Episode 1523

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Episode 1523 was broadcast on 4 July 1994, and was a special game to celebrate Countdown's 1500th show (although the actual 1500th game had been broadcast towards the end of Series 27).

Gareth Williams played Allan Saldanha, with Allan Saldanha winning 99 – 62. The Dictionary Corner guest was Denis Norden, and the lexicographer was Mark Nyman.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Gareth Williams Score Allan Saldanha Others Max.
1 HIRSOENTI HORNIEST 8 – 8 INHERITS 8
2 VCWOEETAO evocate ☓ 8 – 8 evocate ☓ AVOCET, COATEE*, OCTAVE, OCTAVO* 14
3 1 6 2 4 9 5 → 650 650
(6 − 1) × 2 × 5 × (9 + 4)
18 – 18 650
(6 − 1) × 2 × 5 × (9 + 4)


24
4 ZLETRUJEY truely ☓ 18 – 18 truely ☓ TUYERE 30
5 GMTIEACDO DEMOTIC 18 – 26 DOGMATIC 38
6 25 8 2 2 9 3 → 498 498
(9 + 8 + 3) × 25 − 2
28 – 26 497


48
7 RWHITELEA 28 – 36 WEALTHIER
(2.5 seconds)
58
8 FSGIEAVDX ADVISE 28 – 43 VISAGED 65
9 LEDIMGONT DEMOTING 36 – 51 DEMOTING MODELING 73
10 100 2 4 5 1 7 → 874 875 36 – 61 874
(100 + 5 + 4) × (7 + 1) + 2


83
11 PNLIAEDSA PALADINS 44 – 61 DENIALS PALISADE* 91
12 GERNIARHE REHEARING 62 – 79 REHEARING 109
13 5 2 10 9 4 6 → 963 964 62 – 89 963
((6 + 4) × 10 + 5 + 2) × 9


119
14 RWHITELES 62 – 99 ERSTWHILE
(12.5 seconds)
129


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