Episode 3876

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Episode 3876 was broadcast on 22 February 2005, as part of Series 53.

John Mayhew played Cliff Pettifor, with John Mayhew winning 118 – 42. The Dictionary Corner guest was Geoffrey Durham, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

NOTE: John's declaration of ZANDERS in round 9, should have been disallowed as the plural of ZANDER is ZANDER, so the final score should have been 111-42.

Rounds

Rnd Selection John Mayhew Score Cliff Pettifor Others Max.
1 SCREIOSTP POSTERS 7 – 0 pesters ☓ CRISPEST*, PROSIEST, RIPOSTES, TRIPOSES* 8
2 NRUDEGINS SUNDERING 25 – 0 GRINDS 26
3 KJMLEAONT OMENTAL 32 – 0 MENTAL TELAMON* 33
4 LDETAXIPS PLAITED 39 – 7 PLAITED DETAILS*, DILATES*, PALSIED*, PLASTID*, PLATIES*, PLEIADS*, SPALTED*, STAPLED*, TALIPES 40
5 100 8 6 3 9 4 → 985 985
(100 + 8) × 9 + 6 + 4 + 3
49 – 7 986


50
TTT LUNARICY CULINARY
6 LRTUCOGIF FRUIT 54 – 12 COURT FLORUIT* 57
7 PSMEOERBD REPOSED 61 – 12 PERMED BEDSORE, SOBERED 64
8 NIVTLSRAE INTERVALS 79 – 12 ENTRAILS 82
9 DNRSAIEZD ZANDERS** 86 – 19 DRAINED SARDINED* 90
10 75 100 1 6 7 8 → 685 684 86 – 29 685
7 × 100 − (8 + 6 + 1)


100
TTT POSHEELS HOPELESS
11 NLSUEITHR INSULTER 94 – 37 INSULTER LUSTRINE*, LUTHERNS*, LUTHIERS* 108
12 EOTSBQFTA obtest ☓ 94 – 42 FEAST BOTTES* 114
13 RPCEIANMW WIREMAN 101 – 42 REMAIN CAMPIER*, CAPRINE, CARMINE, CREWMAN* 121
14 50 100 10 10 6 5 → 454 456
50 × 10 − 5 × 10 + 6
108 – 42

CV: 454 = (50 − 5) × 10 + 10 − 6

131
15 GRINDOPEN PONDERING
(1.25 seconds)
118 – 42 141
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