Episode 4000

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Episode 4000 was broadcast on 4 January 2006, as part of Series 54.

Christine Armstrong played Irene Lewis, with Christine Armstrong winning 89 – 52. The Dictionary Corner guest was Eric Knowles, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

In contrast to other "thousandth" episodes, the 4000 episode landmark was not mentioned on screen.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Christine Armstrong Score Irene Lewis Others Max.
1 RBTOEIDEQ BRIDE 0 – 7 ORBITED 7
2 SRMIAONFL NORMAL 6 – 13 FORMAL FORMALIN, INFORMAL 15
3 TSLEAEZAM AMAZES 6 – 20 TEAZLES MALEATES* 23
4 CSNBEIETU CUTIES 12 – 26 UNITES ENTICES 30
5 2 9 5 3 3 6 → 201 204
(9 × 5 − 3 × 3 − 2) × 6
19 – 26 201 ☓

CV: 201 = (3 × 6 + 3) × 2 × 5 − 9

40
TTT PLAYBRUT ABRUPTLY
6 PJNMEOUPT MUPPET 25 – 32 MUPPET UPTEMPO* 47
7 GLDEIAFDO FIDDLE 31 – 38 LODGED FOLIAGE* 54
8 SRPREOETA OPERATES 39 – 38 PORTERS PERORATES 72
9 HRNEIOMET MOTHIER 46 – 45 HEROINE THEREMIN, THERMION 80
10 25 9 2 8 2 4 → 585 587
((8 + 4) × 25 − 2) × 2 − 9
53 – 45

CV: 585 = ((8 + 2) × 4 + 25) × 9

90
TTT SHYMINCE CHIMNEYS
11 CNDAOENPI PANNED 59 – 45 pinced ☓ CANOPIED 98
12 SWXSAOETL LOWEST 65 – 45 tassle ☓ SLOWEST 105
13 RNCAOESHY RANCHES 72 – 52 CORNEAS ANCHORS, ARCHONS*, CANOERS*, CARNEYS*, CHENARS*, CHYRONS*, COARSEN*, CRAYONS*, HOARSEN*, NOSHERY*, OCHREAS*, ORACHES*, ROACHES*, SENHORA*, SYNCHRO* 112
14 75 7 5 4 10 9 → 189 188
(7 − 5) × (10 + 9 + 75)
79 – 52 173

CV: 189 = (9 + 7 − 5) × 10 + 75 + 4

122
15 RONCRINGE CORNERING
(3.25 seconds)
89 – 52 132
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