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by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Sat Oct 16, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1601
Views: 512493

Re: Ask Graeme?

In how many games have there been more vowels than consonants picked in total across all letters rounds? I'd hazard a strong guess that surely there has never been a TV game where every single letters round has had 5 vowels. Sure, but that wasn't the question. More vowels than consonants has happen...
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1601
Views: 512493

Re: Ask Graeme?

In how many games have there been more vowels than consonants picked in total across all letters rounds?
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Tue Oct 05, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 4 October 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 70)
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Re: Spoilers for Monday 4 October 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 70)

Philip A wrote:
Tue Oct 05, 2021 5:56 pm
Note that PIROGI is in Premium only, cannot be found in Lexico.
A completely different word which is also spelled PIROGI can be found in Lexico, too, just for interest: https://www.lexico.com/definition/pirog
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Tue Oct 05, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 4 October 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 70)
Replies: 6
Views: 364

Re: Monday 4 October 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 70)

Thanks, Fiona!

My reading of the ODO entry is still the same - that all plurals ought to be +ES rather than just +S. I don't think there's any other sensible way to interpret it.
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Tue Oct 05, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 4 October 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 70)
Replies: 6
Views: 364

Re: Monday 4 October 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 70)

Susie thinks PIROGI can be pluralised, Apterous doesn't think so. There's nothing in Lexico to say PIROGI should be valid anyway, it's not given as a variant of PIEROGI, but equally there's nothing suggesting PIEROGI can't be pluralised. Lexico suggests that the acceptable plurals of PIEROGI are PI...
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Wed Sep 22, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Is it time to end Countdown?
Replies: 48
Views: 2281

Re: Is it time to end Countdown?

Mark James wrote:
Wed Sep 22, 2021 5:11 pm
I think going back to half hour 9 rounders and cutting alot of the chit chat would help.
Without chit chat you could easily do a 9-rounder in 15 minutes and a full 15-rounder in 30.
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Sun Sep 19, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 960
Views: 336180

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Sun Sep 19, 2021 8:31 am
I'll get the final laugh over my tall companions.
You mean under them, surely? :lol:
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 960
Views: 336180

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

I don't know but I find this part of the article amusing By contrast many of the shows on streaming platforms appear “generic” because they are designed by algorithm to appeal to a global audience. I'd love to know which shows were designed by an algorithm. I bet the creator of that algorithm is rol...
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Thu Sep 16, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 960
Views: 336180

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

The song My Sharona. Sharona is not a name. Sharon is a name. Why not pick a real name that had the requisite number of syllables then amend a real name to fit, but that now just sounds stupid? When Doug Fieger was 25 years old, he met 17-year-old Sharona Alperin, who inspired a two-month-long run ...
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Tue Aug 31, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 31 August 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 46)
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Re: Tuesday 31 August 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 46)

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Tue Aug 31, 2021 2:14 pm
Anne says children will be going back to school tomorrow. Will they? Won't they be going back on Monday?
Some schools are, in fact, going back tomorrow.
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Tue Aug 17, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 436
Views: 197513

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Adam Latchford wrote:
Tue Aug 17, 2021 5:46 pm
:o is there anything I'm not gonna be scored on in the countdown world
Good post, 8/10.
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Mon Aug 16, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Online
Replies: 2
Views: 497

Re: Countdown Online

https://forums.digitalspy.com/discussio ... ion-thread is the more current Digital Spy thread - the other one doesn't have any discussion any more, just people declaring their words while watching.
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Wed Aug 11, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 493
Views: 112123

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Err, I don't think Mark is talking about vaccine passports, nor is he concerned with people who have a medical reason to be exempt, which is obviously a valid reason.
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Olympics 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 6551

Re: Olympics 2020

Music is a standard at all the IFSC contests where they usually have a live DJ. And most climbing centres have music playing too. I think they're used to it.
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Tue Aug 03, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Olympics 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 6551

Re: Olympics 2020

Fans of competition climbing have known for a long time that the scoring system in the Olympic format is stupid, but the men's qualification today really hammered the point home. Bassa Mawem of France is a competitive speed climber. He won the speed climbing portion by a clear margin with a time tha...
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Mon Aug 02, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 493
Views: 112123

