Episode 2289

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Episode 2289 was broadcast on 23 June 1998, and was the fourth quarter-final of Series 38.

Gerry Pearce played John Ashmore, with John Ashmore winning 71 – 61, after a tie-break conundrum. The Dictionary Corner guest was Geoffrey Durham, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Gerry Pearce Score John Ashmore Others Max.
1 WHPGAIEGN HEAPING 7 – 7 HEAPING GAWPING 7
2 FREOMRAST FOREMAST 15 – 15 FOREMAST REFORMATS 25
3 BYGKEIESR GREBES 21 – 21 BIKERS BIGEYES* 32
4 100 25 50 7 5 7 → 359 358 21 – 31 359
50 × 7 + 100 ÷ 25 + 5


42
5 TRAYOMDIV VOTARY 27 – 37 VOTARY ADROIT*, DAIMYO*, DIATOM*, MYRIAD* 48
6 NRLNAUEAL ANNULAR 34 – 44 ANNULAR UNLEARN 55
7 DELGATODI GLOATED 41 – 51 GLOATED DELTOID*, DILATED, GLADDIE*, GODETIA, LIGATED*, TOADIED* 62
8 75 6 5 8 4 7 → 208 208
(8 − 5) × 75 − (4 + 6 + 7)
51 – 61 208
(4 × 5 + 6) × 8


72
9 HOSESHERO HORSESHOE
(2.25 seconds)
61 – 61 82
TB DENPROVES 61 – 71 OVERSPEND
(6.5 seconds)
82
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