Episode 605

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Episode 605 was broadcast on 6 July 1987, as part of Series 13.

Hilary Hopper played Dennis Davies, with Hilary Hopper winning 43 – 22. The Dictionary Corner guest was Gyles Brandreth, and the lexicographer was Catherine Clarke.

Notably, the conundrum has two valid solutions: TRANSPIRE and TERRAPINS. Although the current Contestant Guidelines state that a conundrum will not be a plural ending in S, it is unknown whether this rule was in effect at the time of this episode.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Hilary Hopper Score Dennis Davies Others Max.
1 SEGACUMYA causage ☓ 0 – 5 CAGES MAGUEYS* 7
2 TLNEOACSO CANTLES 7 – 5 COAST COOLANTS, ECOTONAL*, LACTONES* 15
3 TILOFELSA FOLIATES 15 – 5 FILLETS FELLATIO*, FLOATELS* 23
4 25 100 1 10 1 6 → 721 720
(100 + 25 − 10 ÷ (1 + 1)) × 6
22 – 5 724

CV: 720

30
5 LDSOUIWAE WADES 22 – 11 LOUSED DUALISE*, WALDOES* 37
6 PAMIKENDN PANNED 28 – 17 MAIDEN MANKIND*, PIKEMAN* 44
7 PRAHEONAR HERON 33 – 22 PRONE ANAPHOR* 51
8 50 8 1 2 8 3 → 741 741
(50 × 2 − (8 − 1)) × 8 − 3
43 – 22


61
9 SPREINART 43 – 22 inseparate ☓
(14.5 seconds)
TRANSPIRE 71
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