Episode 5718

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Episode 5718 was broadcast on 25 June 2013, and was the fourth quarter-final of Series 68.

Joe McGonigle played Sam McElhinney, with Joe McGonigle winning 108 – 83. The Dictionary Corner guest was Myleene Klass, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Notably at the end of the show, Manchester United star Ryan Giggs came on the show to give Rachel a signed shirt and some flowers in honour of her 1,000th episode of Countdown (although her 1,000th show was actually on the day before).

Rounds

Rnd Selection Joe McGonigle Score Sam McElhinney Others Max.
1 ROTAMEVIT MOTIVATE 8 – 0 motivater ☓ AMORETTI, ROTATIVE* 8
2 ONLAEFTPI FINALE 14 – 0 topline ☓ ELATION*, FLEAPIT*, FOLIATE*, INFLATE*, OPALINE*, PANTILE*, POLENTA*, TOENAIL 15
3 75 6 7 10 5 7 → 484 484
(75 − 5) × 7 − 6
24 – 10 484
6 × 75 + 7 × 7 − 10 − 5


25
TTT THEIRACT Their act could easily be described as this. THEATRIC
4 CSEORTICX EXORCIST 32 – 10 ESCORT CORTICES 33
5 GTRAENDIJ TREADING 40 – 18 TREADING DERATING*, GRADIENT 41
6 50 75 25 2 9 8 → 501 500
50 × 9 + 75 − 25
47 – 25 500
(8 + 2) × 50

RR: 501 = (75 − 9) × 8 − 2 − 25

51
7 NETAROBGI BERATING 55 – 33 REBATING ABORTING*, BARITONE, OBTAINER* 59
8 UITHSLOWN SHOWN 55 – 40 LOUTISH LUTINOS*, TOWNISH*, WHOLIST* 66
9 25 5 7 1 4 10 → 397 397
25 × 4 × (5 − 1) − (10 − 7)
65 – 50 397
(10 + 5 + 1) × 25 − (7 − 4)


76
TTT NICKREST Nick takes a rest to prevent him from becoming this. STRICKEN
10 EELSVNQPA PLANES 71 – 56 PANELS ENSLAVE*, LEAVENS 83
11 LOUDESDTO LOUDEST 78 – 63 LOUDEST DOODLES, OUTDOES*, OUTSOLD*, OUTSOLE*, STOOLED*, TODDLES, TOUSLED* 90
12 ERNAIZSAB BRAINS 84 – 69 BAIZES AIRBASE, BRAZENS*, ZAREBAS*, ZARIBAS* 97
13 RESMAOEHO REHOMES 91 – 76 REHOMES MAHSEER* 104
14 100 75 50 4 2 6 → 840 844
4 × 2 × 100 + 50 − 6
98 – 83 844
4 × 2 × 100 + 50 − 6

RR: 839/841 Best: 840 = ((75 − 4) × 2 − 100 ÷ 50) × 6

114
15 HYPODORIC CHIROPODY
(1.5 seconds)
108 – 83 124
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