Its basic game plan is identical to the CBS/ABC versions, except each team is only allowed two turns to get his/her partner to say the words. To make it a little more difficult, opposites are now disallowed as clues. Each word correctly guessed becomes one of five clues to a master puzzle. The team getting their password correct tries to identify the puzzle's subject.
The first two puzzles are worth $100, the third worth $200. The team scoring $300 wins the game and plays a new bonus round, "Alphabetics." The celebrity faces a board which, one at a time, will display ten words with the first starting with a designated letter then going alphabetically down to the tenth word. The contestant tries to get the word from the celebrity's clues. Each word is worth $100. All ten in sixty seconds wins $5000. If an illegal clue is given and the contestant gets the word anyway, the potential jackpot becomes reduced by $1000.
The working title for this show was Password '79. It would be revived in 1984 as Super Password.
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