Episode 2772

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Episode 2772 was broadcast on 11 May 2000, as part of Series 42.

Davina Forrester played John Barnes, with Davina Forrester winning 57 – 29. The Dictionary Corner guest was Lesley Graham, and the lexicographer was Mark Nyman.

For reasons unknown, this episode's conundrum scramble did not turn over and become displayed until the clock had already been ticking for 2 seconds.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Davina Forrester Score John Barnes Others Max.
1 SRYIECMAU SAUCER 0 – 7 SAUCIER CAESIUM, MURICES*, URAEMIC* 7
2 OEJGSTOXT STOOGE 6 – 7 GOOSE 13
3 GMDUESPAI SPIED 11 – 7 impage ☓ DUMPIES*, GAUDIES*, GUIMPES*, MAGPIES 20
4 100 75 9 3 1 3 → 717 709
(3 + 3 + 1) × 100 + 9
16 – 12 709
(3 + 3 + 1) × 100 + 9

CV: 717 = (75 − 3) × (9 + 1) − 3

30
5 FEIADGDNL LEADING 23 – 19 LEADING FINAGLED 38
6 SUZTEARWE SWEATER 30 – 19 WATERS AUSTERE 45
7 VLRAEIONS RAVINES 37 – 19 RAVENS VERSIONAL 63
8 100 9 6 1 3 5 → 800 800
(5 + 3) × 100
47 – 29 800
(9 − 1) × 100


73
9 NITROTREV INTROVERT
(5.5 seconds)
57 – 29 83
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