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Episode 690

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Episode 690 was broadcast on 5 December 1987, as part of Series 14.

David Stevens played Stephen Deakin, with Stephen Deakin winning 42 – 39. The Dictionary Corner guest was Nigel Rees, and the lexicographer was Della Thompson.

This was the first episode of a new Saturday slot for the show, which lasted until the penultimate week of the series, but had been abandoned again by Series 15.

Rounds

Rnd Selection David Stevens Score Stephen Deakin Others Max.
1 RGIENRUTH HURTING 7 – 7 HERRING HUNGRIER 8
2 TPICHENJO PINTO 12 – 12 POINT PHONETIC 16
3 ZDAISKETR SKATED 12 – 19 SKIRTED ASTRIDE, DARKEST, DARKIES*, DISRATE*, KARZIES*, TIRADES 23
4 50 7 8 10 5 4 → 976 980 12 – 29 976
5 × 4 × 50 − (10 − 7) × 8


33
5 LCOSQENUY CLONES 18 – 35 OUNCES CLOQUES, COUNSEL, UNCLOSE* 40
6 DRIEBHNAF BANDIER 25 – 42 BANDIER BRAINED, HANDIER 47
7 FRUTLOLES FULLEST 32 – 42 FULLER FLORETS*, FLOTELS*, FLUSTER, FOULEST, FULLERS*, OURSELF*, OUTSELL*, RESTFUL* 54
8 75 50 9 1 10 8 → 886 884
(10 + 1) × 75 + 50 + 9
39 – 42 890

CV: 886 = (75 + 9 − 8) × (10 + 1) + 50

64
9 CANDYTIES 39 – 42 SYNDICATE 74
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