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Episode 78

From Countdown

Episode 78 was broadcast on 30 June 1983, and was the first semi-final of Series 2.

Russell Byers played Norma Nicholson, with Russell Byers winning 67 – 43. The Dictionary Corner guest was Kenneth Williams, and the lexicographer was Lesley Burnett.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Russell Byers Score Norma Nicholson Others Max.
1 RIENDEYRE ? ? – ? ? REINDEER* 8
2 COPESSENX ? ? – ? ? EXPOSES*, SPENCES* 15
3 TAUGOPOSA ? ? – ? ? AUTOS*, GOATS*, GOOPS*, GOUTS*, GUSTO*, OUTGO*, PASTA*, PAUAS*, POGOS*, POUTS*, SPOUT*, STOOP*, STOUP*, STUPA*, TAPAS*, TOGAS*, TOPOS* 20
4 25 100 6 5 2 1 → 870 ? ? – ? ?

Best: 870 = (6 + 2 + 1) × 100 − 25 + 5

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5 YIUGDIBLO ? ? – ? ? BODILY*, DOUBLY*, LIBIDO* 36
6 AETZBREST ? ? – ? ? ABETTERS* 44
7 INABTIMGO ? ? – ? ? AMBITION* 52
8 75 9 9 5 5 7 → 627 ? 57 – 43 ?

Best: 627 = (75 + 5 + 9) × 7 + 9 − 5

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9 HMMSSIOAC MASOCHISM
(? seconds)
67 – 43 72