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Episode 542

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Episode 542 was broadcast on 8 April 1987, and was the first semi-final of Series 11.

James Wilkie played John Clarke, with John Clarke winning 48 – 19. The Dictionary Corner guest was Bill Tidy, and the lexicographer was Catherine Clarke.

Rounds

Rnd Selection James Wilkie Score John Clarke Others Max.
1 SLRIEZCNU curlies ☓ 0 – 6 UNCLES LUCINES* 7
2 SPGOEASTD stopages ☓ 0 – 13 DESPOTS POSTAGES 15
3 YBLUADFEO FOULED 6 – 19 FABLED ALBEDO*, BEFOUL*, BUOYED*, DOABLE*, DOUBLE*, DOUBLY, FEUDAL*, FLAYED*, FOALED*, LOAFED* 21
4 25 50 7 3 3 6 → 910 907 6 – 29 910
6 × 3 × 50 + 7 + 3


31
5 TQKIATCWE WICKET 12 – 35 WICKET CATTIE*, TACKIE*, TICKET 37
6 YTNIOEWYS TOWNIES 19 – 35 SINEWY 44
7 TRBIEOTME BITTER 19 – 43 EMBITTER 52
8 25 2 5 2 4 5 → 836 19 – 48 827
(5 × 5 + 4 × 2) × 25 + 2

Best: 835 = ((25 + 2) × (4 + 2) + 5) × 5

59
9 affiilnpt* 19 – 48 PLAINTIFF 69
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