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Episode 7720

From Countdown

Episode 7720 was broadcast on 17 March 2022, as part of Series 85.

Steve Hyde played Ben McNally, with Steve Hyde winning 91 – 68. The Dictionary Corner guest was Jon Culshaw, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Steve Hyde Score Ben McNally Others Max.
1 CGTAOUHPO POUCH 5 – 5 POOCH CAUGHT*, GAUCHO*, GOTCHA, PHOTOG* 6
2 RDALISEPO PREDIALS 5 – 23 POLARISED PROLIDASE* 24
3 1 10 10 7 5 6 → 395 395
(7 × 10 + 10 − 1) × 5
15 – 23 395 ☓


34
TTT EVECRIED Eve cried, but it was all part of an act. DECEIVER
4 LDSIOCTEA SOCIETAL 23 – 23 DETAILS DISLOCATE 52
5 BFPAIOTSA PATIOS 29 – 23 PATIO ABATIS*, AFTOSA*, FITSPO*, PATIAS*, PATOIS, POTAIS*, TAFIAS* 58
6 25 50 75 6 2 9 → 312 312
(50 + 2) × 6
39 – 33 312
(50 + 2) × 6


68
7 NLNIOOSVE LOONIES 46 – 33 ONIONS VIOLONES 76
8 BANKEAGNO BANK 46 – 38 BEGAN BANKAGE, KENANGA* 83
9 100 3 10 9 8 10 → 950 950
(100 − 8 + 3) × 10
56 – 48 950
(100 − 8 + 3) × 10


93
TTT SCALETEN On a scale of one to ten, it gets a ten for hygiene. CLEANEST
10 ITSYIEPMI IMPIETY 63 – 55 MISTYPE PIETISM* 100
11 RHRUAOLDE ROULADE 70 – 62 HOARDER HURDLER*, RUDERAL* 107
12 NSRIAFIET RAINIEST 78 – 62 FAIRIES ARTIFIES*, NAIFTIES*, RATIFIES 115
13 SWNAEERWC SEANCE 84 – 68 ANSWER CAREENS, CASERNE*, WEANERS* 122
14 50 75 25 1 7 10 → 879 882
(10 + 1) × 75 + 50 + 7
91 – 68 875

RR: 878/880 Best: 879 = (75 + 25 − 7) × 10 − 50 − 1

132
15 SCABSEEDS 91 – 68 ABSCESSED 142