Episode 280

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Episode 280 was broadcast on 11 March 1985, as part of Series 6.

Ruth Whitehouse played Neil Wilkins, with Neil Wilkins winning 50 – 46. The Dictionary Corner guest was Nigel Rees, and the lexicographer was Julia Swannell.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Ruth Whitehouse Score Neil Wilkins Others Max.
1 TOGEVITFO VOTE 4 – 4 FOOT OGIVE* 5
2 BUEETHUDY BEET 8 – 8 DUET DEBUT, ETUDE, TUBED* 10
3 SEJENOGAG GANGS 13 – 13 GONGS ENGAGES 17
4 100 25 7 10 1 4 → 838 839
(7 + 1) × 100 + 25 + 10 + 4
20 – 20 839
(7 + 1) × 100 + 25 + 10 + 4

CV: 838 = 7 × 4 × (25 + 1) + 100 + 10

27
5 STEIXSRVP visit ☓ 20 – 27 STRIPES PERSIST*, PRIESTS*, PRIVETS*, SITREPS*, SPRITES*, STIVERS*, STRIVES*, VERISTS* 34
6 TETPIBADC PATTED 26 – 33 PITTED DICTATE, PEDICAB*, TABETIC* 41
7 SNUQEARLV LANES 26 – 40 QUAVERS UNRAVELS 49
8 100 7 5 8 2 5 → 136 136
100 + 7 × 5 + 8 − 5 − 2
36 – 50 136
100 + 7 × 5 + 8 − 5 − 2


59
9 TOMPINNER PROMINENT
(7.5 seconds)
46 – 50 69
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