Episode 1715

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Episode 1715 was broadcast on 27 September 1995, and was the first semi-final of Series 30.

Martin Linden played Chris Colsmann, with Chris Colsmann winning 49 – 45. The Dictionary Corner guest was David Jacobs, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Martin Linden Score Chris Colsmann Others Max.
1 PLRAOARSI SPIRAL 6 – 6 SPIRAL APORIAS*, PARASOL, ROSARIA*, SOLARIA 7
2 FTLDAIEPR PLAITED 13 – 6 FAILED DIPTERAL 15
3 TGIMTURAO RAGOUT 19 – 6 RATIO GOURAMI, MUTATOR* 22
4 100 6 4 6 8 1 → 411 411
4 × 100 + 6 + 6 − 1
29 – 16 411
4 × 100 + 6 + 6 − 1


32
5 CWLEACRUS WALRUS 35 – 22 CLEARS ACCRUES*, ACCUSER*, CURLEWS, RECUSAL*, SACCULE*, SECULAR 39
6 YGDEAGVXI EDGY 39 – 26 GAVE DAGGY*, GAGED, GYVED*, VYGIE* 44
7 KMTOEOHBD METHOD 45 – 32 HOOKED BETOOK*, BOOKED*, BOOMED*, BOOTED, HOOTED*, HOTBED*, MOOTED 50
8 25 8 2 1 6 9 → 923 45 – 39 925
(9 × 8 ÷ 2 + 1) × 25

CV: 923 = (9 × 25 + 6) × 8 ÷ 2 − 1

60
9 COCOWALSH 45 – 49 SLOWCOACH
(5 seconds)
70
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