Episode 980

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Episode 980 was broadcast on 28 February 1990, as part of Series 19.

Harry Bruford played Brian Speet, with Brian Speet winning 49 – 16. The Dictionary Corner guest was Gyles Brandreth, and the lexicographer was Freda Thornton.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Harry Bruford Score Brian Speet Others Max.
1 SNROAEHLI LASHER 6 – 6 LINERS AILERONS, INHALERS*, ROSALINE* 8
2 DFILPGECA PLAID 6 – 12 FAILED PELAGIC*, PIGFACE* 15
3 SPWOIODDA SWOOP 11 – 17 WOODS SAPWOOD*, WOODSIA* 22
4 50 10 7 3 6 2 → 937 11 – 17

CV: 937 = (2 × 6 + 7) × 50 − 10 − 3

32
5 YSATLTIGS TASTY 11 – 23 STILTS STAGILY*, STYLIST*, TASTILY 39
6 KFTEOEBSO BOOTS 16 – 28 BOOKS BOOTEES 46
7 QWRANRIVA brain ☓ 16 – 32 RAIN AVIAN*, NAIRA*, RAVIN, VARNA* 51
8 75 10 2 9 6 1 → 524 16 – 39 525
(6 + 1) × 75

CV: 524 = (6 + 1) × 75 − (10 − 9)

61
9 denooprss* 16 – 49 SPONSORED
(27 seconds)
71
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