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Episode 5289

From Countdown

Episode 5289 was broadcast on 20 June 2011, as part of Series 65.

Matt Croy played Pete Snowdon, with Matt Croy winning 96 – 45. The Dictionary Corner guest was Tim Vine, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Matt Croy Score Pete Snowdon Others Max.
1 TNASOEVHA SHAVEN 6 – 6 HAVENS NOVATES*, SAVANTE 7
2 NUPGIYSTU SPYING 12 – 12 SPYING PIGNUTS*, STUPING* 14
3 CNETOEBAR BARONET 19 – 12 BERATE CAROTENE 22
4 SLEDAOWDE WADDLES 26 – 19 WADDLES DAWDLES, SWADDLE* 29
5 25 7 9 1 3 5 → 986 990
(9 − 1) × 5 × 25 − (7 + 3)
33 – 19

RR: 985/987 Best: 986 = (25 + 9) × ((7 + 1) × 3 + 5)

39
TTT PITYDORA After exploring with boots, Dora might need this treatment. PODIATRY
6 HIMXGAEDR MIRAGE 39 – 25 HARMED HEDARIM 46
7 MRUPIFEUG UMPIRE 45 – 25 GRUMP REFUGIUM* 54
8 DTINABFUQ BANDIT 51 – 31 BANDIT DIQUAT*, QUAINT*, QUINTA 60
9 PNESOACMR CAMPERS 51 – 39 CRAMPONS COMPARES, MESOCARP*, ROMANCES 68
10 100 25 9 1 9 8 → 355 358
(9 + 1) × 25 + 100 + 8
58 – 39

RR: 355 = (9 − 1 + 25) × 8 + 100 − 9

78
TTT BIGADDER Shorten the trip over the river, perhaps? ABRDIGED
11 LDEATLITR RATTLED 65 – 39 DILATE DETRITAL*, TRIALLED 86
12 SNROENADI ANODISER 73 – 39 ORDAINS ANDIRONS*, ANEROIDS 94
13 CGEOTVEAR OCTAVE 79 – 45 CREATE COVERAGE 102
14 50 100 25 75 3 8 → 689 694
75 × 8 + 100 − 50 ÷ 25 × 3
86 – 45

Best: 688 = 50 × 8 + (75 − 3) × 100 ÷ 25

109
15 BITSBELOW WOBBLIEST
(2.5 seconds)
96 – 45 119