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by David Williams
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 13th January 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 939

Re: Spoilers for 13th January 2019

Has anyone ever scored less points than a member of the audience before?
by David Williams
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 622
Views: 134565

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

But so what? That's like saying that Coronation Street is the most popular TV soap, so everyone is expected to know all about it. So, if you expect some clarification as to what the Champions League is, you would also expect some clarification about Coronation Street? I thought the general idea was...
by David Williams
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 622
Views: 134565

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Newsreaders assuming knowledge of this sort of stuff is annoying. Also quizmasters. On Pointless Richard Osman says things like "teams in the 2018-19 Champions League" and I have no idea what that means. I know the names of some football teams, so I could have a wild guess, but I have no idea wheth...
by David Williams
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who are Countdown's unluckiest losers?
Replies: 22
Views: 1407

Re: Who are Countdown's unluckiest losers?

Reminded by the Dictionary Revival thread. Helen Wrigglesworth, who lost by two points having suffered a 15 point swing through having ROADSIDE disallowed, because the COD10 economised on space by omitting compound words whose meaning was clear. They did give her another go, and dropped COD10 after ...
by David Williams
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who are Countdown's unluckiest losers?
Replies: 22
Views: 1407

Re: Who are Countdown's unluckiest losers?

There's more than one way to be unlucky. You can get drawn against a top player in the heats. You can have a valid word disallowed (or your opponent can have an invalid word allowed). You can get an 'impossible' crucial conundrum when you are behind, or a trivial one (50/50 shot) when you're ahead. ...
by David Williams
Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Baby Riley-Kovalev
Replies: 45
Views: 10463

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Any clue to be derived from the baby's initials?
by David Williams
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 81 finals predictions
Replies: 8
Views: 1038

Re: Series 81 finals predictions

I'm sure we're all relieved that Chris Evans ensures there is no Bevins number discontinuity.
by David Williams
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 2nd December 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 110)
Replies: 6
Views: 810

Re: Spoilers for Monday 2nd December 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 110)

It's very strange though. It used to be in, so someone has taken a conscious decision to take it out. They have noticed that people nowadays are more gouty, not goutier like they used to be.

And I may not have been concentrating all that hard, but did both contestants get 500 as 50/10*100?
by David Williams
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Celebrity Countdown - Tuesday 19th November 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1306

Re: Spoilers for Celebrity Countdown - Tuesday 19th November 2019

It may be your (and my) opinion that you can't pluralise an exclamation, but the point at issue is where this is laid down. And the usage in the example sentence could be pluralised. On balance I agree with you, but I'm not seeing quite enough to overrule the onfield decision.
by David Williams
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Celebrity Countdown - Tuesday 19th November 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1306

Re: Spoilers for Celebrity Countdown - Tuesday 19th November 2019

Does it say anywhere that you can't pluralise an exclamation? In fact it's being used as a count noun in the example sentence "A big cheerio to Bill, who's not been in the best of health of late." (Haven't watched the programme, so I don't know what was actually said.)
by David Williams
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 578
Views: 113337

Re: Politics in General

Let's not forget that in the second half of the 1970s the top income tax rate was 83% on incomes over £20,000 and the basic rate was 33%. It's not as if a 75% rate is a complete leap into the unknown. The top rate was reduced to 40% in two stages in the 1980s, and the basic rate to 20% over a longer...
by David Williams
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 7th November 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 93)
Replies: 4
Views: 607

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 7th November 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 93)

Didn't think anything of it myself, but the editing didn't do him any favours when he had COOTED disallowed, Jenny Eclair spoke up and said something like "I'm doing my best for you" in his direction, they panned over, and it looked as if he wasn't even listening.
by David Williams
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 578
Views: 113337

Re: Politics in General

Never understood why people are so against Inheritance Tax, even people who are never going to pay it. One objection is that it's supposedly being taxed twice on the same money, yet typically it's someone leaving a million pound house they paid half a crown for during the war, a profit that's comple...
by David Williams
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 578
Views: 113337

Re: Politics in General

If tax rates are very low, increasing them generates more revenue. Keep increasing them, and if you reach a point when a rate increase doesn't increase the revenue, you conclude that going above that point would actually reduce the revenue. There's a rate that maximises the return. Lengthy theorisin...
by David Williams
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 578
Views: 113337

