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Episode C12

From Countdown

Episode C12 was broadcast on 7 January 2020, as part of Series 2 of Celebrity Countdown.

Stuart Maconie played James O'Brien, with James O'Brien winning 82 – 59, in a rearranged 14-rounder. The Dictionary Corner guest was Rufus Hound, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Rachel Riley preselected the six-small selection in Round 2, describing, in particular, a strategy for solving targets divisible by 11.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Stuart Maconie Score James O'Brien Others Max.
1 UMNERISAT REMAINS 7 – 7 MINSTER ANTISERUM, MISAUNTER*, RUMANITES*, RUMINATES 18
2 8 9 7 3 2 5 → 671 7 – 17 671
(8 + 3) × (9 × 7 − 2)


28
3 CRABTOADS 7 – 17 BROADCAST 38
TTT MACONIED He's got to be having a laugh, surely. COMEDIAN
4 PRCOIETNO 6 7 – 23 CORNET ECTROPION*, NEOTROPIC* 56
5 YENTAISBU YENS 11 – 27 BUYS SUBITANE* 64
6 75 2 6 8 7 6 → 414 411 ☓ 11 – 37 414
(8 − 2) × 75 − 6 × 6


74
TTT SEESWIRL There are no cables involved with this set at all. WIRELESS
7 RAWTIPONX portion ☓ 11 – 43 RATION WAITRON* 81
8 GSNEOARSI SINGERS 18 – 50 GASSIER AGONISERS*, ORGANISES 99
9 50 4 4 3 6 2 → 738 18 – 55 746
(4 + 6 + 3 + 2) × 50 − 4

RR: 738 = (50 × 2 + 6) × (4 + 3) − 4

109
TTT HEARRADIO You'll never hear our celebrities spouting this verbal nonsense on the radio. DIARRHOEA
10 BSDEOULME MOULDS 24 – 61 MOULDS DUELSOME* 117
11 NAFMEIRUD UNFARMED 32 – 67 FRAMED MUDARINE*, MURAENID*, UNFRAMED 125
12 SGAETWLOT WATTLES 39 – 72 GLOWS GELATOS*, GESTALT*, LEGATOS*, LOWAGES*, STOWAGE*, TOWAGES* 132
13 25 75 4 6 2 3 → 306 306
75 × 4 + 6
49 – 82 306
75 × 4 + 6


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14 QUEENRYFC FREQUENCY
(3 seconds)
59 – 82 152