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Episode 5947

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Episode 5947 was broadcast on 30 June 2014, as part of Series 71.

James Wall played Tricia Blatherwick, with James Wall winning 68 – 33. The Dictionary Corner guest was Jon Culshaw, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

This episode was notable for being the first edition to use the Oxford Dictionary Online (ODO), which also meant that Dictionary Corner had a laptop computer, instead of a paper dictionary for the first time in the history of Countdown.

In round 10, Blatherwick's declaration of FURNITURES was disallowed for three reasons; it is not a valid word, it contains letters not in the selection, and it was misdeclared as a 9. A declaration had previously been disallowed for three separate reasons in Episode 5264.

Rounds

Rnd Selection James Wall Score Tricia Blatherwick Others Max.
1 MCEPHAOEN MENACE 6 – 0 cephane ☓ CHAPMEN*, CHEAPEN*, PACEMEN*, PHONEME* 7
2 UGOSANISO SONGS 11 – 0 ooing ☓ SOUSING, SUASION* 14
3 50 4 8 9 8 2 → 817 817
8 × 2 × 50 + 9 + 8
21 – 0 815


24
TTT HORSECAP They'll cook eggs and fish which they've acquired illegally. POACHERS
4 ELDOERBGU BLUDGER 28 – 7 BURGLED REDOUBLE 32
5 ASMRIGLDE GRIMED 34 – 13 RIDGES REGALISM* 40
6 50 8 1 10 7 1 → 329 330
(50 − 8 − 7 − 1 − 1) × 10
41 – 13 329 ☓

RR: 329 = (50 − (10 − 8 + 1)) × 7

50
7 TWLOATVES VOLES 41 – 19 TOWELS SOLVATE*, WATTLES 57
8 IMREDOITJ REMIT 41 – 25 MITRED DIORITE, TIMIDER* 64
9 75 2 6 9 3 1 → 264 262
75 × 3 + (6 − 2) × 9 + 1
48 – 25 258

RR: 264 = (3 + 1) × 6 × (9 + 2)

74
TTT ONEDROVE One drove to the restaurant to avoid eating the tough meat. OVERDONE
10 USENRIFET infester ☓ 48 – 25 furnitures ☓9 INTERFUSE 92
11 ANSPIODBI PIANOS 48 – 33 OBSIDIAN 100
12 RAZESOEMA amazers ☓ 48 – 33 reamazes ☓ AMAZES, AROMAS*, MAZERS, RAMOSE*, SEAMER*, ZEROES* 106
13 CPSEUHIPL spices ☓ 48 – 33 pilches ☓ PLUSHIE*, SCHLEPP*, SPICULE* 113
14 9 10 8 8 3 4 → 864 864
((10 + 3) × 8 + 4) × 8
58 – 33


123
15 VINEGOURD DEVOURING
(2.25 seconds)
68 – 33 133
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