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by Tom S
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants
Replies: 26
Views: 3268

Re: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:55 am
Tom S wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:22 pm
Chris Thorn.
Not sure I fully agree with this, or at least he isn't of the standard of a lot of the people mentioned in this thread.
Suppose I am thinking of him in terms of this series, and whilst I agree with the statement aforesaid, I still think he is worthy of a spot on here....
by Tom S
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants
Replies: 26
Views: 3268

Re: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants

Chris Thorn.
by Tom S
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 16th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 29)
Replies: 4
Views: 435

Re: Spoilers for Friday 16th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 29)

Simon seemed nice, but he was not on game at all today. Becky is not bad, and consistent on the numbers, but don't feel she will last long..... Have to agree with this. Definitely beatable. Alistair seems to be a fairly decent player if he indeed is getting all the words he claimed, MILIEUS beat me...
by Tom S
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 16th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 29)
Replies: 4
Views: 435

Re: Spoilers for Friday 16th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 29)

Simon seemed nice, but he was not on game at all today. Becky is not bad, and consistent on the numbers, but don't feel she will last long.....
by Tom S
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 15th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 28)
Replies: 6
Views: 541

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 15th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 28)

Joyce Phillips wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:26 pm
Happy New Year Ryan.
Seconded- happy new year :)
by Tom S
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 14th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 27)
Replies: 5
Views: 496

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 14th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 27)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:02 pm
Tom S wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:10 pm
Tony Atkins wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:56 pm
Well done to Phil
I second Tony's comment here, Phil has had a good run and if it wasn't for a difficult conundrum then he may have overtaken Chris in the seeding so far....
Picking a fourth vowel occasionally might have helped him too...
Ha :D
by Tom S
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing S78 thread, will contain SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 401

Re: Ongoing S78 thread, will contain SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!!!!

In fact, maybe someone should do so, because my calculation is rubbish. So will withdraw from doing this. I can assist with badged/medalled words, but anything calculation-wise has made me stop, after going wrong on Jacob's profile.....
by Tom S
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing S78 thread, will contain SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 401

Ongoing S78 thread, will contain SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!!!!

So have taken it upon myself to start the same thing which Martin did for the last series. I do have a bit of a lack of effort to pursue this throughout out the series, so if anyone volunteers to take over, I would be grateful :) The explanation of how this rolled has been explained here and the sam...
by Tom S
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 14th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 27)
Replies: 5
Views: 496

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 14th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 27)

Tony Atkins wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:56 pm
Well done to Phil
I second Tony's comment here, Phil has had a good run and if it wasn't for a difficult conundrum then he may have overtaken Chris in the seeding so far....
by Tom S
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 13th February 2018.
Replies: 6
Views: 599

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 13th February 2018.

Cracking play by Phil today, beating me overall on the final conundrum, which was (inevitable and) partially down to the disallowal of BULLIER on my part. It's surely safe to say we'll see him in the finals.... :) He's playing strong for sure. Do wish he'd desist from saying "I've got a..." every t...
by Tom S
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 13th February 2018.
Replies: 6
Views: 599

Spoilers for Tuesday 13th February 2018.

Cracking play by Phil today, beating me overall on the final conundrum, which was (inevitable and) partially down to the disallowal of BULLIER on my part. It's surely safe to say we'll see him in the finals.... :)
by Tom S
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can
Replies: 61
Views: 5424

Re: Things you can't do that it always seems like everyone else can

Basic cooking. I am happy to inspire with uncomplicated veggie recipes and words of encouragement if needed. (Yes, I do have some uncomplicated recipes before someone chimes in) Ah thanks- have terrible co-ordination which makes the basic cooking tasks a slog, hence I've added it in here.... ;)
by Tom S
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 12th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 25)
Replies: 4
Views: 596

Re: Spoilers for Monday 12th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 25)

A very solid display by both- Phil has come across some fairly solid competition over his time- similarly to another contestant who's gone on to do quite well in this series so far ;) . Perhaps it is an omen. Was generally very hard to max all the letters today as there were many complex little word...
by Tom S
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cooking
Replies: 47
Views: 2098

Re: Cooking

My cooking skills are non-existent-but enjoy being the receiver of good food ;) My "Come Dine With Me" would be very simplistic, which represents my ability of cooking, but from time to time I like baking, so maybe that could save me from a potential kitchen disaster. Starter-hmmm a small pasta dis...
by Tom S
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cooking
Replies: 47
Views: 2098

Re: Cooking

My cooking skills are non-existent-but enjoy being the receiver of good food ;) My "Come Dine With Me" would be very simplistic, which represents my ability of cooking, but from time to time I like baking, so maybe that could save me from a potential kitchen disaster. Starter-hmmm a small pasta dish...
by Tom S
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 6th February 2018.
Replies: 6
Views: 684

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 6th February 2018.

