Episode 6745

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Episode 6745 was broadcast on 19 January 2018, as part of Series 78.

Mary Bainbridge played Chris Thorn, with Chris Thorn winning 90 – 71. The Dictionary Corner guest was Raj Bisram, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

This episode's maximum score of 175 points was the highest in the entire history of Countdown. This game was also the first, and so far only, game in the "new" 15-round format in which nine-letter words were available in five different rounds.

After the broadcast, Channel 4 published an Instagram post associating vegans with ASSWIPE in Round 4 which caused a huge controversy. This also resulted in 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown Series 13, Episode 3 having to air a week later than scheduled after there were insults about vegans.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Mary Bainbridge Score Chris Thorn Others Max.
1 CTRIAESTF CATTIER 0 – 8 SCATTIER CRAFTIEST, TRIFECTAS* 18
2 IORDJHRAK HOARD 5 – 13 HOARD KARROID*, KORADJI* 25
3 75 5 10 7 6 7 → 826 826
(6 + 5) × 75 + 7 ÷ 7
15 – 23 826
(6 + 5) × 75 + 7 ÷ 7


35
TTT RITAHIRST Rita was suffering quite badly with stiff joints. ARTHRITIS
4 SPUAWSVEI PAUSES 15 – 30 PASSIVE ASSWIPE, PAVISES*, SUASIVE*, WASPIES* 42
5 RSNOEGILV LOVING 15 – 48 RESOLVING LOVERINGS*, OVERLINGS* 60
6 25 10 1 6 7 2 → 697 697
(10 − 6) × 7 × 25 − 2 − 1
25 – 48 700


70
7 TDCOEATGD CADGED 25 – 55 COTTAGE COTTAGED 78
8 EIPSRNART praised ☓ 25 – 63 TRAINERS PRETRAINS*, RESPIRANT, TERRAPINS*, TRANSPIRE 96
9 25 1 2 10 4 6 → 226 226
25 × 10 − 4 × 6
35 – 73 226
(10 − 1) × 25 + (4 + 2) ÷ 6


106
TTT EAGLELOFT It sounds like the man had a punishing time with an instrument. FLAGEOLET
10 RTEOIDQLB BROILED 42 – 73 BRIDLE DRIBLET*, ORBITED 113
11 MRNOAUPNZ MOURN 47 – 78 APRON PANNUM* 119
12 NTEUDMANL UNTAMED 54 – 85 UNNAMED UNMANTLED 137
13 STSEOEYML MOLESTS 61 – 85 MOSTLY MESOSTYLE* 155
14 9 3 8 7 7 9 → 609 61 – 90 602
9 × 8 × 9 − 7 × 7 + 3

RR: 609 = (9 × 9 − (7 − 3)) × 8 − 7

165
15 HUNTEDEGO TOUGHENED
(17.5 seconds)
71 – 90 175
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