Episode 614

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Episode 614 was broadcast on 17 July 1987, as part of Series 13.

Kevin Nelson played Alan Cannon, with Kevin Nelson winning 49 – 44. The Dictionary Corner guest was Bill Tidy, and the lexicographer was Freda Thornton.

Notably, the conundrum was identical to the one used just 3 days earlier, in Episode 611. It also took 3 seconds to be guessed by a contestant on both occasions. As Nelson was also playing the first time around, this may have given him an unfair advantage in getting the conundrum and therefore winning the game.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Kevin Nelson Score Alan Cannon Others Max.
1 BETISOBGJ jobbies ☓ 0 – 6 BOGIES GIBBETS, GOBBETS* 7
2 SKNWAOUFI WINKS 5 – 11 FAWNS FUNKIAS* 14
3 YUNECIOTX COUNT 5 – 17 EXOTIC EXCITON, OXYNTIC* 21
4 75 1 7 6 10 3 → 926 930
(7 + 6 − 1) × 75 + 3 × 10
12 – 17 923 ☓

CV: 926 = (10 + 3) × 75 − (6 + 1) × 7

31
5 BREUDCSED REDUCES 19 – 24 REDUCES BEDDERS*, DEDUCES*, RECUSED*, REDBUDS*, REDUCED*, RESCUED*, SECURED*, SEDUCED*, SEDUCER* 38
6 RABIMANOD RABID 24 – 29 AROMA AIRBAND*, ARMBAND*, BANDORA*, BARMAID, DIORAMA*, INBOARD*, MADRONA*, ROADMAN* 45
7 WTSIAILTG WAIST 29 – 34 WAIST GASLIT*, TWILIT*, WILGAS* 51
8 100 9 6 7 8 3 → 749 749
(100 + 8) × 7 − (9 − 6 ÷ 3)
39 – 44 749
7 × 100 + 9 × 6 − (8 − 3)


61
9 FREEDRUTH FURTHERED
(3 seconds)
49 – 44 71
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