Episode 3997

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Episode 3997 was broadcast on 21 December 2005, as part of Series 54.

Sue Alexander played Nick Rafferty, with Nick Rafferty winning 98 – 84. The Dictionary Corner guest was Eric Knowles, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Sue Alexander Score Nick Rafferty Others Max.
1 EAICSRNVP PRANCES 7 – 7 PINCERS ARSENIC, CAPRINE*, CARNIES*, CAVERNS*, CRAVENS*, INSCAPE*, PARVISE*, PRINCES*, RAVINES*, SCRAPIE*, SPACIER*, VARICES*, VISCERA* 7
2 GTHCUIEHW WEIGHT 13 – 13 HEIGHT EIGHTH* 13
3 AOASRTMLE MALATES 20 – 20 MORTALS ARMLETS*, MAESTRO, MALTASE*, MALTOSE, OATMEAL*, STROMAL*, TAMALES* 20
4 DNLRAIOFE FONDLER 27 – 20 flander ☓ FORELAND* 28
5 100 7 2 2 8 6 → 912 912
(7 + 2) × 100 + 6 × 2
37 – 30 912
(7 + 2) × 100 + 6 × 2


38
TTT KATYCASH HAYSTACK
6 NMRSUIOTE MINSTER 37 – 38 ROUTINES MISROUTE*, MOISTURE*, MOUNTERS, REMOUNTS, TERMINUS 46
7 IOESPNDPS disposes ☓ 37 – 44 POISED DOPINESS 54
8 KLDNAIERY RANKLED 44 – 51 RANKLED INLAYER*, KINDLER*, KNAIDEL*, LANKIER*, NAILERY*, NAKEDLY*, RANDILY*, READILY* 61
9 AUOBTGSQA QUOTAS 50 – 57 QUOTAS OUBAAS*, OUTGAS 67
10 100 8 8 2 6 7 → 756 756
(100 + 8) × 7
60 – 57 758


77
TTT MUDLORDS DOLDRUMS
11 IEIMSZNTR INTERIM 67 – 64 MINTIER INTERIMS, MINISTER 85
12 SDTXOAETN STATED 67 – 71 TOASTED ATTENDS*, DONATES, NOTATED, NOTATES*, SEXTANT* 92
13 UAOLTGDBE BLOATED 74 – 78 GLOATED BOULTED*, BOUTADE*, DOUBLET* 99
14 25 6 3 1 10 9 → 144 144
(25 − 1) × 6
84 – 88 144
25 × 6 − (9 − 3)


109
15 BROWNGIRO 84 – 98 BORROWING
(2.75 seconds)
119
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