Episode 3778

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Episode 3778 was broadcast on 22 September 2004, as part of Series 52.

Robert Harris played Fairley Ramsay, with Robert Harris winning 85 – 82. The Dictionary Corner guest was John Simpson, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent, who celebrated her 1000th appearance on Countdown. She was presented with a copy of Richard Whiteley's autobiography Himoff! as a gift.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Robert Harris Score Fairley Ramsay Others Max.
1 MFNEUIAQR MARINE 6 – 6 FAMINE AQUIFER*, FIREMAN, FRAENUM* 7
2 EIAMTPCUL IMPALE 12 – 6 pictule ☓ CALUMET*, CLIMATE, METICAL*, PICULET*, PLICATE 14
3 OEIRTMLWC CORTILE 19 – 13 MORTICE CORMLET*, MOTLIER* 21
4 EAOHGSIRD SHADIER 26 – 13 SIGHED DISHRAG*, GHERAOS, HAIRDOS*, HEGIRAS*, HOAGIES*, OGREISH*, RADIOES*, ROADIES 28
5 50 2 4 4 9 3 → 118 118
(3 − 4 ÷ 4) × 50 + 2 × 9
36 – 23 118
(3 − 4 ÷ 4) × 50 + 2 × 9


38
TTT GARDENIA DRAINAGE
6 EIOSPNMUY PONIES 42 – 29 PONIES EPONYMS*, SPUMONE*, SPUMONI* 45
7 IEINRLMBE ERMINE 48 – 35 LIMBER NIMBLER 52
8 OAEATNCTE ACETONE 55 – 42 ACETONE ACETATE*, CATENAE* 59
9 OAOEGSKFP SPEAK 60 – 47 PAGES GOPAKS*, POGOES, POOKAS* 65
10 50 3 2 6 3 6 → 486 486
(6 + 3) × 50 + 6 × 3 × 2
70 – 47 494


75
TTT ESTIMATE TEATIMES
11 DTUIOARED tarried ☓ 70 – 54 RADIOED AUDITED*, AUDITOR, OUTRIDE*, ROADIED*, TOADIED* 82
12 IOALREXDU UXORIAL 77 – 54 LOUDER EXORDIAL 90
13 AEONSBDRA BROADENS 85 – 62 BROADENS BANDORAS*, BANDORES*, SEABOARD 98
14 50 5 3 1 4 3 → 419 413 85 – 72 419
(50 + 3) × (5 + 3) − 4 − 1


108
15 DIRTYNECS 85 – 82 STRIDENCY
(10.5 seconds)
118
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