Episode 2526

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Episode 2526 was broadcast on 20 May 1999, as part of Series 40.

Peter Hutchings played Jimmy Neil, with Peter Hutchings winning 21 – 11. The Dictionary Corner guest was Magnus Magnusson, and the lexicographer was Hannah Robertson.

This game is notable for two reasons — 21 was by some way, the lowest winning score under the 9 round format, and the combined aggregate score of 32 is the lowest combined score in said format. This is also one of the very few games in which a contestant won, let alone became an octochamp, despite having three disallowed words in one game.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Peter Hutchings Score Jimmy Neil Others Max.
1 SCDEOIPRE scraped ☓ 0 – 0 recopied ☓ PERCOIDS*, PRECISED, PROCEEDS* 8
2 NADETLGEM LAMENTED 8 – 0 MANGLED DETANGLE* 16
3 STIANMEBU ambients ☓ 8 – 0 untames ☓ BITUMENS 24
4 25 6 8 9 8 10 → 906 881 8 – 0

CV: 906 = 9 × 8 ÷ (10 − 8) × 25 + 6

34
SST PEARPANT APPARENT
5 KRIANQEWG WEARING 15 – 0 WAGER WREAKING 42
6 NSBOAVEZA zoaves ☓ 15 – 5 BONES BEANOS*, BONZES 48
7 YTRIONECG TRYING 21 – 11 CORING GERONTIC* 56
8 50 4 1 9 1 6 → 883 21 – 11

CV: 883 = (50 − 1) × (6 − 4) × 9 + 1

66
9 LATINBOAT
(2 seconds)
21 – 11 BATTALION 76
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