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by David Williams
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Kryptonite
Replies: 0
Views: 12

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: 9581

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: 459
Views: 37432

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: 3
Views: 785

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: 17
Views: 1379

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: 17
Views: 1379

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: 676

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: 305
Views: 26952

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: 1678

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: 1115

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: 926

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: 51
Views: 2958

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: 3
Views: 790

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: 1871

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: 1871

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: 1871

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: 1025

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: 972

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: 1456

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: 1218

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: 2019

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: 2019

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: 1375

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: 1437

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: 1112

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: 7393

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: 4001

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: 4001

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: 4001

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: 4001

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: 4001

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: 4001

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: 1122

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: 1154

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: 1367

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: 1367

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: 305
Views: 26952

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: 305
Views: 26952

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: 1409

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: 3951

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...
by David Williams
Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowner's Homes I've Been In game (CHIBIN)
Replies: 24
Views: 2549

Re: the Countdowner's Homes I've Been In game (CHIBIN)

Marc Meakin wrote:
Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:15 pm
I know where you live
Lock up your bikes.
by David Williams
Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Experiences
Replies: 19
Views: 3225

Re: Countdown Experiences

Bump.
by David Williams
Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Is there anybody there?
Replies: 7
Views: 1156

Re: Is there anybody there?

Not making any accusations! Just that in the past, indeed not all that long ago, by the time I got around to watching a programme there was always a spoiler thread, anything I'd seen worthy of comment had already been said, and usually a few other things as well. Starting a spoiler thread days after...
by David Williams
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Is there anybody there?
Replies: 7
Views: 1156

Is there anybody there?

c4countdown A group for contestants and lovers of the Channel 4 game show 'Countdown' Not many of whom seem to actually watch the programme these days. I'm usually a few days behind. So I've just watched the last three episodes, spotted a few potential beaters, plus Susie doing a magnificent simulta...
by David Williams
Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 20 January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 9)
Replies: 16
Views: 973

Re: Spoilers for Friday 20 January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 9)

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:34 am
The 841 solution is ((100-10)*(50-3)-25)/5. There's been quite a lot of bad editing in terms of hands appearing lol.
That may be the best solution I have ever seen.
by David Williams
Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 20 January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 9)
Replies: 16
Views: 973

Re: Spoilers for Friday 20 January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 9)

I thought I glimpsed something similar yesterday, but definitely today. Halfway through the last numbers game a hand, presumably Rachel's, appears from the bottom of the screen, and touches the 50. Odd.
by David Williams
Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 185
Views: 21220

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Jennifer Steadman wrote:Anyone see about that hoax that the Queen had died last night?
No. I just looked it up. I find it hilarious how offended people get by this sort of thing.
I find it vaguely diverting how amused people get by other people getting offended by this sort of thing.
by David Williams
Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 23rd December 2016 (Grand Final)
Replies: 11
Views: 1018

Re: Spoilers for Friday 23rd December 2016 (Grand Final)

For some reason Andrew always made me think of Father Fintan Stack, from an episode of Father Ted. Grossly unfair, because he didn't really look all that much like him, and he seemed to be a nice guy, but there you go.
by David Williams
Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 20th December 2016 (4th Quarter Final)
Replies: 11
Views: 1054

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 20th December 2016 (4th Quarter Final)

Incidentally, one of the numbers games

100 75 50 25 7 6 133

There can't have been many quarter-finals with a target achievable by using only three of the numbers, with neither contestant getting it and Rachel going a more long-winded way. To be fair, it took me the full thirty seconds to see it.
by David Williams
Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:42 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 20th December 2016 (4th Quarter Final)
Replies: 11
Views: 1054

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 20th December 2016 (4th Quarter Final)

Did Susie disallow TRUANCIES in Rd 11? What the hell was that about...? A mass noun but valid on Apterous. I dunno. It used to be in the dictionary as a derivative of TRUANT, with no indication as to whether it was a mass noun or not, so you would have to allow it. If it now says it's a mass noun, ...
by David Williams
Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who would be the biggest deaths?
Replies: 236
Views: 10504

Re: Who would be the biggest deaths?

I'd suggest you would be interested to find out more about him. Ten minutes on Wikipedia? You mention his popularity, but that came rather later. He was massively unpopular in the USA at the time. I just read his Wikipedia entry and I still don't get what's supposed to set him apart from anyone els...
by David Williams
Sun Nov 27, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who would be the biggest deaths?
Replies: 236
Views: 10504

Re: Who would be the biggest deaths?

I didn't misread your post. Maybe I could have worded my response more precisely. I'm just surprised that Ali is such a historical footnote to you. I'd suggest you would be interested to find out more about him. Ten minutes on Wikipedia? You mention his popularity, but that came rather later. He was...
by David Williams
Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who would be the biggest deaths?
Replies: 236
Views: 10504

Re: Who would be the biggest deaths?

So: Ali and Prince's cultural impact points preceded my generation, so - for me at least - it's quite hard now to understand why they were such a big deal, Ali in particular. Conversely, it might be difficult for older people to understand why Rickman's loss was felt quite strongly by people my age...
by David Williams
Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who is better: Carol Vorderman or Rachel Riley?
Replies: 61
Views: 4455

Re: Who is better: Carol Vorderman or Rachel Riley?

I know this is pretty much a dead topic, but I think it's worth pointing out that when Countdown had four million viewers, most of them probably tuned in to see Richard and Carol, with only a passing interest in the game show going on in the background. Not the case now, I suspect. One thing I would...
by David Williams
Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Twitter: Is it just a load of crap?
Replies: 11
Views: 938

Re: Twitter: Is it just a load of crap?

JimBentley wrote:. . . . . . . . . . I quite enjoy typing out what I want to say, then editing it down to fit without losing the point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Try harder
by David Williams
Fri Aug 26, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thusday August 25th 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1316

Re: Spoilers for Thusday August 25th 2016

Martin Hurst wrote:Tough opponent on paper tomorrow - another returning player who lost on a crucial last time out. http://wiki.apterous.org/Alan_Gillies
Just in case anyone makes the same mistake as me after watching this show. The link is a spoiler for Friday!
by David Williams
Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever televised game?
Replies: 19
Views: 2269

Re: Best ever televised game?

http://www.thecountdownpage.com/gotw-001027.htm
I can't remember one high scoring game from another, but the tension at the end of this one as you realised they were on the edge of greatness was unforgettable.
by David Williams
Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday August 15th 2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1377

Re: Spoilers For Monday August 15th 2016

Years ago I remember there was a run of nine letter words available in the first round of the first show of the week, which would at least be feasible to fix. But even then it was probably a coincidence. Particularly as the letters were (allegedly) manually sorted a bit. If you were doing that you'd...
by David Williams
Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 2nd August
Replies: 12
Views: 1117

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 2nd August

Could I request that recaps are done immediately in weeks where Gyles Brandreth is in Dictionary Corner. I just can't watch him at all.
by David Williams
Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: EURO 2016
Replies: 23
Views: 1417

Re: EURO 2016

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UEFA_Euro_1976
Something like this? (Best tournament ever, by the way.)