Episode 1780

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Episode 1780 was broadcast on 27 March 1996, and was the first semi-final of Series 31.

David Acton played Anne Bougourd, with David Acton winning 54 – 48. The Dictionary Corner guest was Rosalind Ayres, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection David Acton Score Anne Bougourd Others Max.
1 LEGACSIDE LEGACIES 8 – 8 LEGACIES ELEGIACS* 8
2 GDTIERALP tripedal ☓ 8 – 15 LIGATED DIPTERAL 16
3 NESASRDOW REASONS 15 – 22 WARDENS ANSWERS*, DOWNERS, DOWSERS*, DROWSES*, ONWARDS, RAWNESS*, SANDERS*, SENORAS*, WANDERS*, WONDERS*, WORSENS* 23
4 100 9 6 1 2 8 → 573 573
100 × 6 − (2 + 1) × 9
25 – 32 573
100 × 6 − (2 + 1) × 9


33
5 QTFEOSISU SOFTIES 32 – 32 QUESTS SQUITS 40
6 HAKEMOSZT MATZOS 38 – 32 makest ☓ MATZOHS* 47
7 FPCAINCET ACCEPT 44 – 38 ACCENT PECCANT*, PICANTE* 54
8 75 1 7 6 3 2 → 321 321
(6 − 2) × 75 + 3 × 7
54 – 48 321
(6 − 2) × 75 + 3 × 7


64
9 RUDEGHANA 54 – 48 HARANGUED 74
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