Episode 588

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Episode 588 was broadcast on 11 June 1987, and was the first quarter-final of Series 12.

Jon Marsh played Stephen Haggerty, with Jon Marsh winning 65 – 49. The Dictionary Corner guest was Steve Jones, and the lexicographer was Julia Swannell.

During Round 8 of this episode, Richard Whiteley visibly yawned on camera as the contestants worked out their solutions. This amusing clip was rebroadcast during The 2000th Edition retrospective.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Jon Marsh Score Stephen Haggerty Others Max.
1 SRVELAGDI GRAVEL 0 – 7 GLIDERS ADVISER*, DERAILS*, DIALERS*, DRIVELS*, GILDERS*, GIRDLES*, GLAIVES*, GRAVELS, GRAVIES, REDIALS*, REVISAL*, SILAGED*, VERGLAS*, VERLIGS*, VISAGED* 7
2 LJEUTNAVC JAUNT/UNCLE 5 – 7 LANE CANTLE*, ELUANT*, LANCET*, LAUNCE*, LEVANT*, LUCENT*, LUNATE*, UNLACE* 13
3 LFRITOVQE LOFTIER 12 – 14 TREFOIL 20
4 100 6 1 7 10 4 → 504 504
(6 − 1) × 100 + 4
22 – 24 504
(6 − 1) × 100 + 4


30
5 TWAISYENR WAITERS 29 – 31 WAITERS STERNWAY* 38
6 TSNLIATES SALTIEST 37 – 31 STAINS TAINTLESS 56
7 BNGAIVSET BEATINGS 45 – 39 BEATINGS VINTAGES 64
8 100 6 2 8 3 7 → 318 318
(2 + 8 − 7) × 100 + 6 × 3
55 – 49 318
(100 + 6) × 3


74
9 AFINERICN FINANCIER
(4.5 seconds)
65 – 49 84
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