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Episode 1816

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Episode 1816 was broadcast on 15 August 1996, as part of Series 32.

James Randall played Satbir Gupta, with Satbir Gupta winning 56 – 46, after a tie-break conundrum. The Dictionary Corner guest was Jan Harvey, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection James Randall Score Satbir Gupta Others Max.
1 TEWNIGLUA WELTING 7 – 0 TWINGE ELATING*, ELUTING, GELATIN*, GENITAL*, GUNWALE*, WAULING*, WEALING*, WINGLET 7
2 SCSOEYGDA GASSED 13 – 6 GASSED DOSAGES 14
3 TISRAPIEX PARTIES 20 – 13 PIRATES PARITIES 22
4 50 75 2 6 2 1 → 470 471 ☓ 20 – 20 472
(6 + 2) × 50 + 75 − 2 − 1

CV: 470 = (75 + 2 + 1) × 6 + 2

32
5 LIAMGDPIV VAPID 25 – 25 VALID LIMPID*, MAGILP 38
6 MESTIRERN MERRIEST 33 – 33 MERRIEST INSERTER*, REINSERT*, REINTERS*, RENTIERS*, TERMINER*, TERRINES*, TRIREMES* 46
7 IUSMLQOLF QUILLS 39 – 39 QUILLS FOLIUM*, FOLLIS*, QUOLLS*, SQUILL* 52
8 3 5 6 6 5 10 → 711 715
6 × 6 × (5 − 3) × 10 − 5
46 – 46 715
6 × 6 × (5 − 3) × 10 − 5

CV: 710 Best: 710 = ((6 + 5) × 6 + 5) × 10

59
9 IAINSTOUT 46 – 46 SITUATION 69
TB BORNGUILT 46 – 56 TROUBLING
(2.5 seconds)
69
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