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by Nina Boyd
Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:32 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COHUD2 - Countdown In Huddersfield 2 - Saturday 6 July 2013
Replies: 78
Views: 18985

Re: COHUD2 - Countdown In Huddersfield 2 - Saturday 6 July 2

A testosterone-heavy list of players!
by Nina Boyd
Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:01 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COHUD2 - Countdown In Huddersfield 2 - Saturday 6 July 2013
Replies: 78
Views: 18985

Re: COHUD2 - Countdown In Huddersfield 2 - Saturday 6 July 2

Debutante! I love it! Will wear white ball gown and diamond tiara.
by Nina Boyd
Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:48 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who would you like to see in DC?
Replies: 219
Views: 14923

Re: Who would you like to see in DC?

How about Penelope Wilton, just to show all you embryos that Penelopes can be wonderful, too!
by Nina Boyd
Tue May 28, 2013 7:22 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: online Scrabble
Replies: 1
Views: 783

online Scrabble

The new-look Scrabble via Facebook is a nightmare, and I refuse to use it! Is there any alternative Scrabble game on the internet?
by Nina Boyd
Tue May 28, 2013 6:51 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Dictionary corner....
Replies: 16
Views: 1441

Re: Dictionary corner....

Oh, Innis! Please let this not be true! Whatever is the point in the producers being coy about long words?
by Nina Boyd
Tue May 28, 2013 6:49 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown demise
Replies: 14
Views: 1458

Re: Countdown demise

If Countdown was just the game, and nothing else, the only people who would watch would be apterites.
I agree that DC gets very tedious, although enthusiasts for words make good guests (GBrandreth).
Jo Brand is very funny, but not on Countdown.
by Nina Boyd
Thu May 23, 2013 6:44 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday May 22nd 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 45)
Replies: 19
Views: 1018

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday May 22nd 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 4

Good to see Mark on the prog, sorry he went out too soon.
by Nina Boyd
Wed May 15, 2013 6:58 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COHUD2 - Countdown In Huddersfield 2 - Saturday 6 July 2013
Replies: 78
Views: 18985

Re: COHUD2 - Countdown In Huddersfield 2 - Saturday 6 July 2

Looking forward to meeting you, Jayne, but sorry about the tennis!
by Nina Boyd
Mon May 13, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday May 13th 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 744

Re: Spoilers For Monday May 13th 2013

georgics was there (can't remember which round) for 8.
by Nina Boyd
Tue May 07, 2013 7:11 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Bank Holiday Monday May 6th 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 864

Re: Spoilers For Bank Holiday Monday May 6th 2013

Delighted for Eileen. She always looked as if she was enjoying herself, and I'm sure she was. That'll show the embryos!
by Nina Boyd
Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:01 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday March 29th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 16)
Replies: 27
Views: 1043

Re: Spoilers for Friday March 29th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 16

Well done, Peter! Huddersfield flies the flag!
by Nina Boyd
Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:13 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday March 26th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 13)
Replies: 34
Views: 1736

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday March 26th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 1

I played a game on Apterous yesterday and was told "you could have had DOTAGES" (although I wouldn't have tried it, having just watched Countdown). As a poet, I would say dotages should be a word, poem on application, but give me ten minutes to write one!
by Nina Boyd
Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown's new format
Replies: 14
Views: 2480

Re: Countdown's new format

For those of us goodish at letters and hopeless at numbers it is a death knell! (Not that I'm thinking of going on Countdown, so it doesn't really matter.)
by Nina Boyd
Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:30 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Cheating: What it is, and why you shouldn't do it
Replies: 246
Views: 60806

Re: Cheating: What it is, and why you shouldn't do it

There's often reference to cheating in the side-panel on the apterous screen. Are there really people who cheat? If there are, shouldn't they be warned/outed/removed? I have my doubts about a few, particularly with numbers; but then, I'm crap at numbers!
by Nina Boyd
Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COHUD2 - Countdown In Huddersfield 2 - Saturday 6 July 2013
Replies: 78
Views: 18985

Re: COHUD2 - Countdown In Huddersfield 2 - Saturday 6 July 2

That's good! Wouldn't feel comfortable in a casino.
by Nina Boyd
Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 5th 2013
Replies: 78
Views: 5938

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 5th

Wayne is a true gentleman. He behaved impeccably.
by Nina Boyd
Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:36 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COHUD2 - Countdown In Huddersfield 2 - Saturday 6 July 2013
Replies: 78
Views: 18985

Re: COHUD2 - Countdown In Huddersfield 2 - Saturday 6 July 2

Many of the people I most want to meet! But scary!
by Nina Boyd
Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COHUD2 - Countdown In Huddersfield 2 - Saturday 6 July 2013
Replies: 78
Views: 18985

Re: COHUD2 - Countdown In Huddersfield 2 - Saturday 6 July 2

Really excited about this! Thanks for organizing it.
by Nina Boyd
Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:51 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday December 17th 2012
Replies: 23
Views: 1336

Re: Spoilers For Monday December 17th 2012

Well done, Heather! Don't be intimidated by your opponent - anyone can be beaten, and you played really well against Tia.
by Nina Boyd
Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday December 10th 2012
Replies: 9
Views: 842

Re: Spoilers For Monday December 10th 2012

Go Rachael - good luck!
by Nina Boyd
Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday December 7th 2012 (Series 67 Prelim 88)
Replies: 19
Views: 1261

Re: Spoilers for Friday December 7th 2012 (Series 67 Prelim

Well played, Rachel! I shall miss Sohail, but he's never beaten me, and you have! So I'm gunning for you, fellow writer.
by Nina Boyd
Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:07 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Richard Osman
Replies: 11
Views: 1986

Re: Richard Osman

Nick Hewer, on last night's HIGNFY, said he was considering renewing his contract ...
by Nina Boyd
Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:17 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For 11/28 That Somehow Didn't Post Mea Culpa
Replies: 8
Views: 822

Re: Spoilers For 11/28 That Somehow Didn't Post Mea Culpa

BOREDOM appropriate for John Inverdale, though, which is probably why he thought it was OK.
by Nina Boyd
Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Richard Osman
Replies: 11
Views: 1986

Richard Osman

A letter in the Radio Times suggests Richard Osman as next Countdown host. Is Nick Hewer leaving?
by Nina Boyd
Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:02 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: deleted words from OED
Replies: 2
Views: 652

deleted words from OED

Interesting article on page 1 of the Guardian today (27.11.2012) about historical deletion of foreign words from OED by anglocentric editor.
by Nina Boyd
Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: expired trial member
Replies: 4
Views: 1096

Re: expired trial member

and thanks to you, Graeme!
by Nina Boyd
Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: expired trial member
Replies: 4
Views: 1096

Re: expired trial member

Many thanks, Mark! Have subscribed today. :)
by Nina Boyd
Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: expired trial member
Replies: 4
Views: 1096

expired trial member

I cannot play apterous any more, as all my trial games have expired. Am I now consigned to outer darkness?
by Nina Boyd
Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous numbers game
Replies: 2
Views: 680

Re: Apterous numbers game

Thanks very much for that quick reply, Innis! I shall study tonight, and get it right tomorrow! Nina
by Nina Boyd
Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous numbers game
Replies: 2
Views: 680

Apterous numbers game

Loving Apterous! But however hard I try, I can't enter my solution for the numbers game in the (apparent) microsecond I get. I think I'm keying it in all wrong. Could somebody explain how to enter the numbers in the grid? For example, to make 688 from 25, 8, 4, 3, 4 and 1: declare total 688 enter 8-...