Episode 1988

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Episode 1988 was broadcast on 21 April 1997, as part of Series 35.

Natascha Kearsey played Tim Bentley, with Natascha Kearsey winning 57 – 41. The Dictionary Corner guest was Jan Harvey, and the lexicographer was Peter Sweasey.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Natascha Kearsey Score Tim Bentley Others Max.
1 SOEENLFIG FEELINGS 8 – 0 ONESELF FELONIES, OLEFINES* 8
2 TNOTOINDU NOTION 14 – 6 NOTION 14
3 OEAOTDHFE DEFEAT 20 – 12 DEFEAT FOOTED*, HAFTED*, HEATED*, HEFTED*, HOOFED*, HOOTED* 20
4 100 50 8 10 1 3 → 946 947
(8 + 1) × 100 + 50 − 3
27 – 12 953

CV: 946 = 100 × 10 − (50 + 3 + 1)

30
5 NGCAITROV CAVORTING 45 – 12 CARTING 48
6 SCLAEUMKY CLUMSY 51 – 18 MUSCLE LACKEYS, MACKLES*, MACULES*, MUCKLES* 55
7 ZSDEAJBAS ABASED 57 – 24 ABASED ABASES*, BAASES*, BADASS* 61
8 50 7 7 4 2 1 → 645 57 – 31 644
(7 + 4 + 2) × 50 − (7 − 1)

CV: 645 = (50 − 4) × 2 × 7 + 1

71
9 PERTRANCE 57 – 41 CARPENTER
(4.75 seconds)
81
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