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by Johnny Canuck
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 12th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 76)
Replies: 8
Views: 758

Re: Spoilers for Friday 12th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 76)

This series must be approaching the record for greatest number of people who have been provisionally ranked #1 seed, though I suspect Series 21 is still tops (see the factoid on the page).
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 11th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 75)
Replies: 7
Views: 840

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 11th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 75)

I'll be really surprised (and disappointed) if mike doesn't make the 800 club After today, I honestly don't think he's that likely to anymore -- he'd need his highest score so far (115) to qualify. Still doable by all means if he gets a niner, though, and he's also probably going to yet again make ...
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 9th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 73)
Replies: 13
Views: 873

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 9th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 73)

Without revealing his real last name, does anyone know if this challenger is "Alex H" from Apterous?
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 105
Views: 8919

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

Were any of the CoC shows billed as being the 7000th episode? Officially that won't be until the second week of Series 80 proper, but the celebrations of "thousandth" episodes have tended to be slightly before the actual ones.
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 4th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 70)
Replies: 11
Views: 1086

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 4th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 70)

Pleased to get a max game here, though dampened somewhat by the max score being so low.

4th Numbers Alt.: (25 * 4 - 1 - 7) * 6
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 3rd October 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 673

Re: Spoilers for 3rd October 2018

David Williams wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:10 pm
Tom S wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:20 pm
No joy for Unstarted in R1....
Those of us who followed it with DISAGREER in R2 would have got off to a pretty poor start.
Though they would be in pretty respectable company :)
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 3rd October 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 673

Re: Spoilers for 3rd October 2018

Mike is an Apterite, though he seems to have only played a double-digit number of games. Respect to both him and Tealin for assembling the highest joint score of the series so far.
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 2nd October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 68)
Replies: 5
Views: 639

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 2nd October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 68)

LATERISED!

EDIT: Was also hoping for SEACOAST in the FACETS round but it's CSW only. Cripes.
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 1st October 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 585

Re: Spoilers for 1st October 2018

Robin's range of heat scores must be one of the largest of any octochamp, though I suspect Glen Webb is still tops.
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 1st October 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 585

Re: Spoilers for 1st October 2018

PURPOSER to beat RAPPERS/POURERS.

Four octochamps in 33 games... mad skillz from Robin and all the others.
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 27th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 65)
Replies: 4
Views: 660

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 27th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 65)

Ray Wilding wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:53 pm
Has any Octochamp ever got 0 conundrums? He's 0/6 so far.
Ryan Taylor got only 1/8. I think there may have been octos with 0/8 success rates in the 9 round era (Lindsay Denyer comes to mind).
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 26th September 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 580

Re: Spoilers for 26th September 2018

I hope Robin's scores keep linearly increasing and he gets like 150 in his last game.
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 24th September 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 793

Re: Spoilers for 24th September 2018

Um... Janet, I doubt "pronounciation" is Received Pronunciation. :)
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 19th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 59)
Replies: 6
Views: 734

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 19th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 59)

That conundrum answer was somewhat topical, as it's Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement). For a couple more hours, anyway.
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 18th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 58)
Replies: 10
Views: 902

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 18th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 58)

MATRONAGE to beat GARMENTO.

Nice job completing the octochampdom hat-trick, Dave!
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 6th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 51)
Replies: 8
Views: 937

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 6th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 51)

All of the targets since Tuesday have been repeats of a sequence from last week. Tony got parts of both repetitions.
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 4th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 49)
Replies: 3
Views: 666

Spoilers for Tuesday 4th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 49)

After the letter D was put up in Round 8 (PLAUDIT round), am I right in thinking that Sam asked for "another" consonant and Rachel mistakenly picked an A from the vowel box? Or did I just mishear him saying "a vowel"? Quite a close game, especially for so late in a run -- respect to both contestants...
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 3rd September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 48)
Replies: 7
Views: 1005

Re: Spoilers for Monday 3rd September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 48)

"Can I have a concert, please, Rachel?" in the first letters round after the first break. Even the subtitles recorded him saying that!
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The CoC Predictions Game
Replies: 36
Views: 3151

Re: The CoC Predictions Game

I predict Wynn and Chafer-Cook will get through to the first and second semi-finals, prevailing by a lot of points each time. Then Stewart Holden and Craig Beevers will crash the party and battle it out in the final.

