Episode 442

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Episode 442 was broadcast on 30 May 1986, and was the first semi-final of Series 9.

David White played David Trace, with David Trace winning 49 – 34. The Dictionary Corner guest was Gyles Brandreth, and the lexicographer was Catherine Clarke.

Rounds

Rnd Selection David White Score David Trace Others Max.
1 NJSRPOIAI APRONS 6 – 6 SPRAIN/PARSON ASPIRIN*, PARISON*, SOPRANI 7
2 SREOGQCER GROCERS 13 – 13 GROCERS 14
3 FMGZOEAOU ZEUGMA 19 – 13 GAUZE 20
4 75 50 6 6 3 5 → 725 724 19 – 23 725
(6 + 3) × 75 + 50


30
5 TDOEPNLOR TROOPED 26 – 23 POODLE DROPLET*, PELOTON*, POOTLED*, PORTEND, ROOTLED*, TORPEDO* 37
6 SDWDIEILN WINDED 26 – 31 SWINDLED DWINDLES*, SIDEWIND* 45
7 TSXEANMEA EMANATES 34 – 39 EMANATES MANATEES* 53
8 5 7 4 5 9 3 → 834 833 ☓ 34 – 39

CV: 834 = (4 × 5 × 5 − 7) × 9 − 3

63
9 LSLUMBUNK 34 – 49 NUMBSKULL
(11.67 seconds)
73
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