Episode 1717

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Episode 1717 was broadcast on 29 September 1995, and was the Series 30 grand final.

Chris Colsmann played Verity Joubert, with Verity Joubert winning 86 – 65. The Dictionary Corner guests were David Jacobs and Jon Pertwee, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Notably, this final involved the two lowest seeds of the series, with Joubert and Colsmann having been seeded #7 and #8 respectively. A #7 vs #8 grand final is an extremely rare occurrence that always requires at least four seed-table upsets in the quarter- and semi-finals.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Chris Colsmann Score Verity Joubert Others Max.
1 XRKOEARFP parker ☓ 0 – 6 PORKER 6
2 CBMEOEDTY COMEDY 6 – 12 BECOME COMBED*, DEMOTE*, EMBODY*, EMOTED*, OBEYED* 12
3 25 8 3 4 9 1 → 155 155
(9 − 3) × 25 + 4 + 1
16 – 22 155
(9 − 3) × 25 + 4 + 1


22
4 RMTPIEILU LUMPIER 23 – 22 TULIP IMPERIL*, LIMEPIT*, LIMITER*, PLUMIER* 29
5 DTLWEAUHO WEALTH 29 – 28 HOWLED OUTLAWED 37
6 100 7 6 2 10 5 → 663 663
(100 + 10) × 6 + 5 − 2
39 – 38 663
(100 + 10) × 6 + 5 − 2


47
7 DALEKSNEC SLACKENED
(6.25 seconds)
49 – 38 57
8 PLTSEOMIS potless ☓ 49 – 45 TOPLESS MILEPOSTS 75
9 UAHDNSOFA HOUNDS 55 – 51 HOUNDS DONAHS*, FAUNAS, FOUNDS*, UNSHOD* 81
10 100 8 1 3 9 7 → 354 351 55 – 61 354
(100 + 9 + 8 + 1) × 3


91
11 DGYNEIACJ GAINED 55 – 69 DECAYING 99
12 VSNIEALTS vitalness ☓ 55 – 76 VAINEST SALIENTS, SALTINES* 107
13 75 4 9 1 4 1 → 896 896
(9 + 4 − 1) × 75 − 4
65 – 86 896
(9 + 4 − 1) × 75 − 4


117
14 THINWOUND 65 – 86 WHODUNNIT 127
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