Episode 2853

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Episode 2853 was broadcast on 4 October 2000, as part of Series 43.

Murray Cooper played John Thompson, with John Thompson winning 42 – 36. The Dictionary Corner guest was Keith Barron, and the lexicographer was Catherine Clarke.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Murray Cooper Score John Thompson Others Max.
1 IEACNRTVL CANTER 6 – 6 CLARET CLARINET, INTERVAL, VERTICAL 8
2 BFWOIDHET TIDE 10 – 6 FEW HOWBEIT* 15
3 SPTKMEAIN PAINTS 10 – 13 MISTAKE MANKIEST, MISTAKEN, SNAKEPIT* 23
4 75 4 3 7 5 9 → 772 770
(7 + 3) × 75 + 4 × 5
17 – 13 764

CV: 772 = ((75 + 3) × 5 − 4) × (9 − 7)

33
5 DRYUOACSI SCOUR 22 – 18 RAIDS CARIOUS, CURIOSA*, DYSURIA*, SARCOID* 40
6 LSVWEOAGN WANGLES 29 – 18 GLOVES 47
7 JTEIARLMP PALMIER 36 – 25 TRAMPLE IMPALER*, LEMPIRA*, MALTIER*, PRIMATE 54
8 50 25 75 100 5 10 → 834 835 ☓ 36 – 32 830
75 × 10 + 50 + 25 + 5

CV: 835 = 10 × 75 + 100 − 25 + 50 ÷ 5
Best: 834 = ((100 + 25) × 50 + 5) × 10 ÷ 75

64
9 TRACYREES 36 – 42 SECRETARY
(8 seconds)
74
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