Episode 963

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Episode 963 was broadcast on 5 February 1990, as part of Series 19.

John Young played Maureen Harmer, with Maureen Harmer winning 33 – 20. The Dictionary Corner guest was Lance Percival, and the lexicographer was Simon Mason.

Richard Whiteley stated that he was awarding John with 10 points for the conundrum, as he was so close to getting it right, but would not have done so had it affected the outcome of the match. This makes the final score 33 – 30.

Rounds

Rnd Selection John Young Score Maureen Harmer Others Max.
1 TCSHOEACS SCATHES 7 – 0 HASTES SCOTCHES 8
2 RRFIUVERU FURRIER 14 – 7 FURRIER 15
3 DVSIAIUAT avast/staid ☓6 14 – 12 VISIT AUDITS*, DAVITS, STADIA* 21
4 75 3 3 6 4 1 → 709 709 ☓ 14 – 12

CV: 709 = (75 + 4) × (6 + 3) + 3 − 1

31
5 NSDEOYETW TWEENY 20 – 18 SNOWED DENOTES, NOSEYED*, TOWNEES* 38
6 SLPLJAIEG PALES 20 – 26 PILLAGES SPILLAGE* 46
7 RKXAOETBS STREAK 20 – 33 BOATERS BOASTER*, BORATES* 53
8 25 1 2 8 7 9 → 988 985 ☓ 20 – 33 985 ☓

CV: 988 = ((8 − 2) × 25 − 9) × 7 + 1

63
9 deiilorsu* derilious ☓
(30 seconds)
20 – 33 DELIRIOUS 73
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