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by Tom S
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 15 November 2017 (S77, P96)
Replies: 8
Views: 644

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 15 November 2017 (S77, P96)

Thought the game was ok today. I had reupload and uploader in one of the rounds but I see neither are in. Bit surprised about reupload tbh. It's obviously a word. Last numbers I did, rather bizarrely: (6 x 5 - 100 / 50) x 10 + 1 = 281 Am in the same boat with the numbers Philip, except I saw it jus...
by Tom S
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 15 November 2017 (S77, P96)
Replies: 8
Views: 644

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 15 November 2017 (S77, P96)

A pretty bland and uninteresting game today, was a bit surprised that Graeme didn't get a 9 in R1, nevertheless a solid win for him. Hats off to Ben though for a nice numbers solve in R14, though.
My scores for today:
Me:103-55(Graeme)
Me:113-47 (Ben)
by Tom S
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 13th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 94)
Replies: 15
Views: 685

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

Have seen it again, very nice gesture by Graeme as previously discussed, makes your heart warm seeing that. Nevertheless, there has seemed to be a shortage of twits on this series, which is always nice. Good performance by Graeme again today, certainly Octo material.
by Tom S
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 13th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 94)
Replies: 15
Views: 685

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

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:34 pm
PEDIFORM R5

Lovely gesture by Graham on the conundrum, if anyone saw.
What did he do specifically?
by Tom S
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 13th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 94)
Replies: 15
Views: 685

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

Also, to put this question out: 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. Many thanks. I would say that's fair game, provided you also state that your word is not written down. I thought so, thanks for ...
by Tom S
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 13th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 94)
Replies: 15
Views: 685

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

First time playing against Graeme today, who's quite a solid player, and did beat me in R10 with his DEPUTISE to my DISPUTE. I did like the fact that the first teaser was incorporated to use Mike's name, (is that the first time such has been used with a player in the same game?), but Mike as a playe...
by Tom S
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down?
Replies: 460
Views: 78165

Re: Is Apterous down?

Hi, Apterous seems to be playing up at the minute- presently seems to be stuck on "logging in". Thanks :)
by Tom S
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 155
Views: 27067

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

And a very nice chap, too. Think he's actually very bright, however can understand why you'd make that statement in this context :)
by Tom S
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 8th November 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 611

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 8th November 2017

Think I must have won the award for most "5s" and most stupid miss (on R9) in that game. Nevertheless, was rooting for Jason there as he was from my turf, but James scored well again. His numbers are a bit of an issue, so don't see him getting anywhere far should he make it to the finals. If I were ...
by Tom S
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 8th November 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 611

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 8th November 2017

Ray Wilding wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:48 pm
Confidently went for HUNDREDTH in the conundrum :oops:
Me 3 :D
by Tom S
Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 6th November (Series 77, Prelim 89)
Replies: 4
Views: 627

Re: Spoilers for Monday 6th November (Series 77, Prelim 89)

Pretty uneventful game today, both players beating me at least once in the letters round (twice by James in R4 and R12) which did only give me a 1 point lead early on. It'll be interesting to see what happens later on.....
My scores today:
Me:93-63 (James)
Me:105-55 (Hilary).
by Tom S
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 2nd November 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 655

Re: Spoilers for Friday 2nd November 2017

Better play by James today, particularly in the numbers, perhaps nerves were a factor in show 1. Close game again, we've had some crackers this week:)
by Tom S
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 2nd November (Series 77, Prelim 87)
Replies: 11
Views: 1367

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 2nd November (Series 77, Prelim 87)

He was the better player imo. But nevertheless, James did declare some very nice letters solves, but the numbers were definitely not as good. However,it is very unlucky to lose after a 17 point lead, a bit like how I threw 26 points away yesterday to him :x
by Tom S
Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 1st November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 86)
Replies: 6
Views: 747

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 1st November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 86)

Or maybe he loses after 1 show! Despite that, I still felt he was the better player, as James didn't get anything for the numbers, but nevertheless, James' letters were strong- a thread of 3 strong letters players who win their games.
by Tom S
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Songs that make you switch off the radio
Replies: 20
Views: 2209

Re: Songs that make you switch off the radio

Feels. The lyrics are just plain stupid and the sound effects, too. It's cheapest crap I've heard in a long time.
by Tom S
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 500
Views: 66386

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Not a particularly funny dream, but I had a dream last week that I'd received an email from the Countdown Team saying that my application was declined and that I was told to "never contact them again". It woke me up immediately and I had to check my email in the spur of the moment to check if that h...
by Tom S
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 1st November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 86)
Replies: 6
Views: 747

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 1st November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 86)

Pfffff, after some silly errors on my part in the numbers round, Dan cost me of a win. Nevertheless, there were 2 great players on the show, and made for good viewing, with some decent scores, too. Even had a 26 point lead ahead of Dan, but it wasn't like I lost to a bad player though. My scores: Me...
by Tom S
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 155
Views: 27067

