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Episode 3611

From Countdown

Episode 3611 was broadcast on 16 December 2003, and was the fourth quarter-final of Series 50.

Jim Bentley played Adam Laws, with Adam Laws winning 88 – 78. The Dictionary Corner guest was Richard Digance, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Jim Bentley Score Adam Laws Others Max.
1 GSMIEATMH HAMMIEST 8 – 8 HAMMIEST GAMMIEST* 8
2 BZREUAKSP BUSKER 14 – 14 BREAKS ABUSER*, AZURES*, BAKERS*, BRAKES, BRAZES*, BURKAS*, BURKES*, BURSAE*, KAPURS*, PAREUS*, SUPERB*, ZEBRAS* 14
3 NDROEINCL CONNED 20 – 20 IRONED CINDER*, CLONED*, COILED*, COINED*, COINER*, COLDER*, COLDIE*, CORNED*, CORNEL*, DINERO*, DINNER*, DOCILE, DOLINE*, ENDRIN*, INDOLE*, LINDEN*, NEROLI*, ONLINE*, ORCEIN*, RECOIL*, ROILED*, RONDEL* 20
4 SRVAEAENP AVERSE 26 – 20 repaves ☓ PAVANES* 27
5 25 8 4 10 6 2 → 199 199
25 × 8 − (10 − 4) ÷ 6
36 – 30 199
25 × 8 − (6 + 4) ÷ 10


37
TTT OILTHERE HOTELIER
6 FMTIAOCSA COMFITS 43 – 37 SOMATIC 44
7 MHRQEIEDT MITHERED 51 – 37 MERITED 52
8 NGXIAODRC ADORING 58 – 44 CARDING COAXING, CORDING*, ORGANIC 59
9 SLNOEPBID SPOILED 65 – 51 BLONDES BONSPIEL* 67
10 6 5 8 5 2 7 → 738 65 – 51 730 ☓

CV: 735 = (2 × 8 + 5) × 5 × 7
Best: 738 = (7 × 5 + 6) × (5 × 2 + 8)

77
TTT PATCHING NIGHTCAP
11 MSTUOEJRA MASTER 65 – 58 JOUSTER MAESTRO*, MATURES, RAMJETS*, STRUMAE* 84
12 LWREUATLI TALLIER 72 – 65 TALLIER TAILLEUR* 92
13 PTDEIAGFT PATTED 78 – 71 PATTED FATTED*, FIDGET*, FITTED, GIFTED*, PITTED 98
14 25 10 3 5 3 8 → 346 348 78 – 78 347
(25 + 1) × (8 + 5 − 3)

Best: 346 = ((25 − 8) × 10 + 3) × (5 − 3)

108
15 NIPPERAID 78 – 88 DRAINPIPE
(11.25 seconds)
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