Episode 1898

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Episode 1898 was broadcast on 9 December 1996, and was the first semi-final of Group G in the Supreme Championship.

Tim Morrissey played Kevin Nelson, with Tim Morrissey winning 57 – 41. The Dictionary Corner guest was Jenny Hanley, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

The target in Round 8 is the lowest ever generated on the show that was impossible to reach.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Tim Morrissey Score Kevin Nelson Others Max.
1 FDIETABWP WAFTED 6 – 6 WAITED BAITED* 6
2 EYUENTSON SONNET 12 – 6 untense ☓ NEOTENY, NEUSTON*, SYNTONE* 13
3 RIVESUHTR THRIVES 19 – 13 HURRIES HIRSUTE, RUSHIER*, RUSTIER*, STRIVER*, VIRTUES* 20
4 25 8 4 3 2 7 → 766 761 19 – 20 767
(7 × 4 + 3) × 25 − 8

CV: 766 = (8 × 25 − 7) × 4 − 2 × 3

30
5 TEAISXNLN SALIENT 26 – 20 STAIN ELASTIN*, ENTAILS, LINNETS*, SALTINE*, SLAINTE*, TANNIES* 37
6 ESLORVEDO OVERDOSE 34 – 28 RESOLVED OVERDOES*, OVERSOLD* 45
7 AECIRGSAK CIGARS 40 – 34 SICKER AGARICS 52
8 25 2 10 5 5 10 → 166 165
5 × 25 + 5 × 10 − 10
47 – 41 165
(5 + 2) × 25 − 10


59
9 EURESILLY LEISURELY
(2.75 seconds)
57 – 41 69
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