Episode 2253

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Episode 2253 was broadcast on 4 May 1998, as part of Series 38.

Paul Miller played Alan Reynolds, with Alan Reynolds winning 57 – 42. The Dictionary Corner guest was Anne Gregg, and the lexicographer was Mark Nyman.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Paul Miller Score Alan Reynolds Others Max.
1 ABMOIRGET MIRAGE 6 – 6 TIMBER BERGAMOT* 8
2 MBNAUSENY BUSMAN 12 – 12 BUSMAN BYNAMES*, SUNBEAM 15
3 VUFIELKAD VALUED 18 – 18 FAILED AFIELD*, AUDILE*, FEUDAL*, FLAKED, FLUKED*, VAILED* 21
4 25 4 8 1 7 5 → 930 926
(5 × 7 + 8 ÷ 4) × 25 + 1
25 – 18 904

CV: 930 = (7 × 25 + 8 + 4 − 1) × 5

31
5 DTHIONLOU dilution ☓ 25 – 22 THIN HOLDOUT* 38
6 CEILTROSA astricle ☓ 25 – 30 CLOISTER SCLEROTIA*, SECTORIAL 56
7 RGLOEDANP DANGLER 32 – 37 PAROLED APRONED*, GNARLED*, GRAPNEL*, GROANED*, LEOPARD*, OPERAND*, PADRONE*, PERGOLA*, PLEDGOR*, PRANGED*, PRELOAD*, PRONGED* 63
8 50 6 10 8 4 3 → 289 289
50 × 6 − (8 + 3)
42 – 47 289
50 × 6 − (8 + 3)


73
9 DIETOFFER 42 – 57 FORFEITED
(14 seconds)
83
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