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by Peter Fenton
Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday April 14th 2014
Replies: 42
Views: 6853

Re: Spoilers For Monday April 14th 2014

Very well played to both of you - a really high quality game that could easily have gone either way. Really unlucky for Ciaran to not only come up against Mark but to also get the joint 7th highest score of the series and still not take home a teapot :(
by Peter Fenton
Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music Conundrums
Replies: 7
Views: 1819

Re: Music Conundrums

Cheers Sean.
sean d wrote:One more spoiler note

I had Darude for Sandstorm, not sure if it in the Word doc, as I'm on my phone. Was a big dance track at the time and crossed over to the mainstream



Yep, I've included that one as an alternative in the Word document.
by Peter Fenton
Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:58 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music Conundrums
Replies: 7
Views: 1819

Re: Music Conundrums

Peter: I had a go at these on sporcle; thanks for sharing. Spoiler: For WATERFALL, I went for Atlantic Ocean before thinking of the Stone Roses, but I'm guessing you dismissed them as too obscure. Or maybe they were included in the Word version of the quiz. They're not in the Word version either - ...
by Peter Fenton
Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:05 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music Conundrums
Replies: 7
Views: 1819

Re: Music Conundrums

Glad you enjoyed doing it, Bob :) Thanks for pointing out those mistakes too, which I've now changed. Have to admit I didn't know about Let Loose having a hit with Seventeen! However, according to Wikipedia it didn't quite make the top 40, so I've just added a note to that section so that I can keep...
by Peter Fenton
Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music Conundrums
Replies: 7
Views: 1819

Music Conundrums

Whilst going through my old CD collection the other day, I couldn't help wondering how many song titles could make conundrums. To put it to the test, I decided to make a conundrum quiz based around song titles. :) To make it a bit easier, except for the last section, all of the songs reached the top...
by Peter Fenton
Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:54 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday January 13th 2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1861

Re: Spoilers For Monday January 13th 2014

Zarte Siempre wrote:Challenger was good fun.
I agree, I liked him.

Although I generally also like Nick, I thought his joke about Ray's weight was a bit out of order. I know he seemed to take it in good spirit but it still seemed unnecessary.
by Peter Fenton
Wed Jan 08, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday January 8th 2014 (S70 P3)
Replies: 22
Views: 2350

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday January 8th 2014 (S70 P3)

Thought Danny was a good laugh and made it more entertaining. Doesn't always have to be about getting 13 maxes or having a close game. Absolutely, if you're not going to win then you might as well enjoy yourself and Danny definitely looked like he was enjoying it! Early front-runner for Countdown p...
by Peter Fenton
Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday December 20th 2013
Replies: 84
Views: 10004

Re: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday December 20th 2013

Great game and well done to both players - a terrific performance all round. Incredible performance in the finals to beat the calibre of players that you did, Callum. A very worthy champion indeed.
by Peter Fenton
Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday December 20th 2013
Replies: 84
Views: 10004

Re: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday December 20th 2013

Might turn out to be a wise ploy by Callum to go 1L. Not sure it's such a good idea to sit back in your chair when you've got a 9 though. Better to pretend to your opponent that you're still looking for words, like Dylan did. Otherwise your opponent knows you've got a 9 and only needs bother looking...
by Peter Fenton
Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday December 20th 2013
Replies: 84
Views: 10004

Re: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday December 20th 2013

Alternative first numbers (((9+5)x7)+6) x 4 x 2
by Peter Fenton
Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday December 13th 2013
Replies: 45
Views: 5526

Re: Spoilers For Friday December 13th 2013

Well done to both players - a fantastic game and one that would have been well worthy of the final.
by Peter Fenton
Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday August 6th 2013 (Series 69 Prelim 23)
Replies: 43
Views: 5560

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday August 6th 2013 (Series 69 Prelim 2

Commiserations Zarte but well played on what was a very impressive run and it would be great to see you back in the quarter-finals. If it's any consolation, as soon as I heard that I could potentially be up against Giles in a heat, I was convinced that any chances of making it to the quarters were g...
by Peter Fenton
Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday June 28th 2013
Replies: 50
Views: 5684

