Episode 544

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Episode 544 was broadcast on 10 April 1987, and was an extended 45-minute edition for the Series 11 grand final.

David Reid played John Clarke, with John Clarke winning 97 – 61. The Dictionary Corner guests were Bill Tidy and Gyles Brandreth, and the lexicographer was Catherine Clarke.

NOTE: The 2nd conundrum LOCALTIES had two valid solutions: OSCILLATE and TEOCALLIS.

Rounds

Rnd Selection David Reid Score John Clarke Others Max.
1 SOTILEWAF FLOATS 6 – 6 FLOATS FOLIATES 8
2 NVTUEAGNO TONNAGE 13 – 13 TONNAGE TONNEAU* 15
3 100 9 3 5 4 1 → 464 464
(9 + 3 + 5 − 1 + 100) × 4
23 – 23 464
(9 + 3 + 5 − 1 + 100) × 4


25
4 TISANEXUS STAINS 23 – 30 UNSEATS AUNTIES, ENTASIS*, ISSUANT*, NASTIES*, SESTINA*, SINUATE, SUSTAIN*, TANSIES*, TISANES* 32
5 PMRAIEGRA MIRAGE 23 – 38 MARRIAGE RAMPAGER* 40
6 100 5 4 9 2 10 → 137 137
9 × 4 + 100 + 5 × 2 ÷ 10
33 – 48 137
9 × 5 + 100 − 10 − 2


50
7 HEADINGUS 33 – 58 ANGUISHED
(3 seconds)
60
8 DSSAEITLN STAINED 40 – 65 DETAILS DESTAINS*, LANDTIES*, SALIENTS, SALTINES*, SANDIEST* 68
9 RDLRTOEIU TORRID 40 – 73 OUTRIDER ULTERIOR* 76
10 25 5 4 6 2 1 → 946 950
((6 + 4) × (5 − 1) − 2) × 25
47 – 73 946 ☓

CV: 946 = ((5 + 1) × 6 + 2) × 25 − 4

86
11 BNFOAICNE FINANCE 54 – 80 FINANCE CONFINE* 93
12 ZAROSILDE SOLDIER 61 – 87 SOLDIER SOLARIZED 111
13 75 7 6 7 8 3 → 315 314 61 – 97 315
(7 − 3) × 75 + 8 + 7


121
14 LOCALTIES elastical ☓
(4 seconds)
61 – 97 OSCILLATE 131
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