Episode 1845

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Episode 1845 was broadcast on 25 September 1996, and was the first semi-final of Series 32.

Satbir Gupta played Dennis Fearon, with Dennis Fearon winning 63 – 53, after a tie-break conundrum. The Dictionary Corner guest was Philip Franks, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Satbir Gupta Score Dennis Fearon Others Max.
1 VAENKGIPN PEAKING 7 – 7 PEAKING NEAPING* 7
2 TELATESNP NETTLES 14 – 14 PLANETS PALETTES 15
3 OEMTRMOUT MUTTER 20 – 20 MUTTER MOTMOT*, TOOTER*, TOUTER* 21
4 10 8 9 10 3 7 → 931 931
(9 × 10 + 3) × 10 + 8 − 7
30 – 30 931
(9 × 10 + 3) × 10 + 8 − 7


31
5 FOGENISEC FEIGNS 36 – 36 SEEING SENECIO 38
6 DHBIOSYWA disway ☓ 36 – 36 wishy ☓ HOBDAYS, SHADOWY 45
7 RIDETIDLS RIDDLES 43 – 43 RIDDLES TIDDLERS, TIDDLIER 53
8 100 25 7 6 6 9 → 756 756
(100 − 25) × (9 + 7 − 6) + 6
53 – 53 756
(100 + 9 − 6 ÷ 6) × 7


63
9 TINYTINES 53 – 53 insenity ☓
(27 seconds)
INTENSITY 73
TB BERTSDUEL 53 – 63 BLUSTERED
(1 second)
73
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