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Episode 3542

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Episode 3542 was broadcast on 28 August 2003, as part of Series 50.

Brian McKeon played Jim Bentley, with Jim Bentley winning 79 – 70. The Dictionary Corner guest was Pam Ayres, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Brian McKeon Score Jim Bentley Others Max.
1 MTCIAESLN CLIMATES 8 – 8 CLIMATES AILMENTS*, CLEMATIS, MANLIEST*, MESCALIN*, NEMATICS*, SEMANTIC 8
2 GWDAOIRLA gradial ☓ 8 – 8 grail ☓ AIRGLOW 15
3 TGMIAESKP MISTAKE 15 – 15 MISTAKE GAMIEST, MAGPIES, PASTIME, SIGMATE 22
4 HVNUEBIET VENUE 15 – 21 THIEVE HENBIT, THEINE* 28
5 100 4 9 8 7 6 → 106 106
100 + 6
25 – 31 106
100 + 6


38
TTT VERALAP It's all a fuss over nothing. PALAVER
6 RDIOECLRD COLDER 25 – 38 RIDDLER CODDLER 45
7 CSNMAEADO DEACONS 32 – 38 MASON ADENOMAS* 53
8 XRTAOALIP pilator ☓ 32 – 44 PORTAL PARTIAL, PATRIAL 60
9 SNFUOASRO FOURS 37 – 49 FAUNS SUNROOFS 68
10 75 3 9 8 7 4 → 303 303
75 × 4 + 3
47 – 59 303
75 × 4 + 3


78
TTT OVOSAME Gotta go quickly - bye! VAMOOSE
11 TGLUEIYDE DELUGE 53 – 65 GUILTY DILUTE*, DUGITE*, EDGILY*, ELUTED*, EYELID*, GLUTEI*, TELEDU* 85
12 HTPAEIRBE HEATER 53 – 72 BREATHE PEATIER*, PREHEAT*, PRITHEE* 92
13 FNJOEASSR REASONS 60 – 72 farness ☓ SENORAS* 99
14 75 3 7 8 1 8 → 802 809 60 – 79 799
(75 − 1) × (8 + 3) − 8 − 7

Best: 803 = 75 × 8 × 8 ÷ (7 − 1) + 3

106
15 TINYCRIES SINCERITY
(2 seconds)
70 – 79 116
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