Episode 1966

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Episode 1966 was broadcast on 20 March 1997, and was the first quarter-final of Series 34.

Norman Metcalfe played James Martin, with James Martin winning 54 – 16. The Dictionary Corner guest was Suzi Quatro, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Norman Metcalfe Score James Martin Others Max.
1 NTVAUSEBL VAUNTS 0 – 8 UNSTABLE 8
2 NTVOAHIRE THEIR 0 – 14 VAINER ANOTHER*, HAIRNET, THERIAN*, THRIVEN* 15
3 GFSOEOBXR GOOSE 0 – 21 FORGOES 22
4 100 75 50 25 6 2 → 564 562 0 – 31 564
(100 − 75 ÷ 25 × 2) × 6


32
5 QRDIAFIYM MYRIAD 6 – 31 fraid ☓ RAMIFY* 38
6 HPROEASRL PHRASE 6 – 38 SHARPER HARPERS*, HOARSER*, PAROLES, REPOSAL*, SPHERAL* 45
7 GTEJNUESU GUEST 6 – 44 UNJUST GENETS*, GENTES*, TENGES*, UNGUES* 51
8 75 5 2 1 1 3 → 226 226
(2 + 1) × 75 + 1
16 – 54 226
75 × 3 + 1


61
9 AGRIMLORE 16 – 54 RIGMAROLE 71
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