Episode 3889

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Episode 3889 was broadcast on 11 March 2005, as part of Series 53.

Sue Drinkwater played Neil Kelly, with Sue Drinkwater winning 62 – 54. The Dictionary Corner guest was Richard Stilgoe, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Sue Drinkwater Score Neil Kelly Others Max.
1 AEALGNRSI REALIGNS 8 – 0 ranglers ☓ GERANIAL*, LAIRAGES*, RAILAGES*, REGALIAN*, RESIGNAL*, SANGRAIL*, SANGREAL*, SLANGIER* 8
2 ZNCEOFIRD COINED 14 – 6 FORCED CONFIDE, CONIFER 15
3 OIETRSHRA HOARIEST 22 – 14 TRASHIER HERITORS*, ROTARIES* 23
4 NTDEAENMO DENOTE 28 – 20 TANNED NEMATODE* 31
5 25 5 5 4 7 3 → 348 340 28 – 27 347
(5 + 5 + 4) × 25 − 3

Best: 348 = (25 + 4) × (7 + 5)

41
TTT NICEMANK The adopted identity of Ross and Owen. NICKNAME
6 TPSDAOEXP DEPOTS 28 – 34 STOPPED APPOSED 48
7 OIETSPWBO BOOTIES 35 – 34 BESTOW BIOTOPES 56
8 CLSEUEMTO MOLEST 41 – 34 outsee ☓ TELECOMS* 64
9 EIEGRNSBI seering ☓ 41 – 34 seering ☓ BERGENS*, BERGIES*, BINGERS, GREISEN* 71
10 10 8 9 5 7 1 → 881 880
(7 + 5 − 1) × 8 × 10
48 – 41 880
(7 + 5 − 1) × 8 × 10

CV: 881 = ((9 + 7) × 5 + 8) × 10 + 1

81
TTT SNOBLOLA These airbags are safe in a crash. BALLOONS
11 AUAEVTDSC CAUSED 54 – 41 casted ☓ CAUDATES 89
12 DSNYIEODE noisey ☓ 54 – 47 INDEED DYNODES, INDEEDY*, NEDDIES*, NODDIES, NOSEYED* 96
13 AOURSTMNE STOREMAN 62 – 47 MONSTER NEUROMAST 114
14 10 4 9 5 5 3 → 426 422 62 – 54 427
(5 + 5) × 10 × 4 + 3 × 9

Best: 426 = (9 × 10 − 5) × 5 + 4 − 3

124
15 ROTTEDMEN 62 – 54 TORMENTED 134
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