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by Ryan Lam
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 18th June 2018 (Series 78, QF3)
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: Spoilers for Monday 18th June 2018 (Series 78, QF3)

WAVELET in R13. Letters: It was pretty much even between both contestants today, although I have to commend Chris' SERRANO in R5 and Dougie's THIMBLE in R8. Then, it was DOVETAILS in R12 that ultimately sealed Dougie's fate as he is now facing Philip on Thursday! I'm sure Dougie's sorry to make Chri...
by Ryan Lam
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 15th June 2018 (Series 78, QF2)
Replies: 14
Views: 659

Re: Spoilers for Friday 15th June 2018 (Series 78, QF2)

Simpler Alternative for R14: (100 x 4) - 25 + (50 ÷ 10) I'm not convinced. It's pretty clunky, and you've used an extra number. If there's a "standard method", it's what Owen put - 100*4-2*10=380. Ok to clarify, my definition of "simpler" is a method that an average person can think of without bein...
by Ryan Lam
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 15th June 2018 (Series 78, QF2)
Replies: 14
Views: 659

Re: Spoilers for Friday 15th June 2018 (Series 78, QF2)

Alright I may be late in the game because China refuses to let me use Lexplorer to do my individual recapping (Because it uses a Google Java Applet unfortunately and they blocked it so too bad..), but I've just finished watching it and here's my analysis but just one alternative today: Simpler Alter...
by Ryan Lam
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 69
Views: 1829

Re: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

Ok, since my game is causing so many problems, I'm sorry to say but I'm offically calling off the game. Until I can sort the flaws in my game, we will not play it here. Sorry for all the inconvenience caused! :(
by Ryan Lam
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 69
Views: 1829

Re: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

Yes congratulations, my game is flawed, we all failed to get any points today! Zarte is too good for all of us! :(
by Ryan Lam
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 14th June 2018 (Series 78, QF1)
Replies: 12
Views: 559

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 14th June 2018 (Series 78, QF1)

Zarte caused Alex Ferguson's brain haemorrhage. Wow. Jesus f**k - dark :lol: That's like something I'd say :lol: Oh well, no one knew Alex would suffer that since this was recorded on Tuesday, 13 March, some two months before he suffered that unfortunately. Nevertheless, wishing him a great recover...
by Ryan Lam
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 69
Views: 1829

Re: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

It's still flawed. If I understand correctly, if I predict Zarte to beat Jan by 100 points, and he actually beats her by 50 then I will get 50 points. If I predict him to beat her 51 points and it's actually 50, I'll get 1 point - rewarding people for being further out isn't really logical. Either ...
by Ryan Lam
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 13th June 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 461

Re: Spoilers for 13th June 2018

Poor Darren, a late night recording plus him unsucessfully risking words did him in eventually, indeed what an EMOTIONAL end to the Prelims of Series 78. Alright with that, here are some stats I thought I'd share based on the 110 Episodes we had thus far in comparison to Series 77: 1. More contestan...
by Ryan Lam
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 69
Views: 1829

Re: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

The point is that with your current scoring everyone should pick who they think is going to win, and then say that they'll win by infinite points. That way if you're right you get infinite points, and if you're wrong you lose nothing. The system last time was that Martin put some predictions to sta...
by Ryan Lam
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 12th June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 109)
Replies: 5
Views: 485

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 12th June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 109)

Only one more show before the finals! Yes I know we're all excited, unlucky Darren, he could've gotten 480 in R6 if he had spotted (2 + 3) x 4 to take off 500, so much for Rachel's method though... I have to agree with Nick that it wasn't really an open goal in R14...you should refer to R9 for that...
by Ryan Lam
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 69
Views: 1829

Re: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

QF1: Tom Chafer-Cook vs Graeme Staples (Prediction: 50 Points) (Actual: 45 Points) (Score: 50-45=5 Points) If I understand this correctly, if you predicted Tom to win by a million and 45 points, you'd get a million points. That is technically correct, although I must admit no one is going to win wi...
by Ryan Lam
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 11th June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 108)
Replies: 3
Views: 404

Re: Spoilers for Monday 11th June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 108)

Just watched the episode after a day's delay in China... I do have to say I feel sorry for Claire...she probably was nervous...and you could probably tell that as well...oh well another one bites the dust but since it's before the Finals I'm sure she won't think about her loss too much...unless of c...
by Ryan Lam
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 69
Views: 1829

Re: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

Owen Carroll wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:06 am

What do you mean would we like his game?
I mean if you all would like to play his game which he had in Series 77 which is what I posted. Oh, once the final start airing, you cannot change our predictions as well!
by Ryan Lam
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 69
Views: 1829

