Episode 3955

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Episode 3955 was broadcast on 28 June 2005, and was the third quarter-final of Series 53.

Judith Young played Jon O'Neill, with Jon O'Neill winning 90 – 74. The Dictionary Corner guest was Philip Franks, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

This was the first episode to be broadcast after the death of Richard Whiteley. It was postponed by one day as a mark of respect, and was preceded by a short message from Carol Vorderman.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Judith Young Score Jon O'Neill Others Max.
1 LRDEIUTZO OUTRIDE 7 – 7 OUTLIER DILUTER* 7
2 FSDMAEIKO MASKED 7 – 14 MIKADOS 14
3 RTRIEINRO ERROR 12 – 19 INERT INTERIOR 22
4 TXPSPEOEI EXPOSE 12 – 26 POXIEST EPITOPES* 30
5 4 9 8 1 100 25 → 822 822
100 × 8 + 25 − 4 + 1
22 – 36 822
100 × 8 + 25 − 4 + 1


40
TTT HEYBEAST They help pupils swim, but teach them nothing. EYEBATHS
6 TGBNTEOUA TONGUE 28 – 42 NOTATE BETTONG*, GUNBOAT, TUGBOAT* 47
7 SNTFEAIYN FANNIES 35 – 42 SANITY INFANTES 55
8 LRMREUIEA MEALIE 41 – 48 MAILER EARLIER*, EMAILER, MEALIER 62
9 DNJSOEACE DANCES 41 – 55 ENCODES DEACONS, ENCASED, JONESED*, SECONDE* 69
10 75 100 25 6 10 50 → 209 210 41 – 65 209
(50 × 100 + 75) ÷ 25 + 6


79
TTT USEVIGOR If you get this, it's pretty severe. GRIEVOUS
11 GNSAEOTHI HOSTING 48 – 72 HOSTING AGONIES*, AGONISE, AGONIST*, ATONIES*, EASTING*, GENISTA*, GOATISH*, HASTING*, HEATING, HISTONE*, HOAGIES*, HOSTAGE, INGESTA*, ONSTAGE*, SEATING*, SHOEING*, TAGINES*, TANGOES, TEASING* 86
12 RHCSQEAED SEARCHED 56 – 72 REACHES 94
13 RSLBAOIPU PARBOILS 64 – 80 PARBOILS PLIOSAUR 102
14 4 2 2 10 9 25 → 120 120
25 × 4 + 10 × 2
74 – 90 120
(4 + 2) × 2 × 10


112
15 IRONCASTS 74 – 90 CROISSANT 122


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