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Episode 154

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Episode 154 was broadcast on 8 May 1984, as part of Series 4.

Clinton Rae played Robert Richland, with Clinton Rae winning 44 – 38. The Dictionary Corner guest was Gyles Brandreth, and the lexicographer was Julia Swannell.

Of the first three rounds, all but one letter was identical to the previous episode, indicating that the letters were shuffled improperly.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Clinton Rae Score Robert Richland Others Max.
1 DRSOLIJEF SOLDIER 7 – 7 SOLDIER FOLDERS*, SOLIDER* 7
2 NOLTABCIE COBALT 13 – 7 noticable ☓ ACONITE*, BOTANIC*, CABINET, ELATION*, LECTION*, NOTABLE* 14
3 BSICARWEN ANSWER 19 – 13 SCRIBE CARBINES, CRABWISE* 22
4 25 10 4 10 3 3 → 771 775 19 – 20 772
10 × 3 × 25 + 10 + 4 × 3

CV: 771 = (10 × 25 + 4 + 3) × 3

32
5 DSIBOIMTE BODIES 25 – 26 BODIES MODISTE* 39
6 LNGUNEBIO LOUNGE 31 – 32 OBLIGE BLUEING*, IGNOBLE* 46
7 PREIGDGEW DIGGER 37 – 38 DIGGER PIGWEED* 53
8 25 5 8 10 7 4 → 663 660
4 × 25 × 7 − 5 × 8
44 – 38 640

CV: 661 Best: 663 = (5 + 4) × 7 × 10 + 8 + 25

63
9 CCKOLSIEW 44 – 38 CLOCKWISE 73
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