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by Elliott Mellor
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 11th December 2017.
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Re: Spoilers for 11th December 2017.

SIDEROTIC as a nice 9 beater in r7 2 really cheerful people today, it's always nice to see contestants who act like they want to be there and not that they've been dragged in against their will off the street. Also a really good DC guest, who has now caused me to spend more time figuring out his tri...
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 512
Views: 68168

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Jennifer Steadman wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:02 pm
Last night I dreamt that I was chatting to Tim Down in an office and he was being verbally bullied by Thomas the Tank engine largely about his hairline. Tim was very upset and Thomas thought it was hilarious.
So Thomas thought Tim's LOUSIHAIR was HILARIOUS?
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 6th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 110)
Replies: 11
Views: 651

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

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:37 pm
...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.
Yes, she was rather hopeless.
"No, sorry, I'm lost"...too damn right you are: you're in the wrong studio.
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 512
Views: 68168

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Had one last night where I seemed to have eventually got around to applying and filming for Countdown. Now, I must have been suffering from amnesia or something because I somehow could not remember ever filming at all despite the fact 3 of my episodes had aired, with me scoring a record 154 in the ...
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 512
Views: 68168

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Had one last night where I seemed to have eventually got around to applying and filming for Countdown. Now, I must have been suffering from amnesia or something because I somehow could not remember ever filming at all despite the fact 3 of my episodes had aired, with me scoring a record 154 in the f...
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 67
Views: 9424

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

My prediction: Tom will beat Graeme, can imagine Graeme scoring around 45-60, whilst I'm sure Tom will go past a century. Similar story with Bradley v James- James will get around 50-65, whilst I re-iterate my previous comment about Tom regarding Bradley. John v Michael, think this will be quite cl...
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 512
Views: 68168

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Had one last night where me and a group of some others (possibly including quite a few apterites) were visiting Canterbury Cathedral. In a slight muddle up, Robin Mckay gets mistaken for the Archbishop of Canterbury and is ushered to the seat where the archbishop would sit, at the end of one of 2 ro...
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 67
Views: 9424

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

My predictions........................ Quarter finals (1) Tom Chafer-Cook v (8) Graeme Staples - Tom by 50-60 points (2) Bradley Horrocks v (7) James Kennedy - Bradley by 30-40 points (3) John Cowen v (6) Michael Pfeffer - John by 15-25 points (4) Noel McIlvenny v (5) Eoin Jackson - Gonna go with No...
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 4th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 108)
Replies: 7
Views: 666

Re: Spoilers for Monday 4th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 108)

Congrats Bradley on fluking your way to 8 wins;-)
Seriously though, some very impressive spots in your run - you've certainly taken a fair few rounds of me - PIENETA was lovely!
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 1st December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 107)
Replies: 6
Views: 779

Re: Spoilers for Friday 1st December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 107)

Great as ever - OPALESCED was a brilliant spot today, defo stands out. Jason was hopelessly bad at the numbers, not sure how you can miss that 188, but he seemed a nice bloke. Bradley certainly seems to be loved by the crowd, he even managed to get a loud gasp when he declared a relatively easy numb...
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: When is it too early to celebrate Christmas?
Replies: 18
Views: 1031

Re: When is it too early to celebrate Christmas?

I find those outside lights very offensive mainly due to the waste of electricity, what with the whole global warming and all. But even beyond that they're pretty garish. If you're into Christmas fine, decorate the inside of your house. Then at least you can enjoy it and leave the rest of us out of...
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 29th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 105)
Replies: 4
Views: 645

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 29th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 105)

Bradley Horrocks wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:29 pm
Elliott Mellor wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:43 pm
FLOURLIKE in r2. I don't care that it's not valid, it should be.
I knew it wouldn't be in, but I said ‘stick with a 7’ as a tribute to your love of flour :)
Ayyyyy good lad :)
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 29th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 105)
Replies: 4
Views: 645

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 29th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 105)

FLOURLIKE in r2. I don't care that it's not valid, it should be.
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: When is it too early to celebrate Christmas?
Replies: 18
Views: 1031

Re: When is it too early to celebrate Christmas?

