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Episode 2673

From Countdown

Episode 2673 was broadcast on 25 December 1999, and was the Series 41 grand final.

Scott Mearns played Simon Cooper, with Scott Mearns winning 81 – 73. The Dictionary Corner guest was Rick Wakeman, and the lexicographer was Catherine Clarke.

This was the first time the show aired on a Saturday since Episode 872 more than 10 years previously, and it would not be aired again on a Saturday until Series 54.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Scott Mearns Score Simon Cooper Others Max.
1 SMREOLTIA mortalise ☓ 0 – 8 MORALIST AMORTISE*, ATOMISER*, MARLIEST*, MORALISE* 8
2 GNDPNEUIC UPENDING 8 – 16 UPENDING 16
3 6 3 9 7 3 2 → 774 774
(9 × 6 × 2 + 3) × 7 − 3
18 – 16 780


26
4 VTAEYRMOE REMOTE 24 – 16 TROVE OVERATE*, OVEREAT 33
5 WSLNCIAOE CLOWNS 30 – 22 SALINE CELOSIA*, INCLOSE*, INWALES*, SANICLE, SCALENI* 40
6 5 10 3 3 10 4 → 151 151
10 × 5 × 3 + 4 − 3
40 – 32 151
(10 + 5) × 10 + 4 − 3


50
7 PIESNMASH MISSHAPEN
(5 seconds)
50 – 32 60
SST MAPINCHO CHAMPION
8 RHJDLAEUY HAULED 56 – 38 HURDLE ADJURE*, DEARLY*, HALERU*, HARDLY*, HAULER*, HERALD*, HURLED*, HURLEY*, HYDRAE*, RUDELY* 66
9 TIPSXANOD PISTON 62 – 44 PAINTS OXIDANTS 74
10 10 9 5 1 8 5 → 977 980
(8 × 9 + 5 × 5 + 1) × 10
69 – 44 982

Best: 977 = 9 × (5 + 1) × (10 + 8) + 5

84
11 RTRHTEIEE HITTER 75 – 50 TETHER EERIER*, EITHER*, ETRIER*, RETIRE*, TEETER*, TEETHE*, TERETE*, TERRET*, TRITER* 90
12 SAGIFENWB BEGINS 81 – 56 BASING BEINGS*, BINGES*, EASING*, FEIGNS*, SAWING*, SEWING*, SWINGE* 96
13 25 100 50 75 6 8 → 940 950 81 – 63 944
8 × 100 + 75 + 50 + 25 − 6

CV: 940 = 50 ÷ (8 − 75 ÷ 25) × (100 − 6)

106
14 PARTYNITE 81 – 73 PATERNITY
(7.25 seconds)
116


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