Episode 6109

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Episode 6109 was broadcast on 24 March 2015, as part of Series 72.

Tom Cappleman played Jack Roberts, with Tom Cappleman winning 135 – 23. The Dictionary Corner guest was Nicky Campbell, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

The winning margin of 112 points is the joint-largest in the entire history of Countdown (a record that is shared by Tom Barnes' game with Christine Buffrey in Series 64). Cappleman's score of 135 is also the third-highest total in the new 15-round format.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Tom Cappleman Score Jack Roberts Others Max.
1 RNPSUIOFE PERFUSION 18 – 0 PRONE 18
2 HADRTUEGA DAUGHTER 26 – 0 HATRED GRADUATE 26
3 100 75 50 25 5 7 → 593 593
((50 + 25) ÷ 75 + 5) × 100 − 7
36 – 10 593
5 × 100 + 75 + 25 − 7


36
TTT SUMOUNIT This behaviour landed the sailor in deep water. MUTINOUS
4 SIOEPNMAC COMPANIES 54 – 10 MEANS CAMPESINO 54
5 PNDNIAESD SPANNED 61 – 10 PAINED DANDIES, DINNAED*, PADDIES* 61
6 75 25 6 3 4 2 → 930 930
(75 × 6 + 4) × 2 + 25 − 3
71 – 10


71
7 QTBROIUTS TOURIST 78 – 10 ROBUST BISTORT*, TURBITS*, TURBOTS* 78
8 GCROINAEZ ORGANIZE 86 – 10 CRAZE 86
9 50 100 75 25 3 5 → 670 670
(100 − 75) × 25 + 50 − 5
96 – 10


96
TTT HAMUDDER It'll take the mother of all beatings, but it won't bruise. DRUMHEAD
10 VAOUAPGLT GUAVA 101 – 15 VAULT PUTLOG*, VALUTA* 102
11 CSMWEOELF FLOWS 101 – 23 WELCOMES 110
12 AITMTEOAD OMITTED 108 – 23 TIMED 117
13 RHSRUEINL HURRIES 115 – 23 RISER HURLERS*, INSURER*, SURLIER 124
14 100 6 3 9 8 5 → 252 252
100 × 3 − 6 × 8
125 – 23


134
15 LOVENURSY NERVOUSLY
(1.5 seconds)
135 – 23 144
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