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by Elliott Mellor
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 28th June 2017 (Series 76, SF1)
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 28th June 2017 (Series 76, SF1)

I think if he'd got an A or I for the 8th letter he would have done. I agree about SOLARIZED too.

Also, r13 is probably the most welcome an errant Q has ever been for Stephen, since the only way for Annie to win was to beat Stephen with a 9, the nums and 2 conundrums.
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 28th June 2017 (Series 76, SF1)
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 28th June 2017 (Series 76, SF1)

Might Stephen have been fishing for UROKINASE in a certain round.....?
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 27th June 2017 (Series 76, QF4)
Replies: 6
Views: 277

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 27th June 2017 (Series 76, QF4)

ROMANIZE isn't as good as it gets, PROMAZINE is there for 9.
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 26th June 2017 (Series 76, QF3)
Replies: 8
Views: 391

Re: Spoilers for Monday 26th June 2017 (Series 76, QF3)

Can't lie, I wanted Wes to win.
What a cracker of a semi final though, could have swung either way and was very enjoyable to watch. Wonder if Wes had the 9 and didn't risk it?
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 22nd June 2017 (Series 76, QF2)
Replies: 10
Views: 516

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 22nd June 2017 (Series 76, QF2)

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:27 pm
Elliott Mellor wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:46 pm
Glad to see they aren't using ludicrously hard FIBREFILLesque conundrums for the finals
Whilst I agree with the principle, I actually got fibrefill...
Of course you would! I'm talking about us mere mortals having a chance :lol:
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 22nd June 2017 (Series 76, QF2)
Replies: 10
Views: 516

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 22nd June 2017 (Series 76, QF2)

Great stuff Jeff -- were you fishing for PARAKEET in the OPERATE round? Commiserations to Lawrie on keeping it so close, too. I wondered that too. Glad to see they aren't using ludicrously hard FIBREFILLesque conundrums for the finals, instead using ones that you might actually have a chance of get...
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 22nd June 2017 (Series 76, QF2)
Replies: 10
Views: 516

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 22nd June 2017 (Series 76, QF2)

PENITUDE as well in that round. Had AGONALS too as a beater.
Interesting decision not to gamble on the last nums by Lawrie...even if you aren't a strong numbers player it's surely in your best interests to gamble. Was surprised they both didn't get 897 though, though it must be hard in the studio.
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 21st June 2017 (Series 76, QF1)
Replies: 6
Views: 493

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 21st June 2017 (Series 76, QF1)

Excellent play both. TEGULAE as a beater in r2 as well.
CATHOUSE was a very good spot under pressure from James, I was chuffed to spot it at home, not sure if I would have done in the studio!
An exciting contest for sure, I look forward to more!
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 76 Finals - predictions (may contain spoilers)
Replies: 15
Views: 1185

Re: Series 76 Finals - predictions (may contain spoilers)

Interesting looking at the Mack vs Humphries line up. On the letters Annie is certainly stronger based on stats, with Annie getting 40 maxes from 80 and Elliott 30. On the numbers they're pretty much neck and neck, with Annie on 17 maxes from 32 and Elliott on 18 (or 19, if you count not getting the...
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 76 Finals - predictions (may contain spoilers)
Replies: 15
Views: 1185

Re: Series 76 Finals - predictions (may contain spoilers)

Because I have nothing better to do...here are Stephen's stats for the series LETTERS Maxes: 50/80 (62.5%) Raw points: 543/621 (87.4%) NUMBERS Maxes: 28/32 (87.5%) Points: 308/320 (96.3%) CONUNDRUMS Maxes 7/8 (87.5%) Points 70/80 (87.5%) TOTAL Maxes: 85/120 (70.8%) Raw points: 921/1021 (90.2%) Hard ...
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 76 Finals - predictions (may contain spoilers)
Replies: 15
Views: 1185

Re: Series 76 Finals - predictions (may contain spoilers)

Wes's 6s may well prove tough for Moose, who was prone to missing even easy 1l games, so if Wes can nail both his numbers with Moose messing them up then Moose will have a hill to climb. However, Moose's letters are stronger which does give him an obvious advantage considering there's a lot more let...
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 14th June 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 14th June 2017

