Episode 718

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Episode 718 was broadcast on 25 April 1988, as part of Series 15.

Frances Rush played Colin Wood, with Frances Rush winning 40 – 28. The Dictionary Corner guest was Dinah Sheridan, and the lexicographer was Della Thompson.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Frances Rush Score Colin Wood Others Max.
1 SWRSIOAAM SOARS 5 – 0 swears ☓ AROMAS, ASWARM*, MIAOWS*, MORASS*, SWAMIS*, SWARMS* 6
2 TNDGEIITR DIETING 12 – 7 EDITING DINGIER*, GITTERN*, GRITTED, IGNITED, IGNITER*, NITRIDE*, NITRITE*, RETTING*, TRIDENT 13
3 RNFLEIAFS fallen ☓ 12 – 14 RAFFLES SNIFFLER* 21
4 75 5 8 6 5 6 → 927 925
(6 + 6) × 75 + 5 × 5
19 – 21 925
(6 + 6) × 75 + 5 × 5

CV: 927 = (8 + 5) × (75 − 6) + 6 × 5

31
5 TFNSEEITL FETTLES 26 – 21 FINEST ENTITLES 39
6 CBTKAEGSI BASKET 26 – 28 CAGIEST KITBAGS*, SETBACK*, TACKIES* 46
7 BNDSOEATV BOASTED 33 – 28 STONED ADVENTS*, DONATES*, NOVATED*, NOVATES*, SABOTED* 53
8 50 7 2 5 6 5 → 866 862
(5 + 5 + 7) × 50 + 2 × 6
40 – 28 864 ☓

CV: 866 = (50 − 7) × 2 × (5 + 5) + 6

63
9 BORNBEAST 40 – 28 breastbone ☓
(13 seconds)
ABSORBENT 73
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