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by Elliott Mellor
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 19th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 9)
Replies: 16
Views: 338

Re: Spoilers for Friday 19th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 9)

KARROID to equal KORADJI in Round 2. Was anyone else rather enraged when Chris went 6 small, given the circumstances? Very glad Rachel managed to come through on that one. Wasn't particularly really, the vast majority are possible and I doubt he new about the record max or whatever. It's sort of li...
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 18th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 8)
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 18th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 8)

MISFARED in Round 8 for me! Yep, I got this too :) Mary's certainly able to hold her own, her only let down is her massive conundrum fallibility - she's not solved any and it's not as if she's had difficult conundrums either. Still, I reckon she's probably capable of octoing, and would love to see ...
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 17th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 7)
Replies: 6
Views: 386

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 17th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 7)

Toby McDonald wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:51 pm
MIDLIFE + Z = FILMIZED for a R11 beater. :)
Completely missed this - excellent spot.
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 17th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 7)
Replies: 6
Views: 386

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 17th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 7)

I notice that the champion asked for one large and five small in the last numbers game. Maybe she got a telling off in the break for always doing it the wrong way round, and quite rightly too. I noticed this - and have to say for some absurd reason it felt really wrong the other way around. I think...
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 16th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 6)
Replies: 7
Views: 543

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 16th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 6)

Tom S wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:50 pm
Though 888 was a bit of a bad miss considering the fact that he had 811 which was a bit more complex.
Have to pick on this - what method did you use that was so complex? There was plenty of easy methods available. I'd say the 888 was harder.
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 16th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 6)
Replies: 7
Views: 543

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 16th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 6)

Surprised Susie didn't extend Mary's NOTATE to ANNOTATE in R1. Bad miss! I was doubting as to whether I was seeing a phantom letter there :D I doubt she missed it - she likely just didn't want to embarrass Mary and so withheld it. If she did miss it though then meh, it's much easier to do sat at ho...
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 15th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 5)
Replies: 6
Views: 532

Re: Spoilers for Monday 15th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 5)

LOWAGER in R13...what a shame Jacob fell at the last hurdle! The episode was recorded at about 2030hrs-ish back on Monday, 23 October 2017 so yeah maybe that explains why... Hate to disappoint but no lowager....LOWAGES though. Does anyone else ever think it'd be amusing if they invited all those gu...
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 4th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 3)
Replies: 4
Views: 601

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 4th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 3)

Very horrendous rounds today - a max of only 118, which I would have got had I seen QUIRLED and not gone for the invalid CLIQUED:(
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 3rd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 2)
Replies: 13
Views: 769

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 3rd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 2)

Also, when Susie says "I think there might be an X...I'll have another look" does she ever actually do this or is it just to save face at the fact there might be an obvious word she's missed? I've never seen them pan back to her.
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 3rd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 2)
Replies: 13
Views: 769

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 3rd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 2)

Anyone else screaming for a vowel in round 13...?
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 3rd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 2)
Replies: 13
Views: 769

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 3rd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 2)

Toby McDonald wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:37 pm
Can anyone explain to me why ROMANITE and TIMEOUT are allowed? Because ROMANITE has a capital R and TIMEOUT is two separate words.
The free dictionary is not really the best source to check dodgy words. I'd just stick to apterous as a source in future ;)
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 3rd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 2)
Replies: 13
Views: 769

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 3rd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 2)

VOLUMED for Round 2...surprising DC missed this. I risked that one though... I considered this strongly but bottled it to be honest. Gonna mention that my dad found RHEOSTAT before me, which is an impressive spot for someone who doesn't practise at all save watching the show in an evening. He's get...
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down?
Replies: 480
Views: 82638

Re: Is Apterous down?

Sean Fletcher wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:27 pm
1 is POSTRENAL
Yup!:)
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down?
Replies: 480
Views: 82638

Re: Is Apterous down?

Bradley Horrocks wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:10 pm
2 is BOATSWAIN. I feel like I know 1 but can't think of it!
It is indeed, well done!
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down?
Replies: 480
Views: 82638

Re: Is Apterous down?

For all you suffering withdrawal symptoms, here are some conundrums to try: 1) PLANTROSE 2) ITWASBOAN 3) MOVETRAIN 4) SIDECLAMP 5) CHEAPDIME Can anyone get all 5? 5.IMPEACHED 4.MISPLACED 3.NORMATIVE (but dodgy) others have stumped me! All 3 correct. The first 2 are quite hard. Heck, we could start ...
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down?
Replies: 480
Views: 82638

Re: Is Apterous down?