Toby McDonald wrote:
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:24 pm
Ray Wilding wrote:
Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:45 pm
A lot of 9s available today
PINKWEEDS and CELLAROUS in rounds 5 and 8, but I failed to get the 9 in the IMPLODES round.
I saw PINKWEEDS as well, but I got it after the time was up. :(
Get on apterous innit
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 76 Finals - predictions (may contain spoilers)
Replies: 15
Views: 1185

Re: Series 76 Finals - predictions (may contain spoilers)

My predictions... Quarters Stephen Read (1) v James Slater (8) - Stephen to win by 40-50 points Jeff Clayton (2) v Lawrie Collingwood (7) - Jeff to win by 20-30 points Moose Rosser (3) v Wesley Jardine (6) - Moose by 20-30 points Elliott Mack (4) v Annie Humphries (5) - Could swing either way, but E...
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Have DC guests become worse or have I just become more intolerant?
Replies: 9
Views: 715

Re: Have DC guests become worse or have I just become more intolerant?

It's pretty impossible to please everyone though, what you might hate someone else might love. There's only a very small number of guests who I absolutely cannot stand, which are the ones who seem disinterested and/or are always "I got....(insert obscure word anyone who wasn't an obsessive Countdown...
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 6th June 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 489

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 6th June 2017

Excellent spot on TWOSOMES, I didn't spot it.
INTERPOSE as another 9 in r13
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 5th June 2017 (Series 76, preliminary 103)
Replies: 0
Views: 488

Spoilers for Monday 5th June 2017 (Series 76, preliminary 103)

EDICULAR as a beater in round 2, not sure if there was any other beaters available in rounds but I'd doubt it.
Ellen wasn't actually a bad contestant, it's a shame she was let down by her numbers.
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1821
Views: 106525

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Hello! I'm Dan, I've been playing on Apterous since roughly the start of 2017 and I'm loving it! At the moment I'm just playing for fun, especially with important exams coming up (A Levels + STEP) but my end goal one day is to become a series champion (I'm not nearly at that level yet but I'm willi...
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1821
Views: 106525

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Hello! My name is Toby McDonald and I am a very big fan of Countdown. I have been watching Countdown for quite a while and I started playing more seriously in 2013. I used to watch it before though, as early as the Des Lynam era. However, I was born in 2001, so I didn't get to watch many programmes...
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 1st June
Replies: 9
Views: 739

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 1st June

Toby McDonald wrote:
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:15 pm
I got OUTARMED as a beater in R12.
Nice spot. I was convinced that my 7 wouldn't be the best there.
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 1st June
Replies: 9
Views: 739

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 1st June

I've watched it back and the conversation basically goes like this: Dan: If you got - IRONIC's in there, can you throw an AL on the end? Can you make IRONICAL? Susie: Ah, that's always the big debate. Dan: Is this a regular Countdown debate? Susie: Not in Countdown, but it's in the dictionary, yes....
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 1st June
Replies: 9
Views: 739

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 1st June

Also, do we reckon Dan got all the words he was implying he got?
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 1st June
Replies: 9
Views: 739

Spoilers for Thursday 1st June

Susie seemed to imply IRONICAL wouldn't have been allowed had it been declared, yet it's perfectly fine on apterous. It seemed she said "Yeah, not on Countdown but it's in the dictionary" when asked if it was okay.
CILANTRO as an equaller in the same round.
by Elliott Mellor
Tue May 30, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 30 May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 99)
Replies: 4
Views: 713

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 30 May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 99)

You could tell how apologetic Moose felt towards the end of the game today, it was becoming a little bit embarrassing for the challenger. Particularly in the HUNTED/HAUNTED round Moose seemed really sorry. I also wondered whether Moose deliberately didn't declare an 8 in the ANOINTER/REANOINT round ...
by Elliott Mellor
Mon May 29, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 29 May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 98)
Replies: 3
Views: 605

Re: Spoilers for Monday 29 May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 98)

The infamous Fellesque GERONTIC as an equaller in the INTERCOM round. Love the word GERONTIC.
by Elliott Mellor
Sat May 20, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Irritable vowel syndrome
Replies: 8
Views: 746

Re: Irritable vowel syndrome

Great topic to start with I guess.
Serves him right for his consonant-loving ways. And it produced a beautiful HETAIRA.
by Elliott Mellor
Thu May 18, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 16th May.
Replies: 5
Views: 699

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 16th May.

