Episode 644

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Episode 644 was broadcast on 28 August 1987, and was a specially extended 45-minute edition for the Series 13 grand final.

Hilary Hopper played Kevin Nelson, with Hilary Hopper winning 94 – 79. The Dictionary Corner guests were Gyles Brandreth and Derek Nimmo, and the lexicographer was Catherine Clarke.

This was the last episode to feature Cathy Hytner as the letters girl.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Hilary Hopper Score Kevin Nelson Others Max.
1 NTRIOUINF ration ☓ 0 – 5 FRONT FRUITION 8
2 GETIDEBTG BETIDE 6 – 11 BEGGED BETTED*, BIGGED*, BITTED*, GIDGEE* 14
3 75 5 2 3 9 6 → 474 474
(9 − 5 + 75) × 6
16 – 21 474
75 × 6 + 9 × 3 − (5 − 2)


24
4 FLHAEOPNA PANEL 21 – 26 PANEL APNOEA, PHENOL* 30
5 VITENISAY VANITIES 29 – 34 VANITIES 38
6 50 6 9 8 5 4 → 766 765
(9 + 6) × (5 − 4 + 50)
36 – 41 765
(9 + 6) × (5 − 4 + 50)

CV: 766 = (50 + 5) × (8 + 6) − 4

48
7 TAMILROAD 36 – 41 MALADROIT 58
8 BESADEVND DEBASED 43 – 48 DEBASED DAVENED*, DEADENS* 65
9 RIMAPEHSA HAMPERS 50 – 55 HARPIES ASPERMIA*, SAMPHIRE*, SERAPHIM* 73
10 75 8 3 10 4 6 → 234 234
(6 ÷ (8 ÷ 4) + 75) × 3
60 – 55 235


83
11 RIWABERTN TAWNIER 67 – 62 TRAINER BRAWNIER, INTERWAR* 91
12 KCWNOIUGD DUCKING 74 – 69 DUCKING DOCKING* 98
13 50 6 8 7 4 5 → 485 485
(6 + 4) × 50 − (8 + 7)
84 – 79 485
(6 + 4) × 50 − (8 + 7)


108
14 BLINDBRIG DRIBBLING
(7 seconds)
94 – 79 brindling ☓
(2 seconds)
118
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