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by Ben Pugh
Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Maspoiler for Monday 20 July 2009
Replies: 89
Views: 2603

Re: Maspoiler for Monday 20 July 2009

Congratulations Andrew on your record-breaking efforts, very well-deserved, a 116+ average is just unreal. It's a shame I knew he broke my record before it was televised as it got leaked on apterous but Andrew said I'd probably break 1000 with his letters. I didn't quite do that mate, but I did mana...
by Ben Pugh
Wed Jun 17, 2009 2:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wed 17 June 2009 [Series 60 1st SF]
Replies: 114
Views: 3561

Re: Spoilers for Wed 17 June 2009 [Series 60 1st SF]

7 - 4 = 3
3 x 100 = 300
300 + 8 = 308
(5-2) x 308 = 924
by Ben Pugh
Fri May 22, 2009 2:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 22 May
Replies: 13
Views: 807

Re: Spoilers for Friday 22 May

MUSTELID is a nice equaller.
by Ben Pugh
Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 17th April
Replies: 27
Views: 1279

Re: Spoilers for Friday 17th April

MAESTROS
by Ben Pugh
Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 17th April
Replies: 27
Views: 1279

Spoilers for Friday 17th April

CHEERIO
by Ben Pugh
Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Weds 15th April 2009
Replies: 11
Views: 944

Re: Spoilers for Weds 15th April 2009

MONDAINE
by Ben Pugh
Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 6th April 2009
Replies: 25
Views: 966

Re: Spoilers for Monday 6th April 2009

Is it possible to be a WATERGIRL?
by Ben Pugh
Sat Mar 14, 2009 7:10 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Bug reports
Replies: 2157
Views: 141258

Re: Bug reports

Normally if you restart Apterous, any game you've been in the middle of comes up as 'Adjourned' but if you have to restart it while the game is in the 'challenges' section, it disappears. For example, I restarted Apterous during a game against James Hurrell a couple of days ago, clicked 'Resume' whe...
by Ben Pugh
Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:06 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: COMA Play-ins
Replies: 37
Views: 4260

Re: COMA Play-ins

I beat Neil 97 - 90 a few minutes ago:

http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=34292
by Ben Pugh
Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thu 05/03/2009
Replies: 104
Views: 5213

Re: Spoilers for Thu 05/03/2009

Great game today once more, on course for 960 at the moment, it shows just how impressive Julian's record is that he still needs to average over 111 to break it. I really thought Kirk might get it when the first 8 letters of the penultimate letters came out, considering his luck in previous rounds I...
by Ben Pugh
Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:59 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: COMA Play-ins
Replies: 37
Views: 4260

Re: COMA Play-ins

I'd like to apply for a wildcard place.
by Ben Pugh
Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: University Challenge
Replies: 41
Views: 1595

Re: University Challenge

I probably prefer University Challenge to Countdown, for the simplicity of the format and the drama it regularly produces (which can be said for Countdown too), although UC is severely lacking in a website into which I pour my obsessiveness of almost autistic proportions. Today was a great final, sh...
by Ben Pugh
Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: SNOW!
Replies: 42
Views: 1674

Re: SNOW!

Woop, 3rd snow day out of 5. Today was pretty daft though, it snowed for about 10 minutes and all the traffic was thrown into chaos.
by Ben Pugh
Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 22nd January (CofC XIII QF1)
Replies: 57
Views: 2264

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 22nd January (CofC XIII QF1)

Amazing game though, proof that Damien/Damian (still dont know Charlie :oops: ) should have seeded it properly Amazing game though, proof that Damien/Damian (still dont know Charlie :oops: ) should have seeded it properly I don't think you can criticise Damian for his seedings in relation to this e...
by Ben Pugh
Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 22nd January (CofC XIII QF1)
Replies: 57
Views: 2264

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 22nd January (CofC XIII QF1)

What a fantastic game, one of the best I've ever seen, I played pretty well watching at home and still lost narrowly to both players, well done to both men involved.