Re: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

Alright let's not go too off-topic please. If you guys would like Martin Hurst's game like I mentioned in my original post, here are the rules and instructions and if you're still confused, I will provide examples from the last Series: 1. Guess how much the difference between both players are for th...
by Ryan Lam
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 69
Views: 1829

Re: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:33 pm
Dougie lost to Mac, not George.
Thanks Zarte, I have corrected it. Sorry I wasn't referencing the Wiki for this part, and best of luck when you're against Jan! :)
by Ryan Lam
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 69
Views: 1829

Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

So, with just three Preliminaries of Series 78 yet to air as of the time of writing, we now know who are the final eight and here they are: Quarter-Finals #1 (14 June): Zarte Siempre (#1 Seed) vs Jan Pask (#8 Seed) Quarter-Finals #2 (15 June): Toby McDonald (#2 Seed) vs Philip Aston (#7 Seed) Quarte...
by Ryan Lam
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 8th June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 107)
Replies: 5
Views: 451

Re: Spoilers for Friday 8th June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 107)

So there you have it, with Mick being defeated Jan's fate has been sealed and we can now confirm today, exactly 6 days and 4 episodes before the Finals, the Finalists of Series 78 and the matches played: Quarter-Finals #1 (14 June): Zarte Siempre (#1 Seed) vs Jan Pask (#8 Seed) Quarter-Finals #2 (15...
by Ryan Lam
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 5th June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 104)
Replies: 16
Views: 1169

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 5th June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 104)

Is it not before 11th or 12th of June? Cause remember if mick gets 5 wins but a higher score than Jan and loses the 6th on the 12th, he can still be in the finals right? But if he wins the next six he'd have to carry on to s79 and Jan would keep her 8th seed position right? I apologise for who I'm ...
by Ryan Lam
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 5th June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 104)
Replies: 16
Views: 1169

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 5th June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 104)

I had no idea Mick was on previously...Nick didn't even mention it, unlike John Owens if you can remember earlier in the Series where he mentioned the fact he was on before! And I've uploaded photos for comparison...seems like Mick hasn't really aged in 21 years! :) John and Anthony Jenkin, another ...
by Ryan Lam
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 4th June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 103)
Replies: 14
Views: 698

Re: Spoilers for Monday 4th June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 103)

Alternative for Round 9 if you want to use all the Numbers: (75 x (4 + 4)) - ((50 ÷ 5) - 2) Spotted NEWBIE in R5 two seconds too late! So I can't take credit for that :( Poor Joy...not so JOYful for her...sorry I couldn't resist making that pun and if you happen to be reading this, I do apologise in...
by Ryan Lam
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 1st June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 102)
Replies: 15
Views: 829

Re: Spoilers for Friday 1st June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 102)

Alternative for Round 9: (75 x 5) + 50 - (4 - 3) Easy Way Out for Round 14: (100 + 10) x 2 Gosh I overlooked the "1" in Round 3 and got 884 instead, what a bad miss! :( Also, had David got 883 Perfectly by finishing his Solution in that same round, the score would have been 62 - 58, so the Conundrum...
by Ryan Lam
Thu May 31, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 78 Ramblings and Spoilers....
Replies: 4
Views: 516

Re: Series 78 Ramblings and Spoilers....

Personally I would not bet on whether there will be a Philip vs Zarte Match. I'm sure Philip is not keen on facing him again after losing to him in early-March. But should that happen, expect a fiercer match than usual. Same applies if Philip vs Toby happens. But yeah, just like what Elliott said, I...
by Ryan Lam
Wed May 30, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 30th May 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 869

Re: Spoilers for 30th May 2018

High Maxing Game, and got two "Nines" in the process! :) Congrats to Johnny for getting that high, even I can't do that! Alternative to Round 6 which is SO MUCH easier and uses all the Numbers: (25 x 5 x 4) - (6 x (9 - 7)) Alternative to Round 14: (75 x 8) - ((10 + 6) x 4) I'm starting to like Jan a...
by Ryan Lam
Tue May 29, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 29th May 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 670

Re: Spoilers for 29th May 2018

SOAKAGE in Round 5. Poor Amy...the Numbers Rounds ultimately sealed her fate...despite getting close enough in R14 it wasn't enough to have a safe win. :(
by Ryan Lam
Wed May 23, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 23rd May 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 505

Re: Spoilers for 23rd May 2018

Alternative for Round 3: (75 + 3) x 9 - (8 - 1)
Alternative for Round 6 if you want to use all the Numbers: 75 + 25 + (8 x 10) - (7 - 2)
Alternative for Round 9: (100 - 2 - 1 - 1) x 4
by Ryan Lam
Thu May 17, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 17th May 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 668

