Episode M81

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Episode M81 was broadcast from 15 October 1990 to 19 October 1990, as part of the Countdown Masters.

Harry Venet played Elisabeth Jardine, with Elisabeth Jardine winning 88 – 75. The lexicographer was Mark Nyman.

NOTE: The 1st conundrum had two valid solutions: MURDERING and DEMURRING.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Harry Venet Score Elisabeth Jardine Others Max.
1 HRPTTIAIT TRAIT 5 – 5 TRAIT ATTRIT*, TIRTHA* 6
2 50 3 10 10 8 1 → 290 290
(10 + 1 − 8 + 3) × 50 − 10
15 – 15 290
(8 − (3 − 1)) × 50 − 10


16
3 degimnrru* MURDERING
(4 seconds)
25 – 15 26
4 DLVLEOIFA FAILED 25 – 22 FLAILED ALVEOLI 33
5 75 3 3 7 6 2 → 948 942 25 – 29 946
6 × 2 × (75 + 3) + 7 + 3

CV: 948 = 6 × 2 × (75 + 7 − 3)

43
6 NAYPROFIT 25 – 39 PROFANITY
(3 seconds)
53
7 NGFKSUOGI GONGS 25 – 45 GOINGS GINGKOS, GINKGOS 60
8 75 6 4 1 8 7 → 810 810
(75 + 6) × (7 + 4 − 1)
35 – 55 810
(7 + 4) × 75 − (6 + 8 + 1)


70
9 CRINGEPAL REPLACING
(8.33 seconds)
45 – 55 80
10 NMLTEAESA MEANT 45 – 62 MEANEST/MANTELS ELASTANE*, EMANATES*, MALEATES*, MANATEES*, TALESMAN, TALESMEN 88
11 100 8 4 3 8 6 → 164 164
8 × 8 + 100
55 – 72 164
8 × 8 + 100


98
12 TECHCARDS SCRATCHED
(11.25 seconds)
65 – 72 108
13 JRDNAOUIR jardin ☓ 65 – 78 AROUND ADJOURN 115
14 50 8 5 9 10 7 → 330 333 65 – 88 330
(8 − (9 − 7)) × (50 + 5)


125
15 GIANTLINE ENTAILING
(3.5 seconds)
75 – 88
(2.5 seconds)
135
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