Episode 279

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Episode 279 was broadcast on 8 March 1985, as part of Series 6.

Peter Hillman played Neil Wilkins, with Neil Wilkins winning 54 – 38. The Dictionary Corner guest was Nigel Rees, and the lexicographer was Julia Swannell.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Peter Hillman Score Neil Wilkins Others Max.
1 LVREOBWAH BRAVE 0 – 6 VERBAL BLOWER*, BOREAL*, BOWLER, HERBAL*, HOWLER, WARBLE*, WHALER* 6
2 BOELVIPIM PILE 0 – 11 BLIMP EMBOLI*, MOBILE 12
3 BDGEIERCG BRIDGE 6 – 17 DIGGER ICEBERG* 19
4 50 9 2 1 1 6 → 849 849
(9 + 6 + 2) × 50 − 1
16 – 27 849
(2 × 9 − 1) × 50 − 1


29
5 SNONBIUST BONUS 21 – 32 SNUBS NONSUITS* 37
6 NXMEOAGYO mangey ☓ 21 – 37 MANGO XENOGAMY* 45
7 WASNEADNF SWANNED 28 – 44 SWANNED 52
8 25 8 3 1 6 10 → 216 216
8 × 25 + 10 + 6
38 – 54 216
8 × 25 + 10 + 6


62
9 NOLUNATIC 38 – 54 CONTINUAL 72
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