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by Thomas Carey
Tue Nov 10, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 113
Views: 23898

Re: Countdowners in the news

"Kind-of embarrassed that this guy's name appears on the Richard Whiteley trophy along with mine, to be honest." "To be honest, the more I research this case, the more outraged and amazed I become." Just two of his insightful posts on a discussion of Callum's Glory Roll when the latter was revealed...
by Thomas Carey
Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The restaurant rule
Replies: 17
Views: 1344

Re: The restaurant rule

Johnny Canuck wrote:Is the selection in round 3 here the only selection from which it has ever been possible to make a 9 by moving just one letter?
Dunno, but why are you asking it in the vagina pasta thread?
by Thomas Carey
Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1264
Views: 118669

Re: Ask Graeme?

Related: what's the most used conundrum? What's the most used conundrum scramble? How many unique conundrums (solutions) have there been ( in how many episodes)? Tyvm as always
by Thomas Carey
Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1264
Views: 118669

Re: Ask Graeme?

I'm not Graeme, but it isn't. This was. Presumably these are the only two but I may well be wrong. [x3]
by Thomas Carey
Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Repetitve conundrums
Replies: 12
Views: 1503

Re: Repetitve conundrums

SISSINESS/SASSINESS for 5S. These can actually be conundrums. EQUIVOQUE wins Q I think. You can test it by putting something e.g. RRR into Lexplorer's Words Using and keep adding a letter until nothing appears with 9 letters (or change the length to 9). For instance, there's tons with 3 Rs so you tr...
by Thomas Carey
Wed Oct 14, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 11660

Re: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016

Ben Wilson wrote: I've ordered twelve of these which will be given out to the top 6 at COLIN XII, the top 3 at the hangover, the top two overachievers at COLIN and the top overachiever at the hangover. :)
What if some of those are the same people?
by Thomas Carey
Mon Oct 12, 2015 11:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 12th October 2015 (series 73, prelim 69)
Replies: 2
Views: 647

Re: Monday 12th October 2015 (series 73, prelim 69)

The round 4 selection was actually T S H U A Y T U A so THUYAS was the darren. (Also if John loses tomorrow with 12 or less then he won't overtake Matty, unlikely as that may be)
by Thomas Carey
Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:20 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday October 7th 2015 (S73 P67)
Replies: 9
Views: 1576

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday October 7th 2015 (S73 P67)

I've just seen Kris's blog account of his filming experience. Tomorrow's episode sounds interesting... I've heard about that too. An explosion might occur..... :roll: :roll: If I seek this out, will I encounter spoilers for the rounds? Not for the rounds, but definitely spoilers. [CONTAINS SPOILERS...
by Thomas Carey
Tue Oct 06, 2015 3:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: What's your Bevins Number?
Replies: 46
Views: 4443

Re: What's your Bevins Number?

Hasn't been updated yet for this series, but I'm 11 at the moment thanks to Brendan Duke. With Judy Bursford and her 2 floating around the finals, things could get interesting at the end of this series...

Also the CoC will likely shorten a lot of paths.
by Thomas Carey
Tue Oct 06, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Historical recaps
Topic: Tuesday 13th August 1991 (Series 22, Prelim 32)
Replies: 3
Views: 2403

Re: Tuesday 13th August 1991 (Series 22, Prelim 32)

C1 clearly pressed the wrong key by mistake...
by Thomas Carey
Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday October 2nd 2015 (S73 P64)
Replies: 27
Views: 2560

Re: Spoilers for Friday October 2nd 2015 (S73 P64)

Anyone else get the feeling that they intentionally kept Le Tiss away from Thomas?! I do as well and I said all along that he would be on first game after his octorun, so he wouldn't have to face a reigning champion. Wouldn't a more likely explanation be that they deliberately started Matt Le Tissi...
by Thomas Carey
Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday October 2nd 2015 (S73 P64)
Replies: 27
Views: 2560

Re: Spoilers for Friday October 2nd 2015 (S73 P64)

Yep, especially as James Rowan appears on Thursday. I'm surprised they put him in Le Tiss' eight potential opponents, thought they'd play lots of easy ones until he's definitely gone, but that just further proves that the team don't manipulate the running order.
by Thomas Carey
Tue Sep 29, 2015 3:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday September 29th 2015 (S73 P61)
Replies: 12
Views: 1136

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday September 29th 2015 (S73 P61)

Well done Tom by the way. Did you know you needed the conundrum to be number one? Yep, knew the score I had to get. Thought I had an easy run until that shocking nine miss, so that put even more pressure on the conundrum as I knew I was nine points off Jonathan (and also the all-conundrums thing is...
by Thomas Carey
Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1264
Views: 118669

Re: Ask Graeme?

