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by Callum Todd
Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday March 27th 2014 (S70 P55)
Replies: 11
Views: 568

Re: Spoilers for Thursday March 27th 2014 (S70 P55)

Yep.

Yeah, he's good. If he can find play consistently at the level he managed today then he could do well. Looking forward to seeing Colin Murray in DC, haven';t seen much of him since he left MOTD2.
by Callum Todd
Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday March 27th 2014 (S70 P55)
Replies: 11
Views: 568

Re: Spoilers for Thursday March 27th 2014 (S70 P55)

*shouts vowel at the telly*
by Callum Todd
Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:02 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday March 25th 2014 (S70 P53)
Replies: 16
Views: 757

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday March 25th 2014 (S70 P53)

Decent contest, wasn't a mega standard by either player but a tight crucial always makes for a good spectacle. Cliff was fractions behind on the conundrum, I felt pretty bad for him to lose on an -ING crucial. I can sympathise. :) Shouldn't a more difficult conundrum be employed if it's a crucial o...
by Callum Todd
Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 25th March 2014 (Series 70, prelim 53)
Replies: 2
Views: 492

Tuesday 25th March 2014 (Series 70, prelim 53)

Countdown recap for Tuesday 25 March 2014. C1: Champion Cliff Lee (5 wins, 480 points.) C2: Challenger Martin Ashmeade. DC: Susie Dent and Maureen Lipman. RR: Rachel Riley. OT: Other words or solutions. R01: N T D S U E A R I R02: L M O A R Y E L S R03: 6, 9, 1, 1, 9, 5. Target: 355. TTT: FLUTEFAN -...
by Callum Todd
Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday March 25th 2014 (S70 P53)
Replies: 16
Views: 757

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday March 25th 2014 (S70 P53)

C2 very unlucky in the first two rounds. AMYLOSE as an equaller round 2.
by Callum Todd
Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday March 24th 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 735

Re: Spoilers For Monday March 24th 2014

FA, take note.
by Callum Todd
Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday March 24th 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 735

Re: Spoilers For Monday March 24th 2014

GOLIATH disallowed. Let the controversy ensue.
by Callum Todd
Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Misdeclarations
Replies: 7
Views: 1322

Re: Misdeclarations

Watching the show i thought the contestant must have misspelt it with an extra e in the middle (ROPEIEST) rather than misdeclaring. That's exactly what the subtitler thought, as when I scrolled back I saw that ropeiest with the extra 'e' appeared on the screen. However, watching that part 2 or 3 ti...
by Callum Todd
Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 18th March 2014 (Series 70, prelim 48)
Replies: 3
Views: 432

Re: Tuesday 18th March 2014 (Series 70, prelim 48)

James Robinson wrote:Erm, am I being super thick, or was today's contestant called Cliff, not Chris :? :?:
Well, as errors go, that's a pretty big one! :oops: thanks for pointing it out James, I shall correct it. Apologies to Cliff if he sees this.
by Callum Todd
Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 18th March 2014 (Series 70, prelim 48)
Replies: 3
Views: 432

Tuesday 18th March 2014 (Series 70, prelim 48)

Countdown recap for Tuesday 18 March 2014. C1: Champion Ruth Erwin (2 wins, 171 points.) C2: Challenger Cliff Lee. DC: Susie Dent and Tim Vine. RR: Rachel Riley. OT: Other words or solutions. R01: S M P D E O U T A R02: B R P E I A G S F R03: 100, 1, 8, 7, 8, 10. Target: 620. TTT: HANDCLUE - "The us...
by Callum Todd
Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here
Replies: 383
Views: 50825

Re: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here

From experience, how long do they normally take to let you know if you got through an audition? I just had mine, played solidly mostly but had one fantastic round (beat 8 others in the room) and one mare (1 off a reasonably simple numbers) so I'm not sure either way at all. Am I going to have a wee...
by Callum Todd
Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 4th March 2014 (Series 70, prelim 42)
Replies: 1
Views: 372

Tuesday 4th March 2014 (Series 70, prelim 42)

Countdown recap for Tuesday 4 March 2014. C1: Champion Sean Connors (1 win, 82 points.) C2: Challenger Sue Babb. DC: Susie Dent and Gloria Hunniford. RR: Rachel Riley. OT: Other words or solutions. R01: D G R O A U I Z N R02: R M Y E O U T D G R03: 50, 100, 75, 25, 3, 2. Target: 140. TTT: DOCKGIRL -...
by Callum Todd
Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday March 3rd 2014
Replies: 14
Views: 934

