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Episode 4281

From Countdown

Episode 4281 was broadcast on 26 January 2007, as part of Series 56.

Jonathan Rathbone played Leigh Brook, with Leigh Brook winning 84 – 33. The Dictionary Corner guest was Richard Digance, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Jonathan Rathbone Score Leigh Brook Others Max.
1 RTCAOILME CLIMATE 7 – 7 MIRACLE LORICATE*, METRICAL 8
2 PLUEAGCVN PLAGUE 13 – 13 PLAGUE GLANCE*, GLUCAN*, LANGUE*, LAUNCE*, LEGUAN*, PLUNGE, UNLACE* 14
3 PSTNIEOIP PISTON 13 – 20 SNIPPET NIPPIEST 22
4 ZKCEAEBTH hacket ☓ 13 – 25 BATHE BECKET*, BETAKE, BETCHA*, THECAE* 28
5 25 50 1 3 6 7 → 631 626 13 – 32 630
(50 + 25 + 3) × (7 + 1)

Best: 631 = 50 ÷ (3 − 1) × 25 + 6

38
TTT GULPHOLE Stop a leak in the bath, perhaps? PLUGHOLE
6 NPLOAORMU maroon ☓7 13 – 37 MANOR LAMPOON, UNMORAL* 45
7 STDMOIEIQ stimied ☓ 13 – 43 MODEST MODISTE* 52
8 DSMEAERDA DREAMS 13 – 50 DREAMED MADDERS, SMEARED* 59
9 SGSEOAETN ONSTAGE 20 – 50 STAGES ENTASES*, GOATEES*, NEGATES, SENATES*, SENSATE*, TANGOES 66
10 5 6 6 7 7 1 → 781 20 – 50 778 ☓

Best: 780 = (6 + 6) × 5 × (7 + 7 − 1)

73
TTT STEELCUT Did they really bring down the Titanic? LETTUCES
11 RTFOESIRA foister ☓ 20 – 58 FROSTIER ROTARIES, ROTIFERS* 81
12 DNRLOEATO TALONED 27 – 58 ROOTED RATOONED* 89
13 DRSHUIEUW RUSHED 33 – 64 SHREWD HIDERS*, WEIRDS*, WISHED, WISHER 95
14 50 1 6 7 3 1 → 672 674 33 – 74 672
(50 + 7 − 1) × (3 − 1) × 6


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15 MEATBORER 33 – 84 BAROMETER
(3.75 seconds)
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