Surprised BRONZE isn't in as an adjective, otherwise could have had BRONZEST for r1. Seems as plausible as PUCEST or MAUVEST :) Seconded Martin, did have my doubts about it and Bronziest, but BRONZEST definitely seemed a feasible proposition (was thinking it must be in for the reasons you stated), ...
by Tom S
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 8th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 23)
Replies: 4
Views: 491

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 8th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 23)

What a good challenger Alyn was today! Especially the fast conundrum solve, makes him an excellent player and highest score without any wins at 86 points in the Series thus far! It was a good standard today. I think the champion has a good chance of being an octochamp. Seconded- felt for Alyn- very...
by Tom S
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Probably won't interest many but....
Replies: 8
Views: 1078

Re: Probably won't interest many but....

The best song won this evening..... I agree, although I'm a bit biased as I stuck a few quid on SuRie as soon as I saw how her odds were plummeting. I've never seen anything quite like it betting-wise. The heavy favourite before anyone sang (Asanda) went from 1/2 to 8/11 to evens while she was sing...
by Tom S
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Probably won't interest many but....
Replies: 8
Views: 1078

Re: Probably won't interest many but....

The best song won this evening.....
by Tom S
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 7th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 22)
Replies: 6
Views: 619

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 7th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 22)

Ah hard luck Lisa! Was rooting for her towards the end, but she was unlucky in the fact that 6 small was of a tricky level. Phil gave his weakest performance imo, but was still competent enough. Will we be seeing him more?- we'll have to see.... :)
by Tom S
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 6th February 2018.
Replies: 6
Views: 684

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 6th February 2018.

Plus, was anyone frustrated that Phil didn't opt for a final vowel on the last letters? Little bit -- either a final E or A would have given a fairly simple 9. FAVELAS as a beater to LOAVES/HALVES. 2nd Numbers Alt.: 75 * 8 - 25 * (5 - 3) - 1 Optimal efficiency 1-away solution on 3rd numbers: (25 + ...
by Tom S
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 6th February 2018.
Replies: 6
Views: 684

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 6th February 2018.

Plus, was anyone frustrated that Phil didn't opt for a final vowel on the last letters?
by Tom S
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 6th February 2018.
Replies: 6
Views: 684

Spoilers for Tuesday 6th February 2018.

Some strong play by Phil today, who took me to a crucial (partially due to my silly miss of 959), and never particularly had a huge challenge with Simon, who, albeit seemed very nice, seemed to lose the grip of things early on. I can see Phil staying in the champion's seat for a few games at least, ...
by Tom S
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 5th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 20)
Replies: 10
Views: 859

Re: Spoilers for Monday 5th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 20)

Had RESTOWED as well. Caught up when I needed to, as through some misses, Phil had a 12 point lead, but I took it in the end. There seemed to be quite a few words which were quite complex maxes. Got 7 maxes which was not too bad. Also nice to see the quality being raised a bit today, thanks to some ...
by Tom S
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 2nd February 2018 Series 78 Prelim 19
Replies: 7
Views: 812

Re: Spoilers for Friday 2nd February 2018 Series 78 Prelim 19

I guess the most relevant example to provide her is Samir who made it to the last CoC despite being from Croatia (I think Croatia...), so it's not totally unheard of or without higher precedent, but that's not to undermine Friday's challenge. Samir was the first person who came to mind regarding fo...
by Tom S
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 2nd February 2018 Series 78 Prelim 19
Replies: 7
Views: 812

Re: Spoilers for Friday 2nd February 2018 Series 78 Prelim 19

How rare it is for someone who is not of British Origin to be a contestant on the show, and the last place you'd probably expect...Norway! I really have to applaud Lena's effort and she truely is a fan of the show having watched and played along since 2010... I really pity her...she probably suffer...
by Tom S
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 1st February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 18)
Replies: 7
Views: 629

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 1st February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 18)

Pretty bland game-with 2 players of an average ability, though don't think we'll be seeing David for too much longer. Despite that, well done both on getting a 9. Louise seemed like a nice lady but that bad miss on the final numbers cost her.
by Tom S
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 30th January 2018.
Replies: 6
Views: 634

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 30th January 2018.

If you're going to encourage him to start posting his scores again (Personally not a fan, but not enough so that I was going to vocally try and stop him), can he (and anyone else) at least post a picture of their scorepad. It's far more interesting to see how people ACTUALLY did, rather than just s...
by Tom S
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 30th January 2018.
Replies: 6
Views: 634

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 30th January 2018.

