Episode 2867

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Episode 2867 was broadcast on 24 October 2000, as part of Series 43.

Andrew Ferguson played Helen Smith, with Helen Smith winning 49 – 46. The Dictionary Corner guest was Melvyn Hayes, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Andrew Ferguson Score Helen Smith Others Max.
1 BQWUAOTNE BANQUET 7 – 0 ABOUT 7
2 DSGIEPZAR PRAISED 14 – 7 PRAISED ASPIRED*, DESPAIR*, DIAPERS, GRASPED*, SPARGED* 14
3 LKVIEOHLU HOVEL 19 – 12 HELLO HULLO*, KVELL*, OLIVE*, OLLIE*, OVULE*, VOILE*, VOLKE* 19
4 100 9 2 10 3 3 → 875 875
9 × 100 − 3 × 10 + 3 + 2
29 – 22 875
(100 − 3) × 9 + 2


29
5 PRYIECBAN CARBINE 36 – 22 PRICEY CAPRINE 36
6 TSREOEMIN moistener ☓ 36 – 22 remoisten ☓ EMERSION*, MONETISE*, SEMITONE*, SEROTINE*, STOREMEN*, TIRESOME 44
7 TDAOGMIAS STIGMA 36 – 29 MASTOID ADAGIOS*, AGAMIDS*, DIATOMS* 51
8 75 2 9 7 8 2 → 739 739
(75 − 2) × (8 + 2) + 9
46 – 39 739
(8 + 2) × 75 − (9 + 2)


61
9 IDLESTINK 46 – 49 KINDLIEST
(22 seconds)
71
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