Re: Politics in General

What assumptions have you made about changes in behaviour of those affected? I imagine it's pretty well-documented as to what happened when the top rate went up from 40% to 50% and down to 45%. (I have a feeling it didn't change the total tax take very much, but I haven't checked it out.) The troubl...
by David Williams
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday 30th October 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1911

Re: Spoilers for 30th October 2019

It's probably always been like this and I've only just noticed, but I see that the budget extends to four of the posher poppies, but contestants have to make do with the basic model. Saves buying new ones every year, I suppose.
by David Williams
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Baby Riley-Kovalev
Replies: 45
Views: 10463

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

My first appearance coincided with Susie's first appearance after the birth of her daughter, who would have been about four months old at the time. She had brought the baby with her, and I think her sister was looking after her in the dressing room while filming went on. I mentioned this to her when...
by David Williams
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 17th October 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 78)
Replies: 2
Views: 813

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 17th October 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 78)

Or (25-7)*(50-7+1)

Can anyone tell me if Gloria Hunniford is really good at Countdown or a shameless cheat. Most people I think I can read, but not her.
by David Williams
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 7th October 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 70)
Replies: 4
Views: 998

Re: Spoilers for Monday 7th October 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 70)

I awarded myself seven points for CAGEFUL without a moment's doubt. Wrongly. Comes up a lot more in daily life than RODENTIAN, I would have thought.
by David Williams
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Religion
Replies: 456
Views: 43764

Re: Religion

One thing I don't understand is why being a committed Christian is a source of comfort. I don't imagine God has changed his views much in the last couple of thousand years, so pretty much everyone in this country is going to hell.
by David Williams
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 13th August 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 31)
Replies: 8
Views: 1878

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 13th August 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 31)

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:08 pm
David Williams wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:44 pm
Did she actually say "Eight eights are ninety-one"? Was I dreaming?
Agreed, pretty amusing. All I can speculate is that she must have remembered that 9 9s are 81 and "spoonerised" that.
Astonishingly, that is a logical explanation of the completely inexplicable!
by David Williams
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 13th August 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 31)
Replies: 8
Views: 1878

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 13th August 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 31)

Did she actually say "Eight eights are ninety-one"? Was I dreaming?
by David Williams
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many in a baker's gross?
Replies: 7
Views: 1741

Re: How many in a baker's gross?

There are severe penalties for selling underweight bread. Your scales are not consistent. So for an order of 12 loaves you throw in an extra 8.33% which gives you what you deem to be a decent confidence level of being within the law. For an order of 144 loaves, for that level of confidence you do no...
by David Williams
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Kryptonite
Replies: 20
Views: 6591

Re: Kryptonite

Huh?
by David Williams
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Kryptonite
Replies: 20
Views: 6591

Re: Kryptonite

Is it just me, then? It's not kryptonite. It doesn't look anything like what kryptonite would look like if it existed. Giving someone a trophy made of kryptonite would in any case be totally inappropriate and highly dangerous. It wasn't funny the first time Nick said it, yet it comes up every time. ...
by David Williams
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Kryptonite
Replies: 20
Views: 6591

Kryptonite

A fictional, green, crystalline substance, absolutely nothing like perspex. Given as a trophy to convey the message "Well, we've just established you're not Superman, you loser".
by David Williams
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?
Replies: 105
Views: 39170

Re: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?

With these averages, his score would convert to 1048.15 in the old 15 format (still over 131 per game) and 636.9 in the 9-round format (about 79.6 per game). Given that the 8-game record for 9-rounders was 535, that would put him over 100 ahead! I know the current dictionary has more words, but it'...
by David Williams
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Baby Riley-Kovalev
Replies: 45
Views: 10463

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Why has this thread apparently disappeared? You have to search to find it. Is it simply mentioning the name of "she who must not be spoken of"?

