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Episode 7781

From Countdown

Episode 7781 was broadcast on 10 June 2022, as the second quarter-final of Series 85.

Matt O'Connor played Dan Hall, with Matt O'Connor winning 106 – 58. The Dictionary Corner guest was Jay Rayner, who also stood in as lexicographer while Susie Dent was self-isolating.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Matt O'Connor Score Dan Hall Others Max.
1 MCASIUDEG CAESIUM 7 – 0 CAUSED AECIUMS*, AGEUSIC*, DECIMAS*, GAUDIES*, MEDICUS*, MISCUED 7
2 NRSEICPEI SPICIER 14 – 7 PINCERS EIRENICS*, PIERINES*, PINERIES* 15
3 25 50 100 4 2 8 → 901 900
(100 + 50) × (4 + 2)
21 – 14 900
(50 ÷ 25 ÷ 2 + 8) × 100

RR: 901 = (100 + 50 − 4) × (8 − 2) + 25

25
TTT SHOWWILT Because of these, nails feel like they've been hammered. WHITLOWS
4 TRBUASORI ARBORIST 29 – 22 BURRITOS AIRBURST* 33
5 PNABEURIS UNPRAISE 37 – 22 PRUNES URBANISE 41
6 100 5 7 10 9 1 → 423 423 ☓ 37 – 29 419
(100 + 7) × (9 − 5) − 10 + 1

RR: 423 = ((5 − 1) × 10 + 7) × 9

51
7 DPATIOQES DIOPTASE 45 – 29 DEPOSIT 59
8 VNTIEOFRU ROUTINE 52 – 36 FORTUNE FURTIVE*, OVERFIT*, REFOUNT*, UNRIVET*, VENTURI* 66
9 75 100 3 7 4 10 → 713 713
100 × 7 + 10 + 3
62 – 46 713
100 × 7 + 10 + 3


76
TTT VINELILT Will this help keep the soldiers fortified? VITELLIN
10 HTDOAHERF FROTHED 69 – 53 FROTHED HOTHEAD*, RHODATE* 83
11 NDAMIUSEN MANNIDES 77 – 53 MAIDENS MINUENDS* 91
12 LWTOENGEO TELOGEN 84 – 53 GENTLE 98
13 TMELAUGEK EMULATE 91 – 53 AMULET TEGULAE* 105
14 8 2 2 9 7 8 → 866 860
(9 × 8 + 7 × 2) × (8 + 2)
96 – 58 860
(9 × 8 + 7 × 2) × (8 + 2)

RR: 866 = (7 × 8 − 8) × 2 × 9 + 2

115
15 RANCIDONE ORDINANCE
(2.5 seconds)
106 – 58 125