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Episode 402

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Episode 402 was broadcast on 4 April 1986, and was the first semi-final of Championship of Champions II.

Peter Evans played John Wallace, with Peter Evans winning 55 – 48. The Dictionary Corner guest was Gyles Brandreth, and the lexicographer was Catherine Clarke.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Peter Evans Score John Wallace Others Max.
1 DLSIECTOD COLDEST 7 – 0 CLOSED DELTOIDS* 8
2 TREDEGTOR ROTTED 13 – 6 ROTTER RETORTED* 16
3 TLPAEMSIT IMPALES 20 – 6 spitale ☓ MALTIEST*, PALMIEST*, SEPTIMAL*, SMALTITE* 24
4 50 25 10 9 3 9 → 940 941
(10 + 9) × 50 − 9
27 – 6 938

CV: 940 = (9 × 3 + 9) × 25 + 50 − 10

34
5 NVETWAIRG WATERING 35 – 14 WATERING AVERTING*, TWANGIER*, VINTAGER*, WAVERING* 42
6 TSREAWLOG SLOWER 35 – 32 WATERLOGS 60
7 RESRANSIR RAINS 35 – 38 SNARES ARRISES*, RAISERS*, RINSERS*, SARNIES*, SIERRAS*, SNARERS 67
8 75 6 2 8 9 1 → 480 480
(8 − 2 − 1 + 75) × 6
45 – 48 480
((9 + 1) ÷ 2 + 75) × 6


77
9 NCAVITIED VINDICATE
(17 seconds)
55 – 48 87