Episode 3897

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Episode 3897 was broadcast on 31 March 2005, as part of Series 53.

Jillian Tidman played Steve Smith, with Steve Smith winning 66 – 39. The Dictionary Corner guest was Mitch Murray, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Jillian Tidman Score Steve Smith Others Max.
1 NSDLEUETF FLUENT 0 – 7 NESTLED DETENUS*, DETUNES*, ELUENTS*, FLENSED, NEEDFUL*, NESTFUL*, NETFULS*, TELEDUS* 7
2 PTLAEOYTI 7 0 – 12 POTTY PETTILY*, TALIPOT 14
3 RNQAEIRMO MARINER 7 – 19 MARINER ARMOIRE*, MORAINE, ROMAINE 21
4 SGNAOAMSO moanas ☓ 7 – 24 GOONS SAMANGOS, SANGOMAS* 29
5 25 3 2 4 8 4 → 629 7 – 31 624
(4 + 2) × 4 × 25 + 3 × 8

CV: 628 Best: 629 = (25 × (4 + 2) + 8) × 4 − 3

39
TTT NORMAHAT MARATHON
6 TPDNEIOXB BOXED 7 – 38 POINTED 46
7 TCRZAEURI CRAZIER 14 – 38 CRATER AZURITE*, ERRATIC*, RECRUIT 53
8 AEIPLNHNR PLAINER 21 – 38 airplane ☓ HARELIP, HEPARIN*, HERNIAL*, INHALER*, PANNIER*, PLANNER, PRALINE 60
9 TGSREAENI greatings ☓ 21 – 45 STARING RESEATING, STINGAREE 78
10 5 1 7 4 3 7 → 629 21 – 45 605

CV: 630 Best: 629 = (5 + 4) × 7 × (7 + 3) − 1

88
TTT HIMTIGER MIGHTIER
11 SGDJOIUCW JIGS 25 – 49 JUGS DISCO, GUIDS*, JOUGS, SCUDI*, SCUDO*, SODIC* 93
12 SLNRIUIOE LIONISE 32 – 56 LIONISE LIONISER 100
13 MTFIEADSK MISTAKE 39 – 56 FASTED MISDATE* 107
14 50 4 6 9 5 9 → 560 559 39 – 66 560
(50 + 6) × (9 + 5 − 4)


117
15 NEUTROPLC 39 – 66 CORPULENT 127
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