Episode 1909

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Episode 1909 was broadcast on 31 December 1996, as part of Series 34.

Sandra Verhiest played Harshan Lamabadusuriya, with Harshan Lamabadusuriya winning 50 – 12. The Dictionary Corner guest was Sheridan Morley, and the lexicographer was Rob Scriven.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Sandra Verhiest Score Harshan Lamabadusuriya Others Max.
1 PSYEITLEN SPLEEN 0 – 7 EPISTLE EPISTYLE 8
2 TXROUEWTB BUTTER 6 – 13 EXTORT BETTOR*, TOUTER*, TURBOT, URTEXT* 14
3 SSBJAIONQ BASIS 6 – 19 BANJOS BASINS, BONSAI*, SABJIS* 20
4 25 5 8 1 2 7 → 972 6 – 26 974
(25 − 1) × 5 × 8 + 2 × 7

CV: 972 = (25 × 8 − (7 − 1)) × 5 + 2

30
5 ZRNDAIELF RAINED 12 – 26 filander ☓ AFIELD*, ALDRIN*, DARNEL*, DENIAL*, DERAIL*, DIALER*, FAILED*, FAIRED*, FARDEL*, FERIAL*, FLARED*, FINALE*, FINDER*, FRAZIL*, FRIEND*, LAIRED*, LANDER*, LARNED*, LARNIE*, LAZIER*, LINEAR*, LIZARD*, NAILED*, NAILER*, RAILED*, REDIAL*, RELAID*, RIFLED*, ZANDER*, ZANIER* 36
6 DPRLAIAKV PLAID 12 – 32 RADIAL 42
7 CLTSEIEAT SETTLE 12 – 40 LATTICES TELECAST*, TESTICLE* 50
8 100 10 1 5 9 8 → 920 12 – 50 920
100 × 9 + (8 − 5 − 1) × 10


60
9 GONNMUSIC ignominous ☓
(7.5 seconds)
12 – 50 CONSUMING 70


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