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by Adam Dexter
Fri May 07, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 6th May 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 89)
Replies: 7
Views: 165

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 6th May 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 89)

Thomas Carey wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 1:37 am
bostin makes me feel good
You might say that it is More Than A Feeling
by Adam Dexter
Fri May 07, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 6th May 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 89)
Replies: 7
Views: 165

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 6th May 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 89)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 10:09 pm
Round 6 must be 50 × 10, not 100 × 5 because you've used the 5 twice. Otherwise it works!
You are quite right - edited. Silly me
by Adam Dexter
Thu May 06, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 6th May 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 89)
Replies: 7
Views: 165

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 6th May 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 89)

R1: Love that Champ played BOSTIN - this is a very Black Country word so nice to see a local playing it and it being in :) R6 solve: (((50 x 10) - 7) x 2) + 5 = 991. I'm surprised Rachel missed it... a simple split multiplication. R8: SMOOTH+E = SMOOTHE... would have thought Susie might have mention...
by Adam Dexter
Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 7th April 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 68)
Replies: 17
Views: 740

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 7 April 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 68)

Alt for R3:

(100+75+7) x (10-6) - 1

I didn't see the simpler way that RR did it.

I found the challenger entertainingly ballsy, but was sad when champ had an 8 and he risked a 7... needlessly reckless
by Adam Dexter
Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 30th March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 62)
Replies: 10
Views: 739

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 30 March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 62)

Marc Meakin wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:53 pm
Don't think even a max game today would have given him the record but nether-the-less a fantastic performance
Just because if you're never told you'll never know, it's nevertheless :)

Felt for the challenger today - he could have done well against a regular person.
by Adam Dexter
Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 26th March 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 60)
Replies: 7
Views: 683

Re: Spoilers for Friday 26th March 2021 (series 83 prelim 60)

Another 2nd numbers alt:

(9 - (10-4)) = 3
3 x 75 = 225
225+6 = 231
231 x 4 = 924

(Admittedly out of time)
by Adam Dexter
Wed Mar 24, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 58)
Replies: 12
Views: 1542

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 24 March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 58)

Fiona T wrote:
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:57 pm
dogeship in R2
soutane in the aketons x round - very unlucky there Luke

missed the 9 tho :(
Also in Aketons* round, I had the saddest amount of cakes, which is of course NOCAKES
by Adam Dexter
Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What computer games have you been playing lately?
Replies: 68
Views: 15451

Re: What computer games have you been playing lately?

Just wanted to say the season 4 update for Fall Guys is fantastic. OMG what a treat was it to have it download today. Love this game - we play it together and even our 5 year old has a go :) Gunna be a while before I can get my head round some of the new obstacles. The best we have done is 2nd by a...
by Adam Dexter
Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 22nd March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 56)
Replies: 15
Views: 1683

Re: Spoilers for Monday 22 March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 56)

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:43 pm
Duckdown max from ABCJKMPQZ?
I'll get the ball rolling with SENSELESSNESSES (I'm sure someone will come along with something better).
by Adam Dexter
Fri Mar 19, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 19th March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 55)
Replies: 33
Views: 3295

Re: Spoilers for Friday 19th March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 55)

WOW. The challenger surely must be under a pseudonym on Apto? I got absolutely spanked.
by Adam Dexter
Wed Mar 17, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 17th March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 53)
Replies: 3
Views: 666

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 17 March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 53)

R14 alt in a spiritual LNAFP kind of way:

(6x7x9) + 100 = 478

I count it as LNAFP if you're only using it in a plus or minus.
by Adam Dexter
Sun Mar 14, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Classic Aptochat moments
Replies: 220
Views: 104562

Re: Classic Aptochat moments

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by Adam Dexter
Sun Mar 14, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Classic Aptochat moments
Replies: 220
Views: 104562

Re: Classic Aptochat moments

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by Adam Dexter
Sun Mar 14, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Classic Aptochat moments
Replies: 220
Views: 104562

Re: Classic Aptochat moments

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by Adam Dexter
Wed Mar 10, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 9th March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 47)
Replies: 2
Views: 425

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 9th March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 47)

I've said it before, but he's definitely far worse than Nick ever was at this sort of thing. Similarly, after R12 declaration "DERAILS", Colin said something about this has derailed Andrei's chances. There were 29 points between with a possible 38 left - a tad premature. There comes a time when wit...
by Adam Dexter
Mon Mar 08, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1498
Views: 435242

Re: Ask Graeme?

