Episode 3988

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Episode 3988 was broadcast on 8 December 2005, as part of Series 54.

Clive Johnson played Brendan Duke, with Clive Johnson winning 75 – 74. The Dictionary Corner guest was Richard Digance, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Clive Johnson Score Brendan Duke Others Max.
1 CMTHUELOA LOCATE 6 – 6 LOCATE CALUMET*, LEUCOMA* 7
2 SENIRELQT STERILE 13 – 13 TENSILE ENLISTER, LISTENER 15
3 BSNMUIELN SLIME 13 – 20 BUNNIES NUMBLES*, SUBLIME 22
4 SADITONRF RATIONS 20 – 20 ordinats ☓ INTRADOS 30
5 3 1 4 6 100 75 → 860 20 – 20

CV: 860 = (75 + 1) × (6 + 4) + 100

40
TTT SETGNOME GEMSTONE
6 TEHUSODPS SHOUTED 27 – 27 SHOUTED STOUSHED* 48
7 CRFDEAEGV regrade ☓ 27 – 33 CRAVED DEFACER*, REFACED 55
8 SIROJANLE JAILERS 34 – 40 JAILERS AILERONS, ALIENORS*, ROSALINE* 63
9 DSYRUTAIP PASTRY 40 – 46 AUDITS DISRUPT, DRYSUIT*, DYSURIA, SATYRID*, UPSTAIR* 70
10 2 8 1 3 4 25 → 855 854
(8 × 4 + 2) × 25 + 3 + 1
47 – 53 856
(25 × 4 + 3 × 2 + 1) × 8

CV: 855 = (25 × 4 − (3 + 2)) × (8 + 1)

80
TTT TENGRAMS GARMENTS
11 ETDOKPWED DEPOT 52 – 58 DOPED DOWTED* 86
12 RAMIROBNA BARMAN 58 – 64 BARMAN AIRMAN, ANOMIA*, BARRIO, MANOIR*, MARARI*, MARINA, MARRON*, MINBAR* 92
13 LMSGEOETR METEORS 65 – 64 molters ☓ MOLESTER 100
14 9 5 9 3 4 75 → 290 290
75 × 4 − 5 × (3 − 9 ÷ 9)
75 – 74 290
75 × 4 − 5 × (3 − 9 ÷ 9)


110
15 MENTHULIC 75 – 74 LUNCHTIME 120
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