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Episode 681

From Countdown

Episode 681 was broadcast on 24 November 1987, as part of Series 14.

Derry Dinkin played Derek Rutter, with Derek Rutter winning 55 – 28. The Dictionary Corner guest was Bill Tidy, and the lexicographer was Julia Swannell.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Derry Dinkin Score Derek Rutter Others Max.
1 HETEFSACT CHASTE 0 – 7 FETCHES ESCHEAT*, TEACHES*, THECATE* 7
2 SGTIEFRTO FITTERS 7 – 14 FORTIES EGOTIST*, FORGETS, GOITRES*, GORIEST*, TITFERS* 14
3 LRNEUGASH gnasher ☓ 7 – 21 ANGLERS GRANULES, LAUGHERS* 22
4 100 2 1 9 5 8 → 765 7 – 28 766
(100 − 5) × 8 + 9 − (2 + 1)

CV: 765 = 8 × 100 − (9 − 2) × 5

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5 TNIOBHEBY HOBBY 12 – 28 bothey ☓ BETONY*, BOTHIE, HENBIT*, HOBBIT 38
6 THECANEGO CHANGE 18 – 28 enchant ☓ ACETONE*, COGNATE, ECOTAGE* 45
7 NPISANEFT PAINTS 18 – 35 PANTIES INFANTES* 53
8 100 7 6 4 3 3 → 310 310
3 × 100 + 6 + 4
28 – 45 310
3 × 100 + 6 + 4


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9 cdeinortv* 28 – 55 CONTRIVED
(29 seconds)
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