Episode 5658

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Episode 5658 was broadcast on 7 March 2013, as part of Series 68.

Philip Jarvis played Sam McElhinney, with Sam McElhinney winning 81 – 76. The Dictionary Corner guest was Chris Packham, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Philip Jarvis Score Sam McElhinney Others Max.
1 RNQSEAICJ CRANES 0 – 7 CARNIES ARSENIC 7
2 RPESLOETF PETRELS 7 – 7 replots ☓ ELOPERS*, FLORETS, LOFTERS*, PETROLS*, RESPELT*, SPELTER* 14
3 RTMGUAEIN MATURING 15 – 15 RUMINATE ARGUMENT, EMIGRANT*, GERANIUM 22
4 PEOSLKARU POLKAS 21 – 21 POLKAS LEPROUS*, PARLOUS*, PAROLES*, PELORUS*, PERUSAL*, PRESOAK*, REPOSAL*, SPARKLE 29
5 75 7 10 8 4 1 → 802 801 21 – 31 802
75 × 10 + 8 × 7 − 4


39
TTT CUSHYNET These are perfect if you fancy a bit on the side. CHUTNEYS
6 PEIMOSHRE PROMISEE 29 – 31 POSHER REIMPOSE* 47
7 TVDEUACOG OCTAVE 35 – 37 DEVOUT COUVADE* 54
8 ESGIDVMEU DEMISE 41 – 43 MIDGES DEVISE, GUIDES, SEGUED*, SIEVED*, SMIDGE*, SMUDGE*, VEGIES* 60
9 TSNPAEAOM POSTMAN 48 – 50 POSTMAN MOPANES*, NAMASTE*, PEASANT, POSTMEN, SMETANA*, TAMPONS* 67
10 100 25 50 7 10 6 → 621 622
6 × 100 + 25 − (10 − 7)
55 – 57 622
6 × 100 + 25 − (10 − 7)

RR: 621 = 100 × 7 − 50 − 25 − (10 − 6)

77
TTT NEARLASS Hoards of weapons on the north bank, perhaps? ARSENALS
11 TCRXIUELO COULTER 62 – 57 clouter ☓ CLOTURE*, CORTILE, OUTLIER*, UTRICLE* 84
12 EDWAITNHA AWAITED 69 – 57 WAITED TANIWHA* 91
13 TBFEIORDE BEFORE 69 – 64 BRIEFED DEBRIEF*, ORBITED 98
14 10 7 10 2 9 1 → 801 800
(10 − 2) × (9 + 1) × 10
76 – 71 800
(7 + 1) × 10 × 10

RR: 801 = ((7 + 2) × 10 − 1) × 9

108
15 HEFULLUNP 76 – 81 UNHELPFUL
(2 seconds)
118
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