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by Tom S
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 24th September 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: Spoilers for 24th September 2018

Toby McDonald wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:29 pm
A couple of alts today:

(100*2)+((5+1)*6)+3 in R9
MAROUDIS :D and MAINOURS in R11
NOSEANE in R13
Thought of you when I saw Maroudis :)
by Tom S
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 24th September 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: Spoilers for 24th September 2018

I echo Nick and Rachel's comments about Robin- he does seem to be getting better and better by the day and the majority of his letters spots are good. Maybe he will add to the list of octochamps???....
by Tom S
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 24th September 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Spoilers for 24th September 2018

Don't think either player could get their brains into gear with Rectal being so obvious :)
by Tom S
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 19th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 59)
Replies: 6
Views: 492

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 19th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 59)

Thomas Carey wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:46 pm
two new contestants. are we gonna get back to back to back to back octochamps? that'd be well good wouldn't it
Don't think so, personally.
by Tom S
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 18th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 58)
Replies: 10
Views: 625

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 18th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 58)

Well done to Dave! Wow, three in a row, I think that's the high point thus far of this Series... I only have one thing to say today: Rachel's comment on "kicking youselves" in R9 shouldn't be really applied in this sort of situation (I mean, the average contestant won't think of 18 x 51 immediately...
by Tom S
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 18th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 58)
Replies: 10
Views: 625

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 18th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 58)

Nice one Dave - great chap who I and the viewers at home warmed to, for that I am sure. And what a way to round off your final game with a tasty 9 :)
by Tom S
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 17th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 57)
Replies: 12
Views: 1067

Re: Spoilers for Monday 17th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 57)

Fair play to you Stephen- you did a good job and 78 is a far from shabby score to lose on, just I think on that day, Dave may have put in one of his best performances to date- giving a good showing across the board. It's the luck of the draw but hopefully you enjoyed it and there will always be that...
by Tom S
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 13th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 56)
Replies: 9
Views: 675

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 13th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 56)

It was nice to see Laura make a return on the show after 13 years, commiserations to her but still, a wonderful game with POULETS and FUNDIES from her. Indeed, Countdown runs through your family! Toby, if you're reading this, well done for solving for the conundrum! (Even I blanked out on this one....
by Tom S
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 10th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 53)
Replies: 4
Views: 795

Re: Spoilers for Monday 10th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 53)

Vince Fernando wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:13 pm
What is "Dan's method"?
The method the player Dan used that day was similar to what Rachel could have done to solve the sum.
by Tom S
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 12th September 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 743

Spoilers for 12th September 2018

Muconates in R1
by Tom S
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 6th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 51)
Replies: 8
Views: 734

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 6th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 51)

Owen Carroll wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:31 pm
Thomas Carey wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:46 pm
It's two new contestants. Will one of them octo again? Probably not
Dave played well today. You never know.
I'd agree, some signs of promise.
by Tom S
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Lunch at Breakfast time
Replies: 8
Views: 746

Re: Lunch at Breakfast time

I often have breakfast between 11:30 and 12 on my days off, but tend to not do so most of the time.
by Tom S
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 5th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 50)
Replies: 7
Views: 637

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 5th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 50)

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:50 pm
Haven’t noticed that “apply now!” ad before... desperate?
It's been on for quite a while now imo.
by Tom S
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 3rd September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 48)
Replies: 7
Views: 870

Re: Spoilers for Monday 3rd September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 48)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:13 pm
Quite weak by Tony's standard but he got through.

