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by Peter Mabey
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 5th December (Series 81, Prelim 113)
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 5th December (Series 81, Prelim 113)

No need to go the long way round !
Alt 2nd numbers:(75+9-8)x(5x6/3)
Alt 3rd numbers:(7+4)x5x3
by Peter Mabey
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 586
Views: 123863

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

My sister's middle name was our mother's first one (and similarly for me and my brother - our father had three initials, so we had one each) - I guess this would be a family tradition for many people.
by Peter Mabey
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 1st November 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 89)
Replies: 11
Views: 1071

Re: Spoilers for Friday 1st November 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 89)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:46 pm
Peter Mabey wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:40 pm
And 3rd numbers 25x9+7+7 - once again a tidier method is to be seen :)
Being picky again. Wasn't there only one 7? I did it like that but with 2×7.
So did I - misinterpreted my scribbled note :oops:
by Peter Mabey
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 1st November 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 89)
Replies: 11
Views: 1071

Re: Spoilers for Friday 1st November 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 89)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:40 pm
Peter Mabey wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:32 pm
Alt 2nd numbers (75+7)x5x3/2
A bit showboaty dividing by 2 at the end. It's 41×15.
Yes Gavin - that's what I did, it was easier to type in the division at the end than bracketing it to show it after the addition.
by Peter Mabey
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 1st November 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 89)
Replies: 11
Views: 1071

Re: Spoilers for Friday 1st November 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 89)

And 3rd numbers 25x9+7+7 - once again a tidier method is to be seen :)
by Peter Mabey
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 1st November 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 89)
Replies: 11
Views: 1071

Re: Spoilers for Friday 1st November 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 89)

ATAXIC in R1
Alt 1st numbers (25+4)x(7-3)x6
by Peter Mabey
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 17th September 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 56)
Replies: 4
Views: 803

Spoilers for Tuesday 17th September 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 56)

VARIORUM to beat ATRIUM
UNSOCIAL to beat COUNSEL
by Peter Mabey
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 543
Views: 103770

Re: Politics in General

That was why Clegg made the disastrous mistake of thinking he could get a referendum on voting reform by joining the coalition, even though it meant going back on the manifesto commitment to oppose university fees, which destroyed the credibility of the party. Of course, although he got the referend...
by Peter Mabey
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 1st August 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 783

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 1st August 2019

GAINFUL to beat FUNGAL
by Peter Mabey
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 11th July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 9)
Replies: 1
Views: 732

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 11th July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 9)

An eccentric alt for last numbers, found in spare time after seeing Tom's way: (75-7)x(25-3)/(6-2) :geek: :)
by Peter Mabey
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 5th June 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 96)
Replies: 9
Views: 2483

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 5th June 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 96)

Also 'minotaurs' is acceptable in Scrabble, as referring to the minotaur beetle.
by Peter Mabey
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 7123

Re: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019

It seems possible that he's severely autistic, and just can't understand the impression that his attempts to get in with us are making :(
by Peter Mabey
Fri May 31, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 31st May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 93)
Replies: 5
Views: 2088

Re: Spoilers for Friday 31st May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 93)

FENNEC as a beater in the FUNK round - was hoping for UNFENCE^, but that's Scrabble only :(
by Peter Mabey
Wed May 22, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 86)
Replies: 23
Views: 4603

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 86)

Tony Atkins wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 2:32 pm
Alt for second nos: (100+10+9-8)x(3+3)
I did (100+8+3)x(9-3)
by Peter Mabey
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 11th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 57)
Replies: 7
Views: 1478

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 11th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 57)

Ray Wilding wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:56 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:53 pm
Ray Wilding wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:44 pm
POINTAGES in R11.
PINOTAGES, surely
I thought both were valid, but PINOTAGES isn't on apterous for some reason.
ODE has it as a mass noun, but I'd expect Susie to accept the plural using the 'restaurant rule'
by Peter Mabey
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 8th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 33)
Replies: 7
Views: 2228

Re: Spoilers for Friday 8th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 33)

With an all-female lineup, Nick should have been reminded that it's International Women's Day :o
by Peter Mabey
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 1 February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 8)
Replies: 7
Views: 2405

Re: Spoilers for Friday 1 February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 7)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:52 pm
Three vowels every time, regardless of what came up - I wish they both could have lost.

Great game though! :D
Yes, in pretty nearly every round I was shouting ANOTHER VOWEL !
by Peter Mabey
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 29th January 2019 (series 80, prelim 5)
Replies: 8
Views: 2508

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 29th January 2019 (series 80, prelim 5)

Last numbers alt:(50+4+3)x2x6 - surprised Rachel went the long way round after starting with 57 :)
by Peter Mabey
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 28th January 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 2803

Re: Spoilers for 28th January 2019

SUZERAIN to beat SUNNIER
by Peter Mabey
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What Degrees do you have
Replies: 28
Views: 11276

Re: What Degrees do you have

Maths - but never really got into it, so only achieved a pass. (I'd have been happier in engineering, but I got to Uni on the strength of my school maths, so that wasn't an option.)
by Peter Mabey
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Celebrations - a ranking
Replies: 32
Views: 7741

Re: Celebrations - a ranking

Tom S wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:23 pm
Gah it's just the coconut that is the issue in Bounty, and the nuts in Snickers............
No particular preferences otherwise :) , but entirely agree about those.
by Peter Mabey
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Celebrations - a ranking
Replies: 32
Views: 7741

Re: Celebrations - a ranking

Tom S wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:23 pm
Gah it's just the coconut that is the issue in Bounty, and the nuts in Snickers............
No particular preferences otherwise :) , but entirely agree about those.
by Peter Mabey
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 29th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 110)
Replies: 5
Views: 1854

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 29th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 110)

APTEROUS in RESPONAUT round - and neither saw it :)
by Peter Mabey
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason
Replies: 66
Views: 16383

Re: Things normal people normally own but you don't own for some reason

I've never even thought of getting a pizza cutter, as I don't buy pizza.
by Peter Mabey
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Greatest Ever Sportsman?
Replies: 126
Views: 17266

Re: Greatest Ever Sportsman?

I don't have a nomination, but am protesting against the inclusion of boxers - whose objective is to inflict brain injury - the one part of the body which never heals. (They even wear padded gloves to protect themselves against injuring themselves in doing so.) :( I don't think their purpose is to ...
by Peter Mabey
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Greatest Ever Sportsman?
Replies: 126
Views: 17266

Re: Greatest Ever Sportsman?

I don't have a nomination, but am protesting against the inclusion of boxers - whose objective is to inflict brain injury - the one part of the body which never heals. (They even wear padded gloves to protect themselves against injuring themselves in doing so.) :(
by Peter Mabey
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 11th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 75)
Replies: 7
Views: 3071

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 11th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 75)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:21 am
I'm always a bit surprised that POUNDER isn't one of those "in combination" words.

TOBESTER was in round 7. Not valid though as it's a name.
POUNDER would be OK as someone who pounds something into a pulp
by Peter Mabey
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 9th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 73)
Replies: 13
Views: 3358

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 9th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 73)

Avoiding the easy way (still in time, though) ;)
312=(5+7)(10+4x4)
498=6(10x8+7-4)