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by David Williams
Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Stems (includes spoiler for Friday 14 Feb)
Replies: 7
Views: 1610

Stems (includes spoiler for Friday 14 Feb)

As a non-apterite, can someone just enlighten me on a point. Many years ago I wondered about trying to produce a list of all eight letter words including the letters RETAINS. With no on-line dictionary it wasn't a great success, but at some point I came across VESTIARY, which is the only eight lette...
by David Williams
Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:11 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday February 10th 2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1944

Re: Spoilers For Monday February 10th 2014

Better for whom? If I was a challenger, up against a champion who went for four large, say, I'd go for something else. And if he went for four vowels (and I suspected him of having memorised the 2000 most common words), I'd go for something else. As a viewer I much prefer scratching around for an un...
by David Williams
Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday January 28th 2014 (S70 P17)
Replies: 22
Views: 2595

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday January 28th 2014 (S70 P17)

One or both of Tony and I was trying to be a bit subtle here. The computer didn't agree with Rachel pronouncing that 998 was impossible. Rachel may have thought it was impossible, but it was the computer alone that established it definitely.
by David Williams
Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:17 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday January 28th 2014 (S70 P17)
Replies: 22
Views: 2595

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday January 28th 2014 (S70 P17)

Tony Atkins wrote:The computer agrees with Rachel that 998 is impossible.
No computers on Countdown. None at all. Never have been. Never will be.
by David Williams
Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:51 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday January 22nd 2014 (S70 P13)
Replies: 21
Views: 1815

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday January 22nd 2014 (S70 P13)

A more generous (non-cheating) explanation is that you see a four straight away, but don't bother to write it down. Thirty fruitless seconds later you have nothing, and in a slight panic you declare the four. And then you can't remember what it was.
by David Williams
Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Is this word allowable?
Replies: 25
Views: 3669

Re: Is this word allowable?

What's the big deal about FLORUITED anyway? FLORUIT is already past tense. It means FLOURISHED. I don't think you'd allow FLOURISHEDED even if the dictionary appeared to specifically allow it. But that's the Latin origin, not the dictionary definition. It's a bit strange, actually. You could say th...
by David Williams
Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:40 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Is this word allowable?
Replies: 25
Views: 3669

Re: Is this word allowable?

Gavin Chipper wrote:What's the big deal about FLORUITED anyway?
FLORUIT is already past tense. It means FLOURISHED. I don't think you'd allow FLOURISHEDED even if the dictionary appeared to specifically allow it.
by David Williams
Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:35 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Is this word allowable?
Replies: 25
Views: 3669

Re: Is this word allowable?

The vast majority of adjectives in ODE will follow the Countdown rule The opposite, surely, i.e. the vast majority of adjectives in Countdown will follow the ODE rule (but not this one). Probably the ODE should specifically exclude it, and Countdown rules should allow flexibility, but neither appli...
by David Williams
Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Is this word allowable?
Replies: 25
Views: 3669

Re: Is this word allowable?

I'm fain to accept FAINER. If anyone has doubts, then I'm fainer to accept it than them. So they're wrong. A paradox.

The meaning of FAIN is quite similar to READY, and I don't think anyone would argue you can't be readier to accept something.
by David Williams
Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Final Preparations
Replies: 15
Views: 2463

Re: Final Preparations

Don't say 'constonant'.
by David Williams
Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:12 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday January 8th 2014 (S70 P3)
Replies: 22
Views: 2350

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday January 8th 2014 (S70 P3)

Brian Moore wrote:
Bradley Cates wrote:POOFTERS (sorry) in R4
Déjà vu. I suspect that FORETOPS is the DC way of avoiding Susie's blushes.
A rather nice retro touch that the offending word is highlighted in pink every time it occurs.

