Episode 5501

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Episode 5501 was broadcast on 7 June 2012, as part of Series 66.

Ben Nicholson played Colin Matty, with Ben Nicholson winning 59 – 44. The Dictionary Corner guest was Alastair Stewart, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Ben Nicholson Score Colin Matty Others Max.
1 RCOTGSEUE GROUTS 6 – 0 groats ☓ CORTEGES* 8
2 RLIOTVDAE TRAILED 13 – 0 TRAVEL DEVIATOR, DOVETAIL*, IDOLATER*, OVERLAID*, TAILORED*, VIOLATED 16
3 NSGOEDSAP SPONGES 20 – 0 pagodas ☓ DAPSONE*, DOGNAPS, DOSAGES*, SPONGED* 23
4 HIWNALFOE FINALE 26 – 6 FINALE AWHILE*, INFLOW*, INHALE*, INWALE, OLEFIN*, WAHINE* 29
5 50 75 25 3 5 4 → 887 26 – 11 897
(75 + 25) × (5 + 4) − 3

RR: 887 = (75 × 4 − 5) × 3 + 50 ÷ 25

39
TTT RUDETEEN The rude teen might behave better if he gets this. NEUTERED
6 RDLTIUAIN RITUAL 32 – 11 TRAIN DIURNAL*, NAUTILI*, UNITARD 46
7 SKMROIAUE SMOKIER 39 – 18 SMOKIER IRKSOME*, MOUSIER*, MUSKIER, RAMKIES* 53
8 OITNJDESD JOINTED 46 – 25 JOINTED DISTEND*, JOISTED*, NODDIES*, TODDIES 60
9 EOISGFTUL FOULEST 53 – 25 fluges ☓ EULOGIST*, FUGLIEST*, OUTFLIES, SOLIFUGE* 68
10 100 2 7 6 4 10 → 824 820 53 – 32 823
4 × 2 × 100 + 10 + 7 + 6

RR: 824 = (10 − 7 + 100) × 2 × 4

78
TTT SENDITEM It's about getting to the very bottom of the matter. SEDIMENT
11 ERBSAERZA brazers ☓ 53 – 38 ZEBRAS BEARERS, ZAREBAS* 85
12 TNMEUPAMI PITMAN 59 – 44 UPTIME MANUMIT*, PETUNIA*, PINETUM*, PUTAMEN 92
13 BPRCEAOGE 7 59 – 44 probage ☓ AEROBE*, APOGEE, BAREGE*, BARGEE*, BOCAGE*, BORAGE, PEROBA* 98
14 50 2 3 8 4 1 → 773 59 – 44

RR: 773 = (50 × 2 − 3) × 8 − (4 − 1)

108
15 CODRIVING 59 – 44 DIVORCING 118
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