Episode 988

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Episode 988 was broadcast on 12 March 1990, as part of Series 19.

Stuart Donald played John Cruse, with John Cruse winning 43 – 38. The Dictionary Corner guest was Sylvia Syms, and the lexicographer was Freda Thornton.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Stuart Donald Score John Cruse Others Max.
1 RDBEOWEVM BROWED 6 – 6 BREWED BOWERED*, EMBOWED*, EMBOWER*, REMOVED 7
2 GPTAOEYKN PEATY 6 – 12 POTAGE PAEONY*, TEAPOY* 13
3 RTJOASDOA STOOD 11 – 17 ROADS DASTOOR* 20
4 1 9 9 3 75 4 → 275 274
4 × 75 − 3 × 9 + 1
18 – 24 274
4 × 75 − 3 × 9 + 1

CV: 275 = (75 − 9 + 3) × 4 − 1

30
5 ZDRCOAEVP CRAVED 24 – 30 CRAZED CARPED*, CARVED, PROVED*, REDCAP* 36
6 DQUITSERI SQUIRTED 32 – 30 DUSTIER DISQUIET* 44
7 NLPAILSFE PLANES 38 – 36 SALINE SPLENIAL* 52
8 75 6 5 4 2 4 → 889 38 – 43 891
2 × 6 × 75 − 5 − 4

CV: 889 = (75 × 2 − 4 ÷ 4) × 6 − 5

62
9 aeimmnopt* 38 – 43 PANTOMIME 72
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