Episode 5538

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Episode 5538 was broadcast on 6 August 2012, as part of Series 67.

Anthea Rata played Kevin Geoghegan, with Anthea Rata winning 93 – 45. The Dictionary Corner guest was Mark Foster, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

NOTE: In Round 12, Dictionary Corner offered the word absentia* as an eight. The dictionary clearly states that the headword is IN ABSENTIA and therefore absentia* has been omitted here.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Anthea Rata Score Kevin Geoghegan Others Max.
1 VDROUENLO ROUNDEL 7 – 0 lounder ☓ OVERLOUD 8
2 RSCTAUONL COUNTS 13 – 6 CASTOR CALUTRONS*, CONSTRUAL* 26
3 GFQLAEITO GLOAT 18 – 11 FLOAT FOLIAGE*, FOLIATE 33
4 SPRUADMES DAMPERS 25 – 18 DUMPERS ASSUMED*, ASSURED, MASSEUR*, MEDUSAS*, REMUDAS*, SPASMED, SPREADS* 40
5 50 100 10 4 3 6 → 872 870 ☓ 25 – 18

RR: 872 = (100 + 50 − 3) × 6 − 10

50
TTT RESTCHEF The chef can rest while these people get him what he needs. FETCHERS
6 OUCVNEOSD OUNCES 31 – 24 OUNCES SECONDO* 57
7 SGMPIEACN CAMPING 38 – 31 CAMPING ESCAPING*, SCAMPING 65
8 RLTOEWABI BLOATER 45 – 38 BLOATER WRITABLE* 73
9 NDLGTEOEA ELONGATED 63 – 38 GLOATED 91
10 25 3 7 3 10 10 → 177 177
7 × 25 + 3 ÷ 3 + 10 ÷ 10
73 – 38 176


101
TTT IFIREGUN I fire gun at the statuette. FIGURINE
11 STEOHPMAE THEMES 79 – 38 STOMP APOTHEMS* 109
12 AEIBTSANT ABSTAIN 86 – 38 bastian ☓ ASTATINE*, BASANITE* 117
13 RHYRDUEIG RIDGE 86 – 45 HURRIED DHURRIE* 124
14 100 1 9 4 6 5 → 847 849
9 × 100 − (6 + 4) × 5 − 1
93 – 45

RR: 847 = (100 − 6) × 9 + 1

134
15 REDCATTLE 93 – 45 CLATTERED 144
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