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Episode 4380

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Episode 4380 was broadcast on 20 June 2007, and was the first semi-final of Series 56.

Anita Freeland played Aaron Webber, with Anita Freeland winning 97 – 86. The Dictionary Corner guest was Jo Brand, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Anita Freeland Score Aaron Webber Others Max.
1 RWSDUIOIR SWORD 5 – 5 WORDS ORRIS* 5
2 HNTFEOIXA FIXATE 11 – 5 FAINT FITNAH* 11
3 NTRNEIAST TRANNIES 11 – 23 TRANSIENT INSTANTER*, INTRANETS* 29
4 IAESNJPTQ PANTIES 18 – 30 SAPIENT TAJINES* 36
5 75 5 6 9 9 3 → 281 282
(9 − 5) × 75 − 3 × 6
25 – 37 280
(75 − 5) × (3 + 9 ÷ 9)

Best: 281 = (75 − 6) × (3 + 9 ÷ 9) + 5

46
TTT SUESLING Does it really apply to Betty? UGLINESS
6 LPNVOIUEG ELOPING 32 – 44 ELOPING LOUPING*, VULPINE* 53
7 KRLDAIEGH HERALD 38 – 50 HALIDE DARKIE*, DERAIL*, GILDER*, GIRDLE*, GLARED*, GLIDER*, HAILED*, HAILER*, HAIRED*, HALIER*, HARKED*, HEGIRA*, LAIRED*, LARGED*, LARKED*, RAILED*, REDIAL*, REGILD*, RELAID* 59
8 OIENSPLMA LEMONS 44 – 50 opalines ☓ IMPANELS, LAMINOSE*, MANIPLES, NEOPLASM*, PLEONASM*, SEMOLINA 67
9 BSPTIEOER ROPIEST 51 – 50 poetries ☓ BOERIES*, OBITERS*, POETISE*, PROBITS*, RESPITE*, RIPOSTE*, SPREITE* 74
10 75 5 2 3 9 4 → 743 743
75 × 2 × 5 − 4 − 3
61 – 60 743
75 × 2 × 5 − 4 − 3


84
TTT ACIDGRAN Good Lord! Button it will you! CARDIGAN
11 TDMRUOEAN MORDANT 61 – 68 AMOUNTED UNDREAMT* 92
12 OEOCRSTRD CORRODES 69 – 68 SCOOTER 100
13 GSBTAEIDN BANDIEST 77 – 76 DEBATING BEADINGS*, BEATINGS*, DEBASING*, DINGBATS*, SEDATING, STEADING* 108
14 100 1 5 7 1 2 → 479 479
5 × 100 − (2 + 1) × 7
87 – 86 479
(100 − 2 − 1) × 5 − (7 − 1)


118
15 IDLEDONNA DANDELION
(2.5 seconds)
97 – 86 128
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