And Steven Briers = Sid from Skins.
by Ben Pugh
Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 20th Jan 2009 (CoC Heat 7)
Replies: 45
Views: 1707

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 20th Jan 2009 (CoC Heat 6)

6/3 = 2
7 - 2 = 5
100 - 8 = 92
5 x 92 = 460
460 + 9 = 469
by Ben Pugh
Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1956
Views: 142436

Re: Feature requests

How about a 'Des Chiffres et Des Lettres' type selection, where one players picks the first letters, the opponent has the next choice, then the first player chooses again and so on.
by Ben Pugh
Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: CofC today!
Replies: 74
Views: 3230

Re: CofC today!

That Guardian recap is hilariously poor (which to be fair they note themselves), the new presenters are about the only thing they don't confuse, apparently James got 'encoats' from OEENDKZCS.
by Ben Pugh
Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: CofC today!
Replies: 74
Views: 3230

Re: CofC today!

I'm guessing DoD may have had MORTICER.
by Ben Pugh
Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Champion of Champions Prediction Game [spoilers]
Replies: 70
Views: 3848

Re: Championship of Champions: Prediction Game

Jono is refusing to read this topic because he is a dirty rat of a man, so I'm relaying his entry by proxy: David O'Donnell vs James Hurrell -- DOD Junaid Mubeen vs Tony Warren -- JM Richard Brittain vs Jon Corby -- JC Richard Priest vs Kai Laddiman -- KL Nick Wainwright vs Steve Baines -- NW Anita...
by Ben Pugh
Mon Dec 22, 2008 8:55 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: APTOBASH I: Enter the Dragon
Replies: 64
Views: 2326

Re: APTOBASH I: Enter the Dragon

I'm currently having problems signing in to Apterous, sorry to Kai and any others I'm holding up.
by Ben Pugh
Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:53 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: CoC 'Team'
Replies: 8
Views: 673

Re: CoC 'Team'

Jon Corby wrote:Me >>> Team CoC

(Sorry Paul, but it'll probably never happen again)
I've played (and lost to) Paul many a time but TAMANDUA is something else.
by Ben Pugh
Sat Dec 13, 2008 1:46 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: APTOBASH I: Enter the Dragon
Replies: 64
Views: 2326

Re: APTOBASH I: Enter the Dragon

I'm in.
by Ben Pugh
Fri Dec 12, 2008 7:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 12th December *Final*
Replies: 88
Views: 3495

Re: Spoilers for Friday 12th December *Final*

And yes, I'd expect Junaid to get WELL over 90% of the maximums on several thousand 4-large numbers games, wouldn't you? Firstly that's a number you've plucked out thin air and secondly that figure's nonsense anyway, 4 large is hard to do because with 4 large numbers there are several ways to get u...
by Ben Pugh
Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 4th December QF1
Replies: 32
Views: 1483

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 4th December QF1

Martin Gardner wrote:
Matt Morrison wrote:R2: PRIMATES for a rather less complicated equaller
Plus SERAPHIM and TERAPHIM; CountMax gives two others, I'll leave you to figure them out. I'd say neither of them are obvious mind you.
MATESHIP was one of them.
by Ben Pugh
Thu Dec 04, 2008 5:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 4th December QF1
Replies: 32
Views: 1483

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 4th December QF1

MELANITE as a DC beater.
by Ben Pugh
Thu Nov 27, 2008 6:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Massive spoilers for Thursday, 27th November
Replies: 11
Views: 807

Re: Massive spoilers for Thursday, 27th November

For those of us who missed the show and can't be arsed to watch it on 4oD, what was the selection in round 9? Was it STRAPLINE/INTERLAPS etc.?
by Ben Pugh
Sat Nov 01, 2008 2:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Championship of Champions XIII -- Official Draw
Replies: 81
Views: 3935

Re: Championship of Champions XIII -- Official Draw

following A As reported withdrawal as host and in view of the short time scale why not get the CofC XIII contestants to take turns hosting the show. This would give the producers an extra month to find a suitable replacement... I'd sooner host it myself whilst performing a soixante-neuf on Chris Wi...
by Ben Pugh
Sat Nov 01, 2008 2:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Sir Ranulph Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes
Replies: 39
Views: 1949