I can never resist trying to solve numbers like the 350 one by a method like
(8x4-4) x 100 / 8
by David Williams
Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday January 6th 2014 (S70 P2)
Replies: 11
Views: 1184

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday January 6th 2014 (S70 P2)

I don't know what Susie was expecting to find when looking up QUAINTER saying she was sure it would be fine. Unless it specifically said the comparative was something else. Which it wouldn't have done. I still don't think she fully gets how the dictionary works. (Yeah sorry, it's old Gevin.) Steady...
by David Williams
Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Defining whether numbers solutions are identical
Replies: 27
Views: 2724

Re: Defining whether numbers solutions are identical

You quite often see something like 100 9 8 7 6 6 for 671. The contestant says "100x6=600 8x7=56 600+56+9+6=671". As Rachel writes it up she repeats it back to him, and at the end she says "The other 6". I always want the contestant to say "Oh no, sorry, I used the first one twice". You know why she...
by David Williams
Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Playing words you don't know
Replies: 21
Views: 3380

Re: Playing words you don't know

When word lists were first available my initial reaction was a bit disapproving. It didn't take me long to realise I had a whole similar vocabulary myself, and probably less excuse. I've got no idea what a DRACONE is, despite Susie telling me a dozen times. But I still have great admiration for Juli...
by David Williams
Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Defining whether numbers solutions are identical
Replies: 27
Views: 2724

Re: Defining whether numbers solutions are identical

You quite often see something like 100 9 8 7 6 6 for 671.

The contestant says "100x6=600 8x7=56 600+56+9+6=671". As Rachel writes it up she repeats it back to him, and at the end she says "The other 6". I always want the contestant to say "Oh no, sorry, I used the first one twice".
by David Williams
Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday November 25th 2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2094

Re: Spoilers For Monday November 25th 2013

Gavin Chipper wrote:And also the answer at some point in the future. I know we can look it up or wait for the recap, but it seems weird to leave it hanging forever.
We need Spoiler Spoilers, for spoilers that would spoil the Spoilers.
by David Williams
Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday November 18th 2013
Replies: 38
Views: 6725

Re: Spoilers For Monday November 18th 2013

STOICAL in the LOCUST round as a DC-equaller, I think. Though Susie said "there's just one seven", so I've probably screwed up. I got that too but didn't notice what Susie said. I think she does that sort of thing from time to time . Since I said she never did it, she's done it several times. Anywa...
by David Williams
Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:03 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Mass noun inconsistency
Replies: 7
Views: 1156

Re: Mass noun inconsistency

I know what the rules say, but as a rule of thumb, while you can put an 's' on even the most unlikely foodstuff, I'd be very wary about anything else. The chances of it actually happening are pretty small, fortunately.
by David Williams
Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:33 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 15th November 2013 (Series 69, Prelim 93)
Replies: 5
Views: 1206

Re: Friday 15th November 2013 (Series 69, Prelim 93)

C2: Challenger Mike Botto. A matchday announcer for A.F.C. Bournemouth, who lives in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, where his wife lives. :D He is currently doing "The Big List of 10 Things", a series of 10 challenges which he must complete within a year, which will raise money for the British Heart Foun...
by David Williams
Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:11 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday November 12th 2013 (S69 P90)
Replies: 15
Views: 2060

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday November 12th 2013 (S69 P90)

You'd think Susie's job was pretty easy, but lots of different people did it and she was better than all of them at it, which must prove something.
by David Williams
Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday November 12th 2013 (S69 P90)
Replies: 15
Views: 2060

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday November 12th 2013 (S69 P90)

BLEATINGS surprised me. It's one of those words I've always understood as invalid, with TANGIBLES as the valid alternative. However it's there as a noun in the current dictionary. It looks like a mass noun to me, but it doesn't say so - so it's OK, and has been at least as long as they've used this ...
by David Williams
Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1303
Views: 283539

Re: Ask Graeme?

Has anyone ever declared a numbers solution of over 1,000? there have only been two declarations greater than 1000, and they came in the same round of this CoC game . One player declared 1001 and the other declared 1008. Tim Morrissey's declaration of 1008, while not a scoring declaration in this c...
by David Williams
Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Series 70 - 2014 onwards.
Replies: 175
Views: 31302

Re: Series 70 - 2014 onwards.

