Episode 5542

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Episode 5542 was broadcast on 10 August 2012, as part of Series 67.

Grant Waters played Colin Costello, with Grant Waters winning 95 – 33. The Dictionary Corner guest was Mark Foster, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

To disallow MATEYS was a bad call, since according to standard rules it is the regular plural of MATEY, which is listed in the dictionary as a noun with no irregular plural or mass noun indication.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Grant Waters Score Colin Costello Others Max.
1 GXPSAOEIT POSTAGE 7 – 7 POSTAGE GEOTAXIS* 8
2 GPJEOIMNL MINGLE 13 – 7 7 ELOPING 15
3 RLKOAENSA LOANERS 20 – 7 planes ☓ ALKANES*, ANORAKS*, ARSENAL*, RANKLES*, SNORKEL* 22
4 MEICPBSUN SUPINE 26 – 7 capsicum ☓ PUMICES 29
5 50 7 5 8 7 6 → 998 997
(7 + 7 + 6) × 50 − (8 − 5)
33 – 7 999 ☓

RR: 998 = (7 + 7 + 5) × 50 + 8 × 6

39
TTT BLUETITS It's not blue, it's definitely read. SUBTITLE
6 LDSNIEADP PADDLES 40 – 14 PADDLES LANDSIDE*, SPLENDID 47
7 TSCOEIZSE COSIEST 47 – 14 COSIES COTISES* 54
8 TDGAEURGV GAUGED 53 – 20 GADGET DRUGGET* 61
9 TRFAEIURN 53 – 27 TRAINER FAINTER, FRUITER*, REFRAIN, RETRAIN*, RUNTIER*, TAURINE*, TERRAIN*, TURFIER*, URINATE 68
10 75 2 10 9 6 5 → 785 785
75 × 10 + (9 − 2) × 5
63 – 27 782


78
TTT SWINEPEG Statement made with a brush, perhaps? SWEEPING
11 BWDOEIREH BROWED 69 – 27 rewired ☓ BOWERED* 85
12 CNWDHOASI WINCH 69 – 33 SHADOW SANDWICH 93
13 NSEAYMUTE STEAMY 75 – 33 mateys ☓ AMNESTY*, MEANEST 100
14 75 5 4 4 2 7 → 483 483
(4 + 2) × 75 + 7 × 4 + 5
85 – 33


110
15 SUSIEPONG ESPOUSING
(12.5 seconds)
95 – 33 120
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