Episode 979

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Episode 979 was broadcast on 27 February 1990, as part of Series 19.

Phil Reed played Brian Speet, with Brian Speet winning 55 – 38. The Dictionary Corner guest was Gyles Brandreth, and the lexicographer was Freda Thornton.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Phil Reed Score Brian Speet Others Max.
1 RSEASVUFL SEARS 0 – 7 SLAVERS REFUSALS, VASEFULS* 8
2 WRAXTOQDE WATER 5 – 12 WROTE ORATED*, TOWARD, TROWED* 14
3 SYORETPUL PORTLY 11 – 18 STOREY POULTERS, PROSTYLE*, UROSTYLE* 22
4 100 6 3 1 10 7 → 501 500 11 – 28 501
(6 − 1) × 100 + (10 − 7) ÷ 3


32
5 WYAMNIMKA ANIMA 16 – 33 MANIA AMNIA*, NAMMA* 37
6 SRVEIDLEC DRIVELS 23 – 40 DEVICES DELIVERS, SERVICED*, SILVERED, SLIVERED, VERSICLE* 45
7 DNULHENRI UNDER 28 – 45 LINED INURNED, UNLINED* 52
8 25 4 5 9 4 1 → 975 975
(4 × 9 + 4 − 1) × 25
38 – 45 980


62
9 cdeelrttu* cultured ☓
(3 seconds)
38 – 55 CLUTTERED
(5 seconds)
72
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