Episode 790

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Episode 790 was broadcast on 3 August 1988, as part of Series 16.

John Widdowson played Doris Bland, with John Widdowson winning 52 – 21. The Dictionary Corner guest was Gyles Brandreth, and the lexicographer was Catherine Clarke.

Rounds

Rnd Selection John Widdowson Score Doris Bland Others Max.
1 LMFEAGRSE FEMALES 7 – 0 MEAGRE FLAMERS*, GALERES*, REFLAGS*, REGALES, SERFAGE* 7
2 GCWIEINLM MEWLING 14 – 0 MINGLE CEILING, CLEWING* 14
3 RDTPOAEBN BARONET 21 – 0 BOATED PROBATED*, PRONATED* 22
4 25 3 10 6 6 10 → 371 374
(25 + 10) × 10 + 6 × 3 + 6
28 – 0 379

CV: 371 = (25 − 6) × (10 + 10) − (6 + 3)

32
5 TNWSAOETN WANTONS 35 – 0 wantonest ☓ NEWTONS*, NOTATES, TENANTS*, WANNEST* 39
6 SLGNEIFRW flingers ☓ 35 – 7 FINGERS FRINGES, LINGERS*, SLEWING*, SWINGER, WINGERS 46
7 LYSNIIATL SAINTLY 42 – 14 SAINTLY SALINITY 54
8 100 1 2 6 1 10 → 323 316 42 – 21 321
(100 + 6 + 1) × (2 + 1)

CV: 323 = (100 + 10) × (2 + 1) − (6 + 1)

64
9 PLAINCAPE APPLIANCE
(7.33 seconds)
52 – 21 74
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