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Episode 2290

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Episode 2290 was broadcast on 24 June 1998, and was the first semi-final of Series 38.

Chris Toyne played John Ashmore, with John Ashmore winning 55 – 40. The Dictionary Corner guest was Geoffrey Durham, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Chris Toyne Score John Ashmore Others Max.
1 SRLMEIARW 0 – 7 MARRIES MAILERS*, MARLIER*, RAILERS*, REALISM, SWARMER*, WAILERS, WARMERS* 7
2 NSIODBITE EDITIONS 8 – 7 BONIEST SEDITION 15
3 CDXIAFPEN FANCIED 15 – 14 FANCIED 22
4 75 100 25 2 3 7 → 644 642 15 – 24 644
7 × 100 − (75 − 25) − 3 × 2


32
5 PTEISQUCA PACIEST 22 – 31 ACQUITS PICQUETS 40
6 NTRVEESIT REINVEST 30 – 39 INTEREST INSETTER*, NERVIEST, STERNITE* 48
7 ZBDEENAYD BANDY 30 – 45 BANDED BEADED*, BEANED*, DAYBED*, DEADEN*, YEANED* 54
8 100 75 4 9 7 5 → 327 327
(75 + 5) × 4 + 7
40 – 45 328


64
9 HAPITELLY 40 – 55 PHILATELY
(2.5 seconds)
74
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