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by Tony Atkins
Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday April 28th 2011
Replies: 9
Views: 938

Re: Spoilers For Thursday April 28th 2011

Ryan Taylor wrote:Do you only contribute to the forum when a block of shows that you were at are being televised?
So far 13 posts not at recording and 7 at the recording.
by Tony Atkins
Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday April 28th 2011
Replies: 9
Views: 938

Re: Spoilers For Thursday April 28th 2011

Richard Whiteley used to say that the Queen watched, so hopefully she will see today's - a more interesting game than tomorrows (perhaps). I hope she will not be upset by Scott being vulgar again. Scott's oponent today has had 2 shows of watching to work out his tactics to beat him. More pressure fo...
by Tony Atkins
Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday April 27th 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1278

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday April 27th 2011

Rhys Benjamin wrote:What was the swear word? I was busy trying to find inflections of OPINE.
Scott's was P****D meaning "drunk". Jenny's was B****R, meaning "more buglike".
by Tony Atkins
Wed Apr 27, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday April 27th 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1278

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday April 27th 2011

Well she did rather well then considering.
by Tony Atkins
Wed Apr 27, 2011 3:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday April 27th 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1278

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday April 27th 2011

... he must have been feeling a little sleepy towards the end. Apart from bleeping his P-word
they also cut out the expletive when Jenny's word was disallowed (a B-word)!

Some 7s and 8s on the INDISPOSE round (INSIDES, DOPINESS etc) so Scott could easily have
avoided his 6.
by Tony Atkins
Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday April 27th 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1278

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday April 27th 2011

Well it's just after lunch on Wednesday 30th March and so it depends very much how much Scott
ate in the studio canteen, and how much his opponent ate....
by Tony Atkins
Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday April 26th 2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1081

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday April 26th 2011

Eoin Monaghan wrote:Very impressive from Scott today.
It will take some tactical play to beat him (I only tied with him today).
by Tony Atkins
Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday April 26th 2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1081

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday April 26th 2011

Thursday's contestant was watching in the Green Room with his Down-syndrome son.
Guess which one saw VAMPIRE!
by Tony Atkins
Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday April 26th 2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1081

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday April 26th 2011

It was stated at the recording that Dr Phil had been delayed by traffic ("stuck in Bath"), but later it was revealed that his secretary had thought it was a lunchtime start. He seemed a bit moody as a consequence, but anway get ready for some good medical word spots later in the week. Also some stro...
by Tony Atkins
Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Good Friday 22 April 2011
Replies: 25
Views: 1250

Re: Spoilers for Good Friday 22 April 2011

In which case http://www.apterous.org/cdb/series.php?series=63 is wrong as it shows them winning by 10 and not drawing. Thanks for the explanation. Unless I'm missing the point Tony, the scores do include the extra ten points, but those extra points aren't then carried forward when calculating the ...
by Tony Atkins
Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Good Friday 22 April 2011
Replies: 25
Views: 1250

Re: Spoilers for Good Friday 22 April 2011

Erm............... no they didn't! From The wiki: Since Series 39, players are sorted by number of wins then by number of points. Points from both wins and losses count. Points from sudden death conundrums aren't counted, and players with the same number of wins and points are sorted by highest sco...
by Tony Atkins
Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Good Friday 22 April 2011
Replies: 25
Views: 1250

Re: Spoilers for Good Friday 22 April 2011

Michael Wallace wrote:Presumably because it's not really fair to consider it part of someone's run, as it's giving someone another shot at an extra 10 points that other people wouldn't get.
Series 63 prelim 106 and 107 both add the extra points on to the player's score.
So the rules seem to have changed for series 64?
by Tony Atkins
Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Good Friday 22 April 2011
Replies: 25
Views: 1250

Re: Spoilers for Good Friday 22 April 2011

It's a Good Friday so let's see if the episode of Countdown is as good. :lol: Mary Adie is now on 440 points from 5 games, at an average of 88 ppg (points per game) :arrow: :shock: Who will be her challenger today? Join Mike soon. If you include the double conundrum then she was on 450. Any reason ...
by Tony Atkins
Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Good Friday 22 April 2011
Replies: 25
Views: 1250

Re: Spoilers for Good Friday 22 April 2011

Rhys Benjamin wrote:1st nums alt:

75 x 8 = 600
9 - 4 = 5
5 - 2 = 3
7 x 3 = 21
600 + 21 = 621.

