Episode 6562

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Episode 6562 was broadcast on 14 April 2017, as part of Series 76.

James Qualter played Berkan Chelikhan, with Berkan Chelikhan winning 85 – 78. The Dictionary Corner guest was Jay Rayner, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

This episode was transmitted at 2:05pm, 5 minutes earlier than normal, to accommodate Formula 1 racing coverage on Channel 4 later in the day. This was the earliest-ever broadcast time for a first-run, non-Masters, non-special Countdown episode, until Episode 6667 in the following series was transmitted at 12:40pm.

Rounds

Rnd Selection James Qualter Score Berkan Chelikhan Others Max.
1 RDEARDEFI FERRIED 7 – 0 FEARED RAREFIED 8
2 AQTTIUAME MUTATE 13 – 0 QUIET QUATTIE* 15
3 50 25 10 3 6 7 → 475 475
50 × 10 − 25
23 – 10 475
50 × 10 − 25


25
TTT TRACYREES Tracy Rees landed a job working in an office. SECRETARY
4 XIEIPCLEV PIXEL 28 – 15 EXILE EXILIC*, PELVIC 31
5 ROBSUTRAE BOASTER 28 – 23 ROBUSTER ABORTERS*, ORATURES*, REBATORS*, RESTOBAR*, SABOTEUR* 39
6 100 3 4 5 8 10 → 251 250
100 × 3 − 5 × 10
35 – 30 250
8 ÷ 4 × 100 + 10 × 5

RR: 251 = (100 × 10 + 4) ÷ (8 ÷ (5 − 3))

49
7 CSJIEDLAO JAILED 41 – 36 CLOSED COALISED* 57
8 MSEUENMOB MENUS 41 – 42 BEMUSE MOBSMEN*, MONEMES*, UMBONES 64
9 25 50 4 6 7 6 → 242 41 – 52 242
50 × 4 + 7 × 6


74
TTT CAROLMOSS Carol Moss went to my school; in fact, we sat next to each other. CLASSROOM
10 ATPNEATSO TEAPOTS 48 – 52 PASTE PANTOATES* 92
11 ZNAOLNIED ANODIZE 55 – 52 DENIAL NODALIZE, NONIDEAL* 100
12 KANRFEUDM UNMARKED 63 – 60 UNMARKED UNFARMED*, UNFRAMED* 108
13 GRHOITLUI GUILT 68 – 65 ROUGH ROUGHIT* 115
14 50 6 1 5 8 2 → 464 464
(50 + 6 + 2) × 8
78 – 75 464
(5 × 2 − 1) × 50 + 8 + 6


125
15 TINYTIGER 78 – 85 INTEGRITY
(15.5 seconds)
135
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