Episode 1455

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Episode 1455 was broadcast on 29 September 1993, and was the first semi-final of Series 26.

Andrew Perry played Alan Harwood, with Andrew Perry winning 59 – 53. The Dictionary Corner guest was Martin Jarvis, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Andrew Perry Score Alan Harwood Others Max.
1 SDAOERLEC CLEARED 7 – 7 CLEARED DECLARES, DESCALER*, ESCAROLE* 8
2 AERMJIGVD MIRAGE 13 – 13 MIRAGE ADMIRE, AVIDER*, GAMIER*, GRAVED*, GRAVID*, GRIMED*, IMAGED*, IMAGER*, MAIGRE*, VARIED*, VIRGAE* 14
3 ATIAGSULD GUILDS 19 – 19 GUILTS DUALIST 21
4 9 1 3 8 5 7 → 400 400
(9 + 1) × 8 × 5
29 – 29 400
(8 × 9 + 7 + 1) × 5


31
5 YNPIAFLEX EXPLAIN 36 – 36 EXPLAIN 38
6 NLTSOAFSE FASTENS 43 – 43 SOFTENS FLATNESS 46
7 UCAHERVHG CHARGE 49 – 43 GRACE GAUCHER 53
8 75 25 1 7 8 2 → 140 140
75 × 2 − (25 − (7 + 8))
59 – 53 140
75 × 2 − (25 − (7 + 8))


63
9 NITETRAIN 59 – 53 ITINERANT 73
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