Episode 2679

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Episode 2679 was broadcast on 3 January 2000, as part of Series 42.

Helen Wrigglesworth played Joanna Newman, with Helen Wrigglesworth winning 53 – 40. The Dictionary Corner guest was Richard Digance, and the lexicographer was Mark Nyman.

Mark Nyman introduced the 10th edition of the Oxford Dictionary of English at the start of this game, mentioning that new words such as CYBERPUNK would now be allowed (though in fact a selection producing CYBERPUNK would be invalid as it has only two vowels). The new dictionary was however abandoned after only one day's filming, with the rest of Series 42 reverting to the 9th edition.

This was the first show of the 2000s decade and of the 21st century.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Helen Wrigglesworth Score Joanna Newman Others Max.
1 TGDIEALSO GLOATED 7 – 7 DILATES DIASTOLE*, DOGSTAIL*, GODETIAS*, GODLIEST*, ISOLATED, SODALITE* 8
2 IEEXPRKMA EXPIRE 13 – 13 EXPIRE EPIMERA*, PEAKIER 15
3 VGRCIEOAL CLOVER 13 – 20 GLACIER CALORIE*, CARIOLE*, CLAVIER*, GRACILE*, LORICAE* 22
4 25 100 10 1 8 5 → 943 938 13 – 27 942
(100 − 5) × 10 − 8

CV: 943 = (100 − 5) × 10 − 8 + 1

32
SST GLIBNESS BLESSING
5 UEINNSBCE BUNNIES 20 – 34 BUNNIES BENNIES*, INCENSE 39
6 DYTAOEWFI WAITED 26 – 40 WAFTED TIDEWAY 46
7 AENGMSOZA MANAGES 33 – 40 AMAZES AMAZONS, MANGOES*, SAMANGO*, SANGOMA* 53
8 75 7 6 5 1 10 → 429 429
75 × 6 − (10 + 5 + 7 − 1)
43 – 40 425


63
9 EQUALCRED LACQUERED
(11.25 seconds)
53 – 40 73


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