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by Johnny Canuck
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Steam codes
Replies: 14
Views: 379

Re: Steam codes

Neon Chrome looks pretty neat. Against my better judgment (uni midterms are coming up next month), could I grab the code for that one, please and thank you?
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 19th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 55)
Replies: 4
Views: 306

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

I was actually half expecting TUESDAY to come out in full in the last letters round, as I couldn't recall the Y having made an appearance yet. Mildly interesting that that selection happened to fall in a Tuesday programme. Great job to Phil as well as Ben -- highest joint score of the series so far ...
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 28 March 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1269

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 28 March 2017

Looks like JC forgot to overwrite the solution copy-pasted from the previous episode. This is indeed what happened; thanks are due to Jen for snagging the discrepancy. Not sure what else I can do to guarantee 100% accuracy and immediate availability of recaps upon completion of their broadcast, but...
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 15th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 53)
Replies: 4
Views: 513

Re: Spoilers for Friday 15th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 53)

Was anyone watching the subtitles today, and if so, do you know if Paul's word in the VILLAGER round was GRAVEL or GROVEL? I've recorded GRAVEL for now but if the subtitles disagreed I will change it. [EDIT: Seems like GROVEL was more likely -- this is in the recap now. Thanks RW.] 2nd Numbers Alt.:...
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 14th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 52)
Replies: 3
Views: 485

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 14th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 52)

Is tomorrow's episode a new preliminary match, a new special, or a repeat? There's no preliminary listed in the Series 77 episode table for tomorrow.
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 14th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 52)
Replies: 3
Views: 485

Spoilers for Thursday 14th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 52)

2nd Numbers Alt., which is what I suspect Ben was originally going for: (100 + 2 * 3) * (4 + 5) + 2
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Songs that make you switch off the radio
Replies: 17
Views: 779

Re: Songs that make you switch off the radio

Anything by Weezer. Especially Troublemaker. "Keep it on the up" isn't even a real phrase.
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 8th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 48)
Replies: 13
Views: 1194

Re: Spoilers for Friday 8th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 48)

Not only has there been a backwards 9, one time there was even an upside-down 9...
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 8th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 48)
Replies: 13
Views: 1194

Re: Spoilers for Friday 8th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 48)

Wow! That BARTERING round was pretty wtf. Must be the closest we've come to a real life version of OMETHINGS. I thought of the OMETHINGS round as well. I was actually reminded of the "real" round RNCHEAROS , which is admittedly a less egregious example because the relevant 9 is less common and hard...
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 496
Views: 32281

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Mark James wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:21 pm
People who celebrate "birthdays" of inanimate objects (especially things like movies and video games).
Does that mean, ever since the 30th Birthday Championship, Countdown itself is not to be trusted?
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 5th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 45)
Replies: 5
Views: 622

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 5th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 45)

Peter Mabey wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:20 pm
PURLIEUS to beat USURPER :)
Wrong show :)
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 138
Views: 8184

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Marc Meakin wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:45 pm
You only need a maximum of four colours to make a political map of the world without any adjacent countries having the same colour
Is this still true when considering exclaves and colonies that aren't connected to the countries' main landmasses (e.g., Sint Maarten as part of the Netherlands)?
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 5th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 45)
Replies: 5
Views: 622

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 5th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 45)

Ray Wilding wrote:
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:16 pm
WOMBED is in but TOMBED isn't. :roll:
Mike could also have stuck an extra letter in his word for MEOWED in that round.
by Johnny Canuck
Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 30 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 41)
Replies: 9
Views: 947

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 30 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 41)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:22 pm
Johnny Canuck wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:32 pm
"You can make 904 with the same ingredients..." That's kind of how the numbers game works, Rachel. Also, did anyone find it kind of strange that she used the 4 without showing the 6 - 2 step?
By the way, can you edit the topic title in this first post to say Wednesday? Thanks!
Done :!:
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 1st September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 43)
Replies: 1
Views: 541

Re: Spoilers for Friday 1st September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 43)

Ray Wilding wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:28 pm
A deceptively difficult 2L in R9 - good luck to anyone trying to solve it.
Very difficult indeed -- in fact, while making your way to the target, you may meet the Beast himself.

REPRISAL as a beater in the last letters round.
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 30 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 41)
Replies: 9
Views: 947

Spoilers for Wednesday 30 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 41)

"You can make 904 with the same ingredients..." That's kind of how the numbers game works, Rachel. Also, did anyone find it kind of strange that she used the 4 without showing the 6 - 2 step?
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 29th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 40)
Replies: 6
Views: 609

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 29th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 40)

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:57 pm
Can we just rejoice in the fact that for the first time in my lifetime someone tried to pick 6 vowels?
This is a significant moment in my lifetime, I feel very emotional.
When Ravi tried to pick a 6th vowel, I did think "Now this is Elliott's type of player"...
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO-MSO
Replies: 34
Views: 4794