PS It's reappeared now!
by David Williams
Wed May 29, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday 28th May 2019 (Series 80 Prelim 90)
Replies: 11
Views: 2899

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday 28th May 2019 (Series 80 Prelim 90)

Ryan Lam wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 3:02 pm
Countdown has finally gone green by dropping the usage of paper (At long last!) and going with a permanent whiteboard!
I trust they also have a single refillable marker pen.
by David Williams
Sun May 26, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 24th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 88)
Replies: 17
Views: 3533

Re: Spoilers for Friday 24th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 88)

What's the average margin in QF1? 50 points? I actually think Seed 8 might score higher against Elliott than some other Seed 1s. You might lose one or two more letters games, but you'd hope for 40 points in the numbers games. If you get a maximum you score points no matter how good your opponent is....
by David Williams
Sat May 25, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 24th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 88)
Replies: 17
Views: 3533

Re: Spoilers for Friday 24th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 88)

Fred Mumford wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 8:30 am
At least the 8th seed can console themself with having had several good on-screen performances prior to their sadistical and gruesome slaughtering.
Isn't that true of every 8th seed nowadays?
by David Williams
Fri May 24, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Baby Riley-Kovalev
Replies: 45
Views: 10463

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Carol?
by David Williams
Fri May 24, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Negative picking
Replies: 20
Views: 5930

Re: Negative picking

If my opponent has 140 points going into the last numbers game and I've got 40, then you could say picking six small was being negative. If he's got 140 and I've got 125 . . . ? No-one would argue that picking anything other than one large or four vowels every time is negative, would they?
by David Williams
Fri May 24, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 87)
Replies: 24
Views: 4512

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 87)

Thomas Carey wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 11:28 am
. . . fastest time to get all 8 conundrums record . . .
It seems to be established that you can't rely on what you see on TV for this.
by David Williams
Thu May 16, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 15th May 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 1889

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 15th May 2019

What's this nonsense with the fake going high on the 4-large? If you're doing e.g. 75×50/25, you don't start with 75×50. Poor form. If I've got this right, 75x50=3750 3750/25=150 is poor form, when you could say 75/25=3 3x50=150. But 75/25=3 3x50=150 when you could say 100+50=150 is OK? If you're s...
by David Williams
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 8th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 54)
Replies: 2
Views: 960

Re: Spoilers for Monday 8th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 54)

Did Susie actually say that DEATHLY was an adverb? Surely not. Sacking offence I would have thought.
by David Williams
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Will an 'ordinary' person ever win a series again?
Replies: 76
Views: 12026

Re: Will an 'ordinary' person ever win a series again?

It's a pretty small proportion of the non-apterites applying to Countdown who would even consider the possibility of winning a series. And they would be interested enough to do a bit of research, and find sites like this, even though they weren't prepared to put in the hours and the effort. And when...
by David Williams
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 578
Views: 113337

Re: Politics in General

JimBentley wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:08 pm
I don't know why you don't comment more, you obviously have strong opinions and you're often quite pithy.
I don't have strong opinions.
by David Williams
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 578
Views: 113337

Re: Politics in General

It's been amusingly shambolic so far, there couldn't really have been a worse start. They haven't exactly put a dream team together, have they? Mike Gapes, for chrissakes. Going to be interesting to see how it develops over the next few days, though, could be some others joining them. Very surprise...
by David Williams
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 18th January 2019 (COC XV, SF 1)
Replies: 19
Views: 5720

Re: Spoilers for Friday 18th January 2019 (COC XV, SF 1)

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:38 pm
Well I beat both contestants on the second numbers - first and probably only time this CoC...

975 for me, (75 + 2 + 1) x 25 x 50 / 100
Thought Rachel was showboating a bit there. If you start with (25+1)/2=13 it doesn't look quite so clever.
by David Williams
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 79 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 23
Views: 6097

Re: Series 79 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

Well not really - if you're past the point at which anyone else can make it, it's just formality. Although after Annie dropping out a few series back, someone ought to check the 8 with someone who was there each time. Posting a thread entitled "Julie lost today", which appears in the Active Topics ...
by David Williams
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 79 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 23
Views: 6097

Re: Series 79 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

Ryan Lam wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:06 pm
So, with just six Preliminaries of Series 79 yet to air as of the time of writing, we now know who are the final eight
The existence of this thread before the preliminaries are over is itself a spoiler.
by David Williams
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1926
Views: 229730

