Episode 968

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Episode 968 was broadcast on 12 February 1990, as part of Series 19.

Elaine Newcombe played Dave Claridge, with Elaine Newcombe winning 45 – 44. The Dictionary Corner guest was Richard Stilgoe, and the lexicographer was Simon Mason.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Elaine Newcombe Score Dave Claridge Others Max.
1 SLCAOITTA STOIC 0 – 6 TOTALS TAILCOATS* 18
2 TDJIEGOND DOTING 6 – 12 TOEING JOINTED, TEDDING 25
3 XRKQEOURE QUEER 11 – 12 REEK KERERU* 31
4 100 6 7 2 3 1 → 644 644
(100 + 7) × 6 + 2
21 – 22 644
(100 + 7) × 6 + 2


41
5 FGNOEMSAG GNOMES 27 – 22 AMONG MANGOES 48
6 ONYLAEIWT TWAIN 32 – 27 ALONE ELATION, TOENAIL*, TOWLINE* 55
7 PDBEINDUP NIPPED 38 – 27 PINED BIDDEN*, BUPPIE*, DIPPED*, INDUED*, UNIPED* 61
8 75 5 6 8 2 6 → 352 351
5 × 75 − 6 ÷ 2 × 8
45 – 34 351
(75 − 6) × 5 + 6

CV: 352 = (75 + 5 + 8) × (6 − 2)

71
9 cemnnoopt* competent ☓
(1 second)
45 – 44 COMPONENT
(4 seconds)
81
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