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by Chris Davies
Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:20 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Ten-letter conundrums
Replies: 22
Views: 4432

Re: Ten-letter conundrums

PERCUSSION
EYEWITNESS
EXPRESSION


ICMOONSTAR
MULLGYRATE
BEERWIDDLE
by Chris Davies
Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Kjarposko
Replies: 7
Views: 1669

Re: Kjarposko

The name has something to do with this guy, right?
by Chris Davies
Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: What's your Bevins Number?
Replies: 46
Views: 6562

Re: What's your Bevins Number?

I win.

And this is really neat.
by Chris Davies
Mon May 06, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1301
Views: 243273

Re: Ask Graeme?

Dave Preece wrote:
Sorry to sound really thick (really), but I don't understand this graph?

#layplease
The graph shows the percentage of games that had equal to or below a particular maximum score. So it can be seen that 50% of games had a maximum of 125 points or below.
by Chris Davies
Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday April 29th 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1736

Re: Spoilers For Monday April 29th 2013

OTOLITH in the OOLITH round
by Chris Davies
Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Countdown Conundrum Quiz
Replies: 6
Views: 1658

Re: Countdown Conundrum Quiz

I got them all in 3 minutes 5 seconds - about 2 minutes of that on COPYRIGHT. :D
Nice scrambles.
by Chris Davies
Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:19 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Link Dump
Replies: 327
Views: 40395

Re: C4C Link Dump

I wonder if Chris Davies has tried doing this? http://uk.games.yahoo.com/blogs/plugged-in/student-simultaneously-juggles-solves-rubik-cube-004651627.html I've already had this video mentioned to me three times! :D I've considered this before in fact, and briefly attempted it but found it very hard ...
by Chris Davies
Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: 30BC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday March 1st 2013
Replies: 116
Views: 11850

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

Wonderful post, Conor.
You couldn't have deserved it more, and it's easy for anyone to see what a great guy you are as well as a freaking genius. Thrilled for you.
by Chris Davies
Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: 30BC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday March 1st 2013
Replies: 116
Views: 11850

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

What a game. That was fantastic. Many congratulations to Conor and also to Jack on getting this far. Both of you are legends.
by Chris Davies
Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown mentions on other shows
Replies: 299
Views: 81472

Re: Countdown mentions on other shows

Jeff Stelling on The Sarah Millican Television Programme

Jeff Stelling talks about Countdown for a few minutes (4 minutes in), mentioning Jack Hurst's SHITFACE incident. He seems to have slightly misremembered it though!
by Chris Davies
Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Friday February 15th 2013
Replies: 42
Views: 4348

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Friday February 15th 201

Cheers for the comments guys. My initial reaction to losing was largely relief as I'd really started to wonder if I handle any more games - the nerves were killing me in this one. The disappointment truly set in about a day later! I did consider GARBOLOGY but I was sure it wouldn't be right so I kep...
by Chris Davies
Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday February 6th 2013
Replies: 38
Views: 4520

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday February 6th 2

Peter Mabey wrote:While fiancée has been naturalised as a noun, soignée has only come in as an adjective. (Really only posted this to see if AltGr e does the business :) )
I learnt something today. Swéet.
by Chris Davies
Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday February 6th 2013
Replies: 38
Views: 4520

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday February 6th 2

Tremendous performance. A really enjoyable game - well done both.
by Chris Davies
Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday January 28th 2013 (Birthday R32 #7)
Replies: 29
Views: 3182

Re: Spoilers for Monday January 28th 2013 (Birthday R32 #7)

LEVATORS in the last letters round.

What a finish!
by Chris Davies
Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: A massive thanks !
Replies: 41
Views: 5383

Re: A massive thanks !

