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Episode 8176

From Countdown

Episode 8176 was broadcast on 22 December 2023, as the grand final of Series 88.

Harry Savage played Viraj Seelam, with Harry Savage winning 105 – 77. The Dictionary Corner guest was Christopher Biggins, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Harry Savage Score Viraj Seelam Others Max.
1 JRLSEUOED DELOUSE 7 – 7 DELOUSE URODELES* 8
2 NRTAISEYA ARTESIAN 15 – 15 SANITARY ANTISERA* 16
3 25 10 4 2 9 8 → 260 260
(9 × 2 + 8) × 10
25 – 25 260
25 × 10 + 2 + 8


26
TTT OCTOFINAL It's going to be great; you can just smell it. OLFACTION
4 EOLPHINTA OLIPHANT 33 – 33 ANTIPOLE APHELION* 34
5 RGSDOIUAH DAIGOUS 40 – 40 ROGUISH DISHRAG*, GIAOURS*, HAIRDOS*, RADIOUS* 41
6 2 6 3 2 7 10 → 674 670 40 – 50 674
(2 × 3 + 10) × 6 × 7 + 2


51
7 CWSNEIEOQ WINCES 46 – 56 WINCES SENECIO* 58
8 TULDAFIUG AIDFUL 52 – 56 AUDIT DUTIFUL* 65
9 50 8 4 2 3 5 → 681 680
(3 × 50 − 4 − 8 − 2) × 5
59 – 56

RR: 681 = (8 + 5) × (50 + 3) − 2 × 4

75
TTT REDUNDIES I gave Santa a pair for Christmas but he didn't want them. UNDESIRED
10 SPECNOIMA COMPANIES 77 – 56 CANOPIES CAMPESINO* 93
11 RTGWEIAUK GAWKIER 84 – 56 GUITAR 100
12 RONEGAPEV PARENGO 91 – 63 OVERAGE PRENOVAE* 108
13 TFSRUIEIL TRIFLES 98 – 70 FLUSTER FUSILIER, UTILISER* 116
14 3 3 2 10 9 5 → 499 500
(9 + 3 − 2) × 10 × 5
105 – 77 500
(3 ÷ 3 + 9) × 10 × 5

RR: 498/500

123
15 MEGASTTAR stragmate ☓
(29.75 seconds)
105 – 77 testagram ☓
(29.5 seconds)
STRATAGEM 133