Episode 3838

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Episode 3838 was broadcast on 15 December 2004, and was the first semi-final of Series 52.

John Hunt played Paul Gallen, with Paul Gallen winning 108 – 47. The Dictionary Corner guest was Richard Digance, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection John Hunt Score Paul Gallen Others Max.
1 EAOSCGLPT SOLACE 0 – 7 LOCATES GELCOATS*, POLECATS 8
2 RNSEIEWTA WINTERS 0 – 15 SWEATIER RESINATE*, TRAINEES*, WEARIEST 16
3 IEOSMTHXM tommies ☓ 0 – 15 tommies ☓ HOMIEST* 23
4 SNDEOAPLI palenoids ☓ 0 – 33 PALINODES 41
5 7 5 10 1 6 9 → 383 383 ☓ 0 – 40 380
(7 × 6 − 5 + 1) × 10

Best: 383 = (5 × 6 + 9) × 10 − 7

51
TTT CHINREST CHRISTEN
6 RMRUAEGCN uncage ☓ 0 – 46 ACUMEN ARGUER*, CARMEN*, CURARE*, ENGRAM*, GARNER*, GERMAN*, GRANUM*, GURNER*, MANGER, MANURE*, MURAGE*, RAGMEN*, RANGER 57
7 AEUYRSKND DARKENS 7 – 53 ASUNDER DANSEUR*, DASYURE*, DUNKERS, UNASKED, UNREADY* 64
8 FLRIOITEP TREFOIL 14 – 60 POLITER FIRELIT*, LOFTIER, PROFILE, TRIPOLI* 71
9 IEACDSPNR PRANCED 14 – 68 SPRAINED PRESCIND 79
10 50 3 1 7 4 4 → 822 822
4 × 50 × 4 + 3 × 7 + 1
24 – 78 822
4 × 50 × 4 + 3 × 7 + 1


89
TTT HISDIETS DISHIEST
11 OAELDTNLV TOLLED 24 – 85 TALONED NOVATED*, NOVELLA* 96
12 TBDIEIZTM TIMID 29 – 90 TIMED BITTED 102
13 EIONSRTSG STINGERS 37 – 98 GORINESS GENITORS*, SONGSTER*, STRIGOSE*, TRESSING*, TRIGONES* 110
14 25 6 8 3 7 9 → 278 278
(9 + 8 − 6) × 25 + 3
47 – 108 278
(8 + 3) × 25 + 9 − 6


120
15 SHINYGITE 47 – 108 HYGIENIST 130
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