Episode 590

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Episode 590 was broadcast on 15 June 1987, and was the third quarter-final of Series 12.

Matthew Francis played Vivien Crabb, with Matthew Francis winning 62 – 53. The Dictionary Corner guest was Steve Jones, and the lexicographer was Julia Swannell.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Matthew Francis Score Vivien Crabb Others Max.
1 NOPNRIOLM MORON 5 – 5 ONION MORION* 6
2 NSERHAPSU SHARPENS 13 – 13 SHARPENS 14
3 ZROTDNEAT ROTATED 20 – 13 ROTTEN ATTORNED* 22
4 25 100 4 8 5 6 → 998 997 20 – 23 998
8 × 5 × 25 − (6 − 4)


32
5 LFEOTNAID DEFLATION 38 – 41 DEFLATION DEFOLIANT* 50
6 BSUTWRGHA wraths ☓ 38 – 46 BRUSH WASHTUB* 57
7 SLOITSEDN ENLISTS 45 – 53 ENLISTS ENTISOLS*, SOLIDEST* 65
8 7 6 4 3 7 1 → 185 184
(7 × 6 + 4) × (3 + 1)
52 – 53 187

CV: 185 = (7 × 7 − 3) × 4 − 1

75
9 aefkmorrw* FRAMEWORK
(1 second)
62 – 53 85
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