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Episode 7718

From Countdown

Episode 7718 was broadcast on 15 March 2022, as part of Series 85.

Steve Hyde played Jim Athey, with Steve Hyde winning 89 – 67. The Dictionary Corner guest was Jon Culshaw, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

This was also Rachel Riley's first episode back from maternity leave as Countdown's arithmetician. A few words were said at the start of the episode welcoming her back, and her husband Pasha Kovalev and their newborn daughter Noa briefly joined her on stage.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Steve Hyde Score Jim Athey Others Max.
1 RMPEOITLU OUTLIER 7 – 0 LIMPET PREMOULT* 8
2 GOECVROOD GROOVED 14 – 0 COVER OVERDOG, VOCODER* 15
3 50 7 1 10 5 1 → 632 634
(50 + 1 + 1) × (7 + 5) + 10
21 – 7 634
(50 + 1 + 1) × (7 + 5) + 10

RR: 632 = (10 + 1) × (50 + 7) + 5

25
TTT ITSCLEAR It's clear to see she's given public performances before. RECITALS
4 MSLAIOBDE BOILED 21 – 14 MISLEAD ADMOBILES 43
5 RLGIAOWCS CORGIS 27 – 20 GROWLS COWGIRLS 51
6 75 25 1 2 6 3 → 644 644
((3 + 1) × 75 + 25) × 2 − 6
37 – 20 647


61
7 RNDEAOLYT LEOTARD 44 – 20 ATONED ARDENTLY*, ORNATELY 69
8 KGHEIEDNA HEEDING 51 – 27 HEADING DEAKING*, DEEKING*, NEIGHED* 76
9 75 6 3 2 9 1 → 560 560
(75 + 3 + 2) × (6 + 1)
61 – 37 560
(75 + 3 + 2) × (6 + 1)


86
TTT NAILHIRE It became a victim of the recession and never recovered. HAIRLINE
10 SBTEAONRE BARONETS 69 – 37 BEATERS ABORTEES*, ABSENTER*, OESTRANE*, RESONATE*, SEABORNE* 94
11 QSTAIEFRP PIRATES 76 – 44 PASTIER FAIREST*, PARTIES, PATRIES*, PIASTRE*, PRATIES*, PRISTAF*, RASPITE*, TRAIPSE* 101
12 THFAIUNSE FAINTS 82 – 50 HAUNTS AUNTIES*, FISHNET, FUSTIAN*, SINUATE* 108
13 PTNAUIVCE CAPTIVE 89 – 50 PANIC PETUNIA, PICANTE*, PUNCTAE*, TUNICAE* 115
14 50 5 10 10 4 1 → 932 89 – 57 931
(5 + 4 + 10) × (50 − 1)


122
15 RUBENDIAS 89 – 67 URBANISED
(4.75 seconds)
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