Episode 5550

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Episode 5550 was broadcast on 19 September 2012, as part of Series 67.

Liam Shaw played Charlotte Estall, with Liam Shaw winning 69 – 62. The Dictionary Corner guest was Kate Adie, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

NOTE: The conundrum in this episode was illegal, as bitterest isn't specified in the dictionary.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Liam Shaw Score Charlotte Estall Others Max.
1 VRCATOASY AORTA 0 – 6 ACTORS CAVORTS*, CRAVATS, OSTRACA* 7
2 LNTIEOWHU OUTLINE 7 – 6 WHITEN ELUTION*, HOTLINE, TOWLINE 14
3 IRNEDMITU untimed ☓ 7 – 13 MINTIER MUTINIED, RUDIMENT*, UNTIDIER* 22
4 BOLTEFSOP stoople ☓ 7 – 18 FLOPS BEFOOLS*, FOOTLES*, POOTLES 29
5 75 100 9 3 7 6 → 578 577
6 × 100 − 75 ÷ 3 + 9 − 7
14 – 25 579
6 × 100 − 3 × 7

RR: 578 = 9 × 75 + 3 − 100

39
TTT SEARANGE By the sea, enjoying a jugful of this stuff. SANGAREE
6 DNEUCSAGI SEDUCING 22 – 25 CAUSING GUIDANCE 47
7 OANEMTONX MOAN 22 – 30 MEANT MONTANE* 54
8 AEVKSICJT JACKETS 29 – 37 JACKETS ACTIVES*, JACKEST*, JACKSIE*, TACKIES* 61
9 PNIEPASGT STEPPING 37 – 37 TAPPING GAPPIEST*, GENIPAPS*, NAPPIEST, TAPPINGS* 69
10 25 50 8 6 2 5 → 910 908
(50 + 25) × 6 × 2 + 8
44 – 37 906

RR: 910 = (50 − 8 − 6) × 25 + 5 × 2

79
TTT GONGHINT Flogging somebody with underwear, perhaps? THONGING
11 NEUDEORZR ROUNDER 51 – 44 ROUNDER 86
12 EGLWAIPSL SPILLAGE 59 – 44 WAILS PILLAGES 94
13 RSREUQDEI QUERIES 59 – 52 REQUIRED REQUIRES*, RUDERIES* 102
14 50 10 5 3 3 7 → 160 160
3 × 50 + 10
69 – 62 160
3 × 50 + 10


112
15 ITSBETTER 69 – 62 BITTEREST 122
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