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by David Williams
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Change one letter of a film title to make a funny one
Replies: 54
Views: 2587

Re: Change one letter of a film title to make a funny one

One of the more influential among us used to be known as Womb Raider.
by David Williams
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 19th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 17)
Replies: 9
Views: 265

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 19th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 17)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:32 am
There was a cabbage that flew past her left ear at one point, but she wasn't the main focus of the camera at the time.
I think you may be mixing up Countdown with the Tour de France. Or did she take more than the permitted number of puffs on her inhaler?
by David Williams
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 41
Views: 1163

Re: C of C Draw......

Lots of conjecture over the draw for the C of C. Conspiracy, fixing, agendas etc, when in truth, the only thing that was pre-ordained prior to the draw was keeping people apart from the same series they played in. Granted, there are some series winners who play each other in the first round, but so...
by David Williams
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 19th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 17)
Replies: 9
Views: 265

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 19th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 17)

Did John say GILTED? I wondered if something went wrong with the filming of this round and they edited it as best they could. Nick asked the player with the longer word to declare first, and nobody seemed to notice that someone had won the round. It was only when the score came up that I was sure w...
by David Williams
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 41
Views: 1163

Re: C of C Draw......

There was a time when Series winners were kept apart in the first round.
by David Williams
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Change one letter of a film title to make a funny one
Replies: 54
Views: 2587

Re: Change one letter of a film title to make a funny one

Mark Deeks wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:42 pm
We Need To Talk About Gevin.
That is actually funny.
by David Williams
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thurs 5th July 2018 (S79, prelim 8)
Replies: 15
Views: 968

Re: Spoilers for Thurs 5th July 2018 (S79, prelim 8)

I don't think I've ever seen an alternative/DC beater before that no-one else has posted. Today, I knew that my moment had arrived. Now it feels like I've just walked into a roomful of strangers and shouted 'Fellatio!' You have no idea how liberating that is. Yes, when Jon Culshaw said "There's a r...
by David Williams
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 22nd June 2018 (Series 78, GRAND FINAL)
Replies: 44
Views: 2291

Re: Spoilers for Friday 22nd June 2018 (Series 78, GRAND FINAL)

You're eight points ahead towards the end. Both playing just about faultlessly. Your opponent declares an eight. How likely does your dodgy nine have to be to make it worth risking? Probably all you geniuses know this already, but (making a few assumptions) I was quite surprised at just how worthwhi...
by David Williams
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 14th June 2018 (Series 78, QF1)
Replies: 12
Views: 1386

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 14th June 2018 (Series 78, QF1)

I'm always a bit surprised there never seems to be a problem getting number eight seeds to turn up. You've already achieved what you hoped for, you've been on TV, you've enjoyed it, you've got your teapot. You've shown you're pretty good at Countdown. Indeed you're good enough to recognise that you ...
by David Williams
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Shouldn't have to ask
Replies: 25
Views: 1608

Re: Shouldn't have to ask

I would assume that if you swallow a sandwich whole, you will get more flavour from grated cheese. But if you chew both varieties to the same consistency before swallowing, the slices will take longer, and so you will get less flavour from the grated cheese. In any case, they only grate it because i...
by David Williams
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Shouldn't have to ask
Replies: 25
Views: 1608

Re: Shouldn't have to ask

I haven't actually paid enough attention to it to notice whose advert it is, but there's at least one running at the moment for people who just want a cup of coffee being patronised for not knowing, or caring, what a flat white is. Me too.
by David Williams
Tue May 22, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Where are They Now ?
Replies: 44
Views: 3224

Re: Where are They Now ?

Ever heard of this new-fangled Google thingy?
http://www.edmathshelp.com/about.html
by David Williams
Sun May 20, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Where are They Now ?
Replies: 44
Views: 3224

Re: Where are They Now ?

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 8:39 am
Anyone know the whereabouts of Paul Gallen
He writes a weekly Scrabble column for The Times.
by David Williams
Fri May 18, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Where are They Now ?
Replies: 44
Views: 3224

Re: Where are They Now ?

