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Episode 5290

From Countdown

Episode 5290 was broadcast on 21 June 2011, as part of Series 65.

Matt Croy played Mark Worsfold, with Matt Croy winning 100 – 53. The Dictionary Corner guest was Tim Vine, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Matt Croy Score Mark Worsfold Others Max.
1 NZEASTELO ETALONS 7 – 7 LEANEST LATEENS*, LOANEES*, OLEATES*, TEAZELS*, TEAZLES*, ZEALOTS 7
2 KJEOSEAMP JOKES 12 – 12 KEEPS KOPJES* 13
3 LRAREIVCE CLEARER 19 – 12 CRAVE CLAVIER*, CLEAVER, EARLIER*, REVILER* 20
4 AOSTARSID ASTROIDS 27 – 12 STAIRS 28
5 50 6 7 1 9 7 → 773 765
(9 + 7) × 50 − (6 − 1) × 7
32 – 12

RR: 772 Best: 773 = (50 + 9 + 1) × (7 + 6) − 7

38
TTT LOOSEMEN Men at a loose end might be this tonight. LONESOME
6 UEAWTNOBQ BUTANE 38 – 12 QUOTE BANQUET 45
7 TGERIENSO STEERING 46 – 12 TIGERS EGESTION*, GENITORS, INTEGERS, SEROTINE*, TRIGONES* 53
8 DAXINEDOL LADINO 52 – 12 laiden ☓ DIOXANE 60
9 TLAREITRA RATTIER 59 – 19 RATTLER ARTERIAL, RATTLIER* 68
10 50 100 4 10 2 9 → 439 439
4 × 100 + 50 − 2 − 9
69 – 29 439
4 × 100 + 50 − 2 − 9


78
TTT LIFTAMAT Malcolm's a big guy, in fact, he's a dumpling of sorts. MALFATTI
11 MNOCEPISF INCOMES 76 – 29 MONIES MESONIC* 85
12 VEUHIETNS THIEVES 83 – 36 ENTHUSE SEVENTH*, TENSIVE* 92
13 SLOADEWOD WADDLES 90 – 43 WADDLES DAWDLES, DOODLES, LADDOOS*, SWADDLE 99
14 50 75 4 2 9 7 → 525 525
75 × 7
100 – 53 525
7 × 75


109
15 FREDPOSES 100 – 53 PROFESSED 119