Re: Spoilers for 17th May 2018

Alternative for Ronud 6: ((100 + 6 + 7) x 3) - (9 - 8) Wow that was a close shave for Paul again! If Matthew had his method right in Round 3 it would be 80 - 79 at the end of Round 14 but on all accounts since Paul buzzed in he would have lost anyway. Let's see if he can become the 5th Octochamp or ...
by Ryan Lam
Mon May 14, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 14th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 89)
Replies: 9
Views: 1600

Re: Spoilers for Monday 14th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 89)

Alternative for Round 9 which involves All the Numbers: (75 x (7 - (8 - 6))) - (10 ÷ 10) At the last moment, Curtis lost out to Paul the incumbent Champion. I feel so sorry for him, and Rachel just "rubbing" in saying "I should have went with 4 Large"...oh dear...I was expecting Curtis to win very c...
by Ryan Lam
Tue May 08, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 8th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 85)
Replies: 13
Views: 1742

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 8th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 85)

Excellent Game today Toby! Congratulations as well, I think you might be the first person born in this century to become an Octochamp so you have a record yourself! I feared it might go down to a Crucial Conundrum initially at the start of the show (After all, it's your 8th Game and people do start ...
by Ryan Lam
Fri May 04, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 4th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 83)
Replies: 14
Views: 1540

Re: Spoilers for Friday 4th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 83)

Well done Toby...you have beaten me flat in half the Numbers Round and your MAROUDIS declaration. You do have to feel sorry for Nilesh in the Conundrum, just a single "R" cost him the 10 points, it's identical to what happened on 30 October 2017 if you can remember Tom Brodie incorrectly guessed DIS...
by Ryan Lam
Thu May 03, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 3rd May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 82)
Replies: 9
Views: 1076

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 3rd May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 82)

Toby McDonald wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 2:56 pm
Also, DC got SARCOID in R13 but they must have cut it out for some reason.
Hmm...perhaps Dr. Phil took too much time explaining? Since SARCOID is indeed a diesease...but thanks for letting us know!

Poor Alyssa...hoped she didn't walk off the set in tears...
by Ryan Lam
Thu May 03, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 3rd May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 82)
Replies: 9
Views: 1076

Spoilers for Thursday 3rd May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 82)

Wow...just wow...what a bloodbath. Alyssa has been "massacred" by Toby who scores Triple 1 today. Sorry Alyssa and I mean no offence if you happen to be reading this. You do have to feel sorry for her, she kept blanking out on Letters Round, blanking out on easy Numbers Round (Especially the last on...
by Ryan Lam
Wed May 02, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 2nd May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 81)
Replies: 5
Views: 866

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 2nd May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 81)

At this rate scores wise, we could be getting a new member of the 900 club! Stephen Read has said his score now ties his score when he had his first four wins around the same time last year...I can confirm that is correct, who knows maybe he'll equal his performance if nothing goes wrong! He is now...
by Ryan Lam
Tue May 01, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 1st May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 80)
Replies: 5
Views: 1069

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 1st May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 80)

Well done on Triple Wins now Toby! I have to say poor Colin...it was painful as a viewer to watch him suffer Round after Round with his invalid words, perhaps he was too distracted by your outfit (Please don't take offence! It really looked like those old Prisoner outfits I must say!) Nevertheless, ...
by Ryan Lam
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: CoC XV
Replies: 3
Views: 1268

Re: CoC XV

Hmm...I speculate maybe that could happen next year? To coincide with the 7000th Episode? Given that CoC XIV happened in 2016 and the 30th Birthday Championship in 2013, so does it mean three years apart? Unless they want to invite the best of Series 78 to 80 then maybe it's in 2020.
by Ryan Lam
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 26th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 78)
Replies: 13
Views: 1428

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 26th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 78)

Well done Toby and congrtulations on your Teapot! Your mum must be proud of you! I take back my word on Becky vs Jill's game on being the best game...this has now become the best game of the Series! (Sorry, the former drops to 2nd place on my list now!) I was hoping you would win and it looked like ...
by Ryan Lam
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 25th April 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 785

Re: Spoilers for 25th April 2018

Poor Maria had a bit of a mare today, felt for her.... Yeah me too...especially when your opponent is a professional golf player who definitely has a reputation outside the studio. Oh and just to mention this if you paid close attention to the opening: https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/22/17144208/ro...
by Ryan Lam
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 24th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 76)
Replies: 3
Views: 806

