Episode 2418

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Episode 2418 was broadcast on 21 December 1998, and was the third quarter-final of Series 39.

Vic Foster played Andrew Lucas, with Andrew Lucas winning 46 – 36, after a tie-break conundrum. The Dictionary Corner guest was Gloria Hunniford, and the lexicographer was Mark Nyman.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Vic Foster Score Andrew Lucas Others Max.
1 SNDOEFPIE POISED 6 – 6 OPENED DEFINES*, EPISODE, PEONIES*, SPONDEE 7
2 HRNAUJDOE ADJOURN 13 – 6 ajourned ☓ RONDEAU*, UNHEARD 14
3 NDRLAOIPA PARDON 13 – 14 PARANOID PARLANDO*, PRANDIAL* 22
4 7 5 1 4 1 3 → 488 13 – 14

CV: 488 = (4 × 3 × 5 + 1) × (7 + 1)

32
5 SNXEATSEW SENATES 20 – 14 WASTES ENTASES*, SENSATE*, WETNESS 39
6 LCAOMTIGU GLOAT 20 – 20 ATOMIC COMITAL* 46
7 WRLEANRAO WARREN 26 – 26 LOANER AREOLAR 53
8 100 5 10 1 4 2 → 266 264 26 – 36 266
(100 − 10) × (2 + 1) − 4


63
9 SAUCIMOLI MALICIOUS
(10.5 seconds)
36 – 36 73
TB POSTPILES 36 – 46 SLOPPIEST
(17.75 seconds)
73
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