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Episode 3954

From Countdown

Episode 3954 was broadcast on 24 June 2005, and was the second quarter-final of Series 53.

Chris Hunt played John Mayhew, with John Mayhew winning 97 – 73. The Dictionary Corner guest was Philip Franks, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Chris Hunt Score John Mayhew Others Max.
1 RLCEIYPUS SPLICER 0 – 8 SURPLICE PLEURISY*, SPRUCELY* 8
2 NSBTOEUNT BONNETS 7 – 15 BUTTONS NEUSTON*, TENUTOS* 15
3 PTREFIEJV TRIPE 12 – 20 FIVER PEERIE*, PEEVER*, PRIVET, VERITE 21
4 MDLTIEOLG MILLED 18 – 26 MILLED MELILOT* 28
5 3 9 8 7 4 75 → 706 706
9 × 75 + 4 × 7 + 3
28 – 26


38
TTT SUSIDETT DUSTIEST
6 NSNRAEOGT ORANGES 35 – 26 stonerag ☓ NEGATORS, RAGSTONE, RESONANT* 46
7 KSARDMIER REMARKS 35 – 34 ADMIRERS DISARMER*, MARRIEDS 54
8 MBRCOAEZL CLAMBER 42 – 41 CLAMBER CEMBALO* 61
9 TPRAENPOR PRONATE 49 – 48 PARTNER OPERANT, PRAETOR*, PROPANE, PRORATE*, PROTEAN*, RAPPORT*, TRAPPER* 68
10 3 1 4 7 4 100 → 969 970
(100 − 3) × (7 + 4 − 1)
56 – 55 970
(100 − 3) × (7 + 4 − 1)

CV: 970 Best: 969 = (100 + 7 × 3) × (4 + 4) + 1

78
TTT OTHERFIT FORTIETH
11 DHTEISDUR thudders ☓ 56 – 63 RUDDIEST STURDIED* 86
12 THSEAIMQD ATHEISM 63 – 70 MISDATE SMITHED* 93
13 XTLEOGSIN extoling ☓ 63 – 77 SINGLET ENTISOL*, GLISTEN*, LEGIONS*, LENTIGO*, LINGOES*, LOGIEST*, LONGEST, ONLIEST*, TIGLONS*, TINGLES* 100
14 6 7 10 1 5 50 → 895 895
(10 + 7 + 1) × 50 − 5
73 – 87 895
(10 + 7 + 1) × 50 − 5


110
15 NEILSHERO 73 – 97 SHORELINE
(12.75 seconds)
120