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by Nick Deller
Tue May 19, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: When Countdown episodes run out
Replies: 80
Views: 11923

Re: When Countdown episodes run out

Hi all, I think I can resolve the mystery of today’s episode for you, in a slightly disappointing manner. Basically, although he’s ok, Chris put in a request that his two games not be reshown for personal reasons. Obviously it was a big ask, so he’s grateful to the producers for their understanding ...
by Nick Deller
Wed Nov 11, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Supreme Championship (Mark I) Question
Replies: 6
Views: 2603

Re: Supreme Championship (Mark I) Question

At about 4:05 in this clip , Whiteley appears to be telling us that they're about to invite applications from all and sundry for the first time. I'm sure I remember reading (on GevinCountdown perhaps?) that up to this point it had all been done through the Scrabble scene. Can someone confirm? Not e...
by Nick Deller
Tue Sep 08, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Classic Episodes
Replies: 34
Views: 11063

Re: Countdown Classic Episodes

The trailer shows Richard Stilgoe holding up a card with a jocular 9 letter nonword, which fits perfectly with the details we know about July 3rd 1991 (Season 22 Ep 3).
by Nick Deller
Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Series 70 - 2014 onwards.
Replies: 175
Views: 35545

Re: Series 70 - 2014 onwards.

Arriving late at the discussion, and there's a potential Thing That Might Look Bad hidden in the idea. * Countdown Studio, November 2013. Contestant declares NUWORD. Susie regretfully explains that "although you do hear a lot about NUWORD these days, as you can see, it's not made it into ODO just ye...
by Nick Deller
Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:30 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: What's your Bevins Number?
Replies: 65
Views: 13324

Re: What's your Bevins Number?

What's the 'THING' about series 54 then??? I can do this one! It contains a highly unusual sequence where, after Matthew Shore's Octochamp run ended, none of the next 18 champions reached the series finals. Once you hit Jon Corby, you still have to make several steps to get to Conor and start linki...
by Nick Deller
Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday June 5th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 49)
Replies: 16
Views: 2334

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday June 5th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 4

Superb performance there, Glen. I believe that's the 3rd highest début score by anybody (discounting 2nd débuts.) :geek: Nice, but this was a 2nd début. The series 23 Glen Webb is the same person. :geek: :geek: Really, that's very controversial if it's true........................... :shock: :shock...
by Nick Deller
Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday June 5th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 49)
Replies: 16
Views: 2334

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday June 5th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 4

James Robinson wrote:Superb performance there, Glen. I believe that's the 3rd highest début score by anybody (discounting 2nd débuts.) :geek:
Nice, but this was a 2nd début. The series 23 Glen Webb is the same person. :geek: :geek:
by Nick Deller
Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:02 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1452
Views: 351910

Re: Ask Graeme?

Thanks for the thorough answer on "longest duration of championhood", Clive Freedman and Mark Kingston best reflect what I was looking for but the other contestants of note are interesting too. No idea what's going on with the Andrew Perry/Martin Howell game. What numbers game had the best solution ...
by Nick Deller
Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Masters 2013
Replies: 13
Views: 3391

Re: Apterous Masters 2013

Hope I'm not treading on toes, but here's the full draw (as made in Aptochat from 19:00, 02/03/2013). Errors and omissions entirely my own. Completed matches and qualifying players in bold . Qualifying Round (Best of 3) Chris Hare vs. Jon Stitcher (2-0) Matthew Tassier vs. Sean D (2-0) Jen Steadman ...
by Nick Deller
Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:23 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: 30BC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday March 1st 2013
Replies: 132
Views: 19143

Re: 30BC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday March 1st 2013

BTW someone should edit the part of the apterous wiki main page where you click on The Highest Score Ever. Good shout, will sort that in a moment. I updated some of the records either yesterday or earlier but someone with a better memory for stats than I may like to check it through. While we're do...
by Nick Deller
Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Word of the tournament?
Replies: 37
Views: 6038

Re: Word of the tournament?

Loads of fabulous stuff, but Ben's STOTTY takes it for me. An obscure and ridiculous darren using a highly unlikely subset of TGYEOETST, and the only round Conor lost in the entire tournament. What's not to like?
by Nick Deller
Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: 30BC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday March 1st 2013
Replies: 132
Views: 19143

Re: 30BC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday March 1st 2013

How on earth do you fit that amount of perfect into 36 short minutes of airtime? Kudos, people. Kudos. :D
by Nick Deller
Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1452
Views: 351910

Re: Ask Graeme?