Re: Spoilers For Monday March 3rd 2014

equallers:

DOGBANE and BOINGED r4
GODWITS and BODGIES r11
by Callum Todd
Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday March 3rd 2014
Replies: 14
Views: 934

Re: Spoilers For Monday March 3rd 2014

CAPROATES for nine in round 10.
by Callum Todd
Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday March 3rd 2014
Replies: 14
Views: 934

Re: Spoilers For Monday March 3rd 2014

LUCIFER in round... 8, I think.
by Callum Todd
Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday March 3rd 2014
Replies: 14
Views: 934

Re: Spoilers For Monday March 3rd 2014

final A for PARAKEETS on the MEERKATS round :(
by Callum Todd
Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday March 3rd 2014
Replies: 14
Views: 934

Re: Spoilers For Monday March 3rd 2014

NOMADISM/MONADISM r5.
by Callum Todd
Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday March 3rd 2014
Replies: 14
Views: 934

Re: Spoilers For Monday March 3rd 2014

(50+7)x(5x3)-8-1 = 846
by Callum Todd
Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday March 3rd 2014
Replies: 14
Views: 934

Re: Spoilers For Monday March 3rd 2014

LODESTAR, DELATORS, SOLANDER r1. ELUSIONS r2.
by Callum Todd
Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday March 3rd 2014
Replies: 14
Views: 934

Re: Spoilers For Monday March 3rd 2014

Nice introduction for the new contestants by Nick.
by Callum Todd
Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday February 28th 2014 (S70 P40)
Replies: 51
Views: 2511

Re: Spoilers for Friday February 28th 2014 (S70 P40)

Bradley's nailed it. I don't really know about changes being made to prevent it, a lot of the suggestions here sounds like good ideas, but I just think people should be aware that buzzing before you have the answer is, at best, very poor sportsmanship and, at worst, cheating. Like Gevin has said, so...
by Callum Todd
Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:57 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday February 28th 2014 (S70 P40)
Replies: 51
Views: 2511

Re: Spoilers for Friday February 28th 2014 (S70 P40)

Surely the rules are you press the buzzer, Nick asks for your answer, and then you provide it without delay? If you do that, how would anyone know the difference? "How would anyone know the difference?" sounds like you know that it's something wrong and that statement would be used to suggest you'r...
by Callum Todd
Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday February 28th 2014 (S70 P40)
Replies: 51
Views: 2511

Re: Spoilers for Friday February 28th 2014 (S70 P40)

You press the buzzer and then when asked, you give the answer without hesitation. How are you doing anything wrong? It's far worse when someone takes an unduly long time to talk through a numbers calculation. That looks suspicious. If you don't have the answer when you press the buzzer, you are buy...
by Callum Todd
Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday February 28th 2014 (S70 P40)
Replies: 51
Views: 2511

Re: Spoilers for Friday February 28th 2014 (S70 P40)

[quote="Martin Thompson"]I thought I should have pressed the buzzer straight away and gambled on spotting it, as it was quite easy.[/quote}

You're not supposed to do that, it's kind of cheating.
by Callum Todd
Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:38 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 25th February (Series 70, prelim 37)
Replies: 0
Views: 351

Tuesday 25th February (Series 70, prelim 37)

Countdown recap for Tuesday 25 February 2014. C1: Champion Andy Naylor (4 wins, 387 points.) C2: Challenger Steve Jones. DC: Susie Dent and Janet Street-Porter. RR: Rachel Riley. OT: Other words or solutions. R01: A E O I D N P S L R02: S A N G O W U S M R03: 2, 9, 1, 8, 1, 7. Target: 968. TTT: DOWN...
by Callum Todd
Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 25th February (Series 70, prelim 37)
Replies: 0
Views: 279

Tuesday 25th February (Series 70, prelim 37)

Countdown recap for Tuesday 25 February 2014. C1: Champion Andy Naylor (4 wins, 387 points.) C2: Challenger Steve Jones. DC: Susie Dent and Janet Street-Porter. RR: Rachel Riley. OT: Other words or solutions. R01: A E O I D N P S L R02: S A N G O W U S M R03: 2, 9, 1, 8, 1, 7. Target: 968. TTT: DOWN...
by Callum Todd
Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:15 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoStAl - Countdown in St. Albans - Saturday 12th July 2014
Replies: 104
Views: 21828

