Episode 3873

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Episode 3873 was broadcast on 17 February 2005, as part of Series 53.

Gary Buxton played John Mayhew, with John Mayhew winning 106 – 58. The Dictionary Corner guest was Lesley Garrett, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Gary Buxton Score John Mayhew Others Max.
1 NCLAERTOD COATED 0 – 7 CENTRAL COLANDER, NOTECARD 8
2 GRTAOEWDK GRATED 0 – 14 DOWAGER WATERDOG 16
3 LOIMNSUTA OUTSAIL 0 – 22 MANITOUS SIMULANT*, SOLATIUM*, TINAMOUS* 24
4 HSREOELSJ reshoes ☓ 0 – 29 RESOLES JOSHERS 31
5 25 100 8 5 4 10 → 102 102
100 + 8 ÷ 4
10 – 39 102
100 + 10 − 8


41
TTT TOMRIOTS MOTORIST
6 FRDNIAORE ORDAINER 18 – 39 reordain ☓ INFRARED 49
7 FPZAEUMTR MATURE 24 – 45 PATZER TEMPURA 56
8 SBTIAESCS BASTES 24 – 52 ABSCESS ABSCISES*, BASSIEST 64
9 NGALSENDI SENDING 24 – 60 DEALINGS ANNELIDS*, DEALIGNS*, LANDINGS*, LEANINGS* 72
10 50 8 3 3 7 9 → 707 707
(8 + 3 + 3) × 50 + 7
34 – 70 707
(8 + 3 + 3) × 50 + 7


82
TTT LOOKBEST BOOKLETS
11 RLSEAEVTD RELATED 34 – 78 SLAVERED TREADLES 90
12 MRTOUIYSE MOISTURE 42 – 86 MOISTURE ISOMETRY*, MISROUTE* 98
13 OPNGEOTCP COGENT 48 – 86 PONGO GENTOO*, PEGTOP* 104
14 75 2 9 5 7 3 → 739 739
(3 + 7) × 75 − (9 + 2)
58 – 96 739
(75 − 2) × (7 + 3) + 9


114
15 RESTSIGNS 58 – 106 STRESSING
(1.75 seconds)
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