Episode 5856

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Episode 5856 was broadcast on 28 January 2014, as part of Series 70.

Priscilla Munday played Daniel Steel, with Priscilla Munday winning 84 – 47. The Dictionary Corner guest was Nicki Chapman, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

This is the only episode to contain three impossible numbers games.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Priscilla Munday Score Daniel Steel Others Max.
1 PNOACLEIH PLEACH 6 – 0 pinacle ☓ APHELION*, CEPHALIN*, CEPHALON*, PHENOLIC*, PINOCHLE 8
2 MVLAEUTSN MANTLES 13 – 0 VALUES AMULETS, ELUANTS*, LAMENTS*, LEVANTS*, LUNATES*, MANTLES*, MAUVEST*, MULETAS* 15
3 50 1 8 3 4 9 → 998 999
(9 + 8 + 3) × 50 − 1
20 – 7 999
(9 + 8 + 3) × 50 − 1

RR: 999

22
TTT CLAPSIDE Take over someone's position, The Animals sang about getting out of it. DISPLACE
4 OEARXGSND GARDENS 27 – 14 ORANGES DANGERS*, DRAGONS, GANDERS*, GROANED, ONAGERS* 29
5 MTUIRGEOD GROUTED 34 – 21 GROUTED GOITRED, GOURMET, GOUTIER*, OUTRIDE* 36
6 100 50 25 2 1 2 → 538 525 34 – 21

Best: 531 = (100 + 50 + 25 + 2) × (2 + 1)

41
7 GVUARTOIM GUITAR 40 – 21 GROUT GOURAMI* 48
8 DRZAEORHE HOARDER 47 – 28 HOARDER RAZORED, REHEARD 55
9 25 4 1 1 8 8 → 515 508 ☓ 47 – 28

Best: 514 = (8 × 4 + 25) × (8 + 1) + 1

62
TTT SUEDROVE Sue drove her car everywhere, when she really didn't need to. OVERUSED
10 CSTIEIDRT DIRECTS 54 – 28 critters ☓ DIRTIEST*, DISTRICT 70
11 NLOETGAEN ELONGATE 62 – 28 annotate ☓ ENTANGLE* 78
12 SKPDOAEFS SPOKES 68 – 34 SPADES FOSSAE*, PADKOS*, PASEOS*, PASSED, SOAKED, SOAPED*, SPEAKS*, SPOKED* 84
13 BWOITSEUL OBTUSE 74 – 40 BLOUSE BLOWIEST 92
14 100 25 10 9 6 10 → 297 304 74 – 47 299
(9 − 6) × 100 − 10 ÷ 10

RR: 297 = (100 − 10 ÷ 10) × (9 − 6)

102
15 SEWERSLOP POWERLESS
(1.75 seconds)
84 – 47 112
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