Episode 97

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Episode 97 was broadcast on 17 October 1983, as part of Series 3.

Allan Simmons played William Bradford, with William Bradford winning 38 – 31. The Dictionary Corner guest was William Rushton, and the lexicographer was Yvonne Warburton.

This was Simmons' eighth appearance (ninth if his draw is included), making him the first player in history to have reached the final game of an octochamp run. However, he was beaten by Bradford, who would coincidentally go on to become the first octochamp in history.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Allan Simmons Score William Bradford Others Max.
1 TOBAFESUJ BOAST 5 – 5 BOATS BEAUTS*, FOETUS*, JABOTS*, OBTUSE* 6
2 NTLOENOST LOOSEN 11 – 11 STOLEN LOTTOS*, NELSON*, NONETS*, SONNET*, STOLON*, TELSON*, TENONS*, TENSON*, TONNES* 12
3 ADISLUYBG BUILDS 17 – 11 ?☓ LADYBUGS* 20
4 75 6 7 1 5 2 → 637 ? 17 – 18 ?
?

Best: 637 = (75 + 5 × 2 + 6) × 7

30
5 OIENWVDGA WEAVING 24 – 25 WEAVING AVOWING*, EVADING*, WIDGEON*, WINDAGE* 37
6 EIHMNPEOR PRIME 24 – 31 EMPIRE MORPHINE* 45
7 GIYSOCTEB OBESITY 31 – 31 COYEST SOCIETY* 52
8 25 100 6 10 10 4 → 392 ? 31 – 38 ?
?

Best: 392 = (10 × 10 + 100 ÷ 25 − 6) × 4

62
9 GEELIRACS 31 – 38 SACRILEGE 72
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