Episode 74

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Episode 74 was broadcast on 24 June 1983, and was the first quarter-final of Series 2.

Gary Roussak played Russell Byers, with Russell Byers winning 47 – 39. The Dictionary Corner guest was Gyles Brandreth, and the lexicographer was Lesley Burnett.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Gary Roussak Score Russell Byers Others Max.
1 TEFOWABSN 6 6 – 0 ? ABSENT*, ATONES*, BATONS*, BEANOS*, BESTOW*, FASTEN*, SOFTEN* 6
2 IOGHSIDEA ? 6 – 6 6 DAGOES*, DOGIES*, DOSAGE*, GASHED*, GEISHA*, IODISE*, SIGHED* 12
3 XIGBERNAS BEARINGS 14 – 14 BEARINGS 20
4 50 5 10 5 3 1 → 701 701
?
24 – 24 701
?

Best: 701 = (10 + 3 + 1) × 50 + 5 ÷ 5

30
5 AEBMSVANM ? 24 – 30 6 BASEMAN* 37
6 EBROSNFUN 5 29 – 30 ? BOURNES*, NEURONS*, UNROBES* 44
7 IETNLSIOY ? 29 – 37 OILIEST SENILITY* 52
8 100 75 5 9 10 1 → 691 ? 29 – 47 691
?

Best: 691 = 9 × 75 + 10 + 5 + 1

62
9 CRAPHOILA PAROCHIAL
(19 seconds)
39 – 47 72
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