Episode 5786

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Episode 5786 was broadcast on 8 October 2013, as part of Series 69.

Callum Todd played Abdirizak Hirsi, with Abdirizak Hirsi winning 99 – 89, after a tie-break conundrum. The Dictionary Corner guest was Michaela Strachan, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

This is the only occasion in which a 15-round series champion has ever lost a heat game (excluding the prior appearances of returnees such as Junaid Mubeen). Moreover, Hirsi attracted controversy for his conundrum buzzes, which some C4Countdown forumites took as examples of the Hansfording technique.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Callum Todd Score Abdirizak Hirsi Others Max.
1 VBLMOAEDS salvoed ☓ 0 – 8 MOVABLES ABSOLVED* 8
2 ROSENALOD noodlers ☓ 0 – 16 SOLANDER LARDOONS* 16
3 4 9 1 7 5 3 → 348 347
(9 + 1) × 7 × 5 − 3
7 – 16 348 ☓

RR: 348 = (4 × 7 + 1) × (9 + 3)

26
TTT QUEENPAT In France, this game might make you throw up. PETANQUE
4 SUTEROCAM outscream ☓ 7 – 24 CUSTOMER OUTRACES 34
5 GTDNEUEJG TUGGED 13 – 30 TUGGED DENGUE*, DETENU*, DETUNE*, GUNGED, JUGGED*, NUGGET* 40
6 50 2 3 3 9 2 → 858 858
(50 − 2) × 9 × 2 − 3 − 3
23 – 40 858
(50 − 2) × 9 × 2 − 3 − 3


50
7 VDTLIOAOZ VIOLA 28 – 45 AVOID ZOOIDAL* 57
8 TURENACIS CURTAINS 36 – 53 CENTAURS TRUANCIES* 75
9 10 7 4 6 8 1 → 354 354
(6 − 1) × 7 × 10 + 4
46 – 63 354
(6 − 1) × 7 × 10 + 4


85
TTT LETSBAKE The outlook isn't great for Charles' house. BLEAKEST
10 DENOGISEO SEEDING 53 – 63 SEEING DINGOES*, GOODIES, NOOGIES*, SOIGNEE* 92
11 YNRQIEAPH harpie ☓ 53 – 63 hairpin ☓ HEPARIN 99
12 TUDERILOS OUTSIDER 61 – 71 OUTSIDER DILUTERS, OUTLIERS*, OUTRIDES*, SOLITUDE, STUDLIER* 107
13 FRSTEOISR SORRIEST 69 – 79 FROSTIER FORTRESS*, RESISTOR*, ROISTERS*, ROTIFERS* 115
14 50 100 9 2 9 8 → 349 349
50 × 9 − 100 − (9 − 8)
79 – 89 349
8 ÷ 2 × 100 − 50 − 9 ÷ 9


125
15 TIGERSEED GREEDIEST
(2.5 seconds)
89 – 89 registered ☓
(1.5 seconds)
135
TB TENPACCIG 89 – 99 ACCEPTING
(1.25 seconds)
135
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