Episode 3989

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Episode 3989 was broadcast on 9 December 2005, as part of Series 54.

Clive Johnson played Alan Woodruff, with Clive Johnson winning 83 – 62. The Dictionary Corner guest was Jilly Cooper, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Clive Johnson Score Alan Woodruff Others Max.
1 RMVSEUANF FRAMES 6 – 0 MANSE FRAENUMS* 8
2 TISOTERIP POTTERS 13 – 7 POTTERS SPOTTIER 16
3 SENDANTOB BOASTED 20 – 14 BONNETS NOSEBAND 24
4 SEJIREGUH SHRUG 20 – 21 GUSHIER HEURIGE* 31
5 50 25 75 4 3 7 → 576 575
(7 + 3) × 50 + 75
27 – 28 575
50 × 3 × 4 − 25

CV: 576 = 7 × 75 + 50 + 4 − 3

41
TTT SANDGIRL A form of address used by a dame. DARLINGS
6 LEPOQESOT POOTLES 34 – 35 POOTLES 48
7 RHTRAEATL THREAT 40 – 41 RATHER RATTLER, TARTARE* 55
8 DEBIZEDUS bedizes ☓ 40 – 41 7 BEDSIDE*, BUDDIES 62
9 LXPDEAOTY PLATED 46 – 47 PLATED ADEPTLY*, TADPOLE 69
10 25 8 8 3 9 5 → 477 475
(8 + 8 + 3) × 75
53 – 47 476 ☓

Best: 477 = (25 + 5) × (8 + 8) − 3

79
TTT ALECHINS It's not dirty, but it's not spotless. CLEANISH
11 RSRTNEIOS 8 53 – 55 SORRIEST INTRORSE*, RESISTOR*, ROISTERS, SNORTERS 87
12 LANOKAREC ORACLE 59 – 55 clanker ☓ CORNEAL, EARLOCK* 94
13 WNGRIECOD WORDING 66 – 62 CROWING COWERING, CROWDING, DOWERING*, RECODING 102
14 25 3 5 5 8 10 → 501 500
(10 + 5 + 5) × 25
73 – 62

Best: 501 = ((25 + 10) × 5 − 8) × 3

112
15 RICKBINGE BICKERING
(1.25 seconds)
83 – 62 122
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