Episode 249

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Episode 249 was broadcast on 27 January 1985, as part of Series 6.

Irene Pollard played Darryl Francis, with Darryl Francis winning 41 – 21. The Dictionary Corner guest was Gyles Brandreth, and the lexicographer was Yvonne Warburton.

This episode is the only one ever broadcast on a Sunday. This was to compensate for a missed episode on the previous Wednesday due to live House of Lords coverage.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Irene Pollard Score Darry Francis Others Max.
1 ZVGOEAJNO GAZE 0 – 5 OZONE NOVAE*, VEGAN* 5
2 TXHEUVLOW VOWEL 5 – 10 EXTOL VOLUTE 11
3 EORTNMIER terror ☓ 5 – 18 TERMINER REORIENT* 19
4 25 9 1 4 8 5 → 769 765 ☓ 5 – 18

CV: 769 = (25 × 8 − 9) × 4 + 5

29
5 VRWDAIOSB BRAIDS 11 – 24 BRAIDS ADVISOR, DISAVOW* 36
6 TCUSHEIDE CHUTE 11 – 31 DUCHIES CHESTED, DECEITS*, DEHISCE*, DITCHES*, HEISTED* 43
7 VGTEALOUP VAGUE 16 – 31 outgave ☓ OVULATE, VOLTAGE, VULGATE* 50
8 50 75 6 6 10 10 → 830 836
75 × 10 + 6 × 6 + 50
21 – 31

CV: 830 = (6 ÷ 6 + 10) × 75 + 50 ÷ 10

60
9 BRIDESTUD 21 – 41 DISTURBED
(3.75 seconds)
70
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