Simples.
or (4*7)-(9-2) or even Mary's way to make 616 + (9-4)...
by Tony Atkins
Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday April 20th 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 847

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday April 20th 2011

25 + 2 + 2 + 6 + 8 is the quick way to make 43....
by Tony Atkins
Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday April 18th 2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1081

Re: Spoilers For Monday April 18th 2011

If anyone tried ICEFLOES in round 8 and SEALION in round 11 - they are each spelt as two words in ODE3.
by Tony Atkins
Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday April 5th 2011
Replies: 4
Views: 869

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday April 5th 2011

I did the last numbers the easier way (75+2) x 3 x 4 + 7
by Tony Atkins
Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday March 28th 2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1263

Re: Spoilers For Monday March 28th 2011

One word about the 3rd numbers game; THICKOS! (75 x 3) - (6 x 5) - 5 + 7 - 6. What that not hard enough? I don't think THICKOS is the right word here, that method is not simple. Not sure what solution you meant to offer but that method uses 7 numbers and doesn't make 181. (7+3) x (5+5) + 6 + 75 is ...
by Tony Atkins
Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday, 11th December 2008 (Series 59, Semi Final 2)
Replies: 4
Views: 874

Re: Thursday, 11th December 2008 (Series 59, Semi Final 2)

91+7=98 so max is actually 115.

Is there a recap on the final? Maybe Charlie has hidden it because he's a bad loser....
by Tony Atkins
Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Historical recaps
Topic: Thursday 7 January 1993 (CofC VI 4th QF)
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Re: Thursday 7 January 1993 (CofC VI 4th QF)

Mike Brown cheated and used the 2 twice.

Correct solution ((6*5)-2)*25)-(6*3) = 682
by Tony Atkins
Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 15th February 2011 (Series 64, Prelim 27)
Replies: 4
Views: 787

Re: Tuesday 15th February 2011 (Series 64, Prelim 27)

ODE says greige is a cross between grey and beige, so greiger is even more so!
by Tony Atkins
Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday March 4th 2011
Replies: 7
Views: 892

Re: Spoilers For Friday March 4th 2011

I think James meant to add 5 and not a second 7 to make 930.
by Tony Atkins
Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday March 4th 2011
Replies: 7
Views: 892

Re: Spoilers For Friday March 4th 2011

Was it just me or were the letter selections horrible today?
by Tony Atkins
Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday March 3rd 2011
Replies: 25
Views: 1548

Re: Spoilers For Thursday March 3rd 2011

The easy way of doing the first numbers is 4x8x25 +50 +5.....
by Tony Atkins
Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday March 3rd 2011
Replies: 25
Views: 1548

Re: Spoilers For Thursday March 3rd 2011

SCOURGER for equaliser in round 1.

My C4 signal went before the last numbers so I am going out in disgust....
by Tony Atkins
Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday February 23rd 2011
Replies: 2
Views: 624

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday February 23rd 2011

HERMETIC as DC Beater in the HERETIC round (R4).
by Tony Atkins
Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday February 16th 2011
Replies: 31
Views: 1606

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday February 16th 2011

Adam Gillard wrote:RURALIST in the RITUALS round
The other DC beater was MOMENTA, with equallers OUTMAN and MANQUE,
in R8 where Ms Dent said AMOUNT was the only 6.
by Tony Atkins
Thu Nov 25, 2010 4:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday November 25th 2010
Replies: 9
Views: 844

Re: Spoilers For Thursday November 25th 2010

Joseph Krol wrote: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.
by Tony Atkins
Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday November 8th 2010
Replies: 9
Views: 949

Re: Spoilers For Monday November 8th 2010

Quiet on this forum today!