Re: CoStAl - Countdown in St. Albans - Saturday 12th July 20

This is awesome James, it's clear you've put a lot of thought and effort into planning and executing this. Thanks a lot, and please pass my thanks onto Jeff as well :) I just need to get a good idea of what I'll be doing for accommodation then I'll send my entry fee to you :)
by Callum Todd
Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday February 24th 2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1528

Re: Spoilers For Monday February 24th 2014

HETAIRA in the round where the contestants got FATHER
by Callum Todd
Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: aptoSOS.04
Replies: 14
Views: 3249

Re: aptoSOS.04

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but I joined apterous midway through .03 so I'm not sure exactly how these things work: can I apply for this series, even though I was in .03? Or do you have to sit out a series?
by Callum Todd
Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (S2 P5)
Replies: 19
Views: 712

Re: Spoilers for 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (S2 P5)

Recap finished and published 5 minutes after the broadcast ends. And with no recap writer. Boom.
by Callum Todd
Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 21st February 2014 (8/10 Cats Series 2, Episode 5)
Replies: 0
Views: 258

Friday 21st February 2014 (8/10 Cats Series 2, Episode 5)

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown recap for Friday 21st February 2014 Team 1: - Sean Lock, the man of the people. - Jack Dee, who has brought a mascot called Mr T, who has a broken leg, and a teabag for a head. Team 2: - Jon Richardson, whose Countdown success has brought him everything good he has i...
by Callum Todd
Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (S2 P5)
Replies: 19
Views: 712

Re: Spoilers for 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (S2 P5)

poumtang might not be in the dictionary, but POONTANG is.
by Callum Todd
Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down?
Replies: 500
Views: 107745

Re: Is Apterous down?

Back up, thanks Charlie :)
by Callum Todd
Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down?
Replies: 500
Views: 107745

Re: Is Apterous down?

Home page back up. Game still inaccessible.
by Callum Todd
Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (S2 P5)
Replies: 19
Views: 712

Re: Spoilers for 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (S2 P5)

So is James doing tonight's then? I can do it if it needs doing, but if James can/is doing it I'm in no rush to steal it from him.
by Callum Todd
Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (S2 P5)
Replies: 19
Views: 712

Re: Spoilers for 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (S2 P5)

Andy Platt wrote:While the recap writer is down maybe Callum should have it ;)
haha :) I've used the recap writer since I discovered that it existed :D
by Callum Todd
Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (S2 P5)
Replies: 19
Views: 712

Re: Spoilers for 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (S2 P5)

Jordan F wrote:Join....somebody...for the recap...eventually.
Andy Platt wrote:Anyone got dibs on the recap?
I think James is doing it. Not 100% though.

edit: He is doing it, yes. Says so on his Thursday recap, at the end.
by Callum Todd
Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday February 19th 2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1495

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday February 19th 2014

ALONGSIDE in round whatever number it was.
by Callum Todd
Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 18th February (Series 70, prelim 32)
Replies: 2
Views: 362

Re: Tuesday 18th February (Series 70, prelim 32)

Graeme Cole wrote:
Callum Todd wrote:Join James tomorrow to see if he can take the next step.
I should have mentioned, James is away tomorrow, so I'm doing the recap.

(Edit: I mean he asked me to do it, I didn't just autocratically claim it.)
Ah, thanks Graeme. I'll edit the post.
by Callum Todd
Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down?
Replies: 500
Views: 107745

Re: Is Apterous down?

Server died mid-tourney. Now everyone's a little bit lost :(
by Callum Todd
Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 18th February (Series 70, prelim 32)
Replies: 2
Views: 362

Tuesday 18th February (Series 70, prelim 32)

Countdown recap for Tuesday 18 February 2014. C1: Champion Brett Davids (2 wins, 199 points.) C2: Challenger Jenny Bradley, sister of aptoforumite Jon Stitcher, who gets a mention. DC: Susie Dent and Jonathan Edwards. RR: Rachel Riley. OT: Other words or solutions. R01: F R T N O A E P L R02: Y T S ...
by Callum Todd
Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday February 17th 2014
Replies: 19
Views: 892

Re: Spoilers For Monday February 17th 2014

Loved the bit at the end :)
by Callum Todd
Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday February 17th 2014
Replies: 19
Views: 892

Re: Spoilers For Monday February 17th 2014

Scramble for the con looks familiar. Has that been on the show before?
by Callum Todd
Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down?
Replies: 500
Views: 107745

Re: Is Apterous down?

