Episode 47

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Episode 47 was broadcast on 10 May 1983, as part of Series 2.

Sue White played Russell Byers, with Russell Byers winning 54 – 30. The Dictionary Corner guest was Gyles Brandreth, making his first of many appearances.

It was impossible to reach the Round 4 target of 956; this is the first recorded instance of an impossible numbers game.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Sue White Score Russell Byers Others Max.
1 OUOPXSTEA  ? ? – ?  ? SEXPOT* 6
2 NINBOESLE  ? ? – ?  ? BLENNIES*, ENNOBLES* 14
3 AESPRCTUS  ? ? – ?  ? CAPTURES*, PASTURES*, SCAUPERS* 22
4 7 25 8 2 1 8 → 956  ?  ? – ? ?

Best: 957 = (25 + 8) x ((8 + 7) x 2 - 1)

29
5 GACFNOAEJ  ? ? – ?  ? CANOE*, CONGA*, GANJA*, OCEAN* 34
6 AEDVZLESI  ? ? – ?  ? AEDILES* 41
7 EPSAZFIRT  ? ? – ?  ? FAIREST*, PARTIES*, PASTIER*, PIASTRE*, PIRATES*, PRATIES*, TRAIPSE* 48
8 50 9 3 5 7 6 → 175  ? ? – ? ?

Best: 175 = (50 ÷ (6 ÷ 3)) x 7

58
9 EARLYTCLN ? 30 – 54 ? CENTRALLY 68
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