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Episode 865

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Episode 865 was broadcast on 15 March 1989, and was the first semi-final of Series 17.

Evan Simpson played Tim Morrissey, with Evan Simpson winning 56 – 45. The Dictionary Corner guest was Simon Williams, and the lexicographer was Georgia Hole.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Evan Simpson Score Tim Morrissey Others Max.
1 RYTGOEUPE REPUTE 6 – 6 REPUTE PROTEGE 7
2 NSSEODAOH SEASON 12 – 12 SHADES SANDSHOE* 15
3 IBSFEGLMI SMILE 17 – 17 FILMS FILIBEGS* 23
4 100 7 8 2 1 2 → 229 229
(100 + 8) × 2 + 2 × 7 − 1
27 – 27 229
100 × 2 + (1 + 2) × 7 + 8


33
5 LICETJEUV EVICT 32 – 27 LIVE LUCITE*, LUETIC* 39
6 WGNZOOINS SWOONING 40 – 35 SWOONING SNOOZING 47
7 KGTEODESA STODGE 46 – 35 steaked ☓ DOTAGES, GOATEES* 54
8 75 9 6 10 9 3 → 465 465
(10 − 9 + 75) × 6 + 9
56 – 45 465
(10 − 9 + 75) × 6 + 9


64
9 TITOTANGO 56 – 45 TATTOOING 74
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