Episode 247

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Episode 247 was broadcast on 24 January 1985, as part of Series 6.

Diana Mills played Darryl Francis, with Darryl Francis winning 51 – 18. The Dictionary Corner guest was Gyles Brandreth, and the lexicographer was Yvonne Warburton.

This is believed to be the first episode in which the conundrum was arranged into a meaningful anagram (instead of being made up of random letters).

Rounds

Rnd Selection Diana Mills Score Darryl Francis Others Max.
1 GSUIDYOIS DIGS 0 – 5 YOGIS GUSSY*, SUDSY 5
2 MNYIALODE MELODY 6 – 11 MAILED MAIDENLY* 13
3 HKGAOLGUU LAUGH 11 – 16 LAUGH GHOUL, GULAG*, LOUGH* 18
4 100 6 9 2 3 3 → 940 939
9 × 100 + 6 × 2 × 3 + 3
18 – 16 943

CV: 940 = (100 − 6) × (9 + 3 − 2)

28
5 LZREOIQNC ZERO 18 – 22 ZIRCON COINER*, CORNEL*, NEROLI*, RECOIL 34
6 IESRTEZGI geizers ☓ 18 – 29 ZESTIER 41
7 DSNAEOJLS LOANS 18 – 36 OLDNESS LASSOED*, SENDALS* 48
8 25 9 9 5 8 10 → 857 18 – 41 848
9 × 9 × 10 + 25 + 5 + 8

CV: 857 = (25 × 5 − 10 − 9) × 8 + 9

58
9 DAFTSEATS deftest ☓
(6.75 seconds)
18 – 51 STEADFAST
(28 seconds)
68
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