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Episode 404

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Episode 404 was broadcast on 8 April 1986, and was the grand final of Championship of Champions II. It was a specially extended 45-minute edition with eight letters games, four numbers games and two conundrums (plus a tie-break conundrum).

Clive Freedman played Peter Evans, with Clive Freedman winning 91 – 81, after a tie-break conundrum. The Dictionary Corner guest was Gyles Brandreth, and the lexicographer was Catherine Clarke.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Clive Freedman Score Peter Evans Others Max.
1 RDSRICAEL cradlers ☓ 0 – 7 LARDERS RADICLES 8
2 TWFUANDEH unthawed ☓ 0 – 14 HAUNTED 15
3 25 6 8 3 8 5 → 539 542
(8 + 8 + 6) × 25 − (5 + 3)
7 – 14

CV: 539 = (5 × 6 − 8) × 25 − (8 + 3)

25
4 GEEYDMTIS MIDGETS 14 – 21 STYMIED EDGIEST, TIMESED* 32
5 GNVAEASRO RAVAGES 21 – 28 ORANGES AGAROSE*, ANGORAS*, GOVERNS*, ONAGERS* 39
6 25 4 6 9 8 5 → 244 244
(6 + 4) × 25 − (9 + 5 − 8)
31 – 38 244
(5 − 4 + 9) × 25 − 6


49
7 AMODELARM 31 – 48 MELODRAMA
(9.5 seconds)
59
8 PSYIETQNA PANTIES 38 – 55 PANTIES EPINASTY 67
9 HBEOFTLEI BLITHE 44 – 61 BOTHIE BELIEF*, BOLETE*, EOLITH*, FOIBLE*, LEFTIE* 73
10 75 10 9 6 3 7 → 402 399
(7 × 6 − 3) × 10 + 9
51 – 61 396

CV: 402 = (75 − 10) × 6 + 9 + 3

83
11 KCSAELRNO LOCKERS 58 – 68 SLACKER EARLOCKS* 91
12 SGIEZNNAG GAZING 64 – 74 AGEING GINSENG*, SIGNAGE* 98
13 50 9 5 5 4 4 → 837 840
4 × 4 × 50 + (9 × 5 − 5)
71 – 81 840
(9 + 4 + 4) × 50 − 5 − 5

CV: 837 = (4 × 50 + 9) × 4 + 5 ÷ 5

108
14 APEXJOUST JUXTAPOSE
(5 seconds)
81 – 81 118
TB ANGLEHOAX HEXAGONAL
(3 seconds)
91 – 81 118
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