Episode 130

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Episode 130 was broadcast on 13 December 1983, and was the first semi-final of Series 3.

Mark Nyman played Esther Byers, with Mark Nyman winning 56 – 51. The Dictionary Corner guest was Ned Sherrin, and the lexicographer was Julia Swannell.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Mark Nyman Score Esther Byers Others Max.
1 PONMECIDJ DEMONIC 7 – 0 MINCED 7
2 ZSGEOUSTF gustos ☓ 7 – 6 GUESTS FOETUS*, GUSSET* 13
3 IDYNEWNSE SINEWED 14 – 6 DENIES 20
4 50 7 1 6 4 6 → 806 806
(7 + 6 + 4 − 1) × 50 + 6
24 – 16 806
(6 + 6 + 4) × 50 + 7 − 1


30
5 BVIAEXTSR VIBRATES 32 – 24 VIBRATES 38
6 LSIETBIGO OILIEST 39 – 31 GIBLETS GOBLETS*, LOGIEST*, OBLIGES* 45
7 HQEALSTAM HAMLETS 46 – 31 HEALS TAMALES* 52
8 50 10 6 6 9 3 → 152 152
50 × 3 + 10 − 9 + 6 ÷ 6
56 – 41 152
50 × 3 + 10 − 9 + 6 ÷ 6


62
9 RATEXUNEB 56 – 51 EXUBERANT
(3.5 seconds)
72
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