With Ruth Cappleman and Chloe Lavan playing today (08/03/2021), it got me wondering when the last time there was an all female Apto-registered game on Countdown (if there even has been one?). I guess it's maybe not that easy to quantify given the use of pseudonyms and registrations being possibly ta...
by Adam Dexter
Mon Mar 08, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 5th March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 45)
Replies: 6
Views: 830

Re: Spoilers for Friday 5 March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 45)

Eagle-eyed viewers may have spotted that in the last letters round, on the last letter Rachel drew the letter M turned upside-down making it appear as a funny-shaped W. When Colin Murray started the clock, the letter was immediately replaced with a W turned the right-way up. Glad you have mentioned...
by Adam Dexter
Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 26th February 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 40)
Replies: 5
Views: 884

Re: Spoilers for Friday 26th February 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 40)

Any else think Rachel was a bit lenient on the first numbers?
by Adam Dexter
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Reasons to be cheerful because of the pandemic
Replies: 12
Views: 2153

Re: Reasons to be cheerful because of the pandemic

Soppy alert, but spending the first few months of newborn's life is time I will always be thankful for. With our first, it was 2 weeks off running around looking after both mother and baby (off?), then back to work. She slept from about 8pm so I only saw her for about 10 hours a week + weekends doin...
by Adam Dexter
Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 790
Views: 235679

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Jon O'Neill wrote:
Fri Jan 29, 2021 11:06 am
this bar of Imperial Leather was absolutely embedded with wiry old man pubes.
Yes, but was this before and/or after your use?
by Adam Dexter
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Double contractions
Replies: 11
Views: 2567

Re: Double contractions

I wouldn't've thought there was much of an issue with them. It's just substitution of unnecessary letters with apostrophes. Y'all'd've had qualms with a triple.

Came across this which is quite amusing http://www.apostrophecatastrophes.com/2 ... rophe.html
by Adam Dexter
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Lingo
Replies: 8
Views: 2391

Re: Lingo

I am waiting for someone to buzz in on the last bonus one in an unwinnable position - hasn't happened yet.

Would be extraordinarily bad sportsmanship given the meagre winnings there are anyway!
by Adam Dexter
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Genius things
Replies: 36
Views: 5540

Re: Genius things

I think lamp is more commonly used these days than bulb. I and everyone I know locally would call it a lightbulb or a bulb - not a lamp. I wonder whether it's dialectal (West Mids/Worcestershire here). A lamp in my mind would conjure up a heat lamp rather than a lightbulb. The little flat ones are ...
by Adam Dexter
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Special Spoilers for Monday 21st December 2020 (Special S47)
Replies: 24
Views: 3240

Re: Special Spoilers for Monday 21 December 2020

Alt for R6 numbers:

75-50 = 25
100/25 = 4
25+6+4 = 35
35 x 7 = 245

:D
by Adam Dexter
Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down? [GENERAL DISCUSSION THREAD]
Replies: 29
Views: 8042

Re: Is Apterous down? [GENERAL DISCUSSION THREAD]

Hi it seems to be down now. I can get onto the site but not onto the game -

"You have been disconnected from apterous. Please check your Internet connection. Internal server error"

:(
by Adam Dexter
Fri Dec 18, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 18th December 2020 (Series 82, Grand Final)
Replies: 42
Views: 5396

Re: Spoilers for Friday 18 December 2020 (Series 82, Grand Final)

Excellent game.

Loved Levi singing as well - what a breath of fresh air he has been this week.
by Adam Dexter
Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 16th December 2020 (Series 82, 1st Semi-Final)
Replies: 20
Views: 2614

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 16 December 2020 (Series 82, First Semi Final)

R5: Subedari

Also happy to say I got the con in about 12 secs. Shame I can't do that in a game!
by Adam Dexter
Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Count to Infinity in Pictures
Replies: 53
Views: 28778

Re: Count to Infinity in Pictures

https://ibb.co/LnfB03f

Don't know how to show it in browser - it was an ordeal just getting this to work. Little help?
by Adam Dexter
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Combination Lock
Replies: 10
Views: 1690

