Episode 3840

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Episode 3840 was broadcast on 17 December 2004, and was the Series 52 grand final.

Mark Tournoff played Paul Gallen, with Mark Tournoff winning 92 – 89. The Dictionary Corner guest was Richard Digance, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

The conundrum, GREATDRIP, had previously been used in the Series 14 grand final.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Mark Tournoff Score Paul Gallen Others Max.
1 SANILETVA SALIVATE 8 – 8 SALIVATE AESTIVAL*, SANATIVE* 8
2 FSCEAIRFS CARIES 8 – 15 FIACRES FRAISES* 15
3 TEPANIPRE PAINTER 15 – 22 PAINTER APERIENT 23
4 NTGOEIBSM MOISTEN 15 – 30 MITOGENS 31
5 75 25 50 1 3 4 → 804 804
(3 × 50 + 75 − 25 + 1) × 4
25 – 30 803


41
TTT NIGHLASS Used to tie down large amounts of ginger beer. LASHINGS
6 QTREUOSEA QUAESTOR 33 – 38 EQUATORS 49
7 ONASHUDEA HOUNDS 39 – 44 HOUNDS ANODES*, HOUSED, NAUSEA*, NOSHED*, SUNDAE*, UNDOES*, UNSHED*, UNSHOD* 55
8 YTDIEIMLN LIMITED 46 – 51 LIMITED DELIMIT*, MIDLINE*, TIMIDLY 62
9 OCREMDOZC ROOMED 52 – 57 ROOMED COMEDO*, MOORED, ZOOMED 68
10 75 3 7 8 5 2 → 475 475
(2 × 7 + 5) × 75 ÷ 3
62 – 67 475
(7 + 3) × 5 × 8 + 75


78
TTT ICEDICON Sebastian goes to prison at the same time. COINCIDE
11 TIUPREDGA PIRATED 69 – 74 UPRATED DIPTERA*, GAUDIER*, PARTIED*, PUDGIER*, TRIAGED*, UPGRADE* 85
12 NTNEIESTR internets ☓ 69 – 82 INTEREST INSETTER*, INTENSER*, INTERNES*, SENTIENT, STERNITE* 93
13 AMXIOKDIR MIKADO 75 – 82 miriad ☓ AIKIDO*, DAIMIO* 99
14 25 9 4 2 3 10 → 645 644
(4 × 25 + 9) × 2 × 3 − 10
82 – 89 644
(4 × 25 + 9) × 2 × 3 − 10

CV: 645 = (4 × 9 − 10) × 25 − 3 − 2

109
15 GREATDRIP PARTRIDGE
(27 seconds)
92 – 89
(1.25 seconds)
119
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