Episode 5891

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Episode 5891 was broadcast on 24 March 2014, as part of Series 70.

Cliff Lee played Gerry Wrathall, with Cliff Lee winning 101 – 54. The Dictionary Corner guest was Maureen Lipman, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

NOTE: In round 4, Lee's declaration of GOLIATH was initially disallowed, before the error was corrected after round 6 and the scores were readjusted.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Cliff Lee Score Gerry Wrathall Others Max.
1 OIEGBSFUP BOGIES 6 – 0 podgies ☓ BOUGIES* 7
2 EAEDMNVOP MOANED 12 – 6 DAEMON VENOMED 14
3 2 10 7 1 4 10 → 986 980
(10 × 10 − 2) × (7 + 4 − 1)
17 – 6

RR: 986 = (10 + 1) × 10 × (2 + 7) − 4

24
TTT PINCHTOE If you know this A-Z, then bravo to you. PHONETIC
4 IAUTHGTOL GOLIATH 24 – 6 LAUGH 31
5 NBZDIEOET EBONIZED 32 – 6 EDIT OBEDIENT 39
6 25 9 5 1 9 6 → 607 607
(6 − 1) × 5 × 25 − 9 − 9
42 – 6 606


49
7 IOAESGPRG PORGIES 49 – 6 GASPER ARPEGGIOS 67
8 AEIDMNSCT DETAINS 56 – 6 medicates ☓ DISTANCE*, MEDIANTS*, NEMATICS*, SEMANTIC 75
9 10 6 2 8 9 9 → 319 323
(10 + 9) × (9 + 8)
63 – 6

RR: 319 = (10 + 9) × (9 + 8) − (6 − 2)

85
TTT TRIEDCUP He tried to imagine what it would be like to win the cup. PICTURED
10 OEAQLSRFN LOANERS 70 – 13 LOANERS LOAFERS 92
11 HPUAEDRNS SHARPEN 77 – 20 HARDENS UNHASPED*, UNSHAPED, UNSHARED* 100
12 OUEOCKNRT COUNTER 84 – 27 COUNTER CONTOUR, CORONET*, CROUTON*, ECOTOUR*, RECOUNT, TROUNCE* 107
13 MNSRIIAEJ SEMINAR 91 – 34 REMAINS MARINISE 115
14 100 2 9 1 6 5 → 568 568
(2 × 6 + 100) × 5 + 9 − 1
101 – 44 568
(100 − 5) × 6 − 2


125
15 SIMIANTOY 101 – 54 ANIMOSITY
(26.25 seconds)
135
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