Episode S39

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Episode S39 was a special episode broadcast on 2 July 2013, following that day's regular episode unexpectedly being yanked from the schedule. The special featured 2 former finalists who have become a couple since meeting during a recording of the show. The episode was in the Old 15 format, despite the change to the new format earlier in the year.

Michelle Nevitt played Ryan Taylor, with Ryan Taylor winning 88 – 81. The Dictionary Corner guest was Dave Spikey, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Michelle Nevitt Score Ryan Taylor Others Max.
1 FMRUEIBTH TIMBER 0 – 7 TERBIUM 7
2 MDSEOUFPE DEPOSE 6 – 13 MOUSED DEFUSE*, EPODES*, MOPEDS*, ODEUMS*, PSEUDO*, SOUPED*, SPEEDO, SPUMED 13
3 SKLAIENRA LANKIER 13 – 20 ARSENAL AERIALS*, ALKANES*, LARNIES*, LINKERS*, NAILERS*, RANKLES*, SNAKIER 20
4 LHNOEUDGE LOUNGED 20 – 27 LOUNGED EUGENOL* 27
5 25 3 8 10 8 3 → 558 553
(8 × 3 − (10 − 8)) × 25 + 3
27 – 34 553
(8 × 3 − (10 − 8)) × 25 + 3

RR: 558 = (25 × 8 − (8 × 3 − 10)) × 3

37
TTT AIRSTORE Think washing lines and engines to get this. ROTARIES
6 NDTAEOGEQ TANGOED 34 – 41 TANGOED ENDGATE*, GOATEED, NEGATED 44
7 TFGIEANEX TEEING 40 – 47 TEEING EXIGENT* 51
8 NMVOEITCA tonemic ☓ 40 – 47 tonemic ☓ CONATIVE 59
9 DRTIEOZNE TENDER 40 – 55 ORIENTED 67
10 100 6 2 3 1 6 → 735 735
(100 + 6 − 1) × (6 − 2 + 3)
50 – 65 735
(100 + 3 + 2) × (6 + 1)


77
TTT CROSSRUE Do they search everywhere for the abrasive pads? SCOURERS
11 SPHAIESDT SHADIEST 58 – 65 APHIDES PISSHEAD*, PITHEADS* 85
12 SRSOIOATE OSTERIAS 66 – 73 OSTERIAS 93
13 VNDOEIROU UNDER 71 – 78 NUDER DEVOIR*, DEVOUR, DINERO*, DRIVEN*, ENDURO*, INDOOR*, INURED*, IRONED*, OVERDO*, RENVOI*, RUINED, UNROVE*, VENDOR*, VERDIN*, VOIDER* 99
14 100 3 2 5 6 8 → 298 298
3 × 100 − 2
81 – 88 298
3 × 100 − 2


109
15 UPOSTRICH 81 – 88 COURTSHIP 119
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