Episode 129

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Episode 129 was broadcast on 12 December 1983, and was the fourth quarter-final of Series 3.

Harry Venet played Esther Byers, with Esther Byers winning 50 – 38. The Dictionary Corner guest was Ned Sherrin, and the lexicographer was Julia Swannell.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Harry Venet Score Esther Byers Others Max.
1 AEOCADMNP DEACON 6 – 6 CAMPED ADENOMA* 7
2 DETABGIJS baisted ☓ 6 – 12 STAGED AGISTED* 14
3 EOIVZRIST VIZIERS 13 – 12 STRIVE IVORIES, REVISIT*, VISITOR* 21
4 25 8 8 9 2 3 → 669 670 13 – 22 669
?

Best: 669 = 3 × 9 × 25 − 8 + 2

31
5 HSAIULQBE QUASH 13 – 28 QUAILS ABLUSH*, ABSEIL*, BASQUE*, BISQUE*, BLUISH*, BUSHEL*, EQUALS, LASQUE*, QUAILS, SHEILA*, SQUEAL*, SUABLE*, USABLE* 37
6 UEIANWNLY LINEN 18 – 33 ANILE INANELY* 44
7 SGEEIFXST EXISTS 18 – 40 SEXIEST 51
8 75 1 3 7 9 4 → 226 226
?
28 – 50 226
?

Best: 226 = 75 × 3 + 1

61
9 MRXTTYEEI EXTREMITY
(4.75 seconds)
38 – 50 71
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