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by Martin Gardner
Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday January 9th 2012
Replies: 49
Views: 2165

Re: Spoilers For Monday January 9th 2012

Rhys, if you're gonna say something like that, then please don't post at all. It was by no means the worst episode ever. I think Nick was just fine for his first show and will certainly come into his own in the near future. Well played Jack too. Oh come on, just because you don't agree with him doe...
by Martin Gardner
Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For The Stelling Swansong (Series 65 Grand Final)
Replies: 73
Views: 3951

Re: Spoilers For The Stelling Swansong (Series 65 Grand Fina

Mark James wrote:
Carl Williams wrote:I knew I couldn’t beat him on ability as such, so I knew I had to outplay him.
What does that even mean? I had changed my opinion of him but he's just ruined it now.
Where did you find this? It's not in this thread anyway.
by Martin Gardner
Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Carl Williams
Replies: 50
Views: 3343

Carl Williams

I'm not sure if Carl did cheat, as I've heard rumours about it but no evidence, but even if he did, doesn't take away from his achievements outside of that game. Nobody's prepared to say which game it was, so I don't know if he would have won despite the extra points from the numbers. A few things: ...
by Martin Gardner
Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For The Stelling Swansong (Series 65 Grand Final)
Replies: 73
Views: 3951

Re: Spoilers For The Stelling Swansong (Series 65 Grand Fina

That was an amazing game. Could hardly've been better. I wasn't expecting for you to go for six small at the end, but it paid off. The 806 was very, very good. Is that optimal? I think Jeff might not have been kidding when he said it was impossible; perhaps Damian put the numbers in and told him.
by Martin Gardner
Fri Dec 16, 2011 3:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For The Stelling Swansong (Series 65 Grand Final)
Replies: 73
Views: 3951

Re: Spoilers For The Stelling Swansong (Series 65 Grand Fina

Oliver Garner wrote:NUCLEONS (round 11)
I got that, but would have only risked it as I couldn't find a seven, other than NUCLEON of course.
by Martin Gardner
Fri Dec 16, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For The Stelling Swansong (Series 65 Grand Final)
Replies: 73
Views: 3951

Re: Spoilers For The Stelling Swansong (Series 65 Grand Fina

Am I losing it or was there another letters round before the break there with no explanation as to why? There was indeed, I was just as surprised as you just then. It all happened in the right order, but they seem to have put round 6 into part 1. Presumably trying to free up some time for a Stellin...
by Martin Gardner
Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday December 14th 2011
Replies: 48
Views: 2221

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday December 14th 2011

Thomas Carey wrote: He said 'different method' on the numbers, and then copied his opponent.

More importantly, he came from 9 behind on a crucial. 29.75 seconds.

"Err... um... THWARTING?"

Ars*crack.
Can you link to that episode on here? It will save you all repeating yourselves.
by Martin Gardner
Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday December 14th 2011
Replies: 48
Views: 2221

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday December 14th 2011

Jon Corby wrote:Carl "The Cheating Asshole" Williams.

I'm SOOOOO looking forward to this.
Since I haven't watched any of this series apart from the finals, what happened?
by Martin Gardner
Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday December 9th 2011
Replies: 21
Views: 1154

Re: Spoilers For Friday December 9th 2011

I seem to think for the second numbers I did (3*8-1)*9+5 as I like my nine-time table. Anyway, very good performance, a few wobbles but they didn't cost you. Seems you're a legitimate contender to win the series (this is only the second game I've seen all series, the first being yesterday!).
by Martin Gardner
Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday December 9th 2011
Replies: 21
Views: 1154

Re: Spoilers For Friday December 9th 2011

Not strictly on topic, but Graeme you're a dead ringer for French-born Scrabble player Toni Saraiva, search on images.google.com if you like. Anyway, I'm just watching Friday's show now so I will comment once I've seen it to the end.
by Martin Gardner
Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday June 3rd 2011
Replies: 35
Views: 1667

Re: Spoilers for Friday June 3rd 2011

Just to echo everyone else, really. Some great games in the finals this series and the final was played in great spirit. Well done to Adam and Ed and it was nice to meet you (albeit pretty briefly) in Manchester, you both come across as pretty sound people. Hopefully it won't be the last we see of ...
by Martin Gardner
Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:55 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday June 3rd 2011
Replies: 35
Views: 1667

