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Episode 1877

From Countdown

Episode 1877 was broadcast on 8 November 1996, and was the third quarter-final of Group D in the Supreme Championship.

Clive Spate played David Reid, with Clive Spate winning 63 – 23. The Dictionary Corner guest was Geoffrey Durham, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

A famous blooper occurred in this episode when Whiteley previewed the following episode, inadvertently referring to Stephen Balment as a lady.

The episode started with Richard providing a solution for the first Numbers Round in Episode 1875, which Carol claimed as "impossible to solve".

Rounds

Rnd Selection Clive Spate Score David Reid Others Max.
1 AIGDLAEPW DEWLAP 6 – 6 WAILED GALAED*, GAWPED*, GELADA*, PALAGI*, PLEIAD* 6
2 YDGIEIRNO IGNORED 13 – 6 ORIGIN DINGIER*, ERODING*, GROINED*, REDOING* 13
3 UEARDWVLO LOUVRED 20 – 6 overlaud ☓ ROULADE* 20
4 25 50 75 100 4 5 → 133 134 20 – 16 133
75 + 50 + 100 ÷ 25 + 4


30
5 TNDEAELCO ANECDOTE 28 – 16 DENOTE LANCETED 38
6 EIANNRKZS SNAKIER 35 – 23 SNAKIER KARZIES*, SKINNER 45
7 VERINUGRA AVERRING 43 – 23 VINEGAR 53
8 25 75 8 5 4 2 → 767 767
75 × 5 × 2 + 25 − 8
53 – 23 766


63
9 PIONNEERS PENSIONER
(2 seconds)
63 – 23 73


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