Episode 1872

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Episode 1872 was broadcast on 1 November 1996, and was the first semi-final of Group C in the Supreme Championship.

Ian Bebbington played Harvey Freeman, with Harvey Freeman winning 72 – 54. The Dictionary Corner guest was Geoffrey Durham, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Ian Bebbington Score Harvey Freeman Others Max.
1 PRNDEAOSC PRANCES 7 – 7 PONDERS ENDOCARPS 18
2 NIRULFIEA FUNERAL 14 – 14 FAILURE AIRLINE*, FLANEUR*, INFULAE*, UNIFIER* 25
3 CRHRWEAOM CHARMER 21 – 21 CHARMER MARCHER 32
4 75 9 7 7 6 2 → 533 533
75 × 7 + 6 + 2
31 – 31 533
75 × 7 + 6 + 2


42
5 NIGYESVAS ASSIGN 31 – 39 ESSAYING 50
6 KLDYTEAEC TACKLED 38 – 46 TACKLED LACKEYED 58
7 TMIEDAFIW WAITED 44 – 52 WAITED MIDWIFE 65
8 75 3 8 9 4 10 → 864 864
(75 + 8 + 3) × 10 + 4
54 – 62 864
(9 × 4 − 3 + 75) × 8


75
9 NOTDECENT conceited ☓
(1.75 seconds)
54 – 72 CONTENTED
(4.75 seconds)
85
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