Re: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday June 28th 2013

A bit late but well done again to both of you for a great game and for setting a consistently high standard throughout the series. Some great spots by Giles there but a bit unlucky for Andy with ODORIZER and that the numbers weren't more difficult/solvable as you would have liked but I suppose that'...
by Peter Fenton
Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday July 1st 2013
Replies: 6
Views: 977

Re: Spoilers For Monday July 1st 2013

Well played Glen both in today's game and throughout your run. 945 will be a very tough score to beat, even for some of the top quality contestants that will be appearing in the next series.
by Peter Fenton
Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who Will Win Series 68? (Spoilers of Recent Events Included)
Replies: 14
Views: 2344

Re: Who Will Win Series 68? (Spoilers of Recent Events Inclu

OK, not too far out then. I wasn't sure whether to count a max when you get 7 points for an impossible numbers but it is possible to get closer. Giles did this a couple of times and I counted them as maxes.
by Peter Fenton
Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who Will Win Series 68? (Spoilers of Recent Events Included)
Replies: 14
Views: 2344

Re: Who Will Win Series 68? (Spoilers of Recent Events Inclu

I also felt at times the letters may have been kinder to Giles, so he would score higher. Maybe I have a different view but I felt it was actually the letters that were more even between our runs, but I got a bit of a bum deal on some numbers and conundrums :( If you use Apterous difficulty ratings...
by Peter Fenton
Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday June 14th 2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1574

Re: Spoilers For Friday June 14th 2013

Thanks for all the positive comments :) I wasn't feeling particularly confident before the show and certainly wasn't about 4 rounds in but I am glad to have posted a respectable score and to hear that people enjoyed watching it at home. Very big well done to Giles though who played a really good gam...
by Peter Fenton
Thu May 30, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday May 30th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 51)
Replies: 20
Views: 2211

Re: Spoilers for Thursday May 30th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 51

What do we make of Rachel deliberately showboating these numbers games? Is it better to provide a more "obvious" solution? I think it's officially called 'doing an Andy Platt', isn't it? ;) It's quite entertaining when you've got it with a 'standard method', but when I can't even get that, it can b...
by Peter Fenton
Wed May 29, 2013 12:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown demise
Replies: 14
Views: 2257

Re: Countdown demise

It's all very well complaining, but what format would you rather see? They have just altered it slightly. Beyond radically changing the format (and almost certainly alienating far more viewers) to some sort of alternative variant, I'm not sure what a better alternative is. Also, I think you'll find...
by Peter Fenton
Tue May 28, 2013 12:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown demise
Replies: 14
Views: 2257

Re: Countdown demise

I generally like Jo Brand on Countdown but I admit that the whole making up silly words thing starts to tire if it's done to death like it has the last couple of shows. As Gavin says though, if you're here for the letters and numbers, there's nothing to stop you watching. If you don't like certain s...
by Peter Fenton
Thu May 23, 2013 9:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 23rd May 2013 (Series 68, Prelim 46)
Replies: 4
Views: 663

Re: Thursday 23rd May 2013 (Series 68, Prelim 46)

Anthony Endsor wrote:Jo Brand tomorrow. Great! Looking forward to it already - not.
What!!! Jo Brand is awesome, especially when compared to Janet Street flippin' Porter. Her bit about train fares today was rubbish - she had nothing interesting or original to say and it wasn't even remotely funny. Sorry, rant over.
by Peter Fenton
Thu May 23, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Wednesday 22nd May 2013 (Series 68, Prelim 45)
Replies: 11
Views: 1568

Re: Wednesday 22nd May 2013 (Series 68, Prelim 45)

Countdown recap for Wednesday 22 May 2013. Round 3: 50, 25, 10, 4, 4, 5. Target: 920. C1: 925. Timed out by Nick. C2: 920. Mistake in working. RR: 920. (50 - 4) x 4 x 5 (10) Score: 13–13 (max 23) Unlucky there for mark who presumably was about to do (25 - 10 /5) x 4 x 10 ... or indeed (25 - 10 /5) ...
by Peter Fenton
Wed May 22, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday May 22nd 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 45)
Replies: 19
Views: 2277

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday May 22nd 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 4

