Episode 3171

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Episode 3171 was broadcast on 21 January 2002, as part of Series 47.

Chris Wills played Terry Rattle, with Chris Wills winning 120 – 107. The Dictionary Corner guest was Tim Rice, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

This was the first 15-round game in which both players scored 100 points or more. Rattle's score of 107 was also the highest losing score in a preliminary game, and it continues to hold this record (albeit now jointly).

Rounds

Rnd Selection Chris Wills Score Terry Rattle Others Max.
1 TSREOINDA DERATIONS 18 – 18 ORDINATES NOTARISED 18
2 EUALFPTMO AMPLE 23 – 18 lampet ☓ FLAMEOUT* 26
3 GBRIEAYSD BRIGADES 31 – 18 BRAISED ABRIDGES 34
4 EOUVCNLTF NOCTULE 38 – 25 FLOUNCE CONFUTE* 41
5 50 9 10 8 7 4 → 485 485
50 × 10 − 8 − 7
48 – 35 485
50 × 10 − 8 − 7


51
TTT RATTLEF FLATTER
6 EAOXHRMGP HAMPER 54 – 41 HAMPER GHERAO, GOPHER*, HOAXER*, HOMAGE* 57
7 SDNIEITCR INCITERS 62 – 49 INDIRECT INDICTERS 75
8 EOILFWBMS FOIBLES 69 – 56 MOBILES BLOWIES* 82
9 DTGEAURND GRANTED 76 – 63 NATURED DAUNTED*, DRAGNET*, GRUNTED*, GUARDED*, TRUDGED*, TRUDGEN*, UNDATED*, UNRATED* 89
10 25 4 7 8 5 3 → 182 182
25 × 7 + 4 + 3
86 – 73 182
25 × 8 − 3 × 5 − (7 − 4)


99
TTT LAFWITH HALFWIT
11 SCPOEAKTL POLECATS 94 – 73 LOCATES LOCKSTEP*, PLACKETS 107
12 IEORQFMSV FIVERS 100 – 79 MOVERS VERISMO 114
13 GNHAIERDC REACHING 100 – 97 CHAGRINED 132
14 50 1 4 2 5 3 → 235 235
50 × 5 − (4 + 1) × 3
110 – 107 235
(50 − 3) × 5


142
15 LINGOFLOW FOLLOWING
(0.5 seconds)
120 – 107 152
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