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by Noel Mc
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday, 3 October 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 805

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Came on for Round 6 numbers. Same as above :)
by Noel Mc
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Oxford Anagram Finder
Replies: 7
Views: 1019

Re: Oxford Anagram Finder

Well spotted!
Replace Words with Letters.
by Noel Mc
Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Oxford Anagram Finder
Replies: 7
Views: 1019

Re: Oxford Anagram Finder

Could be useful to learn some words (obviously not check them)
by Noel Mc
Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Oxford Anagram Finder
Replies: 7
Views: 1019

Re: Oxford Anagram Finder

It's got 9 chapters, unimaginatively titled 'Four Words' through to 'Twelve Words'. Each chapter is basically just a list of words arranged in alphabetical order (once they themselves have been rearranged. Four Words starts with: AAAB - ABBA BABA AABC - CABA AABD - BAA'D AABG - AGBA Not gonna lie, i...
by Noel Mc
Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Oxford Anagram Finder
Replies: 7
Views: 1019

Oxford Anagram Finder

Someone in work gave me a copy of the above mentioned anagram book, published by Oxford in 1999. Anyone have any idea of its validity?
by Noel Mc
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 13th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 51)
Replies: 2
Views: 629

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 13th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 51)

I logged on for DIPTEROUS. Unsurprised that's it here already!
by Noel Mc
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday September 11th
Replies: 2
Views: 668

Re: Spoilers for Monday September 11th

R3 alt numbers
(75x8-9x50+7)x5
by Noel Mc
Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 7th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 47)
Replies: 3
Views: 776

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 7th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 47)

My early guess is no. A better numbers player could have caused a 34 point swing by nailing all the numbers rounds. I'm sure I'll be proven wrong though! The conundrum was a super spot though!
by Noel Mc
Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Wrong Time
Replies: 2
Views: 619

Wrong Time

This could just be me, but when I'm on this site, the time always displays as an hour behind. It is currently 16.05, but this will post as 15.05. A problem with daylight savings?
by Noel Mc
Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 36)
Replies: 15
Views: 1254

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

I knew I picked a final vowel in R1 for a reason!

It was wrecking my head as to why, but could not remember! I wanted an O for SEQUOIA.
by Noel Mc
Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 24 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 38)
Replies: 7
Views: 897

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

Most of the conundrum was spent thinking 'Oh crap, I need this for 800!'
by Noel Mc
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 36)
Replies: 15
Views: 1254

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

R1 was dumb. Shoulda picked a final consonant.
R7 I wanted an E for WAYSIDE :)
R13 I wanted an A for FOLIATES :( Foiliest was dumb.

If we're talking about maxing your score though, picking 4L the whole time is pretty dumb.
by Noel Mc
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 21st August 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 649

Re: Spoilers for Monday 21st August 2017

Can I blame tiredness for the numbers? I had 526 in R9. R14 was just embarrassing.
by Noel Mc
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 16 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 32)
Replies: 9
Views: 769

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 16 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 32)

GUNLESS and OUTFEED were both risks as well! The other guy had gunless written down if i remember correctly.
by Noel Mc
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 16 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 32)
Replies: 9
Views: 769

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 16 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 32)

I saw 2x300 pretty quickly and just got stuck on that to be honest, couldnt look at anything else the rest of the time. Whilst my competitor thought i went 'round the houses' im pretty sure we both used all the numbers, so he can suck it.
by Noel Mc
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday, 15th August 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 965

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday, 15th August 2017

They didn't show it, but Nick actually asked me what it meant. I feigned ignorance and shrugged my shoulders. He asked Susie but she said she would tell him later.

I met a few of pupils at Tesco yesterday and me FAPPING on TV is big news it seems.
by Noel Mc
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 11th August 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1790

Re: Spoilers for Friday 11th August 2017

I think if she realised she had one thing and changed after she buzzed thats grand. There was no deceit intended when originally buzzing.
by Noel Mc
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday, 15th August 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 965

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday, 15th August 2017

Thats mostly fear in my voice to be honest!
by Noel Mc
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday, 15th August 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 965

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday, 15th August 2017

I was desperately trying to find anything else other than FAPS.

