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by Elliott Mellor
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 21st June 2018 (Series 78, SF2)
Replies: 17
Views: 322

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 21st June 2018 (Series 78, SF2)

The trick Paul did is fairly simple to work out, but effective nonetheless :)
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 21st June 2018 (Series 78, SF2)
Replies: 17
Views: 322

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 21st June 2018 (Series 78, SF2)

Dougie was a strong contender, however because of Philip's MONRADITE spot in R2, it was all but impossible to beat him. I disagree. There were a few rounds that he missed gettable maxes on and had Dougie got r14 he'd have forced a crucial. It wasn't the strongest performance we've seen from him, bu...
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 20th June 2018 (Series 78, SF1)
Replies: 13
Views: 463

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 20th June 2018 (Series 78, SF1)

Owen Carroll wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:27 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:50 pm
Owen Carroll wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:11 pm

What seemed alright? I meant Phil.
Me too. I thought Phil seemed alright.
Phil Davies had a bit of a smug look on his face.
Owen Carroll wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:27 pm

I don't mean to sound cocky it's just I'm really good at countdown.
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 21st June 2018 (Series 78, SF2)
Replies: 17
Views: 322

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 21st June 2018 (Series 78, SF2)

R14 was interesting - Philip seemed surprised that 84*8 was 672, leading me to believe he'd miscalculated it and just fudged 670 from there (unless you wanted to be further from the target you'd surely stop at 672) . Not that it would have made any difference in the end, but certainly raises the iss...
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 21st June 2018 (Series 78, SF2)
Replies: 17
Views: 322

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 21st June 2018 (Series 78, SF2)

Paul's always one of my favourite dc guests - love the involvement of everyone and light heartedness as opposed to just a turgid anecdote about something that happened to them when they were in Aberdeen 6 years ago.
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 20th June 2018 (Series 78, SF1)
Replies: 13
Views: 463

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 20th June 2018 (Series 78, SF1)

Wow that was a close game! Very well done to Zarte for holding his nerve, disagree being disallowed was very unlucky. Nice to see Zarte go through to the grand final though, it's very well deserved :) Well done to Phil too though, a performance like that would have won most matches...just not agains...
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 15th June 2018 (Series 78, QF2)
Replies: 14
Views: 1001

Re: Spoilers for Friday 15th June 2018 (Series 78, QF2)

Thoroughly enjoyable game to watch, one of the best I've ever seen so very well done chaps. :) It's a great shame anyone had to lose that. Firstly, congratulations to Philip - that was excellent play by you, you'd have been a very tough opponent to anyone playing like that (ARONIA under pressure was...
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 70
Views: 2339

Re: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

QF1: Zarte to win by 100 points QF2: Philip to win by 100 points QF3: Chris to win by 100 points QF4: Phil to win by 100 points SF1: Zarte to win by 100 points SF2: Philip to win by 100 points GF: Zarte to win by 100 points Mine was very similar to this tbh, except I think the second QF will only b...
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 70
Views: 2339

Re: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

The point is that with your current scoring everyone should pick who they think is going to win, and then say that they'll win by infinite points. That way if you're right you get infinite points, and if you're wrong you lose nothing. The system last time was that Martin put some predictions to sta...
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 70
Views: 2339

Re: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

Marc Meakin wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:14 pm
Elliott Mellor wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:53 am
Owen Carroll wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:44 pm

When I said I mean none of them, I meant none of them had been on. The people mark mentioned
What a startling revelation. Also, who is Mark Desks?
A classroom graffiti artist
Have an imaginary post like.
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 70
Views: 2339

Re: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

What do you mean would we like his game? I mean if you all would like to play his game which he had in Series 77 which is what I posted. Oh, once the final start airing, you cannot change our predictions as well! What game did he have in s77? If you took time to actually read the thread as opposed ...
by Elliott Mellor
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 70
Views: 2339

