 – 0 GRATED GESTURED, GUARDEES*, RESTAGED* 8
2 LOPLISHXE HOLLIES 14 – 0 POLISH PHLOXES*, POLLIES 15
3 AIUSPNPET NAPPIES 21 – 0 punnets ☓ NAPPIEST*, PETUNIAS, SUPINATE 23
4 IACRNEAGT CREATING 29 – 0 TRACING AERATING*, CARINATE*, CATERING*, CRANIATE, REACTING* 31
5 50 25 1 3 7 3 → 895 895 ☓ 29 – 0

RR: 895 = (25 − 7) × 50 − (3 + 3 − 1)

41
TTT ACEFINED The ace was fined for his disobedience. DEFIANCE
6 RNMEOOQFI mooner ☓ 29 – 0 moonie ☓ FERMION, IONOMER*, MOONIER* 48
7 RNGUEOLTE tonguer ☓ 29 – 6 LONGER EUGENOL*, GENTLER*, LOUNGER, TELOGEN*, TOLUENE* 55
8 NBIRCOELY cornily ☓8 29 – 11 CORNY CORBEIL*, CORNILY 62
9 GOADTROIF fraid ☓ 29 – 11 fraid ☓ ADRIFT*, ADROIT, AGOROT*, FORGOT*, TOROID* 68
10 100 8 4 7 9 3 → 922 922
9 × 100 + 8 + 7 + 4 + 3
39 – 21 922
9 × 100 + 8 + 7 + 4 + 3


78
TTT THEPLANE The plane was a Jumbo, and so was this. ELEPHANT
11 MAEVNKIDE vained ☓ 39 – 21 vained ☓ DEMEAN*, DEMINE*, DEVEIN*, ENDIVE*, ENVIED*, INVADE, MAIDEN, MEANIE*, MEDIAE*, MEDIAN*, MEDINA*, VEINED 84
12 TSAITDOLI TOTALS 45 – 27 IDIOTS ALTOIST*, SALOTTI* 91
13 EAIWTJSHR WAITERS 52 – 27 rashes ☓ HASTIER, SWATHER*, SWITHER*, TRISHAW*, WARIEST*, WASHIER*, WITHERS, WRAITHS*, WREATHS*, WRITHES* 98
14 25 75 7 8 9 9 → 760 759
(8 − 7 + 9) × 75 + 9
59 – 27

RR: 760 = (9 ÷ 9 + 75) × (25 − 8 − 7)

108
15 ACTSPHONY 59 – 27 SYCOPHANT 118
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