Episode 5887

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Episode 5887 was broadcast on 18 March 2014, as part of Series 70.

Ruth Erwin played Cliff Lee, with Cliff Lee winning 116 – 66. The Dictionary Corner guest was Tim Vine, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Ruth Erwin Score Cliff Lee Others Max.
1 SMPDEOUTA SPOUTED 7 – 7 STUMPED DAMPEST*, POMADES, STAMPED, STOMPED, UPDATES* 7
2 BRPEIAGSF bargies ☓ 7 – 7 firebags ☓ PREFABS* 14
3 100 1 8 7 8 10 → 620 618
(7 − 1) × 100 + 10 + 8
14 – 14 618
(7 − 1) × 100 + 10 + 8

RR: 620 = (8 + 1) × 8 × 10 − 100

24
TTT HANDCLUE The use of a hand is a big clue, don't be thrown by it. LAUNCHED
4 TDVEIENOM MOTIVE 20 – 20 MINTED DEMENTI*, DOMINEE*, EMOTIVE*, EVIDENT*, TEMENOI*, VENOMED, VOMITED* 31
5 AEORSDMIT MISTED 20 – 38 AMORTISED MEDIATORS 49
6 7 10 10 8 6 5 → 521 520 20 – 48 521
10 × 10 × 5 + 6 + 7 + 8


59
7 LWNAEIHDO DENIAL 26 – 54 HANDLE LIONHEAD* 67
8 NGEOASHNR ORANGES 33 – 61 ORANGES GHERAOS*, HANGERS, NONAGES*, ONAGERS*, REHANGS*, SENHORA* 74
9 100 2 1 7 5 6 → 600 600
100 × 6
43 – 71 600
6 × 100


84
TTT CHIDEDUS The teacher chided us for eating these in class. CHUDDIES
10 CXIAEARSK RAKES 43 – 77 SICKER ACKERS*, ARECAS*, ASKARI*, CARIES, CRAKES*, CREAKS*, ERICAS*, KAISER*, KARAIS* 90
11 EIODSGVEB DEVISE 49 – 83 BODGES BODGIES, VIDEOES* 97
12 MSTRUOAIO TOURS 49 – 89 AUTISM TIMOROUS* 105
13 DGNEOULRT LOUNGED 56 – 96 TRUNDLE GRUNTLED* 113
14 50 75 6 8 5 4 → 463 463
6 × 75 + 8 + 5
66 – 106 463
6 × 75 + 8 + 5


123
15 ANTIGLIDE 66 – 116 DETAILING
(2.75 seconds)
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