Re: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

I was a bit vague with my wording and I meant to ask whether all the finalists were present at recordings, in case a person had withdrawn for whatever reason, but my comment was a bit of an open goal for joke taking :) I meant the joke. I was asking mark desks if he was joking when he said those na...
by Elliott Mellor
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: COC timeline
Replies: 42
Views: 4520

Re: COC timeline

Owen Carroll wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:56 pm

Yeah I had a feeling moose mightn't show up for the coc! Dunno why cause I thought he enjoyed it. Anyone else think he was a slightly sore loser?
No.
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: COC timeline
Replies: 42
Views: 4520

Re: COC timeline

Could we maybe have a list of who'll be in it? If people don't want spoilers or anything you could just send it to me privately? Nobody who's in s79 would be in it right? Like how nobody from s73 was in the last one? It is all Series 73 to 78 players Yes, they're having to extend it by quite a bit ...
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1883
Views: 129157

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

If you said MISS ILERY, (pronounced like Clinton's wife, MISS HILARY), then you'd be fine, as the vowels fit despite the pronunciation. Anything else could be dubious and we'd most likely DQ it. Thanks a lot But you know I'm not pronouncing it with the h right? Of course they know that, considering...
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 4th June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 103)
Replies: 14
Views: 747

Re: Spoilers for Monday 4th June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 103)

Toby McDonald wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:22 pm
Elliott Mellor wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:26 pm
NEWBIE to beat PENNE (spotted by my mum as opposed to me, actually).
OZAENAS to beat SEASON.
Came here to post these exact 2 words but you beat me to it, grr. :P
Hehe :)
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 4th June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 103)
Replies: 14
Views: 747

Re: Spoilers for Monday 4th June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 103)

Tom S wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:33 pm
Certainly not the strongest finalist I have seen but I have enjoyed watching her, though there are about 4/5 people who would be more deserving of her spot in the final.
Yeah she certainly hasn't been one of the strongest contestants I've seen, but that's the way the cookie crumbles sometimes.
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 4th June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 103)
Replies: 14
Views: 747

Re: Spoilers for Monday 4th June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 103)

NEWBIE to beat PENNE (spotted by my mum as opposed to me, actually).
OZAENAS to beat SEASON.
by Elliott Mellor
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1883
Views: 129157

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

max from ASDIROSNE?
by Elliott Mellor
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1883
Views: 129157

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Great thanks! Cause it was just the I was spelt like th I in it instead of I on its own. Is that ok? I had the spelling right? I've no idea what you're saying here, but as far as I'm aware as long as you could spell it then they'd accept it. Sometimes if there's doubt then you may be asked "how are...
by Elliott Mellor
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1883
Views: 129157

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:53 pm
He spelt it with a lower case i? Anyway I don't expect they would ask if you've used capitals or not.
I still don't get it...he spelt it MiSSiLERY?
Very strange question to ask.
by Elliott Mellor
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 1st June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 102)
Replies: 15
Views: 875

Re: Spoilers for Friday 1st June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 102)

Cool Imagine if your daughter beat Zarte in every round in the finals? Come end of June I would still only be imagining it. She's yet to master the 7x table, never mind the 175x table. Not to mention that it would require Zarte to get no maxes at all, which is extremely unlikely considering he aver...
by Elliott Mellor
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1883
Views: 129157

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Hey guys, something that's bothering me, I spotted the conundrum in the s77 final but pronounced it wrong. Is there any evidence that proves they would have accepted it if I was there? If you could spell it correctly, I think they'd accept it. It's all about the spelling. It doesn't matter what you...
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: While y'all wait...
Replies: 168
Views: 7223

Re: While y'all wait...

Owen Carroll wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:18 pm
Elliott Mellor wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:08 pm
Owen Carroll wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:42 pm

How many maxes you got there Toby?
15, believe it or not.
Wow. That is seriously impressive. You're not no.2 seed for nothing.
Isn't it. He was that confident he even put "answers" at the top ;)
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: While y'all wait...
Replies: 168
Views: 7223

Re: While y'all wait...

