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by Joseph Krol
Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Historical recaps
Topic: Monday 16 January 1995 (Series 29, Prelim 4)
Replies: 0
Views: 72

Monday 16 January 1995 (Series 29, Prelim 4)

Countdown recap for Monday 16 January 1995. Welcome to the JK recap, my minions. (Any suggestions for the nickname of my recap?) C1: Champion Mary Horswill (3 wins, 164 points.) C2: Challenger Charles Adesoji. From Sunbury-on-Thames, but spent 20 years of his life in Nigeria. That explains the name ...
by Joseph Krol
Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Historical recaps
Topic: Friday 13 January 1995 (Series 29, Prelim 3)
Replies: 0
Views: 113

Friday 13 January 1995 (Series 29, Prelim 3)

Countdown recap for Friday 13 January 1995. C1: Champion Mary Horswill (2 wins, 123 points.) C2: Challenger Susan Hickey. Lives in Brighton, but was born in Bradford. I was born in Bradford and am still here. DC: Richard Samson and Philip Franks. CV: Carol Vorderman. OT: Other words or solutions. R0...
by Joseph Krol
Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:10 am
Forum: Countdown - Historical recaps
Topic: Thursday 12 January 1995 (Series 29, Prelim 2)
Replies: 0
Views: 129

Thursday 12 January 1995 (Series 29, Prelim 2)

Countdown recap for Thursday 12 January 1995. Hello, and welcome to the one and only JK Recap. I’m sure this episode is on YouTube somewhere. I’ll try to find the link for you sometime. C1: Champion Mary Horswill (1 win, 57 points.) Defeated the reigning champion yesterday in the first game of Serie...
by Joseph Krol
Fri Nov 26, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday November 26th 2010
Replies: 10
Views: 729

Re: Spoilers For Friday November 26th 2010

Susie should have noticed GLUTEI as the plural of GLUTEUS :o

Please see http://www.apterous.org/cdb/game.php?game=6416 where you can see a comp to do with glutei after round 2.

JK
by Joseph Krol
Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: The rather awesome thread of word creation
Replies: 9
Views: 795

Re: The rather awesome thread of word creation

Charlie Reams wrote:The absence of an opposite of elevate troubles me occasionally, so maybe delevate or something. lower doesn't quite do it.

On the creative side, I think this forum has done its part to bring lexonerd into common currency.

Lexonerd definitely.

Delevate is quite good; how about alevate?
by Joseph Krol
Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:36 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: The rather awesome thread of word creation
Replies: 9
Views: 795

Re: The rather awesome thread of word creation

So he does. Thank you for your contribution, but I am fearful to add these to the list for fear of breaking copyright laws, being sent to prison, and being tortured by being forced to play Anagrammatic for eternity.
by Joseph Krol
Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:28 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: The rather awesome thread of word creation
Replies: 9
Views: 795

The rather awesome thread of word creation

Everyone has a time once a week when they think, "Why does the English language have no word for that?" (Well they probably don't but I'm saying it so I get some replies.) It is commonly said that English has a word for everything. Let the online Countdown enthusiasts aid this most awesome of langua...
by Joseph Krol
Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:39 am
Forum: Countdown - Historical recaps
Topic: Wednesday 11th January 1995 (Series 29, Prelim 1)
Replies: 0
Views: 96

Wednesday 11th January 1995 (Series 29, Prelim 1)

Countdown recap for Wednesday 11 January 1995. Welcome to the first JK recap of series 29. We’ve just seen the grand final of CoCVII, now back down to preliminaries with a bang (and quite possibly a crash and wallop). C1: Challenger Mary Horswill. From Barnsley, and has been been placed for no appar...
by Joseph Krol
Thu Nov 25, 2010 5:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday November 25th 2010
Replies: 9
Views: 754

Re: Spoilers For Thursday November 25th 2010

HAIRNET and THERIAN for round 2 ETALONS for round 3 I think you are a round out. Round 2 was RETAINS+R! Also RELIANT R3 and possible LATTENS R4 (my dictionary doesn't say mass noun). I was also shocked that RR didn't get the numbers in time and the easy way. True. I went to the loo and wasn't sure ...
by Joseph Krol
Thu Nov 25, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday November 25th 2010
Replies: 9
Views: 754

Re: Spoilers For Thursday November 25th 2010

Scott Gillies - WON
Tom Rowell - WON
Peter Godwin - LOST
Daniel Pati - WON
Eoin Monaghan - WON
Michael Chadwick - LOST
Jack Hurst - WON
Marcus Hares - WON
Niall Young - ? (LOST)
Amazing! Your theory is correct! The spirits of countdown are altering the results
by Joseph Krol
Thu Nov 25, 2010 3:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday November 25th 2010
Replies: 9
Views: 754

Re: Spoilers For Thursday November 25th 2010

HAIRNET and THERIAN for round 2
ETALONS for round 3
by Joseph Krol
Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Hidden talents
Replies: 24
Views: 755

