Episode 2796

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Episode 2796 was broadcast on 22 June 2000, and was the second semi-final of Series 42.

Michael Calder played Terence O'Farrell, with Michael Calder winning 55 – 40. The Dictionary Corner guest was Joan Bakewell, and the lexicographer was Damian Eadie.

NOTE: The conundrum was illegal as SCRAP HEAP is listed in the dictionary as 2 words.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Michael Calder Score Terence O'Farrell Others Max.
1 NWAONTEVA OVATE 0 – 6 WANTON NEWTON*, NOVATE*, NOVENA 6
2 SDUECXOAY CAUSED 6 – 12 CAUSED CAUDEX*, CAUSEY*, CAYUSE*, COAXED, COAXES*, COUDES*, DECAYS*, DECOYS, ESCUDO*, EXODUS*, SAUCED* 12
3 IEATBRPGO BOATER 12 – 12 PRATE BEARPIT, GOATIER*, PORTAGE*, POTAGER*, PROBATE 19
4 100 6 10 9 10 3 → 397 397
(10 − 6) × 100 − 3
22 – 22 397
(10 − 6) × 100 − 3


29
5 RCIESLMOT MORTICES 30 – 22 CRIMES CLOISTER*, CORTILES*, CORMLETS*, COSTLIER 37
6 BJRNUEQID INJURED 37 – 22 BURIED 44
7 TNAEFKISL LANKIEST 45 – 30 INFLATES FLAKIEST* 52
8 100 3 1 5 5 9 → 626 626
(100 + 5) × (9 − 3) − (5 − 1)
55 – 40 626
(9 − 3) × 100 + 5 × 5 + 1


62
9 PAPERCASH 55 – 40 SCRAPHEAP 72
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