Episode 7017

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Episode 7017 was broadcast on 22 February 2019, as part of Series 80.

David Ellis played Dinos Sfyris, with Dinos Sfyris winning 117 – 23. The Dictionary Corner guest was Tanni Grey-Thompson, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Ellis' score of 23 is the record lowest score by a defending champion in 15-round format history.

NOTE: This episode was referenced five months later on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown Series 18, Episode 1, in particular, Round 7. It was also revealed that DOGGERS was noted but did not make the final cut.

Rounds

Rnd Selection David Ellis Score Dinos Sfyris Others Max.
1 RWOETOBPL BOOTER 0 – 7 BLOOPER BLOOTER, BOTEROL*, PROBOLE* 7
2 PINAMETOI PIMENTO 0 – 15 PTOMAINE PIMIENTO* 15
3 25 75 8 10 8 7 → 365 0 – 15 360 ☓

RR: 365 = (8 + 7) × 25 − 10

25
TTT SIMONSAID Simon owned up and said that he didn't have the money to get in. ADMISSION
4 REJALIYDB JAILED 6 – 15 dryable ☓ BEADILY, BEDRAIL*, BILAYER*, BRAILED*, RABIDLY*, RAILBED*, READILY, RIBALDY*, RIDABLE* 32
5 SEMISRTOA MOISTER 6 – 33 AMORTISES ATOMISERS* 50
6 7 10 6 5 10 2 → 284 286 6 – 43 284
(10 × 10 + 6 × 7) × 2


60
7 GDEOGHASR SHAGGER 13 – 50 SHAGGED DAGGERS*, DOGGERS**, GHERAOS*, HOGGERS 67
8 XINOETVHA THINE 13 – 58 VEXATION 75
9 100 50 2 6 4 10 → 800 800
(6 + 2) × 100
23 – 68 800
(10 + 6) × 50


85
TTT FENCEGLUT The priest might bend your ear if you don't bend your knee. GENUFLECT
10 FUPACTESR FAUCETS 23 – 76 CAPTURES FURCATES* 93
11 SCASQEOGR GRACES 23 – 84 CORSAGES 101
12 TUNADELDA ladled ☓ 23 – 91 DAUNTED ADULATED 109
13 FOMLEZTIM MOLE 23 – 97 MOTILE MELMOT* 115
14 75 2 10 6 1 8 → 778 23 – 107 778
(75 + 2) × 10 + 8


125
15 NICETORSO 23 – 117 CORTISONE
(4 seconds)
135


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