Episode 396

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Episode 396 was broadcast on 26 March 1986, and was the second semi-final of Series 8.

Andy Keeble played Anthony Butcher, with Anthony Butcher winning 55 – 52. The Dictionary Corner guest was Gyles Brandreth, and the lexicographer was Julia Swannell.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Andy Keeble Score Anthony Butcher Others Max.
1 UEUVGVBEY BEVY 4 – 4 BEVY BEVVY* 5
2 RLYEVANRD NEARLY 10 – 10 NEARLY DREARLY 12
3 EIATMNDWU UNTAMED 17 – 17 UNTAMED MEDIANT*, MINUTED* 19
4 50 25 3 7 4 4 → 614 614
3 × 4 × 50 + 25 − 7 − 4
27 – 27 614
25 − 7 − 4 + 50 × 4 × 3


29
5 SBNEIMLSU NIMBLE 27 – 34 SUBLIME NIMBUSES*, SUBLIMES* 37
6 EAEGWZTSI WAGES 32 – 39 GAZES AGEIST*, SEWAGE* 43
7 FHSOGETNE SHONE 32 – 45 HONEST FOEHNS*, GENETS*, GENTES*, HENGES*, SOFTEN*, TENGES*, THEGNS*, THONGS 49
8 25 75 3 4 8 5 → 555 555
(25 + 75 + 3 + 8) × 5
42 – 55 555
(25 + 75 + 3 + 8) × 5


59
9 OYHITLIST HOSTILITY
(10 seconds)
52 – 55 69
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