Episode 1999

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Episode 1999 was broadcast on 6 May 1997, as part of Series 35.

Steve Dalton played Dag Griffiths, with Dag Griffiths winning 43 – 17. The Dictionary Corner guest was Angela Rippon, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

This episode's maximum score of 59 points is the joint-lowest 9-round max in recorded history, along with Episode 1211. The maximum score available from the numbers games is 7 points, the lowest ever.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Steve Dalton Score Dag Griffiths Others Max.
1 SSMOEUPNI SPOUSE 6 – 6 SUPINE MOPINESS 8
2 BTRBAEGAY GREAT 6 – 12 RABBET BARBET*, BARYTA*, BARYTE*, BETRAY, GRABBY*, GYRATE*, RATBAG* 14
3 TRDEIUCNZ CREDIT 12 – 12 UNDER INDUCER*, INTRUDE, UNTRIED 21
4 7 2 1 2 4 9 → 597 600 ☓ 12 – 19 600
(7 × 4 + 2) × 2 × (9 + 1)


28
5 SRFDIOAGE GRADES 12 – 26 FORAGED FIREDOGS* 36
6 VLHDOEOEN DELVE 17 – 26 hooved ☓ ELEVON*, HOONED*, LOONED*, NOODLE 42
7 PTGSAEREG GRAPES 17 – 33 PRESAGE GAGSTER*, PARGETS*, REPEATS*, RESTAGE*, SEPTAGE*, STAGGER 49
8 25 3 1 1 2 2 → 541 17 – 33

CV: 525 Best: 525 = 25 × 3 × ((2 + 1) × 2 + 1)

49
9 ROSECROPS 17 – 43 PROCESSOR
(4.5 seconds)
59
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