Re: Spoilers for Friday June 3rd 2011

Gavin Chipper wrote:Also, Martin Gardner and Lisa Hermann both posting in this thread - it's like going back in time nearly 10 years.
I suppose it is about 10 years now since I joined the old Yahoo! forum, yes!
by Martin Gardner
Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday June 3rd 2011
Replies: 35
Views: 1667

Re: Spoilers for Friday June 3rd 2011

Yeah it was a very very good game. I thought round one was going to be crucial as I though both players would get BROWNIES, but ED played so well in the next 13 rounds he was almost unbeatable. CARDIO was a particularly good one, I thought. Well done both
by Martin Gardner
Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 2 June 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 762

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 2 June 2011

Ed played amazing. Though Mary fell apart, making the score a bit more flattering, in terms of who was gonna win the game it didn't matter.
by Martin Gardner
Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 2 June 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 762

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 2 June 2011

John Douglas wrote:And REALISTS (8) for R4, no?
Yes, lots of eights. What a brilliant numbers game. It's obvious when you see him do it like that, but there as so many ways to get close to the target that I find that way quite counter-intuitive. Well done.
by Martin Gardner
Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 1 June 2011
Replies: 19
Views: 833

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 1 June 2011

Good game from Adam after making a mess of round 1.

First numbers alt: (5*10+4+5+8)*9

Second numbers, one away: (50+25+1)*2*5+7

Very good spot on a hard conundrum. Good game, albeit not as competitive as I would have liked.

Martin
by Martin Gardner
Tue May 31, 2011 8:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday May 31st 2011
Replies: 21
Views: 1098

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday May 31st 2011

Rhys Benjamin wrote:GALLATE, GLUTEAL, LATERAL and TALLAGE in Round 3
FONTINA in Round 4
ODORISES in Round 7
KATHODE in Round 9

And 3rd numbers alt: (10 + 2) x 50
I do what Kirk Bevin's suggests as 'declare' between the two televised contestants, when Andy declared 8 I'd have 'played' ODORISES.
by Martin Gardner
Tue May 31, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday May 31st 2011
Replies: 21
Views: 1098

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday May 31st 2011

Very very good game indeed. I hope it's indicative of the remaining three games too. I did say that the third and fourth quarter finals are usually closer than the first and the second!
by Martin Gardner
Mon May 30, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday May 30th 2011
Replies: 27
Views: 1034

Re: Spoilers for Monday May 30th 2011

I'm sure that JimDic, or whatever has succeded, it is online, but I don't know where it is and I had a couple of potential beaters - EGOTIZE and EROTISED. Tom definitely messed up in rounds 1 and 14. Also I think in round 5. TIEFING was a bit of a nervous mistake, you just have to get 282 in round 1...
by Martin Gardner
Fri May 27, 2011 10:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday May 27th 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 950

Re: Spoilers For Friday May 27th 2011

James Robinson wrote:Nicely done, Edward. You made we well scared with your little tidbits yesterday, and especially after that first part, but well done in the end. ;) :) :D

BIFACES in round 13.

3rd Numbers Alt.: (((4 + 2) x 9) + 4 + 1) x 7 = 413
Ditto, but only because I couldn't see how to get 46*9-1.
by Martin Gardner
Fri May 27, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday May 27th 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 950

Re: Spoilers For Friday May 27th 2011

Also Rachel didn't spot Edward's error and that had to be refilmed too. You couldn't tell. :? Didn't look refilmed to me, so much as they edited something out, probably Jeff or someone pointing out that there was a mistake, which they then edited out. Obviously I wasn't there, but I did spot that.
by Martin Gardner
Fri May 27, 2011 5:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday May 26th 2011
Replies: 44
Views: 1792

Re: Spoilers For Thursday May 26th 2011

I was also in the audience for all the finals, and the audience reaction when the conundrum was revealed was genuine - I for one felt that spaceload was a far more obvious word than loadspace Yep, same. It's pretty funny when you compare the sort of conundrums you get in finals these days to the on...
by Martin Gardner
Mon May 23, 2011 4:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday May 23rd 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 761

