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Episode 7785

From Countdown

Episode 7785 was broadcast on 16 June 2022, as the second semi-final of Series 85.

Matt O'Connor played Steve Hyde, with Matt O'Connor winning 117 – 77. The Dictionary Corner guest was Robert Rinder, who also stood in as lexicographer while Susie Dent was self-isolating.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Matt O'Connor Score Steve Hyde Others Max.
1 RGETIESAP GRAPIEST 8 – 8 PRESTIGE PEATRIES*, PIERAGES* 8
2 HNGIOUDPT POUTING 15 – 15 POUTING DOUTING*, HOUTING*, PHUGOID*, THOUING* 15
3 50 25 9 2 7 7 → 273 273
25 × 9 + 50 − 2
25 – 25 273
25 × 9 + 50 − 2


25
TTT ALLSUGAR It's not all sugar, there's a bit of cheese in it as well. RASGULLA
4 NRSIAADWO ORDAINS 32 – 32 RADIANS ARONIAS*, DONAIRS*, INROADS*, INWARDS, ONWARDS*, SWANDRI* 32
5 RBESEIVUO BOUVIERS 40 – 32 OBSERVE 40
6 100 10 9 10 8 6 → 680 680
6 × 100 + 8 × 10
50 – 42 680
6 × 100 + 8 × 10


50
7 TGIDOISOM IDIOTS 56 – 48 IDIOMS SIGMOID* 57
8 TRFUAEWTL FLATTER 63 – 55 FLATTER AFLUTTER 65
9 100 50 10 2 6 5 → 622 622
(100 + 2) × 6 + 10
73 – 65 622
(100 + 2) × 6 + 10


75
TTT DONSAWAY It's the present that you can never take back. NOWADAYS
10 RKCUIOMNE MONIKER 80 – 72 MONIKER MONICKER, MUCORINE* 83
11 FSENOAMOP MOPANES 87 – 72 MOONS 90
12 TQCIAIRHA CHAIR 92 – 77 CHART CITHARA* 97
13 LGISUOENE EULOGIES 100 – 77 louseing ☓ EULOGISE*, LIGNEOUS 105
14 6 10 10 2 1 7 → 964 963
(10 × 10 + 7) × (6 + 2 + 1)
107 – 77 966


112
15 RITASMATE METATARSI
(16.5 seconds)
117 – 77 122