Episode 2345

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Episode 2345 was broadcast on 9 September 1998, as part of Series 39.

Neil Doherty played Bob Wright, with Neil Doherty winning 25 – 18. The Dictionary Corner guest was Barry Cryer, and the lexicographer was Anna Hall.

This episode's joint score of 43 points was at the time the lowest ever recorded (outside of Celebrity Countdown and other one-offs), until it was surpassed during the following series by a joint score of 32.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Neil Doherty Score Bob Wright Others Max.
1 DEOTWHETA HEATED 6 – 6 HEATED WHETTED 7
2 NHESUINZS SHUNS 6 – 12 SHINES SUNSHINE 15
3 YAORSCEGA scarey ☓ 6 – 12 scarey ☓ AGAROSE*, CARGOES*, CORSAGE, ROSACEA* 22
4 25 6 1 3 8 7 → 995 1000
(8 × 6 − (7 + 1)) × 25
13 – 12

CV: 995 = (8 × 25 − 1) × (7 − 6 ÷ 3)

32
5 PEICLBAWR bawler ☓ 13 – 18 WARBLE CALIBRE, CALIPER*, REPLICA 39
6 PKLOEVITE POLITE 19 – 18 plove ☓ PETIOLE, PIKELET* 46
7 CMUIJNTEY MUTINY 25 – 18 JUICY ENMITY*, INJECT, JITNEY*, MINUET*, MINUTE*, NICETY* 52
8 25 7 8 1 2 10 → 918 25 – 18

CV: 918 = (2 × 25 + 1) × (10 + 8)

62
9 STIRFRYLO frostily ☓
(2 seconds)
25 – 18 FLORISTRY 72
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