Episode 3086

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Episode 3086 was broadcast on 24 September 2001, as part of Series 46.

Ian McMenzie played Simon Pope, with Ian McMenzie winning 64 – 61. The Dictionary Corner guest was Gyles Brandreth, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

It was the first 15 round game in the history of Countdown.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Ian McMenzie Score Simon Pope Others Max.
1 DMIAEPLJR DAMPER 0 – 7 IMPALED IMPALER*, LEMPIRA*, PALMIER*, PREDIAL* 7
2 GBNIYSAOD DOSING 6 – 7 bodings ☓ ABODING*, BAGNIOS*, BANDOGS*, BODYING*, GABIONS*, SANDBOY* 14
3 RGLUPSEAC lagers ☓ 6 – 14 CAPSULE EARPLUGS, SPECULAR 22
4 NKETRIDRE TINKERED 14 – 14 trinket ☓ INTERRED*, TINKERER*, TRENDIER* 30
5 50 7 4 9 9 10 → 971 974
(9 + 9) × 50 + 7 × 10 + 4
21 – 14 977

Best: 971 = (10 × 9 + 50) × 7 − 9

40
TTT GYLESLA GALLEYS
6 GTSAOHETM HOSTAGE 28 – 21 HOSTAGE GHETTOS, SHMATTE*, STOMATE* 47
7 DRIAGSETD digrates ☓ 28 – 28 TIRADES DISRATED* 55
8 TVOUOSRXU TOURS 33 – 33 ROOST OUTROS* 61
9 CHDLEAIZR CHAIRED 40 – 40 CHAIRED HERALDIC 69
10 50 7 5 1 8 3 → 684 683
(8 + 5) × (50 + 3) − (7 − 1)
47 – 40 674

CV: 684 = (8 + 3 + 1) × (50 + 7)

79
TTT COILPIT POLITIC
11 TSNQEAOSR atoners ☓ 47 – 46 STONES ASSENTOR*, SANTEROS*, SENATORS 87
12 PNSEINEWT PENNIES 54 – 53 PENNIES ENTWINES 95
13 BDTIALOEV BLOATED 54 – 61 VIOLATED DOVETAIL*, OBVIATED, VOIDABLE* 103
14 50 2 6 7 7 4 → 571 571
(4 + 7) × 50 + 6 ÷ 2 × 7
64 – 61 570


113
15 SARABOLTS 64 – 61 ALBATROSS 123
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