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Episode 5291

From Countdown

Episode 5291 was broadcast on 22 June 2011, as part of Series 65.

Matt Croy played Chris Hemingway, with Matt Croy winning 95 – 86. The Dictionary Corner guest was Tim Vine, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

This was the first episode in which the conundrum answer board displayed "INCORRECT" after a contestant offered a wrong guess for the conundrum. Of course, as long as this feature remains in place, INCORRECT cannot be used as a conundrum solution again.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Matt Croy Score Chris Hemingway Others Max.
1 DMEBOARIT MEDIATOR 8 – 0 ADMIRE 8
2 ONCEOGNAS CANOES 14 – 0 CANES ANCONES*, NEOCONS*, NONAGES 15
3 YTEPIAFOG POTAGE 20 – 6 OPIATE GAIETY, TEAPOY 21
4 PRUHRIAGU GRAPH 25 – 6 PAIR RUPIAH 27
5 50 1 4 6 8 9 → 228 228
(50 + 9) × 4 − 8
35 – 16 228
(50 + 6 + 1) × 4


37
TTT OPTINGIN Aiming the finger towards the brickwork, perhaps? POINTING
6 DMISLUIZE SMILED 41 – 22 SLIMED MIDSIZE, MILIEUS* 44
7 DVUETASIN DATIVES 48 – 29 STAINED DEVIANTS 52
8 HSUORFNAO HONOURS 55 – 36 HONOURS SUNROOF, UNROOFS 59
9 PCEMEUTRT TRUMPET 62 – 43 CRUMPET CURETTE*, PERMUTE, TEMPTER* 66
10 50 6 7 6 3 5 → 133 133
50 × 3 − (6 + 6 + 5)
72 – 53 133
50 × 3 − (6 + 6 + 5)


76
TTT DASHESIN Dashes into the pub, but doesn't drink the strong stuff. SHANDIES
11 LXIDENODE INDEXED 79 – 53 dioxene ☓ 83
12 LTRIAESGN STEALING 87 – 61 STARLING GNARLIEST, INTEGRALS, TRIANGLES 101
13 DSIAROTAE ASTEROID 95 – 69 ASTEROID RADIATES* 109
14 2 3 7 4 9 5 → 948 940 95 – 76 949
9 × 7 × 5 × 3 + 4

RR: 948 = (2 × 5 × 7 + 9) × 3 × 4

119
15 HEARSDING shreading ☓
(2.5 seconds)
95 – 86 GARNISHED
(27 seconds)
129