Episode S38

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Episode S38 was a special episode broadcast on 28 September 2012, which featured 2 series finalists from recent series.

Series 66 semi-finalist Peter Lee played Series 65 quarter-finalist Dave Taylor, with Peter Lee winning 132 – 72. The Dictionary Corner guest was Alistair McGowan, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Notably, Lee's score, as well as being the 11th highest of all time (at the time of broadcast), is the highest score ever achieved in a special episode.

This episode was repeated on 12 March 2015.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Peter Lee Score Dave Taylor Others Max.
1 TRTRAAIDE RADIATE 7 – 7 RADIATE ATTIRED, RATTIER*, TARDIER*, TARRIED, TARTARE*, TARTIER* 7
2 HISVEINDS INSIDES 14 – 7 divises ☓ SHINDIES* 15
3 MJROEULGI JOULE 19 – 12 GRUEL LOGIER*, LOURIE*, MORGUE, REGULI*, REGULO*, UGLIER 21
4 CEHPOAQNH CHEAP 24 – 17 POACH CHEAPO 27
5 25 9 4 6 8 9 → 375 375
(9 + 6) × 25
34 – 27 375
(9 + 6) × 25


37
TTT USESAGAS Uses the aga to cook these for breakfast. SAUSAGES
6 SELNUIGON ENSOULING 52 – 27 LOUNGES 55
7 RBLSEIONE BOILERS 59 – 34 BOILERS BOERIES*, BOREENS*, EBONIES*, EBONISE*, ENROBES*, LIBEROS, LIERNES*, LOERIES*, OBELISE*, RELINES* 62
8 TIDPATONI PAINT 64 – 39 PAINT NOTITIA* 69
9 FSZOEDPOI FOODIES 71 – 39 POISED DOOZIES, SPOOFED 76
10 50 10 8 3 9 5 → 571 571
(50 + 8) × 10 − 9
81 – 49 571
(50 + 8) × 10 − 9


86
TTT HANGMISS Having a great time in a Greek restaurant, perhaps? SMASHING
11 STNRAEUTL RESULTANT 99 – 49 SLATTERN 104
12 PEDIXSAEM IMPEDES 106 – 56 IMPEDES ADMIXES 111
13 TRGWAIECU GUITAR 112 – 62 CURATE ARGUTE*, AUGITE*, CAGIER*, EARWIG, GAITER*, TRAGIC*, TRIAGE, WAITER 117
14 75 6 1 9 9 3 → 217 217
3 × 75 − (9 − 1)
122 – 72 217
3 × 75 − (9 − 1)


127
15 UNDEBTGIG BUDGETING
(3.5 seconds)
132 – 72 137
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