Re: Combination Lock

Got it - just need to set as text rather than number :)

0565 your other one?
by Adam Dexter
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Combination Lock
Replies: 10
Views: 1690

Re: Combination Lock

Thomas Cappleman wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:04 pm
I get 5 solutions to Crazy (probably your 4 plus the one before 1000), any of [0-4][5-9]65
Thanks :) Yes mine too end in 65. Glad it's not just me. Anyone got Excel skills to keep the leading zeroes?
by Adam Dexter
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Combination Lock
Replies: 10
Views: 1690

Re: Combination Lock

Ahh silly me started with 1000 as the first combo as Excel kept removing my leading zeroes... Yes 0086 works and Reel A is the first reel.

As for the Crazy one?
by Adam Dexter
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Combination Lock
Replies: 10
Views: 1690

Combination Lock

I finally got round to doing the Combination Lock puzzles on the back of Co:Leeds 2016 programme. I have no solutions for "Hard" and 4 solutions for the "Crazy". Would appreciate if you could have a look and see if you concur: (Both puzzles concern a 4 reel padlock with digits 0-9, the object being ...
by Adam Dexter
Sun Nov 01, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best lexico example sentences
Replies: 12
Views: 3715

Re: Best lexico example sentences

Only because I played Drookits* which isn't valid so looked it up:

‘We rescued her and the wheelchair, and even though she was droukit she was still in full can belto voice.’

https://www.lexico.com/definition/drookit
by Adam Dexter
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 865
Views: 266367

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Fiona T wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:05 am
I know the national anthem gets slower every time I hear it.
Maybe it is tied to the monarch's heartbeat and so will speed up when Charles comes along?
by Adam Dexter
Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 6th October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 129)
Replies: 8
Views: 1447

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 6th October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 129)

Also, how come Macaroni as in the penguin isn't in Lexico at all? Seems to be an omission... reckon that could be pluralised if it was in, restaurant rule or otherwise :D
by Adam Dexter
Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 6th October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 129)
Replies: 8
Views: 1447

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 6th October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 129)

The plural is specified in the dictionary as macaronies. Thanks :) I take it no restaurant rule trickery either? No, it doesn't change the plural as Graeme has already told you! :lol: I do find it slightly annoying that they're often not explicit about this sort of thing though and just leave it ha...
by Adam Dexter
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 6th October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 129)
Replies: 8
Views: 1447

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 6th October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 129)

Sam Cappleman-Lynes wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:59 pm
The plural is specified in the dictionary as macaronies.
Thanks :) I take it no restaurant rule trickery either?
by Adam Dexter
Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 6th October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 129)
Replies: 8
Views: 1447

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 6th October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 129)

I had MACARONIS* in one round but doesn't seem to be valid.

Definition 1 has the mass noun tag but definition 2 does not: "2 An 18th-century British dandy who imitated continental fashions."

Am I misunderstanding or should that be a 9?
by Adam Dexter
Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 2nd October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 127)
Replies: 4
Views: 1384

Re: Spoilers for Friday 2nd October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 127)

Dunno if they came back to Rachel but I had the last numbers (seemed fairly simple):

((25+50+9+1) x 8) + 7
by Adam Dexter
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: *** EVENT CANCELLED *** Co Blackpool Saturday October 10th
Replies: 44
Views: 14240

Re: *** EVENT CANCELLED *** Co Blackpool Saturday October 10th

Jason William Larsen wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:29 pm
Adam Dexter!
You called?
by Adam Dexter
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 9th September 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 1127

Re: Spoilers for 9th September 2020

I was so happy with my raw 142 before I saw the max was so high.

Alt for one of the numbers - 75 100 1 5 6 1 → 723

100+75+6 * (5-1) - 1 = 723
by Adam Dexter
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: *** EVENT CANCELLED *** Co Blackpool Saturday October 10th
Replies: 44
Views: 14240

Re: *** EVENT CANCELLED *** Co Blackpool Saturday October 10th

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:48 am
Sam Cappleman-Lynes wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:10 am
I mean, there's also this: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-54081131
Countdown is an organised team sport.
I can agree it's organised and would like to think it is a sport (so I can fulfill exercise quotas), but team?
by Adam Dexter
Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 31st August 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 635

Re: Spoilers for Monday 31st August

I got the 931 and the 478 within 30s (just).

