Episode 3612

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Episode 3612 was broadcast on 17 December 2003, and was the first semi-final of Series 50.

Adam Laws played Chris Cummins, with Chris Cummins winning 97 – 59. The Dictionary Corner guest was Richard Digance, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

The audience member who solved the conundrum was Series 46 champion Ben Wilson.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Adam Laws Score Chris Cummins Others Max.
1 GSMIEANTO STEAMING 8 – 8 STEAMING AMNIOTES*, MAGNETOS, MANGIEST*, MEGATONS*, MITOGENS*, MONTAGES 8
2 LDCTRIEOF CORDITE 15 – 15 TREFOIL CORTILE*, CROFTED*, FLIRTED, LOFTIER*, TRIFLED*, TRIFOLD* 15
3 RLSEIUMHE LEISURE 22 – 22 MISRULE HELMERS*, MUSHIER* 22
4 YNRCSAOET CANTERS 22 – 30 ANCESTOR ANCESTRY, ENACTORS* 30
5 5 3 4 1 7 3 → 352 351 22 – 40 352
(7 + 4) × (3 + 1) × (5 + 3)


40
TTT KYLIEWEB BIWEEKLY
6 RDTGHAEOE GOATHERD 30 – 48 GATHERED DEROGATE* 48
7 XMASDOKUC DOCKS 35 – 53 SMOCK DUMKAS*, MUCOSA* 54
8 JSMLNTAEI MANLIEST 43 – 61 AILMENTS 62
9 BDROUISPE SPIDER 43 – 68 BRUISED BORIDES*, DISROBE*, PERIODS, ROSEBUD*, SOUPIER* 69
10 6 4 3 1 5 1 → 899 43 – 68

CV: 451 Best: 720 = 6 × 5 × 4 × 3 × (1 + 1)

69
TTT TROTONCE CORNETTO
11 VNMAEONDI MANNED 49 – 74 MAIDEN MONDAINE* 77
12 RCPNBLOIO COLON 49 – 80 BRONCO ORCINOL* 84
13 RUZESPALO PALES 49 – 87 PERUSAL LEPROUS*, PARLOUS*, PAROLES*, PELORUS*, REPOSAL*, ZEALOUS 91
14 6 10 7 7 2 4 → 177 177
(6 + 4 + 7) × 10 + 7
59 – 97 177
(10 + 7) × (6 + 4) + 7


101
15 FREDBATES fastbreed ☓
(26.75 seconds)
59 – 97 BREASTFED 111
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