Episode 3605

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Episode 3605 was broadcast on 8 December 2003, as part of Series 50.

Lynda House played Steve Graston, with Steve Graston winning 95 – 78. The Dictionary Corner guest was Tim Rice, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

This was the first episode where the Teatime Teasers switched from 7 to 8-letter anagrams. It was also the first time a target was the sum of all six numbers.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Lynda House Score Steve Graston Others Max.
1 RLFIAODTE FOLIATED 8 – 8 TAILORED FLORIATED* 18
2 SVMAEONCI INCOMES 15 – 15 CINEMAS AMNESIC*, ANOSMIC*, ENCOMIA*, EVASION, MESONIC*, NOVICES* 25
3 SGPEAETDU UPSTAGED 23 – 15 STAGED 33
4 RLKEAIHNT LANKIER 30 – 22 LATRINE ENTHRAL, HAIRNET, HERNIAL*, INHALER*, KERATIN*, RELIANT*, RETHINK*, RETINAL*, THERIAN*, THINKER*, TRENAIL* 40
5 25 8 10 8 6 4 → 937 932
(4 × 8 + 6) × 25 − 10 − 8
37 – 29 942
(10 × 4 − (8 − 6)) × 25 − 8

CV: 937 = ((8 + 4) × 10 − 6) × 8 + 25

50
TTT FATNURSE AFTERSUN
6 SEMZUBRIC CRIMES 37 – 36 IMBRUES CUMBERS, MURICES* 57
7 PTLOAEGDI PILOTAGE 45 – 36 GLOATED PETALOID* 65
8 NMSEAEWLA SEAMEN 45 – 43 ENAMELS MELAENA* 72
9 RTDIOEPNI POINTED 45 – 61 PERDITION 90
10 5 7 6 4 3 25 → 378 378
(6 + 4 + 5) × 25 + 3
55 – 71 378
5 × 3 × 25 + 7 − 4


100
TTT FOREBOAT BAREFOOT
11 CSJAOERLG GLARES 55 – 78 CAJOLES CARGOES*, COALERS*, CORSAGE, ESCOLAR*, GAOLERS*, ORACLES* 107
12 TYDOUIMHS MOUTHS 61 – 78 MISTY DHOTIS*, DISOMY*, DOTISH*, HYOIDS*, MODISH*, MOISTY*, MOUTHY*, MYOTIS*, MYTHOI*, MYTHOS*, MYTHUS*, OSTIUM*, SHOUTY*, SMITHY*, SODIUM*, STUDIO, THYMUS*, YOUTHS* 113
13 NBTEOARPE PROBATE 68 – 85 PRONATE BARONET, OPERANT*, OPERATE*, PROTEAN* 120
14 25 50 75 100 1 2 → 253 253
2 × 100 + 50 + 75 ÷ 25
78 – 95 253
25 + 50 + 75 + 100 + 1 + 2


130
15 DIGGARDEN regarding ☓
(6.75 seconds)
78 – 95
(1.5 seconds)
DEGRADING 140
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