Re: CO-MSO

Matt Bayfield wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:16 pm
That conundrum scramble must have been METALATES, not METALITES as currently recapped, to maintain the theme running through the solutions?
... as well as to have a solution.
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 29th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 40)
Replies: 6
Views: 609

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 29th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 40)

Is PUNNIER valid? DC suggested it in the PUNIER/PINNER round but Lexplorer says no, which leads me to suspect it's specified only in the premium version of the ODO. For now, I've included it in the wiki recap.
by Johnny Canuck
Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Wrong Time
Replies: 2
Views: 482

Re: Wrong Time

At a guess, I'd say the site must be programmed to use UTC (aka GMT), which officially does not observe daylight savings. No idea why, though. Are the times wrong both while you're logged in and while you're not? When I'm logged in, the times are correct according to my (Canadian) time zone, but the...
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 23 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 37)
Replies: 3
Views: 685

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

Great score, Noel -- your average is 100+ and you're once again on track to join the Club!

EALDORMAN as a beater (I believe the only one of the day) in the last letters round.
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 17th August 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 630

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 17th August 2017

I did (100 - 3 * (5 + 7)) * 9 for the last numbers.

Anyone know why there was no DC anecdote broadcast today?
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best 9 of all time
Replies: 16
Views: 2493

Re: Best 9 of all time

Was just browsing some random games from the 1990s and came across a Series 27 Dictionary Corner spot that is probably among the best ever: SFORZATOS. (I still think that honour has to go to LORAZEPAM, though.)
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Letter Distribution
Replies: 12
Views: 2003

Re: Letter Distribution

As a side note, I do find it strange that K has not appeared for FIFTEEN episodes in a row. It's like it was lost for a whole filming week. It will be interesting to see if it appears tomorrow. Such a thing has happened before. Someone else can probably find the reference. The V (of which there was...
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best 9 of all time
Replies: 16
Views: 2493

Re: Best 9 of all time

Marc Meakin wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:14 pm
SLEEPSUIT by Chris Davies
Or Dinos Sfyris.

In Series 76, I was quite impressed by WAGGONERS, especially as it was spotted by both Jeff Clayton and his opponent. Six consonants, and three of them aren't particularly nice. PRESOAKED by Stephen Read was also class.
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 7th August 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 638

Re: Spoilers for Monday 7th August 2017

INTERLAYS to beat RELIANT/ENTRAILS.
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 7th August 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 638

Re: Spoilers for Monday 7th August 2017

Nowhere near as impressive as that niner, but ONLINESS was there as a beater in Round 1 too.

2nd Numbers Alt.: 75 * 7 + 25 - 6 * 50 / 100
by Johnny Canuck
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Set designs and opening sequences over the years
Replies: 3
Views: 681

Re: Set designs and opening sequences over the years

Ben Wilson wrote:
Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:00 pm
I'm sure 'Champion of Champions' headers were placed over the clock during CoCs up to and including CoCX.
Yep, this too. Also, during the 25th birthday special in 2007, the number "25" was superimposed on the clock and various other areas of the studio.
by Johnny Canuck
Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Set designs and opening sequences over the years
Replies: 3
Views: 681

Re: Set designs and opening sequences over the years

As far as I know, there have been 8 sets used since the show began: 1. Original purplish set with grid of squares in background (Series 1-17) 2. Short-lived set with wooden panels behind letters/numbers board (Series 18-21, probably Countdown Masters too) 3. Wings set -- reddish-pink background (Ser...
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 4 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 24)
Replies: 4
Views: 625

Re: Spoilers for Friday 4 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 24)

Thanks... guess it's off to CrosswordTools then!
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 4 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 24)
Replies: 4
Views: 625

Spoilers for Friday 4 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 24)

My feed freakin' crashed after the second break and I didn't see if Rachel provided a solution to the 292. Did she, and if so, did anyone catch it?
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 2nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 22)
Replies: 5
Views: 695

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 2nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 22)

Has anyone else noticed that Nick's spiel asking people to apply for Countdown (typically read just after the first commercial break) is just a recording? Every time it's played, he makes pauses/hesitations in the same places, most notably saying "If you'd like to become a -- a Countdown contestant".
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown words spotted in real life
Replies: 108
Views: 15095

Re: Countdown words spotted in real life

Wikipedia's current featured article is about TELEOSTS.
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 25 July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 16)
Replies: 5
Views: 758

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 25 July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 16)

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:07 pm
Anyone notice the different coloured E tile in the HURRY round....?
I so hope these different-coloured tiles are eventually going to spell out some kind of hidden message when we anagram them.
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 24 July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 15)
Replies: 9
Views: 839

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

2nd Numbers Alt.: (100 - 6) * (25 - 10 - 6)
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 21st July 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 693

Re: Spoilers for Friday 21st July 2017

Ray Wilding wrote:
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:20 pm
(7*4-10)*3*10+1 for 541 in the first numbers.
...As Rachel pointed out. (Though I do congratulate you on presumably getting it within the time/before the break.)