Re: Spoilers for Monday May 23rd 2011

The current champion seems to be good without being very good. He bet me with MOLESTED in the first round, but I'd have beaten him five or six times after that. I could imagine him getting to the quarter finals, but I wouldn't expect him to win a game at that level. The first numbers game was a bit ...
by Martin Gardner
Mon May 16, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday May 16th 2011
Replies: 38
Views: 2049

Re: Spoilers For Monday May 16th 2011

Christine seemed to take it pretty well; not sure what she was like after the game but during the game at least, she took it as well as I think anyone could. I'm guessing ^BOOLEAN is capitalized as nobody's mentioned it yet (in the BOLERO round).
by Martin Gardner
Fri May 13, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday May 13th 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 593

Re: Spoilers For Friday May 13th 2011

In my opinion anyway, what Rachel means by 'the trick' for the first numbers game is was I eluded to a few days ago: For a target like 896 the hard one to get is the 4 not the 900, so do 100/25 and try and get 900 out of the rest.
by Martin Gardner
Thu May 12, 2011 3:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday May 12th 2011
Replies: 9
Views: 873

Re: Spoilers For Thursday May 12th 2011

What a shame from his point of view about the first two numbers games. The first in particular, but the second one is easier working back from 850 than up from 800: (10+7)*(50-2)-3 = 813. Also for the first numbers game, the key in my opinion is to get the 31 first then make 300 out of the rest. Oft...
by Martin Gardner
Thu May 12, 2011 2:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday May 12th 2011
Replies: 9
Views: 873

Re: Spoilers For Thursday May 12th 2011

ELASIPOD (boy this forum's gotten pretty quiet recently). Also, you could tell he was gonna other ERECTION when he sat there with a smirk not writing anything.
by Martin Gardner
Wed May 11, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday May 11th 2011
Replies: 8
Views: 650

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday May 11th 2011

First numbers game is indeed impossible. Whilst trying to get it spot on, I discovered the more amusing ((75-2-9)*25)/(100/50) to get 800.
by Martin Gardner
Tue May 10, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday May 10th 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 820

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday May 10th 2011

James Robinson wrote:To find out, join James Bradley for the recap later. ;) :) :D
Or watch the show.
by Martin Gardner
Mon May 09, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday May 9th 2011
Replies: 8
Views: 601

Re: Spoilers For Monday May 9th 2011

Shame that Tony's gone, but that means we have an interesting game tomorrow.......... Are you suggesting Tony isn't interesting James? :) Enjoyed Cliff. Feared the worst when he fucked up the last numbers, but he did well to hold his nerve. I always wondered whether the planned conundrum was switch...
by Martin Gardner
Mon May 09, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday May 6th 2011
Replies: 30
Views: 1537

Re: Spoilers For Friday May 6th 2011

I thought Jordan looked a lot like Jameela Jamil of T4, and even a bit like a young Cheryl Cole. Oh, and good game and all that.
by Martin Gardner
Wed May 04, 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday May 4th 2011
Replies: 9
Views: 711

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday May 4th 2011

Susie's so tolerant and nice though; I'd be losing my mind: "I had womans*, then I saw MAROOOOON, then I saw the S, then I saw MAROOOOOOONS for 7" I don't find him any more annoying than most Countdown guests, in fact I quite like him. I thought his little segway into UNUSABLE was quite clever. At ...
by Martin Gardner
Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday April 15th 2011
Replies: 22
Views: 1171

Re: Spoilers For Friday April 15th 2011

Rhys Benjamin wrote:Kick in the teeth for Damian there! I won't be surprised if Susie gets fired - it was probably wont to do.
Sorry what?
by Martin Gardner
Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday April 15th 2011
Replies: 22
Views: 1171

Re: Spoilers For Friday April 15th 2011

Saw most of Graham's games. His numbers let him down quite a lot, I thought all three numbers games today were quite easy. To say I don't practise four from the top anymore I was surprised about being able to beat Graham on most games. I can forgive someone who doesn't practise not getting that sort...
by Martin Gardner
Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday April 15th 2011
Replies: 22
Views: 1171

