Episode 2343

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Episode 2343 was broadcast on 7 September 1998, as part of Series 39.

Mike Jones played Sylvia Pitman, with Mike Jones winning 51 – 0. The Dictionary Corner guest was Barry Cryer, and the lexicographer was Anna Hall.

This game is notable as being the second of only two occasions in the history of Countdown where a contestant has failed to score a single point.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Mike Jones Score Sylvia Pitman Others Max.
1 HOVISATRU VARIOUS 7 – 0 SHOUT TOVARISH 8
2 WSGNEIECO SEEING 13 – 0 ONCE SENECIO, WIGEONS* 15
3 LTHAIEZRS LAZIEST 20 – 0 LAZIER HAILERS*, HALTERS*, HARSLET*, HASTIER*, HAZIEST*, LATHERS*, REALIST*, RETAILS*, SALTIER*, SALTIRE*, SHALIER*, SLATHER*, SLITHER, THALERS*, ZITHERS 22
4 100 2 4 8 8 3 → 470 470
(8 − 3) × 100 − 8 × 4 + 2
30 – 0 469


32
5 BTUCIONME COMBINE 37 – 0 COMET BITUMEN, CENTIMO*, TONEMIC* 39
6 SGWAEONLA WANGLES 44 – 0 SLOGAN ANALOGS*, LASAGNE* 46
7 PYREDTEAD predated ☓ 44 – 0 pyrated ☓ DEPARTED 54
8 25 4 6 9 1 9 → 771 776
(4 × 25 − (9 − 6)) × (9 − 1)
51 – 0

CV: 771 = (25 + 1) × (4 × 9 − 6) − 9

64
9 REALCHIPS 51 – 0 pilchards ☓
(3.5 seconds)
SPHERICAL 74
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