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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: 702

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: 529
Views: 73078

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: 673

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: 847

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

RETOSSED and MAINOURS as beaters in the last two letters rounds.
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 2nd February 2018 Series 78 Prelim 19
Replies: 7
Views: 798

Re: Spoilers for Friday 2nd February 2018 Series 78 Prelim 19

How rare it is for someone who is not of British Origin to be a contestant on the show, and the last place you'd probably expect...Norway! Actually, based on geographic proximity alone, Norway is one of the first (non-British/Irish) places I'd expect a Countdowner to be from... :p But still, good o...
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 1st February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 18)
Replies: 7
Views: 616

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 1st February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 18)

Ray Wilding wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:26 pm
MEDALISE in R4
Also ABSEILED.

I believe this is the first-ever game where the score has been at 0-0 after two rounds...
by Johnny Canuck
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 151
Views: 12875

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

On a similar culinary note. I've only recently found out when you cook a steak the redness oozing out is not blood it's myoglobin, found in muscle tissue I legitimately wonder if Michael Calder learned this fact shortly before he filmed the Series 42 grand final (featuring his famous declaration of...
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)
Replies: 24
Views: 1185

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)

Tom S wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:58 pm
Anyone freak out with the letters selection at the beginning of R4?
Nope, but now that you've spotted it it's pretty remarkable -- the first six letters were identical to those in the previous letters round! I'm sure Graeme could tell us if that's ever happened before.
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)
Replies: 24
Views: 1185

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)

2nd Numbers Alt.: (25 + 1) * (2 + 3) * 5 + 7... expected someone to do it that way!
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 23rd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 11)
Replies: 11
Views: 810

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 23rd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 11)

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:24 pm
Some horrible selections today - no doubt due to mass consonant picking.
You mean the same habit that got us a 175 max on Friday? :P

The only beater today was DUELLIST/GUILLETS -- did anyone here max the DUELLIST round?
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Most 9s/Highest losing score
Replies: 2
Views: 519

Re: Most 9s/Highest losing score

http://wiki.apterous.org/List_of_Countdown_records should answer a ton of your questions.
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 19th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 9)
Replies: 16
Views: 914

Re: Spoilers for Friday 19th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 9)

Was anyone else rather enraged when Chris went 6 small, given the circumstances? Very glad Rachel managed to come through on that one. Don't really see a problem with it. Nothing was really at stake. Why do you? From a purely Apterous-esque point of view, I was just concerned that the highest max r...
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 19th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 9)
Replies: 16
Views: 914

Re: Spoilers for Friday 19th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 9)

KARROID to equal KORADJI in Round 2.

Was anyone else rather enraged when Chris went 6 small, given the circumstances? Very glad Rachel managed to come through on that one.
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 19th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 9)
Replies: 16
Views: 914

Re: Spoilers for Friday 19th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 9)

Even more impressively (IMO), every one of the 9s today had six consonants.
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 3rd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 2)
Replies: 13
Views: 943

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 3rd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 2)

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:24 pm
Anyone else screaming for a vowel in round 13...?
Yep, wasn't far off. Every vowel except a third E would have given a 9, and the lack thereof cost me a century.
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 3rd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 2)
Replies: 13
Views: 943

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 3rd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 2)

PALUDINE in the UNPAID/VALUED round, which I stupidly risked without the E on the end.
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 2nd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 1)
Replies: 8
Views: 736

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 2nd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 1)

A couple equallers in the WITCHES/HECTICS round, one of which, apparently, is "CWTCHES".
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 509
Views: 40116

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Whoever set the lyrics of Joy to the World to music. "Heaven" is quite obviously a two-syllable word and has two perfectly handy beats available for it in the last line of the first verse, and yet it's always sung as "And heh-ehvn , and heh-ehvn and nature sing", with the first syllable stretched ov...
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 22nd December 2017 (Series 77, GRAND FINAL!)
Replies: 12
Views: 1212

Re: Spoilers for Friday 22nd December 2017 (Series 77, GRAND FINAL!)

