Episode 3880

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Episode 3880 was broadcast on 28 February 2005, as part of Series 53.

John Mayhew played Joe O'Brien, with John Mayhew winning 110 – 59. The Dictionary Corner guest was Philip Franks, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection John Mayhew Score Joe O'Brien Others Max.
1 TRNAIOWID ORDAIN 6 – 6 RATION WAITRON* 7
2 TELROCSUE LECTURES 14 – 6 clouters ☓ CLOTURES*, CORSELET, COULTERS, ELECTORS*, ELECTROS*, RESOLUTE*, SELECTOR* 15
3 YLTPOUSEN OPULENT 21 – 6 postule ☓ LEPTONS*, PENULTS*, PLUTONS*, TUPELOS 22
4 MITFERANE MINARET 28 – 13 TRAINEE EMIRATE*, FAINTER*, FERMENT*, FIREMAN, FIREMEN, FREEMAN*, MATINEE, MEATIER*, MERANTI*, RAIMENT*, RETINAE* 29
5 50 10 7 4 6 1 → 134 134
50 × 4 − (10 + 1) × 6
38 – 23 134
(4 − 1) × 50 − (10 + 6)


39
TTT SIDECLIP DISCIPLE
6 DASPGECNI ESCAPING 46 – 23 panged ☓ 47
7 SPDXAIOHA APHIDS 52 – 23 PASHA POISHA, POSADA*, SHAADI*, SPADIX* 53
8 TERNOBRAL BLOATER 59 – 30 BARONET NOTABLE, REALTOR*, RELATOR*, RETABLO* 60
9 MTDEIABNR MEDIANT 66 – 37 MEDIANT AMBIENT, ANTBIRD*, BANDIER*, BARTEND*, BRAINED, DETRAIN*, MERANTI*, MINARET*, RAIMENT*, READMIT*, TRAINED*, TRIBADE* 67
10 50 1 5 1 3 8 → 184 184
(50 + 8) × 3 + (1 + 1) × 5
76 – 37 181


77
TTT EASYFILM MAYFLIES
11 QSGZTEAEG egesta ☓ 76 – 42 STAGE EGEST*, GAGES*, GATES*, GAZES*, SETAE*, TEASE*, ZETAS* 82
12 RAMSEDOME RADOMES 83 – 49 SMEARED MESODERM* 90
13 PLTAIAHNS PLANISH 90 – 49 pliants ☓ ASHPLANT 98
14 75 6 4 7 9 8 → 112 112
75 + 4 × 9 + 8 − 7
100 – 59 112
4 × 9 + 8 − 7 + 75


108
15 NOTMINGER MENTORING
(10.25 seconds)
110 – 59 118
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