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by Johnny Canuck
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 21st June 2018 (Series 78, SF2)
Replies: 17
Views: 326

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 21st June 2018 (Series 78, SF2)

1st Numbers Alt.: (100 + 3 * 6 - 75 / 25) * 6
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 18th June 2018 (Series 78, QF3)
Replies: 9
Views: 570

Re: Spoilers for Monday 18th June 2018 (Series 78, QF3)

Minor oddity I noticed during the credits: The clock was reset to its starting position, while after an unsolved conundrum it's usually left in the bottom position with all 30 lights lit.
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 19th June 2018 (Series 78, QF4)
Replies: 14
Views: 450

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 19th June 2018 (Series 78, QF4)

FLEAPITS to beat PALATES (and DC), though apparently PALAFITES was also on offer.
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 70
Views: 2340

Re: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

QF1: Zarte to win by 100 points
QF2: Philip to win by 100 points
QF3: Chris to win by 100 points
QF4: Phil to win by 100 points
SF1: Zarte to win by 100 points
SF2: Philip to win by 100 points
GF: Zarte to win by 100 points
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: NICK HEWER = 8 DIFFERENT LETTERS N,I,C,K,H,E W,R.
Replies: 6
Views: 686

Re: NICK HEWER = 8 DIFFERENT LETTERS N,I,C,K,H,E W,R.

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:22 pm
The lunatics have finally taken over the asylum.
I know, right? There's no "L" in Nick Hewer!
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 12th June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 109)
Replies: 5
Views: 579

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 12th June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 109)

Tried GIMEL^ in the GWEILO round. Apparently Greek letters are words, but Hebrew letters are not. Oopsie.
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 70
Views: 2340

Re: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

1. Guess how much the difference between both players are for the seven episodes BEFORE the start of the Finals. Somehow, I'm uncannily certain that Mick's going to beat Jan by exactly 2 points. Not quite sure about the six other games afterward. Johnny what was the latest episode you saw? It was a...
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 70
Views: 2340

Re: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

Ryan Lam wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:33 am
1. Guess how much the difference between both players are for the seven episodes BEFORE the start of the Finals.
Somehow, I'm uncannily certain that Mick's going to beat Jan by exactly 2 points. Not quite sure about the six other games afterward.
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 4th June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 103)
Replies: 14
Views: 747

Re: Spoilers for Monday 4th June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 103)

If Jan wins tomorrow, she's through. There would then be enough heats left for another person to beat her and get six wins, but not enough for this person to then lose a game too. EDIT: But if she does win tomorrow, she isn't confirmed to be #8 seed yet because we don't know how many wins she'll ul...
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 4th June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 103)
Replies: 14
Views: 747

Re: Spoilers for Monday 4th June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 103)

So, just to be clear, if Jan wins tomorrow and Wednesday, she's in the clear as no.8 seed to play Zarte and the first qf right? If Jan wins tomorrow, she's through. There would then be enough heats left for another person to beat her and get six wins, but not enough for this person to then lose a g...
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 4th June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 103)
Replies: 14
Views: 747

Re: Spoilers for Monday 4th June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 103)

So, just to be clear, if Jan wins tomorrow and Wednesday, she's in the clear as no.8 seed to play Zarte and the first qf right? If Jan wins tomorrow, she's through. There would then be enough heats left for another person to beat her and get six wins, but not enough for this person to then lose a g...
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 4th June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 103)
Replies: 14
Views: 747

Spoilers for Monday 4th June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 103)

AMPHORAE to beat MANROPE.

If you're going to split multiply on the 3rd numbers, you might as well go all out with (75 - 5 + 4) * 2 * 4.
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 1st June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 102)
Replies: 15
Views: 875

Spoilers for Friday 1st June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 102)

Standard method on 3rd numbers: (3 + 4) * 50 + 75 - 6 + 5
by Johnny Canuck
Wed May 30, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 30th May 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 924

Re: Spoilers for 30th May 2018

Tom S wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 2:03 pm
Johnny Canuck wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 2:01 pm
Set a personal play-along best of 150 against Jan! Hoping the letters during the finals (and planned CoC) prove as generous as today's!
Very nice Johnny!- had an inkling there was a 9 there on R13, but just could not see it personally despite having PLASTERS :)
Thanks! I didn't get it either.
by Johnny Canuck
Wed May 30, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 30th May 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 924

Re: Spoilers for 30th May 2018

Set a personal play-along best of 150 against Jan! Hoping the letters during the finals (and planned CoC) prove as generous as today's!
by Johnny Canuck
Mon May 28, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 28th May 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 974

Re: Spoilers for Monday 28th May 2018

COVALENT to beat LACTONE (and as a Super Nerd Bonus: LACTONE is a COVALENT chemical compound! :ugeek: )

7 numbers points for the contestants out of a possible 80 there -- new "record"?
by Johnny Canuck
Wed May 23, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 23rd May 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 514

Re: Spoilers for 23rd May 2018

Tom S wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 1:21 pm
Goatier as a R1 beater....
I'm including this in the recap, although I don't believe it would have been valid yet at the time the episode was filmed.

