Episode 2869

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Episode 2869 was broadcast on 26 October 2000, as part of Series 43.

Helen Smith played James Sheppard, with James Sheppard winning 38 – 25. The Dictionary Corner guest was Melvyn Hayes, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Helen Smith Score James Sheppard Others Max.
1 TSCEIBHON HONEST 0 – 7 BONIEST BENTHIC*, BENTHOS*, BIOTECH*, BITCHEN*, BITCHES*, BOTCHES*, BOTHIES*, CHITONS*, ETHNICS*, HENBITS*, HISTONE*, NOTCHES*, NOTICES*, SECTION*, STHENIC* 7
2 GURPAMSEQ GRUMPS 6 – 13 PURGES GRAMPUS*, MARQUES, MASQUER*, MURAGES* 14
3 NRYLIAOPN RAINY 11 – 18 IRONY NONARY*, PINYON*, PYLORI*, ROPILY 20
4 50 7 4 4 8 3 → 918 916
(7 + 8 + 3) × 50 + 4 × 4
18 – 18

CV: 918 = (50 + 4 ÷ 4) × (7 + 8 + 3)

30
5 VETWIGKUR turve ☓ 18 – 23 WRITE GRIVET*, GUIVER*, TUGRIK*, VIRTUE 36
6 SDEELBADM MEDDLES 25 – 30 MEDDLES BELDAMES 44
7 ZITCENRSO CRETINS 25 – 38 CORNIEST 52
8 25 4 3 5 2 5 → 486 486 ☓ 25 – 38 486 ☓

CV: 486 = (5 × 25 − 5) × 4 + 3 × 2

62
9 ANGRYFIED 25 – 38 DEFRAYING 72
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