Episode 5890

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Episode 5890 was broadcast on 21 March 2014, as part of Series 70.

Cliff Lee played James Topps, with Cliff Lee winning 86 – 30. The Dictionary Corner guest was Maureen Lipman, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Cliff Lee Score James Topps Others Max.
1 LSDRAUENC LAUNDERS 8 – 0 CLEANS CANDLERS*, LURDANES*, UNSCALED 8
2 MLVIEAORR OVERARM 15 – 0 LOVER ARMOIRE*, LOAMIER*, LORIMER, REMOVAL 15
3 3 8 8 9 1 2 → 986 984 ☓ 15 – 0

Best: 987 = (9 × 8 × 2 − 3) × (8 − 1)

22
TTT NIGTHCAM The two redheaded strikers look exactly the same. MATCHING
4 XSDIEOAGC CADGES 21 – 0 CAGED OXIDASE* 29
5 HRNFEUIOW WHINER 27 – 0 WIFE HEROIN* 35
6 25 5 9 1 3 6 → 610 609
(1 + 3) × 6 × 25 + 9
34 – 7 609
(1 + 3) × 6 × 25 + 9

RR: 610 = ((6 − 1) × 25 − 3) × 5

45
7 EAIDMBRGO EMBARGO 41 – 7 BORED IDEOGRAM* 53
8 PNQAEAOST pantoes ☓ 41 – 14 PEASANT 60
9 25 75 8 6 1 10 → 422 422
6 × 75 − 25 − 1 − (10 − 8)
51 – 24 422
6 × 75 − 25 − 1 − (10 − 8)


70
TTT BIGLINGO Not necessarily fond of tennis, but more than willing to serve. OBLIGING
10 GPREOESTI STRIPE 57 – 24 ropiest ☓8 PRESTIGE, PROTEGES* 78
11 FNTDUOAEP PEANUT 63 – 24 fondant ☓ NOTEPAD, TONEPAD* 85
12 BLTIOEUNG BOLTING 70 – 24 bloting ☓ BOULTING* 93
13 OIELSHMPV POLISH 76 – 30 HOMIES PLOSIVE 100
14 75 10 3 5 5 7 → 309 309
(7 − 3) × 75 + 10 − 5 ÷ 5
86 – 30 310


110
15 OTTERDEAL
(12.75 seconds)
86 – 30 TOLERATED 120
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