Episode 2908

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Episode 2908 was broadcast on 20 December 2000, and was the fourth quarter-final of Series 43.

John Harrison played Matthew Turner, with Matthew Turner winning 55 – 45. The Dictionary Corner guest was Barry Cryer, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection John Harrison Score Matthew Turner Others Max.
1 TNTSAOLED TOASTED 7 – 7 SLANTED TOADLETS* 8
2 RZLTAEICL RETAIL 13 – 13 CALLER ARTICLE, LITERAL, RECITAL, TALLIER* 15
3 FSRNUEOLB FLOURS 19 – 19 FLOURS FLEURONS* 23
4 25 8 7 7 8 5 → 712 708
((8 − 5) × 7 + 7) × 25 + 8
26 – 26 708
(7 × 5 − 7) × 25 + 8

CV: 708 = (7 × 5 − 7) × 25 + 8
Best: 712 = (25 − 7) × 5 × 8 − 8

33
5 HGDTIEULS DELIGHTS 34 – 34 DELIGHTS SLIGHTED 41
6 VFRMAEINX FAMINE 40 – 40 REMAIN FIREMAN, VERMIAN* 48
7 PYGAOANVP NAPPY 45 – 45 AGONY GAPPY*, GYPPO*, NAPPA*, PAGAN, PANGA*, PAVAN*, PONGA*, PONGY*, VANGA*, YAGNA* 53
8 25 50 75 100 1 3 → 986 45 – 45

CV: 976 Best: 993 = ((50 + 3) × 25 − 1) × 75 ÷ 100

58
9 EFILMIDOL 45 – 55 MOLLIFIED
(6 seconds)
68
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