Episode 1866

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Episode 1866 was broadcast on 24 October 1996, and was the first semi-final of Group B in the Supreme Championship.

Clive Freedman played Evan Simpson, with Clive Freedman winning 68 – 58, after a tie-break conundrum. The Dictionary Corner guest was June Whitfield, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Notably, in this episode, Freedman and Simpson made identical declarations in all 9 of the non-tiebreak rounds.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Clive Freedman Score Evan Simpson Others Max.
1 JHENBLIOH NOBLE 5 – 5 NOBLE OBELI* 5
2 CTXWEIEGR EXCITER 12 – 12 EXCITER 12
3 OAFTBNKUT BUTTON 18 – 18 BUTTON 18
4 75 2 9 6 8 7 → 182 182
75 × 2 + (6 − (9 − 7)) × 8
28 – 28 182
(75 + 9 + 7) × 2


28
5 GZNEAUSLD DANGLES 35 – 35 DANGLES UNGLAZED 36
6 NSMESCOEP SCONES 41 – 41 SCONES SPENCES 43
7 RSRMEOARE REMORSE 48 – 48 REMORSE ARMORERS 51
8 4 3 7 4 6 1 → 230 230
(4 × 6 − 1) × (7 + 3)
58 – 58 230
(4 × 6 − 1) × (7 + 3)


61
9 PINFLYCAP 58 – 58 FLIPPANCY 71
TB TIKLINESS SLINKIEST
(5.5 seconds)
68 – 58 71
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