Episode 3999

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Episode 3999 was broadcast on 3 January 2006, as part of Series 54.

John Josephs played Christine Armstrong, with Christine Armstrong winning 83 – 63. The Dictionary Corner guest was Eric Knowles, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection John Josephs Score Christine Armstrong Others Max.
1 DRLEOEDSG SOLDERED 8 – 0 SLEDGED DESOLDER* 8
2 NTWAEAMEC MENACE 14 – 0 MEANT CATENAE*, EMANATE*, ENEMATA*, MANATEE 15
3 SRTAOEKGN STRANGE 21 – 7 ORANGES NEGATORS*, RAGSTONE 23
4 PLSOEATIN APOSTLE 21 – 15 PLAINEST SEALPOINT 41
5 75 2 10 9 10 2 → 140 140
75 × 2 − 10
31 – 25 140
(75 − 10 ÷ 2) × 2


51
TTT BABSCAGE Green leaves, but not greensleeves. CABBAGES
6 DRYAOEFIR DAIRY 31 – 31 FRAYED FOREYARD* 59
7 NLNEIEDVA DENIAL 31 – 38 ENLIVEN ADENINE*, ANNELID, LINDANE*, LIVENED 66
8 SRPEIONES ROPINESS 39 – 46 RIPENESS ISOPRENE*, PIONEERS, RESPONSE* 74
9 THPOAELRT PRATTLE 46 – 53 PRATTLE HOTPLATE*, PLETHORA 82
10 4 9 2 3 10 2 → 324 324
(10 × 3 + 2 + 4) × 9
56 – 63 324
(10 × 3 + 2 + 4) × 9


92
TTT CORRYSET The art of nip and tuck without surgery. CORSETRY
11 CJHAIERTU HAIRCUT 63 – 63 CHEAT THERIAC 99
12 PDMEOAZGI MOPED 63 – 69 POMADE EPIZOA, GIMPED*, IMAGED*, MAGPIE* 105
13 TSNAOESBC BOASTS 63 – 76 BEACONS CONTESSA 113
14 100 5 6 3 10 9 → 748 749 ☓ 63 – 83 747
(100 + 6) × (10 − 3) + 5

CV: 748 = (100 − 3 × 6) × 9 + 10

123
15 MICROPANG
(5.5 seconds)
63 – 83 COMPARING 133
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