Episode 1905

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Episode 1905 was broadcast on 18 December 1996, and was the first semi-final in the final stages of the Supreme Championship.

John Clarke played Harvey Freeman, with Harvey Freeman winning 65 – 48. The Dictionary Corner guest was Nigel Rees, and the lexicographer was Catherine Clarke.

Rounds

Rnd Selection John Clarke Score Harvey Freeman Others Max.
1 GLFOAECWU AWFUL 5 – 5 FOCAL CAGOULE 7
2 NLAOBAEIH HOBNAIL 12 – 12 ABALONE ABELIAN*, AEOLIAN* 14
3 MDNAEAYTR MANDATE 19 – 19 DRAYMAN DAYMARE*, DENTARY*, DRAYMEN*, YARDMAN*, YARDMEN* 21
4 75 4 9 6 8 4 → 191 193
(9 − 6) × 75 − 8 × 4
26 – 26 193
(75 − 8) × (9 − 6) − (4 + 4)

CV: 191 = (9 + 6) × 8 − 4 + 75

31
5 TILETUEIW TITLE 31 – 31 TITLE TWILIT 37
6 SVNOAERSL SOLVERS 38 – 38 REASONS OVALNESS*, VERONALS 45
7 PSIETRIOX STRIPE 38 – 45 PROXIES EXPORTS*, POXIEST*, RIPOSTE, ROPIEST*, TIPSIER* 52
8 2 8 6 7 9 5 → 225 225
(9 + 6) × (8 + 7)
48 – 55 225
9 × 5 × (7 − 2)


62
9 ALSHEARER 48 – 65 REHEARSAL
(1.25 seconds)
72
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