Episode 490

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Episode 490 was broadcast on 15 December 1986, and was the third quarter-final of Series 10.

David Whiting played Mike Percik, with Mike Percik winning 45 – 31. The Dictionary Corner guest was Bill Tidy, and the lexicographer was Catherine Clarke.

Rounds

Rnd Selection David Whiting Score Mike Percik Others Max.
1 IOERNSGBV SOBERING 8 – 0 VERSING OBSERVING 18
2 CLBRLAEOT balloter ☓ 8 – 7 BLOATER COLLATER 26
3 AIERNMTGN TEARING 8 – 15 EMIGRANT RENAMING* 34
4 100 10 9 8 3 6 → 180 180
100 + 10 × 8
18 – 25 180
100 + 10 × 8


44
5 TGZNCOEIT COGENT 24 – 31 COGENT COGNIZE* 51
6 AUELBSVRH rushable ☓ 24 – 38 VALUERS BLUSHER, HALVERS*, HAULERS*, HERBALS, VERBALS* 58
7 SPRCSEEOU RESCUES 31 – 45 PROCESS CORPUSES*, ESPOUSER*, REPOUSSE* 66
8 9 8 2 2 9 1 → 794 31 – 45

CV: 794 = (9 + 2) × 8 × 9 + 2

76
9 aceghilrt* 31 – 45 LETHARGIC 86
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