Episode 5838

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Episode 5838 was broadcast on 19 December 2013, and was the second semi-final of Series 69.

Callum Todd played Glen Webb, with Callum Todd winning 107 – 82. The Dictionary Corner guest was Richard Madeley, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Callum Todd Score Glen Webb Others Max.
1 NGSFOEATI FEASTING 8 – 8 FEASTING 8
2 DCTKOEINA CATENOID 16 – 16 ACTIONED 16
3 2 3 8 2 10 4 → 763 766 ☓ 16 – 21 770
((4 × 2 + 2) × 8 − 3) × 10

RR: 762 = ((10 + 2) × 4 × 8 − 3) × 2

23
TTT ALADGIRL A lad and a girl may well perform this together. GALLIARD
4 STLFEUOSM SOLUTES 23 – 21 FLOUTS FOULEST, FULSOME, LOTUSES*, MOLESTS*, TOUSLES* 30
5 RSTNAIEOL RELATIONS 41 – 39 ORIENTALS TENSORIAL* 48
6 100 50 25 75 2 10 → 779 779
75 × 10 + 25 + 100 ÷ 50 + 2
51 – 39 776


58
7 RTRSEIEOV OVERTIRES 69 – 57 OVERTIRES 76
8 HGNTAIORE EARTHING 77 – 65 HEARTING INGATHER* 84
9 4 2 10 3 2 8 → 534 532 ☓ 77 – 65 536 ☓

RR: 532/536 Best: 536 = (8 × 2 + 2) × 3 × 10 − 4

91
TTT KIDSVERY The kid's very brave, he wants to become this. SKYDIVER
10 MSDBUAIPE IAMBUS 83 – 65 impudes ☓ ABIDES*, ABUSED, ADIEUS*, AMIDES*, AMUSED*, BEDIMS*, BIASED*, BIPEDS*, BUMPED*, BUSIED*, DAUBES*, IMBEDS*, IMBUED*, IMBUES*, MEDUSA*, PAUSED*, SPUMED*, UPSIDE* 97
11 WDRNOIERX WORDIER 90 – 72 WORRIED DOWNIER*, ROWDIER* 104
12 PDSNUAEZR unspared ☓ 90 – 72 unspared ☓ ASUNDER, DANSEUR*, PANDERS*, PANZERS, SPURNED 111
13 LPCBIEOTE PETIOLE 97 – 72 POLITE PICOTEE* 118
14 75 100 50 25 2 6 → 160 160
(50 × 75 + 100) ÷ 25 + 6
107 – 82 160
(75 + 6) × 2 − 50 ÷ 25


128
15 HENPITIED 107 – 82 PETHIDINE 138
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