Episode 2854

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Episode 2854 was broadcast on 5 October 2000, as part of Series 43.

John Thompson played Ben Ferry, with Ben Ferry winning 45 – 42. The Dictionary Corner guest was Angela Rippon, and the lexicographer was Tania Styles.

Rounds

Rnd Selection John Thompson Score Ben Ferry Others Max.
1 BRGEAMUCP CREAM 0 – 6 CAMBER UMBRAGE 7
2 HSOITRANE HOISTER 7 – 13 RETAINS HORTENSIA, SENHORITA* 25
3 LDIAFOLYE FOILED 13 – 19 FAILED ALLOYED*, FLAILED*, IDEALLY 32
4 50 100 9 8 1 3 → 568 13 – 26 566
9 × 50 + 100 + (3 − 1) × 8

CV: 568 = (3 − 1 + 50) × 9 + 100

42
5 UWABCEWSI CUBES 18 – 31 BASIC CEIBAS*, SABICU* 48
6 NTREAGWUS WASTER 18 – 38 SAUNTER GARNETS, GAUNTER*, GUNTERS*, NATURES*, STRANGE 55
7 TEDORAGSE STORAGE 25 – 45 ROASTED DEROGATES 73
8 25 7 6 8 9 5 → 967 970
(6 × 8 − 9) × 25 − 5
32 – 45 963

CV: 967 = (25 − 7) × 6 × 9 − 5

83
9 GUESTSDID DISGUSTED
(3.25 seconds)
42 – 45 93
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