Episode 3987

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Episode 3987 was broadcast on 7 December 2005, as part of Series 54.

Clive Johnson played Eileen Norris, with Clive Johnson winning 107 – 44. The Dictionary Corner guest was Richard Digance, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Clive Johnson Score Eileen Norris Others Max.
1 JGSINERPU PURSING 7 – 0 PRUNES JUNIPERS*, PERUSING 8
2 MLIPTEOYS simplest ☓ 7 – 6 SPOILT MILEPOST 16
3 GSTMEAIRO MIGRATES 15 – 6 grimest ☓ AMORTISE*, ATOMISER, ERGOTISM*, MAGISTER, STERIGMA* 24
4 HFECLORTA CHLORATE 23 – 6 FLOATER CHELATOR*, TROCHLEA* 32
5 100 25 6 3 3 5 → 139 139
100 + 25 + 6 + 5 + 3
33 – 6 140


42
TTT TIDYFINE Put a name to the flying object. IDENTIFY
6 MBIUSLNAE SALINE 39 – 6 busline ☓ BLUESMAN* 49
7 STQOTIAPD PATIOS 45 – 6 STAID ADOPTS*, DITTOS*, PATOIS, PITOTS*, PITTAS* 55
8 TZHEASROD ROASTED 52 – 13 THREADS DEARTHS*, EARSHOT*, HARDEST*, SHORTED, TORSADE*, TRASHED* 62
9 NXSLEAENT LEANEST 59 – 13 AXLES ANNEXES*, EXALTES*, LATEENS*, LATEXES, NEATENS* 69
10 100 75 10 5 6 9 → 372 372
75 × 5 − 9 + 6
69 – 23 372
75 × 5 − 9 + 6


79
TTT FLYDINER Amiable, like an unimportant football match. FRIENDLY
11 DRDOICSEF FODDERS 76 – 30 FODDERS DISCOED*, DISCORD*, FOREDID* 86
12 RVNAODGIE ADORING 83 – 37 READING ORGANDIE, RINGDOVE* 94
13 TDPRIAUKE PIRATED 90 – 37 TAPIR DIPTERA*, PARTIED, UPRATED* 101
14 75 25 1 3 8 5 → 474 475
(75 + 25) × 5 − 8 × 3 − 1
97 – 44 475
(75 + 25) × 5 − 8 × 3 − 1

CV: 474 = (8 − (5 − 3)) × 75 + 25 − 1

111
15 LONGFUNCI FLOUNCING
(14 seconds)
107 – 44 121
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