It was inevitable that someone would air a view like this before long. Clearly, people who are more put off by not being able to compete with the contestants than they are impressed by their ability are in the minority. Some people didn't like Jeff as Countdown host and some people don't find Rachel...
by Chris Davies
Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Friday January 25th 2013
Replies: 36
Views: 4426

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Friday January 25th 2

Nick Deller wrote:Cracking first part. I'm guessing that Susie took rather more time thinking about BENTER than we saw on screen?
Not really, but she did initially disallow SULFATES. Took about 2 minutes to clarify.
by Chris Davies
Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday January 24th 2013 (Birthday R32 #5)
Replies: 23
Views: 2200

Re: Spoilers for Thursday January 24th 2013 (Birthday R32 #5

It was lovely to meet David. A great guy who played the game in the perfect spirit.
Thanks for the comments guys.
by Chris Davies
Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:22 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Coincidence
Replies: 219
Views: 49751

Re: Coincidence

I played a gig at a nearby bar tonight and afterwards I met series 61 contestant Adrian Lumb at the bar. I knew I'd seem him and his wife somewhere before but couldn't quite remember from where, but apparently we first met at Granada when I was taking part in the finals - he played Jan Parker on the...
by Chris Davies
Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:48 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: COUNTDOWN 30TH CHAMPIONSHIP
Replies: 243
Views: 32408

Re: COUNTDOWN 30TH CHAMPIONSHIP

This wasn't done out of choice - during rehearsals they found that the old 7-segment displays that used to display the scores and numbers targets didn't work properly in the new Mediacity studios, so they had to improvise with monitors. They're not too bad-looking really, I'm sure everyone will get...
by Chris Davies
Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday December 10th 2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1444

Re: Spoilers For Monday December 10th 2012

TRENDOIDS was there in round 8.
by Chris Davies
Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:04 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Reddit IAmA Former Octochamp
Replies: 8
Views: 1519

Re: Reddit IAmA Former Octochamp

Just had a message from someone on facebook regarding this, whom I met years ago on a course (but sadly cannot remember). He thought you might be me. Thanks for your kind words about me on reddit and congrats on all the attention!
by Chris Davies
Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday December 4th 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1133

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday December 4th 2012

AGRIMONY in round 9.
by Chris Davies
Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday November 7th 2012 (Series 67 #67)
Replies: 22
Views: 2273

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday November 7th 2012 (Series 67 #67)

Great debut, Heather!

First numbers round - I did (8*6-10)*(10+1)=418
by Chris Davies
Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down?
Replies: 556
Views: 161380

Re: Is Apterous down?

132. Answers below.


1. muckier (7)
2. politesse (18)
3. pudendum (8)
4. turn (4)
5. 657 -> 50*(8+5)+10-3 (10)
6. camisole (8)
7. loafing (7)
8. litreages (18)
9. frigates (8)
10. 473 -> 25*(9+9+5-4)-2 (10)
11. manta (5)
12. albedos (7)
13. grows (5)
14. 300 ((6+4+1)*7-2)*4 (7)
15. MECHANIZE (10)
by Chris Davies
Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 30th July - 2011 Overall Champion Special Thing
Replies: 16
Views: 2394

Re: Monday 30th July - 2011 Overall Champion Special Thing

I am actually madly in love with this recap. Beautiful.
by Chris Davies
Mon May 14, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday May 14th 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1323

Re: Spoilers For Monday May 14th 2012

PROGERIA in round 12, and OPIOIDS in round 13.
by Chris Davies
Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday March 19th 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1430

Re: Spoilers For Monday March 19th 2012

DIRNDL was there in round 11.
by Chris Davies
Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Special Spoilers For Monday March 12th 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1756

Re: Special Spoilers For Monday March 12th 2012

ORECTIC was there in round 3. :?
by Chris Davies
Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What did you want to be when you were a kid?
Replies: 27
Views: 2386

Re: What did you want to be when you were a kid?