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

The part of the post I quoted isn't anything to do with persuasion methods.
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 493
Views: 112123

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Everything these days has become so divisive - you either agree with 'us' or you're wrong. It's toxic and horrible, and I much preferred the days where you could have strong differences of opinion on important topics, and respect that others may not always agree with you. There are topics where the...
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Sun Aug 01, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 493
Views: 112123

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

May have missed the mark there. I wasn't defending anyone - I was just trying to amplify the point that there's no good reason to refuse the vaccine. You can still call them what you like.
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Sun Aug 01, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 493
Views: 112123

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Normally you only call something selfish if the action leads to personal gain - since there's no personal gain to be had from refusing a vaccine I think you can drop the "selfish" and leave the rest.
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Sat Jul 31, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Olympics 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 6551

Re: Olympics 2020

Dina Asher-Smith doesn't make the 100m final but her teammate Daryll Neita takes one of the "fastest loser" spots by 1/1000th of a second. The BBC really made a pig's ear of the coverage around the event. Not only did they jump the gun last night and put "featuring Dina Asher-Smith" against the 100...
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Sat Jul 31, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 493
Views: 112123

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Fri Jul 30, 2021 8:42 pm
8 weeks to the day today I have had my second one. Find it interesting that I have had the same side effect (a stiff shoulder) twice.
I wouldn't say that a stiff shoulder is a side-effect of the vaccine, but rather a primary effect of being stabbed in the arm with a needle.
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Sat Jul 31, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 30 July 2021 (Series 84, Prelim 24)
Replies: 3
Views: 547

Re: Spoilers for Friday 30 July 2021 (Series 84, Prelim 24)

Fun solution to R14: 10 x (50+1)/(9-6) + 7 = 177
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Tue Jul 20, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: First impressions of Anne
Replies: 108
Views: 8457

Re: First impressions of Anne

Anne's conversations all seem really awkward and everyone always comes out of them looking a bit embarrassed by the whole encounter. Her conversations with Rachel Parris are really bad, and when she said of Florence Cappleman-Lynes (who has been on this series and wins 0 to 8 games) "Her husband mi...
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Sat Jul 17, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 14th July 2021 (Series 84, Prelim 13)
Replies: 4
Views: 738

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 14th July 2021 (Series 84, Prelim 13)

Peter Thomas wrote:
Sat Jul 17, 2021 8:51 pm
Is this the first time three large numbers have been chosen three times?
No: https://wiki.apterous.org/Episode_5259
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Fri Jul 09, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 9th July 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 10)
Replies: 3
Views: 579

Re: Friday 9 July 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 10)

Peter Mabey wrote:
Fri Jul 09, 2021 2:57 pm
R14 alt: 9x8x4 = 288, then either 5-2x2 or 2/2, so it's actually pretty easy :)
The target was 285, and you seem to have gotten 287 twice, so apparently not! :lol:
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Thu Jul 08, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 8th July 2021
Replies: 12
Views: 923

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 8th July 2021

We didn’t get UNPENAL in R1. Susie offered ELASTICS, albeit without reason why; says mass noun but two example sentences give the plural – I wonder now if examples are still used for mass noun rulings, but not for capitalised or two-word entries. PLASTICS given as a count noun. This episode was fil...
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Thu Jul 08, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 8th July 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 9)
Replies: 8
Views: 711

Re: Thursday 8 July 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 9)

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Thu Jul 08, 2021 2:12 pm
COURGETTE goes down as the joint-second-worst guess of all time with just two letters in common with the scramble.
I count 3.
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Mon Jul 05, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 5th July 2021 (Series 84, Prelim 6)
Replies: 1
Views: 350

Re: Spoilers for Monday 2nd July 2021 (Series 84, Prelim 6)

Even ESTANCIA in R12!

