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Episode 7921

From Countdown

Episode 7921 was broadcast on 23 December 2022, and was the Series 86 grand final.

Tom Stevenson played Edward Byrne, with Tom Stevenson winning 116 – 91. The Dictionary Corner guest was Neil Delamere, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Although both contestants solved Rounds 3 and 6 exactly, Rachel Riley presented her own complex methods as well, those being (100 × 75 − 8 × 50) ÷ 25 + 7 for Round 3 and (100 × 75 − 9 × 50) ÷ 25 for Round 6.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Tom Stevenson Score Edward Byrne Others Max.
1 OEORLWPNR PROWLER 7 – 7 PROWLER 7
2 TLREUAWBK baulker ☓ 7 – 7 baulker ☓ BELUKAR*, BULWARK, WAULKER* 14
3 50 75 25 100 8 7 → 291 291
(100 + 8) × 50 ÷ 25 + 75
17 – 17 291
(50 − 8) × 7 − 75 ÷ 25


24
TTT MANCDOOM In the army without any underwear. COMMANDO
4 VNSIOEDMF MOVIES 23 – 23 DEMONS MISDONE* 31
5 LOTDEIRAN RODENTIAL 41 – 23 IDOLATER 49
6 100 75 50 25 8 9 → 282 282
8 × 25 + 75 + 9 − 100 ÷ 50
51 – 33 282
(75 + 8) × 100 ÷ 25 − 50


59
7 EFCSAQNEB ABSENCE 58 – 33 befaces ☓ 66
8 SNTIAESTM INSTATES 66 – 41 INSTATES ANTSIEST, MANTISES*, MATINESS*, MISSTATE*, NASTIEST*, TITANESS* 74
9 9 3 8 6 7 10 → 538 538
9 × 6 × 10 − 3 + 8 − 7
76 – 51 538
9 × 6 × 10 − 8 ÷ (7 − 3)


84
TTT ASKWEEDY A bunch of fives for most of those who work. WEEKDAYS
10 TLSUEINYM UNTIMELY 84 – 51 MINUTES MINUTELY, MUSLINET* 92
11 RAHDOGIPE PODGIER 84 – 69 IDEOGRAPH 110
12 STRAIOTGT AGISTOR 91 – 76 ORGIAST ATTRITS*, ORATIST*, RITTAGS* 117
13 MRGAJIARE MARRIAGE 99 – 84 MARRIAGE 125
14 50 100 75 25 4 5 → 981 980
(100 + 75 + 25 − 4) × 5
106 – 91 980
(50 − (75 + 25) ÷ 100) × 5 × 4

Best: 981 = (100 × 50 − 75) ÷ 5 − 4

135
15 UNIMOSAIC MINACIOUS
(29.75 seconds)
116 – 91 anicosium ☓
(29 seconds)
145