Episode 2778

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Episode 2778 was broadcast on 24 May 2000, as part of Series 42.

Peter McGuigan played Val Astles, with Peter McGuigan winning 69 – 28. The Dictionary Corner guest was Siân Lloyd, and the lexicographer was Mark Nyman.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Peter McGuigan Score Val Astles Others Max.
1 GRMAEQOWR WARMER 6 – 6 MARROW RAGWORM 7
2 LTNIEWUBE INLET 11 – 11 UNTIL BLEWIT*, ELUENT*, LENITE*, LUTEIN*, NEWBIE*, NIBLET*, NUBILE, UNBELT 13
3 TTAORHUDE throated ☓ 11 – 11 outheard ☓ AUTHORED 21
4 75 1 7 8 4 1 → 193 189
(1 + 1) × 75 + 4 × 8 + 7
18 – 18 189
(1 + 1) × 75 + 4 × 8 + 7

Best: 193 = 8 × 4 × (7 − 1)) + 1

31
5 NDLIEOTSE DELETIONS 36 – 18 DELETION 49
6 SMCAUILSE MUSICALS 44 – 18 SCALES MUSICALES 67
7 PVJAIDABM VAPID 49 – 18 DAMP BADAM* 72
8 100 1 2 4 8 2 → 229 229
2 × 100 + 4 × 8 − (2 + 1)
59 – 28 229
2 × 100 + 4 × 8 − (2 + 1)


82
9 NWGROOVER OVERGROWN
(2 seconds)
69 – 28 92
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