Answers: 1. NEUROPTER (18) 2. ADNEXED, DUODENA (25) 3. ((8*6*4*10)+6)/2 (35) (88% difficulty) 4. NORMALITY (53) 5. BAOJIA (59) 6. (100*7)+6 (69) (11% difficulty) 7. PAREMIA, PREMIUM, URAEMIA (76) 8. NANOBOTS (84) 9. ((25+1)*4*(7+1))+2 (94) (85% difficulty) 10. TURFIEST (102) 11. OPALEYES (110) 12. ...
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: While y'all wait...
Replies: 168
Views: 7223

Re: While y'all wait...

In case anyone fancies a bash at some more rounds... R1 - Letters - PROEUNTER R2 - Letters - AUOENDDXE R3 - Numbers - 10 8 6 4 6 2 @963 R4 - Letters - AOIMNRTLY R5 - Letters - AOOAIJFBK R6 - Numbers - 100 2 1 5 6 7 @ 706 R7 - Letters - AEIMRPAUM R8 - Letters - AOOBNTSNN R9 - Numbers - 25 4 7 2 1 1 ...
by Elliott Mellor
Thu May 31, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: While y'all wait...
Replies: 168
Views: 7223

Re: While y'all wait...

In case anyone fancies a bash at some more rounds... R1 - Letters - PROEUNTER R2 - Letters - AUOENDDXE R3 - Numbers - 10 8 6 4 6 2 @963 R4 - Letters - AOIMNRTLY R5 - Letters - AOOAIJFBK R6 - Numbers - 100 2 1 5 6 7 @ 706 R7 - Letters - AEIMRPAUM R8 - Letters - AOOBNTSNN R9 - Numbers - 25 4 7 2 1 1 @...
by Elliott Mellor
Thu May 31, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 78 Ramblings and Spoilers....
Replies: 4
Views: 547

Re: Series 78 Ramblings and Spoilers....

Philip over Toby (though it will be a cracker I think, yet can see it going the other way) This definitely would be a match that could swing either way, as both players have their respective strengths (Toby's word knowledge is phenomenal, but Philip probably just about edges on consistency etc) Wha...
by Elliott Mellor
Thu May 31, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 78 Ramblings and Spoilers....
Replies: 4
Views: 547

Re: Series 78 Ramblings and Spoilers....

Only two at most of Zarte, Philip and Toby will make the semis unfortunately...feel bad for whichever one doesn't.
by Elliott Mellor
Wed May 30, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 29th May 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 715

Re: Spoilers for 29th May 2018

Owen Carroll wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 10:20 am
Owen Carroll wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 10:20 am
Ian Fitzpatrick wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 9:32 am


Can't think why dotage wouldn't be valid!
Cool. Thanks
But I meant dotages
It might be worth investing in an OED subscription....or even better, an apterous subscription :)
by Elliott Mellor
Wed May 30, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 555
Views: 92813

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

No sure what happened after this, but I'm sort of disappointed it ended and really hope the queen actually does watch Countdown. She does: http://royalcentral.co.uk/uk/thequeen/tv-star-reveals-the-queens-favourite-television-programme-that-she-never-misses-85735 I thought I'd read somewhere she did!
by Elliott Mellor
Wed May 30, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 555
Views: 92813

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Dreamt last night that my family (definitely me, my mum, my dad and my sister...may have been more) had been invited to the royal wedding of Harry and Meghan because we were somehow related to Meghan. However, chaos erupts when the sound system at the wedding goes in the middle of one of the hymns (...
by Elliott Mellor
Tue May 29, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 28th May 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 974

Re: Spoilers for Monday 28th May 2018

APTEROUS was there in one round!!!! :D
by Elliott Mellor
Tue May 29, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1883
Views: 129157

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Owen Carroll wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 10:16 pm
Elliott Mellor wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 11:58 am
Owen Carroll wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 11:23 am
Hello. Big fan of countdown
Welcome! :)

