Episode 1839

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Episode 1839 was broadcast on 17 September 1996, as part of Series 32.

Les Rendell played Dennis Fearon, with Dennis Fearon winning 52 – 35. The Dictionary Corner guest was Philip Franks, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Les Rendell Score Dennis Fearon Others Max.
1 REQDUAYEG quayed ☓ 0 – 5 QUEER GUARDEE* 7
2 RNIEAHNBG BEARING 7 – 12 HEARING BEANING*, EARNING*, ENGRAIN*, GRANNIE, NEARING* 14
3 LIDTUVIPO PIVOT 12 – 17 LIVID LUPOID*, VIDIOT* 20
4 5 8 4 2 2 7 → 565 564
8 × 7 × 5 × 2 + 4
19 – 24 566
8 × 5 × 2 × 7 + 2 + 4

CV: 565 = 7 × 8 × (4 × 2 + 2) + 5

30
5 SDGEIENLT STEELING 27 – 32 SLEETING GLISTENED 48
6 HATXILFEM exhalt ☓ 27 – 37 FLAME FIXATE*, HALITE*, HAMLET 54
7 KOEMIPDSR PROMISED 35 – 45 PROMISED 62
8 25 2 9 6 1 2 → 712 35 – 52 709
(6 + 1) × 2 × 2 × 25 + 9

Best: 711 = ((25 + 2) × 9 − 6) × (2 + 1)

69
9 GRANNIPOD 35 – 52 PARDONING 79
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