Episode 938

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Episode 938 was broadcast on 1 January 1990, as part of Series 19.

Eileen Whitworth played Linda Munden, with Linda Munden winning 44 – 30. The Dictionary Corner guest was Carol Thatcher, and the lexicographer was Della Thompson.

This was the first show of the 1990s.

In reference to the conundrum on this episode, the items in the Countdown goody bag were referred to as "nickernogs" several times in Series 19 and 20.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Eileen Whitworth Score Linda Munden Others Max.
1 NRLDEIECX CREED 0 – 8 RECLINED DECLINER* 8
2 SCTAURSEL SLATERS 7 – 8 CRATES CLUSTERS, RECUSALS*, SALUTERS* 16
3 WSFIEIWTR SWIFTER 14 – 15 WIRIEST SWIFTIE* 23
4 75 2 1 8 1 7 → 878 879 ☓ 14 – 15 893

CV: 875/881 Best: 880 = (75 − 1) × 2 × (7 − 1) − 8

30
5 NSDAIQENZ DENS 14 – 21 SINNED AZIDES*, AZINES*, DINNAE*, INSANE, SIENNA*, ZANIES* 36
6 SNPGAEOCH CHOSEN 14 – 28 POACHES CHANGES, CHEAPOS* 43
7 TDRUAEMSB TREADS 20 – 34 TRADES DRUMBEATS* 61
8 100 6 3 8 7 1 → 150 150
8 × 6 + 100 + 3 − 1
30 – 44 150
8 × 6 + 100 + 3 − 1


71
9 NICKERNOG 30 – 44 RECKONING 81
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