Episode 1332

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Episode 1332 was broadcast on 8 January 1993, and was the first semi-final of Championship of Champions VI.

Chris Waddington played Robert Teuton, with Chris Waddington winning 54 – 44. The Dictionary Corner guest was Richard Stilgoe, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Chris Waddington Score Robert Teuton Others Max.
1 GXDUEISWN GUIDES 0 – 7 SWINGED EXUDING 7
2 AIEVMPRLS VAMPIRES 8 – 15 VAMPIRES IMPALERS*, LEMPIRAS*, PALMIERS*, PREVAILS, PRIMEVAL 15
3 WRYOAEPGJ POWER 13 – 20 POWER ROPEWAY* 22
4 75 6 2 2 9 4 → 656 656 ☓ 13 – 20

CV: 656 = (75 − 2) × 9 − (6 − 4) ÷ 2

32
5 OIATFVSCE COSTIVE 20 – 27 AVOCETS ACTIVES*, FACTIVE*, OCTAVES 39
6 GPHAEORNF PROFANE 27 – 27 GRAPH 46
7 IEASNRBRN BANNERS 34 – 34 BANNERS BARRENS* 53
8 25 10 5 7 4 3 → 113 113
25 × 4 + 10 + 3
44 – 44 113
25 × 4 + 10 + 3


63
9 RELAPSING SPANGLIER
(28 seconds)
54 – 44 73


Notes

According to Waddington, the conundrum round was originally set with the answer as RELAPSING, to which he 'incorrectly' buzzed with the answer SPANGLIER. It was then discovered that the word was indeed valid, and so a retake was shot with the original intended answer as the scramble.

This episode was also fondly remembered by fans of the series for the second numbers game; as the solution appeared straightforward, Carol suggested that Richard should attempt to solve the number's game. Richard correctly deduced that 25 × 4 = 100, however, he then declared 7 + 5 as the second part of the solution, and added it on to the 100 (in other words, his solution only added up to 112, one short of the target).

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