Episode 2981

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Episode 2981 was broadcast on 2 April 2001, as part of Series 44.

John Rainsden played Dave Spall, with John Rainsden winning 56 – 29. The Dictionary Corner guest was Tim Rice, and the lexicographer was Gillian Evans, with this episode marking Evans' last appearance as lexicographer to date.

Rounds

Rnd Selection John Rainsden Score Dave Spall Others Max.
1 CSTROENIT ROTTEN 6 – 6 ROTTEN CORNETIST 18
2 AFBECIDUT ABDUCT 12 – 6 ACTED BAITED*, BIFACE*, DACITE*, FAUCET*, TABUED* 24
3 HSJMAIEAG IMAGES 18 – 6 gamish ☓ AGEISM, AHIMSA*, GEISHA, MASHIE* 30
4 50 9 3 4 10 1 → 831 826
(9 + 3 + 4) × (50 + 1) + 10
25 – 6 840

CV: 831 = (9 × 4 − 3 + 50) × 10 + 1

40
5 ROKEIRGVO GROOVIER 33 – 6 ROVER 48
6 NLEAWSXLO SWOLLEN 40 – 13 SWOLLEN 55
7 QNUEPLASD EQUALS 46 – 19 PAUSED PLAQUES, UNLADES*, UPLANDS 62
8 50 100 6 6 4 3 → 400 400
4 × 100
56 – 29 400
4 × 100


72
9 IDEELFIBS 56 – 29 DISBELIEF 82
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