Episode 3879

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Episode 3879 was broadcast on 25 February 2005, as part of Series 53.

John Mayhew played Hedy Beecham, with John Mayhew winning 93 – 54. The Dictionary Corner guest was Geoffrey Durham, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection John Mayhew Score Hedy Beecham Others Max.
1 PTNDOEUMS DEMOUNTS 8 – 0 SPOUTED MUDSTONE, OUTSPEND 8
2 GEOEKTAND TANKED 8 – 7 TANGOED ENDGATE*, GOATEED, NEGATED* 15
3 NSLOEAJCT jaconets ☓ 8 – 13 CLEANS LACTONES* 23
4 LIEAPRLIR PALLIER 15 – 20 PALLIER LAIRIER*, PRAIRIE*, RALLIER 30
5 25 4 6 2 3 9 → 917 917
(9 × 25 + 2) × 4 + 6 + 3
25 – 20 918


40
TTT OVERLATE People fail to see eye to eye in this. ELEVATOR
6 HBOIAGPSE PHOBIAS 32 – 20 POISE HOAGIES* 47
7 FNSIEOTSV SOFTENS 39 – 27 FITNESS INFESTS, INVESTS*, NOSIEST*, SOFTIES*, SOVIETS, STOVIES 54
8 MEAINGLET TEAMING 46 – 34 MEETING GELATINE, GEMINATE*, LEGATINE*, LIEGEMAN*, LIGAMENT*, MELANITE 62
9 CRTAEIRYD DIETARY 53 – 34 CARTED CARRIED, EDACITY*, ERRATIC*, TARDIER*, TARRIED, TRACERY 69
10 100 2 8 2 9 10 → 446 446 ☓ 53 – 44 446
(100 + 9) × (2 + 2) + 10


79
TTT BUSDIRTS Upsets mental state by waking up. DISTURBS
11 NMDAUIMRE MERMAID 60 – 44 REMAND DURAMEN*, IMMURED*, MANURED*, MAUNDER, UNAIRED*, UNARMED 86
12 STAEASQDO TOSSED 66 – 44 toasts ☓ STEADS 92
13 RNHBAOERT BARONET 73 – 44 BOATER ABHORRENT 110
14 100 3 10 7 10 9 → 480 480
(100 + 10 × 7 − 10) × 3
83 – 54 480
(9 − 7 + 3) × 100 − 10 − 10


120
15 TULIPLOON POLLUTION
(1.75 seconds)
93 – 54 130
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