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by Elliott Mellor
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 30th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 111)
Replies: 12
Views: 1308

Re: Spoilers for Friday 30th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 111)

A bit slow in watching so only just seen this. Just wanted to add that this was one of the most thrilling games I've watched in a while - great sportsmanship and a really back and forth game. Made it very exciting.
by Elliott Mellor
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason
Replies: 58
Views: 2216

Re: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason

I have never owned an umbrella. An umbrella is a device which deflects rain coming only from directly above you. This, together with its tendency to flip inside out and/or act as a sail, makes it largely useless in even a moderate wind. (Funnily enough, wind and rain often go together.) Even when i...
by Elliott Mellor
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: While y'all wait...
Replies: 179
Views: 17768

Re: While y'all wait...

Noone's spotted the max in r7 yet...
by Elliott Mellor
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: While y'all wait...
Replies: 179
Views: 17768

Re: While y'all wait...

If anyone fancies... R1: AEITFDNSP R2: AEOPRDTIS R3: 100 75 50 25 7 1 @536 R4: AIIFGDTSI R5: OEETRMLOI R6: 10 10 9 4 3 1 @620 R7: EEEMCDFES R8: AIEPSRTOE R9: 100 50 1 8 1 7 @765 R10: AOIHZQNTS R11: IIAPSTNEE R12: OEUGGSGOO R13: UUARGTYAS R14: 50 8 9 6 1 2 @889 R15: PRESSUEED pentafids (0) POSTERIAD...
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: While y'all wait...
Replies: 179
Views: 17768

Re: While y'all wait...

If anyone fancies... R1: AEITFDNSP R2: AEOPRDTIS R3: 100 75 50 25 7 1 @536 R4: AIIFGDTSI R5: OEETRMLOI R6: 10 10 9 4 3 1 @620 R7: EEEMCDFES R8: AIEPSRTOE R9: 100 50 1 8 1 7 @765 R10: AOIHZQNTS R11: IIAPSTNEE R12: OEUGGSGOO R13: UUARGTYAS R14: 50 8 9 6 1 2 @889 R15: PRESSUEED panties, posteriad, 76*...
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: While y'all wait...
Replies: 179
Views: 17768

Re: While y'all wait...

If anyone fancies...

R1: AEITFDNSP
R2: AEOPRDTIS
R3: 100 75 50 25 7 1 @536
R4: AIIFGDTSI
R5: OEETRMLOI
R6: 10 10 9 4 3 1 @620
R7: EEEMCDFES
R8: AIEPSRTOE
R9: 100 50 1 8 1 7 @765
R10: AOIHZQNTS
R11: IIAPSTNEE
R12: OEUGGSGOO
R13: UUARGTYAS
R14: 50 8 9 6 1 2 @889
R15: PRESSUEED
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 592
Views: 127925

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Had 2 last night, or one which had a time lapse... In the first, I'm playing Novak Djokovic in the final of Countdown. I don't know whether I just forgot the first part of the game, but it seems to sort of start at round 9. The numbers are (I think) 25, 8, 9, 9, 6, 3 (might be slightly wrong) and th...
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 9th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 96)
Replies: 7
Views: 879

Re: Spoilers for Friday 9th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 96)

Owen Carroll wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:44 pm
Well done on the conundrum Elliott! How long did it take you to spot it?
2 minutes. Quick huh?
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 9th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 96)
Replies: 7
Views: 879

Re: Spoilers for Friday 9th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 96)

Thomas Carey wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:22 pm
Our boy Elliott Mellor on the conundrum
Oh, so it is :)
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Halloween 2018.
Replies: 11
Views: 1433

Re: Spoilers for Halloween 2018.

Anyone else catch "CUM BUDGIE" being displayed on the board? :lol:
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Moon Landings ,fake?
Replies: 17
Views: 1859

Re: Moon Landings ,fake?

What arguments is he giving for them being fake, exactly?
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 4th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 70)
Replies: 11
Views: 1755

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 4th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 70)

Happy to also get a max game here. Felt really bad for Susan - she seemed very strong on the letters and if her numbers had been up to scratch she could have had 11 or 12 maxes. One of the more capable contestants of late and I was rooting for her to win.
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Impossible Rachel
Replies: 20
Views: 3928

Re: Impossible Rachel

Countdown Team wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:16 pm
We tell Rachel if the game is impossible.

