Episode 808

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Episode 808 was broadcast on 29 August 1988, and was the third quarter-final of Series 16.

John Widdowson played Nigel Gardner, with John Widdowson winning 57 – 23. The Dictionary Corner guest was Bill Tidy, and the lexicographer was Della Thompson.

Rounds

Rnd Selection John Widdowson Score Nigel Gardner Others Max.
1 NSDEOCREP PROCEEDS 8 – 0 SCORNED CENSORED*, ENCODERS*, SECONDER, SEEDCORN* 8
2 XSZSJUITA TAXIS 13 – 5 SUITS SAXIST* 14
3 FDNEIVNEK KNIFED 19 – 5 devine ☓ DEFINE*, DEVEIN*, ENDIVE, ENVIED*, FINKED*, FINNED, INDENE*, INFEED*, KENNED*, VEINED* 20
4 100 25 1 2 10 3 → 674 674
(10 − 3) × 100 − (25 + 1)
29 – 5


30
5 QRYOEALSV LOAVES 29 – 12 SLAVERY LAYOVERS*, OVERLAYS 38
6 MHTIABDET HABITED 36 – 12 BATHED 45
7 CRDHSOAMI CHOIRS 42 – 18 CHORDS CHADORS*, CHAMOIS*, CHARISM*, CHRISOM*, DIRHAMS*, DRACHMS*, HAIRDOS*, MORCHAS*, ORCHIDS*, RODHAMS*, SARCOID* 52
8 100 1 10 2 3 10 → 640 650
(3 + 2 + 1) × (100 + 10) − 10
47 – 23 650
(3 + 2 + 1) × (100 + 10) − 10

CV: 640 = (100 − (10 + 2) × 3) × 10

62
9 illooqsuy* SOLILOQUY
(4 seconds)
57 – 23 72
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