Episode 956

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Episode 956 was broadcast on 25 January 1990, as part of Series 19.

Nicholas Birch played Joan Orchard, with Joan Orchard winning 44 – 37. The Dictionary Corner guest was Ernie Wise, and the lexicographer was Catherine Clarke.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Nicholas Birch Score Joan Orchard Others Max.
1 CAEDOVLAL LOVED 0 – 6 CALLED ALCALDE* 7
2 MNNIEATLT LATENT 6 – 12 LAMENT AILMENT, ALIMENT, LINEMAN*, MANTLET*, MELANIN* 14
3 RITRADXNI TRIAD 11 – 17 TRAIN DINAR*, DRAIN, INDRI*, NADIR*, RADII*, RADIX* 19
4 75 2 9 4 5 6 → 285 285
75 × 4 − (6 + 9)
21 – 27 285
75 × 4 − (6 + 9)


29
5 PKSAUEJYM MASK 21 – 32 MAKES AMUSE*, JAKES*, JAPES*, JASPE*, JUMPS, JUMPY*, KAMES*, KEMPS*, KEMPY*, KYPES*, MUSKY*, PAUSE, PEAKS*, PEAKY*, PESKY*, PUJAS*, PUKES*, PUKEY*, PUMAS*, SAMEY*, SEAMY, SPAKE*, SPEAK*, SPUME*, SPUMY*, UKASE* 34
6 DZASWIFPE SWIPE 21 – 38 SWIPED AZIDES*, SPAZED*, WADIES*, WASPIE* 40
7 HQTAEASNB HASTEN 27 – 44 HASTEN ABATES*, ABSENT*, BATHES*, QANATS*, THANAS*, THANES 46
8 25 2 7 6 1 3 → 238 248 ☓ 27 – 44 238 ☓

CV: 238 = (7 + 3) × 25 − 6 × 2

56
9 adiinortt* TRADITION
(6 seconds)
37 – 44 66
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