Episode 3890

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Episode 3890 was broadcast on 14 March 2005, as part of Series 53.

Sue Drinkwater played Jess Clark, with Sue Drinkwater winning 85 – 73. The Dictionary Corner guest was Ken Bruce, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Sue Drinkwater Score Jess Clark Others Max.
1 EAIBNZLSO BLAZES 6 – 6 BLAZES ALBINOS, BLAZONS*, BONSELA*, LESBIAN*, OBELIAS*, SIZABLE* 7
2 KTHEIEDPO HIKED 11 – 11 DEPOT EPIDOTE* 14
3 IAEMRBMXO AMBER 16 – 16 AMBER BAMMIE*, BOXIER*, MEMOIR, MIMBAR* 20
4 TNREIASCD STRAINED 24 – 24 RANDIEST DICENTRAS 38
5 75 9 3 6 9 8 → 743 741
(6 ÷ 3 + 8) × 75 − 9
31 – 31 741
(6 ÷ 3 + 8) × 75 − 9

CV: 743 = (75 + 6) × 9 + 8 + 9 − 3

48
TTT PLATPARC CLAPTRAP
6 TSNUAOGDE DOTAGES 38 – 38 OUTSANG ASTOUND, DONATES*, NOUGATS*, ONSTAGE*, OUTAGES*, SNOUTED*, SOUTANE*, TANGOED*, TANGOES, TONGUED*, TONGUES* 55
7 AUETVPRFA TAPER 43 – 38 PEAR PATERA*, UPRATE 61
8 RLSOEIWNC CLOSER 43 – 45 RECOILS LICENSOR 69
9 OEIFRNDTA RATIONED 51 – 53 RATIONED DERATION, ORDINATE 77
10 25 1 2 4 6 4 → 939 936
(25 × 4 + 4) × (6 + 2 + 1)
58 – 53 900

CV: 940 Best: 940 = (25 × 4 − 6) × (4 + 1) × 2

84
TTT SEEQUAIL EQUALISE
11 EOEMGQNSC GNOMES 64 – 59 GNOMES CONGEES, GENOMES 91
12 DRTOEILYE LOITERED 72 – 67 LOITERED DOLERITE* 99
13 OAUPSRGSI SPRIGS 78 – 73 GROUPS GIAOURS*, GOPURAS*, RUGOSAS* 106
14 75 10 6 8 5 5 → 871 873
(6 + 5 + 75) × 10 + 8 + 5
85 – 73 874

CV: 871 = (75 − 6 − 10 ÷ 5) × (8 + 5)

116
15 ATOMFIVER 85 – 73 FORMATIVE 126
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