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by Peter Thomas
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 7 April 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 68)
Replies: 17
Views: 477

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 7 April 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 68)

Well kudos to anyone who goes on the show obviously, but David Green made errors in eight rounds. Is that the record?
by Peter Thomas
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Octochamps
Replies: 7
Views: 2092

Re: Octochamps

Peter Thomas wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:56 pm
Interesting question asked by someone else: What percentage of contestants normally become octochamps? (Just counting the 15 round games since players have been able to win eight games).
I mean I know it varies obviously, but what's the average?
by Peter Thomas
Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Octochamps
Replies: 7
Views: 2092

Octochamps

Interesting question asked by someone else: What percentage of contestants normally become octochamps? (Just counting the 15 round games since players have been able to win eight games).
by Peter Thomas
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 25th November 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 165)
Replies: 4
Views: 827

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 25th November 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 165)

This Leo chap is very good- feel as Martyn will unfortunately be restricted to #9 as a result, given that Leo seems a shoe-in octochamp. Leo's a capable player, but I think Martyn would have beaten him four times out of five. I've beaten him a couple of times and I'm not that good. I can't say how ...
by Peter Thomas
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 5th November 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 151)
Replies: 8
Views: 1526

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 5th November 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 151)

Well I don't know how far in advance the conundrums are chosen, but BRIGANDRY was a toughie, especially against two new contestants!
by Peter Thomas
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 21st October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 140)
Replies: 3
Views: 713

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 21st October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 140)

Given all the references made by Jay Rayner, it would have been nice if the final vowel in round 12 after a pick of RODPUFSE had been an O instead of an I.
by Peter Thomas
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Studio audience
Replies: 1
Views: 754

Studio audience

Watching Countdown since it recommenced, the studio audience doesn't sound any smaller. Does anyone know whether or not it is dubbed on? It would seem like a strange thing to do, but they do still try and con us into believing it goes out live, after all...
by Peter Thomas
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Easy numbers rounds
Replies: 3
Views: 2766

Easy numbers rounds

I was just wondering if anyone had offered a complicated solution for an easy numbers round as a joke and then gone and got it wrong?
by Peter Thomas
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 17th December 2018 (Series 79, QF 3)
Replies: 9
Views: 2964

Re: Spoilers for Monday 17th December 2018 (Series 79, QF 3)

Just looked at the wiki - Alan seems to own it!
by Peter Thomas
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 17th December 2018 (Series 79, QF 3)
Replies: 9
Views: 2964

Re: Spoilers for Monday 17th December 2018 (Series 79, QF 3)

So what is the lowest winning score in a QF, SF or Final?
by Peter Thomas
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Lowest max for letters game
Replies: 1
Views: 2113

Lowest max for letters game

Has 3 ever been the max available?
by Peter Thomas
Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 7th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 42)
Replies: 14
Views: 4392

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 7th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 42)

Zarte's awesome obviously, but has anyone else ever scored with a three letter word declaration? If so, I suspect it wouldn't be someone with a near-perfect record of century game scores!
by Peter Thomas
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Add up the numbers...
Replies: 4
Views: 3231

Add up the numbers...

Has any numbers game been solvable by just adding up all six numbers?
by Peter Thomas
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Most 9s/Highest losing score
Replies: 2
Views: 2206

Re: Most 9s/Highest losing score

Thanks, Johnny.
by Peter Thomas
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Most 9s/Highest losing score
Replies: 2
Views: 2206

Most 9s/Highest losing score

I dare say a few of you will know this, but what has been the highest number of nine letter words available ( not necessarily spotted) in the nine and fifteen round shows? Also who are the highest scoring losers in both the nine and fifteen round shows and what did they score?
by Peter Thomas
Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Who Will Win Series 75? -- Caution: Possible Spoilers
Replies: 25
Views: 7133

Re: Who Will Win Series 75? -- Caution: Possible Spoilers

Well after today's performance, I'd have to back Andrew MacLeod to win. The field isn't that strong. They probably play better than I would (I don't want to be on TV), but they don't compare to Tournoff/Gallen and their ilk.
by Peter Thomas
Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 1st November 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 2413

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 1st November 2016

Also, I'd be interested to know how many times the conundrum scramble has been a valid word (eg VALIDATES (SALIVATED) recently).
by Peter Thomas
Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 1st November 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 2413

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 1st November 2016

Graeme doesn't seem to be answering questions on the forum anymore, but I'd be interested to know what the record is for the number of times a player has failed to score because their word isn't valid or they've got the numbers round wrong. Yesterday's show was a bit cringeworthy...
by Peter Thomas
Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1488
Views: 426896

Re: Ask Graeme?

Hi Graeme,

How many times has the conundrum scramble been a valid word (eg. VALIDATES (SALIVATED) on 26/10/16)?

Peter
by Peter Thomas
Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1488
Views: 426896

Re: Ask Graeme?

Thanks for the reply, Thomas. I note that Michael Smith got the conundrum though which makes Ross Lough more unique (if you can be more unique...)
Sorry about the triplicate posting; I very rarely post and had forgotten the procedure.
by Peter Thomas
Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1488
Views: 426896

Re: Ask Graeme?

Hi Graeme,

I'm interested to know if episode 6234 is the first time in the 15 round format, that a contestant (Ross Lough) has failed to score in any of the letters rounds.

Thanks,

Peter
by Peter Thomas
Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1488
Views: 426896

Re: Ask Graeme?

Hi Graeme,

I'm interested to know if this episode is the first time in the 15 round format, that a contestant (Ross Lough) has failed to score in any of the letters rounds.

Thanks,

Peter
by Peter Thomas
Tue Oct 27, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1488
Views: 426896

Countdown episode 6234

Hi Graeme,

I'm interested to know if this episode is the first time in the 15 round format, that a contestant (Ross Lough) has failed to score in any of the letters rounds.

Thanks,

Peter
by Peter Thomas
Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1488
Views: 426896

Re: Ask Graeme?

On 10 July, the same numbers game target (831) came up twice in a row. Has this ever happened before?
by Peter Thomas
Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Best screenshot
Replies: 144
Views: 21574

Re: Best screenshot

Sorry, I don't Know how to post screenshots, but in a game against Christopher Smith just now; from a selection of SNATRNUEI, Jean-Luc Picard informed us that he was travelling at Warp Factor 9 and found SATURNINE!
by Peter Thomas
Sun Jun 14, 2009 11:06 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Best screenshot
Replies: 144
Views: 21574

Re: Best screenshot

Couldn't find the Screen Print button at the time, but this round 12 was rather amusing.
TITABUSEY BUTTIES 45 - 59 ABUSE BATISTE, BATTIES, BATTUES etc. 86
by Peter Thomas
Sat May 09, 2009 1:06 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Bug reports
Replies: 2157
Views: 294346

Re: Bug reports

In my game of Goatdown against Ian Dent (6/5 2316) in Round 5, the selection was SXFLIEOSL. DC found SEXFOILS and then suggested picking a B - also for SEXFOILS. I'm guessing this is because there are no other 8s possible - or is there a bug?