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Episode 7738

From Countdown

Episode 7738 was broadcast on 12 April 2022, as part of Series 85.

Craig Fawcett played Leigh Workman, with Craig Fawcett winning 106 – 70. The Dictionary Corner guest was Giles Coren, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

NOTE: Workman was asked to give his word first in Round 11 despite having declared a word of longer length than Fawcett, while the latter was asked to give his solution first in the even-numbered Round 14.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Craig Fawcett Score Leigh Workman Others Max.
1 MRGTEAEUS GAMERS 0 – 7 MEASURE GAMESTER 8
2 NLHIOISGR SOILING 7 – 14 HORSING GIRLISH*, IRONISH*, LIGROIN*, LONGISH*, NOIRISH*, ORIGINS*, ROILING*, SHORING*, SILOING*, SIRLOIN* 15
3 25 9 1 4 10 2 → 668 659
((2 + 1) × 10 − 4) × 25 + 9
12 – 14

RR: 668 = (9 × 2 + 10) × (25 − 1) − 4

25
TTT MEGAPITY It was such a pity, but I couldn't get him to shut up. MAGPIETY
4 DMPOEIDNR OPINED 18 – 20 MODERN DERMOID*, MINORED*, PODDIER*, POINDED*, POINDER*, PONERID* 32
5 BSLHUOEAN UNABLE 24 – 26 BLOUSE NOSHABLE 40
6 75 7 3 8 9 2 → 243 243
3 × 75 + 2 × 9
34 – 26


50
7 SLGREOEIS GLOSSIER 42 – 34 GLOSSIER RELIGOES* 58
8 WDLOAAFTI AFLOAT 48 – 40 AFLOAT AFLAID*, DATILA*, TALOFA* 64
9 25 100 3 4 2 8 → 187 187
(100 − 4) × 2 − (8 − 3)
58 – 50 187
25 × 3 + 100 + 8 + 4


74
TTT GOLDSHIN The former West Indian bowler looked after his investments. HOLDINGS
10 GNREEODCY REGENCY 65 – 50 GENDER CRYOGEN*, ENCODER, ENCORED* 81
11 TQNPEAIEL PENTILE 72 – 50 PLANET PETALINE 89
12 SBNAEUPTC ENACTS 78 – 50 unspace ☓ CUSPATE*, NUTCASE, PANTECS*, PEANUTS*, PUNCTAE*, TEACUPS, UNPASTE*, UPBEATS* 96
13 TDFTAEIES DEFEATIST 96 – 50 DEFEATS 114
14 50 8 8 9 7 4 → 399 399
8 × 50 − 8 + 7
106 – 60 399
8 × 50 − (9 − 8)


124
15 SECRETTIN 106 – 70 INTERSECT
(8.5 seconds)
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