James Laverty wrote:Which contestant has appeared with the most Dictionary Corner guests?
And what's the most games anyone's done with the same guest?
by Thomas Carey
Tue Sep 22, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday September 22nd 2015 (S73 P57)
Replies: 11
Views: 875

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday September 22nd 2015 (S73 P57)

Was this the first-ever double century game where neither player got a 9? Good shout, and I wanted it to be. Unfortunately not. Or as Adam would say, unfortz. It is, however, the first heat game which meets those criteria, but as there's only been six double-century heat games that isn't a great ac...
by Thomas Carey
Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday September 21st 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 540

Re: Spoilers For Monday September 21st 2015

GABOONS in round 8 Really? Another miss? Not happy with this game, missed a lot of gettable stuff - DIPOLAR was a chicken (I did AS chem ffs) and R1 would have been perfect for 7s that I'd just learned then - GIMLETS, LOGIEST, EGOTISM and ESTOILE which was practically spelt out. Had tons of 6s, wan...
by Thomas Carey
Fri Sep 18, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday September 18th 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 793

Re: Spoilers For Friday September 18th 2015

best anagram right there Mauro (thanks all)
by Thomas Carey
Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday 17th September 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 952

Re: Spoilers For Thursday 17th September 2015

Heh, thanks everyone. Especially Graeme for that gif. Fun story: after the game, Tracey told me that had I not chickened ADIPATES that would have been a max ( the first ever debut max at that) so I was quite pissed off. It was only about 15 minutes later when Matty checked the rounds that he told me...
by Thomas Carey
Sat Sep 05, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday September 3rd 2015 (S73 P45)
Replies: 11
Views: 921

Re: Spoilers for Thursday September 3rd 2015 (S73 P45)

Matty seemed quite pleased about the bloke in the audience getting the conundrum. FWIF, It was very nearly Thomas Carey, who the crew were set to film answering it, only for someone to point out that he was recording the following day, so they gave the opportunity to another guy instead. Well done ...
by Thomas Carey
Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday August 25th 2015 (S73 P39)
Replies: 10
Views: 1002

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday August 25th 2015 (S73 P39)

:D Graeme. The argument went on for about 3 minutes in the studio, including Gyles yelling 'BUT THAT DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE!'
by Thomas Carey
Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday August 18th 2015 (S73 P37)
Replies: 9
Views: 987

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday August 18th 2015 (S73 P37)

I was there. There weren't any edited out.
by Thomas Carey
Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: New puzzle
Replies: 32
Views: 4351

Re: New puzzle

Questions.

Is the order relevant?

Could you only just add the new ones now, or could each new one have been added at a different time and you're just posting them all now?

Will we get more additions to the list at some point?

Why did you change your profile picture?
by Thomas Carey
Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:38 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday August 17th 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 758

Re: Spoilers For Monday August 17th 2015

Fwiw this was the first game I ever saw live. I echo what Robbo said, good stuff.
by Thomas Carey
Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: You Are The Ref
Replies: 136
Views: 12323

Re: You Are The Ref

Situation: It's crucial time and C1 is like 5 points ahead. The scramble is BOOWHURDS . C1 instantly sees BRUSH and WOOD and knows it'll be a combination of the two, but can't decide which. (I should probably have used SPACELOAD as the example.) C1 thinks that they can't risk buzzing in with either ...
by Thomas Carey
Mon Aug 03, 2015 8:55 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Tumbleweed
Replies: 46
Views: 8501

Re: Tumbleweed

NOT A POINTS CLAIM Dammit Rhys, I was still waiting for Adam's decade, and had an alarm set for that very purpose....
by Thomas Carey
Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Another Freakin' Sequence
Replies: 2
Views: 821

Re: Another Freakin' Sequence

08193?
by Thomas Carey
Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic
Replies: 306
Views: 32383