How long before we hear Susie say "Seven is as good as it gets with these letters."? I'm sure she's said that or something equivalent in the past, even if it was just to mean that they couldn't find anything longer. I think you know what I meant. And I'm pretty sure she's never said anything other ...
by David Williams
Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Series 70 - 2014 onwards.
Replies: 175
Views: 31302

Re: Series 70 - 2014 onwards.

How long before we hear Susie say "Seven is as good as it gets with these letters."?
by David Williams
Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Experiences
Replies: 19
Views: 5377

Re: Countdown Experiences

Charlie Reams wrote:I too would really like some more of these.
Jack Worsley wrote:I'll more than happily do one myself.
I hope Mike Brown wouldn't mind too much if a new 'Countdown - Experiences' section appeared on the C4C site. There seems to be the makings of it.
by David Williams
Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:18 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Experiences
Replies: 19
Views: 5377

Countdown Experiences

Although they could be a bit same-y I used to enjoy reading these on Mike Brown's website, and it would be interesting to hear what it's like these days. I know I was a little disappointed with my day at the 30th birthday championship. No bar, which I knew about, but also no photos - in fact I never...
by David Williams
Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday August 30th 2013 (Series 69 Prelim 38)
Replies: 16
Views: 2278

Re: Spoilers for Friday August 30th 2013 (Series 69 Prelim 3

And congratulations to Adam, who is now up to date having apparently watched about three weeks of Countdown in one go.
by David Williams
Sun Sep 01, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1303
Views: 283539

Re: Ask Graeme?

Can someone just remind whether we think seeding is a good thing or not, and whether we think it happens or not.
by David Williams
Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:54 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: I like Carol, and I like Rachel, but who's better?
Replies: 17
Views: 3017

Re: I like Carol, and I like Rachel, but who's better?

Countdown Team wrote:The only people who think she looks like she's being fed answers are the very same people who know only too well that she's not, ie some former contestants on this forum. ;)
Strange, but true!
by David Williams
Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:09 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: I like Carol, and I like Rachel, but who's better?
Replies: 17
Views: 3017

Re: I like Carol, and I like Rachel, but who's better?

We've never once had an email, letter, phone call from any viewer suggesting that Rachel is fed answers though, so if it looks like she's being fed answers, why is nobody telling us? Because nobody's noticed, or nobody cares, or nobody's watching? I'm a viewer. I'll send you an email if you'd like.
by David Williams
Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:29 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: I like Carol, and I like Rachel, but who's better?
Replies: 17
Views: 3017

Re: I like Carol, and I like Rachel, but who's better?

Fascinating. I'd always thought Rachel was just better than Carol, and the age aspect hadn't occurred to me at all. Some observations. Carol would sometimes say when a contestant had beaten her, but I don't recall Rachel ever doing so. Carol factorised. If she was going for, say, 639 and there was a...
by David Williams
Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday August 15th 2013 (Series 69 Prelim 30)
Replies: 23
Views: 3115

Re: Spoilers for Thursday August 15th 2013 (Series 69 Prelim

To be honest I've never really liked the "biggest margin" and "fewest points against" records, though. If you're a top player hitting 12+ maxes regularly, your margin of victory depends more on your opponent's play than yours. Without disrespecting Dylan or Andy's undoubted ability at the game, I t...
by David Williams
Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday July 10th 2013 (Series 69 Prelim 8)
Replies: 13
Views: 1549

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday July 10th 2013 (Series 69 Prelim

WORN means damaged and shabby, so obviously something can be more worn than something else. I think the issue here is that normal usage is more/most worn, rather than worner or wornest. Is it the case that adjectives that started life as past participles don't typically take -er or -est? My cuffs ar...
by David Williams
Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:45 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 28th June 2013 (Series 68, GRAND FINAL)
Replies: 3
Views: 1643

Re: Friday 28th June 2013 (Series 68, GRAND FINAL)

Thomas Carey wrote:Round 11: JHRRIAEXU
C1: HEIAU (5)
C2: HAIR (4)
OT: AIRER, AUREI, HIJRA, HIRER, URAEI (all 5)
Score: 73 – 54 (max 83 )
If you check the spoiler thread you'll see that HEJIRA is valid (well, 99.9% valid anyway).
by David Williams
Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday June 28th 2013
Replies: 50
Views: 5684

