Episode 243

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Episode 243 was broadcast on 17 January 1985, as part of Series 6.

Ian Lowe played Mary Spencer, with Ian Lowe winning 61 – 18. The Dictionary Corner guest was Gyles Brandreth, and the lexicographer was Yvonne Warburton.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Ian Lowe Score Mary Spencer Others Max.
1 HTESUQAFE QUEST 5 – 5 QUEST EQUATES 7
2 DGIERBSUO BRIDGES 12 – 12 BRIDGES BODGERS, BROGUES*, BRUISED*, BUDGIES*, DISROBE*, DROGUES*, GROUSED, GUIDERS*, ROSEBUD* 14
3 NDEAMLICE MINCED 18 – 12 dilemma ☓ CLAIMED, CLEANED*, DECIMAL*, DECLAIM, DECLINE*, ENDEMIC*, ENLACED*, MEDICAL, MENACED* 21
4 25 100 8 4 1 7 → 607 608
(7 − 1) × 100 + 8
25 – 12

CV: 607 = 4 × 100 + 8 × 25 + 7

31
5 HMDUEPIET THUMPED 32 – 12 HUMID EMPTIED*, IMPUTED 38
6 NOEGIRGFE FRINGE 38 – 18 IGNORE ENGORGE*, FOGGIER*, FOREIGN*, FORGING, FREEING*, REEFING* 45
7 IONTBAEWR RATION 44 – 18 BATON BARITONE, OBTAINER* 53
8 75 50 8 1 9 3 → 513 511
(9 + 1) × 50 + 8 + 3
51 – 18 504

CV: 513 = (8 − 1) × 75 − 9 − 3

63
9 MUDINERNE UNDERMINE
(28.75 seconds)
61 – 18 73
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