Episode 2879

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Episode 2879 was broadcast on 9 November 2000, as part of Series 43.

John Harrison played Gerry Rae, with John Harrison winning 51 – 21. The Dictionary Corner guest was Richard Stilgoe, and the lexicographer was Damian Eadie.

Rounds

Rnd Selection John Harrison Score Gerry Rae Others Max.
1 LRTGIEOSP GLORIES 7 – 7 SPOILER GLISTER*, GOITRES, GORIEST*, GRISTLE*, LOGIEST*, LOITERS*, PIGLETS*, PIOLETS*, PISTOLE*, POLITER*, PORGIES*, PROLEGS*, RIPOSTE*, ROPIEST*, TOILERS*, TRIPLES* 7
2 BSTIAEVLA BESTIAL 14 – 7 balast ☓ ABLATIVES 25
3 RCHSUEINE CHURNS 14 – 14 URCHINS ENRICHES*, INSECURE, SINECURE 33
4 9 1 7 10 3 5 → 673 675
(7 × 10 − 3) × (9 + 1) + 5
21 – 14 676

CV: 673 = (9 × 7 + 5 − 1) × 10 + 3

43
5 MTAOEYRNI NOTARY 27 – 14 nation ☓ ENORMITY, MINATORY*, MONETARY, TYRAMINE* 51
6 XSDAEOTNW DONATES 34 – 21 DONATES 58
7 BDRAUEKYI baudier ☓ 34 – 21 baudier ☓ BAKERY*, BARDIE*, BARKED, BRAKED, BRAYED*, BURIED*, DARKIE*, DAUBER, DEBARK*, DUIKER* 64
8 50 2 8 1 5 2 → 325 322
(5 + 1) × (50 + 2) + 8 + 2
41 – 21

CV: 325 = (2 × 8 − 1 + 50) × 5

74
9 GANGPICKA PACKAGING
(7 seconds)
51 – 21 84
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