……

Edit to add......
How do we know it's impossible? We text Elliott Mellor.
Only just seen this :lol:
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: A Word of Thanks
Replies: 13
Views: 1874

Re: A Word of Thanks

Noel, It's been an absolute delight to know you as part of the community. As has been echoed above you're the greatest 4 large player there has ever been and the 925 numbers solve in your semi final will always remain an iconic moment. I have very fond memories of being soundly beaten in 4 large rou...
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 105
Views: 12939

Re: C of C Draw......

James Robinson wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:03 pm
Owen Carroll wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:02 pm
What with Rhys wondering about Annie, I'm wondering if Jeff Clayton was invited?
He wasn't, I was so shocked that he didn't even get an invite, especially as there's only one from S76.
If that's the only basis you have for his case, I'm not surprised he wasn't invited at all.
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Impossible Rachel
Replies: 20
Views: 3928

Re: Impossible Rachel

My simulations indicate that the estimates of the number of impossible answers are: no big numbers: 16.97% one big number : 2.73% two big numbers: 1.92% three big numbers: 5.35% four big numbers: 10.19% Do these estimates look reasonable? If I want a solution then I would pick two big numbers. Not ...
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 105
Views: 12939

Re: C of C Draw......

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:23 am
Whilst I actually remember (and can't quite believe it hasn't come up) - Annie Humphries, was she invited?
I think she was invited but declined.
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 592
Views: 127925

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Had a brief dream last night that Eddy Byrne had the world record for the longest marriage, at 95 years and was still going. Or sommat like that.
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The CoC Predictions Game
Replies: 36
Views: 4912

Re: The CoC Predictions Game

Essentially the question was, what if what's shown on TV isn't the same as what happens in the studio. C1 and C2 are level going into the conundrum. Nobody gets it. They're given a tiebreak, and C1 gets it. The first conundrum is cut out for some reason. Does it count as a tiebreak? I think this is...
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The CoC Predictions Game
Replies: 36
Views: 4912

Re: The CoC Predictions Game

Q: in event of a TB which is cut from broadcast (such as my first show), will this go down as a margin of 10 or a TB? Here’s how it will work: … In the event of a tie-break conundrum, this will be taken to be a 0 point win. ... Best of luck! I don't think that answers the question as well as you th...
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The CoC Predictions Game
Replies: 36
Views: 4912

Re: The CoC Predictions Game

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:53 pm
Q: in event of a TB which is cut from broadcast (such as my first show), will this go down as a margin of 10 or a TB?
Zarte Siempre wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:13 am


Here’s how it will work:


In the event of a tie-break conundrum, this will be taken to be a 0 point win.

...

Best of luck!
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 12th September 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 1066

Re: Spoilers for 12th September 2018

NASTALIQ!!!! <3 :D :D :D :D :D
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 592
Views: 127925

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Very detailed one last night...in this dream, I'm actually in champion of champions and it's implied I've won a series. My first match is against Spike, and I somehow beat him about 120ish to 50ish (heavily unrealistic!). The first rounds starts with Spike declaring 7 to my 8 and it turns out he had...
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 592
Views: 127925

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:06 pm
I dreamt that Dylan Taylor was the Tory candidate in my constituency at the next general election. What happened next is not appropriate for this board.
The Tories got elected?
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: incoherency solver
Replies: 23
Views: 2690

Re: incoherency solver

Gavin Chipper: Elliott Mellor: I am using the incoherency solver and it often gives more than one solution. My original question was whether the solution set is complete. If incoherency gives only one answer then my question is not a meaningful question in the first place. Mathematics is never cons...
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: incoherency solver
Replies: 23
Views: 2690

Re: incoherency solver

I've just checked and it actually seems you are now right, it does give more than one solution. However I am certain this never used to be the case. It seems the solution set is complete - I just typed in a set of numbers and target that should give loads of solutions and indeed it gave me a heck of...
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: incoherency solver
Replies: 23
Views: 2690

Re: incoherency solver

Gavin Chipper: Thanks for the pointer to the "can of worms". I do not wish to re-open this "can of worms" but the equivalence problem is not exactly "rocket science"; any competent mathematician should be able to solve the problem. Maybe they could, but then another mathematician could solve the pr...
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: incoherency solver
Replies: 23
Views: 2690

