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Episode 5636

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Episode 5636 was broadcast on 5 February 2013, and was the thirteenth Round 1 match of the 30th Birthday Championship.

Wayne Kelly played Jack Hurst, with Jack Hurst winning 143 – 89. The Dictionary Corner guest was Kate Adie, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Hurst's score of 143 was, at the time, the second highest score in the history of Countdown, while it remains the third highest in the old 15-round format.

This episode was repeated on 2 June 2020.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Wayne Kelly Score Jack Hurst Others Max.
1 TURNEYILA TENURIAL 0 – 18 UNREALITY 18
2 GTMOEAPLC POLECAT 0 – 26 COMPLEAT 26
3 TIFPOUBSE POSTIE 0 – 33 PITEOUS POUFIEST 34
4 DIETLUJNA LANDTIE 7 – 40 LANDTIE DILUENT*, JAUNTED*, UNIDEAL* 41
5 75 7 8 1 10 7 → 223 223
(10 − 7) × 75 − (8 − 7 + 1)
17 – 50 223
(10 − 7) × 75 − (8 − 7 + 1)


51
TTT LADYCROW Crow isn't a bird this word relates to, it's more like chicken. COWARDLY
6 SDCNOIEAT CATENOIDS 35 – 68 CATENOIDS SONICATED* 69
7 MEVSUAQFD AMUSED 41 – 74 AMUSED MASQUE*, MAUVES, MEDUSA* 75
8 SRNTIOIEA RAINIEST 41 – 92 SERIATION 93
9 DERGUETLI GUILDER 48 – 99 ERUDITE DILUTER*, GUILTED*, RETILED* 100
10 75 6 7 7 1 9 → 150 150
(9 − 7) × 75
58 – 109 150
(9 − 7) × 75


110
TTT BAKEDEED The turkey's nice, but it lacks bite. DEBEAKED
11 ZASHROEWT EARSHOT 65 – 116 EARSHOT HOAREST*, SWATHER*, WREATHS* 117
12 PSGNOUIGS SOUPING 72 – 116 spousing ☓ POUSSIN*, SOUSING*, SPINOUS* 124
13 NEARWILSE WEANERS 79 – 123 REALISE RENEWALS 132
14 75 7 3 4 10 10 → 262 262
(75 + 10) × 3 + 7
89 – 133 262
(75 + 10) × 3 + 7


142
15 SOUPOHERO 89 – 143 POORHOUSE
(3.5 seconds)
152
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