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:31 pm
What were your scores against the contestants?
111-96 (Chris- crucial this time), 111-46 (Ryan).
by Tom S
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 30th January 2018.
Replies: 6
Views: 634

Spoilers for Tuesday 30th January 2018.

Great play by Chris today, a worthy octo-champ, who definitely put in his best performance today (when it counted :) ), though it's fair to say he's faced some tough opposition, but a credit to himself is holding his nerve very well, something that would be a negative for many players. Nice to see a...
by Tom S
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 29th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 15)
Replies: 6
Views: 618

Re: Spoilers for Monday 29th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 15)

Very solid game and play by both- Paul easily could have won a few games, and a bit like the game on Friday, it was an unfortunate draw, and like Sam, his score wasn't a fair representation of his play. Excited to see whether tomorrow we see our first octochamp of 2018 crowned..... exciting stuff :)
by Tom S
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)
Replies: 24
Views: 1217

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:51 pm
Tom S wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:47 pm
Is there a good place on here to record results for personal use, as it is probably the best place for me to do so?
I use an excel spreadsheet if that's what you're referring to :)
Ah cool thx for that! :)
by Tom S
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)
Replies: 24
Views: 1217

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)

Is there a good place on here to record results for personal use, as it is probably the best place for me to do so?
by Tom S
Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 26th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 14)
Replies: 6
Views: 800

Re: Spoilers for Friday 26th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 14)

I feel very sorry for Sam, too, cracking player. But Chris made an excellent comeback and made for some very good TV. What a game!!!!!! I was certain Sam had it as well, and by Chris' reaction at the end I think he thought he was very lucky! Apart from those points, I believe Chris has the full pote...
by Tom S
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)
Replies: 24
Views: 1217

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)

I like Tom's reports and think I would miss them if they stopped. Oh, don't get me wrong, it's good that he comments nicely on the game in general terms and would encourage more people to do this - I just think that publicly displaying every day that he (more often than not) beats both players whil...
by Tom S
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Probably won't interest many but....
Replies: 8
Views: 1078

Re: Probably won't interest many but....

The best singer is the youngster. To be fair the singing by all of them is not a problem it's the songs that are dire. Although tbf. Ed Sheeran could compose and sing one and we still wouldn't win I don't like her song though :) seems popular with fans on the other hand. My favourite song is "Storm...
by Tom S
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)
Replies: 24
Views: 1217

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)

Anyone freak out with the letters selection at the beginning of R4? Nope, but now that you've spotted it it's pretty remarkable -- the first six letters were identical to those in the previous letters round! I'm sure Graeme could tell us if that's ever happened before. Yeah, me and my mum noticed i...
by Tom S
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Probably won't interest many but....
Replies: 8
Views: 1078

Probably won't interest many but....

You may not thank me as you have clicked on my click-bait title. On the 7th Feb 2018 in the Brighton Dome, The UK will chose 1 out of 6 songs to compete for us at this years Eurovision in Lisbon. Here are the singers and song titles (BBC going for unknown artists again) and a combo of jury and telev...
by Tom S
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 112
Views: 20380

Re: Countdowners in the news

It is an absolute tragic story. Stories like that should encourage people to just ask anyone they know, whether it be a family or a friend, it is so important to just ask people simple things like that. As someone who is suffering from anxiety and being agrophobic, I have experienced similar things,...
by Tom S
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 23rd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 11)
Replies: 11
Views: 822

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 23rd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 11)

Philip Wilson wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:20 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:56 pm


And six smalls...

(Actually I don't mind six smalls, but are difficult rounds always a bad thing?)
And the 6 small was easier by far than the 2 1L numbers rounds that had come before it, one of them being impossible :-)
I am inclined to agree!
by Tom S
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)
Replies: 24
Views: 1217

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:27 pm
Tom S wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:58 pm
My play was off today- but thankfully Chris did not take me to a crucial.
It would have been an absolutely disaster if he had I'm sure, that really would have tarnished the reputation of everyone here.
Haha lol- good sense of personality ;)
by Tom S
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)
Replies: 24
Views: 1217

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)

My play was off today- but thankfully Chris did not take me to a crucial. It was a game with 2 solid players, with Ann not being quite able to keep up in the end with Chris. He does need to up his game though from today, as his letters could have been more consistent in places (though I am being qui...
by Tom S
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 23rd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 11)
Replies: 11
Views: 822

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 23rd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 11)