Re: Spoilers For Friday April 15th 2011

A few thoughts DROWSIER in the ROWDIES round, only saw it after the time. I used to do 4 large when I was on the show, but I don't practise at all now. One tip is to avoid doing 100+25 for 125 and you can't get anything out of 75 and 50, so do 75+50+7-100/25 = 128 (much easier). Knowing that 75/50 ...
by Martin Gardner
Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday April 15th 2011
Replies: 22
Views: 1171

Re: Spoilers For Friday April 15th 2011

Joseph Krol wrote:R6 MULETAS, TAMALES
MALTASE
by Martin Gardner
Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday April 15th 2011
Replies: 22
Views: 1171

Re: Spoilers For Friday April 15th 2011

A few thoughts DROWSIER in the ROWDIES round, only saw it after the time. I used to do 4 large when I was on the show, but I don't practise at all now. One tip is to avoid doing 100+25 for 125 and you can't get anything out of 75 and 50, so do 75+50+7-100/25 = 128 (much easier). Knowing that 75/50 =...
by Martin Gardner
Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday April 14th 2011
Replies: 23
Views: 1152

Re: Spoilers For Thursday April 14th 2011

I've had a few goes at the first numbers game:

100, 75, 50, 25, 3, 2 -- 740

Got 744 in the time [(100+25+50+75-2)*3], 148*5 looks the most likely way of getting it, but I can't get that either. Anybody able to get it?
by Martin Gardner
Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday April 13th 2011
Replies: 12
Views: 932

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday April 13th 2011

What a shame to travel 500 miles and get 27 :(
by Martin Gardner
Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday April 13th 2011
Replies: 12
Views: 932

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday April 13th 2011

Josh Hurst wrote:MITOGENS was there as a beater in round 2.
Yeah I got that.
by Martin Gardner
Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday March 30th 2011
Replies: 16
Views: 956

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday March 30th 2011

Martin Gardner wrote:Quality's been ok so far.
To some extent due to poor letters games and very easy numbers game. Though I didn't get that conundrum.
by Martin Gardner
Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday March 30th 2011
Replies: 16
Views: 956

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday March 30th 2011

Quality's been ok so far.
by Martin Gardner
Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday March 29th 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 732

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday March 29th 2011

FROGSUITS for nine (think that's ok). Spotted FROGS first. MONITORS as an equaller. Ha, I saw frogsuits too and had no idea whether it was valid or not. Can't tell if your offering here was meant to be taken seriously or as a joke, but assuming it's serious (which it probably isn't), I checked it a...
by Martin Gardner
Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday March 29th 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 732

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday March 29th 2011

FROGSUITS for nine (think that's ok). Spotted FROGS first. MONITORS as an equaller. Not looking like a very good game so far.

Oh, on Friday was Rachel attempting to disappear into the set by wearing a light-blue dress?
by Martin Gardner
Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Special Spoilers For Monday March 14th 2011
Replies: 16
Views: 1263

Re: Special Spoilers For Monday March 14th 2011

James Robinson wrote:3rd Numbers Alt.: (7 x 50) - 75 - 5 + (100 / 25) - 274
Yeah I got it this way by doing 5-100/25 first to get the one, then trying to get the 275 from the other three numbers.
by Martin Gardner
Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday March 3rd 2011
Replies: 25
Views: 1320

Re: Spoilers For Thursday March 3rd 2011

Joseph Krol wrote:After a flick through my brand spanking new ODE3 (which came yesterday from amazonland) I can clarify that neither BUTANES^ nor DIASTOLES^ seems to have any reason to be pluralisable^.
DIASTOLES does get more than 8,590 Google Book hits, so it's a word in the sense people use it as a word.
by Martin Gardner
Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday March 3rd 2011
Replies: 25
Views: 1320

Re: Spoilers For Thursday March 3rd 2011

I'd have thought DIASTOLES would have been valid - it's been on my 'to play' list for ages and I've never seen it come up before, so I 'went for it' only for DC to say they wouldn't allow it. Oh and from last week, add BUTANES to the list of mass nouns which have been both allowed and disallowed in ...
by Martin Gardner
Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday December 17th 2010
Replies: 70
Views: 3707

