Episode 2271

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Episode 2271 was broadcast on 28 May 1998, as part of Series 38.

Jill Bright played Wilma Anscombe, with Jill Bright winning 81 – 38. The Dictionary Corner guest was Merrill Thomas, and the lexicographer was Mark Nyman.

Bright spotted two nine-letter words to lead 36 – 0 after two rounds and had 81 points before the conundrum, but it was Anscombe who solved it. Had Bright gotten it, she would have scored 91 points, the highest score of the 9 round era. This was the first known occurrence of a "flake" — two consecutive nine-letter word spots (named after the 99 Flake ice cream confection).

Rounds

Rnd Selection Jill Bright Score Wilma Anscombe Others Max.
1 RLTRIOESE LOITERERS 18 – 0 RIOTERS 18
2 CLSIAENMU CALUMNIES 36 – 0 MENIALS MASCULINE 36
3 OAEGRHSQA ASHORE 42 – 6 ASHORE AGAROSE*, GHERAOS 43
4 50 2 10 2 3 9 → 527 527
(50 + 2) × 10 + 9 − 2
52 – 16 527
50 × 10 + 9 × 3


53
5 BXBIOANGE EBBING 58 – 22 BOXING BEGONIA, BOGBEAN* 60
6 DOTEMGIPD MIDGET 64 – 28 MIDGET DEMIGOD 67
7 MVRUAESTE MATURES 71 – 28 MUSTER AUSTERE*, MEASURE, STEAMER, STRUMAE*, VESTURE* 74
8 50 8 7 4 4 1 → 367 367
7 × 50 + 8 + 4 + 4 + 1
81 – 28


84
9 ARIDGIANT 81 – 38 RADIATING
(4.25 seconds)
94
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