Re: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday June 28th 2013

Not sure we're in agreement, David. When Rachel says "no, i'm 2 away, i'll have another look" at the end of a numbers game, how can they be thinking about computers? I don't think that's what David's talking about - it's when Rachel says "the best is 2 away for this one" with certainty. It's reason...
by David Williams
Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday June 28th 2013
Replies: 50
Views: 5684

Re: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday June 28th 2013

I'm sure a lot of people think that it's all done by computer these days, and announcing that there is no solution would seem to confirm their suspicions. So no objection to preserving Rachel's sanity by telling her a round is impossible, but I'd have thought it better to wait till at least the next...
by David Williams
Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday June 28th 2013
Replies: 50
Views: 5684

Re: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday June 28th 2013

She has done it for a year or so I think. One example I remember distinctly was Innis v Adam in the 30BC as I asked her about it afterwards. The only reason they tell her it's not doable is just to stop her chasing a dead end and wasting time and brainpower. I think they've done this for a while bu...
by David Williams
Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:28 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday June 28th 2013
Replies: 50
Views: 5684

Re: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday June 28th 2013

What do we think about Rachel announcing as a fact that a numbers game is impossible? Susie never announces that there isn't anything better. The information can only come from a computer. Where do they draw the line? If Rachel blanks for some reason, might she be fed a solution? Any rational outsid...
by David Williams
Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday June 28th 2013
Replies: 50
Views: 5684

Re: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday June 28th 2013

One of those finals for me that really needed to be best of three or more. Beforehand I could see either of them winning fairly comfortably, depending on what came up. Both brilliant, but both just occasionally fallible. I think they'd make a great doubles team - maxes all the way. I was pleased wit...
by David Williams
Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: How good would...
Replies: 4
Views: 872

Re: How good would...

How good would Rachel be? At least as good as any apterite at numbers, and she has a pretty solid track record of finding longer words than DC and getting conundrums no-one else in the studio has got.
by David Williams
Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:32 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever contestants
Replies: 506
Views: 183574

Re: Best ever contestants

I'm basing this to a large extent on subjectivity; people who in my judgment have had the most profound impact on the game and the way it's played nowadays: I wasn't going to bother with this one, but I really like that definition. So here's mine. Mark Nyman Harvey Freeman Chris Wills Julian Fell C...
by David Williams
Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever contestants
Replies: 506
Views: 183574

Re: Best ever contestants

I'm basing this to a large extent on subjectivity; people who in my judgment have had the most profound impact on the game and the way it's played nowadays: I wasn't going to bother with this one, but I really like that definition. So here's mine. Mark Nyman Harvey Freeman Chris Wills Julian Fell C...
by David Williams
Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1303
Views: 283539

Re: Ask Graeme?

Maybe ten years ago there was a suggestion that for a couple of months one of the letters (possibly J) never appeared once, suggesting it had been mislaid. Is this true, and if so was the length of absence statistically significant? What evidence is there that letters are manually sorted, rather tha...
by David Williams
Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:12 am
Forum: Countdown - Historical recaps
Topic: Friday 21 January 2000 (Series 42, Prelim 15)
Replies: 11
Views: 7604

Re: Friday 21 January 2000 (Series 42, Prelim 15)

I remember watching this. As I recall it, Richard Whiteley's reaction to Amey's effort made it (to me anyway) blindingly obvious that it was close. He may even have asked him to repeat what he said. That was followed by 24 seconds of mounting disbelief, as John certainly gave the impression of someo...
by David Williams
Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:06 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Friday February 22nd 2013
Replies: 73
Views: 6443

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Friday February 22nd 201

Kirk Bevins wrote:. . . you see tears well up in Jono's eyes as he realises the enormity of his win.
Quite amusing for a pedant like me.
by David Williams
Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown's new format
Replies: 14
Views: 3534

Re: Countdown's new format

When the format changed from nine rounds to fifteen there was much recalculation of fifteen round scores into the 'true' nine round format. After a couple of months nine rounds was consigned to history. Sorry, folks - you're history!

