Episode 2788

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Episode 2788 was broadcast on 7 June 2000, as part of Series 42.

Jim Ainsworth played Hilary Wignell, with Jim Ainsworth winning 52 – 31. The Dictionary Corner guest was Ned Sherrin, and the lexicographer was Damian Eadie.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Jim Ainsworth Score Hilary Wignell Others Max.
1 NERFWOKUS funkers ☓ 0 – 5 FROWN KNOWERS* 7
2 CTBMEIEBO EMETIC 6 – 11 EMETIC BECOME* 13
3 DANHPEZAT PANTED 12 – 17 PANTED ADNATE*, DAPHNE*, HAPTEN*, HEPTAD*, PEDANT*, PENTAD* 19
4 50 6 9 5 3 6 → 634 632
(6 + 6) × 50 + 9 × 3 + 5
19 – 24 636
(9 + 3) × 50 + 6 × 6

CV: 632 = (6 + 6) × 50 + 9 × 3 + 5
Best: 634 = (50 − 6) × (9 + 5) + 6 × 3

29
5 SNDSIEOPG DEPOSING 27 – 24 DISPOSE PODGINESS 47
6 RUVLNAITE INTERVAL 35 – 24 TRAVEL AVIRULENT* 65
7 RMCOEULHT RETOUCH 42 – 24 CLOTHE CHETRUM*, CHORTLE*, CLOTURE*, CORMLET*, COULTER*, LOUCHER*, MOUTHER*, TOUCHER 72
8 75 10 10 1 3 1 → 606 600 42 – 31 607
(10 − 1 − 1) × 75 + 10 − 3


79
9 CANDIGENT DECANTING
(4.75 seconds)
52 – 31 89
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