Episode 3869

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Episode 3869 was broadcast on 11 February 2005, as part of Series 53.

Frank Mulvey played Kevin Warner, with Frank Mulvey winning 133 – 86. The Dictionary Corner guest was Jennie Bond, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Mulvey's 133 is one of the highest scores ever recorded by a player who did not go on to reach the finals, second only to Zarte Siempre's 137.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Frank Mulvey Score Kevin Warner Others Max.
1 TVLNIOEOS SOLVENT 7 – 7 LOTIONS LOONIEST, NOVELIST, OILSTONE*, VIOLONES* 8
2 MIRAGENRO REAMING 14 – 14 ROAMING REARMING 16
3 QSNPEAESH SHAPES 20 – 14 SNAPS PEAHENS 23
4 RATMFOTEA FORMATE 27 – 14 FATTER AMARETTO*, TERATOMA* 31
5 4 8 6 5 9 100 → 701 701
(9 − 8 + 6) × 100 + 5 − 4
37 – 24 701
(9 − 8 + 6) × 100 + 5 − 4


41
TTT SLAPHATS They're on the road again – tar very much! ASPHALTS
6 PRUCINOPE PORCUPINE 55 – 42 PORCUPINE 59
7 LHTIOAESD HOISTED 62 – 49 HOLIEST DIASTOLE*, ISOLATED, SHITLOAD*, SODALITE* 67
8 SDRMOEINR REMINDS 69 – 56 MINDERS INDORSER* 75
9 TXBTAUAEN BATTEN 75 – 62 BATTEN BATEAUX* 82
10 8 6 2 4 6 50 → 715 716
(6 + 8) × 50 + 2 × 6 + 4
82 – 69 716
(6 + 8) × 50 + 2 × 6 + 4

CV: 714/716

89
TTT EATCHIPS An artistic work from Cornwall, perhaps? PASTICHE
11 GDLIUECSN SECLUDING 100 – 69 SEDUCING 107
12 MIDOPICES COPIES 106 – 69 simple ☓ MISCOPIED 125
13 TGRAEANLE ELEGANT 113 – 76 ENLARGE ENTERAL*, ETERNAL*, GENERAL, GENTLER*, GLEANER*, GRANTEE, LAGENAE*, REAGENT*, TANAGER* 132
14 2 4 2 9 7 50 → 130 130
2 × 50 + 4 × 7 + 2
123 – 86 130
7 × 9 × 2 + 4


142
15 CLANBRUCE CARBUNCLE
(2.75 seconds)
133 – 86 152
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