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Episode 7227

From Countdown

Episode 7227 was broadcast on 16 December 2019, and was the third quarter-final of Series 81.

Paul Nixon played John Osmond, with Paul Nixon winning 117 – 102. The Dictionary Corner guest was Jon Culshaw and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Paul Nixon Score John Osmond Others Max.
1 IOAUDSNTM ADUSTION 8 – 0 AMOUNTS DISMOUNT, MANITOUS*, MONADIST*, SAINTDOM*, TINAMOUS* 8
2 RGSEAONUI ORGANISE 16 – 8 AROUSING AGONISER*, ORGANIES*, ROGAINES*, ROUGINES*, SOIGNEUR* 16
3 6 7 1 7 9 10 → 755 16 – 15 753
(7 × 10 + 6) × (9 + 1) − 7

RR: 755 = (7 + 7) × 6 × 9 − 1

26
TTT VOWELRANT This plant sounds like a skin growth in someone's belly button. NAVELWORT
4 SXDAOESWI OXIDASES 24 – 15 ASIDES 34
5 UEOHDTMSA HOSTED 24 – 22 METHODS OUTSHAMED 52
6 75 50 7 10 1 3 → 727 727
(75 − 3) × 10 + 7
34 – 32 727
(75 − 3) × 10 + 7


62
7 IAOEFRTCT EROTICA 41 – 39 FATTIER TRIFECTA* 70
8 HLCAUENWO LAUNCH 47 – 39 unwhole ☓ EULACHON* 78
9 8 7 6 10 10 4 → 335 336 47 – 49 335
7 × 8 × 6 − 10 ÷ 10


88
TTT HIPCRETIN This word might describe Sweeney Todd's favourite pie ingredient. NEPHRITIC
10 RLPIEAGTN REPLATING 65 – 67 REPLATING PALTERING 106
11 UIEYBDVSO DEVIOUS 72 – 74 DEVIOUS DISOBEY* 113
12 RNDGIAOSE ORGANISED 90 – 92 ORGANISED GRANDIOSE, ORGANDIES 131
13 IOETZRPML POLITER 97 – 92 IMPORT IMPLORE, MOTLIER*, PETROIL*, POITREL*, PREMOLT*, ZEMIROT* 138
14 75 100 6 3 2 10 → 526 526
6 × 100 − 75 + 3 − 2
107 – 102 526
6 × 100 − 75 + 3 − 2


148
15 AVOIDLAWS DISAVOWAL
(29.25 seconds)
117 – 102 158