Episode 2426

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Episode 2426 was broadcast on 31 December 1998, as part of Series 40.

Barry Landman played Emma Brown, with Emma Brown winning 53 – 33. The Dictionary Corner guest was Stephen Fry, and the lexicographer was Mark Nyman.

Notably, this was the first episode where a Countdown teapot was featured in the goody bag.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Barry Landman Score Emma Brown Others Max.
1 RPSTIAOEY RIPOSTE 7 – 7 PARTIES ASPERITY, PASTORIE*, SEPTORIA* 8
2 LNDCIAEXU exiled ☓ 7 – 13 LANCED DULCIAN*, INCLUDE, NUCLIDE*, UNIDEAL*, UNLACED* 15
3 BSGEIARNG BEARINGS 15 – 21 GREASING GEARINGS*, REBASING*, SNAGGIER* 23
4 75 25 3 7 4 6 → 121 121
75 + 25 + 7 × 3
25 – 31 121
75 + 25 + 7 × 3


33
5 DSREIOASL SOLDIERS 33 – 31 ORDEALS SOLARISED* 51
6 GTDEOUPSD 33 – 38 SPOUTED OUTSPED* 58
7 SYWZAIIRE sweary ☓ 33 – 43 WIRES SAWYER*, WAZIRS* 64
8 25 5 6 8 9 3 → 937 33 – 43

CV: 940 Best: 937 = ((25 − 3) × 5 + 6) × 8 + 9

74
9 CLEENCLAD 33 – 53 CANCELLED
(0.5 seconds)
84


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