The word is . . .
YES indeed, Letters and Numbers is a refreshingly restrained show. You have to love the sheer sobriety of it. There is no shameless showboating and no gratuitous time-wasting. The quizzing actually takes up the bulk of the time. And even in downtime the patter is actually interesting and informative. And then there’s the prize: a dictionary. Could you imagine a Deal or No Deal? contestant receiving a dictionary as a prize? And then there are the contestants: so polite. In fact, excruciatingly polite. Perhaps theyDO need just a touch of the Andrew O’Keefe factor.