Episode 2873

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Episode 2873 was broadcast on 1 November 2000, as part of Series 43.

James Sheppard played Paul Ellis, with Paul Ellis winning 44 – 35. The Dictionary Corner guest was Gyles Brandreth, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection James Sheppard Score Paul Ellis Others Max.
1 REBCIMQUT CIRQUE 6 – 6 CUMBER BRIQUET, BRUCITE*, TERBIUM* 7
2 DERHOLGAP GRAPHED 13 – 13 PAROLED LEOPARD*, PERGOLA*, PLEDGOR*, PRELOAD* 14
3 WITSEDTAN TWISTED 13 – 21 TAWNIEST INSTATED* 22
4 75 50 9 6 2 9 → 279 282 13 – 28 280
6 × 50 − (9 + 2 + 9)

CV: 279 = (50 − 2) × 6 − 9

32
5 SUVLEPHIT pulsive ☓ 13 – 28 splite ☓ SULPHITE 40
6 DOSLEYGIJ SOILED 19 – 34 LODGES DOGIES*, EDGILY*, EJIDOS*, GEOIDS*, GLIDES*, OLDIES*, YIELDS*, YLIDES*, YODELS 46
7 NASRERSUV SUAVER 25 – 34 saunas ☓ ASSURER*, SNARERS, VARUSES* 53
8 75 8 3 6 10 7 → 569 569
8 × 75 − 3 × 10 − (7 − 6)
35 – 44 569
8 × 75 − 3 × 10 − (7 − 6)


63
9 VIRTUESIN 35 – 44 unstriven ☓
(12.5 seconds)
INTRUSIVE 73
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