Episode 123

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Episode 123 was broadcast on 30 November 1983, as part of Series 3.

George McGee played Esther Byers, with Esther Byers winning 49 – 43. The Dictionary Corner guest was Ned Sherrin, and the lexicographer was Julia Swannell.

Rounds

Rnd Selection George McGee Score Esther Byers Others Max.
1 BTETVIBPU BUTT 4 – 4 BITE BUTTE*, PETIT*, PUTTI* 5
2 LIREGDHEG GLIDER 10 – 10 GIRDLE HIGGLED*, HIGGLER*, LEDGIER*, LEGGIER* 12
3 TNSALISNE SALIENT 17 – 10 sentinals ☓ SALIENTS 20
4 25 5 1 2 4 10 → 155 155
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27 – 20 155
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Best: 155 = 25 × (4 + 2) + 5

30
5 HEGSIJUDN digest ☓ 27 – 26 HINGED DEIGNS*, DESIGN*, DINGES*, DINGUS*, GENIUS*, GUIDES*, GUSHED, HINGES*, INDUES*, JUDGES, NEIGHS*, NUDGES*, SHINED*, SIGHED*, SIGNED*, SINGED*, UNDIES*, UNSHED* 36
6 LGGEIYSOB BOGGLE 27 – 33 BOGGLES OBLIGES*, SOGGILY 43
7 KUCMOETSA COMETS 33 – 39 SOCKET ACETOUS*, COSTUME* 50
8 50 1 10 5 7 8 → 563 563
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43 – 49 563
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Best: 563 = 50 × 10 + 7 × (8 + 1)

60
9 FEAFATILI 43 – 49 AFFILIATE 70
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