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Episode 7769

From Countdown

Episode 7769 was broadcast on 25 May 2022, as part of Series 85.

Ian Shorthouse played Andrew Buxton, with Ian Shorthouse winning 78 – 57. The Dictionary Corner guest was Dr Linda Papadopoulos, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Ian Shorthouse Score Andrew Buxton Others Max.
1 GOFINMOLE LOOMING 7 – 7 FOOLING MONOFIL*, MOOLING* 7
2 PNSUEIREN SUNNIER 14 – 14 SUNNIER NEURINES, RESUPINE* 15
3 50 6 7 8 2 6 → 187 187
8 ÷ 2 × 50 − 7 − 6
24 – 14 190


25
TTT LADYCROW Forget the crow; this word relates to a chicken. COWARDLY
4 STWAEABOS BESTOWS 31 – 14 BOASTS BASTOSE* 32
5 GTCOIESPA CAGIEST 38 – 14 SPACE OPACITES*, PIGCOTES*, PIGSCOTE* 40
6 2 6 3 5 7 9 → 356 355
(9 × 7 − 3) × 6 − 5
45 – 14 356 ☓

RR: 356 = 5 × 7 × (3 − 2 + 9) + 6

50
7 TROOAHSDU SHROUD 51 – 14 outdash ☓ ADHORTS*, AUTHORS, DASTOOR*, DROUTHS*, OUTSOAR* 57
8 CKNIAEDEP PACKED 51 – 22 PANICKED PEACENIK 65
9 25 75 9 5 10 7 → 843 842
(75 + 9) × 10 + 7 − 5
58 – 29 842
(75 + 9) × 10 + 7 − 5

RR: 843 = 75 × 10 + (9 − 5) × 25 − 7

75
TTT LATELEAP A late leap over the hurdles might cause you to damage these. PATELLAE
10 LRSIEITAR RETAILS 58 – 37 TRAILERS ARTILISE*, LAIRIEST, LISTERIA, RARITIES*, RETIRALS*, RETRIALS* 83
11 LFOOGNSIA FOOLING 65 – 44 FOOLING FLAGONS, FOALING*, LAGOONS, LOAFING*, LOOSING*, OLINGOS*, SOLOING*, SOOLING* 90
12 LTSIAERIP AIRIEST 72 – 51 PIRATES ARTILISE*, LAIRIEST*, LISTERIA*, PARISITE*, PARITIES*, PILASTER, PIRATISE*, PISTILAR*, PLAITERS*, PRIESTAL*, REPLAITS*, SPIRITAL* 98
13 GRAIDMEOS GRADES 78 – 57 DREAMS IDEOGRAMS 116
14 7 2 4 8 6 3 → 878 78 – 57

RR: 876/880 Best: 880 = (7 × 2 − 3) × (6 + 4) × 8

123
15 GOINVAULT 78 – 57 OVULATING 133