Episode 3975

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Episode 3975 was broadcast on 21 November 2005, as part of Series 54.

Daniel Peake played Ray Oakley, with Ray Oakley winning 78 – 70. The Dictionary Corner guest was Philip Franks, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Daniel Peake Score Ray Oakley Others Max.
1 YERTNOEPD ENTROPY 7 – 0 POETRY PENTODE*, PERENTY*, PORTEND, PRETEND*, RETYPED* 7
2 STLOASNIA STAINS 13 – 6 STAINS INSTALS*, SALINAS*, SOLATIA*, SONATAS, TONSILS* 14
3 ROMANMOEG MAROON 19 – 6 GNOME MONOGRAM, NOMOGRAM* 22
4 LSAUCBARE ABACUS 25 – 6 cablers ☓ CAESURAL 30
5 50 6 7 6 3 5 → 379 379 ☓ 25 – 16 379
(50 + 5) × 7 − 6


40
TTT SATINPOP Gives someone a job using their index finger. APPOINTS
6 JSRAESPOL SPEARS 31 – 22 SPARES REPOSALS* 48
7 TENIHSAZF FAINTS 31 – 29 HAZIEST FISHNET, HAFIZES*, ZANIEST, ZENITHS 55
8 DSECROIDE SCORED 31 – 36 DISCORD DECIDERS, DECODERS, DESCRIED* 63
9 TISEMTOQP POTTIES 38 – 43 POTTIES MOPIEST*, STOMPIE*, TIPTOES 70
10 50 9 1 7 4 5 → 588 583 38 – 53 588
(7 + 5) × 50 − (4 − 1 + 9)


80
TTT COSTPAIR They're soft, but not in the middle. APRICOTS
11 FINECMOWD CONFIDE 45 – 53 MOWED DEMONIC 87
12 GHEIRTDEA RIGHTED 52 – 60 HEARTED GAITERED, GATHERED, HERITAGE* 95
13 TINUDLETX UNTITLED 60 – 68 UNTITLED 103
14 50 1 10 9 8 9 → 897 897
(9 + 9) × 50 − 10 + 8 − 1
70 – 68 898


113
15 TOURFORCE 70 – 78 FORECOURT
(12.75 seconds)
123
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