Episode 5837

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Episode 5837 was broadcast on 18 December 2013, and was the first semi-final of Series 69.

Dylan Taylor played Bradley Cates, with Dylan Taylor winning 121 – 103. The Dictionary Corner guest was Richard Madeley, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Dylan Taylor Score Bradley Cates Others Max.
1 GIANMSUEP AMUSING 7 – 7 AMUSING ENIGMAS, GAMINES*, GUIMPES*, GUINEAS*, GUINEPS*, IMPUGNS*, MAGPIES*, PAUSING*, PNEUMAS*, SEAMING*, SPAEING*, SPUMING* 7
2 VAROZEHDO OVERDO 13 – 13 OVERDO HOOVER 13
3 2 6 5 7 4 9 → 729 729
((6 + 5) × 7 + 4) × 9
23 – 23 729
(5 + 4) × (7 + 2) × 9


23
TTT MILDBEER Warmed up the arms and legs for a bit of exertion. LIMBERED
4 RULIMAQPJ PUJARI 29 – 29 PRIMAL PRIMULA 30
5 EROTDATGN DRAGONET 37 – 37 GAROTTED ATTORNED* 38
6 50 3 7 10 2 3 → 946 946
((50 − 3) × 10 + 3) × 2
47 – 37 947


48
7 OLMVENIGO LOOMING 54 – 44 LOOMING VIOLOGEN* 56
8 HEDAXIBRB HAIRED 60 – 50 RIBBED AIRBED*, BABIED*, BARBED, BARBIE*, BARDIE*, BRIBED, DABBER*, DIBBER* 62
9 2 9 7 2 3 8 → 528 528
(9 × 7 + 3) × 8
70 – 60 528
(9 × 7 + 3) × 8


72
TTT STEELNUT Are they curtains in the toilet or a type of window? LUNETTES
10 SERATENDW DEWATERS 78 – 60 WARDENS ANSWERED 80
11 TRSCOIUOA ATROCIOUS 96 – 78 ATROCIOUS 98
12 RESIPEPST RESPITES 104 – 86 RESPITES SPREITES*, STEPPERS* 106
13 ODNYULEHS LOUDENS 111 – 93 NODULES HOYDENS*, SOUNDLY* 113
14 10 2 4 3 8 7 → 638 638
(8 × 7 + 2) × (4 − 3 + 10)
121 – 103 638
(4 + 3 + 2) × 7 × 10 + 8


123
15 ITCHYSEMI 121 – 103 echymitis ☓
(29.5 seconds)
MYTHICISE 133


External Links

This episode's amusing conundrum scramble, ITCHYSEMI, generated a stir on Twitter as well as from several media outlets, including the Daily Mirror as it noted in the news article here: [1]

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