Graeme: you remarked in today's recap about Rachael's long wait to resume her position in the champion's chair - and I think we're all looking forward to that. But which contestants took the longest time on screen between starting and concluding a) an octochamp run and b) any champion's run?
by Nick Deller
Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: 16 seeds in the finals please
Replies: 15
Views: 2786

Re: 16 seeds in the finals please

16 seeds is probably too much, and a 1 vs. 16 match would realistically add very little to the tournament. Might be nice to fill out the finals to exactly two recording days though, by having evenly matched 8 vs. 9, 7 vs. 10 and possibly 6 vs. 11 as preliminary play-ins for a place in the quarter-fi...
by Nick Deller
Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Good news, Gevin!
Replies: 22
Views: 3123

Re: Good news, Gevin!

Pleased but worried by this. I'm pleased because I've got my logical hat on, and if C4 wants to increase the amount of commercial time then it presumably means they're having no problems selling the slots - that's got to be reassuring for the long term health of the show. I also think it's a fairer ...
by Nick Deller
Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:23 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 19th February 2013 (30th Champs, Round 2, Game 7)
Replies: 10
Views: 2201

Re: Tuesday 19th February 2013 (30th Champs, Round 2, Game 7

David Williams wrote:
Nick Deller wrote:Round 14: 75, 1, 7, 4, 6, 9. Target: 165.

C1: 165. ((6-4)*75)+9+7-1 (10)
C2: 165. ((75+7)*(6-4))+1 (10)
Score: 67–105 (max 107)

Lots of routes to this one. I preferred 75+((6+4)*10), but if you get there it doesn't matter how you get there!
Oops, clumsy. :oops: Fixed - ta.
by Nick Deller
Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 19th February 2013 (30th Champs, Round 2, Game 7)
Replies: 10
Views: 2201

Re: Tuesday 19th February 2013 (30th Champs, Round 2, Game 7

Proper cake or no cake, ta. :-D And thanks for the compliments chaps, nice to know it's up to scratch! I'll probably keep it as a one-off though, it's really eye-opening to find out first hand the effort that needs to go into a good recap. I'm a little bit more appreciative than I already was of all...
by Nick Deller
Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 19th February 2013 (30th Champs, Round 2, Game 7)
Replies: 10
Views: 2201

Re: Tuesday 19th February 2013 (30th Champs, Round 2, Game 7

A few short months ago, Mr. Countdown Team scanned the programme archives and selected 41 top notch players spanning the whole history of the series No he didn't. It's a fair cop guvnor. I'll take another run at that. A few short months ago, Mr. Countdown Team scanned his email inbox and selected 4...
by Nick Deller
Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 19th February 2013 (30th Champs, Round 2, Game 7)
Replies: 10
Views: 2201

Tuesday 19th February 2013 (30th Champs, Round 2, Game 7)

Countdown recap for Tuesday 19 February 2013. Good afternoon! A few short months ago, Mr. Countdown Team scanned the programme archives and selected 41 top notch players spanning the whole history of the series; people whose combined history of competitive wins stretched from 9 April 1984 all the wa...
by Nick Deller
Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1452
Views: 351910

Re: Ask Graeme?

Ooh that's interesting, thank you! 29, 27 and 31 all in the top four regular series suggests 1993-1995 as an unsuspected and surprising golden era for the show, and I can't really remember why that would be the case. That's when I most enjoyed watching. Isn't that the time of the likes of Saldahna?...
by Nick Deller
Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1452
Views: 351910

Re: Ask Graeme?

Ooh that's interesting, thank you! 29, 27 and 31 all in the top four regular series suggests 1993-1995 as an unsuspected and surprising golden era for the show, and I can't really remember why that would be the case.
by Nick Deller
Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1452
Views: 351910

Re: Ask Graeme?

Measured by (number of maxed rounds/number of rounds played), which was the best series in Countdown history? I'm guessing that 68 & 33 should perhaps be disregarded for this question. Fair point, though 68 isn't in the Graemebase anyway. Not sure what to do about series which started with a CoC, a...
by Nick Deller
Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1452
Views: 351910

Re: Ask Graeme?