Re: incoherency solver

Elliott Mellor: "More than 1. It will only ever give 1 solution regardless of whether there is 2 solutions or 200 solutions." I do not understand your statement. I have seen up to six alternative solutions from the incoherency solver. I've never really cared that much about it, but from any times I...
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 21st August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 40)
Replies: 11
Views: 1146

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 21st August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 40)

Ryan Lam wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:18 am

Alternative to R6: ((25 x 2) + 6) x 10 + (4 x 3)
This was the way my mum did it, she promptly felt very proud of herself for getting one right :)
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: incoherency solver
Replies: 23
Views: 2690

Re: incoherency solver

Gavin Chipper: Thanks for the pointer to the "can of worms". I do not wish to re-open this "can of worms" but the equivalence problem is not exactly "rocket science"; any competent mathematician should be able to solve the problem. Going back to the incoherency solver, suppose that there are "too m...
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: incoherency solver
Replies: 23
Views: 2690

Re: incoherency solver

Owen Carroll: Why are you so certain that the incoherency solver gives all possible solutions to a given problem? I presume that you have not analysed each and every problem. Of course he hasn't analysed every single problem - he hasn't the time and nor has anyone. I can safely say that the numbers...
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 13th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 34)
Replies: 10
Views: 1582

Re: Spoilers for Monday 13th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 34)

Owen Carroll wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:51 pm
Elliott Mellor wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:16 pm
After the conundrum went unsolved, Nick rolled it right away. I've often wondered why this sometimes happens - is it because someone in the audience guessed it wrong or some other reason?
Maybe sometimes they can forget?
Could be, just wondered if there was something more.
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 13th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 34)
Replies: 10
Views: 1582

Re: Spoilers for Monday 13th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 34)

After the conundrum went unsolved, Nick rolled it right away. I've often wondered why this sometimes happens - is it because someone in the audience guessed it wrong or some other reason?
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Special event for former contestants?
Replies: 19
Views: 3988

Re: Special event for former contestants?

The only one reservation is that the uptake could well be ridiculously large. If it's open to any and all televised contestants you could well end up at a figure approaching 4,000. Really doubt it'd be even close to that tbh. Most one time winners who were on 12 years ago aren't going to be interes...
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 6th August 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 3120

Re: Spoilers for 6th August 2018

Cannot help but feel the challenger was very similar to James Kennedy :lol:
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why don't you like basketball?
Replies: 66
Views: 5271

Re: Why don't you like basketball?

Why particularly if you like football? In your Facebook discussion, I think it was worded as if it was exclusively for people who liked football, so I feel I'm at least allowed to comment here. But I think most of what I'm about to say has been covered on Facebook. Basically, people like the sport(...
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 31st July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 25)
Replies: 4
Views: 935

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 31st July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 25)

Extending on that, I can see Bob posing at least a bit of a threat in the finals, though his conundrums are definitely a weakness.
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 31st July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 25)
Replies: 4
Views: 935

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 31st July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 25)

HOMELAND was a fabulous spot today by Bob, beat me completely there.
by Elliott Mellor
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Looking to sell my laptop prize
Replies: 11
Views: 2579

Re: Looking to sell my laptop prize

Because all of my devices are Windows, and Windows and Apple don't always play together so well when you try to make them talk (At least, they don't when I try and make them - it's probably easy for someone who's less technophobic). Additionally I already have a "serious" laptop for my job, so if I...
by Elliott Mellor
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Looking to sell my laptop prize
Replies: 11
Views: 2579

Re: Looking to sell my laptop prize

Owen Carroll wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:21 pm
How come you wanna sell it Zarte?
You could try reading the post, you know.
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 592
Views: 127925

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Accidentally quoted instead of edited. Deleted.
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 592
Views: 127925

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Very weird one last night...Jeff Clayton had been allowed back on Countdown and was filming his 8th game in his run (his points total was something around 690 so far I believe, I have a feeling it was 694). He was facing some really old geezer who seemed to either win the round or offer an invalid w...
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 27th July 2018.
Replies: 14
Views: 1814

Re: Spoilers for 27th July 2018.

