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Episode 7752

From Countdown

Episode 7752 was broadcast on 2 May 2022, as part of Series 85.

Ronan Mackrory played Matt Yeoman, with Ronan Mackrory winning 78 – 31. The Dictionary Corner guest was Jo Brand, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

NOTE: Rachel Riley stated that she solved Round 3 "out of time", but did not provide her workings. Also, in Round 12, Yeoman was not asked to spell his word and both homonyms are thus listed here.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Ronan Mackrory Score Matt Yeoman Others Max.
1 LSDMAUAIE MALADIES 8 – 0 MEDALS ALMADIES* 8
2 NRPAIEHDA HANDIER 15 – 7 HANDIER AIRHEAD*, ARANEID*, DAPHNIA*, HARDPAN*, HEPARIN*, PARDINE*, PINDHER*, PINHEAD*, PIRANHA*, PRADHAN*, RAPHIDE*, RHEADIN* 15
3 10 8 7 6 2 7 → 937 946
10 × 8 × 6 × 2 − 7 − 7
20 – 12 946
8 × 6 × 2 × 10 − 7 − 7

RR: 937 Best: 937 = (10 × 6 + 2) × (8 + 7) + 7

25
TTT ACIDJUTE The two ladies come to a decision. JUDICATE
4 TXSOAEGPU POSTAGE 27 – 19 OUTAGES OXGATES*, POTAGES, UPSTAGE* 32
5 NSHRIOEDG HERDING 34 – 19 horseing ☓ RHODINGS* 40
6 50 1 2 6 5 7 → 178 178
(50 − 7) × (6 − 2) + 5 + 1
44 – 19 176


50
7 TYSWIAAIV AWAITS 50 – 19 VISTA SATIVA* 56
8 NGAEPSTEU PEANUTS 57 – 26 UPSTAGE NEGATES*, NEPETAS*, NGAPEES*, PANGEST*, PENATES*, PENGEST*, PESANTE*, PETUNES*, SANGEET*, SEPTAGE*, TUNEAGE, UNPASTE* 63
9 5 5 6 3 4 3 → 942 954 57 – 26

RR: 942 = ((5 + 3) × 5 × 4 − 3) × 6

73
TTT EVILPART It can catch an animal without the evil part. LIVETRAP
10 FRMEANVIE FIREMAN 64 – 26 RAVINE FIREMEN*, FREEMAN, REMANIE*, VERMIAN* 80
11 TRIFNEIOS foister ☓ 64 – 26 firiest ☓ NOTIFIERS 98
12 TDCAUBEOS BOASTED 71 – 26 BASED/BASTE BOUTADES 106
13 GLRUEEKWT reglue ☓ 71 – 31 GRUEL KEWLER*, REGLET*, WELTER 112
14 100 25 4 7 10 7 → 863 865
100 × 7 + 25 × 7 − 10
78 – 31 851

RR: 863 = 7 × (100 + 25) − (10 − 7) × 4

122
15 MISSESIMP 78 – 31 PESSIMISM 132