Episode 1857

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Episode 1857 was broadcast on 11 October 1996, and was the third quarter-final of Group A in the Supreme Championship.

John Clarke played Derek Coombs, with John Clarke winning 58 – 52. The Dictionary Corner guest was Nigel Rees, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection John Clarke Score Derek Coombs Others Max.
1 RNQOAUCSI ACORNS 6 – 6 ACORNS COQUINAS* 8
2 LGAIPSARB SPIRAL 12 – 6 grails ☓ ARGALIS*, BASILAR* 15
3 TSRAOETMT TATTERS 19 – 13 ROTATES ATTESTOR, TESTATOR* 23
4 50 10 9 8 1 7 → 471 471
(7 × 8 − 9) × 10 + 1
29 – 23 471
(50 − (9 − 7)) × 10 − 8 − 1


33
5 RIBDEHISM BIRDIES 36 – 30 BIRDIES BRIDIES*, DISHIER, MIDRIBS* 40
6 RTFOEILYR LOFTIER 43 – 37 TREFOIL ROTIFER*, TERRIFY, TRIFLER* 47
7 DHEXDIAPW WADED 48 – 42 WIPED AIDED*, APHID, HADED*, HAWED*, HEXAD*, HIDED*, PAWED*, WAXED 52
8 25 10 1 4 9 4 → 371 371
(10 + 4 + 1) × 25 − 4
58 – 52 371
(10 + 9 − 4) × 25 − 4


62
9 PRICERUST 58 – 52 SCRIPTURE 72
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