Episode 3998

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Episode 3998 was broadcast on 2 January 2006, as part of Series 54.

Nick Rafferty played John Josephs, with John Josephs winning 95 – 78. The Dictionary Corner guest was Eric Knowles, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Nick Rafferty Score John Josephs Others Max.
1 CTRWAEIPL CALIPER 0 – 8 PARTICLE PRELATIC* 8
2 NRFOEIZDR dronier ☓ 0 – 14 FROZEN DINERO*, DOZIER*, FINDER, FONDER, FRIEND*, IRONED*, IRONER* 14
3 SNTMAEOSD DAEMONS 7 – 21 MADNESS DAMSONS, DESMANS*, DONATES, ENDMOST*, MASONED*, NOSEMAS*, STAMENS*, TANDEMS* 21
4 STYEOAPDL STAPLED 14 – 28 STAPLED TADPOLES 29
5 75 5 4 2 8 3 → 230 230
75 × 3 + 5
24 – 38 230
75 × 3 + 5


39
TTT REBELCAT This item of jewellery might well be banned. BRACELET
6 HMPEIERTG TEMPER 30 – 38 GRIME EMPTIER*, PRITHEE* 46
7 NSDNAUOLB ABOUND 30 – 45 ABOUNDS BUSLOAD*, UNLOADS 53
8 PDNIEATGS PASTING 37 – 52 PAINTED SEDATING, STEADING* 61
9 CTRNEOEAS CENTRES 37 – 60 RESONATE ANCESTOR*, CAROTENE, ENACTORS*, NOTECASE*, SARCENET* 69
10 100 10 9 6 2 4 → 206 206
100 × 2 + 6
47 – 70 206
100 × 2 + 6


79
TTT LAYMAKER Well, this is nonsense! MALARKEY
11 NMRXEOIBS BONERS 53 – 70 bromines ☓ BONXIES*, BROMINE, MERINOS* 86
12 KTLSEOERC KESTREL 60 – 77 LOCKERS CORSELET, ELECTORS*, ELECTROS*, SELECTOR* 94
13 FTMRAIELA MATERIAL 68 – 85 MATERIAL 102
14 100 2 3 10 9 1 → 341 339 68 – 95 341
(100 + 10) × 3 + 9 + 2


112
15 DIETDOPES DEPOSITED
(7.25 seconds)
78 – 95 122
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