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In the British game show Countdown, how are the numbers 6 and 9 differentiated?

When Rachel Riley (and Carol Vorderman before her) pull the small numbers from the stack for the numbers round, how is the number six differentiated from the number nine? Do they just keep track of ...
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Does the dictionary help Susie Dent on Catsdown, or is she just that quick?

What is Catsdown? Susie Dent is the permanent judge of the Letters Round on Countdown and Catsdown. On Catsdown, Dent only uses a dictionary. In the Letters Round, contestants get 30 seconds to make ...
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Ambiguous Countdown Conundrums?

Countdown is a very long-running game show in the UK. I was watching a comedy-take on the show, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and the (non-crucial) conundrum was: T W A R T E H A B The ...
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How does the Countdown clock work?

In the UK television show CountDown, the clock appears to run clockwise from 12 o'clock down to six o'clock (see Youtube video). Although I have never seen how the clock hand returns to the 12 o'...