Episode 1861

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Episode 1861 was broadcast on 17 October 1996, and was the final of Group A in the Supreme Championship.

John Clarke played Don Reid, with John Clarke winning 63 – 53, after 2 tie-break conundrums. The Dictionary Corner guest was Philip Franks, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection John Clarke Score Don Reid Others Max.
1 TWTIEIDDV DIVIDE 6 – 6 TIDIED WITTED* 6
2 SDACOSITG DACOITS 13 – 6 DISCOS SCOTIAS* 13
3 NMSAOEGML MANGLES 20 – 13 MANGLES MAMELONS* 21
4 100 10 5 9 7 9 → 121 121
7 + 9 + 5 + 100
30 – 23 121
100 + 10 + 9 + 7 − 5


31
5 WERIHCEBX BREECH 30 – 30 CHEWIER 38
6 LRNUOEYBF FOULER 36 – 36 ROUBLE FLEURON 45
7 HUDOVENDT HOUNDED 43 – 43 HOUNDED 53
8 25 1 5 9 2 10 → 721 721
(2 × 10 + 9) × 25 − (5 − 1)
53 – 53 721
(2 × 10 + 9) × 25 − (5 − 1)


63
9 BIGPAINTS 53 – 53 BAPTISING 73
TB ERIGATION 53 – 53 ORIGINATE 73
TB TOOCHOPPY PHOTOCOPY
(4 seconds)
63 – 53 73
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