Episode 3967

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Episode 3967 was broadcast on 9 November 2005, as part of Series 54.

Maureen Sye played Stuart Coxshall, with Stuart Coxshall winning 90 – 75. The Dictionary Corner guest was Keith Barron, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

This game holds the record for the highest possible maximum score of all time, with 173 points available. It is also notable for being the only game in which a 9 letter word could be made in five different rounds.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Maureen Sye Score Stuart Coxshall Others Max.
1 TDHRAIUOE OUTRIDE 7 – 7 HIDEOUT AUTHORED, THIOUREA 8
2 MSDAETNOR MENTORS 14 – 14 ROASTED TRANSOMED 26
3 NPMLIEOCE POLICEMEN 32 – 14 COMPILE 44
4 NRGTIASEL stearing ☓ 32 – 22 STARLING GNARLIEST, INTEGRALS, TRIANGLES 62
5 50 3 6 2 5 4 → 660 660
(5 × 2 + 3) × 50 + 4 + 6
42 – 32 660
(5 × 2 + 3) × 50 + 4 + 6


72
TTT CALMSUSI Full of songs, like Joseph and Oliver. MUSICALS
6 MTDXOAUEN MOUNTED 42 – 40 AMOUNTED 80
7 KSLRIEUVA RIVALS 42 – 47 VALUERS REVISAL*, SULKIER 87
8 FSFIOICWY COWS 42 – 52 SCOFF COIFS 92
9 TRSMOEOSI ROSIEST 42 – 60 ROOMIEST MOTORISES 110
10 25 3 8 5 9 1 → 468 42 – 65 474
(9 + 8 + 5 − 3) × 25 − 1

CV: 468 = (5 × 25 − 8) × (3 + 1)

120
TTT ELMSBURP You need them when bursting for a leak. PLUMBERS
11 DGNSEIARE READINGS 50 – 73 READINGS GESNERIAD 138
12 PGZOEIDNT POINTED 57 – 80 POINTED 145
13 JSRPAEALB PARABLES 65 – 80 PEARLS SPARABLE* 153
14 50 2 7 2 9 6 → 736 736
(9 + 6) × 50 − 7 × 2
75 – 90 736
(9 + 6) × 50 − 7 × 2


163
15 ICECENTRE 75 – 90 eccentric ☓
(2.75 seconds)
RETICENCE 173


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