I wanted to be a cat.
by Chris Davies
Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday February 15th 2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1320

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday February 15th 2012

ROUNDELAY was there for 9 in round 3.
And SERENATA in round 12.
by Chris Davies
Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever contestants
Replies: 506
Views: 157486

Re: Best ever contestants

Kirk Bevins wrote:There's only one player that I've been really impressed with since I went on....and that is Chris Davies. Why hasn't he been mentioned?
Cheers Kirk! I'm surprised you weren't really impressed with Jack Hurst though. I certainly was.
by Chris Davies
Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Hex
Replies: 212
Views: 19159

Re: Hex

I've found that Hexagrams and Secret Letter have disappeared from every machine I can find, and Word Soup has appeared on those machines which used to have the aforesaid games. Hex Maniac has some new categories like 'Latin' and is now so difficult I find it's not even worth playing.
by Chris Davies
Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday February 6th 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1084

Re: Spoilers For Monday February 6th 2012

PINOTAGE in round 12.
by Chris Davies
Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday January 27th 2012 (Series 66 Prelim 15)
Replies: 12
Views: 2126

Re: Spoilers for Friday January 27th 2012 (Series 66 Prelim

Second numbers alternative
(50+7)*(10+7) = 969
by Chris Davies
Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday January 24th 2012 (Series 66 Prelim 12)
Replies: 9
Views: 1287

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday January 24th 2012 (Series 66 Prelim

DC got PLURAL but missed PLEURAL in round 7.
by Chris Davies
Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday January 17th 2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1337

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday January 17th 2012

Great job Jack. I've really enjoyed watching your shows.
See you at the finals!
by Chris Davies
Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The Channel 4 Mash Up
Replies: 3
Views: 877

Re: The Channel 4 Mash Up

Joseph Krol wrote:The adverts are featuring Countdown led by Jimmy Carr and with Sean Lock and someone else as contestants. The letters game featured is an ordering of *ACCEEHIKP, I think. My best from it is IPECAC.

Thoughts?
CHICKPEA is in those letters.
by Chris Davies
Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: THIS headline
Replies: 1
Views: 795

THIS headline

by Chris Davies
Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday November 22nd 2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1093

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday November 22nd 2011

GUIDANCE was there in round 13.
by Chris Davies
Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Nick Hewer, YOU'RE HIRED!!!
Replies: 204
Views: 21848

Re: STELLING TO GO (or is he????????)

The comments page on MSN news articles NEVER, EVER fails to end up in a clash of the keyboard warriors. :D

Looking forward to Nick's start on the show. I still really regret that Jeff has left though.
by Chris Davies
Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday October 26th 2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1098

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday October 26th 2011

DEUTZIAS was there in round 12.
by Chris Davies
Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday October 20th 2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1211

Re: Spoilers For Thursday October 20th 2011

(75-4)*(4+1)+7-1
by Chris Davies
Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday October 17th 2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1738

Re: Spoilers For Monday October 17th 2011

REQUINTOS in round 12.
by Chris Davies
Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday October 17th 2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1738

Re: Spoilers For Monday October 17th 2011

GRAVITON in round 7.
by Chris Davies
Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:40 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Paul Zenon vs Psychic Sally
Replies: 89
Views: 10779

Re: Paul Zenon vs Psychic Sally

Image
by Chris Davies
Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Which newspaper do you read?
Replies: 12
Views: 1023

Re: Which newspaper do you read?

I don't buy one regularly. I'll read just about any newspaper I find lying around.
by Chris Davies
Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday August 24th 2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1563

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday August 24th 2011

GEOTAXIS in round 11.
by Chris Davies
Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Signs of the times
Replies: 42
Views: 2830

Re: Signs of the times

Image

An unusual speed limit in Connah's Quay, North Wales.
by Chris Davies
Sat Jul 02, 2011 6:06 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Hex
Replies: 212
Views: 19159

Re: Hex

^That's Hexagrams. I'm with you on this one, every single time I see it on a machine I feel compelled to play it, thinking it should be an easy win, and not once have I even come close to winning anything. Maybe there's a strategy I'm missing, but it seems like as soon as it decides to throw up a n...
by Chris Davies
Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:02 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unintended gaffes
Replies: 66
Views: 6078

Re: Unintended gaffes

From the pub quiz last night. Stupidity at its best. Firstly one of the questions was read out as "How is the clacicle better known in the human body?" Everyone knows it should be "clavicle" and shouts this at the QM however he remains adamant and starts saying "but why is there a C in the word the...
by Chris Davies
Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Tuesday 28th June Spoilers
Replies: 25
Views: 1889

Re: Tuesday 28th June Spoilers

TONEMIC and CENTIMO were there in round 9.