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by Ryan Lam
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 22 February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 33)
Replies: 10
Views: 205

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 22 February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 33)

What 5 did Sylvia give in the MOPIEST/POETICISM round? Sounded like MITTS, but there's only one T... Everyone was asking this earlier on, even I did not catch it properly, but I've seen the replay and I heard MITTS as well... Wow that lightning fast Conundrum buzz...I think no one was that fast sin...
by Ryan Lam
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 21st February 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: Spoilers for 21st February 2018

Excellent Job Philip! And poor Jill...just came crashing down like that in just one day (In a matter of hours back in the studio when it was recorded...). Only managed to beat him in R2 with INTRANETS...beat me in R7 and R8 and well done on your FILAGREE spot although Alistair had to put you down wi...
by Ryan Lam
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 20th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 31)
Replies: 10
Views: 304

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 20th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 31)

FOYAITES in R13...this is hands down the best game I've seen since Noel McIlvenny and Eoin Jackson's Quarter-Final on 19 December 2017! Such a shame Becky had to lose in the crucial...oh well and tomorrow's challenger is already know. Who shall prevail? :)
by Ryan Lam
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 15th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 28)
Replies: 6
Views: 648

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

My alternative for R14: 8x(3+1)x4

(P.S. Will not be on the daily chat until next Monday due to Chinese New Year celebrations in case those on Apterous are curious why I'm not there...)
by Ryan Lam
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 9th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 24)
Replies: 5
Views: 725

Re: Spoilers for Friday 9th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 24)

Today's challenger said he'd been on before, but there is no record of a John Owens on the wiki; however, a Jon Owens appeared in Series 22 (roughly 25 years ago) and won one game, which he said he had. Going to move Jon's page to the spelling "John" and add redirects, but please let me know immedi...
by Ryan Lam
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 8th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 23)
Replies: 4
Views: 503

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!
by Ryan Lam
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 7th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 22)
Replies: 6
Views: 628

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

Phil gave his weakest performance imo, but was still competent enough. Will we be seeing him more?- we'll have to see.... :) I think we will! He's spotted good words thus far, IMBUED, UNLINED, FLAMENS, PHIAL I could go on... (P.S. As Johnny is busy today, I will be putting up the recap, should be u...
by Ryan Lam
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 2nd February 2018 Series 78 Prelim 19
Replies: 7
Views: 825

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 suffere...
by Ryan Lam
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 26th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 14)
Replies: 6
Views: 813

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

What a close game...Sam was so on today especially after that nine-letter spot, Chris simply overpowered him...overcoming that moderate 23-point gap and eventually winning by 16 points. Good job Sam on your performance, all I can say is commiserations, but at least you tried...next in the hot seat w...
by Ryan Lam
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 22nd January 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 686

Re: Spoilers for 22nd January 2018

1 invalid word- LEDGING (which was to my surprise, admittedly). I got DELLING...Intel's Dell but sadly not to be...UNSPREADS for a 9 in R12 though I got UNEARTHS. Also, did anyone notice the credits now end much earlier than they used to? I think they started doing this about two or three episodes ...
by Ryan Lam
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 19th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 9)
Replies: 16
Views: 934

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

Stephen R wrote: ↑
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:00 pm
Max of 175 makes it a record, not just in the new 15 format (previous was 166), but outright. The previous best was 173, and is the only other game with 5 nines available.
Thanks Stephen for the clarification! I highly doubt this record will be beaten for many years to come...
by Ryan Lam
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 19th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 9)
Replies: 16
Views: 934

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

Ray Wilding wrote: ↑
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:50 pm
Ludicrous max this game
With a maximum of 175, I believe this is the highest in the history of Countdown...I believe the highest before this was 166 last year?? (Sometime in February/March??)
by Ryan Lam
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 15th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 5)
Replies: 6
Views: 787

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

Elliott Mellor wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:26 pm

Hate to disappoint but no lowager....LOWAGES though.
I meant LOWAGES...dammit! Thanks for correcting me though...
by Ryan Lam
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 15th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 5)
Replies: 6
Views: 787

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

LOWAGER in R13...what a shame Jacob fell at the last hurdle! The episode was recorded at about 2030hrs-ish back on Monday, 23 October 2017 so yeah maybe that explains why...
by Ryan Lam
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: New Episodes of 8/10 Cats Does Countdown
Replies: 3
Views: 2008

Re: New Episodes of 8/10 Cats Does Countdown

Since I'm the main person doing the recapping on the Apterous Wiki and I'm on the forum here there's one coming up next Friday on 19 January 2018 at 9pm! :)
by Ryan Lam
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 5th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 4)
Replies: 9
Views: 832

Re: Spoilers for Friday 5th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 4)

Round 14 Simpler Alternative: (25 + 7) x 10 + 8 + 4, but thanks Jacob for showing off your superb Maths skills there!
by Ryan Lam
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 4th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 3)
Replies: 4
Views: 701

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 4th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 3)

2nd Numbers Alternative if you want to use all: (7+1) x 100 + (6 + 2) x 10
by Ryan Lam
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 3rd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 2)
Replies: 13
Views: 950

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 3rd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 2)

VOLUMED for Round 2...surprising DC missed this. I risked that one though...
by Ryan Lam
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 2nd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 1)
Replies: 8
Views: 740

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 2nd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 1)

First Nine-Letter Word of 2018, PRIZELESS for Round 10!
by Ryan Lam
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1826
Views: 118412

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Hi All, I'm Ryan, also known as "RLSJ1997" on the Countdown Wiki. I have watched the show since 2013 just after the 30th Birthday Championship, but only discovered this website early this year and after watching the more memorable episodes, decided to start recapping. I just joined Apterous but I ha...