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 24th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 76)

Alternative to R9: (100 + (7 + 1) x 8) x 2

Feel free to disagree with me, but IMO it was a bad miss for both contestants in R14. And wow, we haven't seen a high Max game in a while now! Getting REIGNITES and PARANOIDS is good enough for me!
by Ryan Lam
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 20th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 74)
Replies: 7
Views: 962

Re: Spoilers for Friday 20th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 74)

Brett Davids wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:42 pm
It’s all got quite filthy today.
Yeah, if one round wasn't enough... with all the GROPE and ORGASM coupled in as well...:oops: Love the conundrum, at least Countdown gave a NOD to BREXIT in some way...
by Ryan Lam
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 19 April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 73)
Replies: 1
Views: 702

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 19 April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 73)

Susie's choice for word of the day was a rather huge help during the conundrum. I literally LOL-ed when the answer was revealed, I thought to myself "Has an OOW ever benefited a contestant on the show?" The answer can be found here today! UPLINKED in R12...I'm berating myself for missing MARSUPIA i...
by Ryan Lam
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 16th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 70)
Replies: 17
Views: 1734

Re: Spoilers for Monday 16th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 70)

There are no vowels in RHYTHM Thanks. Nick should be explaining these though. Same here! I had no idea what was the relation until I had a closer look at the word and thought to myself "Oh yeah..." Alternative to R3 if you want to use all the Numbers: (10 x 7) + 50 + 9 - 6 + 4 Good job on both cont...
by Ryan Lam
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 13th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 69)
Replies: 3
Views: 803

Re: Spoilers for Friday 13th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 69)

DOTARD in R2.

What a close shave from Dougie! I guess Andy most likely panicked...I genuinely thought he got the answer! I screamed in horror when he didn't as it meant an automatic loss from that point on...What a clever one today...MRGOTNINE...I'm sure Mr. Mackay got that one...
by Ryan Lam
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 10th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 66)
Replies: 2
Views: 825

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 10th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 66)

UNLADES in R7. I should have risked that because that's what I had...went for a safe 6 which was DELAYS. Fortunately I didn't risk POMERONE in R8 because that's not valid...but I didn't know POMERON was there and went for OPENER instead. I feel sorry for Colin, when it came to Numbers it all went w...
by Ryan Lam
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 9th April 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 771

Re: Spoilers for 9th April 2018

Although the scores don't suggest it, the play today was of a very nice standard, and I believe that Dougie has the potential to go and make it 8.... Same goes for me...I believe he could have gone higher today if the scenario where three of the rounds had no one scoring did not exist...Numbers are...
by Ryan Lam
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 6th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 64)
Replies: 6
Views: 945

Re: Spoilers for Friday 6th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 64)

Was TEAPOT not mentioned in R10? Don't think so. Very solid I thought from the geezer today - Dougie was it? Yes, Dougie was the challenger...hopefully he will be able to survive. R6 Alternative if you want to use all the Numbers: 100 ÷ 2 x (7 x (4 - 1) - 3) I got RESCINDED in a second because I me...
by Ryan Lam
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 5th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 63)
Replies: 8
Views: 1161

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 5th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 63)

Thomas Cappleman wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:59 pm
Ryan Lam wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:58 pm
samir pilica wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:45 pm
R 11 EMOCORE
Sorry Samir but I searched it up and unfortunately it's not in! :(
https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/emo
The word is valid but what I meant that there was only one "E" in the selection!
by Ryan Lam
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 5th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 63)
Replies: 8
Views: 1161

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 5th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 63)

R 11 EMOCORE Sorry Samir but I searched it up and unfortunately it's not in! :( This is probably one of the few days I can solve all 4 Numbers Puzzle without thinking TOO much...poor George...RELEASING and DROOPIER from Luke did him in...oh well but the former is now position #5 on the Rankings of ...
by Ryan Lam
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 3rd April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 61)
Replies: 6
Views: 1065

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 3rd April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 61)

Very good game today, unlucky for Michael to lose on that score, but both played very well, good game to watch (maybe George is going up in my estimations)..... Yeah, I just hope he avoids having to face a Crucial Conundrum every time, because as long as the opponent snatches it and gets the correc...
by Ryan Lam
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Easter Monday 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 973

Re: Spoilers for Easter Monday 2018

George Armstrong replied to my video about the Tiebreaker on YouTube (You can search it up...), there was actually another conundrum which would have unscrambled to become POLEAXING. Of course, no one got it and because of time constraints, this was cut. I myself would not have gotten it either alon...
by Ryan Lam
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Easter Monday 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 973