I'm more interested in the more historic names - Harvey Freeman, Allan Saldanha, for example. Harvey Freeman was always a bit of an enigma, wasn't he? Nobody seems to know anything much about him at all. I've tried in the past to find out about his life outside of Countdown and have always turned u...
by David Williams
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Former series champion slates the show in today's Guardian
Replies: 22
Views: 3410

Re: Former series champion slates the show in today's Guardian

One thing that Pete Cashmore overlooks is that viewing figures had declined massively even before Richard Whiteley died. At its peak (early 90's?) Countdown got over four million viewers and was the second most popular C4 programme after Brookside. By around 2002 it was well under two million and di...
by David Williams
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Former series champion slates the show in today's Guardian
Replies: 22
Views: 3410

Re: Former series champion slates the show in today's Guardian

It's so genuinely weird to read stuff about Countdown that's written by people who grew up with Vorderman. In the few episodes I've seen with her in, she is *absolutely unbearable*, yet there's a whole generation that sees her as a presenting icon. Crazy. Objectively Countdown is much better than i...
by David Williams
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Former series champion slates the show in today's Guardian
Replies: 22
Views: 3410

Re: Former series champion slates the show in today's Guardian

http://www.c4countdown.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=12275&p=174290&hilit=cashmore#p174290 Is this him? Anyone speak to him? He was definitely a contributor to this forum or one of its predecessors a while back. And I may be mis-remembering, but I think he incurred Damian's displeasure by trying to be ...
by David Williams
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 13th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 94)
Replies: 23
Views: 2870

Re: Spoilers for Monday 13th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 94)

As a small afterthought, after someone has thought for a while and gone for the 'safe seven', Susie will sometimes ask them what their 'dodgy eight' was. I'd like to see this more often. When they come up with a word it's interesting to find out if it's valid or not. If they don't have a word to off...
by David Williams
Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 13th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 94)
Replies: 23
Views: 2870

Re: Spoilers for Monday 13th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 94)

The rules say that you can declare anything you've seen in the 30 seconds, whether you've written it down or not. But custom and practice seems to allow you to think for a while about whether to go for your safe seven or dodgy eight, whether you are declaring first or deciding whether to match your ...
by David Williams
Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 20th December 2017 (Series 77, SF1)
Replies: 9
Views: 1275

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 20th December 2017 (Series 77, SF1)

Interestingly, Tom's 134 comes almost exactly 2 years to the day that Jonathan Wynn compiled his 134, also in his semi final (on 22/12/2015). For almost 2 years no one matched or beat this. Seeing as it wasn't the exact day, high scores will often be achieved by the best players, finals are always ...
by David Williams
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Kryptonite
Replies: 2
Views: 1068

Kryptonite

Sources vary, but most would say that kryptonite is a fictional substance, normally green, that is lethal to Superman and other inhabitants of the planet Krypton. It may be cancerous to humans after long exposure. If it ever was humorous to describe the perspex mementos handed out in series finals a...
by David Williams
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 67
Views: 12062

Re: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)

All spots for the Series 77 finals are now claimed, and there are still seven heats left in the series. If someone wins the next six games and loses the seventh and last heat, and six wins proves to be enough to make it into the Series 78 finals, can this person be entered into the Series 78 finals...
by David Williams
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 502
Views: 56745

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:23 am
Why do round door handles exist?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdOcrUtE-UQ
Why aren't they compulsory?
by David Williams
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 16 November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 97)
Replies: 4
Views: 1482

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 16 November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 97)

Always something unnerving about the Gyles and Susie sideshow. He invades her personal space and peers intensely, while she sits as far away from him as she can without actually falling off her chair. Not as bad as it used to be, when a younger Susie was clearly highly uncomfortable and there was so...
by David Williams
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 13th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 94)
Replies: 23
Views: 2870

Re: Spoilers for Monday 13th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 94)

I'll say again. Hesitate for a nanosecond and it's obvious you are trying to match your opponent's word after the time, so you're cheating. If you find yourself in that situation the only thing you can do is say "I'll stick with a safe seven", which at least makes it possible that you had a dodgy ei...
by David Williams
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 13th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 94)
Replies: 23
Views: 2870

Re: Spoilers for Monday 13th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 94)

If I saw a word after the 30 seconds, and I was 2nd to declare, would that be acceptable?, as I saw DISALLOW just as Graeme declared an 8. Been debated in the past. Many would say it was unacceptable. Personally I've always felt it was OK. But hesitate for a nanosecond and it's cheating. And, becau...
by David Williams
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 9th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 92)
Replies: 2
Views: 912

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 9th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 92)

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:12 pm
Have to chalk the 504 miss as being the worst I've ever seen....
Strangely, I went for (75-3)*7. Two solutions, between them using all six numbers once only.
by David Williams
Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 317
Views: 41714

