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Episode 3623

From Countdown

Episode 3623 was broadcast on 15 January 2004, as part of Series 51.

Jean Bridge played Dennis Shepherd, with Dennis Shepherd winning 83 – 78. The Dictionary Corner guest was Henry Blofeld, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Jean Bridge Score Dennis Shepherd Others Max.
1 NPVEIUSDE UPSIDE 6 – 6 VEINED DEVEINS*, ENDIVES, PENSIVE*, UNIPEDS*, VENDUES* 7
2 TROIEHMSL HOLIEST 13 – 6 MORSEL HELOTISM*, ISOTHERM 15
3 BWNAEAGRE BRAWN 18 – 11 GREEN NAGWARE* 22
4 CSTIAOPDE ADOPTS 24 – 17 PASTED DESPOTIC*, DIOPTASE* 30
5 100 2 10 4 3 7 → 641 640
3 × 2 × 100 + 4 × 10
31 – 24 642
(100 + 7) × (4 + 2)

CV: 641 = (100 − 10) × 7 + 4 × 2 + 3

40
TTT ATOYWORM You'll unwillingly pay highly for its services. MOTORWAY
6 MLFIEASRO FALSER 31 – 31 FLAMERS FORMALISE 58
7 TYNEUOCLA LOCATE 37 – 37 COUNTY ACOLYTE*, ACUTELY*, LACTONE*, LATENCY*, NOCTULE 65
8 DGMEARQIB GRIMED 43 – 37 BEARD ABRIDGE*, BRIGADE, GAMBIER 72
9 STLAEODNS enloads ☓ 43 – 44 SLANTED SANDLOTS* 80
10 25 3 6 1 5 7 → 474 475
(3 × 6 + 1) × 25
50 – 51 475
(3 × 6 + 1) × 25

Best: 474 = (25 + 7) × 3 × 5 − 6

90
TTT RANDIOAP I don't want you to be in two minds about this. PARANOID
11 KRHEAOPCT PACKET 50 – 58 POACHER CHAPTER*, PATCHER 97
12 NMRZIOUFO ZOOM 50 – 63 FORUM UNIFORM 104
13 TLDSIAEOR IDOLATERS 68 – 63 SOLDIER STEROIDAL 122
14 75 2 4 3 8 5 → 141 141
75 × 2 − (8 − 5) × 3
78 – 73 141
75 × 2 − 8 − (5 − 4)


132
15 LAQUESGIN sequaling ☓
(3.75 seconds)
78 – 83 SQUEALING
(17.75 seconds)
142