Episode 6494

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Episode 6494 was broadcast on 3 January 2017, as part of Series 76.

Richard Hayward played Darren Godfrey, with Darren Godfrey winning 92 – 86. The Dictionary Corner guest was Alastair Stewart, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Beginning with this episode, Countdown was sponsored by Ibuleve Gel.

In a rare error, when Rachel Riley displayed the Dictionary Corner word JETSAM on the letters board in Round 12, she misspelt it as JETSOM.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Richard Hayward Score Darren Godfrey Others Max.
1 EAOEWRTSY 7 0 – 6 WATERY ROSEATE*, SWEATER 7
2 ACEMONTEV CAVEMEN 7 – 6 CAVE MECONATE*, METACONE* 15
3 50 25 6 3 9 4 → 134 132 7 – 16 134
50 × 3 − (25 − 9)


25
TTT TENNISBAT Nothing to do with tennis, but they'll decline your offer to serve to them. ABSTINENT
4 SLURITREG GUSTIER 14 – 23 GUSTIER SULTRIER* 33
5 IEAITRDQR TARRED 20 – 29 TRADER DIRTIER*, TARDIER, TARRIED 40
6 100 6 2 8 10 4 → 137 137
8 × 4 + 10 ÷ 2 + 100
30 – 39 137
10 × 4 − 6 ÷ 2 + 100


50
7 EAEASBNCS SEANCES 37 – 39 BASES ABSENCES 58
8 NORUGDANI ROUNDING 45 – 47 ADORNING UNORDAIN* 66
9 100 1 2 5 2 8 → 247 247
2 × 100 + (8 + 1) × 5 + 2
55 – 57 247
2 × 100 + (8 + 1) × 5 + 2


76
TTT BRUCELION It has all the hallmarks of a slippery character. COLUBRINE
10 DAFINWHEL WAILED 61 – 57 whalefin ☓ INHALED 83
11 AEIUFZPGM MAIZE 66 – 62 IMAGE GAZUMP, GUIMPE*, MAGPIE, ZEUGMA* 89
12 DASOTMEJM MASTED 72 – 68 MASTED MADTOMS* 96
13 KLNRAIOIL RAIL 76 – 72 RANK ALLIIN*, IRONIA*, KAOLIN, RILLAN*, RILLIN* 102
14 100 1 2 9 10 4 → 811 811
4 × 2 × 100 + 10 + 1
86 – 82 811
4 × 2 × 100 + 10 + 1


112
15 GRIPYAHOB 86 – 92 BIOGRAPHY
(17.25 seconds)
122
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