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Episode C10

From Countdown

Episode C10 was broadcast on 19 November 2019, as part of Series 2 of Celebrity Countdown.

Charlie Higson played Rufus Hound, with Rufus Hound winning 78 – 70, in a rearranged 14-rounder. The Dictionary Corner guest was Anna Richardson, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Following on from her tips during the previous celebrity programme, Rachel Riley demonstrated and explained the four-large solution of James Martin in Round 4 of Episode 1962, then made the four-large selection for Round 2. She also selected four-large in Round 13, this time without conferring with the players as on the previous show.

NOTE 1: Hound was asked to declare his word first in Round 10, though it was longer than Higson's.

NOTE 2: Also in Round 10, Dictionary Corner's offering of cheerios ☓ is invalid as CHEERIO is listed in Oxford Dictionaries Online only as an exclamation, not as a noun or verb. [1] [2] However, it has been included here for the purposes of maximum score calculation.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Charlie Higson Score Rufus Hound Others Max.
1 SALNITUMO SLAM 4 – 0 mounts ☓5 MANITOUS*, SIMULANT*, SOLATIUM*, TINAMOUS 8
2 75 100 50 25 9 5 → 312 4 – 10 312
(100 × 75 − 50) ÷ 25 + 9 + 5


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3 HIGSONWAD SHADOWING
(26.75 seconds)
14 – 10 28
TTT CELEBHAM It's white and creamy according to my "sauces". BECHAMEL
4 SNCMAEIOL LANCES 20 – 10 melanoic ☓ CAMISOLE*, LACONISM*, LAMINOSE*, MECONIAL*, MENISCAL*, MESCALIN*, SEMOLINA 36
5 FBSEUDIPA ABUSED 26 – 16 BIPEDS ABIDES*, ADIEUS*, BIASED*, BUSIED, DAUBES*, FEDAIS*, PAUSED*, UPSIDE* 42
6 25 100 75 50 8 3 → 243 26 – 21 250
(8 − 3) × 50

RR: 243 = (75 + 8 − 50 ÷ 25) × 3

52
TTT NICEDIME These balls are sometimes said to be hard to swallow. MEDICINE
7 LKHROUESC CLOSER 32 – 28 SHOCKER SUCKHOLE 60
8 DTJFIAUES jesuit ☓ 32 – 28 fausted ☓ FEUDIST 67
9 25 100 8 2 4 3 → 251 251
(100 + 25) × 2 + 4 − 3
42 – 38 251
(100 + 25) × 2 + 4 − 3


77
TTT ENDEDACTS Self-indulgent people, and the old record label was Susie's. DECADENTS
10 OEIEHCSGR CHEERS 48 – 45 CHEERIO CHEERIOS** 85
11 WNDMOAIED DOMAIN 54 – 51 WINDED DIAMOND, DOMAINE, MIAOWED*, WOADMEN* 92
12 VOTERADIT ROTTED 60 – 58 DOTTIER DEVIATOR, ROTATIVE 100
13 100 75 50 25 3 2 → 203 203
2 × 100 + 3
70 – 68 203
2 × 100 + 3

RR: 203 = (100 × 50 + 75) ÷ 25

110
14 ROOFUSWEB 70 – 78 SUBWOOFER
(20.5 seconds)
120