Episode 3509

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Episode 3509 was broadcast on 25 June 2003, and was the first semi-final of Series 49.

Andrew Tatham played John Davies, with John Davies winning 93 – 65. The Dictionary Corner guest was Clare Balding, and the lexicographer was Alison Heard.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Andrew Tatham Score John Davies Others Max.
1 NTMPEAIDH PAINTED 7 – 7 PAINTED MEDIANT, PINHEAD*, PITHEAD 7
2 SPLVERIAO PREVAILS 15 – 15 PREVAILS OVERLAPS*, OVERSAIL*, POLARISE, SLIPOVER, VALORISE, VAPORISE* 15
3 DQSLEOIND SIDLE 20 – 20 LIONS DILDOES*, DOLINES*, INDOLES*, NODDIES*, NODDLES 22
4 OIUTWRCTO OUTWIT 26 – 26 OUTWIT OCTROI*, TRICOT* 28
5 50 2 8 5 7 4 → 986 983 26 – 36 986
5 × 4 × 50 − 7 × 2


38
TTT SCOOTUP OCTOPUS
6 MEXISTESD EXISTED 33 – 43 EXISTED DEMISES, DEMISTS, SEXIEST*, TIMESED* 45
7 CFGTAEOJR FACTOR 39 – 49 FACTOR FORAGE, FORGET*, ORGEAT*, TOERAG 51
8 SDEMOYALU laudsome ☓ 39 – 57 AMUSEDLY 59
9 BRPTIEUNA URBANITE 47 – 57 PAINTER 67
10 25 75 50 100 8 3 → 995 997 47 – 64 996
(75 + 50) × 8 − 100 ÷ 25

CV: 995 = (50 × 100 − 25) ÷ (8 − 3)

77
TTT REDMARE DREAMER
11 CDRHIOANK CHOIR 52 – 69 CHOIR HADRONIC 85
12 SMERINZEU MINERS 58 – 75 INSURE ERMINES, SEIZURE* 92
13 LGBTOEOST GOBLETS 58 – 83 BOOTLEGS 100
14 3 1 6 9 7 5 → 715 717
(7 + 5) × 6 × (9 + 1) − 3
65 – 83

Best: 715 = (9 + 5 + 3) × 7 × 6 + 1

110
15 HYREPIPER 65 – 93 PERIPHERY
(5.25 seconds)
120
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