Episode 5896

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Episode 5896 was broadcast on 31 March 2014, as part of Series 70.

Ann Robinson played Trevor Grundy, with Ann Robinson winning 73 – 67. The Dictionary Corner guest was Colin Murray, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Robinson's conundrum time of 0 seconds, is unsurprisingly, the fastest time recorded in an episode of Countdown in the show's history. Robinson also overcame a deficit of 39 points, the second largest comeback ever.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Ann Robinson Score Trevor Grundy Others Max.
1 KRGREOAEN oranger ☓ 0 – 6 RANKER GROANER, KEROGEN* 7
2 PONEDOGET DENOTE 6 – 12 GENTOO PENTODE 14
3 25 5 9 7 3 10 → 820 825 6 – 22 820
(25 × 3 + 7) × 10


24
TTT LOOKTHEN A peeping tom might look through this every now and then. KNOTHOLE
4 HIYADIFUM MAID 6 – 27 HUMID HUMIDIFY 32
5 SLNDAEOER SLANDER 6 – 45 OLEANDERS 50
6 50 100 1 9 9 6 → 495 499
(6 − 1) × 100 − 9 ÷ 9
13 – 45 494 ☓

RR: 495 = (50 + 6) × 9 − 9

60
7 OEIOLSBVI VISIBLE 20 – 45 lovies ☓ BOILIES* 67
8 LENAHERWD rehealed ☓ 20 – 52 HANDLER LEARNED, LEEWARD*, RENEWAL*, WHEALED* 74
9 100 1 4 9 6 2 → 492 492
(6 − 1) × 100 − 2 × 4
30 – 62 492
(4 + 1) × 100 − 6 − 2


84
TTT BENDLINE You'll bend the washing line hanging this lot out. BEDLINEN
10 RAMOTESOD DOORMATS 38 – 62 MOTORED ASTRODOME*, MODERATOS 102
11 XGPAIEORL GROPE 43 – 67 GROPE PERGOLA 109
12 TEFITESTN FITTEST 50 – 67 FINEST FEINTEST* 117
13 ZRPNAOIAT PATRON 56 – 67 PRINT PARTIZAN* 125
14 75 8 5 5 9 3 → 787 788
(75 + 3) × (5 + 5) + 8
63 – 67

RR: 787 = (8 + 5 + 75) × 9 − 5

135
15 CESSKITTI STICKIEST
(0 seconds)
73 – 67 145
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