Re: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic

Jen, George, Eileen and Glen is my guess. If no more than three from the same series, then replace Glen with Samir.
by Thomas Carey
Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:54 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday July 14th 2015 (S73 P15)
Replies: 9
Views: 1211

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday July 14th 2015 (S73 P15)

Lee, I would really like to believe you could beat Judy Bursford, but as she's a top ten Touchy Words player and your not, I have my doubts! This changes everything. It shows that being good at Touchy Words does correspond to being good at Countdown - and with Judy on 7 wins, what could the world n...
by Thomas Carey
Thu Jul 16, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 16th July 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 777

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 16th July 2015

Despite not being on aptodic, TONALITES in in as a 9. Credit to Jen for that one.

http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/defin ... =tonalites
by Thomas Carey
Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday July 13th 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 932

Re: Spoilers For Monday July 13th 2015

Judy needs 160 points in her last two games to avoid being the lowest scoring octochamp ever. If she wins, that is, so maybe it's not that bad that she runs into Liam in her final game... (I don't think this is reflects her ability. If she improved her numbers she could well be a very formidable opp...
by Thomas Carey
Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Recording Times what do ya think
Replies: 9
Views: 1399

Re: Recording Times what do ya think

quote="Thomas Carey"What days are these?/quote It's every Tuesday until mid October, with the exception of next Tuesday (July 14). Aren't you recording on a Tuesday, Tom?? I am indeed! I have three games that day and they said my first is at 2:45, which makes sense based on what Mark said. I don't ...
by Thomas Carey
Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Recording Times what do ya think
Replies: 9
Views: 1399

Re: Recording Times what do ya think

What days are these? It's every Tuesday until mid October, with the exception of next Tuesday (July 14). Aren't you recording on a Tuesday, Tom?? I am indeed! I have three games that day and they said my first is at 2:45, which makes sense based on what Mark said. I don't know the normal times thou...
by Thomas Carey
Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:20 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Recording Times what do ya think
Replies: 9
Views: 1399

Re: Recording Times what do ya think

What days are these?
by Thomas Carey
Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday July 1st 2015 (S73 P9)
Replies: 13
Views: 1015

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday July 1st 2015 (S73 P9)

2x2x4x6x6+75 as an alt for the last numbers
by Thomas Carey
Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1893
Views: 133781

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Hi all.Just back from holiday to an e-mail stating that I shall be on the show on Wednesday 5th August :D Really excited,hopefully I don't run into some whizkid and am able to perform well.I'm not a member of Apterous but regularly play the Countdown app.I scored 64 points on my telephone interview...
by Thomas Carey
Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday June 11th 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1376

Re: Spoilers For Thursday June 11th 2015

3rd nums: (7+1)*3*4*6-5

Very good performance, esp. under pressure, from both players. Looking forward to tomorrow's final, it should be a good one and both of them definitely deserve it. #TeamTracey
by Thomas Carey
Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:06 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1264
Views: 118669

Re: Ask Graeme?

What's the smallest score range of an Octochamp over their 8 games? By this I mean the difference between their lowest and highest score, not their highest winning margin :o YOU ROCK :D In new 15 round games, Dylan Taylor scored most consistently, his highest score being 129 and the lowest 113. In ...
by Thomas Carey
Fri Sep 26, 2014 3:27 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Another number sequence
Replies: 1
Views: 892

Re: Another number sequence

This reminded me of this trainwreck of a discussion.
by Thomas Carey
Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday September 23rd 2014 (S71 P51)
Replies: 17
Views: 1190

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday September 23rd 2014 (S71 P51)

I hope Paul gets a good lunch and plays more keenly in the next show. A bit late for that as this was the first show of the afternoon session. Natalie was certainly a tricky opponent and on another day, she could have won. I think this just proves the importance of tactical picking. Natalie was, as...
by Thomas Carey
Sun Jun 08, 2014 4:15 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 562
Views: 96471

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Jon Corby wrote:
Jennifer Steadman wrote:a 1ft tall, gnomelike Matt Bayfield
Image
I originally read that as 11ft tall. I don't know which is better,
by Thomas Carey
Tue May 27, 2014 11:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 519
Views: 54278

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who are almost physically unable to speak without waving their hands around like they're trying to attract the attention of a passing helicopter.
by Thomas Carey
Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1264
Views: 118669

Re: Ask Graeme?