Think Bob is the best bet we've seen for octochampdom so far I think. He has a good wordbank for a non-apterite and his numbers are solid enough. Nevertheless, despite the difference in maxes, Alex put up a good fight and left with a decent losing score. Though , Bob's mannerisms make him remind me...
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 20th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 18)
Replies: 4
Views: 1174

Re: Spoilers for Friday 20th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 18)

Well done to Ryan, but he didn't half spend ages declaring (gave the impression he was looking for something longer to declare eg sssssssssssssssssss could have turned into sssssssssssseven has he spotted one).
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 16)
Replies: 30
Views: 7577

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 16)

The basic rule is that single-syllable adjectives can have ER and EST added by default, whereas with adjectives that have two or more syllables, the comparatives and superlatives have to be explicitly specified. If a cheese is more goaty, then you can call it "more goaty". GOATIER might seem logica...
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 16)
Replies: 30
Views: 7577

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 16)

It'd be interesting to see the verdict of the actual producer on this. I'm happy to concede if wrong but there are certain rules that they apply eg the restaurant rule. If a cheese is more goaty than the other than how do you describe it? GOATIER, GOATIEST seem logical. The basic rule is that singl...
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 16)
Replies: 30
Views: 7577

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 16)

Sarah Millican tried goatier once on Cats Countdown - disallowed When? Don't know. Some time back. U could find it on All4 Then it holds no water. Dictionary updates happen all the time and many words disallowed previously are now valid. The only way to know for sure if it would be allowed is to as...
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 16)
Replies: 30
Views: 7577

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 16)

Steve Hawdon wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:51 pm
Sarah Millican tried goatier once on Cats Countdown - disallowed
When?
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 16)
Replies: 30
Views: 7577

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 16)

Fred Mumford wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:26 pm
Elliott Mellor wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:41 pm
If a cheese can have a goaty flavour, how do you refer to a cheese that is a bit more so?
Repulsive?
*Likes comment*
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 16)
Replies: 30
Views: 7577

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 16)

It'd be interesting to see the verdict of the actual producer on this. I'm happy to concede if wrong but there are certain rules that they apply eg the restaurant rule. If a cheese is more goaty than the other than how do you describe it? GOATIER, GOATIEST seem logical.
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 16)
Replies: 30
Views: 7577

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 16)

Sorry. Comparative adjective needs to be specified in the OED to be valid. It is not. Therefore invalid It's not specified in the free online dictionary, but it might be in the paid-for version. It's valid on Apterous so it probably is. I'm surprised you can't tell from what I've written that I've ...
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 105
Views: 12939

Re: C of C Draw......

Owen Carroll wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:06 pm
They don't usually have a presentation for the winner of the coc like they do for regular series do they?
They do, actually. Glitter falls from the ceiling and the winner gets a new car, £50000 and a lot of pride. It used to be £100000 but budget cuts reduced this.
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Greatest ever Apterites
Replies: 26
Views: 7207

Re: Greatest ever Apterites

Christy Cooper wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:41 pm
Jonathan Wynn is a good player too, I'd definitely place him near the top.
With all due respect to him I'm not sure I'd agree with him being amongst the very top. I don't think he would either in fairness. Top guy though.
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 16th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 14)
Replies: 6
Views: 1245

Re: Spoilers for Monday 16th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 14)

I also bought the latest dictionary today. Well, that you can buy. That should help me get better at countdown! It's the 2012 edition. They said in the bookshop that that's the most up to date version that you can buy! I'm hoping that the online version won't be too much different. Although I could...
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Special event for former contestants?
Replies: 19
Views: 3988

Re: Special event for former contestants?

And if you're the second tallest then who's the tallest? Richard Osman is. It's a little known fact that Richard Osman was on countdown and made the final, losing narrowly to a guy called Harry Peters. However this was never broadcast due to some controversy sadly. The guy on pointless? Yes
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Special event for former contestants?
Replies: 19
Views: 3988

Re: Special event for former contestants?

Owen Carroll wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:57 pm
And if you're the second tallest then who's the tallest?
Richard Osman is. It's a little known fact that Richard Osman was on countdown and made the final, losing narrowly to a guy called Harry Peters. However this was never broadcast due to some controversy sadly.
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 113
Views: 32911

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Owen Carroll wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:04 am
Mark James wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:09 am
Owen Carroll wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:14 pm
What are we supposed to do here?
Watch for death.
No seriously. Please explain the whole thing
1) Watch to see if anyone notable has died.
2) Feel sad/happy/indifferent
3) Report here who has died.
4) If you predicted said person would die, you gain some points.

There you go.