Episode 50

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Episode 50 was broadcast on 13 May 1983, as part of Series 2.

Ruth Lowy played Gary Roussak, with Gary Roussak winning 48 – 28. The Dictionary Corner guest was Gyles Brandreth.

This was the first known episode in which it was possible to make a 9 letter word in 2 rounds, and also the first time it was possible to make a 9 letter word in the opening round. The maximum possible score of 77 is the highest recorded under the old rules, under which a 9 letter word was only worth 10 points, rather than the modern day 18.

Round 2 is one of only two known rounds in history to have featured two Zs, and the game as a whole contained three Zs, an extremely rare occurrence.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Ruth Lowy Score Gary Roussak Others Max.
1 BOLYMEAND  ? ? – ?  ? BALDMONEY* 10
2 CAZRIEPEZ  ? ? – ?  ? APIECE*, PACIER*, PIECER*, PIERCE*, RECIPE* 16
3 ITISYRSOP  ? ? – ?  ? PYROSIS*, SPIRITS* 23
4 50 10 2 7 6 3 → 330  ?  ? – ? ?

Best: 330 = (50 - 7 x 2 - 3) x 10

33
5 SUCAASTXE  ? ? – ?  ? CUESTAS* 40
6 SOYAGZUVE  ? ? – ?  ? AZYGOUS*, VOYAGES*, ZOUAVES* 47
7 LODEPIASN  ? ? – ?  ? PALINODES* 57
8 25 3 6 3 7 10 → 830  ? ? – ? ?

Best: 830 = (25 + 6) x (10 x 3 - 3) - 7

67
9 HGOATPUAR ? 28 – 48 ? AUTOGRAPH 77
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