Re: Hidden talents

I can fart using my hands. I believe this useless talent is named manualism.
by Joseph Krol
Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:18 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Trade Secrets
Replies: 82
Views: 5033

Re: Trade Secrets

If you cover a banana in paraffin, throw it at a car's fuel tank, and make sure it was accurate, you can make a banana bomb. I have killed seven badgers using this method. Lots of badgers on mopeds go around in my village.
by Joseph Krol
Fri Nov 19, 2010 2:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Historical recaps
Topic: Return of the Awesome Dudes
Replies: 487
Views: 99983

Re: Return of the Awesome Dudes

I'll book out the first five epiodes of series 29.
by Joseph Krol
Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: HOWTO: Submit recaps to the Countdown Database
Replies: 2
Views: 5750

Re: HOWTO: Submit recaps to the Countdown Database

I posted three recaps for series 39 a few weeks ago, and it is yet to be added to the CDB. Is there something I must do for it to be added?
by Joseph Krol
Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Tea-time Teaser Suggestions
Replies: 57
Views: 3013

Re: Tea-time Teaser Suggestions

ABICYCLE

Halfness of a man perhaps?
by Joseph Krol
Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Anagrams of brand names
Replies: 39
Views: 5486

Re: Anagrams of brand names

Eoin Monaghan wrote:NAIVE - Evian

Evian is a semordnilap of naive. If you don't know what that means, google is always a good place to start.
Eoin Monaghan wrote:Something like this has been discussed before
Also, I think this might have been discussed elsewhere. But this list will be bigger and better!

Current total: 6
by Joseph Krol
Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:35 am
Forum: Countdown - Historical recaps
Topic: Friday 3 July 1998 (Prelim 5, Series 39)
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: Friday 3 July 1998 (Prelim 5, Series 39)

Edited accordingly, if a little cockily.
by Joseph Krol
Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Anagrams of brand names
Replies: 39
Views: 5486

Anagrams of brand names

Hi guys, Whilst in the shower this morning (the shower is where I have many of my Countdownish ponders) I realised that Pantene is an anagram of PENNATE, which a few people may remember for Eoin M getting it but deciding not to risk it on his first show. Then after, when I was brushing my teeth, I r...
by Joseph Krol
Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: Countdown - Historical recaps
Topic: Friday 25th June 1999 (Series 40, Grand Final)
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: Friday 25th June 1999 (Series 40, Grand Final)

At the risk of appearing ultracrepidarian, if it is a grand final, shouldn't it deserve a bit more commentary between rounds? :?:
by Joseph Krol
Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday November 9th 2010
Replies: 9
Views: 709

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday November 9th 2010

I got waterline by doing reliant + e = treenail + w = waterline. I wouldnt have got it without the treenail stem.
by Joseph Krol
Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Historical recaps
Topic: Friday 3 July 1998 (Prelim 5, Series 39)
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Friday 3 July 1998 (Prelim 5, Series 39)

Countdown recap for Friday 3 July 1998. C1: Champion Robert Muir (3 wins, 162 points.) C2: Challenger Clive Freedman. From Pinner, Middlesex. No relation to the winner of CoCII. DC: Mark Nyman and Toyah Willcox. CV: Carol Vorderman. OT: Other words or solutions. R01: T S P A O G S E P R02: W F J O A...
by Joseph Krol
Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:04 am
Forum: Countdown - Historical recaps
Topic: Return of the Awesome Dudes
Replies: 487
Views: 99983

Re: Return of the Awesome Dudes

Rhys Benjamin wrote:Please do Prelim 5 please.
Sure. Might have to wait till tomorrow though, have a scout meeting tonight.
by Joseph Krol
Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:43 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: You know you're playing too much apterous when...
Replies: 104
Views: 14794

Re: You know you're playing too much apterous when

...you attempt to play Apterous whilst in the shower by using the voice control on your laptop. (As I did this morning). I got SHLRHLR for 7, but I was toying with SHLRHSLRH for 9? Actually the voice control on my laptop is pretty good. It was against prune so I won, albeit by thirteen points to no...
by Joseph Krol
Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Historical recaps
Topic: Return of the Awesome Dudes
Replies: 487
Views: 99983

Re: Return of the Awesome Dudes

I just completed Clive Freedman 42-48 Jackie Anderson as James advised me to.
by Joseph Krol
Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Historical recaps
Topic: Monday 6 July 1998 (Series 39, Prelim 6)
Replies: 0
Views: 73

Monday 6 July 1998 (Series 39, Prelim 6)

Countdown recap for Monday 6 July 1998. C1: Champion Clive Freedman (1 win, 42 points.) From Pinner, Middlesex. Which happened to win the ‘LU in Bloom’ competition in 1966. See http://www.flickr.com/photos/anniemole/176669951/. Also no relation to the winner of CoCII. C2: Challenger Jackie Anderson....
by Joseph Krol
Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Historical recaps
Topic: Return of the Awesome Dudes
Replies: 487
Views: 99983

Re: Return of the Awesome Dudes

I just did it anyway. Hope Rhys will forgive me for doing his work for him. Please leave comments about how I can improve!