0 max games.... Obviously the games where players scored 0 were zero max games I just wondered how many contestants scored 0 maxes in a game, did any player win whilst scoring 0 maxes, what's the fewest number of maxes a winner has scored, any games where neither player hit a max? I'm sure there's ...
by Thomas Carey
Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN X Team Competition
Replies: 19
Views: 2010

Re: COLIN X Team Competition

In.
by Thomas Carey
Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Ryan's Christmas Quiz 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1138

Re: Ryan's Christmas Quiz 2013

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Matt Morrison wrote:Wow. Video? You've really gone balls deep on this one. Can't wait to show it off to the fam later. If Indra learns to say Fuck off it, you're in trouble.
I can't see how useful "Fuck off it" could be in conversation in all fairness.
Get the...
by Thomas Carey
Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Personality Of The Year
Replies: 85
Views: 4311

Re: Countdown Personality Of The Year

Countdown - Innis Carson (tough between him and Conor, but this was mainly beacause of the 25-hour thing)
Apterous - Callum Todd
Forum - Graeme Cole
by Thomas Carey
Wed Dec 25, 2013 8:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic
Replies: 306
Views: 32383

Re: The next Champion of Champions

COCs are all well and good, but what the world NEEDS is a special between Zarte Siempre and Phyl Styles, because both of them were very good contestants who ended up as number 9 seeds.
by Thomas Carey
Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:30 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Mondegreens
Replies: 122
Views: 12451

Re: Mondegreens

All my life (well, since the song came out) I thought Taio Cruz was singing 'I throw my hands up in the air sometimes, saying aaaoo, Galileo ' instead of 'Gotta let go'. I always thought that was the real lyric and never considered it being anything else... oh well. :oops: Until about a year ago, I...
by Thomas Carey
Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Mondegreens
Replies: 122
Views: 12451

Re: Mondegreens

Until about a year ago, I thought the chorus of Taio Cruz's Dynamite was 'saying ayooo, Galileo'.
by Thomas Carey
Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:13 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: CONUNDRUM game
Replies: 55
Views: 9945

Re: CONUNDRUM game

HALFGLINT = NIGHTFALL
GALLIFREY = FRAGILELY (nice!)


LEFTALIGN
ELEVENVET
TWELVEDES
by Thomas Carey
Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Mathmo Test
Replies: 33
Views: 2796

Re: The Mathmo Test

52... Compared to the other scores in this thread (remember that this is a Countdown forum) I'm very scared. :shock:
by Thomas Carey
Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 7th November 2013 (Series 69, Prelim 87)
Replies: 3
Views: 634

Re: Thursday 7th November 2013 (Series 69, Prelim 87)

James Robinson wrote: A well earned BRAVO for Sally there, while DC get a couple of 6's and another odd darrenic 7.
Who?
by Thomas Carey
Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: CONUNDRUM game
Replies: 55
Views: 9945

Re: CONUNDRUM game

FAWKESLON=SNOWFLAKE
REDGUYLAD=GUARDEDLY

Is there a limit to how many you can do? I feel like I'm taking more than my fair share...
TONIGERIA
SOUREDTIP
INTERSCAM
by Thomas Carey
Sun Nov 03, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: CONUNDRUM game
Replies: 55
Views: 9945

Re: CONUNDRUM game

EOINBURGH=NEIGHBOUR
EHAPTERUS=SUPERHEAT

DINGTHREE
CIGARETRI
COILTABAC
by Thomas Carey
Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Jobs?
Replies: 34
Views: 2682

Re: Jobs?

James S Roper wrote:I'm a vaguely-underachieving student.
+1
by Thomas Carey
Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:48 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: CONUNDRUM game
Replies: 55
Views: 9945

Re: CONUNDRUM game

HUTCAMEOS = MOUSTACHE


AMDRACULA
ISCARETIM
CATPINEMU
by Thomas Carey
Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: CONUNDRUM game
Replies: 55
Views: 9945

Re: CONUNDRUM game

Do you have to leave all solved ones on?

TIDYGHOUL = DOUGHTILY


SCARYCASE
TODOGHOST
ACUSPIDER
by Thomas Carey
Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 428
Views: 46719

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

When I watch Youtube in fullscreen, the black progress bar thing at the bottom keeps popping back up every 10 seconds or so, as if I moved the mouse. It's nothing too do with the mouse, as I tried disabling the touchpad and the usb mouse and it still happens. Any ideas?