Episode 7077

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The highest ever score on Countdown!

Episode 7077 was broadcast on 17 May 2019, as part of Series 80.

Elliott Mellor played John Hadfield, with Elliott Mellor winning 152 – 40. The Dictionary Corner guest was Dr Phil Hammond, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Mellor's score of 152 broke the former record of the highest score ever on Countdown held by Zarte Siempre with a score of 150, exactly four months earlier in Episode 6991. Furthermore, his score was the highest ever achieved by just spotting three nine-letter words. The winning margin of 112 points was the joint-largest, equalling winning margins in Series 72 and Series 64, by Tom Cappleman and Tom Barnes respectively. This would be broken five days later in Episode 7080 with a margin of 133 by Mellor himself.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Elliott Mellor Score John Hadfield Others Max.
1 UOITLPREA EPILATOR 8 – 0 TAILOR PELOTARI*, PETIOLAR, TROUPIAL* 8
2 OUGPIBNGT POUTING 15 – 7 POUTING 15
3 50 3 2 1 6 3 → 163 163
50 × 3 + 6 × 2 + 1
25 – 17 163
50 × 3 + 6 × 2 + 1


25
TTT OATNUTMEG No oats or nutmeg; just some lovely green veg. MANGETOUT
4 DEALOSZNI NODALIZES 43 – 17 insoled ☓ 43
5 EAURTNMAI ANIMATEUR 61 – 17 MATURE 61
6 100 5 8 5 9 7 → 889 889
((8 − 5) × 9 + 100) × 7
71 – 17 889 ☓


71
7 EUASHRXGE REUSAGE 78 – 17 GUSHER RESEAUX* 78
8 OSLSUASMI MOLASS 84 – 17 AMISS MASSOIS*, MISSALS*, MUSSALS* 85
9 100 4 4 5 10 1 → 550 550
(100 + 10) × 5
94 – 27 550
((5 − 4) ÷ 1 + 4) × (10 + 100)


95
TTT CHAPSINTO This chap's just got a balance here, and realised he's into his overdraft. CASHPOINT
10 REOBTECWA CREATE 100 – 33 BOATER ABORTEE, OCREATE* 102
11 IOUDSYNIE IONISED 107 – 33 INSIDE UNIOIDS* 109
12 FAENTIRDC INFRACTED 125 – 33 FAINTED 127
13 OEIPRJKCR PORKIER 132 – 40 PRICKER CORKIER*, REPRICK*, ROCKIER 134
14 25 75 50 1 1 7 → 329 329
(50 − 75 ÷ 25) × 7
142 – 40 327


144
15 EARLYHUNT UNEARTHLY
(1.25 seconds)
152 – 40 154
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