Episode 2722

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Episode 2722 was broadcast on 2 March 2000, as part of Series 42.

Russell Gaines played Ken Glover, with Russell Gaines winning 60 – 28. The Dictionary Corner guest was Geoffrey Durham, and the lexicographer was Catherine Clarke.

In the Round 8 numbers game, the closest you could get to the target was 596 away, the greatest ever numerical difference between the target and the closest possible solution.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Russell Gaines Score Ken Glover Others Max.
1 TRHEILNAS HAILERS 7 – 7 LATHERS ENTHRALS*, ENTRAILS, HAIRNETS, INHALERS, LATRINES, RATLINES*, THERIANS*, TRENAILS* 8
2 EWOTRVESP PEWTERS 14 – 7 POWERS OVERSTEP 16
3 TGLAINXEP EXALTING 22 – 7 GELATIN PLEATING 24
4 50 1 3 7 2 9 → 494 494
(9 + 1) × 50 − 3 × 2
32 – 17 494
(9 + 1) × 50 − (7 − 3 + 2)


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SST VISVIRUNG SURVIVING
5 ORSEDGIDS DIGRESS 39 – 24 DIGRESS DODGERS, DODGIER*, DOSSIER, GODDESS, GROSSED*, SODGERS* 41
6 MTRAUICGE MIGRATE 46 – 24 matrice ☓ MURICATE* 49
7 ABYJOAMDU BODY 50 – 28 DUMB AMADOU 55
8 1 2 2 7 3 3 → 974 50 – 28 378

CV: 288 Best: 378 = 3 × 3 × 7 × 2 × (2 + 1)

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9 DINGIBUSS SUBSIDING
(15.25 seconds)
60 – 28 disputing ☓
(15 seconds)
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