Factoid: Round 2 (the THUMPED round) was identical to a round on Wednesday.
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Count to Infinity in Pictures
Replies: 50
Views: 6137

Re: Count to Infinity in Pictures

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(The 35/Br box is the closest part to the keys, so...)
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 17 July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 10)
Replies: 1
Views: 599

Spoilers for Monday 17 July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 10)

MULTIBED as an alternate in the MULTIPED round; I only got this because Sam P. on Apterous pencilled it earlier today. Thanks Sam, I owe ya one.

2nd Numbers Alt.: (10 + 1) * (50 - 4 * 2)
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown words spotted in real life
Replies: 108
Views: 15095

Re: Countdown words spotted in real life

An advert for this Steam game came up on my Reddit feed today.
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by Johnny Canuck
Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 13 July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 9)
Replies: 5
Views: 1113

Spoilers for Thursday 13 July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 9)

ARTILISED as a beater in the LARDIEST round.

Which Grand Prix is going on tomorrow?
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 23
Views: 4097

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

I didn't until I saw it on the Apterous Wiki page ;-) http://wiki.apterous.org/Episode_6622 - how on earth did you spot this? :shock: Just a weird déjà vu thing -- I thought CECIL had been generating a lot of high targets recently, knew I had seen 986 as a target earlier in the week, and then when ...
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 12 July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 8)
Replies: 2
Views: 621

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 12 July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 8)

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:13 pm
What was that conundrum today!?
Hardness 10/10 on apterous!
Yeah, too tough for a prelim if I had to pick, but I did enjoy the fact that its scramble was somewhat topical.
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Count to Infinity in Pictures
Replies: 50
Views: 6137

Re: Count to Infinity in Pictures

Well, since this thread looks like it may have run its course, here's a closing headline (which may be familiar to people who have watched The Wire...)
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by Johnny Canuck
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 12 July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 8)
Replies: 2
Views: 621

Spoilers for Wednesday 12 July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 8)

TARWHINE as an alt to HAURIENT. And since a TARWHINE appears to be a species of fish, I suppose you could have a HAURIENT TARWHINE.
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 23
Views: 4097

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

Did anyone notice the rather monumental coincidence related to the targets that CECIL came up with today?
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 10th July 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 598

Re: Spoilers for Monday 10th July 2017

Mighty fine job to Tom on an impressive octorun!

PILOTARI as a beater on TRIPOLI :)

4th Numbers Alt.: (50 * 6 / 2 - 5 * 4) * 7
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday July 5 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 738

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday July 5 2017

Rob mentioned at the start of the programme that he had done charity work in Uganda; it turns out he also wrote a book about it. Very admirable stuff.
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday July 5 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 738

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday July 5 2017

RIPTIDE as a beater in the PUTRID/TRIED round.

4th Numbers Alt.: (100 + 25 - 7 / 7) * (1 + 3)

Was nowhere near the 728 solution in the 2nd numbers (89% difficulty, and Mark's solution above is the only one that exists!), but I did get 727 as a beater via (75 * (2 + 3) + 1) * 2 - 25.
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Count to Infinity in Pictures
Replies: 50
Views: 6137

Re: Count to Infinity in Pictures

From Singapore's metro, one of the most efficient in the world. (I like trains.)
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by Johnny Canuck
Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 3rd July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 1)
Replies: 3
Views: 688

Re: Spoilers for Monday 3rd July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 1)

So far, Tom has averaged over 8 points per round, thus qualifying for the fabled "8+" club as seen in The IT Crowd. Extraordinary stuff.

RESSALAH in Round 1 was apparently the only available beater today.
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 29th June 2017 (Series 76, SF2)
Replies: 8
Views: 1326

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

KIDULT as a beater in the FLOUT/FLUID/"OMG, Arsène Wenger!" round.
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 29th June 2017 (Series 76, SF2)
Replies: 8
Views: 1326

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

3rd Numbers Alt.: ((10 - 1) * (5 + 5) + 7) * 8
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 28th June 2017 (Series 76, SF1)
Replies: 3
Views: 732

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 28th June 2017 (Series 76, SF1)

Might Stephen have been fishing for UROKINASE in a certain round.....? Not that I can tell, though Round 1 did have most of the correct letters. I'm sure he wanted a final R for SOLARIZED in Round 7, but SLEAZOID was even more impressive if I may say so myself. Well done Stephen, and good luck in t...
by Johnny Canuck
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Count to Infinity in Pictures
Replies: 50
Views: 6137

Re: Count to Infinity in Pictures

Meanwhile, in Toronto...
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by Johnny Canuck
Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 22nd June 2017 (Series 76, QF2)
Replies: 10
Views: 739

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 22nd June 2017 (Series 76, QF2)

Great stuff Jeff -- were you fishing for PARAKEET in the OPERATE round? Commiserations to Lawrie on keeping it so close, too.

AGONALS as the word for which ANALOGS^ could be a falseagram.