Episode 1731

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Episode 1731 was broadcast on 18 January 1996, as part of Series 31.

David Benson played Carolyn Pearce, with David Benson winning 55 – 52. The Dictionary Corner guest was Richard Stilgoe, and the lexicographer was Kendall Clarke.

Rounds

Rnd Selection David Benson Score Carolyn Pearce Others Max.
1 BSEEXRIJC SCRIBE 6 – 6 SCRIBE CERISE*, EXCISE, IBEXES*, REBECS*, SEXIER*, XEBECS* 6
2 OEAYLRDVS LAYERS 12 – 12 SLAVER LAYOVERS, OVERLAYS 14
3 GGUAPFIOO GAG 15 – 15 FIG AGOGO*, FOGOU* 19
4 100 5 4 10 9 7 → 901 901
9 × 100 + 5 − 4
25 – 25 901
9 × 100 + 5 − 4


29
5 IUEGLNNDW LENDING 32 – 32 LENDING ELUDING, ENDUING*, INDULGE, UNLINED*, WELDING*, WENDING* 36
6 RLOENHARB BARREL 38 – 38 BARREL LABORER 43
7 OAIDTRSCE CORDITE 45 – 45 DIRECTS ASTEROID, CAROTIDS*, CORDITES, IDOCRASE*, REDCOATS 51
8 50 8 5 8 1 5 → 487 487 ☓ 45 – 52 484
(5 + 5) × 50 − (8 + 8)

CV: 487 = (8 + 1) × (50 + 5) − 8

61
9 NOPILGRIM IMPLORING
(19 seconds)
55 – 52 71
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