Episode 997

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Episode 997 was broadcast on 23 March 1990, and was the second quarter-final of Series 19.

Elaine Newcombe played Joan Orchard, with Elaine Newcombe winning 46 – 32. The Dictionary Corner guest was Nigel Rees, and the lexicographer was Simon Mason.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Elaine Newcombe Score Joan Orchard Others Max.
1 GSTUIMPEY MUSTY 5 – 5 STUMP GUIMPES*, IMPETUS*, IMPUTES, MISTYPE*, PYGMIES 7
2 SLOITSOAH SOLOIST 12 – 5 halitosis ☓ HISTOSOL* 15
3 VSGROEENE GREENS 12 – 12 VENEERS OVERSEEN*, REVENGES 23
4 100 1 5 5 4 4 → 759 759
(100 − 5) × (4 + 4) − 1
22 – 22 759
(100 − 5) × (4 + 4) − 1


33
5 MDLAEINBS BANDIES 29 – 22 BLAMES MANDIBLES 51
6 NPCROIAKU UNCORK 35 – 22 CROAK ANURIC*, CORNUA*, KIRPAN*, KORUNA*, OPANCI*, PARKIN*, PICARO*, UNPACK*, UNPICK* 57
7 GLYIUEJRT UGLIER 41 – 22 TRULY LITURGY 64
8 25 6 10 1 7 6 → 656 650
((7 − (6 − 1)) × 10 + 6) × 25
46 – 22

CV: 656 = ((7 − 1) × 6 − 10) × 25 + 6

74
9 deeipprrs* 46 – 32 PERSPIRED
(15 seconds)
84
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