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Episode 539

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Episode 539 was broadcast on 3 April 1987, and was the second quarter-final of Series 11.

David Reid played Alan Johnson, with David Reid winning 46 – 40. The Dictionary Corner guest was Russell Harty, and the lexicographer was Freda Thornton.

Rounds

Rnd Selection David Reid Score Alan Johnson Others Max.
1 SAGIPESAN PASSING 7 – 7 PASSING PAGANISES* 18
2 IUEZCHLAS CLAUSE 13 – 7 CHASE CHAISE*, CHELAS*, CHILES*, CHISEL*, HAZELS*, HEIAUS*, LACHES*, SHEILA*, SLUICE* 24
3 TONELAWED WANTED 19 – 13 WANTED LATENED, TALONED*, WETLAND* 31
4 75 2 5 3 5 8 → 995 996
(8 + 5) × 75 + (5 + 2) × 3
26 – 20 996
(8 + 5) × (75 + 2) − 5

CV: 995 = (3 × 8 + 75) × 5 × 2 + 5

41
5 IOBRAOTFN ORATION 33 – 20 RATION ABORTION 49
6 REGADIREG AGREED 39 – 26 REGARD DRAGGIER* 57
7 LOAREFWLS FLOWERS 46 – 33 FLOWERS FALLERS*, FALLOWS*, FELLOWS*, FORESAW*, FOWLERS*, LOAFERS*, ROSELLA* 64
8 25 9 5 1 3 2 → 771 775 46 – 40 770
(25 × 3 + 2) × (9 + 1)

CV: 771 = ((9 + 1) × 25 + 5 + 2) × 3

74
9 HOTCSYCIP 46 – 40 psychosis ☓
(1 second)
PSYCHOTIC 84
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