Episode 3960

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Episode 3960 was broadcast on 31 October 2005, as part of Series 54.

Helen Mathieson played Colin Wreford, with Colin Wreford winning 90 – 61. The Dictionary Corner guest was Martin Jarvis, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

This was the first episode presented by Des Lynam. Carol Vorderman gave the episode's introduction, beginning with a "welcome back" message to viewers due to the show having been off the air for four months previously. She then proceeded to introduce Lynam as the new host of Countdown.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Helen Mathieson Score Colin Wreford Others Max.
1 QDTEIOVLJ VIOLET 6 – 6 VIOLET JILTED*, JOLTED, TOILED*, VOLTED* 6
2 FDRIOEMBY FORMED 12 – 12 MORBID EMBRYOID*, REMODIFY* 14
3 TSLAEAPMS PLASMA 12 – 19 STAPLES AMPLEST*, ATLASES*, MALATES*, MALTASE*, MAPLESS*, PALATES, PALMATE, PASTELS*, SAMPLES, TAMALES*, TAPLESS* 21
4 TSCOEINXS INSECTS 19 – 19 conies ☓ COEXISTS*, EXCITONS*, SECTIONS 29
5 25 5 2 4 3 5 → 160 160
2 × 3 × 25 + 5 + 5
29 – 29 160
(3 + 4 + 25) × 5


39
TTT KINDGRIN At the pub having chocolate. DRINKING
6 DWNEAEPRZ WEANED 35 – 35 WARDEN PREDAWN* 46
7 HTDUIARSG GUARDS 41 – 35 guardist ☓ DRAUGHTS 54
8 TSDOIOCTU STOOD 41 – 41 ODIOUS COITUS*, DICOTS*, DITTOS*, OOTIDS*, OUTSIT*, STUDIO 60
9 DNPEIANRM MAIDEN 41 – 48 PANNIER 67
10 1 6 10 2 7 5 → 820 806 41 – 58 820
(7 × 6 − 1) × 2 × 10


77
TTT TINYTREE From here to this place takes forever. ETERNITY
11 RSRIEATST TARRIES 41 – 66 STARTERS STARRIEST 95
12 FNREIOMNE REFINE 41 – 73 FIREMEN FERMION, FOREMEN*, INFERNO*, NOMINEE* 102
13 THKAUIGRN GUITAR 41 – 80 HURTING HARKING, KARTING*, NURAGHI* 109
14 100 2 4 3 10 6 → 686 686
(3 + 4) × 100 − 10 − 6 + 2
51 – 90 686
(3 + 4) × 100 − 10 − 6 + 2


119
15 TINYTAMER MATERNITY
(17.75 seconds)
61 – 90 129


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