Episode 5188

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Episode 5188 was broadcast on 21 January 2011, as part of Series 64.

Adam Gillard played Mavis Riley, with Adam Gillard winning 125 – 23. The Dictionary Corner guest was Jonathan Maitland, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Gillard's winning margin of 102 points was, at the time, the second largest margin in Countdown's history.

NOTE: The first Teatime Teaser is not actually a valid word (the ODE3 only has PAPER BOY).

Rounds

Rnd Selection Adam Gillard Score Mavis Riley Others Max.
1 VOSEMEROD OVERDOSE 8 – 0 REMOVES OVERDOES 8
2 SNIEATROL RELATIONS 26 – 0 LATRINES ORIENTALS, TENSORIAL* 26
3 XITELAPEJ PIXELATE 34 – 0 expilate ☓ 34
4 NDRGNIAUI RAIDING 41 – 0 DARING DRAINING 42
5 100 6 8 5 10 3 → 451 451
(100 − 8) × 5 − 6 − 3
51 – 0


52
TTT PAYPROBE More often than not, he's the bringer of bad news. PAPERBOY
6 ZCRTAIUWP WART 55 – 0 upcart ☓ ARTIC*, AURIC*, CARPI*, TAPIR, TRIAC*, TWIRP*, WAZIR* 57
7 KODELAPBL PEDALO 61 – 0 LABEL POLKAED 64
8 HWTDTUEAI WAITED 67 – 6 HATTED THWAITE* 71
9 REHAPEDRN HARDENER 75 – 6 phadren ☓ 79
10 100 50 7 9 5 1 → 926 926
100 × 9 + 50 ÷ (7 − 5) + 1
85 – 16 926
100 × 9 + 50 ÷ (7 − 5) + 1


89
TTT ADULTTIE It makes the pilot light, but it's nothing to do with cooking. ALTITUDE
11 QUYOFISOS FUSSY 90 – 16 fisso ☓ OSSIFY* 95
12 TNRSAEIGU SIGNATURE 108 – 16 SEATING 113
13 MIVASETON MOTIVES 115 – 16 inovates ☓ AMNIOTES 121
14 50 75 3 9 8 7 → 689 691 115 – 23 690
75 × 9 + 8 + 7

RR: 689 = (75 − (7 − 3)) × 9 + 50

131
15 RASHYPAIR HAIRSPRAY
(11 seconds)
125 – 23 141
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