Re: Sir Ranulph Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes

I'd also like to compliment the production team on this particular choice of guest, it's the first time in a long time I've been genuinely interested in the guest's anecdotes.
by Ben Pugh
Sun Oct 26, 2008 12:42 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Official Thread of Brag
Replies: 1174
Views: 88880

Re: Official Thread of Brag

This game had some good-quality spots, mostly from Paul:

http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=7403

Let the record also note that he managed the shamefully amazing spot of TERIYAKI in one of the following games which was wiped after my Apterous froze.
by Ben Pugh
Thu Oct 16, 2008 9:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Historical recaps
Topic: Series 49 is complete!
Replies: 6
Views: 733

Re: Series 49 is complete!

The final isn't coming up on my computer.
by Ben Pugh
Wed Oct 15, 2008 10:53 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Official Thread of Brag
Replies: 1174
Views: 88880

Re: Official Thread of Brag

Joseph, if you mean is it the largest margin for that particular format, I don't know. If you mean is it the largest margin for any Apterous game, I think Kirk may know of a game where there was a larger one ;) Yes Julian, what I meant was, was that 85 the biggest margin under the 14-rounded Goatdo...
by Ben Pugh
Tue Oct 07, 2008 8:33 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Official Thread of Brag
Replies: 1174
Views: 88880

Re: Official Thread of Brag

Highest Speedgoat score.

http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=4618

Of course it's a lot easier to break a record playing Apterous Caesar than when playing Paul Howe!
by Ben Pugh
Sat Oct 04, 2008 7:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Exam results
Replies: 55
Views: 2048

Re: Exam results

Conor wrote:
Ben Pugh wrote: Which college are you applying to?
St. John's. Are you applying too?
Yep, MML at Pembroke.
by Ben Pugh
Fri Oct 03, 2008 9:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: [20081003] Friday's game, 3rd October 2008, S59, G55
Replies: 23
Views: 1442

Re: [20081003] Friday's game, 3rd October 2008, S59, G55

The final score here is incorrect, it should be 95 - 86.
by Ben Pugh
Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COGST Knockout Stage (contradiction): O'Neill vs Fell
Replies: 10
Views: 728

Re: COGST Knockout Stage (contradiction): O'Neill vs Fell

Paul Howe wrote:have I misunderstood the draw completely?
I think so, you vs. Julian would be no. 1 vs no. 2 seed.
by Ben Pugh
Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COGST - starting mid-September
Replies: 302
Views: 9484

Re: COGST - starting mid-September

Paul Howe wrote:Ben, if you need to arrange a specific time I have Weds and Thurs evenings completely free, but I'm happy to just run into you on apterous at some stage during the week if that's cool.
I prefer Apterous to MSN so that second option is preferable for me.
by Ben Pugh
Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Exam results
Replies: 55
Views: 2048

Re: Exam results

Bit late, but I got 4As in my AS Levels (maths, further maths, physics, computing). Well done mate. Still gonna apply for Cambridge Maths? It's not too late to come over to the light side. Thanks. Yep, it'll be maths I'm applying for. And sorry, little chance of it changing to compsci. Which colleg...
by Ben Pugh
Tue Sep 23, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 23 September 2008
Replies: 10
Views: 700

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 23 September 2008

Could you have ODORISER instead?
by Ben Pugh
Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: James Pearson
Replies: 15
Views: 935

Re: James Pearson

Wow, I had no idea. Congratulations on your husband's winnings Karen.
by Ben Pugh
Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COGST - starting mid-September
Replies: 302
Views: 9484

Re: COGST - starting mid-September

Players definitely through with the new results with 2 wins out of 2 are: Kirk Bevins (group C) Jason Cullen (group E) Ben Wilson (group F) Paul Howe (group G) In first place for the 8th spot (best runner-up) is Matt Coates with 1 win and 179 points (89.5 points per game) I have one win and 201 poi...
by Ben Pugh
Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COGST game - Ben Pugh vs Karen Pearson
Replies: 3
Views: 508