You're allowed to acknowledge its existence from 1st December and things gradually ramp up from there. This best sums up my sentiments. I was in a shop in mid October that had Christmas music on which is definitely way too early. I love Christmas but it gets tedious and annoying whenever people sta...
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 28th November 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 727

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 28th November 2017

Very well played to both today, have to feel a bit sorry for Laurie as he was surely capable of winning a few against easier opponents - to take Bradley almost to a crucial takes some doing.

535 is doable in the 540 6 small round via 107*5.
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Thursday 23rd November (Rachel's 2000th show)!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 859

Re: Thursday 23rd November (Rachel's 2000th show)!!!

Philip Wilson wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:18 pm
I thought it was funny Peter doing that too, :-)
It had to be as a joke, right?
I'd like to believe that too...but he did seem the sort of person who would rigorously check it just to make sure Bradley had it.
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 27th November 2017.
Replies: 4
Views: 704

Re: Spoilers for Monday 27th November 2017.

Yeah another superb performance, he's hardly missed anything!
AIGLETED in r13 as a beater.
SIDELY was an excellent spot, beat my 5 (embarrassingly there's easier 6s there...)
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Thursday 23rd November (Rachel's 2000th show)!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 859

Thursday 23rd November (Rachel's 2000th show)!!!

Great stuff again from Bradley, 113 is very impressive and not much missed. Got 686 in time via ((6+6)*8+2)*(4+3) Several alts available, PEAIMEN and INTIMAE in r13, SALTIEST in r2 to name some. Had to laugh at the fact that Peter checked Bradley's 192 rigorously, as if there was a doubt he might ha...
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 101)
Replies: 8
Views: 1067

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 101)

All my beaters have been said :( I don't know who thought Bradley was good enough for the show, can't believe he didn't spot RAMPANTLY and as for only getting a 6 when there was QUINELLA and ALLUMINE.... :P Seriously though one of the best debuts I've seen, massive congrats :) Bradley's also the onl...
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 21st November 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 534

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 21st November 2017

RAVENESS as a DC beater.
PATINAED/PANDAITE to equal ANIMATED
ROWEITE/LOWEITE as some nice alts as well.

Congrats to Graeme on octoing:)
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 20th November 2017.
Replies: 24
Views: 1004

Re: Spoilers for Monday 20th November 2017.

This is becoming quite a hot thread, very interesting read indeed! I can definitely see why Beth would be very upset, I would be if I were in her position. I think the way I'd have handled it would be to do a new conundrum, unless as has been suggested they were absolutely certain that Graeme had bu...
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 2nd November (Series 77, Prelim 87)
Replies: 11
Views: 1578

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

Bradley Horrocks wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:17 pm
Elliott Mellor wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:11 am
Johnny Canuck wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:07 am


Won the duel on 11 Nov. due to learning this word -- thanks a million!
Haha I have Brad to thank for teaching me this one, thanks technically due to him :)
If only it hadn’t come up in that game a while ago. I’d have had the duel to myself :P
Aww but it's good to help others:P
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 13th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 94)
Replies: 17
Views: 1360

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

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. Been debated in the past. Many would say it was unacceptable. Personally I've always felt it was OK. But hesitate for a nanosecond and it's cheating. And, becau...
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 13th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 94)
Replies: 17
Views: 1360

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

What did he do specifically? I noticed this too - Mike shouted out the answer before buzzing and instead of Graeme buzzing himself and stealing it, he let Mike buzz properly and take the points. Would be interesting to know what others would have done in this situation - particularly (unlike this o...
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 13th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 94)
Replies: 17
Views: 1360

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

Surely the Wiki should mention the aptness of the teaser?
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 13th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 94)
Replies: 17
Views: 1360

