Episode 2177

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Episode 2177 was broadcast on 16 January 1998, and was the grand final of Championship of Champions IX.

Natascha Kearsey played Pete Cashmore, with Natascha Kearsey winning 72 – 70. The Dictionary Corner guest was Tom O'Connor, and the lexicographer was Mark Nyman.

This episode marks the first time in which the same two contestants have played against each other in three regular games of Countdown.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Natascha Kearsey Score Pete Cashmore Others Max.
1 LEMAICSGR CLAIMERS 8 – 8 GRIMACES GLACIERS*, MIRACLES, RECLAIMS, REGALISM 8
2 LYETROUTD UTTERLY 15 – 15 UTTERLY LOTTERY, TUTORED 15
3 50 3 2 1 7 1 → 776 776
(50 × 2 − 3) × (1 + 7)
25 – 15 780


25
4 RAIZEFLST FAIREST 25 – 23 FRAILEST 33
5 RVMPIAEAD PRIMED 31 – 29 PARADE MARAVEDI* 41
6 50 75 100 25 9 5 → 261 259 31 – 39 261
5 × 50 + 9 + 100 ÷ (75 − 25)


51
7 TELLIACES 31 – 39 CELESTIAL 61
8 GRSPUARSI GRASPS 37 – 45 SPRIGS PAGRIS*, SPRAGS, SUGARS 67
9 EIOYNRCDP YONDER 43 – 51 COPIED CINDERY*, PERCOID*, PONCIER*, PORCINE 74
10 25 1 3 3 4 7 → 980 980
(25 × 4 − (3 − 1)) × (7 + 3)
53 – 51 978


84
11 LDNEOGSEO LONGED 59 – 57 GOLDEN LOOSENED 92
12 HWEONDIKT WHINED 65 – 63 WHITEN HINTED, HONIED*, HONKED, HOWKED*, OINKED*, THINKO*, TONKED*, TOWNIE*, TWINED*, WHITED*, WINKED*, WONTED* 98
13 50 3 4 3 7 10 → 398 399
(50 − (3 + 7)) × 10 − (4 − 3)
72 – 70 399
(50 + 4 + 3) × 7

CV: 398 = (50 + 3 + 3) × 7 + 10 − 4

108
14 COMEDYCAR 72 – 70 DEMOCRACY 118


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