COGST game - Ben Pugh vs Karen Pearson

http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=1811

Please note that Karen kindly agreed to play on Apterous, despite previous difficulties.
by Ben Pugh
Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:22 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1956
Views: 142436

Re: Feature requests

Charlie Reams wrote:
Charlie Reams wrote:
Ben Pugh wrote:Could we have the list of fastest conundrums back?
Oh yeah, I was meaning to do this. I will get around to it soon, I promise.
As Jesus said, "It is done." I don't think his was hyperlinked though.
Thanks, this means we can all battle for second place behind Jon O'Neill/Jeffrey Hansford.
by Ben Pugh
Fri Sep 19, 2008 8:56 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Official Thread of Brag
Replies: 1174
Views: 88880

Re: Official Thread of Brag

Second highest Goatdown score. I'm good at these second highest scores. Can't believe I missed GRANULITE.

http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=1830
by Ben Pugh
Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:38 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1956
Views: 142436

Re: Feature requests

Could we have the list of fastest conundrums back?
by Ben Pugh
Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:09 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1956
Views: 142436

Re: Feature requests

What happened to the list of fastest conundrums?
by Ben Pugh
Tue Sep 16, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COGST - starting mid-September
Replies: 302
Views: 9484

Re: COGST - starting mid-September

I'll be on Apterous most nights, apart from tomorrow.
by Ben Pugh
Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Bug reports
Replies: 2157
Views: 141258

Re: Known bugs

I've had a couple of problems with conundrums vs. bots, first time the box never appeared, the second time I tried to enter the conundrum and it wouldn't let me submit.
by Ben Pugh
Mon Sep 15, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Official Thread of Brag
Replies: 1174
Views: 88880

Re: Official Thread of Brag

Kirk Bevins wrote:
Ben Pugh wrote:
Jon Corby wrote:Ben, when are you going to apply to go on the show?
After my A-Levels.
When are they? I'll make sure anyone I know going on the show stays clear!
They start this May. I'm not good as you think, it just seems I've played better than I normally do in my games against you.
by Ben Pugh
Mon Sep 15, 2008 5:24 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Official Thread of Brag
Replies: 1174
Views: 88880

Re: Official Thread of Brag

Jon Corby wrote:
Ben Pugh wrote:Second highest score, though still 10 behind Kirk's record.

http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=1325
Ben, when are you going to apply to go on the show?
After my A-Levels.
by Ben Pugh
Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:50 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Official Thread of Brag
Replies: 1174
Views: 88880

Re: Official Thread of Brag

Second highest score, though still 10 behind Kirk's record.

http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=1325
by Ben Pugh
Sun Sep 14, 2008 2:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: CountMax errors
Replies: 727
Views: 40801

Re: CountMax errors

I was playing Paul Howe earlier on Apterous and had GIRLIEST disallowed (not that it affected the outcome), is it really not in the OED?
by Ben Pugh
Fri Sep 12, 2008 4:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 12th September 2008
Replies: 13
Views: 731

Re: Spoilers for Friday 12th September 2008

CAPONIER as an equaller.
by Ben Pugh
Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C4C Podcast - Episode 3
Replies: 9
Views: 681

Re: C4C Podcast - Episode 3

Paul Howe wrote:I missed Fahnn :x

You missed out Anita Freeland in your discussion of female players, who lost to Nick Wainwright on a crucial conundrum in the grand final.
And Jean Webby, second seed in that series.
by Ben Pugh
Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COGST - starting mid-September
Replies: 302
Views: 9484

Re: COGST - starting mid-September

Where are the groups?
by Ben Pugh
Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 11 September 2008
Replies: 19
Views: 824

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 11 September 2008

RARITIES in the first round?
by Ben Pugh
Tue Sep 02, 2008 10:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COGST - starting mid-September
Replies: 302
Views: 9484

Re: COGST - starting mid-September

I'd also like to play.