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by Tom S
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 170
Views: 42914

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

Tom Cappleman on Mastermind now.
by Tom S
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 8th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 95)
Replies: 3
Views: 425

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 8th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 95)

Do feel quite bad for Rich, I reckon he would've gone on to do decently well. But another win under Alan's belt... just hope he doesn't have to go through anymore crucials! Otherwise, OREIDES in R13 I agree with you Fred, thought he was pretty decent. Had 7 maxes too, which is quite unlucky to lose...
by Tom S
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 6th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 93)
Replies: 11
Views: 650

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 6th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 93)

Ah good run Chris, have enjoyed seeing you over your games, and unlucky to lose in such tight circumstances, but it did make for good viewing :). Look forward to a reappearance in 10 years time when you can achieve octochampdom :) You can come back after 5 years. Zarte did. I think that is dependan...
by Tom S
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 6th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 93)
Replies: 11
Views: 650

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 6th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 93)

Ah good run Chris, have enjoyed seeing you over your games, and unlucky to lose in such tight circumstances, but it did make for good viewing :). Look forward to a reappearance in 10 years time when you can achieve octochampdom :)
by Tom S
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 2nd November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 91)
Replies: 15
Views: 1183

Re: Spoilers for Friday 2nd November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 91)

On Susie's 25 anniversary, Colin showed a clip of Susie's first episode. I hoped that today they'd show when Richard Whiteley said "As the countdown to a brand new channel ends, a brand new countdown begins" Well possibly, but I think what RR said at the end was adequate enough given that there's n...
by Tom S
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 2nd November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 91)
Replies: 15
Views: 1183

Re: Spoilers for Friday 2nd November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 91)

On Susie's 25 anniversary, Colin showed a clip of Susie's first episode. I hoped that today they'd show when Richard Whiteley said "As the countdown to a brand new channel ends, a brand new countdown begins" Well possibly, but I think what RR said at the end was adequate enough given that there's n...
by Tom S
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 1st November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 90))
Replies: 6
Views: 677

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 1st November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 90))

Toby McDonald wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:03 pm
Tom S wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:59 pm
A bit confused because the wiki says that PZ still has another game left....
Today's game hasn't been put on there yet.
Ah that would make sense :), thanks.
by Tom S
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 1st November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 90))
Replies: 6
Views: 677

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 1st November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 90))

A bit confused because the wiki says that PZ still has another game left....
by Tom S
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Halloween 2018.
Replies: 11
Views: 991

Re: Spoilers for Halloween 2018.

How come the episode ain't on the wiki yet? Sorry dude -- couldn't get access to the subtitles file today, which is usually how I've been transcribing them. Are there subtitles for this episode on 4oD for you? I can't tell if they're down for everyone or just me... Sorry mate but what's 4oD? All 4 ...
by Tom S
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Halloween 2018.
Replies: 11
Views: 991

Re: Spoilers for Halloween 2018.

Well played again Chris, and good spot with the 9! Pity your opponent came up against you, as I thought he was capable of gaining a teapot himself.
by Tom S
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Halloween 2018.
Replies: 11
Views: 991

Spoilers for Halloween 2018.

Was tempted to pluralise Fouling, so was not nonsensical imo for the contestants to do so.
by Tom S
Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 30th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 88)
Replies: 11
Views: 701

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 30th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 88)

Anagrammy techniques and too much Scrabble really helped. Epistoma is brilliant. Thanks. have found that creating "falsies" like Roadiest (invalid) = Asteroid and word stems like Urinated + C= Curtained have enhanced my play and know that many devise their own after missing missed words whilst play...
by Tom S
Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 217
Views: 50135

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Today's challenger Chris bore a vague resemblance to the Australian Susie Dent, David Astle.
by Tom S
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Credits - Anagrammy Style
Replies: 3
Views: 877

Re: Credits - Anagrammy Style

Super!
by Tom S
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 30th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 88)
Replies: 11
Views: 701

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 30th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 88)

Great showing today Chris, Plateful was a very nice spot. Was wondering as to whether you used some anagram techniques when practising for Countdown or not? Nevertheless, good job!
by Tom S
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 29th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 87)
Replies: 9
Views: 737

Re: Spoilers for Monday 29th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 87)

Well done to Georgia. She could give us another octochamp I don't think she was terrible or anything, but I think she'd need to use that game as a starting point to improve upon. Fair enough. I did think she missed an easy enough to spot word or two but I think she's definitely capable of octochamp...
by Tom S
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 26th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 86)
Replies: 8
Views: 878

