Episode 288

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Episode 288 was broadcast on 21 March 1985, and was a 45-minute extended episode for the Series 6 grand final.

Olivia Lloyd played Darryl Francis, with Darryl Francis winning 69 – 37. The Dictionary Corner guests were Gyles Brandreth and Richard Stilgoe, and the lexicographer was Julia Swannell.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Olivia Lloyd Score Darryl Francis Others Max.
1 SDTPAEEBX PASTED 0 – 7 DEBATES 7
2 LSHAEABGI SLEIGH 6 – 13 GABLES ABSEIL*, BAGELS*, BILGES*, GALAHS*, GALEAS*, GEISHA*, SHEILA*, SILAGE* 13
3 75 9 1 8 2 7 → 559 555 6 – 20 560
(8 − 2 − 1 + 75) × 7

CV: 559 = 75 × 7 + (9 + 8) × 2

23
4 OEOSPTVJS STOVES 12 – 26 STOOPS ESTOPS*, POSSET, STOEPS*, STOPES* 29
5 BGNGAEOXM BEGAN 17 – 31 AMONG GAMBOGE* 36
6 50 100 9 1 8 4 → 537 541 17 – 38 540
(4 + 1) × (100 + 8)

CV: 537 = 9 × 50 + 100 − 8 − 4 − 1

46
7 AAATRCNLH 17 – 38 CHARLATAN 56
8 QVNREAISL RAVINES 17 – 46 RAVELINS 64
9 UIAURYCMO CURIO 22 – 51 AURIC CORIUM*, CURIUM* 70
10 100 75 7 5 4 9 → 321 321
4 × 100 − 75 − (9 − 5)
32 – 51 322


80
11 CVTFEOATI EVICT 37 – 56 COVET ACTIVE*, AVOCET*, OCTAVE*, VITTAE* 86
12 EUEGDGMSB besmudge ☓ 37 – 62 BUDGES BEMUSED*, EMBUSED* 93
13 50 3 4 10 10 2 → 801 796 37 – 69 800
2 × 4 × 10 × 10

CV: 801 = (10 + 10 − 4) × 50 + 3 − 2

103
14 SHOUTCOAL 37 – 69 HOLOCAUST 113
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