Some shocking number rounds from me so far.
by Noel Mc
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 9 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 27)
Replies: 9
Views: 742

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 9 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 27)

I came here to post a numbers solve, but Zarte already posted it :(
by Noel Mc
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 27 July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 186)
Replies: 21
Views: 1776

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 27 July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 186)

Tim Down wrote:
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:40 pm
Fair enough. I thought I should probably have kept my half-formed, speculative opinions on this particular player's conundrums to myself and I wish I had done now. Sorry everyone.
Well done for acknowledging your failings. You are forgiven.
by Noel Mc
Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 39
Views: 7479

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

I wonder if he will change tactic for the numbers come the final?
by Noel Mc
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Curious about the CD recording process
Replies: 24
Views: 2061

Re: Curious about the CD recording process

Just regarding the Irish thing: I was specifically put first on the Monday so that if I did manage 8, I could still fly home early on Tuesday evening.
by Noel Mc
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 26 July 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 967

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 26 July 2017

I thought his R9 solve was awesome!
by Noel Mc
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 24 July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 15)
Replies: 9
Views: 919

Re: Spoilers for Monday 24 July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 15)

If he had a 6 in the round he risked spokier, there would have been a crucial conundrum. Maybe he might have been more competitive in the conundrum? All surmising though!

The champion was poorer than usual at the numbers today. I reckon that could be tiredness though!
by Noel Mc
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Curious about the CD recording process
Replies: 24
Views: 2061

Re: Curious about the CD recording process

Although your theory would make sense as it would allow an evening's notice in order to get a standby contestant should someone Octo.
by Noel Mc
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Curious about the CD recording process
Replies: 24
Views: 2061

Re: Curious about the CD recording process

I was on the first show of the day, my audition must have sucked!
by Noel Mc
Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 39
Views: 7479

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

Tom was awesome. Not overly surprised that his 7th game was close, the strength of his opponent being one factor, but also that it was his fifth episode in a row, probably filmed at about 8pm at night!

I'm up on the 15th of August, but 24 episodes before that!
by Noel Mc
Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 26th June 2017 (Series 76, QF3)
Replies: 8
Views: 925

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

Crackin game! Poor numbers, but added to the excitement
by Noel Mc
Wed May 17, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The Countdown App
Replies: 7
Views: 2650

Re: The Countdown App

Marc Meakin wrote:
Fri May 12, 2017 1:12 pm
Other apps are available too
Any of them particularly good?
by Noel Mc
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 24th April 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1402

Re: Spoilers for Monday, 24th April 2017

I know I overcomplicate number rounds at times, but doing 25/5 to get 5 is just dumb.
by Noel Mc
Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll
Replies: 81
Views: 7012

Re: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll

Paul Worsley wrote:
Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:52 am
Anthony Endsor wrote:
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:02 pm
. I'm sure we've all heard of the Ronan Keating song - you say it best 'when you say nothing at all' :lol:
It's an Alison Krauss song. Ronan Keating hasn't got any songs.
Never heard 'Life is a Rollercoaster'? Quality tune
by Noel Mc
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll
Replies: 81
Views: 7012

Re: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll

I think in NI, what happened in the last Assembly Election will continue. Unionism is on the wane here. The Alliance party in particular are nabbing most of the moderate UUP supporters. DUP may grow slightly in their share of the vote, but only because they'll be subsuming the more conservative UUP ...
by Noel Mc
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Letter Distribution
Replies: 12
Views: 2238

Re: Letter Distribution

That's super, cheers!
by Noel Mc
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Going on TV:- What is the timeline?
Replies: 19
Views: 3398

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

#1 October 2016
#2 13th October 2016
#3 17th October 2016
#4 17th October 2016
#5 3rd February 2017
#6 15th May 2017
#7 15th August 2017
by Noel Mc
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Letter Distribution
Replies: 12
Views: 2238