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

It probably belongs in the 'Really obvious things that you've only just realised' thread, but there's all these people who run past where I live when I'm out for my run on a Saturday morning. They stand around in a car-park for a quarter of an hour, then they do exactly the same course every week n...
by David Williams
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 76)
Replies: 15
Views: 2347

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 76)

Why were both players gazing across the studio when the conundrum was on? There's an actual board there where the conundrum is officially revealed - the monitors are only a camera view of this. It's probably much comfier to stare at that than hunch over a monitor, but admittedly it looks puzzling t...
by David Williams
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 12th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 72)
Replies: 10
Views: 1590

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 12th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 72)

Certainly unlucky. A search for SEEDINGS in this forum reveals 207 matches.
by David Williams
Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 19th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 55)
Replies: 5
Views: 1209

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 19th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 55)

I was pleased Nick asked Ben about the conundrum. He didn't seem the sort to Hansford, but buzzing in that quickly for BLAZEBOOM? I couldn't imagine what else he thought it could be other than BAMBOOZLE. But as he was given the chance to explain that he thought it was EMBLAZON, and realised immediat...
by David Williams
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 76
Views: 9907

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Charlie Reams wrote:
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:10 pm
My girlfriend and I sleep in separate beds, in separate rooms, on separate floors
Are you absolutely sure you aren't reading more into this relationship than she is?

And ice skating? An impossible dream. I've never managed to stand unsupported with roller skates on.
by David Williams
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 23 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 37)
Replies: 4
Views: 1819

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 23 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 37)

I'd rather assumed that financial education in schools might go to rather greater depth than working out this sort of thing. Mind you, the fact that Susie and Nick had no idea (and both got it wrong) would suggest otherwise.
by David Williams
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 11th August 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 2698

Re: Spoilers for Friday 11th August 2017

She might, of course have buzzed in because she saw WEAKENING, hesitated for a split second because she thought it might be AWAKENING, and gone with her original answer.
by David Williams
Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 11th August 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 2698

Re: Spoilers for Friday 11th August 2017

Obviously you buzz in if you think you know the answer. Views as to how much latitude you have to change your mind and give a different answer vary from zero to minuscule.
by David Williams
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 11th August 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 2698

Re: Spoilers for Friday 11th August 2017

Bit of a change of mind on the conundrum? No objection from Nick.
by David Williams
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 26 July 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1459

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 26 July 2017

(9 x 7 - 5) x 8
Anything more than four numbers is making a meal of it.

And I assume he thought the conundrum was LITERALLY, buzzed, and realised his mistake. Not a true Hansford.
by David Williams
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 24 July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 15)
Replies: 9
Views: 1336

Re: Spoilers for Monday 24 July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 15)

Philip Wilson wrote:
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:12 pm
Also 100 x 6 + 25 x 10 - 4
And its mirror image 100 x 10 - 25 x 6 - 4
Dreadful tactical decision to risk SPOKIER in the last letters round. Nothing to gain, everything to lose.
by David Williams
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 29th June 2017 (Series 76, SF2)
Replies: 8
Views: 1748

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 29th June 2017 (Series 76, SF2)

How many tributes to a 25th anniversary do you need in a single programme, particularly when there's a nail-biting series semi-final going on in the background? Rachel's bit at the end was fine - short, sincere and sufficient. Alternatively, if Susie really does follow Arsenal home and away, the Ars...
by David Williams
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 13 June 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1451

Spoilers for Tuesday 13 June 2017

875 = 50 × 7 × (8 − 6) × 5 ÷ 4
Maybe Rachel saw this late. Can't help thinking that multiplying by 2 and dividing by 4 is a sub-optimal solution.
by David Williams
Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday, 26 May 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 2576

Re: Spoilers for Friday, 26 May 2017

In a similar vein, I saw CORRALED a few days ago. If you look it up, it takes you to CORRAL, exactly the same as if you look up CORRALLED. The old print dictionary specifies CORRALLED, and the Introduction to the ODE says that if nothing is specified in the entry for the word, the correct version w...
by David Williams
Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday, 26 May 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 2576

Re: Spoilers for Friday, 26 May 2017

In a similar vein, I saw CORRALED a few days ago. If you look it up, it takes you to CORRAL, exactly the same as if you look up CORRALLED. The old print dictionary specifies CORRALLED, and the Introduction to the ODE says that if nothing is specified in the entry for the word, the correct version wo...
by David Williams
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 25th April 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1616

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 25th April 2017

So SLITTIER is a word in common usage but SLUTTIER isn't. Good to know.

