What is Catsdown?
Susie Dent is the permanent judge of the Letters Round on Countdown and Catsdown. On Catsdown, Dent only uses a dictionary.
In the Letters Round, contestants get 30 seconds to make the longest possible word from nine letters randomly chosen by a contestant. Susie Dent is consistently on par with the best contestants.
The Purpose of the Dictionary
Not to discredit Dent's prowess, does a dictionary help you make a long word?
I thought the dictionary was there for checking a word. How else it would help eludes me. Yet, several comedians joked Dictionary Corner having a "big dictionary" is unfair.
"It's Just a Game."
Though Catsdown is mostly comedy, Dent often gets eight or nine-letter words.
I think a computer program on a laptop might help, but not a dictionary. I must think Dent's skills superhuman unless she has some help. Does the dictionary help Dent (If so, then how?), or is she just that good?