Episode 5558

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Episode 5558 was broadcast on 2 October 2012, as part of Series 67.

Adam Flinn played Matthew Howell, with Adam Flinn winning 74 – 36. The Dictionary Corner guest was Sir Ranulph Fiennes, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Adam Flinn Score Matthew Howell Others Max.
1 LDSRAEOIN LOADERS 7 – 0 8 AILERONS*, ANEROIDS*, ANODISER*, DARIOLES*, ISLANDER*, ORDINALS, ROSALINE*, SOLANDER* 8
2 GHTRAUONS THONGS 13 – 0 SHRUG STAGHORN 16
3 MTNIAEOGS MAGNETS 20 – 0 STAMEN AMNIOTES*, MAGNETOS, MANGIEST, MEGATONS, MITOGENS*, MONTAGES*, STEAMING 24
4 RQKAEICSE RAKES 25 – 5 RAKES ACKEES*, ACKERS*, CARIES*, CERISE*, CRAKES*, CREAKS, CREASE*, CREEKS*, EASIER*, ERICAS*, KAISER*, KAREES*, SICKER* 30
5 100 25 4 6 5 10 → 193 198
(6 − 4) × 100 − 10 ÷ 5
32 – 5 193 ☓

Best: 193 = ((100 − 6) × 10 + 25) ÷ 5

40
TTT SINGACTS He sings and acts, so attends lots of these. CASTINGS
6 NRHAEITME HERNIA 32 – 12 MEATIER HERNIATE, THEREMIN* 48
7 RDTVOIOEP TROOPED 39 – 12 TRIED DIOPTRE*, OVERTIP, OVERTOP*, PERIDOT*, PIVOTED*, PROVIDE, TORPEDO*, TROOPIE* 55
8 HTCAIAGWU WITCH 44 – 17 WATCH CAUGHT, GUAIAC*, WATCHA 61
9 DLWIOEXSJ exiled ☓ 44 – 23 OXIDES DOWELS*, DOXIES*, EJIDOS*, JOWLED*, OLDIES, SLOWED*, SOILED*, WIELDS 67
10 25 50 4 9 8 6 → 629 629
50 ÷ (8 − 6) × 25 + 4
54 – 23


77
TTT METDISCO In the home and having a bit of an argument. DOMESTIC
11 TLROUEFSR flouters ☓ 54 – 23 foulers ☓ FERROUS*, FLORETS, FLUSTER*, FOULEST*, FURORES*, LOFTERS*, OURSELF*, RESTFUL, RETURFS*, ROUTERS*, RUSTLER*, TOURERS*, TROUSER 84
12 TPDOAESAN PANTED 60 – 29 POSTED NOTEPADS*, TONEPADS* 92
13 LSPLEAETC PALLETS 67 – 36 PALLETS PLASTEEL* 100
14 75 50 100 7 10 10 → 737 738
75 × 10 − 100 ÷ 50 − 10
74 – 36 740

RR: 737 = (75 − 100 ÷ 50) × 10 + 7

110
15 POORBACKS 74 – 36 SCRAPBOOK 120
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