Joseph
by Joseph Krol
Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Historical recaps
Topic: Thursday 2 July 1998 (Series 39, Prelim 4)
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Thursday 2 July 1998 (Series 39, Prelim 4)

Countdown recap for Thursday 2 July 1998. C1: Champion Robert Muir (2 wins, 107 points.) From Meadowbank, Edinburgh. Beat Richard Frost yesterday with nice words such as private and both numbers exact, albeit by only one point. C2: Challenger Arthur Barrow. From Ackworth, near Pontefract. Can he fel...
by Joseph Krol
Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Historical recaps
Topic: Return of the Awesome Dudes
Replies: 487
Views: 99983

Re: Return of the Awesome Dudes

I'll do Robert Muir 55 -32 Arthur Barrow (Series 39) to start with, might well do more if I like it. :D

Please leave feedback!

Joseph
by Joseph Krol
Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: I like to stem
Replies: 24
Views: 1226

I like to stem

I know many people think stemming is useless, but which stem roots come up most often and are presumably the best to learn? Also, does anyone know of a way of testing your stems? I attempted to learn the entire RETAINS + ? + ? this morning and most are pretty hazy.
by Joseph Krol
Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Historical recaps
Topic: Return of the Awesome Dudes
Replies: 487
Views: 99983

Re: Return of the Awesome Dudes

Where do you get the data from?
by Joseph Krol
Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:52 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: You know you're playing too much apterous when...
Replies: 104
Views: 14794

Re: You know you're playing too much apterous when...

...you attempt to play Apterous whilst in the shower by using the voice control on your laptop. (As I did this morning).
by Joseph Krol
Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Historical recaps
Topic: Return of the Awesome Dudes
Replies: 487
Views: 99983

Re: Return of the Awesome Dudes

If anyone has an odd one spare, I wouldn't mind giving a recap ago. However, it is likely to be of rather low quality. :(
by Joseph Krol
Sat Nov 06, 2010 10:04 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 14th October 2010 (Series 63, Prelim 69)
Replies: 6
Views: 1043

Re: Thursday 14th October 2010 (Series 63, Prelim 69)

Round 6: N S P O I M T E W C1: PIMENTOS (8) C2: POSTMEN (7) DC: NEPOTISM (8) Score: 45–15 (max 49) Jack gets another good 8 here, while at the same time pointing out that if another I was there, there would've been PIMIENTOS for 9. I wonder what the next vowel is..... Having said that, the NEPOTISM...
by Joseph Krol
Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:58 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The "new look" WWTBAM
Replies: 56
Views: 2879

Re: The "new look" WWTBAM

My mate Declan went to an AYSTATYO audition (as one of the children) and got told that the children got told which answers they had to give and that they chose the children for their screen presence and charisma :D , not intelligence. :idea:
by Joseph Krol
Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Longest Word using different letters
Replies: 15
Views: 1299

Re: Longest Word using different letters

I believe the name for the type of word you seek is an isogram. Wikipedia provides a rather long list. The longest I can find are:
For 17:
subdermatoglyphic
For 16:
uncopyrightables
For 15:
misconjugatedly, uncopyrightable, dermatoglyphics, hydropneumatics
by Joseph Krol
Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:11 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday September 28th 2010
Replies: 12
Views: 947

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday September 28th 2010

I spotted LANDOWNER too. First my sister shouted out WONDERLAND, which I was quick to tell her was ten letters and used the D twice. However, after subconsciously thinking about the 'LAND' (pre/suf)fix, I came up with LANDOWNER. Incidentally LANDOWNER and ZEMINDAR are synonyms, both of which I have ...
by Joseph Krol
Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:07 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 14th October 2010 (Series 63, Prelim 69)
Replies: 6
Views: 1043

Re: Thursday 14th October 2010 (Series 63, Prelim 69)

Round 6: N S P O I M T E W C1: PIMENTOS (8) C2: POSTMEN (7) DC: NEPOTISM (8) Score: 45–15 (max 49) Jack gets another good 8 here, while at the same time pointing out that if another I was there, there would've been PIMIENTOS for 9. I wonder what the next vowel is..... Having said that, the NEPOTISM...
by Joseph Krol
Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:48 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1893
Views: 142474

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Hi,

I'm Joseph Krol. Just joined apterous a couple of weeks ago. I'm 12 and my hobbies include reading, thinking, and eating chocolate flavoured yoghurt. You also might know me for my spectacular fails on apterous.

How do you change your profile picture and signature?

Jojseph
by Joseph Krol
Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:41 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Tea-time Teaser Suggestions
Replies: 57
Views: 3013

Re: Tea-time Teaser Suggestions

TTT: SINKMORE

Clue: Gabriella's twin doesn't like being called names.