Episode 2222

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Episode 2222 was broadcast on 20 March 1998, as part of Series 38.

Jean Gallacher played Alex Davis, with Jean Gallacher winning 50 – 32. The Dictionary Corner guest was Jan Harvey, and the lexicographer was Mark Nyman.

NOTE: Gallacher won the game after Davis mispronounced the crucial conundrum PROBOSCIS with three seconds left, which Gallacher then solved as soon as the clock was restarted. Gallacher admitted there and then that she would not have been able to give the correct answer had Davis not buzzed in first. At the beginning of the next episode, Mark Nyman revealed that it was decided that this had been a bad call, as Davis had technically not given an incorrect answer, only a mispronunciation of an obscure word, and therefore the final score should have been 42 - 40 in Davis' favour. As a result, Davis was given another opportunity in the following series later in the year.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Jean Gallacher Score Alex Davis Others Max.
1 GBYAOSUER BROGUES 7 – 0 BARGES BORAGES, BUOYAGE*, ROSEBAY* 7
2 NWTIALTIO TALON 12 – 5 TOTAL NOTITIA* 14
3 LZNEAPRID PRALINE 19 – 12 PLAINER PLAINED*, PREDIAL* 21
4 50 100 2 4 1 1 → 539 19 – 12 539 ☓

CV: 539 = (100 − 2) × (4 + 1) + 50 − 1

31
5 RNCOUDKET TROUNCED 27 – 12 COUNTED UNCORKED 39
6 CWHEIESPG CHEEPS 33 – 18 PIECES ESCHEW*, SEICHE*, SPEECH*, SPECIE*, WEIGHS* 45
7 FRONAIPGT PARTING 40 – 25 PARTING FARTING*, INGRAFT*, ORATING*, PORANGI*, PORTING*, PRATING*, RAFTING 52
8 50 1 5 9 8 1 → 774 783 40 – 32 773
(50 + 1) × (9 + 1 + 5) + 8

CV: 774 = ((8 + 1) × (5 − 1) + 50) × 9

62
9 BOSSPORCI PROBOSCIS
(27.5 seconds)
50 – 32 prosbocis ☓
(27 seconds)
72
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