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Episode 7784

From Countdown

Episode 7784 was broadcast on 15 June 2022, as the first semi-final of Series 85.

Dan Byrom played Ryan Carlsen, with Dan Byrom winning 97 – 94. The Dictionary Corner guest was Jay Rayner, who also stood in as lexicographer while Susie Dent was self-isolating.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Dan Byrom Score Ryan Carlsen Others Max.
1 TPGRAAIOE PORTAGE 7 – 7 PORTAGE GOATIER, PARIGOT*, PARTAGE*, POTAGER* 7
2 IOUKLSVOI LOOKS 12 – 12 LOOKS KILOS, KOLOS*, LOUIS*, OLIOS*, OVOLI*, VIOLS* 12
3 75 50 100 25 1 5 → 403 403
75 × 5 + 25 + 100 ÷ 50 + 1
22 – 22 403
(5 − 1) × 100 + 75 ÷ 25


22
TTT NAMEGIRL Put it on in order to put it off. MALINGER
4 NTMDUEAEN UNTAMED 29 – 29 UNTAMED MANENTED* 30
5 WRBPIUEIR burper ☓ 29 – 29 burper ☓ PIRRIE*, PURIRI*, RIPIER*, WIRIER* 36
6 9 2 4 6 4 5 → 868 869
4 × 4 × 6 × 9 + 5
36 – 36 869
4 × 4 × 6 × 9 + 5

Best: 868 = (6 × 5 × 4 + 4) × (9 − 2)

46
7 NLSJAIEER JAILERS 43 – 43 JAILERS ANERLIE*, EARLIES, LARNIES*, LIERNES*, NAILERS*, REALISE, RELINES*, RESLAIN* 53
8 YGLNTEUOR LOUNGER 50 – 50 OUTERLY URGENTLY 61
9 25 100 50 75 4 2 → 819 825 50 – 57 816
(50 ÷ 25 + 100) × 4 × 2

Best: 819 = 75 × (50 + 2) ÷ 100 × (25 − 4)

71
TTT HEPEOPLE It'll help you see things from the other side. PEEPHOLE
10 EOEMDSNAV DAEMONS 57 – 64 DAEMONS ADVENES*, DEMEANS*, MASONED*, MEDANOS*, SEEDMAN*, VENOMED* 78
11 DFRCIUAAS RADIUS 63 – 70 FRAUDS ACARIDS*, ASCARID, CARDIAS*, CARIADS*, FARADIC*, FUSARIA*, SUDARIA* 85
12 LBSGUAOAR LABOURS 70 – 77 LABOURS GLABROUS* 93
13 PHWDEEAEC CHEEPED 77 – 84 CHEEPED PEACHED 100
14 10 1 2 5 8 3 → 448 448
(8 + 1) × 5 × 10 − 2
87 – 94 448
(5 × 10 + 3 × 2) × 8


110
15 ISNOMERCY CRONEYISM
(4.25 seconds)
97 – 94 120