I think this episode was shown on 5th July, though...
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Fri Jul 02, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: First impressions of Anne
Replies: 108
Views: 8457

Re: First impressions of Anne

Edited - I somehow linked the wrong game entirely!
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Fri Jul 02, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 2nd July 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 5)
Replies: 6
Views: 948

Re: Friday 2 July 2021 (Series 84, Preliminary 5)

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Fri Jul 02, 2021 2:11 pm
This is a horrible conundrum as the CAKEBREAD trap would have been far too easy to fall into, and it's Susie who gives the answer.
As Martyn Simpson did in this game!
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Fri Jul 02, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 2nd July 2021 (Series 84, Prelim 5)
Replies: 5
Views: 1008

Spoilers for Friday 2nd July 2021 (Series 84, Prelim 5)

Interesting that the same conundrum, with the same scramble, was used towards the end of the previous series.
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Wed Jun 30, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 30th June 2021 (Series 84, Prelim 3)
Replies: 5
Views: 570

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 30th June 2021 (Series 84, Prelim 3)

If the contestants declare different lengths it makes no difference to the game or the tactics of the round which of them you ask for their word first. Besides, I'm not sure there's ever _been_ a rule about who gets asked for their word first.
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Mon Jun 28, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 28th June 2021 (Series 84 Prelim 1)
Replies: 7
Views: 808

Re: Spoilers for Monday 28th June 2021 (Series 84 Prelim 1)

In Susie's section when she spoke about how certain terms don't sound quite right unless the words are in the usual accepted order, one of her examples was that nobody would eat a pair of flop-flips. Is eating flip-flops an actual thing? She said "You'll never eat a Kat-Kit or _wear_ a pair of flop...
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Sun Jun 27, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Not Written Down
Replies: 24
Views: 2395

Re: Not Written Down

For numbers you need to have your result declared but you can do the method after time.
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Sun Jun 27, 2021 6:57 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Not Written Down
Replies: 24
Views: 2395

Re: Not Written Down

Another quirky idea of mine is for the conundrum to be written down before buzzing making the 1 second answers impossible. This would also be consistant with writing all other answers. Like i said before if the contestant used a tablet it would be a good modern innovation 1. This makes it a questio...
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Sat Jun 26, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 25th June 2021 (Series 83 Grand Final)
Replies: 21
Views: 2184

Re: Spoilers for Friday 25th June 2021 (Series 83 Grand Final)

JackHurst wrote:
Fri Jun 25, 2021 8:56 pm
I wonder if Luke wanted O for NUCLEOIDS in the final letters round which would have kept things spicy.
An even simpler way to spice things up would have been for Luke to have picked a final vowel in the round where he already had IRENICAL to make it EIRENICAL instead.
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Fri Jun 25, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 24th June 2021 (Series 83, Second Semi Final)
Replies: 15
Views: 1620

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 24 June 2021 (Series 83, Second Semi Final)

:!: I reckon his newly earned title of "Jammiest-Series-Finalist-Ever" will not be topped any time soon... as it was an administrative error that saw him face the easier S6-S2 path to the final, rather than the S5-S1 path he'd have faced had the seeding been correct. I presume you will take that co...
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 638
Views: 340573

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Maybe better on the football thread but the BBC should not have broadcast the footage of Errikson getting CPR and panning in on his distraught wife They explained when the match resumed that they weren't in control of the footage (it was coming directly from UEFA) and apologised for the distressing...
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Sat May 22, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2021
Replies: 67
Views: 7459

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2021

Italy's entry was a very enjoyable piece of music for me. When Finland were revealed to have scored over 200 from the public with what was a very bland piece, it was clear that Italy would be the ones to beat.
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Tue May 18, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 332
Views: 162964

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Series 56 champion and 30BC participant Nick Wainwright turned up for a game of table tennis in Wii Sports Resort:

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by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 27th April 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 82)
Replies: 10
Views: 2025

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 27 April 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 82)

I wonder if something went on behind the scenes with the conundrum; can only think of one example of the conundrum already being a word before, ostensibly because of a cock-up. There was the SPANGLIER/RELAPSING example, which was a cock-up, but also the GERANIUMS/MEASURING one, which I think was in...
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 493
Views: 112123

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

More problematic is the fact that, as with any vaccine, certain groups of people - in this case, women who are pregnant or are actively trying for pregnancy, and people with certain underlying health conditions - are being advised not to receive the vaccine. This would make any "vaccinated-people on...
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Susie Dent about to set the record for most appearances ever...
Replies: 26
Views: 5015

Re: Susie Dent about to set the record for most appearances ever...

