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Episode 6109

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Episode 6109 was broadcast on 24 March 2015, as part of Series 72.

Tom Cappleman played Jack Roberts, with Tom Cappleman winning 135 – 23. The Dictionary Corner guest was Nicky Campbell, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

The winning margin of 112 points was the joint-largest in the entire history of Countdown (a record that is shared by Tom Barnes' game with Christine Buffrey in Series 64) at the time. Cappleman's score of 135 was also the third-highest total in the new 15-round format back then.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Tom Cappleman Score Jack Roberts Others Max.
1 RNPSUIOFE PERFUSION 18 – 0 PRONE 18
2 HADRTUEGA DAUGHTER 26 – 0 HATRED GRADUATE 26
3 100 75 50 25 5 7 → 593 593
((50 + 25) ÷ 75 + 5) × 100 − 7
36 – 10 593
5 × 100 + 75 + 25 − 7


36
TTT SUMOUNIT This behaviour landed the sailor in deep water. MUTINOUS
4 SIOEPNMAC COMPANIES 54 – 10 MEANS CAMPESINO 54
5 PNDNIAESD SPANNED 61 – 10 PAINED DANDIES, DINNAED*, PADDIES* 61
6 75 25 6 3 4 2 → 930 930
(75 × 6 + 4) × 2 + 25 − 3
71 – 10


71
7 QTBROIUTS TOURIST 78 – 10 ROBUST BISTORT*, TURBITS*, TURBOTS* 78
8 GCROINAEZ ORGANIZE 86 – 10 CRAZE 86
9 50 100 75 25 3 5 → 670 670
(100 − 75) × 25 + 50 − 5
96 – 10


96
TTT HAMUDDER It'll take the mother of all beatings, but it won't bruise. DRUMHEAD
10 VAOUAPGLT GUAVA 101 – 15 VAULT PUTLOG*, VALUTA* 102
11 CSMWEOELF FLOWS 101 – 23 WELCOMES 110
12 AITMTEOAD OMITTED 108 – 23 TIMED 117
13 RHSRUEINL HURRIES 115 – 23 RISER HURLERS*, INSURER*, SURLIER 124
14 100 6 3 9 8 5 → 252 252
100 × 3 − 6 × 8
125 – 23


134
15 LOVENURSY NERVOUSLY
(1.5 seconds)
135 – 23 144
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