Measured by (number of maxed rounds/number of rounds played), which was the best series in Countdown history?
by Nick Deller
Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Pancake Day
Replies: 18
Views: 1794

Re: Pancake Day

Pancakes are wretched, duplicitous lying little skunks. You don't look at a nice Victoria sponge or choccy Swiss roll and say "Oh gosh... I'm going to have to shovel half a ton of sugar over this to make it even remotely edible", do you? Never mind beef in lasagnes or pork in sausages, why isn't th...
by Nick Deller
Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Pancake Day
Replies: 18
Views: 1794

Re: Pancake Day

Pancakes are wretched, duplicitous lying little skunks. You don't look at a nice Victoria sponge or choccy Swiss roll and say "Oh gosh... I'm going to have to shovel half a ton of sugar over this to make it even remotely edible", do you? Never mind beef in lasagnes or pork in sausages, why isn't the...
by Nick Deller
Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Weighing game
Replies: 18
Views: 3278

Re: Weighing game

I'm always suspicious of exact wordings in this kind of question, and the wording here is ringing alarm bells - it doesn't specify that you have to pick a particular coin out of the pile and say "This one is fake". Problem is, I can answer the question as asked in only two weighings. Weigh six again...
by Nick Deller
Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:36 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Calling All Wannabe Recappers!!
Replies: 461
Views: 123778

Re: Calling All Wannabe Recappers!!

I'll pop it in my diary then! :D
by Nick Deller
Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:11 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Calling All Wannabe Recappers!!
Replies: 461
Views: 123778

Re: Calling All Wannabe Recappers!!

I wouldn't mind chipping in as a guest recapper on the 19th, but if any of the regulars want to claim dibs on it then that would probably be better.
by Nick Deller
Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1452
Views: 351910

Re: Ask Graeme?

Ideally that's what we'd do. IMO the best way to do it in theory would be to start from scratch with the ODE7 and go from there. However, for the purposes of significantly improving the data we have, it would surely be enough to just go back and check all the DC beaters? Just looking at the diction...
by Nick Deller
Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1452
Views: 351910

Re: Ask Graeme?

Graeme's answered what I meant - and thank you! - but Mark's question's interesting too.

And Gavin's.
by Nick Deller
Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1452
Views: 351910

Re: Ask Graeme?

Q: Has there been a game in the 15-round era when a player has declared valid words of the same length in all 11 letters rounds? If not, how close have we got?
by Nick Deller
Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 7th 2013
Replies: 33
Views: 4118

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 7th 20

This goes to prove Countdown is not a game for Scrabble players anymore. (I believe only Tia Corkish went beyond one game of the last 5 Scrabble players). Having said that Wayne Kelly was a strong contender and would have liked to see Stewart Holden and Craig Beevers try thier luck against the Apte...
by Nick Deller
Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 5th 2013
Replies: 86
Views: 15237

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 5th

There were two superstars today. Stunning performance by Jack, and so much guts by Wayne to bounce back and pull an 89 out of the bag after the first three rounds effectively ended the contest. Hopefully there'll be another opportunity for someone to take that record down before the tournament's ove...
by Nick Deller
Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:29 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday January 31st 2013
Replies: 43
Views: 5935

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday January 31st 20

This result means that the entire class of 2011 - Ed, Adam, Graeme, Mark D and Paul - have somehow been knocked out by their first opponents. That's just a ridiculous statistic. These guys are superstars! :o
by Nick Deller
Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Friday February 1st 2013
Replies: 62
Views: 8151

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Friday February 1st 2

It's just getting better and better and better, and we haven't even reached the "winner vs. winner" stage of the competition yet. Absolutely superb by Kirk and pretty damned good by John to keep plugging away against the onslaught. And I don't know what's going on with the hosts at the moment, but I...
by Nick Deller
Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday January 31st 2013
Replies: 43
Views: 5935

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday January 31st 20

Game of the tournament so far. Beautiful stuff. Penelope will have hated it. :D
by Nick Deller
Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday January 28th 2013 (Birthday R32 #7)
Replies: 33
Views: 5121

Re: Spoilers for Monday January 28th 2013 (Birthday R32 #7)

Yep. Even though it doesn't specify which future episode or what the outcome of the round is, it's still information we shouldn't know about an unbroadcast show. Don't hint, don't tease!
by Nick Deller
Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday January 28th 2013 (Birthday R32 #7)
Replies: 33
Views: 5121

Re: Spoilers for Monday January 28th 2013 (Birthday R32 #7)

Really enjoyable game today, Apto-friendly with all sorts of peculiar words lurking to be spotted, Penelope-friendly with plenty of nice normal words getting points, and everyone-friendly with a superb twist in the tale to decide the winner. Countdown in a bottle, that one.
by Nick Deller
Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:34 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Word of the tournament?
Replies: 37
Views: 6038

Re: Word of the tournament?

