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Episode 7761

From Countdown

Episode 7761 was broadcast on 13 May 2022, as part of Series 85.

Ryan Carlsen played Sarah Herbert, with Ryan Carlsen winning 106 – 0. The Dictionary Corner guest was Michael Crick, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Herbert's score of zero points was, unsurprisingly, the lowest 15-round format score of all time and the joint-lowest in Countdown history, tied with those made by John Brooks and Sylvia Pitman in 9-rounders.

NOTE: Herbert was not asked to spell her words in Rounds 2 and 7, and both homonyms are therefore listed here.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Ryan Carlsen Score Sarah Herbert Others Max.
1 PRDGIOACE ERGODIC 7 – 0 prego ☓ PODAGRIC* 8
2 TLESMAITP MALTIEST 15 – 0 PAILS/PALES MALPITTES* 26
3 4 9 7 9 3 2 → 647 648
9 × 4 × 2 × 9
22 – 0

RR: 647 = (9 × 9 × 4 + 3) × 2 − 7

36
TTT OUSTEVEN This will help oust even the most troublesome of babies. VENTOUSE
4 NMVEITPUW MINUTE 28 – 0 untime ☓ PINETUM 43
5 SHGTEIAOC HOSTAGE 35 – 0 COATS ACHIOTES, GOTCHIES* 51
6 100 25 7 8 2 2 → 897 898
(7 + 2) × 100 − 2
42 – 0 896 ☓

RR: 897 = (7 + 2 + 100) × 8 + 25

61
7 IEEBSRLAN REALISE 49 – 0 REALS/REELS BASELINER 79
8 FMTOERFOS FOREMOST 57 – 0 FOSTER FROOMEST* 87
9 50 75 25 2 4 6 → 746 745 ☓ 57 – 0

RR: 746 = (75 + 50) × 6 − 4

97
TTT CROSSFEE These paintings sound like they belong to Al. FRESCOES
10 DRVEISGEC DIVERSE 64 – 0 sirened ☓ DESCRIVE*, DIVERGES, SCRIEVED*, SERVICED 105
11 DSDTAIEKE STEADIED 72 – 0 saked ☓ 113
12 NGNSAOOHL LAGOONS 79 – 0 school ☓ GASOHOL, LONGANS* 120
13 RDNYEEIAR YEARNED 86 – 0 RANDY DEANERY*, DRAINER, NERDERY*, NERDIER*, RANDIER, READIER, RENAYED*, YEARNER* 127
14 100 25 50 7 9 6 → 373 373
6 × 50 + 100 − 25 − (9 − 7)
96 – 0 375


137
15 PULLETMIX MULTIPLEX
(2.75 seconds)
106 – 0 147