Episode 1624

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Episode 1624 was broadcast on 21 February 1995, as part of Series 29.

Darren Shacklady played Brenda Thomson, with Darren Shacklady winning 55 – 26. The Dictionary Corner guest was Nigel Rees, and the lexicographer was Ruth Killick.

In Round 7, when Carol Vorderman was placing the word AIRLIFTS on the board, the T tile fell off, leaving it displayed as AIRLIF S. A clip of this amusing incident was rebroadcast in the retrospective A Tribute to Countdown: 3000 and Counting.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Darren Shacklady Score Brenda Thomson Others Max.
1 PHDEIETLS DESPITE 7 – 0 SPLIT EPISTLE*, HEISTED*, PELITES*, PESTLED*, SHEITEL*, SHELTIE*, SPIELED* 7
2 PRWUEDINR PURRED 13 – 6 RUINED UNRIPER 14
3 MVYAEOCSG VOYAGES 20 – 6 GAMES 21
4 50 8 8 3 10 10 → 267 268
50 × (8 − 3) + 10 + 8
27 – 13 268
50 × (8 − 3) + 10 + 8

CV: 267 = (8 × 8 − 10) × 50 ÷ 10 − 3

31
5 RTSEILSAZ REALISTS 35 – 13 RETAILS SALTIRES 39
6 LNREOATNE RENTAL 35 – 20 LANTERN LANNERET 47
7 LTFIAGSRI grails ☓ 35 – 26 TRAILS AIRLIFTS 55
8 1 10 1 5 7 9 → 795 795
(9 + 1) × 10 × (7 + 1) − 5
45 – 26 805


65
9 BADSECOND ABSCONDED
(1 second)
55 – 26 75
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