Unlucky Mark. It's difficult coming up against someone who's already got a few wins behind them but you put in a good performance. There wasn't much in it on the letters rounds but Joe seems to be especially strong on the numbers, as his brilliant spot in round 9 showed.
by Peter Fenton
Wed May 22, 2013 2:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday May 22nd 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 45)
Replies: 19
Views: 2277

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday May 22nd 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 4

Strange bit of editing for the first numbers game there. Alternative solution for 920: ((10+4+4) x 50)) + 25 - 5
by Peter Fenton
Mon May 06, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Bank Holiday Monday May 6th 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1374

Re: Spoilers For Bank Holiday Monday May 6th 2013

So, this could be a momentous day in the history of Countdown . The über-popular Eileen Taylor is just hours away from becoming the oldest octochamp in the show's 30 and a half year history. Whatever, the result she will maintain her #3 spot on the table, but I'm sure we'd all like to her reach the...
by Peter Fenton
Fri May 03, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday May 3rd 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 38)
Replies: 19
Views: 1719

Re: Spoilers for Friday May 3rd 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 38)

Nice Andy :) PENISES in round 2 for alt 7.
by Peter Fenton
Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday April 8th 2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1835

Re: Spoilers For Monday April 8th 2013

Sorry, should also have said very well done to Giles - another very strong performance and scary conundrum solve!
by Peter Fenton
Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday April 8th 2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1835

Re: Spoilers For Monday April 8th 2013

Methinks Mike Lee gave up after Giles went 18 up after the first round :-) Nice of Giles to let Mike have a few points here and there otherwise it would have been a massive whitewash. Think that's a tad unfair and I don't think Giles was 'letting' Mike have a few points here and there. Mike had to ...
by Peter Fenton
Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday April 3rd 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 19)
Replies: 25
Views: 3055

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday April 3rd 2013 (Series 68 Prelim

Very well played Giles. Almost made me glad that I had to lost to Jean yesterday! Looking forward to seeing if you can maintain the high standard and maybe even beat Andy's 8 game total.
by Peter Fenton
Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday April 2nd 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 18)
Replies: 13
Views: 1655

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday April 2nd 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 18

R15 - Beaten by challenger. Unknown how I would have done against Peter. I heard at the time that Peter had lost this game but this comment kinda logically infers it. Unlucky Peter, shame there couldn't have been an all-apto showdown to make tomorrow even more interesting (and to appease Jordan Lec...
by Peter Fenton
Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday April 1st 2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2108

Re: Spoilers For Monday April 1st 2013

Thanks for the positive comments guys. A bit disappointed with some of the latter rounds but as Andy said, some of the letters weren't particularly fruitful selections anyway. With regards to the other 9s available... Apparently they didn't want to mention streaming... Nor the EMIGRANTS in the same ...
by Peter Fenton
Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday March 29th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 16)
Replies: 27
Views: 1612

Re: Spoilers for Friday March 29th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 16

Cheers Nina, Phil and Martin (from earlier post). I think you're right Phil - there's a lot to cope with. I did a similar thing to what you described in my first numbers where I said something silly like '10x2=50' but was fortunately able to correct myself quickly enough. Sorry to disappoint you Nin...
by Peter Fenton
Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 29th March (Series 68, Prelim 16)
Replies: 2
Views: 574

Re: Friday 29th March (Series 68, Prelim 16)

Cheers Giles. Intuitively, the first numbers should be the most challenging for new contestants whereas the final one should be easier once you get a few under the belt. So it was slightly strange to get the first one and not the last, which was probably an easier solve for most people. P.S. Nice re...
by Peter Fenton
Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday March 29th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 16)
Replies: 27
Views: 1612

Re: Spoilers for Friday March 29th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 16

Very suprised they didnt get last numbers; 'twas so easy? In our defence, and as Andy said above and has been said on the forum before ( here for example - R10 ), the numbers game is probably more difficult in the studio than watching at home or playing online. Just the simple fact of being in a di...
by Peter Fenton
Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday March 29th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 16)
Replies: 27
Views: 1612

Re: Spoilers for Friday March 29th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 16