Congrats to Stephen on becoming an octochamp, a member of the 900 club and also the all centuries club :D Think TRILOGUES was there in the OUTLIERS round. Shame you had to suffer the most boring dictionary guest I've ever witnessed for the last part of your run. Gives the impression he'd rather be ...
by Elliott Mellor
Tue May 16, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 16th May.
Replies: 5
Views: 699

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 16th May.

He must be fairly high up on the max % and number of maxes list...he hardly missed a thing!
by Elliott Mellor
Tue May 16, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 16th May.
Replies: 5
Views: 699

Spoilers for Tuesday 16th May.

Congrats to Stephen on becoming an octochamp, a member of the 900 club and also the all centuries club :D Think TRILOGUES was there in the OUTLIERS round. Shame you had to suffer the most boring dictionary guest I've ever witnessed for the last part of your run. Gives the impression he'd rather be e...
by Elliott Mellor
Wed May 10, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 10 May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 86)
Replies: 6
Views: 817

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 10 May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 86)

Aye, he's been unlucky to have a fair few bad selections and only one (relatively obscure) 9 thus far. Still on track to get 888, which is more than respectable.
by Elliott Mellor
Wed May 03, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 3rd May 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 714

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 3rd May 2017

2nd nums (within time too!)
(25*100-7)/(2+1)-9=822
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 24th April 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1270

Re: Spoilers for Monday, 24th April 2017

MOUSERY available in the MOUSER round, surprised DC didn't pick up on this.

Nick clearly fudged that last numbers game. "Twen--ty fi-ve timeeees twooo"
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 19th April 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1685

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 19th April 2017

Berkan seemed somewhat surprised when Rachel said that 77*12=924. Makes you wonder if he had perhaps miscalculated It as something like 914 and added on the 10 after, but just blagged that that was his final step when Rachel said 924. The way he said it certainly didn't make it sound like that was h...
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 17th April 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1261

Re: Spoilers for Monday 17th April 2017

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:15 pm
Tony Atkins wrote:
Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:09 pm
Lucky that "unwashing" was invalid as if he had gone for it, and it was valid, he would have scored 0 for using the N twice.
0 points is 0 points, whether it's disallowed for one reason or two!
Or even three, as I believe has happened on the show before.
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 17th April 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1261

Re: Spoilers for Monday 17th April 2017

COLIN XII attendees who are good at Touchdown may have seen the exceptionally rare 9 that was one letter out in the DIOXIN round... I actually did spot that it would have been there but for one letter, which made me look very smart lol. Anyone else get the impression that Berkan is really nervous?
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 135
Views: 10042

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Possibly not a great surprise but Emma Marano - formerly the world's oldest person - has died today at the age of 117. I think this also means that the only people who are living now were born in or after 1900 (but will have to check that out). I thought she might reach 118, but having followed all...
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 13th April
Replies: 0
Views: 977

Spoilers for Thursday 13th April

Just feel it's worth mentioning that OUTLIED was spelt perfectly backwards on the board.... :)
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 12th April 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1143

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 12th April 2017

ISOGENIC as a beater in the last letters round.

I was rooting for the challenger to win today, he was so cheerful :)
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 6th April 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 829

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 6th April 2017

Loved his consonants did today's challenger. 6C3V every time urgh.
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Going on TV:- What is the timeline?
Replies: 19
Views: 2956

Re: Going on TV:- What is the timeline?

Good luck with your audition today, L'oisleatch McGraw!
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 4 April 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 61)
Replies: 4
Views: 1031

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 4 April 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 61)

My dad, who normally is quite bad at the game and comes up with loads of invalid words, walked in the room in r10, looked at the screen and instantly said "what about RETINOL for 7?". Not the max, but still a pretty good find.
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 3rd April 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 885

Re: Spoilers for Monday 3rd April 2017

"An inverted L please Rachel"...come on....what's wrong with "3 large and 3 small"?

