Episode 5885

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Episode 5885 was broadcast on 10 March 2014, as part of Series 70.

Joe Hammill played Ruth Erwin, with Ruth Erwin winning 89 – 80. The Dictionary Corner guest was Tim Vine, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Joe Hammill Score Ruth Erwin Others Max.
1 NGDUEYACI DECAYING 8 – 0 DANCE GUIDANCE 8
2 TMSOEITRA MATTERS 15 – 7 MATTERS ESTIMATOR* 26
3 75 25 8 4 1 8 → 732 732
(75 + 25 − 8) × 8 − 4
25 – 17 732
(75 + 25) × (8 − 1) + 4 × 8


36
TTT CARISHOT Were these forms of transport made of fire? CHARIOTS
4 EOALGPTOC LEGATO 31 – 17 PLACE GELCOAT*, POLECAT* 43
5 RNSIEAPXN SPANNER 38 – 24 SPANNER PANNIERS 51
6 100 2 1 10 6 9 → 532 531
10 ÷ 2 × (100 + 6) + 1
45 – 24 529

RR: 532 = (9 × 10 − 1) × 6 − 2

61
7 RKEUOPSDV POKERS 45 – 31 DEVOURS 68
8 LFOAISRHE FLASHIER 53 – 39 FLASHIER FORESAIL* 76
9 75 2 7 1 10 3 → 873 872
(10 + 2) × 75 − (3 + 1) × 7
60 – 46 872
(10 + 2) × 75 − (3 + 1) × 7

RR: 873 = (75 + 2 + 3) × (10 + 1) − 7

86
TTT MOODIMAN It sounds like I'm very cross about this fossilised mollusc. AMMONOID
10 MGDSIOEAR gained ☓ 60 – 52 IMAGES IDEOGRAMS 104
11 GBTFOAISE BOATS 65 – 57 BEAST BOATIES, GABFEST* 111
12 OIASPWTOM STAMP 70 – 62 WIMPS IMPASTO 118
13 LDDEAJNSI LANDED 70 – 69 LADDIES LANDSIDE 126
14 25 3 2 5 1 8 → 221 221
(8 + 1) × 25 − (5 − (3 − 2))
80 – 79 221
(5 + 3 + 1) × 25 − 8 ÷ 2


136
15 FITKISSER 80 – 89 FRISKIEST
(5 seconds)
146
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