Did any one solve the middle numbers in the 30 secs?
Crosswordtools.com says it's 85% difficult.

RESPIRED for equaler in round 1 and PRALINES and PERSONAL in round 3.
by Tony Atkins
Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday October 28th 2010
Replies: 6
Views: 762

Re: Spoilers For Thursday October 28th 2010

I wonder did Rory remember MAIZES being disallowed when he was on during Jimmy's run last year? Originally Susie disallowed it, which was nice as the scores were then equal. Then the gallery intervened and filming was stopped for several minutes whilst Susie and the gallery argued it out. An equall...
by Tony Atkins
Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday October 28th 2010
Replies: 6
Views: 762

Re: Spoilers For Thursday October 28th 2010

Originally Rachel said she drank Red Bull at the services, which had to be redone
as "fizzy drink". They also recorded a version where she puts her foot down and
drives straight home without stopping!
by Tony Atkins
Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday October 27th 2010
Replies: 10
Views: 807

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday October 27th 2010

BORGATA and BANDORA There was confusion in the studio as in the original take Susie said BOGART quite softly and Rachel put BOGARD up on the board. This was shot again. Also recorded twice was Rory swearing in the guest piece. He first used the F-word and secondly a milder term, but neither made th...
by Tony Atkins
Fri Jul 02, 2010 5:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday July 2nd 2010
Replies: 27
Views: 1297

Re: Spoilers For Friday July 2nd 2010

It was R12 that was RC followed by the rogue U. I also thought it wrong JS acused RR of wearing a frock - it looks like a skirt and top. My wife thought that the challenger said 'a 3rd' (consonant) in R13 when the U came out. Whether it was from the wrong box or Rachel picked wrong I'm not sure. I w...
by Tony Atkins
Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 15th March 2010
Replies: 67
Views: 2928

Re: Spoilers for Monday 15th March 2010

I found an alternative way to RR's easy way in the 30s for the middle one:
((((6+1)*3)+37)*5)+6
but took until now to do the first one a different way:
((6+8+5)*4*12)+37
Well done to both our heroes for a good show!
by Tony Atkins
Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday March 5th 2010
Replies: 27
Views: 1287

Re: Spoilers For Friday March 5th 2010

On the original filming of the conundrum, Jamie buzzed on 27 seconds to say he didn't know the answer but just wanted to buzz in. So the time was restarted but the music started again from the beginning and didn't stop when Raheel buzzed on 29 to say he didn't know either. They reran the condundrum ...
by Tony Atkins
Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday March 5th 2010
Replies: 27
Views: 1287

Re: Spoilers For Friday March 5th 2010

No blunders by the crew in that part - it was on Wednesday's show that Suzy's earpiece fell out right at the end of her monologue and she had to redo the last sentence. Nice to hear funny man and football fan, warm-up guy Dudley, mentioned. In the break he likes to discuss the teaser with the audien...
by Tony Atkins
Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday March 5th 2010
Replies: 27
Views: 1287

Re: Spoilers For Friday March 5th 2010

I was there in the audience and the crew and cast must have been tired at the end
of a long Tuesday. Rachel in reply to Jeff's opening spreach said "Olympics" instead
of "Oscars" and then cracked up - you couldn't see the join in the edit when just broadcast.
More later...
by Tony Atkins
Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday March 3rd 2010
Replies: 23
Views: 1444

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday March 3rd 2010

I was in the audience for the afternoon session of 2nd Feb - all the contestants seemed nice when I talked to them [redacted big fat spoiler -- Ed] . Nicholas Owen was nice too as he went out of his way to go over and talk to the contestants. I got a DC beater on watching it today: R4 SCENTING and t...