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Episode 3278

From Countdown

Episode 3278 was broadcast on 27 June 2002, and was the second semi-final of Series 47.

Kevin Thurlow played Tom Hargreaves, with Tom Hargreaves winning 109 – 93. The Dictionary Corner guest was Richard Digance, and the lexicographer was Damian Eadie.

Chris Wills was the only person in the audience to solve the conundrum; in the following episode, Wills would go on to defeat Hargreaves and become series champion.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Kevin Thurlow Score Tom Hargreaves Others Max.
1 QGRIEANLT RELATING 8 – 8 RELATING ALERTING*, ALTERING, INTEGRAL, TANGLIER*, TRIANGLE 8
2 SMPREOUID IMPOSED 8 – 16 PROMISED DIMEROUS* 16
3 BCTAIEFXN CABINET 15 – 23 CABINET INEXACT* 23
4 SLHRUOIOD SHROUD 21 – 29 DROOLS DOLOUR*, HOURIS*, ODIOUS*, ODOURS*, OLDISH*, SHOULD 29
5 5 4 7 10 5 25 → 279 279
(5 ÷ 5 + 10) × 25 + 4
31 – 39 279
(5 ÷ 5 + 10) × 25 + 4


39
TTT THUMBAD You might wallow in this. MUDBATH
6 GTVEAOPSM POSTAGE 38 – 46 POSTAGE 46
7 RTLIEANCI TRANCE 38 – 54 CLARINET INERTIAL*, IRENICAL* 54
8 DSGNEOUIT OUTSIDE 45 – 61 DUSTING DINGOES*, DOUSING*, DOUTING*, DUGITES*, GUIDONS*, IGNEOUS*, OUSTING*, OUTINGS*, OUTSING*, SNOUTED*, TEDIOUS, TONGUED*, TONGUES 61
9 DLSEIARJC RADICLES 53 – 69 RADICLES 69
10 7 10 3 8 4 75 → 828 828
(7 + 4) × 75 + 3
63 – 79 828
(7 + 4) × 75 + 3


79
TTT EMAILED A summer drink, perhaps? LIMEADE
11 MPTEOIFRA FORMATE 70 – 86 PRIMATE EMPORIA*, FOAMIER*, POMFRET* 86
12 DGNSLEAEO DANGLES 77 – 93 DANGLES GASOLENE* 94
13 HMZEIATRY HAZIER 83 – 99 MATIER YAHRZEIT* 102
14 10 4 6 6 1 50 → 726 726
(50 + 1) × (10 + 4) + 6 + 6
93 – 109 726
(50 + 1) × (10 + 4) + 6 + 6


112
15 OUTERSUNS 93 – 109 nusterous ☓
(27.5 seconds)
STRENUOUS 122