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Episode 1390

From Countdown

Episode 1390 was broadcast on 31 March 1993, and was the first semi-final of Series 25.

Noel Turner played Don Reid, with Don Reid winning 56 – 50. The Dictionary Corner guest was Dinah Sheridan, and the lexicographer was Richard Samson.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Noel Turner Score Don Reid Others Max.
1 SRAEWKGOY WAGERS 6 – 6 WAGERS ARGOSY*, GREASY, KAYOES*, SAWYER*, SOAKER*, WAKERS*, WREAKS* 6
2 DANLIVEMP IMPALED 13 – 13 IMPALED IMPANEL*, MANIPLE*, PLAINED* 13
3 CRQAOETRS CREATORS 21 – 21 REACTORS 21
4 75 9 1 9 3 8 → 642 641 21 – 31 642
(75 + 3) × 8 + 9 + 9 − 1


31
5 HINRATEZD HAIRNET 28 – 38 HANDIER DETRAIN*, THERIAN*, TRAINED 38
6 LBSOAUCPE CAPSULE 35 – 38 BLOUSE PLACEBOS 46
7 RIHETRSON HORNIEST 43 – 46 NORTHERS HERITORS*, INTRORSE*, THORNIER 54
8 100 25 3 3 4 2 → 757 753
(2 × 3 + 4) × (100 − 25) + 3
50 – 46 754 ☓

CV: 757 = (100 + 25) × 3 × 2 + 3 + 4

64
9 LOUSYDIET 50 – 56 TEDIOUSLY
(4 seconds)
74