Episode 5615

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Episode 5615 was broadcast on 7 January 2013, and was the first preliminary round match of the 30th Birthday Championship, the series celebrating Countdown's 30th birthday.

Tom Hargreaves played Nicki Sellars, with Tom Hargreaves winning 117 – 57. The Dictionary Corner guest was Dave Myers, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Tom Hargreaves Score Nicki Sellars Others Max.
1 GVTSOIARO RATIOS 6 – 6 RATIOS TRAVOIS*, VIRAGOS 7
2 DLHEUITOA HIDEOUT 13 – 13 LOATHED LITHOED* 14
3 RPNLUIOJS PURLOINS 21 – 21 PURLOINS 22
4 DMTEOIDAL DILATED 28 – 21 MOATED DELTOID, TOADIED* 29
5 75 8 1 4 7 6 → 287 287
75 × 4 − (7 + 6)
38 – 31 287
75 × 4 − (7 + 6)


39
TTT DARNDEEP Gave into the whims of the animal, perhaps? PANDERED
6 GKSUEIRVM GIVERS 44 – 37 SKIVER MUSKIER 46
7 PTLROAESI EPILATORS 62 – 37 POLARISE 64
8 GBREAOTFX BORGATE 69 – 37 boxgate ☓ GEARBOX* 71
9 LHGDIEURS SLUDGIER 77 – 37 GUIDERS GUILDERS 79
10 75 4 1 8 5 6 → 433 433
75 × 6 − (8 + 5 + 4)
87 – 47 433
(75 − 4) × 6 + 8 − 1


89
TTT VIOLAPIN It's where you might sit when you're out or before you're in. PAVILION
11 NWCDOAETU COUNTED 94 – 47 untowed ☓ OUTDANCE*, UNCOATED 97
12 NDMSOIEAE DEMONISE 102 – 47 daemonise ☓ DOMAINES, DOMINEES* 105
13 PBYNUIOAM AMINO 107 – 47 PUNY BUNYIP, MOPANI, MYOPIA*, PAYNIM*, YAUPON* 111
14 25 1 1 5 6 5 → 931 925 107 – 57 931
(25 + 1) × (5 + 1) × 6 − 5


121
15 MARCOMUND COMMUNARD
(4 seconds)
117 – 57 131
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