Re: Spoilers for Easter Monday 2018

Wow what a game, first Tiebreaker since Moose Rosser vs Michael Hooker on 22 May 2017! And so the final episode recorded in 2017 has been transmitted, can George survive come 22 January 2018? We'll find out from tomorrow!
by Ryan Lam
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 30th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 59)
Replies: 10
Views: 1315

Re: Spoilers for Friday 30th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 59)

((25 - 8) x 10) + 75 - 10 - 4 as an Alternative to R9...can't believe I solved this one at the very last second! (100 ÷ 25 x 2 x 75) + 3 as an Alternative to R14. Loved the way Jay slowly unravelled PEATINESS in R13... :lol: and I'm kicking myself for failing to solve PRUDENTLY in the conundrum...my...
by Ryan Lam
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 28th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 57)
Replies: 13
Views: 969

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 28th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 57)

Got the conundrum quickly which surely isn't that hard? Same here and I'm proud of it, partly because no one from the audience solved it...this is one of the rare times I've solved it when the contestants and audience failed to...REWINDING from last year was another one... Alternative for R9 which ...
by Ryan Lam
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 27th March 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1242

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 27th March 2018

UNTESTED in R2...I chickened out on VROOMED in R1... Had Glen got ORDAINERS in R13 and solved 530 in R14, he would have beaten John 76 - 72 but sadly that was not to be (Note that obtaining the former only would still have been enough to beat him, the score would have been 73 - 72! It hurts when you...
by Ryan Lam
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 26th March 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1250

Re: Spoilers for Monday 26th March 2018

Tom S wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:20 pm
SAMURAI as a R1 beater.
There's MARSUPIA to take it one step further...

And what a bad miss forr me in R5 for ENATIONS...I had NATIONS...

Oh, and did anyone notice the continuity announcement failed at the very end? Looks like no voice came on...
by Ryan Lam
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 23rd March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 54)
Replies: 4
Views: 891

Re: Spoilers for Friday 23rd March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 54)

MOULAGE a beater in R1. Got this one though..the rest nah...LAWSUIT in R11 though (Thanks to me watching so many cases about law and order on YouTube...) Got to admit what a nice solve from Rachel from R14...I only managed 283 which was Glen's method until he went wrong. And finally, what an Anti-c...
by Ryan Lam
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 22nd March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 53)
Replies: 7
Views: 1152

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 22nd March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 53)

I initally thought R3 was going to be impossible until I realised I needed 14 x 70 for 980 to be near enough and voila...it was the closest anyone could get! For R6, I only had 350...repeating numbers in all the rounds today...usually if there are two "10"s that would be enough to throw me off alrea...
by Ryan Lam
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 21st March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 52)
Replies: 13
Views: 1174

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 21st March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 52)

Btw- the goody bag has changed, don't know whether today is the start of this new goody bag, or whether it has appeared over this past week and I have been unobservant.... You are very observant and you are right! Today the Goody Bag has indeed changed! I was searching through my DVR comparing yest...
by Ryan Lam
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 21st March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 52)
Replies: 13
Views: 1174

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 21st March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 52)

I made the same mistake as Mohsin in R1...thought PLAUDIT was in but sadly not...

Anyone in R4 spotted that rude-word almost immediately? Because I did... 8-)

CITATORS in R8 and Simpler Alternative for R9: (50 x 6) - 9 - 5 + 1
by Ryan Lam
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 20th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 51)
Replies: 7
Views: 935

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 20th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 51)

Wow what a good game today! Especially Mohsin, from Saudi Arabia, the first foreign contestant in ages (If you don't include Lena Hamre earlier this Series who was originally from Norway), flew all the way to the UK just to be on the show, wow! (Imagine if I could pay the expenses and fly from Singa...
by Ryan Lam
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 19th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 50)
Replies: 9
Views: 982

Re: Spoilers for Monday 19th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 50)

Loved the way Maria used RAINOUT to her advantage in R7...I totally did not see that one coming...and how did I miss MIGALOOS in R13 when I've heard this word so many times when I was on tour in Australia three times? Hmm... Alternative for R9 if you want to use all the numbers: (75 + 9 + 4 + 1 + 1)...
by Ryan Lam
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 16th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 49)
Replies: 7
Views: 905

Re: Spoilers for Friday 16th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 49)

Loved the way the Audience sighed when they couldn't unscramble HUBREGION for NEIGHBOUR at the end, the only way I solved it was because my Economics Teacher linked all three separate words during the Topic of Globalization...that goes for me for the R6 and R14...misdeclared and couldn't see the 1 f...