Episode 3990

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Episode 3990 was broadcast on 12 December 2005, as part of Series 54.

Clive Johnson played Brian Burdett, with Clive Johnson winning 87 – 52. The Dictionary Corner guest was Jilly Cooper, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Clive Johnson Score Brian Burdett Others Max.
1 TDNBAINOE BONNET 6 – 6 BANDIT ANOINTED, ANTINODE*, OBTAINED 8
2 STRFAEAMI FIRMEST 13 – 6 rafters ☓ FERMATAS* 16
3 NSVSAEDIB SAVED 13 – 13 INVADES VANESSID* 24
4 SRTREOUNS TOURERS 20 – 13 rousters ☓ SNORTERS*, TONSURES, TROUSERS 32
5 50 25 8 10 10 2 → 371 370
(25 + 10 + 2) × 10
27 – 20 372
50 × 8 − 10 ÷ 10 − 25 − 2

CV: 371 = (50 + 2) × 8 − 10 − 10 − 25

42
TTT RAREFIRS You wouldn't want to be in their shoes. FARRIERS
6 HQTGIOESL SLEIGHT 34 – 27 HOLIEST EOLITHS*, HOSTILE, LITHOES*, LOGIEST 49
7 PSTRAIELR TRAILERS 42 – 27 PLASTER PALTRIER*, PILASTER, PRETRIAL*, REPRISAL*, RETIRALS*, RETRIALS 57
8 HNKRAOALE RANKLE 48 – 33 HANKER KORHAAN* 64
9 CPTRIUASI SPRAT 48 – 40 PIRATIC PURISTIC* 72
10 25 75 9 2 10 6 → 199 199
(25 + 75) × 2 − (10 − 9)
58 – 40 200


82
TTT ROBSELMO Knickers in a twist? Use your loaf! BLOOMERS
11 TJRZOIEDL JILTED 64 – 46 JOLTED JOLTIER 89
12 YXPOAETDM POMADE 70 – 52 TAMPED MOATED*, TEAPOY*, YOMPED 95
13 NAFGMOESN MANGOES 77 – 52 GASMEN MANNOSE*, NONAGES* 102
14 100 2 6 4 9 6 → 451 451
4 × 100 + 9 × 6 − 6 ÷ 2
87 – 52 450


112
15 CANDIDIOT 87 – 52 didaction ☓
(6 seconds)
ADDICTION 122
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