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Episode 7230

From Countdown

Episode 7230 was broadcast on 19 December 2019, and was the second semi-final of Series 81.

Jamie Wing played Paul Nixon, with Jamie Wing winning 91 – 77. The Dictionary Corner guest was Tim Vine, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

NOTE: Nixon was asked to declare his word length first in the odd-numbered Round 11.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Jamie Wing Score Paul Nixon Others Max.
1 DLSUABLOI LOADS 5 – 5 AUDIO DIABOLUS* 8
2 AEICNSPSK paciness ☓ 5 – 12 PANSIES CAPESKIN*, INSCAPES*, NICKASES*, PINCASES 16
3 25 7 9 1 7 6 → 729 728
(25 + 1) × (6 − (9 − 7)) × 7
12 – 12 726

RR: 729 = ((7 + 1) × 7 + 25) × 9

26
TTT EMETICMAN You spoon this into the pastry cases and start your Christmas baking. MINCEMEAT
4 OEOLRSFUN FLOURS 18 – 18 FLOURS FLEURONS 34
5 IETZSAIDT TIDIEST 25 – 25 TIDIEST DITZIEST, STATIZED* 42
6 1 3 7 9 6 10 → 910 910
(9 + 3 + 1) × 7 × 10
35 – 35 910
(9 + 3 + 1) × 7 × 10


52
7 NSPOEOYCI PONCES 41 – 41 PONIES OPSONIC*, POCOSIN*, POISONY, SYNCOPE* 59
8 EAIDTFRSC TIRADES 48 – 48 FAIREST ASTRIDE*, CARDIES*, CRAFTED, CREDITS*, CRISTAE*, DIRECTS*, DISRATE*, DRASTIC*, FARSIDE*, FIACRES*, RACIEST*, RADICES*, REDACTS*, SCARFED*, SCARFIE*, SIDECAR*, STAIDER*, STRAFED*, TRADIES* 66
9 50 3 9 8 7 10 → 378 378
(3 + 9 − 8 + 50) × 7
58 – 58 378
50 × 8 − 10 − 9 − 3


76
TTT OPENATTEN We'll open this at 10am on Christmas morning and have some with a cup of tea. PANETTONE
10 UOIARNRTX RUINATOR 66 – 66 RUINATOR ORNATRIX* 84
11 OMLWEONRU MOURN 71 – 71 WOMEN WOOLMEN 91
12 AEIHRHMGR GAMIER 77 – 77 HIGHER ARMIGER 98
13 PCGUEANME PACEMEN 84 – 77 MENAGE UNPEACE* 105
14 9 6 7 8 3 10 → 939 938
(6 + 8) × (7 × 10 − 3)
91 – 77

RR: 939 = (6 + 7) × 8 × 9 + 3

115
15 COMEAFTER 91 – 77 FORCEMEAT 125