Episode 3953

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Episode 3953 was broadcast on 23 June 2005, and was the first quarter-final of Series 53.

Fred Reynolds played John Brackstone, with John Brackstone winning 75 – 58. The Dictionary Corner guest was Philip Franks, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Fred Reynolds Score John Brackstone Others Max.
1 OEDRLAETM LEOTARD 0 – 8 MODERATE 8
2 TNHOEAFQT ATONE 0 – 14 FATTEN NOTATE 14
3 RSFEOIRTN FROSTIER 0 – 32 FRONTIERS 32
4 YNLEAEHZN HENNA 5 – 32 LAZY ANELE*, HAZEL*, HYENA 37
5 9 2 5 4 10 100 → 831 5 – 32 830 ☓

CV: 831 = 2 × 4 × (100 + 5) − 9

47
TTT GUMRESIN RESUMING
6 SDGUIOTDE DODGIEST 13 – 32 OUTSIDE 55
7 ARCOASVUR SCOUR 18 – 37 SCOUR AURORAS*, VARROAS* 62
8 TMTAOAPBE matto ☓ 18 – 42 MATTE AMOEBA, BEMATA*, TEAPOT 68
9 CTPIEOSLN LECTIONS 26 – 42 NOTICES LEPTONIC, PONCIEST* 76
10 1 6 7 4 7 50 → 272 272
6 × 50 − 7 × 4
36 – 52 272
6 × 50 − 7 × 4


86
TTT HORSEDEW SHOWERED
11 DAIEKRIWM MARKED 42 – 58 MARKED ADMIRE, DARKIE*, DEMARK*, RAMKIE*, WARMED 92
12 RTLAEARMO MORALE 42 – 65 OATMEAL AERATOR*, AREOLAR*, REALTOR, RELATOR*, ROTAMER* 99
13 AUNDSIUBA UNSAID 48 – 65 SAUNA BINDAAS*, INDABAS* 106
14 10 8 6 2 3 25 → 322 322
(3 + 10) × 25 − 6 ÷ 2
58 – 75 322
(6 ÷ 2 + 10) × 25 − 3


116
15 HOTCANDLE 58 – 75 DECATHLON 126
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