Letter Distribution

Apologies if this has been discussed somewhere else. I'm sure it has, but I'm too lazy to search for it. Regarding the letter tiles used: I know that you there are more common letters than uncommon. Am I right in assuming they have two piles of consonants and vowels used per episode? They don't shuf...
by Noel Mc
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Favourite board game
Replies: 81
Views: 9974

Re: Favourite board game

Settlers is great, but moved in to a few other ones recently:
Carcasson, Puerto Rico (both like Catan to a certain extent)
Dead of Winter (cooperative Zombie board game)
Pandemic (another cooperative game)
by Noel Mc
Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: 81 Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 2136

Re: 81 Questions

Some of these aren't particularly well mixed up, others are quite obscure! 81 answers to go into 27 groups: 1. Bagpuss 2. The Boxer Rebellion 3 Bullion 4. Spider 5. A4 6. Boxer Shorts 7. King Charles 8. Jerry Springer 9. Crepe 10. Bilbo Baggins 11. Baghdad 12. Bat 13. The Human Centipede 14. Major-D...
by Noel Mc
Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: 81 Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 2136

Re: 81 Questions

Answers are in the house. Will put full answers up tomorrow.

Anybody want the final answer?
by Noel Mc
Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: 81 Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 2136

Re: 81 Questions

Horror is the word that is missing! Will post the answers up in stages :)
by Noel Mc
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 101
Views: 17980

Re: Countdowners in the news

The pub quiz he is taking over is one of the best in the greater Belfast/Lisburn area. You need to turn up about an hour beforehand to have any hope of a seat. Class pub too.
by Noel Mc
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The Countdown App
Replies: 7
Views: 2650

Re: The Countdown App

Nice and succinct! Might just use it for numbers.
by Noel Mc
Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The Countdown App
Replies: 7
Views: 2650

Re: The Countdown App

and I think it might reject valid words too, can anyone confirm this??
by Noel Mc
Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The Countdown App
Replies: 7
Views: 2650

The Countdown App

I know it sucks a little bit, but it's the only thing I've found to play on my phone. Does anyone know any alternative phone-playing methods? Also, whilst it doesn't have he greatest dictionary, just wondering if anyone knows whether all the words it offers are actually valid on the show, or might s...
by Noel Mc
Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: 81 Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 2136

Re: 81 Questions

4.Spider -Correct
by Noel Mc
Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: 81 Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 2136

Re: 81 Questions

Some very specific questions, never mind!
by Noel Mc
Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: 81 Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 2136

Re: 81 Questions

Hahaha yes, how can you tell?
by Noel Mc
Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: 81 Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 2136

81 Questions

This is a quiz I made a year or two ago for some friends, somewhat borrowing from Only Connnect. The premise is (relatively) simple: 81 questions to be answered. Once answered, they group into 27 groups of 3, each with a link. Once you have your 27 links, they group into 9 3's, again each with a lin...
by Noel Mc
Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterites who have yet to appear on Countdown
Replies: 44
Views: 4774

Re: Apterites who have yet to appear on Countdown

I'm not off in September. I haven't been very clear... I originally was looking for a filming date when I was off. I sent through all of my holidays right through to September 2018 (although I'm back in from around the 20th of August), namely the mid terms and Summer etc. They weren't filming any of...
by Noel Mc
Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 24th February 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 606

Spoilers for Friday 24th February 2017

Numbers solution in Round 14

((50+4)x100x3+75)/25 = 651
by Noel Mc
Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ways to improve your Countdowning skills...
Replies: 18
Views: 3779

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

I found this link somewhere: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1e1bgGSrwTGDdyHbtJJDRNVOfdnPiZqEQs4Y9ATWs0SU/mobilepresent?slide=id.p3 I can't remember where I got it, so can't give full credit. I haven't properly used it at all, but it looks great! I don't think I'm disciplined enough to be hon...