Episode 978

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Episode 978 was broadcast on 26 February 1990, as part of Series 19.

Phil Reed played John Prince, with Phil Reed winning 39 – 37. The Dictionary Corner guest was Gyles Brandreth, and the lexicographer was Freda Thornton.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Phil Reed Score John Prince Others Max.
1 RFSOENRIT SOFTEN 0 – 7 STONIER FRONTIERS 18
2 ROIASGWCR SCRAG 0 – 13 ARROWS CORSAIR 25
3 TPEARZIGT PATTER 6 – 13 GRATE PARTITE 32
4 75 1 4 6 9 3 → 444 444
75 × 6 − (4 + 3 − 1)
16 – 23 444
75 × 6 − (9 − 3)


42
5 JOPSATIGB BIGOTS 22 – 23 JOIST PATIOS, PATOIS* 48
6 NSAEKYICS SNEAKY 28 – 23 scanes ☓ KYANISES 56
7 MEMXOEFVU MOVE 32 – 27 MOVE FEMME* 61
8 100 75 7 2 3 3 → 519 521
(3 + 2) × 100 + 7 × 3
39 – 27 522

CV: 519 = 7 × 75 − (3 + 3)

71
9 deehimprw* 39 – 37 WHIMPERED
(29 seconds)
81
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