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

I don't know how and when you watch in Australia, but you may not appreciate how rigorous they are in 'pretending' it's a live show. Even though they record them in batches, sometimes months in advance, each one is for a specific date. Each celebrity does five shows, which is one day's filming. So w...
by David Williams
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday 26th November 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 4059

Re: Spoilers for 26th November 2018

I thought the odd thing was that he didn't look particularly nervous at all. And his performance really was spectacularly dreadful. A thought that has occurred to me in the past is that a better measure of performance than how many maximums you get is how many words there are better than what you de...
by David Williams
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 622
Views: 134565

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

I think the first stage is when people decide that it works better if you accept an amount of gold or silver for something you want to sell, and then use that to buy things that you want. Then people collectively decide that rather than lugging all that metal around they are prepared to have their g...
by David Williams
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 622
Views: 134565

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Mark James wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:27 pm
"The National Debt is NOT owed to us . . .
Google tells me this is a comment by Eric Stone of Saffron Walden. Credit where credit's due.
by David Williams
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 622
Views: 134565

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

If every country's economy has a fiscal deficit (and all major economies do) then who is the interest on their loans paid to? I hesitate to give the obvious answer, because you'll only start asking more questions that I won't know the answer to, but they (collectively) pay the interest to the pensi...
by David Williams
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason
Replies: 66
Views: 18184

Re: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason

Marc Meakin wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:23 pm
Embarrassingly I work for John Lewis
A lot more embarrassing for them, I would think.
by David Williams
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason
Replies: 66
Views: 18184

Re: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason

Matt Morrison wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:12 am
A food processor (this will separate the grown ups and the children).
I'd love to have one of these. Ours just chops stuff up.
by David Williams
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday 3rd October 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 2851

Re: Spoilers for 3rd October 2018

Tom S wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:20 pm
No joy for Unstarted in R1....
Those of us who followed it with DISAGREER in R2 would have got off to a pretty poor start.
by David Williams
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Impossible Rachel
Replies: 20
Views: 6972

Re: Impossible Rachel

Just out of interest, do you tell her at the end of the thirty seconds or at the beginning?
by David Williams
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 29th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 45)
Replies: 10
Views: 2562

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 29th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 45)

Interesting that DC got UBIETY but missed DUBIETY. Also DUENNAS later on.
by David Williams
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 8 August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 31)
Replies: 25
Views: 6752

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 8 August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 31)

That's what needs to be achieved. I hadn't got into the precise wording. Your link provides it. Mr Team?
by David Williams
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 3rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 28)
Replies: 14
Views: 4942

Re: Spoilers for Friday 3rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 28)

Seriously? I always thought "standard method" was just a little joke.

And this method works in 60% of cases, so 40% of the time it leaves you at least 25 away from the target?
by David Williams
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 8 August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 31)
Replies: 25
Views: 6752

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 8 August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 31)

How many syllables in BANNED? Or BAND? (Actually a special Countdown rule that words like PAINED are considered to have two syllables is not a bad idea.)
by David Williams
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday 6th August 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 7821

Re: Spoilers for 6th August 2018

Tom S wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:40 pm
Bit surprised that Asocials is not allowed.
Well, I know what a social is. I'm struggling to imagine what form an asocial might take, but it sounds like my sort of party.
by David Williams
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why don't you like basketball?
Replies: 76
Views: 15717

Re: Why don't you like basketball?

As well as the lack of the excitement that football has, is the lack of tension that you get in, say, test match cricket. I'm not massively interested myself, but the current game must be excruciating if you are. Whereas basketball - one team scores, other team scores, first team scores again, ooh t...
by David Williams
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Change one letter of a film title to make a funny one
Replies: 63
Views: 23731

Re: Change one letter of a film title to make a funny one

May I offer a reverse one.

There is a book called Schindler's Ark. There is a company called Schindler's that makes lifts. So one day Steven Spielberg gets into a Schindler's lift . . .
by David Williams
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday 30th July 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 3794

Re: Spoilers for 30th July 2018

I think anyone who knows what 8 x 75 is, and that he is going to take 74 or 76 off it, would be able fairly quickly to work out what 7 x 75 is. It's either a panicky last second spot, or he simply didn't see the 7. I've done both of those. Who hasn't? If you had contestants who were in the middle of...