Re: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday December 17th 2010

Oliver Garner wrote:You guys have made some fair points but I'm still annoyed. However, I didn't intend for it to be a discussion about the new time, as it should be about the excellent final.
Having said that, we've got until January 10 to discuss anything we like!
by Martin Gardner
Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday December 17th 2010
Replies: 70
Views: 3707

Re: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday December 17th 2010

Haha, sorry, I forgot one of the most important parts of that post as I got interrupted by a phone call and lost my trail of thought. Charlie, apterous is a great website, it is THE reason I got good enough to win a series. All my practise was on apterous, and all my studying was done using lists I...
by Martin Gardner
Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday December 17th 2010
Replies: 70
Views: 3707

Re: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday December 17th 2010

2 schoolkids in the last 2 finals. Which bright spark in Channel 4 decided to put it further into the school day? I would never have seen Kai on the TV to inspire me to practice and go on the show. Hope they realise how ridiculous this is. Rant aside, another brilliant performance from Jack. The be...
by Martin Gardner
Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday December 17th 2010
Replies: 70
Views: 3707

Re: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday December 17th 2010

Congratulations to Jack! Possibly the best ever at the conundrums, noting the one he didn't get he could have got if I'd have just waited half a second later. Final turned out to be very good but not an absolute classic, largely due to a lot of poor letters selections with only fives and sixes avail...
by Martin Gardner
Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday December 16th 2010
Replies: 27
Views: 1342

Re: Spoilers For Thursday December 16th 2010

Well played Eoin, unlucky to Daniel for THEORISE (although don't they usually just reshoot those?), but fortunately it wouldn't have mattered. The final should be stonking. I'm particularly looking forward to whether the conundrum will outdo today's in terms of silliness. Of course if he'd have sai...
by Martin Gardner
Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday December 16th 2010
Replies: 27
Views: 1342

Re: Spoilers For Thursday December 16th 2010

Yeah a very good game, heading for a record breaking final tomorrow. Certainly in terms of points aggregate over 16 or 20 games (i.e. all that they've played between them) this would be the highest total ever. Also their combined ages is 32 - or was it less when it was filmed? I have no idea for the...
by Martin Gardner
Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday December 16th 2010
Replies: 27
Views: 1342

Re: Spoilers For Thursday December 16th 2010

Hugh Binnie wrote:Surprised nobody spotted CALENDULA. :ugeek:
Never heard of it. Sounds like the Latin for a small calendar.
by Martin Gardner
Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday October 22nd 2010
Replies: 75
Views: 3456

Re: Spoilers For Friday October 22nd 2010

Scarily good stuff. Gotta feel bad for Eoin, 898 and number 2 seed. I still watch an episode from time to time, and I've only seem Jack twice, but he looks pretty amazing.

Martin
by Martin Gardner
Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday June 15th 2010
Replies: 22
Views: 884

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday June 15th 2010

Jesus that was a good game. Craig as usual was unreal on the numbers, probably the best player ever (or at least, that I've seen). No reason to think he can't beat the#1 seed.

BTW on the decrees round, did he ask for a consonant when Rachel gave the the final 'U'? If so, I misheard.
by Martin Gardner
Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 15th March 2010
Replies: 67
Views: 2274

Re: Spoilers for Monday 15th March 2010

Hmm, I didn't know this was happening and lazily turned on after the first numbers. Luckily I can watch it onliine when I get home tonight. Luckily!
by Martin Gardner
Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday February 12th 2010
Replies: 25
Views: 903

Re: Spoilers For Friday February 12th 2010

Anyone want to comment on FUNNEST which was disallowed about a year or so because there was 'a note in the dictionary'?
by Martin Gardner
Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday February 12th 2010
Replies: 25
Views: 903

Re: Spoilers For Friday February 12th 2010

Mark Kudlowski wrote:1st numbers (easier)

Three identical posts in less than a minute !

(100 x (7 + 7 - 5) - 5)
It seems like he's so used to factorising to find solutions, that he didn't even see the obvious way. I too saw this in about two or three seconds.