Episode 1588

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Episode 1588 was broadcast on 2 January 1995, and was the first quarter-final of Championship of Champions VII.

Damian Eadie played Andy Bodle, with Damian Eadie winning 47 – 45. The Dictionary Corner guest was Denis Norden, and the lexicographer was Richard Samson.

As one of the rare games from the nine round era to see a contestant win despite having three words disallowed, it is heralded as a classic and listed as such in Countdown: Spreading The Word.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Damian Eadie Score Andy Bodle Others Max.
1 IEGSARTQE girates ☓ 0 – 7 STAGIER AGISTER*, GAITERS*, RESTAGE*, SERIATE*, TRIAGES* 7
2 IOEPSNHIL shipline ☓ 0 – 15 PINHOLES 15
3 CDEAFERBZ REFACED 7 – 15 BRACED DEFACER* 22
4 50 8 2 1 6 3 → 871 868
(8 × 2 + 1) × 50 + 6 × 3
14 – 15 872

CV: 871 = (6 × 50 – 8 – 2) × 3 + 1

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5 OIESGPJKN SPOKING 21 – 22 PIGEONS JINGOES*, PINKOES* 39
6 UPRAIVTWO outwrap ☓ 21 – 29 PAVIOUR 46
7 EAASYLHXL SHELLY 27 – 35 ALLEYS ALLAYS*, SHALEY* 52
8 50 2 2 4 9 1 → 236 236
(2 + 2) × 50 + 9 × 4
37 – 45 236
(50 + 9) × 4


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9 LONGBINGE BELONGING
(0.25 seconds)
47 – 45 72
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