Episode 680

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Episode 680 was broadcast on 23 November 1987, as part of Series 14.

Joel Salkin played Derek Rutter, with Derek Rutter winning 56 – 46. The Dictionary Corner guest was Bill Tidy, and the lexicographer was Julia Swannell.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Joel Salkin Score Derek Rutter Others Max.
1 EIARLGTRN TRIANGLE 8 – 8 INTEGRAL ALERTING, ALTERING, GNARLIER*, RELATING, TANGLIER* 8
2 HTAKIBNES INTAKES 8 – 16 BETHINKS ABSINTHE*, BEATNIKS 16
3 UEITSHSRT HIRSUTE 15 – 23 HIRSUTE RUSHIEST*, RUSTIEST, SHUTTERS*, TRUSTIES* 24
4 50 9 1 3 9 2 → 890 891 15 – 33 890
50 × 9 × 2 − (9 + 1)


34
5 HGEPIECNN CHEEPING 23 – 33 NEIGH 42
6 AOEGCTFRF FORGET 29 – 39 FORAGE AFFORCE*, COFFRET* 49
7 SNTOEFSUA FASTENS 36 – 46 FASTENS SOUTANES, UNSAFEST* 57
8 25 2 8 10 4 7 → 780 780
8 × 4 × 25 − 2 × 10
46 – 56 780
8 × 4 × 25 − 2 × 10


67
9 ginw?????* 46 – 56 W?????ING 77
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