Episode 2161

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Episode 2161 was broadcast on 18 December 1997, and was the second semi-final of Series 37.

Ray McPhie played Ruth Collier, with Ray McPhie winning 53 – 38. The Dictionary Corner guest was Gyles Brandreth, and the lexicographer was Mark Nyman.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Ray McPhie Score Ruth Collier Others Max.
1 YNMTYEUET TEENY 5 – 5 ENEMY NETTY*, NEUME*, NUTTY, TENET, TUTEE*, UNMET* 5
2 BKPSRAIOG SPARK 10 – 10 SPARK BIOGAS*, GARBOS*, GOPAKS*, GOPIKS*, ISOBAR*, KAIROS*, OKAPIS, PAGRIS* 11
3 WNGRJEOCA ORANGE 16 – 16 ORANGE WAGONER 18
4 50 7 1 4 3 4 → 542 542
(7 + 1 + 3) × 50 − (4 + 4)
26 – 16 541


28
5 STSDUIALN stasis ☓ 26 – 24 SUNDIALS DUALISTS*, STUNSAIL* 36
6 ZDNTLIEDI TIDDLE 26 – 31 INDITED 43
7 FDRLOUEMA MODULAR 33 – 38 FLOURED DREAMFUL, FORMULAE, FUMAROLE* 51
8 100 10 6 10 8 7 → 548 548
(100 − 10) × 6 + 8
43 – 38 545


61
9 INTRIKISM MINISKIRT
(2.5 seconds)
53 – 38 71
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