Episode 2795

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Episode 2795 was broadcast on 21 June 2000, and was the first semi-final of Series 42.

David Ballheimer played John Hastings, with John Hastings winning 46 – 45. The Dictionary Corner guest was Joan Bakewell, and the lexicographer was Damian Eadie.

Rounds

Rnd Selection David Ballheimer Score John Hastings Others Max.
1 STAYLTEIR STATELY 7 – 0 statlier ☓ ALTERITY*, STRAITLY* 8
2 PNHAETZON PANTHEON 15 – 8 PANTHEON 16
3 MDUTLEHSI HUSTLED 22 – 15 MILDEST MUSTELID* 24
4 75 6 2 8 9 9 → 527 527
(9 − 2) × 75 + 8 − 6
32 – 25 527
(9 − 2) × 75 + 8 − 6


34
5 GVNAESFEG ENGAGES 39 – 25 FANGS AVENGES 41
6 FRISROSED DOSSIER 39 – 33 DROSSIER 49
7 LPWUIKCEG PICKLE 45 – 39 PICKLE 55
8 50 10 9 3 10 1 → 877 870 45 – 46 880
(3 × 9 + 10 + 1 + 50) × 10

CV: 874 Best: 877 = (10 × 10 + 3) × 9 − 50

65
9 RUPHCIDER herpicuder ☓
(28.75 seconds)
45 – 46 CHIRRUPED 75
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