Episode 2987

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Episode 2987 was broadcast on 10 April 2001, as part of Series 44.

David Short played Ernie Hulme, with David Short winning 62 – 44. The Dictionary Corner guest was Lionel Blair, and the lexicographer was Damian Eadie.

Rounds

Rnd Selection David Short Score Ernie Hulme Others Max.
1 NYDTAIOCE ACTIONED 8 – 0 CANTED CATENOID* 8
2 DAENPTALI PLANTED 15 – 7 PAINTED PALATINE*, PANTILED, PEATLAND* 16
3 GBSNOUAXI ABUSING 22 – 14 ANXIOUS BAGNIOS, GABIONS* 23
4 75 1 1 6 8 5 → 438 438
75 × 6 − (8 + 5 − 1)
32 – 24 438
75 × 6 − (8 + 5 − 1)


33
5 HAMECPNOS POACHES 39 – 31 ENCAMPS CHAPMEN*, CHEAPOS, POMACES*, SHOPMAN*, SHOPMEN* 40
6 RKTGNAEID TREADING 47 – 39 DERATING GRADIENT*, RETAKING 48
7 CVREAWTAP AVERT 52 – 44 AWARE CARPET, CAVEAT*, CRAVAT*, PATERA*, VACATE 54
8 25 50 7 9 8 8 → 801 801
(7 + 9) × 50 + 8 ÷ 8
62 – 44 802


64
9 ROPEPITCH 62 – 44 PROPHETIC 74
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