Thanks for the positive comments. As Andy said, I did indeed declare WANKED in Round 2 but they edited it out and asked me to declare WANTED instead. Andy may have been disappointed but I think my Mum watching in the audience was quite relieved!
by Peter Fenton
Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday March 28th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 15)
Replies: 34
Views: 2399

Re: Spoilers for Thursday March 28th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim

Very easy conundrum I thought, even I got it, in about 1 sec... Strange ending RE conundrum too??? Quite a few technical things went wrong in the studio that day and revealing the correct solution prematurely before anyone in the audience could answer it was one of them. Are you sure that was a mis...
by Peter Fenton
Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday March 28th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 15)
Replies: 34
Views: 2399

Re: Spoilers for Thursday March 28th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim

Andy Platt wrote: I have no idea what I was thinking of in the TOVARISH round, haha, probably something crap or I'd have gone for it. Maybe I was just saying safe 6 to cover my ass cos it felt like there was more?
Maybe TRAVOIS?
by Peter Fenton
Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday March 28th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 15)
Replies: 34
Views: 2399

Re: Spoilers for Thursday March 28th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim

Very easy conundrum I thought, even I got it, in about 1 sec... Strange ending RE conundrum too??? Quite a few technical things went wrong in the studio that day and revealing the correct solution prematurely before anyone in the audience could answer it was one of them. Well done Andy on another c...
by Peter Fenton
Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday March 26th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 13)
Replies: 34
Views: 3812

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday March 26th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 1

I agree with the general consensus that either deliberately keeping people apart or deliberately pitting certain contestants against each other would be the wrong thing to do. The info for contestants that the Countdown team sends out suggests that it's pretty much random who gets drawn against who....
by Peter Fenton
Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday March 27th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 15)
Replies: 29
Views: 2837

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday March 27th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim

Well done Andy on another superb performance. Some great spots in there, especially ISOBUTANE and MAGNETIC. I was playing along at home and still managed to lose comfortably, despite the fact I'd already witnessed it live in the studio!
by Peter Fenton
Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:04 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday March 22nd 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 11)
Replies: 24
Views: 3132

Re: Spoilers for Friday March 22nd 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 11

Excellent again Andy, I loved your solution in the 905 numbers game when (25-7)*50+4 was available. :D Cheers. At least some people appreciate the fun way, because there are certain people who think I'm just being a dickhead, but I think their opinion says more about themselves, to be honest... I d...
by Peter Fenton
Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown mentions on other shows
Replies: 299
Views: 86123

Re: Countdown mentions on other shows

According to the listings, Countdown will be mentioned in Charlie Brooker's How TV Ruined Your Life tonight. Yeah, I remember that. It's being repeated tonight at 10pm on BBC 2. Nobody does hate-filled rants quite like Charlie Brooker. Here's the clip from the show. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P...
by Peter Fenton
Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday March 7th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 4)
Replies: 27
Views: 1813

Re: Spoilers for Thursday March 7th 2013 (Series 68 Prelim 4

In all fairness Tony, I play 3L and it took me a while to see that. Took me a while to see it too, same with the 6 small one. Very good game today, some very good letters spots by both players and close throughout. Yeah, I agree with what's already been said in that the 3 large wasn't all that stra...
by Peter Fenton
Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday March 4th 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1703

Re: Spoilers For Monday March 4th 2013

(Weirdly, I saw that MINISCULE could have come up with a final vowel pick, and indeed LUMINESCE too, but I wouldn't have gone for MINUSCULE (weirdly this gets more hits in google than what I'd have deemed the common spelling - would be interested to hear everyone's thoughts on that). Wasn't MINISCU...
by Peter Fenton
Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: 30BC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday March 1st 2013
Replies: 116
Views: 13394

Re: 30BC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday March 1st 2013

Well done to everyone involved - the last two months have been amazing viewing and the series has produced some incredible games. Congratulations to Conor for another awesome performance and being such an deserving champion. I can't believe how calm you looked, even with the prospect of equalling th...
by Peter Fenton
Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1930
Views: 238201

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Unfortunately, I can't really compete with Neil's first post above. I''ve been using Apterous since about mid-November now and passed an audition in January to appear on the show. Received a phone call last week asking if I'd like to be a reserve contestant for next Monday (18.2). I should probably ...