Episode 1073

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Episode 1073 was broadcast on 7 January 1991, and was the second semi-final of Championship of Champions V.

Gino Corr played Lawrence Pearse, with Gino Corr winning 61 – 34. The Dictionary Corner guest was Gyles Brandreth, and the lexicographer was Catherine Clarke.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Gino Corr Score Lawrence Pearse Others Max.
1 DGWTEAONA TOWAGE 6 – 6 GOWNED TANGOED, TWANGED* 7
2 DLESUDVIR DRIVELS 13 – 6 SLIDER DREIDLS*, RIDDLES, RUDDIES*, RUDDLES* 14
3 CDSYIEAHD CADDIES 20 – 13 CADDIES CADDISH*, DAYSIDE* 21
4 6 8 2 3 4 1 → 135 135
(6 ÷ 2 × 8 + 3) × (4 + 1)
30 – 13 136


31
5 GDOTEYLOS GOODLY 30 – 20 STOOLED STOOGED* 38
6 GNRJAEIFS FEARING 37 – 27 FRINGES ERASING, FINGERS*, GAINERS*, REGAINS*, SEARING* 45
7 PBIGARMEL BALMIER 44 – 27 PRIMAL EPIGRAM, GAMBIER*, GAMBLER, GAMBREL*, IMPALER*, LEMPIRA*, PALMIER* 52
8 25 75 100 10 8 5 → 534 533
(100 + 8) × 5 − (10 − 75 ÷ 25)
51 – 34 533
(100 + 8) × 5 − (10 − 75 ÷ 25)

CV: 534 = 5 × 100 + 10 + 75 ÷ 25 × 8

62
9 DUNGLINER UNDERLING
(3.33 seconds)
61 – 34 72


Trivia

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It was from this episode that the often-repeated 'pair of wankers' outtake was taken. (See it on YouTube)
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