Episode 2868

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Episode 2868 was broadcast on 25 October 2000, as part of Series 43.

Helen Smith played Sue Row, with Helen Smith winning 40 – 39. The Dictionary Corner guest was Melvyn Hayes, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Helen Smith Score Sue Row Others Max.
1 LYJEAXWRE JEWEL 0 – 7 JEWELRY 7
2 TSMFIUORS FOISTS 6 – 13 FROSTS SISTRUM*, SUITORS*, TOURISM, TRISMUS*, TRUISMS* 14
3 HLEACNOTC CHANT 6 – 19 CLOCHE CATECHOL* 22
4 25 50 4 3 10 10 → 770 770
(25 + 50 + 3) × 10 − 10
16 – 19 780


32
5 SRFEUANVP spruve ☓ 16 – 25 RAVENS PARVENUS 40
6 TDGOINTAD DOTTING 23 – 32 DOTTING 47
7 SDRLEIAGC GRILSE 23 – 39 CRADLES DISGRACE, GLACIERS, RADICLES 55
8 50 8 5 7 4 1 → 669 670
(50 + 1) × (8 + 5) + 7
30 – 39 662

Best: 669 = (50 + (8 + 1) × 5) × 7 + 4

65
9 STOODALOT TOADSTOOL
(12.25 seconds)
40 – 39 75
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