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Episode 7786

From Countdown

Episode 7786 was broadcast on 17 June 2022, and was the Series 85 grand final.

Dan Byrom played Matt O'Connor, with Dan Byrom winning 81 – 78. The Dictionary Corner guest was Robert Rinder, who also stood in as lexicographer while Susie Dent was self-isolating.

NOTE: The solution given for 684 in Round 9 was actually Byrom's; however, it did not match his declaration.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Dan Byrom Score Matt O'Connor Others Max.
1 NTPCOIEOI OPTION 0 – 8 OCTOPINE 8
2 RGONAOEPM OREGANO 7 – 15 MEGARON AGRONOME* 16
3 6 7 8 3 10 1 → 383 383
(6 × 7 − 3) × 10 − (8 − 1)
17 – 15 381


26
TTT NEARWOOD This monkey likes to roam around. WANDEROO
4 TCESAIMEP EMPAESTIC 35 – 15 CAMPIEST 44
5 LDYTOUEER routedly ☓ 35 – 22 OUTERLY URODELE* 51
6 25 75 10 5 4 9 → 280 280
(75 − 5) × 4
45 – 32 280
(75 − 5) × 4


61
7 VHSNUAIAE EVANISH 52 – 32 VANISH 68
8 GRIZEUSAN GAUZIER 52 – 40 SUZERAIN SUNGAZER* 76
9 3 6 4 8 1 6 → 684 682 ☓ 52 – 40

RR: 684 = (6 + 6) × ((4 + 3) × 8 + 1)

86
TTT FATKILOS These are rugs, but it's all Greek to me. FLOKATIS
10 DLICOIESE IDOLISE 59 – 47 IDOLISE DIOECIES* 94
11 RGMPOUIAO GIAOUR 59 – 54 GOPURAM GOURAMI 101
12 FSIDOAHRA HAIRDOS 66 – 61 HAIRDOS ASHRAFI*, OARFISH* 108
13 NDWSEIEOL LESIONED 74 – 61 lionweeds ☓ 116
14 100 50 75 25 6 9 → 137 138
100 + 50 − 9 − 75 ÷ 25
81 – 68 138
75 + 50 + 9 + 100 ÷ 25

RR: 137 = 100 ÷ 50 × (25 + 6) + 75

126
15 RECTOTEEN 81 – 78 ENTRECOTE
(15.25 seconds)
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