FOWC with Fandango — Conundrum

When I worked part time in Bath, I was always home in time to switch on the TV and watch a programme called Countdown.
Originally hosted by Richard Whitely, it was a word and numbers puzzles game with a selection of letters from the vowels and consonants pile, and then numbers 1 to 10, 25, 50, 75 and 100.
If you made a word with all 9 letters you got double points, but the highest number of letters used won the round. With the numbers, there was a random computer generated target, and Carol Vorderman was in her element. Most times I could get the target within the 30 seconds allowed.

The final round of the game was the Conundrum. Not exactly an anagram, but nine letters jumbled up and you had to identify the word against the clock and your opponent. I was pretty good at getting it.

Richard Whitely died in June 2005, and Des Lynam took over as presenter, followed by Des O’Connor. I don’t know who took over from him and Carol Vorderman as we haven’t had a TV since 2007.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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7 Responses to FOWC with Fandango — Conundrum

  1. Sadje says:

    Interesting game!

  2. scifihammy says:

    My Mum liked Countdown too. Now I watch “8 out of 10 cats does countdown” on YouTube. 🙂

  3. Suze says:

    Countdown is still on somewhere..it is my hubby’s favorite show and he sees it on youtube. Jimmy Carr is the presenter now.

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