Episode 2422

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Episode 2422 was broadcast on 25 December 1998, and was the Series 39 grand final.

Kate Ogilvie played Richard Saldanha, with Kate Ogilvie winning 83 – 81. The Dictionary Corner guest was Gloria Hunniford, and the lexicographer was Mark Nyman.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Kate Ogilvie Score Richard Saldanha Others Max.
1 LRSOAEDRV LOADERS 7 – 7 RELOADS ADORERS*, DROSERA*, DROVERS, LARDERS*, ORDEALS* 7
2 SGCEUIXLT UGLIEST 14 – 14 UGLIEST GLUIEST 14
3 8 10 4 10 7 3 → 724 724
7 × 10 × 10 + 8 × 3
24 – 24 724
7 × 10 × 10 + 8 × 3


24
4 GCSEAOJNI CEASING 31 – 31 CEASING COINAGES 32
5 TKNEIERNS TINKERS 38 – 38 TINKERS INTENSER, INTERNES 40
6 75 8 1 9 10 7 → 974 38 – 45 975
(9 − 7 + 10 + 1) × 75

Best: 974 = (8 + 10 ÷ (9 − 7)) × 75 − 1

50
7 INCAFINAL FINANCIAL
(4.75 seconds)
48 – 45 60
8 HTVOAINGR VOTING 54 – 45 hoaring ☓ GRAVITON 68
9 PBRAOEWDM WARPED 60 – 51 PROBED BROWED*, DAMPER, DEWORM*, MEADOW, PEROBA*, POMADE*, POWDER*, RADOME*, RAMPED*, ROAMED*, ROMPED, WARMED*, WORMED* 74
10 25 4 7 9 8 3 → 691 691
7 × 4 × 25 − 9
70 – 61 691
7 × 4 × 25 − 9


84
11 GZRAIEHMR MIRAGE 76 – 67 HAZIER ARMIGER*, GRAZIER 91
12 TBDUAELDM TUMBLED 83 – 74 TUMBLED MUTABLE* 98
13 5 8 3 3 4 9 → 821 83 – 81 822
(8 × 4 × 3 − 5) × 9 + 3

Best: 821 = (4 × 3 × 9 − 5) × 8 − 3

108
14 YULETIDER 83 – 81 ERUDITELY 118
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