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Episode 787

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Episode 787 was broadcast on 29 July 1988, as part of Series 16.

Wayne Blackburn played John Lister, with Wayne Blackburn winning 45 – 31. The Dictionary Corner guest was Gyles Brandreth, and the lexicographer was Catherine Clarke.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Wayne Blackburn Score John Lister Others Max.
1 MLTUISGLI STIMULI 7 – 0 LIMITS 7
2 WDLEEASNS LEWDNESS 15 – 0 wandless ☓ 15
3 DRLRAIEKM MARRIED 22 – 0 MAILED ADMIRER, LARDIER, MARDIER*, MARLIER* 22
4 100 3 8 3 1 10 → 866 866
(100 + 3 + 3 + 1) × 8 + 10
32 – 10 866
8 × 100 + (10 + 1) × (3 + 3)


32
5 NGKAIEJRS rakings ☓ 32 – 17 SEARING ERASING, GAINERS*, JANKERS*, JERKING, JERKINS, JINKERS*, KANGRIS*, REGAINS*, SARKING*, SINKAGE*, SNAKIER* 39
6 NGBPIIESA BEINGS 38 – 17 peasing ☓ BIASING, BINGIES* 46
7 TNCAUIFRC FRANTIC 45 – 24 FRANTIC CRUCIAN*, CURTAIN, INFARCT* 53
8 25 3 2 4 6 4 → 955 45 – 31 953
((6 + 4) × 4 − 2) × 25 + 3

CV: 954 Best: 954 = (25 × 4 + 6) × (4 + 3 + 2)

60
9 TENTSGRIN resilting ☓
(17 seconds)
45 – 31 resenting ☓
(28 seconds)
STRINGENT 70
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