Episode 5644

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Episode 5644 was broadcast on 15 February 2013, and was the fifth Round 2 match of the 30th Birthday Championship.

Chris Davies played David O'Donnell, with David O'Donnell winning 127 – 117, after a tie-break conundrum. The Dictionary Corner guest was Ken Bruce, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

The aggregate score of 244 points (including the 10 points from the tie-break conundrum) was at the time the highest in the history of Countdown, and Davies' score of 117 equalled the highest losing score in the show's history.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Chris Davies Score David O'Donnell Others Max.
1 DNREULAIR LAUNDER 7 – 7 LAUNDER DIURNAL*, DRAINER*, LARDIER*, LURDANE, NURDIER*, RANDIER, RUDERAL*, UNAIRED*, UNIDEAL* 7
2 EAUMLMRTA MALAMUTE 15 – 7 ARMLET 15
3 XOJEISGSG SIXES 20 – 12 SIXES GESSO* 20
4 EOECNRDTR ENCODER 27 – 19 CENTRED CORNERED 28
5 6 7 2 10 7 1 → 910 910
(7 + 6) × 7 × 10
37 – 29 910
(7 + 6) × 7 × 10


38
TTT REALDODO You can find everything here, except a dodo of course. ELDORADO
6 AEANSYTOK ATONES 43 – 35 ATONES ASKANT*, KANATS*, KAYOES*, SNAKEY*, SNEAKY, SONATA*, TANKAS*, TOKAYS*, TOKENS, YENTAS* 44
7 QSCIANUPT QUINTAS 43 – 43 QUANTICS 52
8 OEIRFWBHL BLOWIER 50 – 50 BLOWIER 59
9 VPURTIEAD DURATIVE 58 – 58 DURATIVE 67
10 50 100 75 25 2 1 → 107 107
(75 + 50) ÷ 25 + 1 + 100
68 – 68 107
75 ÷ 25 × 2 + 1 + 100


77
TTT LIFEGENT A quick glance at a group of ships, perhaps? FLEETING
11 PSWITEOFI WIFIES 74 – 74 POSTIE POSITIF, SWIFTIE* 84
12 AEOMDNRIZ RANDOMIZE 92 – 92 RANDOMIZE ROMANIZED* 102
13 TDROAESTI STORIATED 110 – 110 STORIATED 120
14 25 75 100 50 10 1 → 567 569
(50 − 1) × 10 + 75 + 100 ÷ 25
117 – 117 569
((100 + 75) ÷ 25 + 50) × 10 − 1

Best: 567 = (75 − 1) × (10 − 100 ÷ 50) − 25

130
15 PATRANGME pargetman ☓
(12.25 seconds)
117 – 117 PENTAGRAM 140
TB BAGOGLORY 117 – 127 GARBOLOGY
(14.25 seconds)
140
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