Episode 2122

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Episode 2122 was broadcast on 24 October 1997, as part of Series 37.

Brett Smitheram played Betty Cunningham, with Brett Smitheram winning 55 – 29. The Dictionary Corner guest was Angela Rippon, and the lexicographer was Anna Eaton.

NOTE: The conundrum was illegal as EYESHADOW was listed in the 9th edition of the ODE as two words (although in more recent editions it is listed as both formats). Dictionary Corner also made an error in the opening round, accepting Brett's offering of BRITCHES. As a result, Brett was leading by 34 – 0 at half time; however, the scores were adjusted at the beginning of the second half after Anna Eaton discovered during a break in filming that BRITCHES was illegal as it was only listed as in the US slang term "little britches", which meant that the second half stared with Brett leading by 26 – 6. Neither of these errors affected the outcome of the game.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Brett Smitheram Score Betty Cunningham Others Max.
1 CSBEAIHTR britches ☓ 0 – 6 BREATH CHARIEST*, THERIACS* 8
2 DLDEUREST RESULTED 8 – 6 RESTED DELUSTRED 26
3 PVTIEADOS ADOPTIVE 16 – 6 STAVED DIOPTASE* 34
4 75 7 6 10 4 4 → 183 183
(6 − 4) × 75 + 10 × 4 − 7
26 – 6 184


44
5 RLNREOELN ROLLER 32 – 12 ROLLER RELLENO* 51
6 FNFAEIVRG FEARING 39 – 19 FEARING GIRAFFE*, REAVING*, VINEGAR 58
7 NSLGUODEK LODGES 45 – 19 lunked ☓ DONGLES*, GULDENS*, KLUDGES*, LOUDENS*, LOUNGED*, LOUNGES*, NODULES 65
8 100 1 9 1 5 7 → 650 648 45 – 29 650
(7 − 1) × 100 + (9 + 1) × 5


75
9 WEEDSAHOY EYESHADOW
(28.5 seconds)
55 – 29 85
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