Episode 3645

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Episode 3645 was broadcast on 16 February 2004, as part of Series 51.

Richard Pay played Claire Whitaker, with Richard Pay winning 79 – 77. The Dictionary Corner guest was Eric Knowles, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Despite having trailed by 40 points after Round 9, Pay went on to win the game. This is the greatest deficit ever overcome by a contestant.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Richard Pay Score Claire Whitaker Others Max.
1 LMNEOURDA MOURNED 7 – 7 MOURNED UNLOADER 8
2 FMOIGOLED GLOOM 12 – 12 FOLIO GLOOMED 15
3 CYSSUIEXR CRUXES 12 – 19 CRUISES CRUSIES 22
4 TRIOMAKEP MARKET 12 – 26 PRIMATE EMPORIA 29
5 3 5 9 5 7 100 → 928 928
100 × 9 + 5 × 5 + 3
22 – 36 928
100 × 9 + (5 ÷ 5 + 3) × 7


39
TTT DAYBROKE KEYBOARD
6 TDOACBEIM BOATED 22 – 44 COMBATED 47
7 TGHSEAENO HASTEN 22 – 51 HOSTAGE GOATEES*, NEGATES, ONSTAGE*, TANGOES* 54
8 SNEORVEOS nevers ☓ 22 – 57 SOONER SENORES* 61
9 PCIOATLDI dioptical ☓ 22 – 62 IDIOT CAPITOL*, OPTICAL, PLACOID*, POLITIC, TOPICAL* 68
10 9 10 1 7 2 75 → 285 282
(10 − 7 + 1) × 75 − 9 × 2
29 – 62 290

CV: 285 = (7 − 2) × 75 − 9 × 10

78
TTT PLOTFISH SHOPLIFT
11 TBRAIENRG BARTERING 47 – 62 BERATING 96
12 TSQAIFEAP FEAST 52 – 67 FEAST FIESTA*, PASTIE, PIETAS* 102
13 LCDHEAOSE LOACHES 59 – 67 CLOSED SHOELACE 110
14 75 7 3 3 9 5 → 227 227
3 × 75 + 5 − 3
69 – 77 227
3 × 75 + 7 − 5


120
15 PETTIGUNS UPSETTING
(2.25 seconds)
79 – 77 130
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