Episode 886

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Episode 886 was broadcast on 3 August 1989, as part of Series 18.

Tom Dudley played Jonathan Anstey, with Jonathan Anstey winning 54 – 35. The Dictionary Corner guest was Eve Pollard, and the lexicographer was Simon Mason.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Tom Dudley Score Jonathan Anstey Others Max.
1 QRRUESDLA LARDERS 0 – 8 QUARRELS RUDERALS* 8
2 NSUEDVGOW VOGUES 6 – 14 WOUNDS ENDOWS, GOWNED*, NUDGES, SNOWED*, SUNDEW*, UNDOES*, VENOUS*, WODGES* 14
3 PTCEOGDIT DEPICT 12 – 20 POETIC TIPTOED 21
4 25 1 8 1 9 9 → 294 12 – 27 292
(9 + 1 + 1) × 25 + 9 + 8

CV: 294 = (25 + 9 + 9 − 1) × (8 − 1)

31
5 EONPNJENG 12 – 31 NONE PENNON*, PONGEE 37
6 RAECGNIUY CARING 18 – 37 GUINEA URGENCY* 44
7 BESMAHLXI SHAMBLE 25 – 44 SHAMBLE ABLEISM*, BLEMISH*, MIXABLE* 51
8 100 3 8 3 4 2 → 498 498
(8 − 3) × 100 − 2
35 – 54 498
(2 + 3) × 100 − 8 ÷ 4


61
9 RUNICFAGS 35 – 54 SURFACING 71
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