Wow. Just... WOW. Congratulations to Tom and commiserations to Bra; this could literally be game of the week if it was the grand final of an Apterous tourney. I'm heading back to bed right about now, but I'm sure I'll have more congrats to give later in the day. 3rd Numbers Alt. ("standard method"?)...
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Game of the Year (GotY) 2017 - nominations
Replies: 10
Views: 2244

Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2017 - nominations

Since this is Apterous' 10th year, could we also do a Game of the Decade?
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Fantasy Countdown (will contain series 77 spoilers)
Replies: 35
Views: 2946

Re: Fantasy Countdown (will contain series 77 spoilers)

Oh yeah, small inquiry here -- what happens if one of the predictions is neither higher nor lower, but exact? For example, what happens if Tom beats Graeme by exactly 49 points in Game 1?
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 8th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 112)
Replies: 1
Views: 871

Spoilers for Friday 8th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 112)

Turns out there was indeed another culinary max in the MASHED/STEAMED round -- SAUTEED as another equaller.
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Fantasy Countdown (will contain series 77 spoilers)
Replies: 35
Views: 2946

Re: Fantasy Countdown (will contain series 77 spoilers)

Game 1: HIGHER
Game 2: HIGHER
Game 3: LOWER
Game 4: LOWER
Game 5: HIGHER
Game 6: HIGHER
Game 7: HIGHER

Cool new idea!
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 7th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 111)
Replies: 1
Views: 503

Spoilers for Thursday 7th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 111)

2nd Numbers Alt.: (6 + 2 / 2) * 100 + 6 * 5

4th Numbers Alt.: (75 - 3) * (10 + 2) - 3
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 6th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 110)
Replies: 11
Views: 950

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 6th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 110)

...are we being trolled? This is the first time for a while I've wanted to be really disparaging about the ability of a contestant... but she is, so far, bloody hopeless. I'm guessing that Emma may have been the reserve contestant they needed to bring in after Bradley octoed and they needed an extr...
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 67
Views: 10337

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 Johnny Canuck
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 67
Views: 10337

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

I think I know the answer to this question, but I'm genuinely curious: 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 ...
by Johnny Canuck
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 67
Views: 10337

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

Am soon off to Vancouver for Xmas again and will probably not be able to do wiki recaps for any days after Monday, 18 December (3rd quarter final) -- could somebody step in and polish off the Tuesday through Friday editions?

Cheers,
JC
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 30th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 106)
Replies: 6
Views: 817

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 30th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 106)

A very high max this game with 4 nines available, all of them new. EDIT: Actually AGISTMENT isn't new, so 5 nines available, 4 of them new. Agreed, almost makes up for the complete 9-lessness of Bradley's first four games. I could use a good falseagram for SIDEROTIL, it seems quite probable and it'...
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 28th November 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 861

Spoilers for Tuesday 28th November 2017

Isn't it the 28th? If not, kudos on making it into the future and giving me a hint about tomorrow's offerings.

Was it just me, or was Laurie asking for "constants" today?
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 246
Views: 19692

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

The US version of The Chase (starring only Labbett) has been put on Canadian Netflix. I'm tempted to bite and try it.
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 67
Views: 10337

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

Not sure if it's still too early to ask this question, even in a spoilerific thread, but for wiki purposes I'd like to know ahead of time: For anyone who attended the finals or knows someone who did, were all of the top eight seeds of the series able to play , or were there people from the top eight...
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 21st November 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 600

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 21st November 2017

Running the patience meter a bit thin on that conundrum, eh, Graeme? Congrats on being an octochamp in any case, though.
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 20th November 2017.
Replies: 24
Views: 1173

Re: Spoilers for Monday 20th November 2017.

In the 1st numbers, both contestants had a leftover 2 that they could have added on to get closer with 388; they could also have gone
100*(2+2)-10=390, as I did.

Or they could have maxed it. Whatev.
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 20th November 2017.
Replies: 24
Views: 1173

Re: Spoilers for Monday 20th November 2017.

Clock must have had a bit of Monday laziness during the conundrum today -- Graeme and others have buzzed at least as early, if not earlier, than his buzz today, and yet today his recorded clock time was still under 1 second.
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 16 November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 97)
Replies: 4
Views: 1290

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

Peter Mabey wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:29 pm
I guess that Susie was really relieved to find SLITTIER was valid, as there was an H there to give an alternative :!: :D :o
Indeed -- THIRTIES as an equaller :P

EDIT: These spoilers are actually for yesterday, but there's no thread for today and I CBA to make one.
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 16 November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 97)
Replies: 4
Views: 1290

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

ROUILLES as a beater in the SULKIER/KILLERS round.
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 13th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 94)
Replies: 23
Views: 2324

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

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:34 pm
Surely the Wiki should mention the aptness of the teaser?
I put that on Mike's own page.
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 13th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 94)
Replies: 23
Views: 2324

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

Also, to put this question out: 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. Many thanks. I would say that's fair game, provided you also state that your word is not written down. MUCONATE as a beater and ...
by Johnny Canuck
Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 2nd November (Series 77, Prelim 87)
Replies: 11
Views: 1750