Have you considered signing up to apterous?
Elliott are you the one that's gonna be on in series 79?
With any luck:D
by Elliott Mellor
Sun May 27, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 4th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 83)
Replies: 14
Views: 1575

Re: Spoilers for Friday 4th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 83)

Toby do you have autism? If you do I'll be rooting for you to win the final. But I don't wanna know anything about the finals. Don't you think that's a bit of a personal question to ask? Sure I have autism as well. That's why I was asking. Cause I want an autistic series champion. There's been a fa...
by Elliott Mellor
Sun May 27, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 4th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 83)
Replies: 14
Views: 1575

Re: Spoilers for Friday 4th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 83)

Owen Carroll wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 4:19 pm
Toby do you have autism? If you do I'll be rooting for you to win the final. But I don't wanna know anything about the finals.
Don't you think that's a bit of a personal question to ask?
by Elliott Mellor
Sat May 26, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1883
Views: 129157

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Owen Carroll wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 8:23 pm
How do I become a recapped?
It's sort of not really as much a thing as it used to be. If you're really interested speak to James Robinson/Johnny Canuck.
by Elliott Mellor
Sat May 26, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1883
Views: 129157

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Owen Carroll wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 7:59 pm
My name doesn't appear in the select yourself option for recaps. Why not?
You aren't a recapper.
by Elliott Mellor
Sat May 26, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 25th May 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 800

Re: Spoilers for 25th May 2018

Owen Carroll wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 1:52 pm
If I was in that episode I would have won! Assuming novates and tripod would have been allowed?
Both fine, congrats :)
by Elliott Mellor
Sat May 26, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 5th March 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1165

Re: Spoilers for Monday 5th March 2018

Owen Carroll wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 8:17 pm
Not to show off but I beat Zarte in r9
Erm...great?
by Elliott Mellor
Sat May 26, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever contestants
Replies: 484
Views: 79685

Re: Best ever contestants

1: Dylan Taylor 2: Zarte Siempre 3: Conor Travers 4:Kirk Bevins 5: Chris Davies 6: Julian Fell 7: Craig Beevers 8: Jack Hurst 9: Giles hutchings 10: Jen Steadmen I think the list of players is more or less similar to mine, but I wouldn't put them in that order. Be interesting to hear your logic for...
by Elliott Mellor
Sat May 26, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1883
Views: 129157

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Owen Carroll wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 11:23 am
Hello. Big fan of countdown
Welcome! :)

Have you considered signing up to apterous?
by Elliott Mellor
Sun May 20, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Where are They Now ?
Replies: 44
Views: 2520

Re: Where are They Now ?

Anyone know the whereabouts of Paul Gallen, or Fell's conqueror Graham Nash?

If I recall rightly, Fell himself is working as a lawyer nowadays?
by Elliott Mellor
Sun May 20, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 18th May 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1102

Re: Spoilers for 18th May 2018

Tom S wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 10:02 pm
Elliott Mellor wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 7:53 pm
Only just got chance to watch this....think VETTURINO is there in one round?

Anyways, congratulations to Paul on octoing, a thoroughly likable contestant:D
Only one T :)
Oops :lol:
by Elliott Mellor
Sat May 19, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 18th May 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1102

Re: Spoilers for 18th May 2018

Only just got chance to watch this....think VETTURINO is there in one round?

Anyways, congratulations to Paul on octoing, a thoroughly likable contestant:D
by Elliott Mellor
Mon May 14, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down?
Replies: 496
Views: 95843

Re: Is Apterous down?