However, a very well deserved win and well done on octochampdom and number1seeddom Jeff:-)
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 29 March 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 841

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 29 March 2017

A blip today for Jeff today, though I'm sure he needn't worry.
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 14 March 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1211

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday March 14

Aye, it certainly sounded like it. Didn't really affect the outcome of the match luckily. Perhaps Nick had just become accustomed to him being a good player and so assumed he'd said the right answer. The only possible thing this could affect is what seed he is for the finals, though fortunately the ...
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 13 March 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 871

Re: Spoilers for Monday 13 March 2017

Believe PILOTARI is okay though B-)
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday 8th March 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 694

Re: Wednesday 8th March 2017

Tough conundrum today!
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 6 March 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 608

Re: Spoilers for Monday 6 March 2017

TRIGONAL as well in that round
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 1st March 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1306

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 1st March 2017

Method for first nums for the 4 largers:
((100+6)*3*75+50)/25
Well in time as well, though really it's just standard 4l stuff.
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ways to improve your Countdowning skills...
Replies: 11
Views: 2249

Re: Best ways to improve your Countdowning skills...

I've always thought the largest simple improvement the average contestant could make is to learn how to do 'one large'. 1. If your solution starts with, say, 100x6=600 you can multiply any of the other numbers by 6 as well - (100-4)x6=576. 2. If your solution starts with, say, 100x3x2=600 you can m...
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ways to improve your Countdowning skills...
Replies: 11
Views: 2249

Re: Best ways to improve your Countdowning skills...

This is going to be a good read this thread I think, I could certainly use some help!
#milesawayfromserieschamp
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Warning
Replies: 5
Views: 808

Re: Warning

What exactly were the 'apterous lessons' meant to be? Surely you learn yourself by playing apterous? As a relative newby here if someone had offered me 'apterous lessons' for any amount of money I'd have declined rather firmly. That's not to say I think it's right for anyone to be conned out of mone...
by Elliott Mellor
Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterites who have yet to appear on Countdown
Replies: 44
Views: 3569

Re: Apterites who have yet to appear on Countdown

I know I am always in awe watching the better contestants, and a few years ago when I didn't really watch Countdown I still watched Countdown for a few days in one series when I had happened to accidentally tune in when someone amazing was playing and I was in awe at how good they were. I even watch...
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 16th February 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 661

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 16th February 2017

What I would give for Rachel to, just once, say something like 'Asia' next time someone says 'Continent' instead of 'Consonant'.
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 13 February 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 25)
Replies: 4
Views: 788

Re: Spoilers for Monday 13 February 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 25)

Nice to see APTEROUS make an appearance :)
Even if there was a 9 there with SPORULATE.
by Elliott Mellor
Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 465
Views: 57421

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

620-itis is probably stemmed from his horrible numbers game miss with a target of 620. I had a weird dream last night...I dreamt that I'd gone to see a Countdown recording with a family friend, which for some reason was in the hall of my college. Just as I sat down, I received a text of Damian Eadie...
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: The Future Of Recaps
Replies: 15
Views: 2255

Re: The Future Of Recaps

I's be happy to do some recaps, though it appears that this subforum has long since ended :(
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 6th February 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 537

Re: Spoilers for Monday 6th February 2017

A fine accolade in solving all 8 conundrums, with terrific speed too!
Well done Elliott Mack!
by Elliott Mellor
Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 486
Views: 28988

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Don't say that. Furthermore, what's done on apto stays on apto I think is the general consensus. Don't dwell on it.
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 465
Views: 57421

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

I've been infected by the bug it seems... Only a short dream, but a very peculiar one nonetheless. It starts on apterous where I'm chatting away to people on there when out of the blue Giles Hutchings tells me he needs my help on something. It turns out he's got £1000000 to improve University Challe...
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 31 January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 16)
Replies: 1
Views: 318

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 31 January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 16)

Have to say I was a little annoyed that Elliott Mack tried to play a dirty tactic earlier on, I'm pretty sure he didn't have an 8 there. However, his conundrum speed is really something, certainly not someone you'd want to face in crucial!
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 26 January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 13)
Replies: 7
Views: 568

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 26 January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 13)

If I can be bothered either later or tomorrow, I'll do some analysis on average number of darrens, max etc per episode this series vs last and see if there is any noticeable difference. It certainly seems that way, a lot more duplicated letters in rounds for certain. Wonder why this is.