Episode 2421

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Episode 2421 was broadcast on 24 December 1998, and was the second semi-final of Series 39.

Kate Ogilvie played Andrew Lucas, with Kate Ogilvie winning 52 – 39. The Dictionary Corner guest was Gloria Hunniford, and the lexicographer was Mark Nyman.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Kate Ogilvie Score Andrew Lucas Others Max.
1 MCWOEISXU cowies ☓ 0 – 5 COXES MISCUE 6
2 RVTAECGIL VERTICAL 8 – 5 GLACIER 14
3 PTOACNIDE CAPTIONED 26 – 23 CAPTIONED 32
4 6 3 1 9 1 6 → 254 252
(9 − 3 + 1) × 6 × 6
33 – 23 250

CV: 253 = (9 − 3 + 1) × 6 × 6 + 1
Best: 254 = (9 × 6 − 3) × (6 − 1) − 1

42
5 LNSIULFAZ SINFUL 39 – 29 SINFUL FINALS*, FLAILS*, FUSAIN*, INFALL*, INFULA*, INSULA*, LAZULI*, NULLAS*, ZILLAS* 48
6 SDBEIERSA BRAISED 46 – 29 sidebars ☓ BEARDIES*, DEBASERS*, SEABIRDS 56
7 LRNEOTMEI MENTOR 52 – 29 MOTLIER*, RETINOL, TEMENOI* 63
8 75 4 2 3 1 5 → 985 985 ☓ 52 – 39 985
(4 × 3 + 1) × 75 + 5 × 2


73
9 ANYCHIPIS 52 – 39 PHYSICIAN 83
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