Episode 261

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Episode 261 was broadcast on 12 February 1985, as part of Series 6.

Richard MacFarlane played Sheila Alder, with Sheila Alder winning 29 – 27. The Dictionary Corner guest was Liz Fraser, and the lexicographer was Yvonne Warburton.

MacFarlane's score of 27 is the lowest ever obtained by a contestant who spotted a nine-letter word.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Richard MacFarlane Score Sheila Alder Others Max.
1 OLNESGAET onstage ☓ 0 – 7 LONGEST ELONGATES 18
2 XIFCEUTPJ EXIT 4 – 11 EXIT CUTIE, JUICE 23
3 TIDNAOTYA TAINT 4 – 17 ATTAIN DITTANY* 30
4 75 1 7 4 6 8 → 793 4 – 17

CV: 793 = (4 × 6 + 75) × 8 + 1

40
5 REUDNGEON UNDERGONE 22 – 17 DUNGEON 58
6 MENEIDLQO MINED 27 – 17 monied ☓ DOLINE*, DOLMEN*, INDOLE*, LIMNED*, MOILED, MOLINE*, OILMEN* 64
7 DAHMUOPSI HOPS 27 – 22 PIOUS APHIDS*, MISHAP*, MODISH*, MOPISH*, PODIUM, SODIUM* 70
8 75 50 8 4 6 6 → 914 27 – 29 912
(6 + 6) × 75 + 4 + 8

CV: 914 = (8 + 4) × 75 + 50 − 6 × 6

80
9 IVYLUCOSI
(17.75 seconds)
27 – 29 VICIOUSLY 90
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