Episode 5791

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Episode 5791 was broadcast on 15 October 2013, as part of Series 69.

Abdirizak Hirsi played Mark Hartnett, with Mark Hartnett winning 119 – 107. The Dictionary Corner guest was Kate Adie, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Hirsi's 107 points is the joint highest-ever losing score in a heat game, and Hirsi and Hartnett's joint score of 226 points is the highest joint score achieved by two contestants neither of whom made the finals.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Abdirizak Hirsi Score Mark Hartnett Others Max.
1 HNRKOEAED RANKED 0 – 8 HANKERED HARKENED 8
2 BPLIOENIU OPINE 0 – 14 NUBILE BOILIE*, LUPINE*, PINOLE*, PUEBLO* 14
3 50 5 9 1 5 6 → 273 273
(50 + 5) × 5 − (9 − 6 − 1)
10 – 24 273
(50 + 5) × 5 − (9 − 6 − 1)


24
TTT BOBTURNS Bob turns out to be very inflexible. STUBBORN
4 THREAISUO AUTHORISE 28 – 42 AUTHORISE 42
5 MEPILANOM MANIPLE 35 – 49 MANIPLE IMPANEL*, MAILMEN*, MAMELON*, OPALINE* 49
6 25 6 5 8 7 2 → 216 216
(25 + 2) × 8
45 – 59 216
(25 + 2) × 8


59
7 NXGIEODQE DOING 50 – 64 OXIDE DEIGN*, DIENE*, DINGO*, DOGIE*, DONEE*, EXINE*, GENIE*, GEODE*, GEOID*, INDEX*, NIXED*, OGEED* 64
8 STRAEOSTE TREATS 50 – 72 TOASTERS ESTREATS*, RESTATES, ROSETTES*, TETROSES* 72
9 75 50 100 25 6 6 → 832 833 ☓ 50 – 79 831
(100 + 50) × 6 − 75 + 6

Best: 832 = (50 × 6 × (75 − 6) + 100) ÷ 25

82
TTT TIMSTREE Tim's tree wasn't healthy, it was plagued by these. TERMITES
10 GTWOIECSV COSTIVE 57 – 79 COVETS 89
11 ICNEMOLAP POLICEMAN 75 – 97 POLICEMAN 107
12 STSDEIUOB OUTSIDES 83 – 105 OUTSIDES SUBEDITS 115
13 RSZPTEAIR PARTIES 90 – 112 PIRATES PARTIERS*, SPRITZER 123
14 50 100 10 4 5 3 → 817 814
(5 + 3) × 100 + 10 + 4
97 – 119 814
(5 + 3) × 100 + 10 + 4

RR: 817 = (100 + 50 + 10 + 4) × 5 − 3

133
15 CAROLMOSS CLASSROOM
(0.75 seconds)
107 – 119 143
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