Episode M45

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Episode M45 was broadcast from 5 February 1990 to 9 February 1990, as part of the Countdown Masters.

Mark Nyman played Harvey Freeman, with Mark Nyman winning 76 – 68. The lexicographer was Catherine Clarke.

NOTE: The 3rd conundrum, TOUCHLINE is actually illegal, as it is hyphenated in the COD7.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Mark Nyman Score Harvey Freeman Others Max.
1 NQGNEAURG GUNNER 6 – 6 GRANGE GUNNERA* 7
2 100 9 4 4 8 2 → 953 954
(100 + 4 + 2) × 9
13 – 13 952
(100 + 4 × 9) + 2 × 4 + 8

CV: 953 = (100 + 8 − 2) × 9 − 4 ÷ 4

17
3 aeemnopsu* 13 – 23 MENOPAUSE
(7 seconds)
27
4 TMREAEGDA GRADATE 20 – 23 regmata ☓ AERATED*, MARGATE* 34
5 5 7 10 9 4 8 → 526 526 ☓ 20 – 23

CV: 526 = (7 × 9 + 4) × 8 − 10

44
6 fiiklnnst* SKINFLINT
(1 second)
30 – 23 54
7 NWPROIONV WORN 34 – 27 IRON ONION*, ORPIN*, PINON*, PORIN*, PORNO*, PRION*, RONIN* 59
8 25 8 5 6 9 9 → 923 925
(8 × 5 − (9 − 6)) × 25
41 – 27 919

Best: 923 = (9 + 8 × 9 × 6) + 5

69
9 cehilnotu* TOUCHLINE
(3 seconds)
51 – 27 79
10 RGBAEOSGA BORAGES 51 – 35 GARBAGES 87
11 8 2 4 1 7 2 → 531 540
(8 × 7 − 2) × (4 + 1) × 2
56 – 40 522
(8 × 7 + 2) × (4 × 2 + 1)

Best: 532 = (8 × 2 + 2 + 1) × 7 × 4

94
12 cdeilllou* 56 – 50 CELLULOID
(1 second)
104
13 WTLIEOSLE TELLIES 56 – 58 LOWLIEST 112
14 9 1 5 2 10 7 → 159 159
(7 × 2 + 1) × 10 + 9
66 – 68 159
(9 + 7) × 10 − 1


122
15 aceeloprt* PERCOLATE
(0 seconds)
76 – 68 132
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