But, as Tony Atkins would say, it was the first/last game of the day or the recording immediately before/after lunch/morning tea so it's to be expected really.
Seconded.
by Tom S
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 31st August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 47)
Replies: 9
Views: 686

Re: Spoilers for Friday 31st August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 47)

Those letters were really tricky today- probably the nastiest set I have ever seen on the show, and the numbers were not easy, either. Score to prove it, too :)
by Tom S
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 31st August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 47)
Replies: 9
Views: 686

Re: Spoilers for Friday 31st August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 47)

What a shocker that last letters round was!
by Tom S
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The CoC Predictions Game
Replies: 27
Views: 2064

Re: The CoC Predictions Game

I need specific. Where people are sending me ranges I'm taking the middle value. (If anyone who gave a range reads this, I will allow them to pick a number within their range to be more specific, but otherwise, middle value) People have actually done that? What kind of lunatic would send you a rang...
by Tom S
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 30th August 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 525

Re: Spoilers for 30th August 2018

Also an alt R14 solution. (100-5) × (5+4) - 3
by Tom S
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 30th August 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 525

Spoilers for 30th August 2018

Despite getting his lowest score today, Tony had the most maxes in his run so far. Felt for his opponent as he is probably one of those decent home players, but studio pressure got to him today.
by Tom S
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 29th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 45)
Replies: 10
Views: 755

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 29th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 45)

Ian Fitzpatrick wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:30 am
What a great challenger, in more ways than one.
Totally agree!
by Tom S
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The CoC Predictions Game
Replies: 27
Views: 2064

Re: The CoC Predictions Game

I need specific. Where people are sending me ranges I'm taking the middle value. (If anyone who gave a range reads this, I will allow them to pick a number within their range to be more specific, but otherwise, middle value) Thanks-position clarified. Will internally think of a margin, and go for t...
by Tom S
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The CoC Predictions Game
Replies: 27
Views: 2064

Re: The CoC Predictions Game

Hi Zarte,
Sorry if this is a dumb question, but do I have to state a specific number for the margin, e.g. X beats Y by 9 pts, or can I give a region, e.g. X beats Y by between 5-10 pts?
Thanks.
by Tom S
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 29th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 45)
Replies: 10
Views: 755

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 29th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 45)

Tony is a consistently good player- after watching his past few games, think we will be seeing a back to back run of octochamps.
by Tom S
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 29th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 45)
Replies: 10
Views: 755

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 29th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 45)

This is a high quality game so far- Locoman was a fab spot, never heard of it myself!
by Tom S
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 29th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 45)
Replies: 10
Views: 755

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 29th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 45)

Great solve by Tony for the numbers. Stumped me completely.
by Tom S
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 28th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 44)
Replies: 11
Views: 753

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 28th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 44)

Also had Primmed in Round 1, did doubt it a bit, but was a tad surprised that it was not raised by DC considering Primed was spotted (by one of the players I think).
by Tom S
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 107
Views: 20707

Re: Deathwatch 2018

John McCain
by Tom S
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 27th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 43)
Replies: 8
Views: 811

Re: Spoilers for Monday 27th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 43)

Tony Atkins wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:58 pm
What? Tony from Reading's on, and it's not me... and he beat my top score :(
He won 2 shows in 1999, too. Seems a decent player.
by Tom S
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 27th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 43)
Replies: 8
Views: 811

Re: Spoilers for Monday 27th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 43)

The regular Nick statement "2 good players" did resonate today , and felt for Paul as he would have probably seen off Adam off. Tony seemed like a good all rounder- maybe he will octo and we will see the series standard increase... Luck of the draw though!
by Tom S
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 27th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 43)
Replies: 8
Views: 811

Re: Spoilers for Monday 27th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 43)

Ray Wilding wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:54 pm
Two new contestants today, how will they fare?
Impressed by Tony's Dwarfing spot, but Paul seems capable too from these 1st 3 rounds. Mentula/Almuten to equalise in r2.
by Tom S
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 42)
Replies: 15
Views: 1241

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 42)

Finally an octochamp! But unfortunately he's got the lowest octochamp score of the new 15 round format. Why is it unfortunate, out of interest? I think you're trolling a bit there. I think any other forumer could have got away with what Owen said! Just thought Owen's comment was a bit rude (nothing...
by Tom S
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 42)
Replies: 15
Views: 1241

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 42)

Owen Carroll wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:56 pm
Finally an octochamp! But unfortunately he's got the lowest octochamp score of the new 15 round format.
Why is it unfortunate, out of interest?
by Tom S
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 42)
Replies: 15
Views: 1241

