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Episode 2794

From Countdown

Episode 2794 was broadcast on 20 June 2000, and was the fourth quarter-final of Series 42.

Rodney Marrison played John Hastings, with John Hastings winning 66 – 56, after a tie-break conundrum. The Dictionary Corner guest was Joan Bakewell, and the lexicographer was Damian Eadie.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Rodney Marrison Score John Hastings Others Max.
1 NSGOAIPRT PARTINGS 8 – 8 SPORTING PASTORING 18
2 LQDEUCWOB CLUED 13 – 13 CLOUD BECLOUD 25
3 PSJEAINTR PAINTERS 21 – 21 PAINTERS PANTRIES, PERTAINS*, REPAINTS* 33
4 25 2 9 3 6 6 → 444 444
9 × 2 × 25 − 6
31 – 31 444
6 × 3 × 25 − 6


43
5 GLDEAVXIM GLEAM 36 – 36 GLEAM GLAIVE*, IMAGED, MAGLEV*, MAILED*, MEDIAL*, MILAGE*, VAILED* 49
6 CSKEAENTR TANKERS 43 – 43 TANKERS SARCENET* 57
7 YRBOIWDEC CROWED 49 – 49 CROWED COWBIRD*, CROWDIE* 64
8 75 1 6 2 2 10 → 662 663
(10 − 1) × 75 − 6 × 2
56 – 56 661
(10 − 1) × 75 − (6 × 2 + 2)

CV: 662 = (75 − (6 + 2 + 1)) × 10 + 2

74
9 SUMORINGO 56 – 56 GINORMOUS 84
TB FORMYLUNI 56 – 66 UNIFORMLY
(2.5 seconds)
84