Episode 5003

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Episode 5003 was broadcast on 26 March 2010, as part of Series 62, and was to mark the 5,000th edition of Countdown.

Dave Wilkinson played Charlotte Godwyn, with Dave Wilkinson winning 76 – 54. The Dictionary Corner guest was the former Countdown host Des Lynam, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Dave Wilkinson Score Charlotte Godwyn Others Max.
1 RTAOANWTI RATION 6 – 6 RATION WAITRON* 7
2 GSPAUROTE OUTAGES 13 – 6 PAGERS APTEROUS, GROUPSET*, OUTRAGES, PORTAGES*, POTAGERS* 15
3 SDOEHPRIO SHOOED 19 – 12 HORSED SPHEROID* 23
4 DFNRIEOJH JOINER 25 – 18 JOINER JOINDER 30
5 50 75 10 5 1 7 → 930 926 ☓ 25 – 18

RR: 930 = (75 + 50) × 7 + (10 + 1) × 5

40
TTT MORECUTS He can be tricky or awkward, but he's always right. CUSTOMER
6 RDAIAGTSE gradiates ☓ 25 – 18 staired ☓ AIRDATES, GRADATES, RADIATES 48
7 TNIODLSUE INSOLE 25 – 26 OUTLINED DELUSION, DILUENTS*, ELUTIONS*, INSULTED, OUTLINES*, SOLITUDE, UNLISTED*, UNSOILED 56
8 XNDRAIEMT TRAINED 32 – 33 TRAINED DETRAIN*, DEXTRAN*, DEXTRIN*, MEDIANT, MERANTI*, MINARET, RAIMENT*, READMIT* 63
9 VQTAEILCO VIOLET 38 – 33 ALIVE LOCATIVE 71
10 75 8 8 2 9 6 → 203 205
75 × 2 + 8 × 8 − 9
45 – 33 206

RR: 203 = 75 × 2 + 9 × 6 − 8 ÷ 8

81
TTT PIESPLUS These provisions could cause a mild shock. SUPPLIES
11 LFEAMDOTK FLOATED 52 – 40 FLOATED 88
12 EINSYCERN SINCERE 59 – 47 SINCERE CERESIN*, INCENSE*, NERINES*, SCENERY* 95
13 GCSAILNEI SCALING 66 – 54 SAILING ANGLICISE 113
14 25 7 10 7 3 6 → 782 66 – 54

RR: 782 = (25 × 10 + 6) × 3 + 7 + 7

123
15 DESLHINAM MISHANDLE
(2.25 seconds)
76 – 54 133


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