Would still have been whipped but would have been nice anyway.
by Adam Dexter
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 27th August 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 2517

Re: Spoilers for 27th August 2020

Correct me if I'm wrong Sam, but I think you said TELECON rather than TELECOM as the subtitles suggested?
by Adam Dexter
Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday 17th August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 93)
Replies: 6
Views: 1760

Re: Spoilers For Monday 17th August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 93)

I think he meant thrapes as that is a local dialect word for driving a car particularly hard.
by Adam Dexter
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1498
Views: 435242

Re: Ask Graeme?

What is the longest run of teapots there have been? There have been 5 in a row (and counting) at present.

Getting rather expensive in the porcelain dept!
by Adam Dexter
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: *** EVENT CANCELLED *** Co Blackpool Saturday October 10th
Replies: 44
Views: 14240

Re: Co Blackpool Saturday October 10th

Booked my hotel today for Friday and Saturday night. 2 nights for £6.99 - gotta love having vouchers from Travelodge! Not bad be hard to beat that offer, Is it the Travel lodge in St Annes on Sea Yep it's the one about 10 mins walk from the venue. Should have been about £85 but I had vouchers from ...
by Adam Dexter
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: *** EVENT CANCELLED *** Co Blackpool Saturday October 10th
Replies: 44
Views: 14240

Re: Co Blackpool Saturday October 10th

Booked my hotel today for Friday and Saturday night. 2 nights for £6.99 - gotta love having vouchers from Travelodge!
by Adam Dexter
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: ZoomDown finals!
Replies: 42
Views: 8200

Re: ZoomDown finals!

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:58 am
Awesome. Do you have wins/points for them?
Here you go: http://wiki.apterous.org/ZoomDown
by Adam Dexter
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1498
Views: 435242

Re: Ask Graeme?

Tis a thing of beauty so it is. Still - mine works so will leave as is. Anyone wanna shove me a load of data?
by Adam Dexter
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1498
Views: 435242

Re: Ask Graeme?

Adam Dexter wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:05 am
Major issue is that Stephen R has worked out there are 336 combinations of CV ensuring the vowel selection is legal - might be a bit time heavy doing it manually!
Just an update to say I have worked out how to get all the combinations - I have everything ready, just need a shitload of data.
by Adam Dexter
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1498
Views: 435242

Re: Ask Graeme?

Bit of an aside, but did some Excellery last night and came up with this horrendous formula: =IF(OR(LEFT(A1,1)="A",LEFT(A1,1)="E",LEFT(A1,1)="I",LEFT(A1,1)="O",LEFT(A1,1)="U"),"V","C")&IF(OR(MID(A1, 2, 1)="A", MID(A1, 2, 1)="E", MID(A1, 2, 1)="I", MID(A1, 2, 1)="O", MID(A1, 2, 1)="U"), "V", "C")&IF(...
by Adam Dexter
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1498
Views: 435242

Re: Ask Graeme?

All very interesting thanks everyone. Now a question related to personal stats. We have the Superstats on Apterous. I almost always pick CCCVVVCVC however my opponents obviously have a wide range of picks. Is there any way it could be seen what letter selections have the best max % for a player? I'm...
by Adam Dexter
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1498
Views: 435242

Re: Ask Graeme?

Who would be the current UCWC? Is anyone keeping track?

A bit like https://www.ufwc.co.uk/ where the winner of the first match is champion until defeated (a la boxing)

Issue I can see is people who retire unbeaten - not entirely sure how this is dealt with in boxing?
by Adam Dexter
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1498
Views: 435242

Re: Ask Graeme?

ANGRIEST stems with 19 I think. I'd be surprised if that can be beaten. For which words stem with any vowel: http://wiki.apterous.org/Fruitful_8s http://wiki.apterous.org/Fruitful_7s http://wiki.apterous.org/Fruitful_6s Ahh very nice - I thought something like this would likely have already been co...
by Adam Dexter
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1498
Views: 435242

Re: Ask Graeme?

Not sure if been covered elsewhere, but here goes. Which word has the most stems, so should rarely be declared? Are you able to show the most for each length of word? Maybe this could be further split to determine words that if any extra vowel was added would yield a longer word - thus meaning your ...