Also, are there two Moles?
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 28th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 44)
Replies: 11
Views: 886

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 28th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 44)

Including his original stint in 1999, Tony has had four different DC guests in five games. Freaky, huh?
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 41)
Replies: 11
Views: 856

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 41)

Another repeated CECIL sequence is on the march. R3 yesterday matched R14 of this episode from November 2017, and all targets since have been the same.
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How often do you go to the toilet?
Replies: 18
Views: 1236

Re: How often do you go to the toilet?

At least 6 times a day, sometimes 7-10 if I'm in a work environment that features free coffee. IBS is a bastard.
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 21st August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 40)
Replies: 11
Views: 892

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 21st August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 40)

Took me an embarrassingly long time to remember what NEUROMAS + T was...
by Johnny Canuck
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 17th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 38)
Replies: 8
Views: 864

Re: Spoilers for Friday 17th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 38)

DLEEROTHF uses the same name but is probably too hard for a heat game
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 17th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 38)
Replies: 8
Views: 864

Re: Spoilers for Friday 17th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 38)

Philip Wilson wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:55 pm
Strange unpronounceable conundrum scramble!
I thought this at first too but, being a fan of Van Halen and other classics, I think it might have been intended to spell out "D. Lee Roth".
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 15th August 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1016

Re: Spoilers for 15th August 2018

Why does the wiki show "* *" for MARLIER - that was said so should have no "*"? Because MARLIER isn't a word. And never has been. A double asterisk is a signal that there is an administrative error afoot. If MARLIER is indeed not specified in Premium, this will be at least the second time she's don...
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 15th August 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1016

Re: Spoilers for 15th August 2018

I can't have been the only one who mentally asked "Is it GANDISEEG?" on the second Teatime Teaser...
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 15th August 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1016

Re: Spoilers for 15th August 2018

Tony Atkins wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:29 pm
Why does the wiki show "* *" for MARLIER - that was said so should have no "*"?
Because MARLIER isn't a word. And never has been. A double asterisk is a signal that there is an administrative error afoot.
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 15th August 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1016

Re: Spoilers for 15th August 2018

Yep, subtitles popped in just then. PAVES indeed. Thanks.
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 15th August 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1016

Re: Spoilers for 15th August 2018

I can't make out what word Leonora said in Round 11 (PANTIES round). Is it PAINS? PAVES? It sounds like it contains a D sound. There are magically no subtitles available for this episode either.
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 14th August 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 851

Re: Spoilers for 14th August 2018

PREDIKANT in the last letters round. Thank you, Sherpa Shilty.
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 13th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 34)
Replies: 10
Views: 1165

Re: Spoilers for Monday 13th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 34)

1st Numbers Alt.: (100 - 75) * 8 - 1 - 1

2nd Numbers Alt.: (50 + 25 + 3 + 5) * 6 - 5

RESONATE+F is AFTERNOSE.
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 10th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 33)
Replies: 5
Views: 989

Spoilers for Friday 10th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 33)

CECIL's repetition has left the building. For now, anyway.

1st Numbers Alt.: (75 + 25 + 10) * 8 + 2
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 8 August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 31)
Replies: 25
Views: 2273

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 8 August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 31)

No it doesn't make sense, but there are plenty of one-syllable adjectives that don't make sense to stick -ER/-EST onto in this dictionary. Also, however you're generating random numbers needs to be changed, because they aren't random. These are the same numbers from Sam Prouse's game: http://wiki.a...
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 8 August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 31)
Replies: 25
Views: 2273

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 8 August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 31)

Great... looks like CECIL has a virus again! Good spot, Ray.

4th Numbers Alt.: 6 / 3 * 5 * 75 + 25 - 1
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 6th August 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1232

Re: Spoilers for 6th August 2018

There's a "database"? I figured you guys just fiddled with Lexplorer to get 'em.
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 6th August 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1232

Re: Spoilers for 6th August 2018

Five large? That's a new one on me. I guess this graph by Graeme is going to need a new line!