Re: Spoilers for Friday 26th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 86)

Well done Martin if you are reading this, a strong octorun demonstrated by easily the best player this series. On another note, felt for Dover who was clearly capable, just came on the wrong day :). Nevertheless, look forward to what is on offer in December :)
by Tom S
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 84)
Replies: 7
Views: 836

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 84)

Just gonna say that I think that they were some of the most difficult selections I have seen on the show today. A player who would get 35-40 v Martin would have probably struggled to get above 25 today. Just goes to show that the selections often don't necessarily play a part in someone's overall ab...
by Tom S
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 84)
Replies: 7
Views: 836

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 84)

Maria was highly likeable- Normless being a super spot too!
by Tom S
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 23rd October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 83)
Replies: 6
Views: 817

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 23rd October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 83)

On another note hope Martin gets someone who runs him close soon.
by Tom S
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 23rd October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 83)
Replies: 6
Views: 817

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 23rd October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 83)

Poor Vicki... I whitewashed her. :| 1st Numbers Alt.: (75 - 1) * (1 + 3 + 3) - 50 SONORITY to match TOURNOIS. I did (50+1+1)*3*3 :) Or one could have been a smug idiot like myself and shouted "No!, 3 away was not the best, Rachel!" whilst sat thinking I had covered it with my 77 x 6 = 472, even tho...
by Tom S
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 22nd October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 82)
Replies: 12
Views: 860

Re: Spoilers for Monday 22nd October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 82)

Owen Carroll wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:07 pm
Today Jodine'smoff the board and I still haven't heard a response from countdown.
Don't know what you mean in the first part- with the second, have patience :)
by Tom S
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Can I go back on Countdown after 10 years?
Replies: 17
Views: 2601

Re: Can I go back on Countdown after 10 years?

Don't see why you can't given that the current champ appeared in the same year as you :)
by Tom S
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Watching Countdown overseas
Replies: 5
Views: 717

Re: Watching Countdown overseas

Hi all. My episode 1/n* is being shown on 30 October and I have a number of people interested in seeing it based in various countries round the world, principally Australia, India, Israel, Norway and USA. *where n may or may not equal 1 :) knowing how important it is to eradicate spoilers! I was wo...
by Tom S
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Watching Countdown overseas
Replies: 5
Views: 717

Re: Watching Countdown overseas

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:26 pm
Episodes are uploaded onto Daily Motion... well, daily, appropriately. Probably best just to share a link.
Sorry to be picky Zarte, but I have found of recent that the weeks episodes are all uploaded by Saturday evening :)
by Tom S
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 18th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 80)
Replies: 4
Views: 978

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 18th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 80)

Martin was very good today, one of the top performances of the series....
by Tom S
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 16th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 78)
Replies: 1
Views: 669

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 16th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 78)

This game proved imo that it is not always about the scores to produce a good game. Both decent players playing in good spirit, plus a last minute buzz at the end led me to think Andy had it. Good entertainment!
by Tom S
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1279
Views: 140941

Re: Ask Graeme?

Jennifer Steadman wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:10 pm
How many selections in Countdown's history could you get the word GRAEME from? Have there ever been any rounds with GRAEGRAE in the selection?

Asking the important questions.
MEAGRE for GRAEME :)
by Tom S
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 10th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 74)
Replies: 2
Views: 746

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 10th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 74)

Ray Wilding wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:24 pm
SPOOGE in R4.
Pogoes as an anagram of that.
by Tom S
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 9th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 73)
Replies: 13
Views: 1277

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 9th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 73)

Wow mike's doing pretty well eh? Could get our 5th octochamp by Friday He is scoring well and hopefully may get past the 800 mark, which would be nice to see- he can still play competently too even when filming 5 shows in 1 day, with still 1 more to go in the day. He is consistent in both fields, t...
by Tom S
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 9th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 73)
Replies: 13
Views: 1277

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 9th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 73)

Wow mike's doing pretty well eh? Could get our 5th octochamp by Friday He is scoring well and hopefully may get past the 800 mark, which would be nice to see- he can still play competently too even when filming 5 shows in 1 day, with still 1 more to go in the day. He is consistent in both fields, t...
by Tom S
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 112
Views: 26677

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Montserrat Caballe
by Tom S
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 4th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 70)
Replies: 11
Views: 1465

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 4th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 70)

Mike facing another good player -9 maxes apiece, do not think someone has lost on that in a prelim for a good while. Scoreline was a bit harsh imo and like Tealin, Susan could have one a few but Mike is a good player :) It was a decent enough game, but maxes don't tell you everything. I think the r...
by Tom S
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 4th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 70)
Replies: 11
Views: 1465

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 4th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 70)

Mike facing another good player -9 maxes apiece, do not think someone has lost on that in a prelim for a good while. Scoreline was a bit harsh imo and like Tealin, Susan could have one a few but Mike is a good player :)
by Tom S
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 105
Views: 10386

Re: C of C Draw......

