Episode 285

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Episode 285 was broadcast on 18 March 1985, and was the fourth quarter-final of Series 6.

Olivia Lloyd played Robert Healan, with Olivia Lloyd winning 57 – 54. The Dictionary Corner guest was Richard Stilgoe, and the lexicographer was Julia Swannell.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Olivia Lloyd Score Robert Healan Others Max.
1 GNGMEAIBX BEAMING 7 – 7 BEAMING 7
2 SPTSOAEJV SPATES 13 – 13 STAVES ESTOPS*, OVATES*, PASTES*, POSSET*, STAPES*, STOEPS*, STOPES*, STOVES*, VESTAS* 13
3 GSHXBEAEL EXHALES 20 – 20 BEAGLES 20
4 100 7 5 3 10 9 → 578 579
5 × 100 + 7 × 10 + 9
27 – 27 577
(100 + 10) × 5 + 3 × 9

CV: 578 = (9 − 3) × 100 − 10 − 5 − 7

30
5 DLSIOUYCI DICILY 33 – 33 CLOUDS CLOUDY*, COSILY*, IDIOCY*, SOLIDI* 36
6 NLQVRAEUS VALUERS 40 – 40 VALUERS UNRAVELS 44
7 BCTEOIDPO COOPTED 47 – 47 COOPTED 51
8 50 75 7 5 1 5 → 868 856 47 – 54 867
(75 + 1) × (7 + 5) − 50 + 5

CV: 868 = (75 + 50 − 1) × 7

61
9 HECUDDLES SCHEDULED
(17.75 seconds)
57 – 54 schedules ☓
(17 seconds)
71
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