Episode 3083

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Episode 3083 was broadcast on 19 September 2001, and was the first semi-final of Series 45.

John Rawnsley played Phil Bennett, with John Rawnsley winning 56 – 43. The Dictionary Corner guest was Melvyn Hayes, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection John Rawnsley Score Phil Bennett Others Max.
1 HDSNLOEIR SOLDIER 7 – 7 SOLDIER DEHORNS*, DOLINES*, HINDERS*, HOLDERS*, INDORSE, INSHORE*, NERDISH*, RONDELS*, ROSINED*, SHRINED*, SOLIDER* 7
2 NOKSALTEL TALONS 13 – 13 KNELLS ANKLETS*, ETALONS, STOLLEN* 14
3 NBCTSUAEI CABINETS 21 – 13 butanes ☓ INCUBATES 32
4 100 9 6 5 2 7 → 561 561
5 × 100 + 7 × 9 − 2
31 – 13 563


42
5 TVROEAGDI GRATED 31 – 20 VERTIGO DEVIATOR, RAVIGOTE* 50
6 MJSPXEAOW JAPES 36 – 25 JAPES EXAMS, JASPE*, MAXES*, MEOWS*, MOPES*, PASEO*, PAXES*, POEMS*, POMAS*, POMES*, POXES*, SWAMP, WAXES*, WOMAS* 55
7 RFITGEUDA FRIGATE 36 – 33 FATIGUED ARGUFIED*, FRUITAGE* 63
8 100 5 1 4 4 8 → 190 190
8 ÷ 4 × 100 − (5 + 4 + 1)
46 – 43 190
(4 ÷ 4 + 1) × (100 − 5)


73
9 BOILADAVE AVOIDABLE
(8.25 seconds)
56 – 43 83
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