Episode 1998

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Episode 1998 was broadcast on 5 May 1997, as part of Series 35.

Devansh Trehan played Dag Griffiths, with Dag Griffiths winning 66 – 29. The Dictionary Corner guest was Angela Rippon, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Devansh Trehan Score Dag Griffiths Others Max.
1 MINTOAYNI mantain ☓ 0 – 6 NATION ANTIMONY, ANTINOMY* 8
2 DLTSEOINE LISTENED 0 – 24 DELETIONS 26
3 PIWNUERQG PUNIER 6 – 30 WINGER GUINEP*, PINGER, PURINE*, RUEING*, UNRIPE* 32
4 9 6 8 7 9 10 → 947 6 – 37 948
(9 × 9 + 6 + 7) × 10 + 8

CV: 947 = (10 × 8 + 6 × 9) × 7 + 9

42
5 LDSHAOETW SHOALED 13 – 44 LOATHED LOATHES*, SHAWLED*, SWATHED*, WALDOES* 49
6 XLOTAEKHI exhale ☓ 13 – 50 LOATHE EOLITH*, HALITE*, OXTAIL, TALKIE* 55
7 JPSGEAERC PAGERS 19 – 56 GREASE ESCAPER*, JAEGERS*, PRESAGE 62
8 75 9 8 6 9 3 → 825 825
(8 + 3) × 75
29 – 66 825
(8 + 3) × 75


72
9 LIVESTEED 29 – 66 deletives ☓
(5 seconds)
TELEVISED 82
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