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

PEDIFORM R5

Lovely gesture by Graham on the conundrum, if anyone saw.
by Elliott Mellor
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 2nd November (Series 77, Prelim 87)
Replies: 11
Views: 1578

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

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:07 am
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!
Haha I have Brad to thank for teaching me this one, thanks technically due to him :)
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 10th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 93)
Replies: 2
Views: 632

Re: Spoilers for Friday 10th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 93)

According to Susie, she found the 7 letter word ROTUL (pronounced ROTULET apparently). Bad cut there.
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 9th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 92)
Replies: 2
Views: 675

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 9th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 92)

Have to chalk the 504 miss as being the worst I've ever seen....
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 8th November 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 689

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 8th November 2017

IMMOTILE in r1 for a dc beater.
Had some very flat rounds lately, literally at 6s and 7s.
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 7 November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 90)
Replies: 1
Views: 707

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

Can't blame them for not getting that conundrum - that was a stinker! I only got it because I've seen it before on the apterous wiki.
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 2nd November 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 727

Re: Spoilers for Friday 3rd November 2017

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:54 pm
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
yeah I did that too, Rachel's way was a lot more complex!
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 2nd November (Series 77, Prelim 87)
Replies: 11
Views: 1578

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

Ell! I nicked your new word for the 9 :P He could have continued and fudged from there too if he'd added the 50 for 425 and taken away the others for 407. Yeah, don’t know why you’d give up so soon. As for James, maybe it was nerves. Haha nice one :) Would have had the lovely 9 PELOBATID (cheers Br...
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 2nd November (Series 77, Prelim 87)
Replies: 11
Views: 1578

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

Bradley Horrocks wrote:
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:30 pm
GINESTRAS as an alternative nine in R13

Got to feel for Dan there. He could’ve declared 400 and would’ve got over the line.
He could have continued and fudged from there too if he'd added the 50 for 425 and taken away the others for 407.
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 2nd November (Series 77, Prelim 87)
Replies: 11
Views: 1578

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

Close game but failing to score on any numbers round is usually unforgivable. If someone can get all the numbers against him, then James will be stopped. BRA!! I'm in total agreement :) Unless they're all impossible. Declaring nothing on the last numbers was especially poor, you have to get at leas...
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 1st November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 86)
Replies: 6
Views: 830

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 1st November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 86)

If Dan octos....which looks quite likely at the moment, it'll leave 22 more episodes...which is enough for 2 octochamps and 6 more games...food for thought anyway.
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 1st November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 86)
Replies: 6
Views: 830

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 1st November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 86)

Yeah was a cracking game today with 2 good players - VENISON in particular was a brilliant spot, beat my WHINES hands down. GROUNDIE as a nice new tennis related 8 in round 8. The conundrum today is an example of where taking that extra second to think might be a good idea instead of buzzing in with...
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 512
Views: 68168

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Not a particularly funny dream, but I had a dream last week that I'd received an email from the Countdown Team saying that my application was declined and that I was told to "never contact them again". It woke me up immediately and I had to check my email in the spur of the moment to check if that ...
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 512
Views: 68168

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

So....last night's starts with me and a few friends in sixth form discovering a part of the school that has been greyed because it has been "discounted from consideration from all records and statistics etc", exactly like an excluded game an apterous would be. Bemused, we walk inside to this specifi...
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 30th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 84)
Replies: 9
Views: 1251

Re: Spoilers for Monday 30th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 84)

Tom S wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:40 pm
I agree that he was unlucky with UNWISEST, but Lexplorer says no, nevertheless, his letters are very strong.
Aye they are on the strong side, he's clearly quite well practised.
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Vegetarianism/Veganism (in the right section!).
Replies: 17
Views: 1088

Re: Vegetarianism/Veganism (in the right section!).