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

Ciaran McCarthy wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:47 pm
I will be on BBC'S Impossible on 30th October until 10th November for 2 weeks at 2.15pm on BBC1
Coincidentally you're on with my neighbour Sam :)
by Tom S
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 30th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 84)
Replies: 8
Views: 729

Re: Spoilers for Monday 30th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 84)

It always surprises me that when contestants can get near the target by multiplying the large number by something they fail to see that all they need to do is adjust the multiplicand by using one of the small numbers, as Rachel showed in the first and third numbers rounds here. :roll: I am very goo...
by Tom S
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 30th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 84)
Replies: 8
Views: 729

Re: Spoilers for Monday 30th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 84)

I admit to being guilty of the same offence of Rob and essentially copying off Tom at the final conundrum ;) . Rob was strong today and already gained his first medalled word, CLIPPERS (which is slightly surprising that it's medalled tbh). I think his numbers are a bit rusty and only really seemed c...
by Tom S
Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 30th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 84)
Replies: 8
Views: 729

Re: Spoilers for Monday 30th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 84)

I agree that he was unlucky with UNWISEST, but Lexplorer says no, nevertheless, his letters are very strong.
by Tom S
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Vegetarianism/Veganism (in the right section!).
Replies: 17
Views: 997

Re: Vegetarianism/Veganism (in the right section!).

As a veggie, I really don't like the policy, but something has to be done to test bird strikes.
by Tom S
Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Vegetarianism/Veganism (in the right section!).
Replies: 17
Views: 997

Re: Vegetarianism/Veganism (in the right section!).

Additionally, Sainsbury's have a good range of products, too and was looking at their selection on Friday, but it is not near enough for us to do a weekly shop there. Additionally, my Dad decided to play a Christmas prank on my grandparents when we made a meal there, by giving them a Quorn Roast and...
by Tom S
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Vegetarianism/Veganism (in the right section!).
Replies: 17
Views: 997

Re: Vegetarianism/Veganism (in the right section!).

Admittedly, I am glad I'm veggie now as there is such a large variety of products available, and do think that Quorn has a lot of good stuff on offer. Yet it still frustrates me how even today some pubs/restaurants aren't specific of whether the meal is veggie-friendly or not and how some staff memb...
by Tom S
Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down?
Replies: 460
Views: 78165

Re: Is Apterous down?

Was only temporary for a couple of minutes, thanks anyway :)
by Tom S
Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 39
Views: 7484

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

So, that's 6 octochamps with 32 prelims to go............ Nick seemed pretty confident James would be back for the finals, but will he? Well...... Series 76 had 3 x octochamps in the last 31 prelims (though one of those totalled less than James) Series 75 had 1 x octochamp in the last 32 prelims Ser...
by Tom S
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down?
Replies: 460
Views: 78165

Re: Is Apterous down?

Apterous down at mo.
by Tom S
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Vegetarianism/Veganism (in the right section!).
Replies: 17
Views: 997

Re: Vegetarianism/Veganism (in the right section!).

I think that's a view, simple as it may be, that many would agree with ☺. How do you think you'd cope if you were told that you had to go without meat for a month, for example?
by Tom S
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Vegetarianism/Veganism (in the right section!).
Replies: 17
Views: 997

Vegetarianism/Veganism (in the right section!).

Note: Apologies for associating Quorn with CO-events :D It feels to me as if vegetarianism/veganism is on the rise, and because the subject interests me, as a former meat-eater who's been veggie for roughly 7 years, I am putting this topic out there enquiring as to whether there are any other veggie...
by Tom S
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Vegetarianism/Veganism.
Replies: 1
Views: 426

Re: Vegetarianism/Veganism.

Shit, sorry wrote this in wrong section!
by Tom S
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Vegetarianism/Veganism.
Replies: 1
Views: 426

Vegetarianism/Veganism.

It feels to me as if vegetarianism/veganism is on the rise, and because the subject interests me, as a former meat-eater who's been veggie for roughly 7 years, I am putting this topic out there enquiring as to whether there are any other veggies or vegans on here; do you feel as if it has benefited ...
by Tom S
Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 27th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 83)
Replies: 2
Views: 505

Re: Spoilers for Friday 27th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 83)

Congratulations to James on a solid octorun, quite an exciting one as he did come up against some good competition and had to do a couple of crucials. Today's game started off to be quite an exciting one, but after "LENGTHENS" was disallowed, James stormed ahead. Also, a total max of 113 is probably...
by Tom S
Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 26 October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 82)
Replies: 8
Views: 808

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 26 October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 82)

Would have had a close game with James today. Had he not made a cock-up on the final numbers game, then he would have clinched it. I (yet again) take back another statement of how successful I think a contestant will be, as am probably unsuitable for predicting such success:). I think it's pretty ce...
by Tom S
Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many countries have you been to?
Replies: 142
Views: 8408

Re: How many countries have you been to?