Back up. Thanks Charlie.
by Callum Todd
Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down?
Replies: 500
Views: 107745

Re: Is Apterous down?

I've been booted and can't get back in. Same for everyone?
by Callum Todd
Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COREA Saturday 19th April 2014
Replies: 39
Views: 9617

Re: COREA Saturday 19th April 2014

I'd really like to attend this but I'm not sure if the travel will be doable for me. Is anyone here getting there by train? If so, what station are you travelling to, and how do you plan to travel from that station to the venue?
by Callum Todd
Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday February 12th 2014 (S70 P28)
Replies: 13
Views: 829

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday February 12th 2014 (S70 P28)

Not pleased to hear about the earlier start. Even if it's just temporary, Countdown should not have to be moved to accommodate that stupid dogs show.
by Callum Todd
Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 11th February (Series 70, prelim 27)
Replies: 0
Views: 362

Tuesday 11th February (Series 70, prelim 27)

Countdown recap for Tuesday 11 February 2014. Another slightly belated recap this week. Apologies once more, I will do my best to ensure the recaps are brought to you more swiftly starting from next week. But I used the recap writer for the first time this week, so hopefully that makes up for it :) ...
by Callum Todd
Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:36 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 4th February (Series 70, prelim 22)
Replies: 6
Views: 765

Re: Tuesday 4th February (Series 70, prelim 22)

Ryan Taylor wrote:
Callum Todd wrote: Oh dear, the mistakes go on and on. What is the recap writer James? I write mine from a template that I made based on other people's recaps.
Will make it easier and quicker from now on: http://cdb.apterous.org/recapwriter.php
Oh wow, that really will help. Thank you! :)
by Callum Todd
Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 4th February (Series 70, prelim 22)
Replies: 6
Views: 765

Re: Tuesday 4th February (Series 70, prelim 22)

Score: 72-46 (max 103) But another good seven means Andy will rack up his fifth win today. Round 14: 25 100 9 1 10 6. Target:503 C1: 501. (9+6-10)x100+1 (7) C2: 506. RR: 503. (100-25+9)x6-1 (10) Score: 79-46 (max 110) (113) Andy extends his lead even further by getting closer to the target number t...
by Callum Todd
Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 4th February (Series 70, prelim 22)
Replies: 6
Views: 765

Re: Tuesday 4th February (Series 70, prelim 22)

Jack Worsley wrote:
Callum Todd wrote:
Round 10: D S I E O C T I G

C1: COSIED (6)
C2: CITED (6)
DC: EGOISITIC (8)
Score: 52-40 (max 81)

Andy extends his lead with a six, while DC spot the darrenic eight again.
Try again. :)
haha, thanks for pointing it out :)
by Callum Todd
Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 4th February (Series 70, prelim 22)
Replies: 6
Views: 765

Tuesday 4th February (Series 70, prelim 22)

Countdown recap for Tuesday 4th February 2014. Apologies for the slightly later than usual posting, but I’ve tried to bring this recap to you before the next day’s episode is broadcast. Just about made it, sort of. C1: Andy Gardner, who was built up four wins so far. This series as had a lot of peop...
by Callum Todd
Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 28th January (Series 70, Prelim 17)
Replies: 2
Views: 437

Tuesday 28th January (Series 70, Prelim 17)

Countdown recap for Tuesday 28th January 2014. Nick starts the show by talking about Lego and Meccano. C1: Priscilla Munday, looking for win number six today. C2: Daniel Steel, a member of an athletics club. He once beat an Olympic medallist at a high-jump. DC: Susie Dent and Nicki Chapman. RR: Rach...
by Callum Todd
Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown in the news
Replies: 217
Views: 33478

Re: Countdown in the news

Ian Fitzpatrick wrote:A SCOOP for the Daily Mail today (January 23rd) on page 32 they report that the prodigy Dylan attained the highest ever score.
Well at least the Daily Mail are only a few months behind the rest of the world now, as apposed to their usual 40 year deficit.
by Callum Todd
Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 21st January (Series 70, prelim 12)
Replies: 7
Views: 788

Re: Tuesday 21st January (Series 70, prelim 12)

Round 7: D Q T E A I N G A C1: DATING (6) C2: DATING (6) DC: TINGED (6), AGNATE (6) OT: ADNATE (6), AGENDA (6), DETAIN (6), EATING (6), GAINED (6), TAENIA (6), TAGINE (6), TANGED (6), TEAING (6), TIENDA (6) I wonder if there has ever been a letters round where a max was visibly shown in the selecti...