Episode 1977

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Episode 1977 was broadcast on 4 April 1997, as part of Series 35.

Julie Tomlinson played Alan Cannon, with Alan Cannon winning 45 – 24. The Dictionary Corner guest was Richard Digance, and the lexicographer was Rob Scriven.

NOTE: Alan's declaration of ENTRAIL in Round 7 should have been allowed, as ENTRAIL was given in the 9th edition of the COD as a verb – it is a weaving term meaning to entangle a fold (in other editions of the COD and ODE there was only the plural noun, ENTRAILS) – so the final score should have been 52 – 18.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Julie Tomlinson Score Alan Cannon Others Max.
1 TBGAEELPY belate ☓ 0 – 6 LEGATE BEAGLE*, EAGLET*, GLEETY*, PELAGE*, PELTAE* 6
2 AMIRETOLE MALTIER 7 – 13 EMIRATE MELIORATE 24
3 VTRAEDOGI ovaid ☓ 7 – 19 GRATED DEVIATOR, RAVIGOTE* 32
4 25 8 2 5 7 9 → 548 7 – 19

CV: 548 = (9 + 5 + 8) × 25 − 2

42
5 ECOSATEMA cameoes ☓ 7 – 24 STEAM CASEMATE* 50
6 HXNEOAHGW HANG 11 – 28 HANG HEXAGON 57
7 LERLATINA RETAIL 17 – 28 entrail ☓ ALLANITE*, ARILLATE, TIARELLA* 65
8 25 75 5 9 1 6 → 438 440
6 × 75 − 9 − 1
24 – 35 440
6 × 75 − 9 − 1

CV: 438 = 6 × 75 − 25 + 9 + 5 − 1

75
9 BRIDEDUST 24 – 45 DISTURBED
(2.5 seconds)
85
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