Episode 3956

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Episode 3956 was broadcast on 29 June 2005, and was the fourth quarter-final of Series 53.

Richard Heald played Ross Allatt, with Richard Heald winning 100 – 90. The Dictionary Corner guest was Philip Franks, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Richard Heald Score Ross Allatt Others Max.
1 RSDAEITXR TARRIED 7 – 7 TRADERS ARTSIER*, ASTRIDE*, DARTERS*, DISRATE*, RAIDERS*, RETARDS*, STAIDER*, STARRED*, STIRRED, STRIDER*, TARDIER*, TARRIES*, TARSIER*, TIRADES* 7
2 HGLEUAGNE HAGGLE 13 – 13 HAGGLE EUGLENA* 14
3 AEJRBIMTS BARMIEST 21 – 21 BARMIEST 22
4 TLGEIAFDP PLAITED 28 – 28 PLAITED FLEAPIT, LIGATED* 29
5 75 25 100 5 1 1 → 358 360
(75 + 1 + 1) × 5 − 25
35 – 28 361

CV: 359 Best: 359 = (25 − 1) × 75 ÷ 5 − 1

36
TTT SISIMOON No clue? It's been left out. OMISSION
6 DQSUEICRS SQUIRED 42 – 35 SQUIRED CIRQUES*, CRUISED, CRUISES*, CRUSIES*, SQUIRES, SUDSIER* 43
7 FRLREOIMN INFORMER 50 – 43 INFORMER RENIFORM* 51
8 MNDEIOPRE MINDER 56 – 49 PRIMED DOMINEER*, EPIMERON* 59
9 VSLOITROS STOOLS 62 – 55 STOOLS SOLOIST 66
10 75 2 10 6 6 3 → 990 990
((6 − 2) × 6 + 75) × 10
72 – 65 990
(3 × 6 + 6 + 75) × 10


76
TTT ROBSBLEW Hissy fits thrown by jellies. WOBBLERS
11 EDNZUETCA DECANT 78 – 71 DECANT CUNEATE, EDUCATE, ENACTED 83
12 TCBOAETNO BEACON 84 – 77 BATTEN COTTON*, NOCEBO*, NOTATE, OBTECT*, OCTANE, OCTANT* 89
13 MLSEOHNAK SHALOM 90 – 83 MELONS MANHOLES 97
14 25 9 4 7 9 4 → 966 90 – 90 967
9 × 4 × 25 + 9 × 7 + 4

CV: 967 = 9 × 4 × 25 + 9 × 7 + 4
Best: 966 = (25 × (9 − 4) + 9 + 4) × 7

107
15 NOTCHAINS STANCHION
(16.25 seconds)
100 – 90 117


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