Episode 2510

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Episode 2510 was broadcast on 28 April 1999, as part of Series 40.

Stephen Dodds played Jenny Williamson, with Stephen Dodds winning 63 – 33. The Dictionary Corner guest was Tim Rice, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

In the Round 8 numbers game, the target and numbers selected are identical to those from Round 8 of Episode 999 in Series 19, disregarding their order. This is the first instance of a given numbers game coming up a second time, excluding games from the Countdown Masters.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Stephen Dodds Score Jenny Williamson Others Max.
1 SACDIEFRO CARDIES 7 – 0 FORCED IDOCRASE* 8
2 HQNEOIPTR POINTER 14 – 7 POINTER PHONIER, PROTEIN, REPOINT* 15
3 TDETAUMSF FASTED 20 – 13 MATTED DAFTEST, MUTATED, MUTATES*, SMUTTED*, STATUED* 22
4 25 10 9 4 8 6 → 942 938
4 × 25 × 9 + 6 × 8 − 10
27 – 13 948

CV: 942 = (9 × 25 + 10) × 4 + 8 − 6

32
SST RAMPYIR PRIMARY
5 RMYOEIVNS VINERY 33 – 19 SENIOR MERINOS*, VERISMO, VERSION 39
6 BANPERAGI REAPING 40 – 26 BEARING ANERGIA*, BARGAIN*, BRAAING*, PERGANA* 46
7 HWDEOESTA WASTED 46 – 26 estate ☓ HEADSET*, SWATHED*, SWEATED, TOWHEES 53
8 75 1 10 4 5 6 → 988 986
(10 + 4 − 1) × 75 + 6 + 5
53 – 33 986
(10 + 4 − 1) × 75 + 6 + 5

CV: 988 = (10 + 4 − 1) × (75 + 6 − 5)

63
9 DATEGUARD GRADUATED
(4.75 seconds)
63 – 33 73
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