Episode 888

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Episode 888 was broadcast on 7 August 1989, as part of Series 18.

Sue Hall played Jonathan Anstey, with the game ending in a 61-all draw. The Dictionary Corner guest was Eve Pollard, and the lexicographer was Simon Mason.

Among all games to have ended in draws, this one had the highest recorded score, also being the only known draw in which both players spotted a nine-letter word.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Sue Hall Score Jonathan Anstey Others Max.
1 SSAIPTODE DEPOSITS 8 – 8 DEPOSITS DIOPTASE*, SOAPIEST, TOPSIDES* 8
2 SITTWOUNC TUNICS 8 – 15 OUTWITS SUCTION, UNTWIST* 15
3 TNZEOSRIG STORING 15 – 15 genitors ☓ TRIGONES* 23
4 100 1 10 3 7 5 → 596 596
(5 + 1) × 100 − (7 − 3)
25 – 15 597


33
5 TDAILNEIG DETAILING 43 – 33 DETAILING 51
6 DTLAUBGOA ABOUT 48 – 38 BLOAT GADABOUT* 59
7 NKEELRAQR LEANER 54 – 44 RANKLE LEARNER, RELEARN* 66
8 25 6 7 9 7 4 → 626 623
6 × 4 × 25 + 7 + 7 + 9
61 – 51 623
6 × 4 × 25 + 7 + 7 + 9

CV: 626 = (4 × 25 + 7) × 6 − (7 + 9)

76
9 cddeennos* 61 – 61 CONDENSED
(1 second)
86
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