1st Numbers Alt.: (75 + 2) * 9 + 3 - 1
by Johnny Canuck
Tue May 22, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 95)
Replies: 8
Views: 795

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 95)

Toby McDonald wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 8:52 pm
Was quite happy with ACNODAL in R11 as its still unpencilled on Apterous, but it wasn't a max.
DIACONAL was :p
by Johnny Canuck
Mon May 14, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 14th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 89)
Replies: 9
Views: 1629

Re: Spoilers for Monday 14th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 89)

Whoa. Paul pulled that one out of the fire. Respect to both players.

Quite a few beaters today, including THANEDOM and ARMIGERS.

Standard method on 3rd numbers: (7 + 6 - 8) * 75 - 10 / 10
by Johnny Canuck
Sun May 06, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down?
Replies: 496
Views: 95843

Re: Is Apterous down?

Giving "The connection has timed out" for me right now.
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 30th April 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 824

Re: Spoilers for 30th April 2018

Way to go again, Toby! MODELLO and NAEVOID as beaters to MALLET and BOVINE respectively.
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 555
Views: 92814

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Had a very brief one the night before last where I heard that the morning Countdown Masters format had been revived (as well as being played on a unique set, which appeared to be a cross between a hardware store and my high school gymnasium), and another brief one last night where it had been announ...
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 19 April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 73)
Replies: 1
Views: 708

Spoilers for Thursday 19 April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 73)

Susie's choice for word of the day was a rather huge help during the conundrum.

2nd Numbers Alt. for people who don't like division: (25 * 7 + 10 - 9) * 2 - 8
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: (SPOILERS) The Countdown Scoring System.
Replies: 9
Views: 1380

Re: (SPOILERS) The Countdown Scoring System.

If number of points were used, I think the finals stages would be too predictable. "Twists" like that generated by the current system are what make Countdown finals stages all the more exciting, IMO.
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 13th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 69)
Replies: 3
Views: 815

Re: Spoilers for Friday 13th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 69)

1st Numbers Alt.: (25 * (8 + 1) - 3) * (7 - 4) for 666 on Friday the 13th.
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 11th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 67)
Replies: 4
Views: 814

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 11th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 67)

1st numbers alt.: ((25 - 1) * (4 - 1) - 5) * 9

PIAIMAN in the IMPALA round
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 9th April 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 777

Re: Spoilers for 9th April 2018

I think Dictionary Corner maxed the game -- can't be a very frequent occurrence! Colin has seemed quite "smart" on the letters compared to other guests that have been on recently.
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 6th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 64)
Replies: 6
Views: 956

Re: Spoilers for Friday 6th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 64)

Ray Wilding wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:43 pm
Was TEAPOT not mentioned in R10?
No, but oddly enough it was used by Nick when commiserating Luke at the end of the game. Wonder if this is the first time they've mentioned a max without knowing they did so!
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 5th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 63)
Replies: 8
Views: 1175

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 5th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 63)

Ray Wilding wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:16 pm
SELENIUM to beat MERLINS in R1.
lumineers^ = RELUMINES.
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: School level maths question
Replies: 11
Views: 1871

Re: School level maths question

I'd have to guess that they're going for A, given that the only evidence you have is empirical. With no assumptions to the contrary, I think you have to assume that the first 50 spins obey the law of large numbers. EDIT: If Question 2 is problematic, isn't Question 1 problematic in exactly the same ...
by Johnny Canuck
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: While y'all wait...
Replies: 168
Views: 7223

Re: While y'all wait...

R01: UETFKVNOE
R02: LTNOIITEN
R03: 4,7,1,6,10,1 => 110
R04: SDOUWHEIE
R05: LOSRISPET
R06: 25,100,50,7,9,1 => 322
R07: AAEYMLPDA
R08: RGOIBXECS
R09: 100,75,10,3,4,10 => 904
R10: LANOSALEM
R11: RAEIEDQRO
R12: EZCUJNEIS
R13: GDOPETARI
R14: 50,25,75,100,7,5 => 981
R15: QUERYFAIL (conundrum)
by Johnny Canuck
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: While y'all wait...
Replies: 168
Views: 7223

Re: While y'all wait...

