Episode 3996

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Episode 3996 was broadcast on 20 December 2005, as part of Series 54.

Marie Hayden played Sue Alexander, with Sue Alexander winning 89 – 84. The Dictionary Corner guest was Clare Balding, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Marie Hayden Score Sue Alexander Others Max.
1 RSLOAIHYN HAIRS 0 – 7 HOARILY HIROLAS, HORNILY*, HORSILY*, LINHAYS* 7
2 EOEKMDSJA MASKED 6 – 13 MASKED OEDEMA, SEAMED*, SMOKED, SOAKED* 13
3 CRNIAETPD DIPTERAN 14 – 13 CAPRINE PREDICANT 31
4 OIANLTDTE DELATION 22 – 21 DELATION ANTIDOTE, TETANOID*, TONALITE* 39
5 100 3 4 4 5 6 → 966 966
(100 − 3) × (6 + 4) − 4
32 – 21 965


49
TTT DIEBOSSY DISOBEYS
6 AEAFSTDWI WAISTED 39 – 28 WAISTED AWAITED* 56
7 MFROAETNR FORMATE 46 – 35 FOREMAN REFORMAT* 64
8 AEULSNMSE MALENESS 54 – 43 LAMENESS MANELESS*, NAMELESS, SALESMEN 72
9 DRGOEIPBN PROBING 61 – 50 PROBING BOINGED, ERODING*, GROINED*, IGNORED*, PIROGEN*, PODGIER*, PONGIER*, PRONGED*, REDOING* 79
10 5 6 7 10 7 9 → 782 779
(5 + 6) × 10 × 7 + 9
68 – 57 779
(5 + 6) × 10 × 7 + 9

CV: 780 Best: 782 = (6 × 5 + 7 + 9) × (10 + 7)

89
TTT NIGHTCAT CHATTING
11 TSTUEIQLS QUESTS 68 – 65 LUSTIEST 97
12 EIARMSVZP VARIES 68 – 73 VAMPIRES 105
13 XPHROIOCE HEROIC 74 – 79 HOOPER EXOPHORIC* 123
14 7 2 9 5 2 6 → 608 608
(6 × 9 + 7) × 5 × 2 − 2
84 – 79 608 ☓


133
15 MINGLYCOP imploying ☓
(3.5 seconds)
84 – 89 COMPLYING
(4.75 seconds)
143
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