Episode 68

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Episode 68 was broadcast on 15 June 1983, and was the third qualifying preliminary of Series 2.

Peter Finley played Joan Ross, with Peter Finley winning 60 – 24. The Dictionary Corner guest was Gyles Brandreth.

Round 1 of this game is the first recorded instance of a word 6 letters or longer being spelled out in the letters selection, with the word ITCHES appearing.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Peter Finley Score Joan Ross Others Max.
1 AVUITCHES  ? ? – ?  ? ACHIEST*, AITCHES* 7
2 TILUNAMER  ? ? – ?  ? RUMINATE*, TENURIAL*, TERMINAL* 15
3 ULOAFBSEJ  ? ? – ?  ? BEFOULS*, JEALOUS* 22
4 75 25 2 4 1 7 → 999  ?  ? – ? ?

Best: 999 = (7 × 2 − 4) × (75 + 25) − 1

32
5 NOSEGTOTO  ? ? – ?  ? GENTOOS* 39
6 WAEGTOGDY  ? ? – ?  ? GADGETY* 46
7 TINIEXQNS  ? ? – ?  ? NIXIES*, SENNIT*, SINNET*, TENNIS* 52
8 25 100 3 7 4 9 → 164  ? ? – ? ?

Best: 164 = 100 + 25 × 3 − 7 − 4

62
9 ITOSMEMES ? 60 – 24 ? SOMETIMES 72
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