Episode 3872

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Episode 3872 was broadcast on 16 February 2005, as part of Series 53.

Rose Benson played Gary Buxton, with Gary Buxton winning 96 – 58. The Dictionary Corner guest was Lesley Garrett, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Rose Benson Score Gary Buxton Others Max.
1 WSEPADTEG SWEATED 7 – 7 SWEATED SEPTAGE* 7
2 LMDUERTOS MOULTED 14 – 14 MOULTED MOULDERS*, REMOULDS, SMOULDER 15
3 DSFAEORLB bolders ☓ 14 – 20 FLARES FORDABLE 23
4 EAEHKTMPR MARKET 20 – 26 HAMPER MEERKAT*, PREHEAT, TEMPERA*, THERMAE* 30
5 50 25 5 9 4 5 → 349 20 – 33 350
(50 + 25) × 4 + 9 × 5 + 5

CV: 349 = (9 + 5) × 25 + 4 − 5

40
TTT WOKGRASS GASWORKS
6 TCPAIOLVT TOPICAL 27 – 33 PILOT CAPITOL*, OPTICAL, PIVOTAL, TALIPOT*, VOLTAIC* 47
7 NLNAORSIT RATIONS 34 – 40 TAILORS ANOINTS, INTRONS*, NATIONS*, NOSTRIL*, ONANIST*, ORALIST* 54
8 ARNDIGOQS ADORING 41 – 47 SOARING AGRIONS*, DRAGONS*, GANOIDS*, GRADINS*, INROADS*, ORDAINS*, SIGNORA 61
9 EOMNTIDSR MINSTER 41 – 65 MODERNIST 79
10 25 100 10 8 2 2 → 511 505 41 – 72 510
(100 + 25) × 8 ÷ 2 + 10

CV: 510 Best: 511 = ((100 + 25) × 8 + 2) ÷ 2 + 10

89
TTT ICONPROS SCORPION
11 DSNEUSCEO SCONE 41 – 78 SCENES SECONDES* 97
12 LEZXAIFNP EXPLAIN 48 – 78 FINALE 104
13 BTHAONSER BATHERS 48 – 86 BARONETS 112
14 25 2 1 10 8 6 → 499 499
2 × 10 × 25 − 1
58 – 96 499
2 × 10 × 25 − 1


122
15 CARROTODE 58 – 96 trocadero ☓
(10 seconds)
DECORATOR 132
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