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by Elliott Mellor
Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 720
Views: 170636

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Don't say that. Furthermore, what's done on apto stays on apto I think is the general consensus. Don't dwell on it.
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 667
Views: 230727

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

I've been infected by the bug it seems... Only a short dream, but a very peculiar one nonetheless. It starts on apterous where I'm chatting away to people on there when out of the blue Giles Hutchings tells me he needs my help on something. It turns out he's got £1000000 to improve University Challe...
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 31 January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 16)
Replies: 1
Views: 677

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 31 January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 16)

Have to say I was a little annoyed that Elliott Mack tried to play a dirty tactic earlier on, I'm pretty sure he didn't have an 8 there. However, his conundrum speed is really something, certainly not someone you'd want to face in crucial!
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 26 January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 13)
Replies: 7
Views: 2590

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 26 January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 13)

If I can be bothered either later or tomorrow, I'll do some analysis on average number of darrens, max etc per episode this series vs last and see if there is any noticeable difference. It certainly seems that way, a lot more duplicated letters in rounds for certain. Wonder why this is.
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 26 January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 13)
Replies: 7
Views: 2590

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 26 January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 13)

VERY consistent! Wonder if that has happened before?

Is it me, or have the selections been a lot less favourable lately?
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 24th January 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1617

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 24 January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 11)

BUSTLINE r8
Interesting on the 679 solution it sounded as though 97*7 wasn't the full solution and he just stopped when Rachel said '679'. I think he possibly miscalculated the 97*7 and managed to just play it off when Rachel said 97*7=679.
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 23 January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 10)
Replies: 3
Views: 1173

Re: Spoilers for Monday 23 January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 10)

I got MORULAE too, and managed to slip it in my conversation with Susie at the end (mispronounced it though!)
by Elliott Mellor
Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 20 January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 9)
Replies: 16
Views: 4349

Re: Spoilers for Friday 20 January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 9)

For the 841 numbers game, I actually solved this in the audience and went to Rachel after they had finished recording with my solution. We went and found the numbers paper used for that round and I was allowed to write up my solution to it on that very paper with that very pen. She even wrote me a ...
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 20 January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 9)
Replies: 16
Views: 4349

Re: Spoilers for Friday 20 January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 9)

It's not too amazing when you look at the method used. I eliminated getting close and adding/subtracting and just tried to get there by going above and dividing down. So I was aiming for 4205 with a 5 left over to divide it by, and spotted that method.
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 20 January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 9)
Replies: 16
Views: 4349

Re: Spoilers for Friday 20 January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 9)

The 841 solution is ((100-10)*(50-3)-25)/5. There's been quite a lot of bad editing in terms of hands appearing lol.
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 20 January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 9)
Replies: 16
Views: 4349

Re: Spoilers for Friday 20 January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 9)

I can also confirm that PORNIER was indeed found by DC, but Gyles got a bit excited over it and that's why it has been edited out.
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 20 January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 9)
Replies: 16
Views: 4349

Re: Spoilers for Friday 20 January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 9)

For the 841 numbers game, I actually solved this in the audience and went to Rachel after they had finished recording with my solution. We went and found the numbers paper used for that round and I was allowed to write up my solution to it on that very paper with that very pen. She even wrote me a m...
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 16 January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 5)
Replies: 9
Views: 2132

Re: Spoilers for Monday 16 January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 5)

PAROLEIN r8 I think

Suzy's a really good spotter of words, certainly one of the most talented non-apterites there has been.
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown words spotted in real life
Replies: 115
Views: 36579

Re: Countdown words spotted in real life

Couple of quotes from a history text I was reading today... 'It was a grandiose old ship' '2 gaolers and a clergyman were accused of his murder' Noone else had ever come across the word gaoler before and I wanted to scream something like "HOW CAN YOU NEVER HAVE HEARD OF THAT WORD!!?? IT'S A REGULAR ...
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 5th January 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1385

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 5th January 2017

I got all 4 8s in the PTOMAINE round, but I still missed the word I perhaps should have spotted most - APTEROUS:-P Yeah she is undoubtedly a good player, but she missed a few apto-words that might cost her if she comes up against one. However she seems like she could certainly octo and perhaps even ...
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 5th January 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1385

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 5th January 2017

Wow, what a performance from Suzy! She seems like strong material, especially considering she isn't an apterite (unless she uses a pseudonym?). I have to confess I missed APTEROUS :oops: Though to be fair it's a tough word to spot. If she keeps the same average every day and octos, she'll post a ver...
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?
Replies: 105
Views: 46792

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

It's not beyond the realms of possibility, but there are so many limiting factors that can affect your score. You're more likely to score a higher octototal if you say, film 3 games at the end of a series and then have a month's break before your next recordings than you are if you film 8 across 2 d...
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 226
Views: 74182

Re: Deathwatch 2017

There's a few people who I am fairly certain will die in 2017, but I'm not morbid enough to compete in something that relies on people dying.
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?
Replies: 105
Views: 46792

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

Just going to put my point of view across in here. While I don't doubt that 1000 is possible for a player to achieve in an octorun, indeed most octoruns have maxes of 1000+ available due to the new dictionary words, I still can't really envisage it happening on the show. The reasons for this are: 1)...
by Elliott Mellor
Sun Dec 25, 2016 7:57 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 23rd December 2016 (Grand Final)
Replies: 11
Views: 3215

Re: Spoilers for Friday 23rd December 2016 (Grand Final)

Just want to add my congratulations to Martin here, a well deserved series champion. You played very well all the way through and held your nerve against a strong opponent. Loved the conundrum, though I have to admit to being a bit disappointed that Martin didn't buzz in with gandiseeg when he didn'...
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: IRC Countdown...in 2016?
Replies: 36
Views: 8038

Re: IRC Countdown...in 2016?

Ooh...tough one...erm...erm..:-P
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: IRC Countdown...in 2016?
Replies: 36
Views: 8038

Re: IRC Countdown...in 2016?

Greetings, I'm HC2. Hello. You'll also probably wonder why my pseudonym is HC2 (actually you probably won't lol). HC stands for Human Calculator, which is a nickname I've always had since I seem to have a weird natural ability in that I can give you the answer to any arithmetic equation faster than...
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: IRC Countdown...in 2016?
Replies: 36
Views: 8038

Re: IRC Countdown...in 2016?

Greetings, I'm HC2. I've known about this site for several months now, and Chris Marshall also mentioned it when I sat next to him at a Countdown recording in October. I have come over due to needing tougher competition and just in general needing something better than what I was using. The exotic v...