Episode 161

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Episode 161 was broadcast on 21 May 1984, as part of Series 4.

Ralph Strocchi played Mike Willis, with Ralph Strocchi winning 41 – 35. The Dictionary Corner guest was Gyles Brandreth, and the lexicographer was Julia Swannell.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Ralph Strocchi Score Mike Willis Others Max.
1 SMLGSIAIE IMAGES 6 – 6 IMAGES AIMLESS*, LIAISES*, MILAGES*, MISSILE, SILAGES*, SIMILES 7
2 OPBYEURGI GROUPIE 13 – 6 BUYER PIROGUE* 14
3 BTSMEEIIS SMITES 13 – 13 BETIMES ITEMISES* 22
4 100 7 1 9 10 1 → 958 959 ☓ 13 – 13 957 ☓

CV: 958 = (100 + 7) × 9 − 10 ÷ (1 + 1)

32
5 ELWBEETWI BEETLE 19 – 19 BEETLE 38
6 CTNROIUIV VICTOR 25 – 19 COURT RUCTION 45
7 EABNGSEUD BADGES 31 – 25 BANGED ABUSED*, BEANED*, BUDGES*, BUNGED*, DAUBES*, DEBAGS*, DEBASE*, DEBUGS*, DENGUE*, ENDUES*, ENSUED*, NUDGES*, SEGUED*, SUNDAE*, UNEASE* 51
8 75 10 1 6 8 6 → 809 809
(75 + 6) × 10 − 1
41 – 35 809
(75 + 6) × 10 − 1


61
9 IIMMUULAN 41 – 35 illuminate ☓
(29 seconds)
ALUMINIUM 71
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