Episode 954

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Episode 954 was broadcast on 23 January 1990, as part of Series 19.

Bob Holt played Joan Orchard, with Joan Orchard winning 29 – 24. The Dictionary Corner guest was Ernie Wise, and the lexicographer was Catherine Clarke.

Holt's numbers selection in Round 8 is the first known instance of a regular (non-Masters) game featuring four large numbers.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Bob Holt Score Joan Orchard Others Max.
1 PDVIAUNNB inane ☓ 0 – 5 DIVAN INDUNA*, UNBIND*, UNPAID 6
2 MTJIEUDKS TIMED 0 – 11 MISTED DEMIST*, DEMITS*, DUTIES*, KISMET*, KUMITE*, MUSKET, SKITED*, SUITED*, TEDIUM*, TUSKED* 12
3 GMRIOETTI GRIME 5 – 11 gromet ☓ GOITRE* 18
4 25 2 10 4 5 1 → 616 615
(4 + 1) × 5 × 25 − 10
12 – 11 612

CV: 616 = (5 × 25 − 1) × 10 ÷ 2 − 4

28
5 DLPUAECID PLACID 18 – 17 PLACED DECIDUAL* 36
6 EOORLTEAY LOOTER 24 – 23 TOOLER AREOLE*, EATERY*, ELYTRA*, LYRATE*, OLEATE*, RELATE, REALTY, RETOOL*, ROOTLE* 42
7 STWIOEQLZ stool ☓ 24 – 29 LOWEST ZLOTIES* 49
8 25 50 75 100 10 2 → 618 621 ☓ 24 – 29 615 ☓

CV: 618 = (100 − 75) × 25 − (50 ÷ 10 + 2)

59
9 ICOUNTBAD 24 – 29 ABDUCTION 69
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