Episode 398

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Episode 398 was broadcast on 31 March 1986, and was the first quarter-final of Championship of Champions II.

Clive Spate played Peter Evans, with Peter Evans winning 47 – 45. The Dictionary Corner guest was Gyles Brandreth, and the lexicographer was Catherine Clarke.

This was the first episode for which both recorded number games were impossible.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Clive Spate Score Peter Evans Others Max.
1 EASSGONLE SEASON 6 – 6 ANGLES GASOLENES* 18
2 SCHIETDAV DITCHES 13 – 13 DITCHES ACHIEST*, ACTIVES*, ADVECTS*, ADVICES*, AITCHES*, DATIVES, SCATHED* 25
3 IAETFSPRO PIRATES 20 – 20 PIRATES PASTORIE*, SEPTORIA* 33
4 25 10 1 2 6 10 → 907 900 20 – 27 910
((2 + 1) × 10 + 6) × 25 + 10

CV: 906 Best: 906 = ((25 − 10) × 10 + 1) × 6

40
5 GTLIASCED DIALECTS 28 – 27 CASTLED CITADELS* 48
6 AORTEMSLO MAESTRO 35 – 34 LOOTERS SALEROOM*, TREMOLOS* 56
7 VPNUETSTO VOTES 35 – 40 UNSTOP OUTSPENT* 64
8 50 75 8 3 3 8 → 862 858 35 – 47 864
(8 + 3) × 75 + 50 − 8 − 3

CV: 863 Best: 863 = (75 + 8) × (8 + 3) − 50

71
9 ANEWGRIND WANDERING
(5.67 seconds)
45 – 47 81
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