A few more that I've liked that aren't mentioned so far: ESCARGOT by Deeks/Hurst STOTTY by Wilson FLORUITED/SUBSPACE/TOURNOIS all by Travers HEPARIN by Francis LORAZEPAM by DC is probably better than anything any contestant has spotted so far though. There's just nothing there to work from, not even...
by Nick Deller
Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Friday January 25th 2013
Replies: 38
Views: 6630

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Friday January 25th 2

Cracking first part. I'm guessing that Susie took rather more time thinking about BENTER than we saw on screen?
by Nick Deller
Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday January 24th 2013 (Birthday R32 #5)
Replies: 31
Views: 4023

Re: Spoilers for Thursday January 24th 2013 (Birthday R32 #5

It's been a good few days to be called Chris! Really impressive stuff here against a good opponent and some tough selections. OUGIYAS for a nice equaller in the ISOGAMY round, but overall they both meted out the worst armchair beating I've taken in ages!
by Nick Deller
Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: A massive thanks !
Replies: 44
Views: 8620

Re: A massive thanks !

It was an absolute pleasure and privilege to be part of it, and every day at the moment is providing another fresh thrill. Thank you for making it happen!
by Nick Deller
Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday January 23rd 2013
Replies: 32
Views: 4710

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday January 23rd 2

Is everyone in the OK board with PLUMAGES, cos we actually don't give it as good , nor does the solver........... :roll: :? I'm uncomfortable with it. Susie's rationale was that "different birds have different plumage", which is probably what you'd call mixed signals... :roll: It'd be the best thin...
by Nick Deller
Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday January 22nd 2013
Replies: 17
Views: 3145

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday January 22nd

I'd like to see a picture of that jigsaw with 24,000 pieces. :) Ask and you shall receive! One picture of the whole thing filling up Chris's entire living room, one closer-up view of a single 6000-piece section of it. And remember, as I'm crap at internets, the link probably won't work at the first...
by Nick Deller
Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday January 22nd 2013
Replies: 17
Views: 3145

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday January 22nd

Aaaaand Chris has messaged me to answer a query that hasn't been asked yet (but it will be, oh it will be!). In the VIHUELAS round, he's seen spelling out V-I-H-U-L-A-S without the E, and on a retake he fluffed the spelling again with VIHULEAS. He reckons he was probably given the benefit of the dou...
by Nick Deller
Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday January 22nd 2013
Replies: 17
Views: 3145

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday January 22nd

A decent but slightly patchy performance by Chris here - he spilled the beans to me a few days ago about how the game went, and reckoned he was definitely more willing to take risks because he already had a decent lead. I knew he'd spot VIHUELAS because he taught it to me, but I had no idea if it wa...
by Nick Deller
Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday January 17th 2013 (Birthday Prelim 9)
Replies: 57
Views: 6541

Re: Spoilers for Thursday January 17th 2012 (Birthday Prelim

If they'd offered us that match as the Grand Final of the entire tournament, I think most of us would have said "Brilliant, that'll do nicely!". Just spectacular stuff by both players.

Can't believe that we've had these nine incredible games and the competition "proper" hasn't even started yet. :o
by Nick Deller
Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 15th January 2013 (30th Birthday Championship, P7)
Replies: 4
Views: 1496

Re: Tuesday 15th January 2013 (30th Birthday Championship, P

Must have been new in the last revision. Certainly never used to be good. Thatll be Barry 1 (Deller og) Nick 0 then.
by Nick Deller
Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 15th January 2013 (30th Birthday Championship, P7)
Replies: 4
Views: 1496

Re: Tuesday 15th January 2013 (30th Birthday Championship, P

R8 misdiet is not even correct in Scrabble. The word Barry was looking for was misedit^, but still no use here.
by Nick Deller
Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday January 15th 2013
Replies: 23
Views: 3040

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday January 15th

Jackie was also unlucky in R2, she had both words written down but opted to declare the alternative one to add colour and interest to the show. I think it left her slightly off-balance for the rest of the game, but she did some really excellent letters work all the same. Good performance by Barry, a...
by Nick Deller
Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:07 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Proposed New Scrabble Letter Values
Replies: 15
Views: 3402

