Episode 706

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Episode 706 was broadcast on 24 December 1987, and was the second semi-final of Series 14.

Frank Houston played Joel Salkin, with Joel Salkin winning 56 – 37. The Dictionary Corner guest was Gyles Brandreth, and the lexicographer was Julia Swannell.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Frank Houston Score Joel Salkin Others Max.
1 YGEFNASSG FANGS 5 – 5 GANGS GAYNESS* 7
2 IIKTPATMU 3 5 – 10 KAPUT MUKTI*, PITTA*, PUTTI*, TIKIA*, TUPIK*, UMIAK* 12
3 BLNEGRISO SOBERING 13 – 10 LEGIONS IGNOBLER*, OBLIGERS* 20
4 100 9 5 8 9 3 → 287 287
100 × 3 − (8 + 5)
23 – 20 287
100 × 3 − (8 + 5)


30
5 AECVNNEFN CAVE 23 – 25 FENCE FENNEC 36
6 XSTANTERF FATTENS 30 – 32 SEXTANT NATTERS* 43
7 OITRNBACE carbonite ☓ 30 – 39 CABINET ACTIONER*, BARITONE, CREATION, OBTAINER*, REACTION 51
8 75 5 4 9 8 9 → 991 992
75 × (9 + 4) + 8 + 9
37 – 46 992
75 × (9 + 4) + 8 + 9

CV: 991 = (9 × 4 + 75) × 9 − 8

61
9 WHOSEFEUI 37 – 56 HOUSEWIFE
(1.5 seconds)
71
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