Episode 2550

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Episode 2550 was broadcast on 23 June 1999, and was the first semi-final of Series 40.

Peter Hutchings played Terence English, with Terence English winning 67 – 30. The Dictionary Corner guest was Martin Jarvis, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Peter Hutchings Score Terence English Others Max.
1 SNOUGELIM LOUNGES 7 – 7 LOUNGES EMULSION*, LIGNEOUS, MULESING* 8
2 GRTYAEIDX TRAGEDY 14 – 14 GYRATED DIETARY 15
3 EUJBASNEC SEANCE 14 – 21 ABSENCE CAUBEENS* 23
4 50 10 2 10 7 5 → 890 898 14 – 28 888
(10 + 10 − 2) × 50 − 7 − 5

CV: 890 = (7 + 2) × 10 ÷ 5 × 50 − 10

33
SST VARIETESS ASSERTIVE
5 TVRMOEUDZ turved ☓ 14 – 34 DEVOUT DETOUR, DEVOUR*, ROUTED*, TOURED* 39
6 LPSOITANR spilant ☓ 14 – 41 PORTALS PLASTRON* 47
7 YLCHEIEPM LYCHEE 20 – 47 LYCHEE CLYPEI*, CYPHEL*, LICHEE* 53
8 50 5 2 3 2 4 → 601 601
3 × 4 × 50 + 2 ÷ 2
30 – 57 601
3 × 4 × 50 + 2 ÷ 2


63
9 IAINSHORT 30 – 67 HISTORIAN
(2.5 seconds)
73
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