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 42)

Craig would have done better on a different day and actually thought he was better than yesterday's challenger.
by Tom S
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 42)
Replies: 15
Views: 1241

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 42)

Well done Adam- best I had seen him play today.
by Tom S
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 42)
Replies: 15
Views: 1241

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 42)

Thomas Carey wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:01 pm
How's Adam going to end his run? Another 7 time winner? The first octochamp of the series? Will he score more than 74 with a win to avoid the unfortunate record? Find out in like an hour I guess
Judging by it so far, yes to all bar being a 7 time winner.
by Tom S
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 41)
Replies: 11
Views: 739

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 41)

Tony Atkins wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:02 pm
Tom S wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:36 pm
Thought the 926 sum was very tricky, personally couldn't even find a way to get 1 away....
((5x25)+7)x7+8/8=925
Was essentially looking for the 37 to be multiplied by the 25, but could only conjure 8 off in the end!
by Tom S
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 41)
Replies: 11
Views: 739

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 41)

Hipster as an r7 alt. Would consider Adam to be one with his laid back attitude, myself.
by Tom S
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 41)
Replies: 11
Views: 739

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 41)

Thought the 926 sum was very tricky, personally couldn't even find a way to get 1 away....
by Tom S
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 41)
Replies: 11
Views: 739

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 41)

Rooting for Adam to do 8, wouldn't be the strongest one I have seen, but the show needs one and he seems a nice guy, too. It's really the numbers he needs to practice.
by Tom S
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 20th August 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 498

Spoilers for 20th August 2018

(75+2) × 4 × 2 + 9 as an alt method in R3.
by Tom S
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 17th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 38)
Replies: 8
Views: 751

Re: Spoilers for Friday 17th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 38)

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:28 pm
Philip Wilson wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:55 pm
Strange unpronounceable conundrum scramble!
I thought this at first too but, being a fan of Van Halen and other classics, I think it might have been intended to spell out "D. Lee Roth".
Spot on: https://twitter.com/C4Countdown/status/ ... 8931258369
by Tom S
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 16th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 37)
Replies: 11
Views: 741

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 16th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 37)

Owen Carroll wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:57 pm
Tom S wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:01 pm
Adam is not a bad player and capable of some good word spots, but we'll have to see regarding his fate....
What you hinting at?
That I am unsure as to what his outcome will be....
by Tom S
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 16th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 37)
Replies: 11
Views: 741

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 16th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 37)

Adam is not a bad player and capable of some good word spots, but we'll have to see regarding his fate....
by Tom S
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 16th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 37)
Replies: 11
Views: 741

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 16th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 37)

Tony Atkins wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:58 pm
Mark Kudlowski wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:53 pm
4th numbers alt:

((9 x 6) + 6 + 2) x (10 + 5)
I made 93 and timed it by 10.
((6+5) x 9-6)) x 10?
by Tom S
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 16th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 37)
Replies: 11
Views: 741

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 16th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 37)

Rachel could have just subtracted the 8 and 6 to get 561- bit surprised she could not find it, but it was the 4th recording.
by Tom S
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 15th August 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 910

Re: Spoilers for 15th August 2018

Loamiest as r10 alt
by Tom S
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 15th August 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 910

Spoilers for 15th August 2018

Most impressed by Adam's Mailshot declaration.
by Tom S
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 14th August 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 766

Re: Spoilers for 14th August 2018

Commiserations to Steve too, hopefully he enjoyed his run on the show.
by Tom S
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 14th August 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 766

Re: Spoilers for 14th August 2018

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:52 pm
Tom S wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:22 pm
A celebrity in the house- not often see on this show. IIRC his film was well documented on TV. His dad Mark Rolston has also been in some famous films, too.
One of the best films I've seen in the last few years. A cheering tale :)
Yeah might be worth a watch someday...
by Tom S
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 14th August 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 766

Spoilers for 14th August 2018

A celebrity in the house- not often see on this show. IIRC his film was well documented on TV. His dad Mark Rolston has also been in some famous films, too.