Episode 5770

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Episode 5770 was broadcast on 16 September 2013, as part of Series 69.

Alex Fish played Michael Douglas, with Alex Fish winning 98 – 80. The Dictionary Corner guest was Jodie Kidd, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Alex Fish Score Michael Douglas Others Max.
1 ENSHDAERS HARDNESS 8 – 0 HARDENS HARNESSED 18
2 TOMSREOMI ROOMIEST 16 – 8 ROOMIEST MOTORISE 26
3 25 4 1 2 3 5 → 199 199
25 × 4 × 2 − 1
26 – 18 199
25 × 4 × 2 − 1


36
TTT IASKCHEF I asked the chef to make me one of these. FISHCAKE
4 CXTDREICU DIRECT 32 – 24 DIRECT CREDIT, CRETIC* 42
5 IMRSANOET moaniest ☓ 32 – 32 ROMANISE AMNIOTES*, AMORTISE*, ATOMISER*, MINARETS*, MONSTERA*, MORAINES, NOTARIES*, NOTARISE*, RAIMENTS*, ROMAINES*, STOREMAN 50
6 25 50 1 10 9 2 → 880 877
(10 + 9 − 1) × 50 − 25 + 2
39 – 39 877
(10 + 9 − 1) × 50 − 25 + 2

RR: 880 = (50 × 9 − 10) × 2

60
7 IOSPTVGIA PIVOTS 45 – 45 PIVOTS PATIOS*, PATOIS*, SPIGOT 66
8 NJLDROEUG UNDERGO 52 – 45 LONGER JONGLEUR* 74
9 75 4 6 9 7 2 → 977 977
(9 + 4) × 75 + 2
62 – 55 977
(9 + 4) × 75 + 2


84
TTT GOINGFAR Going far into the forest to search for food. FORAGING
10 TBNTVOEOE netbot ☓ 62 – 59 TONE BOOTEE, BOTNET 90
11 IERSPDSAP SPIDERS 69 – 66 SPIDERS APPRISED, APPRISES*, DESPAIRS* 98
12 NIHGKEANL LEANING 76 – 73 LEAKING ANELING*, ANKLING*, HEALING, LINKAGE* 105
13 EQNYLUOTB QUOTE 81 – 73 TONE BETONY*, BOUNTY, NEBULY*, UNBELT*, UNBOLT* 111
14 25 75 9 2 10 3 → 399 400
(75 + 25) × (10 − 9 + 3)
88 – 80 400
(75 + 25) × (9 − 10 ÷ 2)

RR: 399 = (2 + 3) × 75 + 25 − (10 − 9)

121
15 ECOZINGER RECOGNIZE
(4 seconds)
98 – 80
(3.75 seconds)
131
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