Episode 395

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Episode 395 was broadcast on 25 March 1986, and was the first semi-final of Series 8.

Clive Spate played Y.T. (Paul White), with Clive Spate winning 56 – 26. The Dictionary Corner guest was Gyles Brandreth, and the lexicographer was Julia Swannell.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Clive Spate Score YT Others Max.
1 AIOMNJTKA kation ☓ 0 – 4 TANK ANIMATO* 7
2 EAINSDGLS DEALINGS 8 – 12 DEALINGS ASSIGNED*, DEALIGNS*, GLADNESS*, GLASSINE*, GLISSADE*, LEADINGS*, SEALINGS 15
3 OUWSTIPNO OPTIONS 15 – 19 POTIONS PINOUTS* 22
4 25 50 2 9 9 2 → 952 946 15 – 26 950
(9 + 9) × 50 + 25 × 2

CV: 952 = (9 + 9) × 50 + 25 × 2 + 2

32
5 AOIRTXSES STORIES 22 – 26 EXISTS STORAXES* 40
6 IOATLPRIH TAILOR 28 – 26 RATIO TRIPOLI* 47
7 EAINCSDSO DIOCESAN 36 – 26 SCONES DIOCESANS 65
8 25 100 10 2 8 9 → 778 778
8 × 100 − 25 + 2 + 10 − 9
46 – 26 777


75
9 THEILLHAY HEALTHILY
(3 seconds)
56 – 26 85
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