Episode 987

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Episode 987 was broadcast on 9 March 1990, as part of Series 19.

Sylvia Roche played John Cruse, with John Cruse winning 45 – 37. The Dictionary Corner guest was Simon Williams, and the lexicographer was Freda Thornton.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Sylvia Roche Score John Cruse Others Max.
1 PSSUIALLE pullies ☓ 0 – 6 ALLIES LIPLESS*, PALSIES, SALLIES*, SULLIES* 7
2 MVWIEAXTR WAITER 6 – 12 MATRIX WARTIME 14
3 BSFOAECDO FADES 6 – 18 ABODES CABOOSE, SEAFOOD* 21
4 9 4 1 3 100 9 → 827 827
(9 − 1) × 100 + 9 × 3
16 – 28 827
(9 − 1) × 100 + 9 × 3


31
5 RJIONSKET JOINERS 23 – 28 INSERT JOINTERS 39
6 HYNIUERST UNREST 23 – 35 SHUNTER HIRSUTE, HUNTERS*, NUTSIER* 46
7 QPGOAASCR SCAR 27 – 35 vicars ☓ AGORAS*, CARGOS 52
8 50 4 10 1 9 5 → 233 233
(50 + 9) × 4 − (10 ÷ 5 + 1)
37 – 35 234


62
9 cdeeistuv* 37 – 45 SEDUCTIVE
(5 seconds)
72
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