Episode 5540

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Episode 5540 was broadcast on 8 August 2012, as part of Series 67.

Grant Waters played Tom Larner, with Grant Waters winning 86 – 53. The Dictionary Corner guest was Mark Foster, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Grant Waters Score Tom Larner Others Max.
1 LDPNEAUOS UPLOADS 7 – 0 PLANES POUNDALS* 8
2 FMAEBTKAR EMBARK 13 – 6 MARKET FERMATA* 15
3 SSTRIEILO TOILERS 20 – 6 LOSERS LISTERS*, LOITERS*, LORISES*, OILIEST, OSTLERS*, RELISTS*, RESTIOS*, RISSOLE, ROSIEST*, SILTIER*, SORTIES, STEROLS*, STORIES*, TORSELS*, TRIOSES* 22
4 MRQMEIUTA MARQUE 26 – 6 QUITE IMMATURE* 30
5 100 10 8 6 8 1 → 502 502
(6 − 1) × 100 + 10 − 8
36 – 16 502
(6 − 1) × 100 + 10 − 8


40
TTT ANYLEADS Looked closely at the evidence for any leads. ANALYSED
6 LRSROIEDI LORRIES 43 – 23 SOLDIER IDOLISER 48
7 NGAZEOTWE GOATEE 49 – 23 WONGA NEGATE*, TOWAGE*, TOWNEE* 54
8 CYGIOINSN COINING 56 – 30 COINING CONSIGN, COSYING*, NOISING*, NOSYING*, SYNCING*, YOGINIS* 61
9 SLPEIAREJ PRAISE 56 – 37 REPLIES ESPALIER*, JAPERIES, PEARLIES* 69
10 75 25 9 1 10 4 → 586 586
(9 − 1) × 75 − 10 − 4
66 – 37 590


79
TTT MEDDLEUP Put up quite a plucky performance, perhaps? DEPLUMED
11 HXSOAUOGD DOUGHS 72 – 37 GOADS 85
12 NTMPEAIRW IMPART 78 – 43 TAMPER MERANTI*, MINARET, PAINTER*, PERTAIN, PRIMATE*, RAIMENT*, REPAINT*, TAWNIER*, TINWARE*, WARTIME*, WIREMAN*, WIRETAP* 92
13 TSFOAEDIG GODETIAS 86 – 43 oafiest ☓ 100
14 50 100 7 9 6 3 → 679 676 86 – 53 679
7 × 100 − (9 × 3 − 6)


110
15 VINOSDIRE divisioner ☓
(28.75 seconds)
86 – 53 DIVERSION 120
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