Extremely laggy at the moment...
by Elliott Mellor
Sun May 13, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1911

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2018

I think the leaderboard last night is just a demonstration of how horribly contrived the contest has become. Whilst perhaps our song wasn't winner material, there is absolutely no way it was bottom 3 at all considering some of the entries there was. It's probably the most disappointing Eurovision I'...
by Elliott Mellor
Tue May 08, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 8th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 85)
Replies: 13
Views: 1794

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 8th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 85)

Excellent stuff Toby - massive congrats on octoing with all centuries :)

Is 3 times the record for most times declaring the same word on air? You and your boaties ;)
by Elliott Mellor
Fri May 04, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 4th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 83)
Replies: 14
Views: 1575

Re: Spoilers for Friday 4th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 83)

Excellent game again Toby - certainly producing the good words! :) 6 games...6 centuries! I did get 943 in r14 (just) in time: ((8+6)*8-10)*9+25. Cheers Ell! Great numbers solve! :) Cheers Toby :) Your oppo today was holding his own on the letters for sure....could have been capable of winning a fe...
by Elliott Mellor
Fri May 04, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 4th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 83)
Replies: 14
Views: 1575

Re: Spoilers for Friday 4th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 83)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 1:40 pm
Phil's one of my favourite guests, but I'm calling bullshit on his claim that 1 in 3 people live to 100.
Will live to 100. They don't right now but in the future it's thought it will be true.
by Elliott Mellor
Fri May 04, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 4th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 83)
Replies: 14
Views: 1575

Re: Spoilers for Friday 4th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 83)

Excellent game again Toby - certainly producing the good words! :)
6 games...6 centuries!

I did get 943 in r14 (just) in time: ((8+6)*8-10)*9+25.
by Elliott Mellor
Thu May 03, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 3rd May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 82)
Replies: 9
Views: 1107

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 3rd May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 82)

Wished I'd picked a final vowel in R11 for OUTLINEAR, etc, but didn't notice that at the time. Was actually fishing for a D for ROUNDTAIL. Also, DC got SARCOID in R13 but they must have cut it out for some reason. I was wondering why you didn't fish for it too - and it would have been there. Still,...
by Elliott Mellor
Tue May 01, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 1st May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 80)
Replies: 5
Views: 1081

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 1st May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 80)

Excellent stuff again from the teaser monster. Been operating at 89.6% of the max so far, and 30 maximums from 45 - so very impressive work :)
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 26th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 78)
Replies: 13
Views: 1448

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 26th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 78)

Brilliant game today, really excellent by both - 11 maxes by Toby too if I counted right. PARTOOK in particular was excellent, didn't see that one :) Best game of the series so far I think. Cheers Ell! PARTOOK was a lucky last second spot. :P They all count, last second or not ;) Looking forward to...
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 26th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 78)
Replies: 13
Views: 1448

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 26th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 78)

Brilliant game today, really excellent by both - 10 maxes by Toby too if I counted right. PARTOOK in particular was excellent, didn't see that one :)
Best game of the series so far I think.
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 16th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 70)
Replies: 17
Views: 1748

Re: Spoilers for Monday 16th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 70)

Thanks. Nick should be explaining these though. In case you can't figure them out? Basically. It's not like there's a second teatime teaser where you have to figure out the meaning. It's supposed to all become clear when it's revealed. I suppose it wouldn't be too hard to mention the meaning, but t...
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 16th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 70)
Replies: 17
Views: 1748

Re: Spoilers for Monday 16th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 70)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:54 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:44 pm
There are no vowels in RHYTHM
Thanks. Nick should be explaining these though.
In case you can't figure them out?
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 555
Views: 92813

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Had a dream last night that I attended co:Manchester, which for some reason was being held outside the gate of the back of my house (the place is absolutely overrun with those tall plants that are those plants that explode seeds when you touch their pods in this dream). The new format is introduced,...
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
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Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Had one 2 nights ago where I was participating in the crystal maze. My team definitely included Bradley Horrocks and Tim Down. Richard O'Brien may have been hosting it. We'd arrived at out last zone and at this point had won 5 crystals, which was attributed to us doing exceptionally well in the firs...
by Elliott Mellor
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
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Views: 92813

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Dreamt the night before last that me and a team of people (possibly including some apterites) had been selected to play some sort of American professional sport thing. I started practising this and I can only describe it as some sort of cross between hockey, golf and words (it seems the main part of...