Yes, just happen to reside there :) . Silly error of mine. You can add Scotland and Wales to the mix, too.
by Tom S
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many countries have you been to?
Replies: 142
Views: 8408

Re: How many countries have you been to?

Am only at a solid 4: Cyprus, France, The Netherlands, Spain. However, if the Balearics were to be classed in some imaginary world as a country, then it would be raised to a more well-travelled 7 :)
by Tom S
Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for the 24th October 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 706

Re: Spoilers for the 24th October 2017

A comfortable win for James today, with some solid play, particularly in the first half of the match. Did like Ian though as he came across well, however I do doubt as to whether the "Rachel Regular" will stick. :)
My scores for today:
Me: 111-76 (James)
Me: 111-33 (Ian).
by Tom S
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for the 24th October 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 706

Spoilers for the 24th October 2017

2nd Numbers Alternative: (50+8) x (9+1)- 5 - 3
by Tom S
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 393
Views: 30566

Re: Politics in General

Everyone is going crazy about Clive Lewis' comments, but a more extreme approach should be taken when considering the position of Sheffield Labour MP Jared O'Mara, I think even though the comments were made 13 years ago, they really were extreme for a modern day politician. I personally think that h...
by Tom S
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 23rd October 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 771

Re: Spoilers for Monday 23rd October 2017

TBF I only blagged a 6 out of the falsies/falsest round, but it was a good game to watch with some strong play. Can't help but feel sorry for Rania though, must be hard to lose by 1 point and played very well in the letters, but the numbers were her weak spot today.
by Tom S
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 23rd October 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 771

Spoilers for Monday 23rd October 2017

Good game on our hands so far.
by Tom S
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 20th October 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 920

Re: Spoilers for Friday 20th October 2017

Both players of a decent standard, did lose on letters rounds to both players at one point; James beating me in R1 with CONCUR to my CROWN, and Dylan in R4 with REFRAINS to my FINALES. Both kept me below ideal target of 100 too. Nevertheless, some good spots made by both. Scores today for me: Me: 99...
by Tom S
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 20th October 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 920

Spoilers for Friday 20th October 2017

UNPOSTED and UNPASTED as alternatives in R2.
by Tom S
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 17th October 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1083

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 17th October 2017

Hi Martin, you played a good game on Tuesday and your insider is very interesting for a prospective contestant like myself. As I'm diagnosed with anxiety, then this would be the main thing I'd be worried about. On another note, Alex did come up with some great letters, so you should have no shame in...
by Tom S
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 76)
Replies: 12
Views: 941

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 76)

Thanks for clearing that, something that I had not noticed before, makes sense now. I don't know exactly how far away the board is from the contestants table, just looked very far away.
by Tom S
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 76)
Replies: 12
Views: 941

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 76)

Why were both players gazing across the studio when the conundrum was on? That game puts Alex into No.8 seed, and knocks Nikki out of the top 8, but think there may be an Apterite coming up who might knock him out of the top 8. Only just realised that James was a former contestant in 2000, in which ...
by Tom S
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 76)
Replies: 12
Views: 941

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 76)

Possibly done for Nick's benefit. On the other hand, nearly went for PULLIES, so was surprised that it was invalid.
by Tom S
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 16th October 2017.
Replies: 0
Views: 584

Spoilers for Monday 16th October 2017.

Good comeback today from Alex, especially due to the fact that he got a very solid 96 points. Additionally, Jo started off with some potential, but nerves got the better of her in the end. Beginning to like Alex, comes across as a nice chap (but I never disliked him in the first place, just I hadn't...
by Tom S
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday, 11th October 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1121

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday, 11th October 2017

I use Lexplorer, but you can only use it if you are a member on the site "Apterous". Alternatively,http://incoherency.co.uk/countdown/ is a quick one which I may use in the break but doesn't have the full dictionary, so you may type the word in and it won't come up on there, but could actually be in...
by Tom S
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 12th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 72)
Replies: 10
Views: 996

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 12th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 72)

I didn't really see him as an octochamp for sure, but I think that he still gave it a good shot, particularly game one:)
by Tom S
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 12th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 72)
Replies: 10
Views: 996

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 12th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 72)

Didn't see today's show, but a very low scoring game altogether. Personally I think Owen Taaffe was quite unlucky to lose as it was really disallowed words which cost him a win, if it wasn't for that then I would imagine he would still be playing presently as the standard hasn't been very high if I'...
by Tom S
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1822
Views: 112778

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Hi all, I'm Tom, have watched the show ever since being a youngster and am currently in application process. I do play on Apterous, but under a pseudonym and haven't been on for too long but look forward to developing my skill and hopefully getting on the show. Cheers!
by Tom S
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday, 11th October 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1121

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday, 11th October 2017

Had Unitary in R12
R3 Numbers Alternative: ((9x7)-2)x 10 +(5+3)
R6 Numbers Alternative: (75 x 4) - 50 + (6x2)-1.
Think that game had the lowest combined score this series so far.
The scores for me went:
Me:116-32 Lawrie
Me:116-35 Bryony