Episode M2

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Episode M2 was broadcast from 10 April 1989 to 14 April 1989, as part of the Countdown Masters.

Stephen Deakin played Helen Grayson, with Helen Grayson winning 98 – 94. The lexicographer was Catherine Clarke.

Notably, Thursday's conundrum (Round 12) had two valid solutions: SIGNIFIED and DIGNIFIES.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Stephen Deakin Score Helen Grayson Others Max.
1 GMOGSENUD MUGGED 6 – 6 MOUNDS GUDGEONS* 8
2 75 6 1 1 8 10 → 667 667
(75 + 10 − 1) × 8 − (6 − 1)
16 – 16 667
(75 − 8) × 10 − 6 ÷ (1 + 1)


18
3 RIPMOVIES 16 – 26 IMPROVISE
(1 second)
28
4 IEARFGSTH FREIGHTS 24 – 34 FIGHTERS FRIGATES 36
5 50 6 7 1 8 10 → 402 402
8 × 50 + 7 − 6 + 1
34 – 44 402
8 × 50 + 7 − 6 + 1


46
6 eeehmorst* THREESOME
(10 seconds)
44 – 44 56
7 TNFRNRIEE TENNER 44 – 51 REFINER FERRITE*, INTERNE*, REINTER*, RENTIER*, TERRINE* 63
8 75 6 5 7 4 10 → 348 348
7 × 5 × 10 − (6 − 4)
54 – 61 348
75 × 4 + (10 − (7 − 5) × 6)


73
9 bediiilsv* 54 – 71 DIVISIBLE
(3 seconds)
83
10 EAINRCXHS RANCHES 61 – 78 RANCHES INARCHES 91
11 50 10 8 1 7 6 → 747 747
(8 + 6 + 1) × 50 − (10 − 7)
71 – 88 747
(8 + 7) × 50 − (10 − 6 − 1)


101
12 defgiiins* 71 – 98 SIGNIFIED
(7 seconds)
111
13 AOIJYRLLO ORALLY 77 – 98 JOLLY JILLAROO* 119
14 10 8 4 7 6 2 → 997 1000
(6 × 2 × 8 + 4) × 10
84 – 98 998 ☓

Best: 996 = (7 × 6 + 8) × 10 × 2 − 4

129
15 LOSEPINTS POINTLESS
(3 seconds)
94 – 98 139
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