For all you suffering withdrawal symptoms, here are some conundrums to try:

1) PLANTROSE
2) ITWASBOAN
3) MOVETRAIN
4) SIDECLAMP
5) CHEAPDIME

Can anyone get all 5?
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 2nd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 1)
Replies: 8
Views: 616

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 2nd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 1)

Just realised I missed NOBLEITE which I have kicked myself for as I've definitely declared it on apterous before.
All my beaters have been said except one: MORUTI in r1.
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down?
Replies: 480
Views: 82638

Re: Is Apterous down?

Down at the moment it seems.
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1024

Re: Deathwatch 2018

The points difference is the same but likelihood of death is different. People are less likely to pick younger people because, even though you would get more points the likelihood of it happening is less. Plus the fact that you can also get a first pick bonus means you're better off focusing on the...
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1024

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Mark James wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:07 pm
Elliott Mellor wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:32 pm
Mark James wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:21 pm

Queen Elizabeth II
I genuinely think she'll still be around if you're doing this in 2028. Ain't a chance she's going soon the amount of care she gets - she can still ride a horse for god's sake.
A lot of my list is based more on hope than expectation.
No, everyone loves the queen!!!
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1024

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Mark James wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:21 pm

Queen Elizabeth II
I genuinely think she'll still be around if you're doing this in 2028. Ain't a chance she's going soon the amount of care she gets - she can still ride a horse for god's sake.
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1024

Re: Deathwatch 2018

If we're gonna suggest rule changes I think 120 is too high. It ruins the risk reward element of going for young people. You may as well just pick a list of people over 90. I know people are living longer than ever but who realistically lives to 120? To get over 20 points for people in their 90s is...
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 509
Views: 38615

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who wear the so called "fashionable" ripped jeans. It looks tacky. What's even more stupid is that they pay full price for these jeans, sometimes even more than an unripped pair. Why don't they just buy a pair of well-worn second-hand jeans from a charity shop or something? It would be much ...
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 13th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 94)
Replies: 23
Views: 2141

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

As a small afterthought, after someone has thought for a while and gone for the 'safe seven', Susie will sometimes ask them what their 'dodgy eight' was. I'd like to see this more often. When they come up with a word it's interesting to find out if it's valid or not. If they don't have a word to of...
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 509
Views: 38615

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who wear the so called "fashionable" ripped jeans. It looks tacky.
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 55
Views: 4020

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Navigate myself, even with any of the various aids out there.
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 22nd December 2017 (Series 77, GRAND FINAL!)
Replies: 12
Views: 1054

Re: Spoilers for Friday 22nd December 2017 (Series 77, GRAND FINAL!)

Excellent final, really well done to both players - it could easily have swung either way. That last numbers game really would have been the turning point and I'm sure on apterous you'd have got it Bradley. Think that gets you series runner up time on apto....(you know what I mean by that!) However,...
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 20th December 2017 (Series 77, SF1)
Replies: 9
Views: 867

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 20th December 2017 (Series 77, SF1)

Interestingly, Tom's 134 comes almost exactly 2 years to the day that Jonathan Wynn compiled his 134, also in his semi final (on 22/12/2015). For almost 2 years no one matched or beat this.
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 20th December 2017 (Series 77, SF1)
Replies: 9
Views: 867

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 20th December 2017 (Series 77, SF1)

Agree with Ray and Eoin, that was a great game. Noel was a very good sport and gave a super show- very unlucky to lose on 10 maxes, but Tom was simply unstoppable today. Noel was winner material but ended up in the wrong series I think! We'll have to see how the rest of the week pans out! Absolutel...
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Game of the Year (GotY) 2017 - nominations
Replies: 8
Views: 1358

Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2017 - nominations

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:29 am
Since this is Apterous' 10th year, could we also do a Game of the Decade?
It's a nice idea but surely it'd be a bit hard to pick a best out of the best games over the past 10 years? it's hard enough doing a game of the year - there's that many high quality games.
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 12th December 2017.
Replies: 1
Views: 525

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 12th December 2017.

PONTAGE to beat POTAGE.
EUGENISTS to beat INGESTS.
A great show again today, the magic tricks make a nice change to an unbroken anecdote - done via very good sleight of hand.
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 11th December 2017.
Replies: 1
Views: 450

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: 516
Views: 70196

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: 851

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: 516
Views: 70196

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: 516
Views: 70196

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: 10002

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: 516
Views: 70196

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: 10002

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: 779

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: 885

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: 1155

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: 728

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: 728

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: 1155

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: 816

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: 934

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: 776

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: 934

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: 1156

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: 577

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: 1124

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: 1673

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: 23
Views: 2141

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: 23
Views: 2141

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: 23
Views: 2141

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: 23
Views: 2141

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: 1673

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)
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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.