Episode 1656

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Episode 1656 was broadcast on 6 July 1995, as part of Series 30.

Sue Renwick played Ben Cooke, with Ben Cooke winning 60 – 26. The Dictionary Corner guest was Frazer Hines, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

NOTE: The conundrum had two valid solutions: COLLAPSED and SCALLOPED.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Sue Renwick Score Ben Cooke Others Max.
1 NOSTUMHIJ INMOST 6 – 6 MOUNTS JOINTS*, JUNTOS*, MONIST*, MONTHS, MOUTHS, MUNSHI*, MUTONS*, OSTIUM* 6
2 RKVYAEEIN RAVINE 12 – 12 VAINER KNAVERY* 13
3 OATLSEPSR PSALTERS 20 – 20 STAPLERS PETROSALS*, POLESTARS* 31
4 1 9 3 5 6 5 → 645 20 – 20

CV: 645 = ((3 + 1) × 5 × 6 + 9) × 5

41
5 LHEAIEDQP HAILED 26 – 26 HELPED HELIPAD* 48
6 TWARBERSI STARER 26 – 33 WARIEST ARBITERS, RAREBITS 56
7 AEOTFMRYN fomentary ☓ 26 – 40 FOREMAN MONETARY 64
8 25 7 6 9 1 4 → 812 26 – 50 812
((7 + 1) × 25 + 9 − 6) × 4


74
9 SPACEDOLL 26 – 60 COLLAPSED
(2 seconds)
84
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