Episode 66

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Episode 66 was broadcast on 10 June 1983, and was the first qualifying preliminary of Series 2.

Russell Byers played David Myerscough, with Russell Byers winning 54 – 39. The Dictionary Corner guest was Gyles Brandreth.

This was the first game to be played under the current rules, under which a 9 letter word scores 18 points rather than 10, and contestants have to get within ten of the numbers game target to score any points; previously contestants still scored 5 points just for being closer to the target, even if they were more than ten away from it.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Russell Byers Score David Myerscough Others Max.
1 INEGGOFNA  ? ? – ?  ? AGEING*, NOGGIN*, NONAGE* 6
2 EIDXBBSKJ  ? ? – ?  ? JIBBED* 12
3 PEFBOSUTE  ? ? – ?  ? TOUPEES* 19
4 75 5 7 6 2 5 → 542  ?  ? – ? ?

Best: 542 = 75 × 7 + 6 × 2 + 5

29
5 IEDHWVPYO  ? ? – ?  ? HYPOID* 35
6 YEWOATTIL  ? ? – ?  ? TOILET*, WATTLE*, WITTOL* 41
7 GTEAZDGCL  ? ? – ?  ? GADGET*, GLAZED*, LAGGED*, TAGGED*, TALCED* 47
8 25 6 4 7 4 1 → 878  ? ? – ? ?

Best: 878 = (25 − 4) × 7 × 6 − 4

57
9 TVEEEBAGL ? 54 – 39 ? VEGETABLE 67
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