Episode 336

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Episode 336 was broadcast on 18 December 1985, and was the first semi-final of Series 7.

Clive Freedman played Ian Bebbington, with Ian Bebbington winning 49 – 46. The Dictionary Corner guest was Richard Stilgoe, and the lexicographer was Della Thompson.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Clive Freedman Score Ian Bebbington Others Max.
1 NMPIOSGOW SWOOPING 8 – 8 SWOOPING 8
2 CNYFLIEUG FLUENCY 15 – 8 clueing ☓ FUNICLE*, GLYCINE* 15
3 NBWOASYAA AWAYS 20 – 13 AWAYS SABAYON* 22
4 25 7 3 4 4 1 → 941 20 – 13

CV: 940 = ((7 + 1) × (25 + 4) + 3) × 4

29
5 QNDSEUEAB QUEENS 26 – 19 QUEENS ABUSED, BASQUE, BEANED*, DAUBES*, DEBASE*, ENDUES*, ENSUED*, QUEANS*, SEABED*, SUNBED*, SUNDAE*, UNEASE* 35
6 SLTNIAOPT PAINTS 32 – 25 PLANTS TALIPOTS* 43
7 YVDSGEIAR GRAVIES 39 – 32 ADVISER VISAGED* 50
8 25 75 10 9 2 7 → 783 784
75 × 10 + 25 + 9
46 – 39 784
75 × 10 + 25 + 9

CV: 783 = (75 + 10 + 2) × 9

60
9 aceiopttt* 46 – 49 PETTICOAT
(28 seconds)
70
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