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Episode 5618

From Countdown

Episode 5618 was broadcast on 10 January 2013, and was the fourth preliminary round match of the 30th Birthday Championship.

Ben Wilson played Conor Travers, with Conor Travers winning 117 – 91. The Dictionary Corner guest was Dave Myers, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

This episode was repeated on 7 May 2020.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Ben Wilson Score Conor Travers Others Max.
1 LKAEITDHR TRAILED 7 – 7 TRAILED 7
2 TGYEOETST STOTTY 13 – 7 EGEST 13
3 DNAUIWTME MINUTED 20 – 14 MEDIANT UNTAMED 20
4 FVROIESGA FORGIVES 28 – 22 FORGIVES VIRAGOES* 28
5 2 6 10 4 6 4 → 899 900
(6 × 4 × 4 − 6) × 10
35 – 29 900
(6 × 4 × 4 − 6) × 10


35
TTT SILKBIAS It sounds like the reptile who ran Fawlty Towers. BASILISK
6 TFDEUOLIR FLUORIDE 35 – 47 FLORUITED 53
7 GSHEOIAWD HOAGIES 42 – 54 HOAGIES 60
8 LPSUEABSC CAPSULES 50 – 62 SUBSPACE BASCULES* 68
9 XPNUEOBTV upvote ☓ 50 – 66 POUT BENTO*, BUTEO* 73
10 75 3 5 7 9 4 → 359 359
75 × 5 − 7 − 9
60 – 76 359
75 × 5 − 7 − 9


83
TTT NICETALC You might find this biblical chant rather amusing. CANTICLE
11 RLMGEUOPE MORGUE 66 – 82 MORGUE PROMULGE 91
12 LRJIOENNP PROLINE 73 – 89 PROLINE 98
13 TSNRUOIOA ORATIONS 81 – 97 TOURNOIS RAINOUTS* 106
14 50 8 10 2 5 9 → 426 426
50 × 8 + 10 + 2 + 5 + 9
91 – 107 426
(50 + 2) × 8 + 10


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15 URESOOBIG 91 – 117 BOURGEOIS
(1.5 seconds)
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