Well done to the three people who tried my 15-rounder. Elliott wins that one with 117 points, assuming his offering of GAYSOME was valid. (Is it new? Graeme's "Crapterous" tool doesn't note new words.) Ray was close behind with 111, and Dan finished in a brave third place with 97 (his solution to 55...
by Johnny Canuck
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: A Conundrum Alphabet... while you wait
Replies: 8
Views: 2167

Re: A Conundrum Alphabet... while you wait

Am impressed that you guys have dug this up -- and even more impressed that all the answers are still valid conundrums after the number the ODO people have been doing on the dictionary recently! Good work to all. Bra was correct with all of his answers except those to #20, #23 and #25 (thus, 17 corr...
by Johnny Canuck
Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: While y'all wait...
Replies: 168
Views: 7223

Re: While y'all wait...

I've got another set of rounds, too. R01: BGACOSEDI R02: JTNFCOEUM R03: 25,100,75,50,9,6 @ 835 R04: IOIPGPROE R05: SAYOMAEGT R06: 75,2,3,8,4,8 @ 555 R07: ASRESMUIL R08: PDBEAORDI R09: 25,75,8,6,4,1 @ 559 R10: PXKSAIONT R11: DNEUAQNVI R12: AFOWILUTO R13: SUWRISEON R14: 2,6,6,5,3,8 @ 778 R15: LANGLYBI...
by Johnny Canuck
Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: While y'all wait...
Replies: 168
Views: 7223

Re: While y'all wait...

FLUIDIC, WARMER, 740=(75-1)*10, BIOTA, REPOSED, 259=(10*3+5+2)*7/1, EMERGE, LENSES, 253=(100+25+5)*(9-7)-7, RYOTEI, RATION, WAGONS, VIOLETS, 327=(100+10-1)*(5-2), CASHWOMEN?

The effects of my morning coffee are clearly starting to wear off here.
by Johnny Canuck
Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: While y'all wait...
Replies: 168
Views: 7223

Re: While y'all wait...

Small modification: Can improve slightly on R3 with 989=(8*7*2-2)*9-1
by Johnny Canuck
Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: While y'all wait...
Replies: 168
Views: 7223

Re: While y'all wait...

Next rounds: R1 - Letters - AAAMBLFDE R2 - Letters - EUUFTGLSS R3 - Numbers - 8 7 9 1 2 2 @986 R4 - Letters - IAENRTPYS R5 - Letters - UEERMRDRB R6 - Numbers - 100 75 25 3 3 1 @939 R7 - Letters - AIOMLRPFM R8 - Letters - IOEMCTXAG R9 - Numbers - 100 50 7 4 4 7 @739 R10 - Letters - OUEPNDSTG R11 - L...
by Johnny Canuck
Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: While y'all wait...
Replies: 168
Views: 7223

Re: While y'all wait...

Well done to both who tried mine. Unfortunately for Elliott, ONGLAZES is no good, but even if it's included he prevails with 135. Brave second place finish to Ray though with 127.
by Johnny Canuck
Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: While y'all wait...
Replies: 168
Views: 7223

Re: While y'all wait...

No idea for rounds 1 or 15 on Ray's, sorry. Assuming neither are good, 101. Answers below.
DOUCHIER?, PORTAGED, 719=(75+4)*9+8*(3-2), HEADING, AILERONS, 561=(75-4)*8-6-1, VALUATES, BOOZE, 751=25*6*5+9-4*2, INDUCT, SWEARS, LEAKIER, SUTTEE, 365=6*6*(7+7-4)+5, PARTICULA?
by Johnny Canuck
Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: While y'all wait...
Replies: 168
Views: 7223

Re: While y'all wait...

Dang, I got sniped on mine. Gonna post it anyway. Here's a Masters game, for anyone who wants to party like it's 1991 (as well as early in the morning on a weekday). ----------------------------------- R01: SLUIMSOAR R02: 75,7,6,3,1,8 @ 356 R03: USERSTATE (conundrum) R04: IAIPWTARE R05: 75,100,6,8,4...
by Johnny Canuck
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: While y'all wait...
Replies: 168
Views: 7223

Re: While y'all wait...

Four Xs? Did Elliott buy the Talaxian edition? (Star Trek: Voyager joke -- I'll see myself out.) Anyway... 129, I fink. My answers in tiny text below. VANITY, RAVELINS, 102 not written down, TENUTOS, INSIPIDLY, 532=(25*(3+2)+8)*4, PERORATES, ADMOTIVE, 704=(6+8)*50+4, POTAGES, LARIAT, EXPIATE, POSTBO...
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 26th March 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1283

Re: Spoilers for Monday 26th March 2018

I could not keep the Dave Ryan thing up for all of it, but up to R12 is a good effort :) I assume it's related to the fact that Dave Ryan scored 7 in every letters round in one of his games. I'd actually lobby to have that pattern known as the Len Goodman thing, personally. MIRADOR in the DIORAMA/M...
by Johnny Canuck
Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 23rd March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 54)
Replies: 4
Views: 898

Re: Spoilers for Friday 23rd March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 54)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:48 pm
I thought gunkier was a bit unlucky given some of the shit that has made it into the dictionary.
Totally agreed -- I can even think of an example sentence for it: "The Oxford Dictionary Online word list gets gunkier every day."
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 21st March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 52)
Replies: 13
Views: 1183

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 21st March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 52)

Tom S wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:54 pm
It might just be me, but there is something about Mohsin that I slightly dislike- perhaps find him a bit over-confident? Or maybe it's just me who thinks that....
Mohsin Sickness?
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 58
Views: 4058

Re: How much do you weigh?

