Episode 5888

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Episode 5888 was broadcast on 19 March 2014, as part of Series 70.

Cliff Lee played Peter Johnson, with Cliff Lee winning 93 – 40. The Dictionary Corner guest was Tim Vine, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Cliff Lee Score Peter Johnson Others Max.
1 RLTZUOEIC OUTLIER 7 – 7 OUTLIER CLOTURE*, CORTILE*, COULTER, UTRICLE* 7
2 POLNEASFO ASLOPE 13 – 7 ALONE NOPALES 14
3 6 1 4 10 10 8 → 997 998
((6 + 4) × 10 − 1) × 10 + 8
20 – 7

Best: 996 = ((10 + 8 − 1) × 10 − 4) × 6

21
TTT LIPCRUST When it comes to being guilty, they certainly are. CULPRITS
4 PIAUQRSTE UPRAISE 27 – 7 stairs ☓ PARQUETS, PRATIQUE*, QUIPSTER* 29
5 NYTIOEARN TANNERY 34 – 7 RATION ANOINTER* 37
6 25 4 10 5 8 9 → 604 605 34 – 17 604
(9 + 5 + 10) × 25 + 4


47
7 IAOJTKTIR KRAIT 39 – 22 RATIO TROIKA 53
8 SEOETDVAS DEVOTES 46 – 29 DEVOTES SEDATES 60
9 50 75 4 8 10 7 → 433 432
(50 + 4) × 8
53 – 29 435

RR: 433 = 50 × 7 + 75 + 8

70
TTT RAYSLOGS This list might help you come to terms with things. GLOSSARY
10 LIODSDUTO OUTDID 59 – 29 outslid ☓ OUTSOLD 77
11 XSMDEIUAR AMUSED 65 – 35 ARMIES ADMIRES*, ADMIXES*, MISREAD*, REMUDAS, RESIDUA*, SIDEARM* 84
12 SEIAMHWEO HOMIES 71 – 35 whines ☓ AWESOME* 91
13 PBPNEAOES BONES 76 – 40 OPENS APPOSE*, BEANOS, NAPPES*, OPEPES*, PAEONS*, PEONES* 97
14 100 50 25 75 7 7 → 922 925
(100 + 25) × 7 + 50
83 – 40

RR: 922 = (75 − 50 ÷ 25) × (7 + 7) − 100

107
15 VITALTAKE TALKATIVE
(5.75 seconds)
93 – 40 117
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