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Episode 3877

From Countdown

Episode 3877 was broadcast on 23 February 2005, as part of Series 53.

John Mayhew played Gus Aaron, with John Mayhew winning 99 – 63. The Dictionary Corner guest was Geoffrey Durham, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection John Mayhew Score Gus Aaron Others Max.
1 PDHMAEOZT METHOD 6 – 6 TAMPED APOTHEM*, MOPHEAD, POTHEAD* 7
2 NRDAESCIN CRANNIED 14 – 6 DISCERN CRANNIES 15
3 PRNOAELRP PROPANE 21 – 6 lapper ☓ 22
4 TKSAONAEG TANGOES 28 – 6 TOKENS AGNATES, ONSTAGE*, SOAKAGE*, TANKAGE* 29
5 50 6 7 3 5 1 → 791 792 28 – 16 791
(3 × 5 − 1) × (50 + 6) + 7


39
TTT BOILFATE LIFEBOAT
6 SQDIEAFJT FASTED 34 – 16 faced ☓ DEFATS*, FIESTA*, FISTED*, SIFTED* 45
7 LRSTIUESB BRISTLES 42 – 24 BURLIEST BLISTERS, BLUSTERS*, BUSTIERS, SURLIEST* 53
8 MLNBIEIAT AILMENT 49 – 24 NIMBLE BAILMENT, IMITABLE 61
9 DCMUAOREG COURAGE 56 – 31 COURAGE CAROMED*, COMRADE, CORDAGE*, DECORUM*, MERCADO*, MORCEAU* 68
10 50 5 4 10 2 1 → 593 593
(50 − 1) × (10 + 2) + 5
66 – 41 593
(50 − 1) × (10 + 2) + 5


78
TTT THATEPIC PATHETIC
11 NTFCIEOLR FLECTION 74 – 49 INFECTOR 86
12 NDRYIEIXS INSIDER 81 – 56 INSIDER 93
13 DMTSEOUOH SMOOTHED 89 – 56 SHOUTED 101
14 5 10 9 4 4 7 → 397 400 89 – 63 395
(9 × 4 + 4) × 10 − 5

CV: 398 = (9 × 4 + 4) × 10 − (7 − 5)
Best: 397 = (50 + 4 + 4) × 7 − 9

111
15 NUDETOADS ASTOUNDED
(2.5 seconds)
99 – 63 121