Episode 7080

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Episode 7080 was broadcast on 22 May 2019, as part of Series 80.

Elliott Mellor played Kieran Matley, with Elliott Mellor winning 143 – 10. The Dictionary Corner guest was Jon Culshaw, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Mellor's winning margin of 133 points was the largest in the history of Countdown, surpassing the previous record of 112 also jointly held by him.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Elliott Mellor Score Kieran Matley Others Max.
1 IAERGNDML DREAMING 8 – 0 MANGLER DANGLIER*, DRAGLINE*, GERMINAL*, MALIGNED, MALIGNER*, MALINGER*, MARDLING*, MARGINED*, RELADING* 8
2 ZRUTRATOM MUTATOR 15 – 0 15
3 75 8 4 6 7 2 → 693 693
(6 × 4 + 75) × 7
25 – 0


25
TTT SOMEGENTS Some gents spend a fortune on these in the hope of impressing their lovers. GEMSTONES
4 KPETPAGWO POTAGE 31 – 0 GAPE PEGTOP*, TOWAGE 31
5 UEINMSHOE INHUMES 38 – 0 HOMIES HOUSEMEN 39
6 100 3 3 9 8 10 → 666 666
(10 × 8 − 3 − 3) × 9
48 – 0 680


49
7 AUIGVLMAI AVAIL 53 – 0 valium ☓ AGUILA*, GAVIAL*, MAULVI* 55
8 SPURCETSI PICTURES 61 – 0 spruciest ☓ CITRUSES*, CREPITUS, CRISPEST*, CRUSTIES*, CURTSIES*, PISTEURS*, RICTUSES*, SPRUCEST 63
9 100 1 9 2 8 2 → 902 902
9 × 100 + 2
71 – 10 902
9 × 100 + 2


73
TTT LIPPYSORT She's a lippy sort of girl and will often speak to you this way. STROPPILY
10 NTORNAWDU UNTOWARD 79 – 10 UNDRAWN DOWNTURN, OUTDRAWN, TURNDOWN* 81
11 IOESCLRAR CARRIOLES 97 – 10 CLOSER 99
12 NSILSODSA ANDISOLS 105 – 10 SOILS 107
13 EAITCRTON CARNOTITE 123 – 10 CANTER CORTINATE 125
14 100 7 5 8 6 9 → 851 851
(100 + 7) × 8 − 5
133 – 10 848


135
15 GIMPCOUNT COMPUTING
(0.75 seconds)
143 – 10 145
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