Episode 3404

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Episode 3404 was broadcast on 24 January 2003, and was the grand final of Championship of Champions XI.

Chris Wills played Graham Nash, with Graham Nash winning 79 – 73. The Dictionary Corner guest was Eric Knowles, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

The maximum score available from the number games was just 17 points, the joint lowest for the 15-round format, along with Episode 3835.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Chris Wills Score Graham Nash Others Max.
1 LCFOUESRT FOULEST 7 – 7 CLOSURE COULTERS*, FRUCTOSE 8
2 NGMAIEPSD MAGPIES 14 – 14 ENIGMAS DAMPENS*, DAMPING*, GAMINES*, IMPENDS*, MAIDENS*, MEDIANS*, MEDINAS*, SEAMING*, SIDEMAN*, SMIDGEN*, SPADING*, SPAEING* 15
3 RHLOEITNK THINKER 21 – 21 THINKER RETHINK*, RETINOL*, HOTLINE* 22
4 MDREAAYGB GAMBADE 28 – 21 BARGED DAYMARE*, YARDAGE* 29
5 50 7 5 1 6 7 → 820 28 – 21

CV: 830 Best: 819 = (50 + 7 + 6) × (7 + 5 + 1)

36
TTT MEGABOR EMBARGO
6 TVSOEINPE POINTS 28 – 28 PENSIVE PENTOSE*, PEONIES*, POETISE*, POINTES*, TENSIVE* 43
7 CLDOIATRE ARTICLED 36 – 36 IDOLATER LACERTID*, LORICATE*, TAILORED* 51
8 SJMAEIXLT mistle ☓ 36 – 42 METALS EXALTS, LAXEST*, MESIAL*, SAMITE*, TAXIES* 57
9 WRDOEOGNF FROWNED 43 – 49 FROWNED FORDONE*, FORGONE, WOONERF*, WRONGED 64
10 50 2 3 9 6 4 → 469 469
(50 + 2) × 9 + 4 − 3
53 – 59 469
50 × 9 + 6 × 2 + 4 + 3


74
TTT ALASNUT SULTANA
11 ZSTAEUPCH TEACUPS 60 – 66 PATCHES CUSPATE*, HEPCATS* 81
12 RMLOIESNO LOONIES 67 – 73 EROSION IONOMERS*, MOONRISE, SIMOLEON* 89
13 DGBUIERTP BUDGIE 73 – 79 BRIDGE BRUITED, PUDGIER 96
14 3 1 5 2 2 3 → 393 73 – 79

Best: 270 = 3 × 2 × (2 + 1) × 5 × 3

96
15 OVERSPADE 73 – 79 EAVESDROP 106
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