Episode 2420

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Episode 2420 was broadcast on 23 December 1998, and was the first semi-final of Series 39.

Terry Knowles played Richard Saldanha, with Richard Saldanha winning 51 – 41. The Dictionary Corner guest was Gloria Hunniford, and the lexicographer was Mark Nyman.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Terry Knowles Score Richard Saldanha Others Max.
1 RYAFONREC CRAYON 0 – 7 FORERAN ERRANCY* 7
2 JGTAOILQY GLOAT 5 – 12 GLOAT GALIOT 13
3 SEDAGWOSN WAGONS 5 – 19 DOSAGES 20
4 3 6 1 5 8 10 → 156 156
3 × 5 × 10 + 6
15 – 29 156
3 × 5 × 10 + 6


30
5 SLRUEEXLO SELLER 21 – 35 SELLER LUREXES 37
6 ITHRAKMER MARKET 27 – 41 MARKET ARTIER*, HERMIT, KERRIA*, MARKER, MATIER*, MITHER*, RATHER*, REMARK*, THIRAM*, TRIMER* 43
7 CLGIEAPSB SPECIAL 34 – 41 PLACES PELAGIC 50
8 25 7 7 3 6 8 → 670 674
(7 × 3 + 6) × 25 − (8 − 7)
41 – 41 675

CV: 670 = (25 + 7) × 7 × 3 − (8 − 6)

60
9 THERMODOG 41 – 51 GODMOTHER
(1.75 seconds)
70
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