Episode 792

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Episode 792 was broadcast on 5 August 1988, as part of Series 16.

John Widdowson played Jenny Haldane, with Jenny Haldane winning 70 – 46. The Dictionary Corner guest was Ned Sherrin, and the lexicographer was Freda Thornton.

This game is believed to be the first perfect game in the history of Countdown, achieved by Haldane.

Rounds

Rnd Selection John Widdowson Score Jenny Haldane Others Max.
1 PSTEOSLEY POETESS 7 – 7 PESTLES PEYOTES*, STEEPLY*, SYSTOLE*, TOELESS*, TOPLESS 7
2 QWNUACROA CROWN 12 – 12 ACORN ROWAN* 12
3 NNWEOBWAT WANTON 18 – 18 BONNET NEWTON* 18
4 25 8 2 5 1 6 → 364 364
(25 + 1) × (8 + 6)
28 – 28 364
(25 + 1) × (8 + 6)


28
5 NSPRUAETN TAPERS 28 – 35 SAUNTER ENTRAPS*, NATURES*, PARENTS*, PASTERN*, PASTURE, PEANUTS, PUNNERS*, PUNNETS, PUNSTER*, PUNTERS*, SPANNER*, STUNNER*, TANNERS*, TREPANS*, UNSPENT* 35
6 MCLAOGNIM CLAMMING 36 – 43 CLAMMING 43
7 FRNSEUEGR FERNS 36 – 50 REFUGES 50
8 100 4 10 1 3 7 → 330 330
3 × 100 + (4 − 1) × 10
46 – 60 330
(100 + 10) × 3


60
9 begilmnru* 46 – 70 LUMBERING
(4 seconds)
70
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