Episode 1970

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Episode 1970 was broadcast on 26 March 1997, and was the first semi-final of Series 34.

Harshan Lamabadusuriya played James Martin, with Harshan Lamabadusuriya winning 48 – 31. The Dictionary Corner guest was Richard Digance, and the lexicographer was Rob Scriven.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Harshan Lamabadusuriya Score James Martin Others Max.
1 TBHIEASGT ATHEIST 7 – 0 batties ☓ BATISTE*, SHITBAG*, STAITHE* 7
2 XMOELSATE MALTOSE 14 – 0 MOLEST EXALTES*, LATEXES, OLEATES* 14
3 WNBIUAWRO BRAWN 19 – 5 BROWN RAINBOW 21
4 25 50 75 100 9 3 → 877 877
100 × 9 − 25 + 50 ÷ (75 ÷ 3)
29 – 5 876


31
5 NUNERURCA RUNNER 35 – 11 RUNNER CANNER*, CUNNER*, CURARE*, NUANCE 37
6 FDTOIEQSY FOISTED 42 – 18 FOISTED 44
7 ASARGEFIH GARISH 48 – 24 FISHER GARFISH, RAGFISH* 51
8 50 9 9 1 2 7 → 962 964 48 – 31 963
(2 × 50 + 7) × 9

CV: 962 = (2 × 50 + 7) × 9 − 1

61
9 BEDHOTTER 48 – 31 BETROTHED 71
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