Episode 710

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Episode 710 was broadcast on 13 April 1988, as part of Series 15.

Allan Saldanha played Alan Brooker, with Allan Saldanha winning 57 – 26. The Dictionary Corner guest was Clement Freud, and the lexicographer was Julia Swannell.

NOTE: The conundrum has two valid solutions: SPECULATE and PECULATES.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Allan Saldanha Score Alan Brooker Others Max.
1 FTGAEIVBT BAIT 4 – 4 BAIT/GIFT VITTAE* 6
2 EWSTAEORL SWEATER 11 – 4 WASTER OLEASTER, TOLEWARE* 14
3 LRVAIENCN CANNIER 18 – 4 NAILER CARLINE*, CLAVIER*, RAVELIN* 21
4 75 2 6 4 9 3 → 949 948
(9 + 3) × (75 + 4)
25 – 4 957

CV: 949 = (75 − 2) × (9 + 4)

31
5 ATGNEOICR REACTION 33 – 12 CREATING ACTIONER*, CATERING*, CREATION*, GERONTIC*, REACTING* 39
6 NGYEIASFN SAYING 33 – 19 FANNIES YEANING* 46
7 USXBOETSR SOUREST 40 – 26 BUSTERS BOURSES*, OESTRUS*, OUSTERS*, SORBETS, SOUTERS*, STROBES*, TORUSES*, TUSSORE* 53
8 25 9 3 9 1 8 → 606 608
8 × 3 × 25 + 9 − 1
47 – 26 608 ☓

CV: 606 = (25 × 8 + 9 ÷ 9 + 1) × 3

63
9 SUETPLACE SPECULATE
(2 seconds)
57 – 26 73
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