Just a quick irrelevant Q: Who was the DC guest for the final day of recordings (a.k.a today's) - Wiki states Jon Culshaw but the ticket states and has stated for a while that it was Rufus Hound. Thanks :) Jon Culshaw is in the various pictures people have posted on Facebook, so it was probably him...
by Tom S
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 105
Views: 10386

Re: C of C Draw......

Just a quick irrelevant Q:
Who was the DC guest for the final day of recordings (a.k.a today's) - Wiki states Jon Culshaw but the ticket states and has stated for a while that it was Rufus Hound.
Thanks :)
by Tom S
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 3rd October 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 949

Re: Spoilers for 3rd October 2018

David Williams wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:10 pm
Tom S wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:20 pm
No joy for Unstarted in R1....
Those of us who followed it with DISAGREER in R2 would have got off to a pretty poor start.
Nearly cost me against Mike :)
by Tom S
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 3rd October 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 949

Re: Spoilers for 3rd October 2018

Good quality game there. Feel for Tealin a bit as he is unlucky to lose on 87, and could have definitely gone on to win a few more, but those small letters errors cost him in the end, as it could have easily been a losing score of 95-100+ for him without them. But Mike starts off with a strong score...
by Tom S
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 3rd October 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 949

Spoilers for 3rd October 2018

No joy for Unstarted in R1....
by Tom S
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 2nd October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 68)
Replies: 5
Views: 837

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 2nd October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 68)

Think that is single handedly the 2 best named contestants we have ever seen, and they were nice lads too :)
by Tom S
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 105
Views: 10386

Re: C of C Draw......

Good Evening, I don't often post on this forum but I've seen things about CoC on here and as my name was mentioned, felt I needed to respond. Firstly, I will admit openly I am disappointed I didn't make it to the CoC as I am sure others were who didn't qualify, but the truth is, from my POV, I didn...
by Tom S
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 112
Views: 26677

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Marc Meakin wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:47 pm
Charles Aznavour
Always liked " She" , and saw him being interviewed by Piers Morgan I think not so long ago.
by Tom S
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 1st October 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 794

Re: Spoilers for 1st October 2018

Congrats to Robin- a well deserved octochamp. But commiserations to Matt, for the majority of the game it was very strong play by both (especially on the letters front), and the scoreline did seem harsh at the end. Look forward to seeing what he produces come the finals! PS- very fitting for him to ...
by Tom S
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 1st October 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 794

Spoilers for 1st October 2018

Game 8 for Robin. Can he break the history books for the lowest debut score of an octochamp in this modern day format, or will he join the likes of Bob Lunt or Lewis Carson in the 7 wins club. Either way he deserves to make it to the final based on what we have seen so far, so you never know....!
by Tom S
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 105
Views: 10386

Re: C of C Draw......

Best of luck to all filming tomorrow and in the upcoming days- enjoy and here's to some great games!
by Tom S
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 27th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 65)
Replies: 4
Views: 835

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 27th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 65)

At least he has a sense of humour and acknowledges his conundrum inability. But tbf, even though I have seen him play better than today, it does look like it will take quite a player to dethrone him.
by Tom S
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 26th September 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 721

Re: Spoilers for 26th September 2018

Very impressive show for a non-apterite there. 110 and 9 maxes is a great result. Who'd have thought this after seeing his debut???!!!
by Tom S
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 26th September 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 721

Re: Spoilers for 26th September 2018

Pondered about Handwipes in R5
by Tom S
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 26th September 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 721

Spoilers for 26th September 2018

Robin has got off to a good start with 3/3 maxes. Lets see what happens now....
by Tom S
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 24th September 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 940

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: 5
Views: 940

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: 5
Views: 940

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: 7
Views: 1433

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: 1070

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: 1070

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: 1496

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: 1000

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....