Episode 1903

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Episode 1903 was broadcast on 16 December 1996, and was the third quarter-final in the final stages of the Supreme Championship.

Joyce Cansfield played Allan Saldanha, with Allan Saldanha winning 67 – 50. The Dictionary Corner guest was Nigel Rees, and the lexicographer was Catherine Clarke.

Saldanha's performance was the first, and the only one in the 9 round era, where a maximum score has been achieved in the finals of a series, discounting the 30th Birthday Championship. Notably, this is the only known occasion of a player getting the max score in every round without getting the best solutions — in Round 4, Saldanha still scored the max of 7 points with his declared target of 893, but he failed to find the closest possible target of 891.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Joyce Cansfield Score Allan Saldanha Others Max.
1 LUFISELIC FILLIES 7 – 7 FILLIES CULLIES*, FUSILLI* 7
2 SNLAEINPE PENALISE 15 – 15 PENALISE ENPLANES* 15
3 JAWEMIHAD JAWED 20 – 20 AHEAD AIMED*, AMIDE*, HAWED*, JEHAD*, JIHAD*, MAEDI*, MAHWA*, MEDIA 20
4 75 25 100 50 7 1 → 890 900 20 – 27 893
(75 + 50 − 1) × 7 + 25

CV: 891 Best: 891 = (100 − 1) × (7 + 50 ÷ 25)

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5 FCPIAOQTE OPIATE 26 – 33 CAPOTE ATOPIC*, COPITA*, POETIC*, TOECAP* 33
6 SGUVENOTA TONGUES 33 – 40 TONGUES NOUGATS, NOVATES*, ONSTAGE*, OUTAGES*, OUTSANG*, SOUTANE*, TANGOES*, VAGUEST 40
7 GSWEOEDRI DOWRIES 40 – 47 DOWRIES ROWDIES*, WEDGIES*, WEIRDOS 47
8 75 4 2 1 6 8 → 717 717
(75 − 4) × (8 + 2) + 6 + 1
50 – 57 717
(75 − 4) × (8 + 2) + 6 + 1


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9 SLICKVOTE 50 – 67 LIVESTOCK
(11.25 seconds)
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