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Episode 5038

From Countdown

Episode 5038 was broadcast on 14 May 2010, as part of Series 62.

Steve Wilson played Danny Pledger, with Danny Pledger winning 92 – 89. The Dictionary Corner guest was Dr Hilary Jones, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Steve Wilson Score Danny Pledger Others Max.
1 VRESNOGEZ rezones ☓ 0 – 6 VERGES EVZONES*, GOVERNS 7
2 RIESDRUEP PERUSED 7 – 6 PUREES PRUDERIES* 25
3 DMAOAPSNG MOANS 7 – 12 GASMAN DOGNAPS*, MANDAPS*, PAGODAS*, SAMANGO*, SANGOMA* 32
4 CNOUTISQE COUNTS 7 – 20 COUNTIES CONQUEST*, QUESTION 40
5 50 5 6 5 3 3 → 392 392
(5 + 3) × 50 − (5 + 3)
17 – 30 392
(5 + 3) × 50 − (5 + 3)


50
TTT RODBALLS They're not much to look at, but they can stop the traffic. BOLLARDS
6 SLAERYUAS SLAYERS 24 – 37 SLAYERS ASSAYER*, RAYLESS* 57
7 XTEAINLTE LATENT 30 – 43 NETTLE ENTITLE*, TEXTILE* 64
8 AUKRDEACH RACKED 36 – 49 RACKED ARCHDUKE 72
9 LEFPIANFD PLAINED 43 – 56 PLAINED AFFINED*, PIAFFED* 79
10 100 5 7 4 3 7 → 727 727
7 × 100 + (5 + 4) × 3
53 – 66 727
7 × 100 + 5 × 4 + 7


89
TTT DESIGNER The designer moved and gave up working. RESIGNED
11 MIHWNAOGV MOVING 59 – 72 HOMING AVOWING* 96
12 TDEOISGME MISTED 65 – 78 EMOTED DEMOTES, EDGIEST*, EGOTISM, MIDGETS, MODISTE*, TIMESED* 103
13 WOTCMAIRO CART 69 – 82 CROW AORTIC*, ATOMIC, MATRIC*, OCTROI* 109
14 75 2 9 4 10 8 → 113 113
(8 + 2) × 10 + 9 + 4
79 – 92 113
(9 − 4) × 8 + 75 − 2


119
15 CHIPSPEAS SPACESHIP
(24 seconds)
89 – 92 129