Episode 2381

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Episode 2381 was broadcast on 29 October 1998, as part of Series 39.

Richard Saldanha played Ross Mackenzie, with Richard Saldanha winning 54 – 44, after a tie-break conundrum. The Dictionary Corner guest was Alastair Stewart, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Richard Saldanha Score Ross Mackenzie Others Max.
1 BNRAOIVFS BRAINS 6 – 6 FAVORS INSOFAR 7
2 MEZODGDAT DAZED 11 – 11 DOZED DODGEM, DOTAGE*, GOADED*, GODDAM*, MOATED* 13
3 SYKIAISMH SMASH 16 – 16 AMISS SASHIMI 20
4 75 2 4 9 3 1 → 727 727
(75 − 2) × (9 + 1) − 3
26 – 16 726


30
5 ESYONLDEG SLEDGE 26 – 23 DONGLES DENSELY*, GEODESY, LEGENDS, NOSEYED* 37
6 LTGAEUFVH FLUTE 31 – 28 FAULT HATEFUL, VULGATE 44
7 TQEINWREL WINTER 37 – 34 WINTER ENTIRE, LENITE*, LIERNE*, LINTER*, NERITE*, RELENT, RELINE*, TRIENE*, TWINER*, WELTER, WIENER* 50
8 5 9 7 1 2 4 → 887 883
(5 × 2 + 4) × 7 × 9 + 1
44 – 34

CV: 880 Best: 888 = (9 × 4 + 1) × 2 × (7 + 5)

57
9 RUBALINGO 44 – 44 LABOURING
(4.25 seconds)
67
TB HEWERDIMP WHIMPERED
(1 second)
54 – 44 67
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