Episode 53

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Episode 53 was broadcast on 19 May 1983, as part of Series 2.

Bobbie Bennett played Maureen Kelly, with Maureen Kelly winning 42 – 23. The Dictionary Corner guest was Gyles Brandreth.

Kelly's declaration of DEPILATES in Round 2 is the earliest known instance of any player declaring a nine-letter word, as well as the only known instance in which, pursuant to the game's original rules, a player received only 10 points instead of 18 for spotting a niner.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Bobbie Bennett Score Maureen Kelly Others Max.
1 NMUOGWIGG  ? ? – ?  ? GOUGING*, MUGGING* 7
2 SLEADTEPI  ? ? – ? DEPILATES 17
3 NCEODISNY  ? ? – ?  ? SECONDI*, SYNODIC* 24
4 50 100 8 7 6 9 → 143  ?  ? – ? ?

Best: 143 = 100 + 50 − 7

34
5 STOEMTOIG  ? ? – ?  ? EGOTISM*, EGOTIST*, GOOIEST*, MOTTOES* 41
6 NIEGORYIQ  ? ? – ?  ? ERYNGO*, GROYNE*, IGNORE*, ORIGIN*, REGION* 47
7 EEGKUORBE  ? 23 – 42  ? BROGUE*, BURGEE*, REBUKE*, REEBOK* 53
8 75 9 3 2 6 6 → 880  ? 23 – 42 ?

Best: 880 = (75 × 6 − 9) × 2 − 6 ÷ 3

63
9 SEMMOCTUR 23 – 42 COMMUTERS 73
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