Episode 548

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Episode 548 was broadcast on 16 April 1987, as part of Series 12.

Stephen Balment played Helen Pitt, with Stephen Balment winning 53 – 45. The Dictionary Corner guest was Gyles Brandreth, and the lexicographer was Catherine Clarke.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Stephen Balment Score Helen Pitt Others Max.
1 RPLEASGOE RELAPSE 7 – 7 LEAPERS AEROGELS*, PAROLEES*, PERGOLAS 8
2 DNOIHPESM PHONES 7 – 14 PHONIES HEDONISM, SIPHONED*, SPHENOID* 16
3 RVAUSRIAE VARIES 7 – 21 ARRIVES 23
4 100 8 5 6 2 8 → 713 714
(5 + 2) × 100 + 8 + 6
14 – 28 714
(8 − (6 − 5)) × (100 + 2)

CV: 713 = (8 ÷ 8 + 100) × (5 + 2) + 6

33
5 TNIYSAMEC SANITY 20 – 28 SAINT SEMANTIC, SYCAMINE* 41
6 VNOUHCEOS VOUCHES 27 – 35 VOUCHES COHUNES* 48
7 EIOTRNBEF BEFORE 33 – 35 BRINE BENEFIT, BONFIRE*, BORNITE*, EBONITE*, OFTENER* 55
8 100 8 6 5 1 3 → 308 308
3 × 100 + 8 + 6 − (5 + 1)
43 – 45 308
3 × 100 + 8


65
9 NOTINTATE ATTENTION
(3.5 seconds)
53 – 45 75
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