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by Noel Mc
Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 7
Views: 1059

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: 773

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: 2430

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: 1298

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: 5835

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: 5835

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: 2
Views: 931

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: 3034

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: 2
Views: 931

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: 77
Views: 7742

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: 1786

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: 1786

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: 1786

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: 98
Views: 15794

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: 2430

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: 2430

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: 2430

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: 1786

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: 1786

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: 1786

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: 1786

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: 3862

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: 576

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: 11
Views: 2296

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...
by Noel Mc
Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterites who have yet to appear on Countdown
Replies: 44
Views: 3862

Re: Apterites who have yet to appear on Countdown

No hahaha, more they aren't filming during any school holidays between now and then!
by Noel Mc
Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterites who have yet to appear on Countdown
Replies: 44
Views: 3862

Re: Apterites who have yet to appear on Countdown

I'll be happy with a teapot or else not getting hammered to be honest!
by Noel Mc
Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterites who have yet to appear on Countdown
Replies: 44
Views: 3862

Re: Apterites who have yet to appear on Countdown

No, no, I mean 2018!
by Noel Mc
Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterites who have yet to appear on Countdown
Replies: 44
Views: 3862

Re: Apterites who have yet to appear on Countdown

I do, although this I imagine I'm a slightly unique case! I passed my audition in October. I'm a teacher though and, whilst my holidays are amazing, it's tricky to take time off work. I had a protracted email exchange with one of the researchers, which confirmed that they aren't filming during any o...
by Noel Mc
Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterites who have yet to appear on Countdown
Replies: 44
Views: 3862

Re: Apterites who have yet to appear on Countdown

Sorry, my sarcasm is normally past the point of detection. Although she was born about an hour from me. Maybe we could bond over that?
by Noel Mc
Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterites who have yet to appear on Countdown
Replies: 44
Views: 3862

Re: Apterites who have yet to appear on Countdown

To be honest, I've been hoping for Gloria
by Noel Mc
Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterites who have yet to appear on Countdown
Replies: 44
Views: 3862

Re: Apterites who have yet to appear on Countdown

I've only been on Apterous a few months, but I'm filming in May (I imagine Series 77?). Any news of other people filming for that series? (who do I hope to avoid!)
by Noel Mc
Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18 January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 7)
Replies: 2
Views: 335

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18 January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 7)

Did you notice the terrible editing in Dictionary Corner at the end of R5? Just before (or after) they offered SUNLAMP?
by Noel Mc
Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1821
Views: 107256

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

At the behest of starting a new thread for, something which requires a fairly quick answer:

Can I enquire what sort of paper the contestants use on Countdown? Blank/lined/squared?
Also, do they get given a pencil/pen or other writing implement (quill and their own blood?)
by Noel Mc
Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1821
Views: 107256

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Hello All, New to here. Been on Apterous a few months. Passed a CD audition in October. I am a teacher in Ireland though and my (amazing, but) inflexible holidays mean I have no idea when I'll be filming. None of my available dates up to the end of the Summer suit, so it could be a long time before ...