Episode 79

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Episode 79 was broadcast on 1 July 1983, and was the second semi-final of Series 2.

Ash Haji played Maurice Packman, with Ash Haji winning 41 – 35. The Dictionary Corner guest was Gyles Brandreth, and the lexicographer was Lesley Burnett.

N.B. The contestants’ offered words in Rounds 5 and 7 may be transposed.

It appears that three 9's were selected for the Round 8 numbers game; it is likely that one of the 9's was an upside down 6.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Ash Haji Score Maurice Packman Others Max.
1 DEOCSWILV SCOWLED 7 – 0 CLOVES 7
2 IHLTHAEUS HEALTHS 14 – 0 HEALTH 14
3 OMDEEVIWG MIDGE 14 – 6 VIEWED MEOWED* 20
4 50 7 10 9 4 1 → 616 620
?
21 – 6 617 ☓

Best: 616 = (10 × 7 + 4) × 9 − 50

30
5 FFNSUOAET SOFTEN 27 – 12 FASTEN SOUTANE* 37
6 JISNALKEB 27 – 18 BLINKS SINKABLE* 45
7 GMNEITOAB TEAMING 34 – 25 BOATING AMBIENT*, BEAMING*, BEATING*, BEGONIA*, BOATMEN*, EMOTING*, MAGNETO*, MEGATON*, MOATING*, MONTAGE* 52
8 75 9 9 9 7 10 → 490 488
?
41 – 25 ?

CV: 490 = (75 − 10 ÷ ((9 + 9) ÷ 9)) × 7

62
9 ICIAOUVVS 41 – 35 VIVACIOUS
(2 seconds)
72
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