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Episode 2999

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Episode 2999 was broadcast on 26 April 2001, as part of Series 44.

Paul Hawkins played Steve Balderstone, with Paul Hawkins winning 54 – 33. The Dictionary Corner guest was Kathryn Apanowicz, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Paul Hawkins Score Steve Balderstone Others Max.
1 LEYTOHDIL TOILED 6 – 6 TOILED LITHELY, LITHOED* 7
2 GSGAOINRS GRASSING 14 – 14 GRASSING ASSIGNOR*, GROSSING*, SIGNORAS* 15
3 REBTAMUGM gummer ☓ 14 – 20 BUMMER RUMMAGE*, UMBRAGE 22
4 50 1 7 5 6 4 → 267 267
50 × 5 + 6 + 4 + 7
24 – 20


32
5 VWYEAEDSA WEAVES 30 – 26 WEAVES EVADES, SEAWAY*, SWAYED, WEAVED* 38
6 CTILPENOR POINTER 37 – 33 POINTER ENTROPIC*, INCEPTOR*, LEPTONIC*, REPLICON* 46
7 SDJAUESVN UNSAVED 44 – 33 JADES JUDASES*, SUNDAES* 53
8 4 7 7 75 1 2 → 764 764
(4 + 7 − 1) × 75 + 7 × 2
54 – 33 761


63
9 IRUBCLEAN 54 – 33 republican ☓
(6.25 seconds)
INCURABLE 73
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