Episode 1953

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Episode 1953 was broadcast on 3 March 1997, as part of Series 34.

Mary Jones played Andrew Newens, with Mary Jones winning 68 – 28. The Dictionary Corner guest was Sheila Ferguson, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Mary Jones Score Andrew Newens Others Max.
1 AERNYDIHW HANDIER 7 – 7 HANDIER HAYRIDE*, HAYWIRE, HYDRIAE*, RAWHIDE 7
2 NVXNEOADS NOVENAS 14 – 7 ANODES 14
3 EAOHSMPKE PEAKS 19 – 12 SHAKE HOPAKS*, MAHOES*, MOKSHA* 20
4 50 2 5 10 6 8 → 699 699
(8 + 6) × 50 − 10 ÷ 2 ÷ 5
29 – 12 697


30
5 GSFAEASCT FEASTS 35 – 18 FACETS AGATES*, CASTES*, FASCES*, FESTAS*, SAFEST*, STAGES*, TASCAS* 36
6 BLUAGICON CABLING 42 – 18 BALING CINGULA*, COALING*, INOCULA* 43
7 BRRTIEOLJ BOILER 48 – 18 borite ☓ BROILER*, JOLTIER, ORBITER* 50
8 75 3 5 4 1 2 → 595 595
(5 + 3) × 75 − 4 − 1
58 – 28 595
(5 × 2 + 75) × (3 + 4)


60
9 GREENLINT RELENTING
(8.75 seconds)
68 – 28 70


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