Episode 5502

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Episode 5502 was broadcast on 8 June 2012, as part of Series 66.

Ben Nicholson played Stephen Cameron, with Ben Nicholson winning 80 – 67. The Dictionary Corner guest was Alastair Stewart, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

NOTE: In round 13, Cameron's offering of BUSING was wrongly disallowed by Susie Dent, meaning that the final score should have been 80 – 73.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Ben Nicholson Score Stephen Cameron Others Max.
1 STIAIYCLR TRIALS 6 – 6 RACIST LYRICIST 8
2 SMETXVOIA MOVIES 12 – 6 MOIST AMOSITE*, ATOMIES*, ATOMISE, MOTIVES 15
3 SDNPEOESW SPENDS 18 – 12 SPEEDS SPONDEES 23
4 ATNESMIAP PASTE 23 – 12 mapist ☓ ANIMATES 31
5 75 25 1 2 6 9 → 748 748
(9 + 1) × 75 − 2
33 – 22 748
(9 + 1) × 75 − 2


41
TTT OLDHEADS Lose what you are carrying, it's a large amount. SHEDLOAD
6 EONQUHRKD HONED 38 – 27 DRUNK DEHORN, DUNKER*, ENDURO*, HONKED*, HONKER*, HORNED*, HUNKER 47
7 REHOACRET TEACHER 45 – 34 TEACHER TORCHERE* 55
8 DAGWRUODI GUARD 50 – 34 DRAG GODWARD* 62
9 SNMTAEAOL LAMENTS 57 – 41 MANTLES MALONATES* 80
10 25 5 2 7 2 6 → 332 333 57 – 51 332
(7 + 6) × 25 + 5 + 2


90
TTT TOLDTALE Told a tale about how many cars he had written off. TOTALLED
11 SSDUAERTO STARED 63 – 57 DURESS ASSORTED*, TORSADES 98
12 NPCINEOGR PORCINE 70 – 57 PINCER ENCORING 106
13 IEONFGSUB bungies ☓ 70 – 57 busing ☓** BOUGIES*, FUNGOES*, IGNEOUS 113
14 100 3 9 7 2 3 → 722 722
100 × 7 + 9 × 3 − 2 − 3
80 – 67 722
100 × 7 + 9 × 3 − 2 − 3


123
15 POETORPUN 80 – 67 OPPORTUNE 133
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