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Episode 5642

From Countdown

Episode 5642 was broadcast on 13 February 2013, and was the third Round 2 match of the 30th Birthday Championship.

Chris Hawkins played Conor Travers, with Conor Travers winning 119 – 85. The Dictionary Corner guest was Ken Bruce, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Travers' perfect performance was the third in the history of 15-round televised Countdown, as well as being the second of the series.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Chris Hawkins Score Conor Travers Others Max.
1 DTNAIUROT DURATION 8 – 8 DURATION 8
2 KNSIEOLPT PINKEST 15 – 15 EPSILON ENTISOL*, LENTISK*, LEPTONS*, ONLIEST*, PINKOES*, PINTLES*, PIOLETS*, PISTOLE*, POINTES*, POKIEST*, PONTILS*, TINKLES* 15
3 NRGAEUZNA GUNNERA 22 – 22 GUNNERA 22
4 DHDIOESIO HOODIES 29 – 29 HOODIES IODIDES*, IODISED* 29
5 75 2 9 4 10 7 → 643 643
9 × 75 − (10 − 2) × 4
39 – 39 643
9 × 75 − (10 − 2) × 4


39
TTT HARKBOIL Hark! Be sure to boil this veg properly. KOHLRABI
6 GWYEAETRU GYRATE 45 – 45 WATERY ARGUTE*, EATERY*, TUYERE* 45
7 QSBIEOMRN BROMINE 52 – 52 BROMINE MERINOS* 52
8 RTSIUEFTR TRUSTIER 60 – 60 TRUSTIER FRITTERS, FRUITERS, FURRIEST*, TURFIEST* 60
9 SNFOAIMUS INFAMOUS 68 – 68 INFAMOUS 68
10 25 75 50 100 2 5 → 335 68 – 78 335
(50 + 2) × 5 + 75


78
TTT GENTSLIP There's "mortar" this activity than meets the eye. PESTLING
11 GPTEOANCW COGNATE 75 – 85 PATONCE 85
12 SPVUAECSD SPACES 75 – 92 UPCASED UPCASES* 92
13 RMTOUAOLP outlap ☓ 75 – 99 TAPROOM 99
14 100 3 7 9 6 4 → 948 948
(100 + 6) × 9 − (7 + 3 − 4)
85 – 109 948
100 × 9 + (7 + 4 − 3) × 6


109
15 TIINYBEER 85 – 119 INEBRIETY
(1.25 seconds)
119


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