Episode 2488

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Episode 2488 was broadcast on 29 March 1999, as part of Series 40.

Nancy Roberts played Philip Rees, with Nancy Roberts winning 43 – 31. The Dictionary Corner guest was Marc Freden, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Nancy Roberts Score Philip Rees Others Max.
1 CNWAESCUN WANES 5 – 0 sauces ☓ NUANCES 7
2 NMDAIERTA MANDATE 12 – 7 TRAINED MARINATED 25
3 RVHOEPGAR HOVER 17 – 12 HOVER GHERAO*, GOPHER*, GRAVER, GROPER*, HARPER* 31
4 100 25 5 5 2 2 → 679 680
100 × (5 + 2) − 25 + 5
24 – 12 675

CV: 680 Best: 679 = (100 + 2 − 5) × (5 + 2)

41
SST GLIBNESS BLESSING
5 LSZIOGERJ OGRES 29 – 17 GIRLS GLORIES 48
6 TLVIESPAK TALKIES 36 – 17 STAPLE ESTIVAL, PLATIES*, TALIPES* 55
7 RTDEUOMLI MOULTED 43 – 24 MOULDER MOULDIER 63
8 25 5 10 9 10 4 → 413 43 – 31 414
(10 + 10 − 6) × 25 + 9 + 5

CV: 413 = (25 + 10 + 5) × 10 + 9 + 4

73
9 TITCHRACE 43 – 31 ARCHITECT 83
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