Re: Proposed New Scrabble Letter Values

It's only a proposal and not a particularly serious one. The lexicon gets updated on a 5 year cycle - sometimes quite tentatively, sometimes with a big bang - and it wouldn't be practical to review the tile values every time if, for example, va* and vu* suddenly became allowable and skewed the usefu...
by Nick Deller
Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 14th January 2013 (30th Birthday Championship, P6)
Replies: 4
Views: 1958

Re: Monday 14th January 2013 (30th Birthday Championship, P6

Countdown recap for Monday 14 January 2013. Round 9: R S C G E O I A P C2: geocarps GEOCARPS^ isn't valid, neither in the ODE nor in CSW. David might have been thinking of GEOPARK, which is basically the global version of the UK's "national park" status. This means Darryl goes further in front. I w...
by Nick Deller
Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday January 11th (Birthday Prelim 5)
Replies: 46
Views: 9879

Re: Spoilers for Friday January 11th (Birthday Prelim 5)

Of course, had you been called Bernard Deller, this wouldn't have happened, so perhaps you ought to take some of the blame..... I don't want to appear to be buck-passing here, but that's my mum's fault. And that wouldn't have happened if my dear departed aunt hadn't called her dog Nick. It just see...
by Nick Deller
Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday January 11th (Birthday Prelim 5)
Replies: 46
Views: 9879

Re: Spoilers for Friday January 11th (Birthday Prelim 5)

Just wanted to allay any fears about the Conundrum situation. The confusion was caused because as soon as a contestant buzzes, we shout the name of that contestant to Nick H via his earpiece, so he knows who to pounce upon for the answer. In this instance, after Nick Deller buzzed, we yelled "NICK"...
by Nick Deller
Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday January 11th (Birthday Prelim 5)
Replies: 46
Views: 9879

Re: Spoilers for Friday January 11th (Birthday Prelim 5)

I'm pretty sure Nick wanted continents at one point. Actually, I wanted quadruple strength throat pastilles pretty much throughout and probably should have had the sense to ask for some. If it had been a normal series, I might well have cried off and asked for a new recording date, I barely had eno...
by Nick Deller
Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: COUNTDOWN 30TH CHAMPIONSHIP
Replies: 243
Views: 38157

Re: COUNTDOWN 30TH CHAMPIONSHIP

Wayne K has played a small number of games, but again probably not enough to trouble the ranking system.
by Nick Deller
Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:17 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday December 21st 2012 (Series 67 Final)
Replies: 32
Views: 5626

Re: Spoilers for Friday December 21st 2012 (Series 67 Final)

I'll just add one more bravo to Paul - it's been an absolutely thrilling finals sequence, and it's just a shame that the final was maybe a bit, y'know, "after the Lord Mayor's show". Nice. One or the other of us probably needed a smiley in there somewhere. I was riffing off Alistair McGowan's discu...
by Nick Deller
Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday December 21st 2012 (Series 67 Final)
Replies: 32
Views: 5626

Re: Spoilers for Friday December 21st 2012 (Series 67 Final)

I'll just add one more bravo to Paul - it's been an absolutely thrilling finals sequence, and it's just a shame that the final was maybe a bit, y'know, "after the Lord Mayor's show". Even so, if that gutsy 6 small selection had paid off in R5 - and it so easily could have done - the whole game could...
by Nick Deller
Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:22 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 10th December 2012 (Series 67, Prelim 89)
Replies: 5
Views: 1372

Re: Monday 10th December 2012 (Series 67, Prelim 89)

Graeme Cole wrote:Countdown recap for Monday 10 December 2012.
Round 5: 75, 3, 1, 2, 7, 10. Target: 256.

One of those irritating numbers rounds where knowing 256 is a power of two doesn't help you in the slightest.
((10*3)+2) * (7+1). Boom!

(75-10-1) * (7-3). Double boom!
by Nick Deller
Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown mentions on other shows
Replies: 299
Views: 91587

Re: Countdown mentions on other shows

Who the Hell's Michael Kelly and which show did he get 100 for presenting despite Bruce Forsyth also being the highest at 75? 100 is the score for any incorrect answer. You knew that, of course. ;) So presumably he was the contestant, but it seems odd putting his score in the middle of a list of th...