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 2nd November (Series 77, Prelim 87)

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:26 am
Would have had the lovely 9 PELOBATID (cheers Bra for teaching me!) if a final vowel had been picked r1.
Won the duel on 11 Nov. due to learning this word -- thanks a million!
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 8th November 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 805

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 8th November 2017

LIMONITE as a beater in Round 1.
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 7 November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 90)
Replies: 1
Views: 785

Spoilers for Tuesday 7 November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 90)

(75 - 3) * (9 - 1) - 3 = 573 for a closest possible solution in the 1st numbers game. Guess Rachel was never told that that one was impossible.

Also 2nd numbers alt.: (3 + 6) * 100 - 25 - 3 * 5
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 6th November (Series 77, Prelim 89)
Replies: 4
Views: 806

Re: Spoilers for Monday 6th November (Series 77, Prelim 89)

Ray Wilding wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:26 pm
Tricky numbers in R3
Agreed, but fairly simple to get to one away with (100 + 5 + 8) * (10 - 4) = 678.
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 3rd November 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 816

Re: Spoilers for Friday 3rd November 2017

Dragged the streaming window into itself and lost about half an hour of progress. Joy. Recap will be up by 5pm.

Just FYI, today is the 3rd.

Last numbers alt.: (100 + 25 - 2) * 7 + 50
by Johnny Canuck
Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 67
Views: 10337

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

Mildly interesting fact regarding James Kennedy's lack of badged and medalled words: his only 9 and arguably most impressive spot of COUNTABLE would have received both honours, had it not been claimed earlier this series by a certain John Cowen...
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 26 October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 82)
Replies: 8
Views: 974

Spoilers for Thursday 26 October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 82)

Does anyone have confirmation (e.g., via subtitles) of James' word in the LOTTERY/TOILETRY round? I heard it pretty clearly as LITTERS but it could have been LOITERS.
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for the 24th October 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 915

Re: Spoilers for the 24th October 2017

Ian Fitzpatrick wrote:
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:36 am
I thought I had FACTORIAL in round 4 or 5 but as neither Susie, Rachel nor anyone on here has mentioned it I assume I must have got it wrong?
Sorry, no banana -- the As and Ts didn't match up. I actually did notice it was almost there, though!
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for the 24th October 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 915

Re: Spoilers for the 24th October 2017

3rd Numbers Reducing the Number of Numbers Alt.: (50 - 1) * (9 + 3 + 2)
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 23rd October 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 930

Re: Spoilers for Monday 23rd October 2017

For now I've left FALSITIES in the recap, but if it's officially culled from Lexplorer I'll take it out.
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 76)
Replies: 15
Views: 1924

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

Indeed not, but EXURBAN was there.

2nd Numbers Alt.: (3 * 6 + 2) * 50 - 5 * 5
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 13 October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 73)
Replies: 3
Views: 729

Re: Spoilers for Friday 13 October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 73)

When Susie was defining TETRAPODS as four-footed animals, did she say "birds" as an example?
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 13 October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 73)
Replies: 3
Views: 729

Re: Spoilers for Friday 13 October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 73)

MELANISED to beat LIMEADES.

CECIL being rather merciful today -- about time, IMO, as it ended the run of low winning scores.
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 13 October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 73)
Replies: 3
Views: 729

Spoilers for Friday 13 October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 73)

There was a Margaret Johnson on TV in Series 5 -- if this is the same person (any ideas if she is?), she's probably one of the show's earliest returnees.
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 12th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 72)
Replies: 10
Views: 1246

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

Was OUTEARN removed in the last update? If not, its disallowal could have decided the game -- had it been allowed, the score after the conundrum would have been 49-49 and Lawrie would still have had a shot on the tie-break.
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday, 3 October 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 957

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:33 pm
BOUVIERS in R7 I think.
BRUNOISE too. Turns out I did in fact learn something from Bellodown.
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 2 October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 64)
Replies: 7
Views: 1154

Spoilers for Monday 2 October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 64)

If Jon was impersonating The Donald in the GOURAMI round, he could have thrown in a line or two about strengthening the Cuban EMBARGO.
by Johnny Canuck
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down?
Replies: 481
Views: 84653

Re: Is Apterous down?

Just when I FINALLY cracked Andy's Godforsaken numbers teaser and was about to PM him the answer.
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 28th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 62)
Replies: 7
Views: 1243

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 28th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 62)

These incrementing badges of Eoin's are a neat idea.