1st Numbers Alt.: (25 + 75 + 5 - 4) * 7 - 50
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 3rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 28)
Replies: 14
Views: 1715

Re: Spoilers for Friday 3rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 28)

I suspect that Bob could have been weakened by this being the fifth and last game of the recording session, too.
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 31st July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 25)
Replies: 4
Views: 815

Spoilers for Tuesday 31st July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 25)

This first Teaser has an alternate answer which permits the following (simpler, IMO) clue:
CLAMPONIT - "His car wasn't parked illegally; in fact, it obeyed the traffic laws."
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 27th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 23)
Replies: 0
Views: 562

Spoilers for Friday 27th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 23)

Very strong game by Bob today -- he took me to a crucial and I think he may have octochamp potential. Alex was also an above-average challenger IMO.

No beaters today (edit: except for PARENGOS in the PERSONA round!), but APORIAS as a nice alt to PARIAHS.

2nd Numbers Alt.: 50 * 9 - 25 - 75 - 2 * 10
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 23rd July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 19)
Replies: 4
Views: 857

Re: Spoilers for Monday 23rd July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 19)

Ryan Lam wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:56 pm
You got to admit Bryan's declaration of SAMIEST in R5 was excellent...tbh this was my first time ever hearing this word!
That spot was decent, though IMO it was marred somewhat by the fact that SEAMIEST is also valid and would have beaten it.
by Johnny Canuck
Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 163
Views: 40111

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

American (I believe) former Apterite Dave Mattingly -- or someone who shares his name -- won tonight's episode of Jeopardy!, unseating the current 6-time champion.
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 20th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 18)
Replies: 4
Views: 1060

Spoilers for Friday 20th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 18)

TOILSOME as the solution to the LOOMIEST^ falsie.

Prime enthusiasts' 1st numbers alt.: 2 * 3 * 5 * 7
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: COC timeline
Replies: 57
Views: 10011

Re: COC timeline

Is the transmission scheduled to start on 7 January? Doesn't say. Just says January 2019 I wouldn't put it past it being delayed until 14 January, due to a certain World Darts Championship that Channel 4 show.... :roll: :roll: :roll: Is it confirmed that C4 still has that in 2019? I thought Series ...
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 19th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 17)
Replies: 9
Views: 1162

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

Did John say GILTED? That's no good -- at least not anymore :p
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 105
Views: 8919

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

Fixtures 4, 5, and 12 looking like a group of death here -- I pity all those who fell into it.

No Moose, eh?
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: COC timeline
Replies: 57
Views: 10011

Re: COC timeline

Is the transmission scheduled to start on 7 January?
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: COC timeline
Replies: 57
Views: 10011

Re: COC timeline

Owen Carroll wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:48 pm
Jennifer Steadman wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:49 am
Nah, there are no winners or runners-up from the last 6 series on this forum.
Yeah there are
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by Johnny Canuck
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 12th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 12)
Replies: 5
Views: 796

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 12th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 12)

PLUSHIE to beat SLEIGH.

4th Numbers Alt.: 100 + 75 - 10 - 10 - 9 (was somewhat surprised neither of them got spot-on here, but then again, I wasn't under the studio lights).

As a former aquarium owner, was quite surprised in the ABATE round to find that BETTA is apparently no good.
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 10th July 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 865

Re: Spoilers for 10th July 2018

Did DC suggest VIZIR(S) in Round 2? That spelling isn't in ODO (although it is valid in Scrabble).
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 3rd July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 6)
Replies: 1
Views: 783

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 3rd July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 6)

4th Numbers Alt.: (25 + 50 - 8 + 7) * (9 - 5)
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 27th June 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 2376

Re: Spoilers for 27th June 2018

Owen Carroll wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:41 pm
I had a feeling something like this would eventually happen with jodine. Remember suzi perry?
:?:
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 27th June 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 2376

Re: Spoilers for 27th June 2018

This admittedly wasn't an easy game -- max was only 117. FAZENDA in the FONDLE round seems to have been the only beater today, but there were a few nice alternatives including ADOPTEE and ERUVIM.