Episode 3974

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Episode 3974 was broadcast on 18 November 2005, as part of Series 54.

Daniel Peake played Cath Cheney, with Daniel Peake winning 84 – 68. The Dictionary Corner guest was Philip Franks, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Daniel Peake Score Cath Cheney Others Max.
1 DEGAHTENT NEGATED 7 – 7 NEGATED DENTATE*, ENDGATE*, TENTAGE 7
2 RWCAIOFSA FRACAS 13 – 13 FASCIA FACIAS*, FIASCO, SAFARI, SCORIA* 13
3 DOHISENYP SYPHONED 21 – 13 SPINED SIPHONED, SPHENOID* 21
4 NTMIAOSMK STAIN 26 – 18 OMITS ATOMISM 28
5 100 9 10 5 6 7 → 995 995
100 × 10 − 5
36 – 28 995
100 × 10 − 5


38
TTT SAGALIMB These could be underneath a tired postman's eyes. MAILBAGS
6 GNPEUETBR PUNTER 42 – 34 PUNTER BERGEN*, BUNGEE, BURGEE*, BURNET*, BURPEE*, GUNTER*, NEUTER*, REGENT*, REPENT*, REPUTE, RETUNE*, TENURE*, TUREEN*, URGENT* 44
7 PARESRATI PARASITE 50 – 34 PARTIES ASPIRATE*, SEPTARIA* 52
8 BTCUAOLSE STABLE 50 – 41 BASCULE ABSOLUTE*, OBSTACLE, OSCULATE* 60
9 LOCEFNOIL COLON 50 – 47 COLLIE COLONEL* 67
10 25 10 2 4 1 5 → 892 895 50 – 54 893
(10 − 1) × 25 × 4 − 5 − 2

CV: 892 = ((10 − 1) × 25 − 2) × 4

77
TTT CRUMBCUE It's a fruit. I repeat, it's a fruit. CUCUMBER
11 DATEQDIVS DATIVES 57 – 61 DATIVES ADVISED* 84
12 TRGAEULDS SUGARED 64 – 61 GUARDS GESTURAL* 92
13 RINUSEMRN MINERS 64 – 68 INSURER RUNNERS*, RUNNIER, SUNNIER*, UNRISEN* 99
14 25 7 7 2 4 10 → 397 397
(2 × 7 + 25) × 10 + 7
74 – 68 396


109
15 INVERGUNN UNNERVING
(1.75 seconds)
84 – 68 119
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