Episode 5612

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Episode 5612 was broadcast on 19 December 2012, and was the first semi-final of Series 67.

Rose Boyle played Paul James, with Paul James winning 95 – 91. The Dictionary Corner guest was Alistair McGowan, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Rose Boyle Score Paul James Others Max.
1 YRTUAIHMF FRUITY 6 – 6 ATRIUM HUMIFY*, RAMIFY*, RATIFY*, THIRAM*, THUMRI* 6
2 VTGEUOSIG EGOIST 12 – 12 GOUGES GIGOTS*, GIGUES*, OGIVES*, OUTIES*, SOVIET*, STOGIE*, VOGUES 12
3 SMTLEAEAN EMANATES 20 – 20 MANATEES ELASTANE*, MALEATES*, TALESMAN*, TALESMEN* 20
4 DNGUOETXD TONGUED 27 – 27 TONGUED DUDGEON* 27
5 75 100 50 8 5 3 → 801 801
(100 − 3) × 8 + 75 − 50
37 – 37 801
(100 + 75) × 5 − 50 − 8 × 3


37
TTT LEFTROAD Did it leave the operatic mouse feeling let down? DEFLATOR
6 RLNTAEAOS LOANERS 44 – 44 ARSENAL ANTLERS*, ETALONS*, RENTALS*, SALTERN*, SANTERO, SEALANT*, SENATOR*, STERNAL*, TREASON* 44
7 CWTSEAOMD COASTED 51 – 51 MEADOWS 51
8 TSRUEIKNO TINKERS 51 – 59 ROUTINES 59
9 RFNLIAOCA CRANIAL 58 – 66 CRANIAL FLORICAN* 67
10 75 6 2 3 2 4 → 423 423
(75 − 4) × 6 − 3
68 – 66 423 ☓


77
TTT SOMEMIND Some mind will believe in evil spirits. DEMONISM
11 MVQOEEPLP PEOPLE 74 – 72 PEOPLE 83
12 DTBOEASPG BOASTED 81 – 79 BODEGAS BEDPOST, DOTAGES*, POSTAGE, POSTBAG*, POTAGES*, SABOTED* 90
13 SWCIEIPBM SWIPE 81 – 85 BICEPS 96
14 50 3 9 4 6 9 → 578 578
(50 + 9) × (6 + 4) − (9 + 3)
91 – 95 578
(50 + 9) × (6 + 4) − (9 + 3)


106
15 WORDGONER 91 – 95 WRONGDOER 116
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