Of course the start date for the new format may be suggestive.
by David Williams
Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:01 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 19th February 2013 (30th Champs, Round 2, Game 7)
Replies: 10
Views: 1806

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

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!
by David Williams
Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 14th February 2013 (30th Champs, Round 2, Game 4)
Replies: 15
Views: 1683

Re: Thursday 14th February 2013 (30th Champs, Round 2, Game

The count noun plural is not "out", it's in and it's SALMON. What I meant was that it's "out" in the sense that it's not SALMONS. If the mass noun plural were allowed, which it may well be, it would be SALMON. The note "pl. same" is given before the individual senses, so it applies to all of them. ...
by David Williams
Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Friday February 15th 2013
Replies: 42
Views: 4759

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Friday February 15th 201

In front of the cameras I'd no doubt have lost by fifty points again, but at home I was celebrating sneaking a hollow 'victory' with GARBOLOGY. Until I discovered that OGGIES isn't in. I demand a new dictionary. Awesome stuff, guys.
by David Williams
Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 14th February 2013 (30th Champs, Round 2, Game 4)
Replies: 15
Views: 1683

Re: Thursday 14th February 2013 (30th Champs, Round 2, Game

2 x the portions of the fish in a restaurant, would you ask for 2 salmons? If so, what if goose was on the menu? Would you ask for 2 gooses or use the plural and ask for 2 geese? If it's 2 x geese, then surely it has to be 2 x salmon? I definitely wouldn't ask for two geese, because that means some...
by David Williams
Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 14th 2013
Replies: 61
Views: 5353

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 14th 2

But if you assume another definition, a portion of ravioli Surely if this specific [mass noun] definition of ravioli isn't listed, this is a complete non-starter? lol ravioli isn't usually a starter, no You got me, very good :) Me too! But you're point is a good one. RAVIOLIS is invalid. I think yo...
by David Williams
Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 14th February 2013 (30th Champs, Round 2, Game 4)
Replies: 15
Views: 1683

Re: Thursday 14th February 2013 (30th Champs, Round 2, Game

The rules about mass nouns (e.g. foods) are to decide whether they have a plural at all. But SALMON is a count noun (in at least one sense), so there's no need for a mass noun discussion; SALMON definitely has a plural. And the dictionary explicitly says "pl. same", so the plural is SALMON. There's...
by David Williams
Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:10 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 14th 2013
Replies: 61
Views: 5353

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 14th 2

When Chris declared SALMONS my immediate thought was that it was obviously invalid. The more I think about it, the less certain I am. What about, say, RAVIOLIS. RAVIOLI is a plural noun, so you clearly could never add an S to it under the dictionary definition. You simply can't have two of it/them. ...
by David Williams
Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Monday February 11th 2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1962

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Monday February 11th

Is it OK to be surprised neither of them got 807?
by David Williams
Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1303
Views: 283539

Re: Ask Graeme?

tomrowell wrote:Who gave the worst winning performance?
No-one ever completes their octochamp run like this nowadays. More's the pity!
by David Williams
Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Monday February 11th 2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1962

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Monday February 11th

Has anybody actually been given a second teapot? Nick keeps promising them, but I thought they were only for people who hadn't had one before.
by David Williams
Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 7th February 2013 (30th Champs, Round 1, Game 15)
Replies: 10
Views: 1546

Re: Thursday 7th February 2013 (30th Champs, Round 1, Game 1

Pretty much the way I thought it would be. Personally I'm not very interested in DC giving shorter words than the contestants unless they are new or interesting, but at the moment they'd spend whole programmes saying "We've got nothing"! I can see it's actually quite difficult to think of plausible ...
by David Williams
Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 7th February 2013 (30th Champs, Round 1, Game 15)
Replies: 10
Views: 1546

Re: Thursday 7th February 2013 (30th Champs, Round 1, Game 1

The fact that this was said a few days after the show was filmed shows just how responsive Mr Countdown Team is to our offerings. /quote] Can you explain in a bit more detail? What was said? Who, how, where? Substitute "written" for "said" and my meaning might be clearer. The exchange between Kirk ...