Some horrible selections today - no doubt due to mass consonant picking. You mean the same habit that got us a 175 max on Friday? :P The only beater today was DUELLIST/GUILLETS -- did anyone here max the DUELLIST round? Meh, it's still a fact that a lot of rounds have been strangled due to picking ...
by Tom S
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 23rd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 11)
Replies: 11
Views: 822

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 23rd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 11)

I did not max that round- the letters were nasty for the most of it, and also the numbers were tricky, too. I did feel for Todd a bit, as he was a solid player and could have got a teapot and win a few games, was just a shame as I think the nerves took over at the end. My scores for today: Me:112-57...
by Tom S
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants
Replies: 26
Views: 3268

Re: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants

Ian Volante wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:33 pm
Tom S wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:01 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:32 pm
Bradley Cates?
Definitely.
Meh, I beat him, can't be that good.
Hah, albeit about 10 years ago- a rematch would be interesting :) ;)
by Tom S
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants
Replies: 26
Views: 3268

Re: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:32 pm
Bradley Cates?
Definitely.
by Tom S
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 22nd January 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 681

Re: Spoilers for 22nd January 2018

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:23 pm
UNTHREADS to beat THUNDERS
ARRONDI to beat ORDAIN

Wish they'd start picking more vowels, mind...that last round was screaming for ATOMISED...
I was screaming for an I in R4 for SEALPOINT. But some are just like that. Left UNTRASHED in the UNTHREADS round so a good false anagram to remember.
by Tom S
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants
Replies: 26
Views: 3268

Re: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants

Essentially all the non-apterites of S77.
by Tom S
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 22nd January 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 681

Spoilers for 22nd January 2018

Very good play by Chris today, who is certainly octo-champ material, and the best player we've seen this year, I do doubt as to whether he will be unseated for a while. Terry was consistent enough on the letters, but Chris was on good form today. Admittedly, I lost a few points to him on 2 longer wo...
by Tom S
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 19th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 9)
Replies: 16
Views: 928

Re: Spoilers for Friday 19th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 9)

Was anyone else rather enraged when Chris went 6 small, given the circumstances? Very glad Rachel managed to come through on that one. Don't really see a problem with it. Nothing was really at stake. Why do you? I think if the sum was a simple 6S, then maybe people would not be moaning, but as it w...
by Tom S
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 19th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 9)
Replies: 16
Views: 928

Re: Spoilers for Friday 19th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 9)

On any other day, I'd be very happy with my scores, but missing CRAFTIEST and TRANSPIRE were bad points for me. Shame Mary didn't go any further, but Chris is a very good player and I am sure he will do well in the games to come.
My scores for today:
Me:137-55 (Mary)
Me:131-73 (Chris).
by Tom S
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 18th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 8)
Replies: 3
Views: 618

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 18th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 8)

MISFARED in Round 8 for me! Yep, I got this too :) Mary's certainly able to hold her own, her only let down is her massive conundrum fallibility - she's not solved any and it's not as if she's had difficult conundrums either. Still, I reckon she's probably capable of octoing, and would love to see ...
by Tom S
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 17th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 7)
Replies: 6
Views: 694

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 17th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 7)

Mary's had some solid scores over these past 3 games, we'll have to see how she does as the games go by. Admittedly, her numbers are better than her letters, and I did miss the 831 sum, which I shouldn't have :roll: , which meant that she did come within a crucial margin after that point, but I did ...
by Tom S
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 15th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 5)
Replies: 6
Views: 784

Re: Spoilers for Monday 15th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 5)

what a shame Jacob fell at the last hurdle! I am also sad to see Jacob go He was a bit annoying though, right? I suppose if you consider "and a better one, please", each time after a bad letter came out, then I get where you're coming from. But he seemed like a nice, happy chap who clearly has a bi...
by Tom S
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 16th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 6)
Replies: 7
Views: 859

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 16th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 6)

Though 888 was a bit of a bad miss considering the fact that he had 811 which was a bit more complex. Have to pick on this - what method did you use that was so complex? There was plenty of easy methods available. I'd say the 888 was harder. Oops! meant 483, solely on the fact that that it was a 6 ...
by Tom S
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 16th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 6)
Replies: 7
Views: 859

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 16th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 6)

Solid play by both- Glen was unlucky towards the end considering the fact that he was not a bad player and that the 6 small did not work in his favour. Though 888 was a bit of a bad miss considering the fact that he had 811 which was a bit more complex. Also, had MISPAID in one of the later rounds. ...
by Tom S
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 16th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 6)
Replies: 7
Views: 859

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 16th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 6)

Ray Wilding wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:15 pm
Surprised Susie didn't extend Mary's NOTATE to ANNOTATE in R1.
Bad miss! I was doubting as to whether I was seeing a phantom letter there :D