I mean if Rhys wants to count them, then sure. It's not like there are pre-existing rules for this sort of thing.
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 23rd March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 57)
Replies: 17
Views: 3030

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 23 March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 57)

5 vowels in R11 was a mistake. The game is sewn up already, so there's no need for defensive picking, and only one (uncommon as far as vowels go) vowel gives a 9 whereas a staggering 10 consonants do so, most of them being extremely common letters. With these sorts of errors creeping in I fear this ...
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 3rd March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 43)
Replies: 3
Views: 1057

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 3 February 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 43)

Would Susie allow BUTINES/BUTYNES? According to Lexico and Premium: The two alkynes are "1-butyne" or "but-1-yne" (CH≡CCH₂CH₃) and "2-butyne" or "but-2-yne" (CH₃C≡CCH₃C); both are gases at room temperature. The other two isomers are buta-1-3-diene (CH₂=CHCH=CH₂) and buta-1-2-diene (CH₂=C=CHCH₃). >>...
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Wednesday 2nd September 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 105)
Replies: 1
Views: 751

Re: Wednesday 2nd September 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 105)

James Robinson wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:01 pm
DC: CHASTE (6 - Rachel suggesting that the players chose this spelling rather than CHASED... :roll: :roll: )
This was, in fact, the word I had written down :D
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 819
Views: 277873

I am untrustworthy

People who modify the default subject when replying to a thread.
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2021 vision
Replies: 21
Views: 5222

Re: 2021 vision

Have you seen her bump? She's already 20 weeks plus.
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2021 vision
Replies: 21
Views: 5222

Re: 2021 vision

James Laverty wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:41 pm
7. Meghan Markle to announce she's expecting a child to be born in 2022
Not quite.
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Tue Feb 02, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2020 Vision
Replies: 24
Views: 8534

Re: 2020 Vision

Things are heating up in the old person fandom.
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Thu Jan 28, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Which words are the most useful to know?
Replies: 83
Views: 21677

Re: Which words are the most useful to know?

My point about the relative value of 9s 1) depends on the exact structure of the game and 2) is not based in actual evidence. But roughly the idea is that if you miss a 9 your opponent spots, you need to beat them in (probably) two subsequent rounds AND beat them to the conundrum to win. Whereas if ...
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Double contractions
Replies: 11
Views: 3566

Re: Double contractions

I ca'nt imagine what your'e talking about
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Double contractions
Replies: 11
Views: 3566

Re: Double contractions

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:38 pm
I'd'ven't thought you'd ever be able to get three though.
*I'd'nt've

Can't believe you managed to mess that up.
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 290
Views: 64085

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Jonathan Willis wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:49 am
When is the next ZoomDown?
Today, at 8pm UTC!
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Which words are the most useful to know?
Replies: 83
Views: 21677

Re: Which words are the most useful to know?

While the CD letters distribution does appear to fluctuate slightly over time, it's nothing major. I had a game in which 5 C's were drawn, and I think someone has also mentioned to me a game with 6 C's, which is double what you use in your simulations! For my own lists I wrote code that would scrap...
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Which words are the most useful to know?
Replies: 83
Views: 21677

Re: Which words are the most useful to know?

Just a quick note from me to say that probabilities are really weird and unintuitive, and in fact the lack of repeated letters at the top of Rob's list is entirely expected from a statistical point of view, assuming no shenanigans in the shuffling (which is probably a dud assumption but never mind)....
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Wed Jan 06, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Chess - advice for a beginner?
Replies: 24
Views: 10230

Re: Chess - advice for a beginner?

LiChess is completely free, has a feature where you can create a challenge via URL, and although it does have chat I think accounts can be configured so that it is disabled.
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Letters Distribution Q
Replies: 8
Views: 2728

Re: Letters Distribution Q

Definitely changed - I had 5 C's in one game.
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Wed Dec 23, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Special Spoilers for Wednesday 23rd December 2020 (Special S49)
Replies: 17
Views: 3649

Re: Special Spoilers for Wednesday 23 December 2020

Amazing game, gripping until the end. EGOSURF a personal favourite. For me, Colin has been perfect for these specials. He brings the contestants into it and makes them relatable and his energy is absorbing. Even the most part-time viewer would have appreciated the atmosphere and sense of occasion ha...