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Episode 2749

From Countdown

Episode 2749 was broadcast on 10 April 2000, as part of Series 42.

John Hastings played Les Noble, with John Hastings winning 49 – 42. The Dictionary Corner guest was Alastair Stewart, and the lexicographer was Catherine Clarke.

Rounds

Rnd Selection John Hastings Score Les Noble Others Max.
1 YTLEUENST NESTLE 6 – 6 SETTLE LUNETTES, UNSETTLE 8
2 RLSAODEGP GRASPED 13 – 6 LODGES PERGOLAS, PLEDGORS*, PRELOADS*, LEOPARDS 16
3 THDAIRPOT THROAT 19 – 12 THROAT HARDTOP*, PAROTID*, PATRIOT 23
4 25 6 8 4 7 6 → 354 354
(6 + 8) × 25 + 4
29 – 22 354
(6 + 8) × 25 + 4


33
SST RECONE ENCORE
5 FGWEAVNIK WEAVING 36 – 29 WEAVING 40
6 TXLAOBREC BOATER 36 – 36 BLOATER CROTALE*, EXACTOR, RETABLO* 47
7 SZSIUAGEF GAUZES 42 – 42 GAUZES ASSIZE*, GUISES, USAGES 53
8 100 2 8 8 7 5 → 346 342
(8 − 5) × 100 + 7 × (8 − 2)
49 – 42

CV: 346 = 100 ÷ 2 × 7 − (5 − 8 ÷ 8)

63
9 SAYINGMUM 49 – 42 GYMNASIUM 73