Episode 2423

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Episode 2423 was broadcast on 28 December 1998, as part of Series 40.

Glynn Leaney played Luke Living, with Glynn Leaney winning 62 – 61. The Dictionary Corner guest was Stephen Fry, and the lexicographer was Mark Nyman.

Round 1 of this game marks the only known time that a nine-letter word has been spotted in the very first round of a series.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Glynn Leaney Score Luke Living Others Max.
1 NCETIDOFE DEFECTION 18 – 18 DEFECTION 18
2 WRONISWDA INROADS 25 – 18 RADIOS WINDROWS* 26
3 CVULEBARG CURABLE 32 – 18 VULGAR 33
4 7 10 5 4 8 4 → 620 32 – 28 620
((4 + 4) × 8 − (7 − 5)) × 10


43
5 CNEDSNIAM SCANNED 39 – 35 SCANNED AMNESIC*, CANDIES, CANINES*, CINEMAS, INCASED*, MAIDENS, MANNIES*, MEDIANS*, MEDINAS*, NANCIES*, SIDEMAN* 50
6 SLERIYATQ RETAILS 46 – 35 TRAILS IRATELY*, REALIST*, REALITY, SALTIER*, SALTIRE*, SLATIER*, TRYSAIL* 57
7 DOSETJISH TOSSED 52 – 41 HOSTED HOISTED, HOSTIES*, JOISTED 64
8 25 7 4 3 8 5 → 342 342
(7 + 3 + 4) × 25 − 8
62 – 51 342
(8 + 5) × 25 + 3 × 7 − 4


74
9 EGGWHINNI 62 – 61 WHINGEING
(2.25 seconds)
84


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