12 stone 12. Though, at the moment, the stones over here are heavier because all the snow weighs them down.
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 8th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 43)
Replies: 12
Views: 1421

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 8th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 43)

I'm starting to think there should be a special, hidden panel on the letters board for people who blatantly ask Rachel for "continents". And just once, she should reach into that panel and put up a tile with a map of Antarctica on it.
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday, 6th March 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 977

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday, 6th March 2018

2nd numbers alt.: (7 + 2) * 100 + 75 / (8 + 7)

MOHSINE to beat INSOLE/SOLEMN.

I believe Zarte is on track to make the third highest octotal of all time -- stunning stuff (though possibly less stunning to Jen).
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 5th March 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1165

Re: Spoilers for Monday 5th March 2018

Was mildly amused by DC going out of their way in the IMPOSED round to offer "PISCO -- not DISCO, but PISCO!" when DISCO was also there.

Also, did anyone spot Rachel's small slip-up during the final numbers game?
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 519
Views: 52089

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who, after you write an exam, demand to know how you think you did on it. I mean, what's the point of being forced to self-evaluate (potentially incriminating yourself as a lazy person/bad studier) if you're going to get a mark soon enough anyway? While living with my family, on several occas...
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing S78 thread, will contain SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1124

Re: Ongoing S78 thread, will contain SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Minor curiosity, not intended to show favouritism toward either player: If Zarte beats Philip tomorrow, but Philip scores over 95 points, Philip will have the highest ever point total for a non-octochamp (despite the handicap of playing only 7 games and not 8)!
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 22 February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 33)
Replies: 11
Views: 1079

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 22 February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 33)

Wow that lightning fast Conundrum buzz...I think no one was that fast since one of Stephen Read's Conundrums which iirc was MODULATED? Correct me if I'm wrong on this point; Elliott Mack was fast but I don't think he was as fast as Philip today. I know that in his last prelim, John Cowen got MAXIMI...
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 22 February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 33)
Replies: 11
Views: 1079

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 22 February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 33)

I believe it was MITES, not 100% on that though. Have put MITES in the recap for now (as well as GREAT as opposed to GRATE in the TRIAGE round), since those are listed in the subtitles. Fair play to Philip -- that 123 was the highest score of the series so far, and I believe that 0.5-second buzz wa...
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 22 February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 33)
Replies: 11
Views: 1079

Spoilers for Thursday 22 February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 33)

What 5 did Sylvia give in the MOPIEST/POETICISM round? Sounded like MITTS, but there's only one T...
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants
Replies: 33
Views: 6027

Re: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants

The one I'm amazed looking back that no-one has mentioned in this thread was Stephen Briggs. He seems to have become a forgotten man. Or he was using Apterous and I've forgotten, one or the other. Totally second this -- in fact, I believe that if you convert Briggs' octototal to a 9-round equivalen...
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 9th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 24)
Replies: 5
Views: 1015

Spoilers for Friday 9th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 24)

Today's challenger said he'd been on before, but there is no record of a John Owens on the wiki; however, a Jon Owens appeared in Series 22 (roughly 25 years ago) and won one game, which he said he had. Going to move Jon's page to the spelling "John" and add redirects, but please let me know immedia...
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 555
Views: 92814

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:05 pm
There was some nurses attending to us, who at one point asked me if I was doing anything "MANTICORE minus E, or mythical being minus E" for valentine's day, which dream me translated as ROMANTIC.
"You know you're #1 in Pro Ranks when..."
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 6th February 2018.
Replies: 6
Views: 925

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 6th February 2018.

Plus, was anyone frustrated that Phil didn't opt for a final vowel on the last letters? Little bit -- either a final E or A would have given a fairly simple 9. FAVELAS as a beater to LOAVES/HALVES. 2nd Numbers Alt.: 75 * 8 - 25 * (5 - 3) - 1 Optimal efficiency 1-away solution on 3rd numbers: (25 + ...
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 5th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 20)
Replies: 10
Views: 1201

Spoilers for Monday 5th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 20)

RETOSSED and MAINOURS as beaters in the last two letters rounds.