I think Nick had sent his identical twin brother to this recording session. A really bad day for him compared to previously.
by David Williams
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 21 April 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 74)
Replies: 4
Views: 1638

Re: Spoilers for Friday 21 April 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 74)

It's one of those words that is always a blind spot for me. I saw it, probably wouldn't have risked the S. But it's perfectly valid.
by David Williams
Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday April 18
Replies: 0
Views: 1222

Spoilers for Tuesday April 18

TOLERANT and BURPEES

Anyone else think that Berkan rather blagged one of those numbers games?

C2 25x6=150 150-9=141
C1 25x6=150 10-9/9=9 150-9=141

Using 10, 9 and 9 to make 9? Saves showing his solution. Particularly when the target was 142 and they actually needed to make 8.
by David Williams
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll
Replies: 81
Views: 9923

Re: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll

I'm not going to get into a discussion about Jeremy Corbyn, but deciding that because you think he's a bit crap you're going to vote for the Tories is a bit like saying that your bike helmet looks a bit old and might not work properly so instead of wearing that you're going to repeatedly smash your...
by David Williams
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Football grounds you've been to
Replies: 37
Views: 5877

Re: Football grounds you've been to

As this one has rather run out of steam, the answers are

Anfield - Liverpool (something over a thousand times), Manchester United and Wales (but not England - or Everton!)

Racecourse Ground - Wrexham, Total Network Solutions and Wales
by David Williams
Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Football grounds you've been to
Replies: 37
Views: 5877

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Marc Meakin wrote:
Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:51 am
Maine Road....City and United played there after the war plus maybe, England
How old do you think I am? And it's not Loftus Road, either.
by David Williams
Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Football grounds you've been to
Replies: 37
Views: 5877

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Jack Worsley wrote:
Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:52 am
San Siro (AC Milan, Inter Milan and Italian national team) and Stadio Olimpico (Roma, Lazio and Italy)?
Much nearer home.
by David Williams
Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Football grounds you've been to
Replies: 37
Views: 5877

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Quiz question. Two different grounds, on each of which I've seen three different teams play a home game. There must be lots of example of three teams having used the same ground over a short period, but the only one which springs to my mind immediately for English professional clubs is Selhurst Par...
by David Williams
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Football grounds you've been to
Replies: 37
Views: 5877

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Quiz question. Two different grounds, on each of which I've seen three different teams play a home game.
by David Williams
Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Football grounds you've been to
Replies: 37
Views: 5877

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Over a hundred.
by David Williams
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 24 March 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1378

Re: Spoilers for Friday 24 March 2017

Did Susie say GRANITE in the EXERTING+B round?
by David Williams
Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 15 March 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1379

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 15 March 2017

MAROONED in R7. But sadly no ABSCONDEE in R5.
by David Williams
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 14 March 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1623

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday March 14

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:09 pm
Ultimately the only person who will know what he said is Lawrie himself.
I replayed it several times. Maybe he meant to say TORTUROUS. Maybe he thought he said TORTUROUS. But he actually said TORTUOUS.
by David Williams
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 14 March 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1623

Spoilers for Tuesday 14 March 2017

Conundrum time

Contestant "TORTUOUS"

Nick "TORTUROUS? Let's have a look. Well done!"

That's not a mispronunciation. It's a completely different word.
by David Williams
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 317
Views: 41714

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

It probably belongs in the 'Really obvious things that you've only just realised' thread, but there's all these people who run past where I live when I'm out for my run on a Saturday morning. They stand around in a car-park for a quarter of an hour, then they do exactly the same course every week no...
by David Williams
Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 317
Views: 41714

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Yeah, good time, Toby.
by David Williams
Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 1st March 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1547

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 1st March 2017

CASUIST in one of the early rounds.

And, after what I posted in another thread about learning to do one large,
(100-4) x (5+1) + 3 = 579
as a straightforward contestant beater. Just the 10 points each wasted today.
by David Williams
Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ways to improve your Countdowning skills...
Replies: 18
Views: 4638

Re: Best ways to improve your Countdowning skills...

I've always thought the largest simple improvement the average contestant could make is to learn how to do 'one large'. 1. If your solution starts with, say, 100x6=600 you can multiply any of the other numbers by 6 as well - (100-4)x6=576. 2. If your solution starts with, say, 100x3x2=600 you can mu...