I think that's a view, simple as it may be, that many would agree with ☺. How do you think you'd cope if you were told that you had to go without meat for a month, for example? I wouldn't enjoy going without it for a month, but I reckon I'd be able to just about cope - wouldn't become vegetarian th...
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 26 October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 82)
Replies: 8
Views: 875

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

Doesn't appear to be on apterous, which is my guide. Perhaps it's just not in wide enough usage?
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 26 October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 82)
Replies: 8
Views: 875

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

Ian Fitzpatrick wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:27 am
I had FRACTILE in round 5, after my cock-up with factorial the other day I am more confident of this one!
Sorry, no dice (to nick Johnny's catchphrase):(
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for the 24th October 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 776

Re: Spoilers for the 24th October 2017

TRIFOCAL to beat RICOTTA
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 23rd October 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 817

Re: Spoilers for Monday 23rd October 2017

Ray Wilding wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:06 pm
Zarte Siempre wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:48 pm
Surprised they missed FALSITIES when FALSIES and FALSEST had been mentioned.
Perhaps they missed it because it shouldn't be valid, FALSITY is a mass noun: https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/falsity
Yeah in your camp here - it's very dubious and I'm not sure it'd be allowed.
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 76)
Replies: 15
Views: 1649

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

Why were both players gazing across the studio when the conundrum was on? There's an actual board there where the conundrum is officially revealed - the monitors are only a camera view of this. It's probably much comfier to stare at that than hunch over a monitor, but admittedly it looks puzzling t...
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 76)
Replies: 15
Views: 1649

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

Why were both players gazing across the studio when the conundrum was on? There's an actual board there where the conundrum is officially revealed - the monitors are only a camera view of this. It's probably much comfier to stare at that than hunch over a monitor, but admittedly it looks puzzling t...
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Cleverclogs
Replies: 12
Views: 1245

Re: Cleverclogs

I think it's just really become one of her catchphrases, I don't think she's trying to rub it in at all. It's a lot different from saying something like "yeah I had that 8, but I also found 6 other 8s" or stuff to that effect.
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 12th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 72)
Replies: 10
Views: 1081

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. Yeah he was very unlucky there, a more thorough look would have shown it to...
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 67
Views: 9424

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

Especial congrats on being an octochamp in a future series too as your signature says!
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 6th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 68)
Replies: 5
Views: 914

Re: Spoilers for Friday 6th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 68)

Jojo Apollo wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:27 pm
Very well done Eoin on becoming an octochamp :) Good humour and laughs throughout your run, well done sir. 8-)
Suppose that's one way of describing it.....

But yeah good stuff Eoin, well done on octoing - with a good finishing score to boot.
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 28th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 62)
Replies: 7
Views: 1100

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

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:30 am
Johnny Canuck wrote:
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:07 pm
These incrementing badges of Eoin's are a neat idea.
Well that's one adjective for them.
Care to say what yours is? ;)
by Elliott Mellor
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best 9 of all time
Replies: 17
Views: 3266

Re: Best 9 of all time

http://wiki.apterous.org/Episode_2050 is worthy of a mention surely
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 29th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 40)
Replies: 6
Views: 767

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

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.
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 24 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 38)
Replies: 7
Views: 942

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 24 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 38)

Aye, massive congrats Noel on octochampdom - richly deserved and you've been enjoyable to watch! :)

Loved the way you got to 262...you had to go out with a bang didn't you? ;)

Look forward to seeing you in the finals!
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 24 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 38)
Replies: 7
Views: 942

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 24 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 38)

Was on 863 in the time, but out of time:
((50-4)*75-6)/4=861
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 36)
Replies: 15
Views: 1341

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 36)

Noel Mc wrote:
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:35 pm
R1 was dumb. Shoulda picked a final consonant.
R7 I wanted an E for WAYSIDE :)
R13 I wanted an A for FOLIATES :( Foiliest was dumb.

If we're talking about maxing your score though, picking 4L the whole time is pretty dumb.
You won the round....so I'd call that a success :)