Episode 6054

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Episode 6054 was broadcast on 17 December 2014, and was the first semi-final of Series 71.

Dan McColm played George Ford, with Dan McColm winning 123 – 77. The Dictionary Corner guest was David Baddiel, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

McColm's perfect game was only the tenth in the history of Countdown, and the first to be achieved in the "new" 15-round format.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Dan McColm Score George Ford Others Max.
1 CBDOIENFS CONFIDES 8 – 8 CONFIDES 8
2 ARGNPESOU SPEARGUN 16 – 8 PERSONA 16
3 50 9 9 6 1 5 → 316 316
(50 − 5) × (6 + 1) + 9 ÷ 9
26 – 18 316
(50 + 9 + 6) × 5 − 9


26
TTT BESORDID It would be rather sordid if you did this in public. DISROBED
4 MTQSEAIFN MANIFEST 34 – 26 MANIFEST 34
5 GHTEIAPYT EIGHTY 40 – 26 pattie ☓ GAIETY 40
6 100 50 75 25 10 4 → 342 342
(100 × 75 + 50) ÷ 25 + 4 × 10
50 – 36 342
(100 + 10 + 4) × 75 ÷ 25


50
7 RBMOIESAO RIBOSOME 58 – 36 ambroise ☓ BROOMIES* 58
8 LSKTEAIUD DUALISE 65 – 43 DUALISE AUKLETS*, AULDEST*, DETAILS*, DILATES*, DILUTES*, DUALIST*, KIDULTS*, SALUTED, STALKED*, TALKIES* 65
9 75 6 10 1 3 5 → 290 290
(6 × 5 − 1) × 10
75 – 53 290
((75 + 6 + 5 + 1) × 10) ÷ 3


75
TTT IAMFRAIL I am frail, it's a feeling I've come to know well. FAMILIAR
10 NTMNOAIOA ANIMATO 82 – 53 MOTION 82
11 TVLEAOHME VELETA 88 – 59 HELMET HAMLET, LOATHE*, OLEATE* 88
12 WSGUEARNP SPEARGUN 96 – 67 SPEARGUN 96
13 RLXOEILUI ROUILLE 103 – 67 ELIXIR 103
14 100 50 75 25 4 10 → 910 910
(100 − (50 + 75) ÷ 25 − 4) × 10
113 – 77 910
(100 − (50 + 75) ÷ 25 − 4) × 10


113
15 YESTHINGI HYGIENIST
(11.5 seconds)
123 – 77 123


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