Episode 3874

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Episode 3874 was broadcast on 18 February 2005, as part of Series 53.

John Mayhew played Pete Dance, with John Mayhew winning 102 – 76. The Dictionary Corner guest was Lesley Garrett, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection John Mayhew Score Pete Dance Others Max.
1 PNQDEAIMY MAIDEN 6 – 6 PAINED DAMPEN*, IMPEND, MEDIAN, MEDINA*, NYAMED*, PAYNIM*, PIEMAN 6
2 CTOAGROEB rootage ☓ 6 – 12 BORAGE BORGATE 13
3 PNTAEONLD PENDANT 13 – 19 PLANTED NOTEPAD*, PLANNED*, POLENTA*, TADPOLE*, TALONED, TONEPAD* 20
4 VSEUAMRTG MATURES 20 – 19 GRATES GRAVEST, MAUVEST*, SEVRUGA*, STRUMAE*, VAGUEST* 27
5 100 9 6 8 7 2 → 139 139
6 × 8 − 9 + 100
30 – 29 139
(8 + 7) × 2 + 9 + 100


37
TTT FORGEPAL Overtake the amphibian. LEAPFROG
6 SHLEOESRO RESOLES 37 – 29 SHORES SOOLERS* 44
7 SFRJEUECT REJECTS 44 – 36 REJECTS REFUTES 51
8 LDTIOANSW talions ☓ 44 – 42 TALONS ANDISOL*, DALTONS*, DOLINAS*, LADINOS*, SANDLOT* 58
9 GNMLIOISN SMILING 51 – 49 SOILING LIMNING*, LININGS*, MINIONS, MOILING, NOISING*, SLIMING* 65
10 100 1 10 5 8 5 → 884 884
(100 + 10) × 8 + 5 − 1
61 – 59 884
(100 + 10) × 8 + 5 − 1


75
TTT IANSMOLE Have this for pudding, my flour. SEMOLINA
11 BTRUEAPTM TRUMPET 68 – 59 BUTTER ABUTTER*, TAPETUM*, TEMPURA 82
12 RSFIAEDPR ASPIRED 75 – 59 parried ☓8 DESPAIR, DIAPERS, DRAPERS*, PARRIED, PARRIES*, PRAISED, PRAISER*, RAIDERS*, RAPIERS*, RASPIER*, REPAIRS*, SPARRED* 89
13 NKTSAEOTC CONTEST 82 – 66 CONTEST COSTATE*, NOTATES, OCTANTS* 96
14 75 9 5 7 4 5 → 904 904
(5 + 7) × 75 + 4
92 – 76 904
(5 + 7) × 75 + 4


106
15 AILINGYET GENIALITY
(3.75 seconds)
102 – 76 116
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