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by Peter Mabey
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 28th 2013
Replies: 49
Views: 3907

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 28th 2013

Has SULPHATED been added to the dictionary used now ? (It is in Collins, and OK for Scrabble, but not Lexico) :?
by Peter Mabey
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 7th 2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2918

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 7th 2013

I did (25-2)x(50+7)/3 = 437, as I saw it as 19x23 immediately
by Peter Mabey
Mon May 04, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 271
Views: 65313

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Similarly, "Mersey Docks and Harbour Board" - familiar to Liverpudlians is exactly like "mairzy dotes and dozy dotes" and so needs "and little lamzy tivy" to follow :)
by Peter Mabey
Fri May 01, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 111
Views: 5445

Re: Joke Items

Ties
by Peter Mabey
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 13th March 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 52)
Replies: 7
Views: 1032

Re: Spoilers for Friday 13th March 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 52)

2nd numbers alt.: ((6x8)/3+3)x7
3rd numbers alt.: (100+4)x9+10+7
by Peter Mabey
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 271
Views: 65313

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

That reminds me that "Mersey Docks and Harbour Board" goes exactly to this : https://www.lyrics.com/lyric/3629230/Th ... irzy+Doats
by Peter Mabey
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 27th February 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 1020

Re: Spoilers for 27th February 2020.

I don't think the restaurant sense really works - I can't imagine saying "I'll have a beef, and my friends are having muttons"
by Peter Mabey
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Absolutely terrible claims to fame/celebrity spots
Replies: 45
Views: 4701

Re: Absolutely terrible claims to fame/celebrity spots

I once had a brief chat with Jack Nicklaus about the size of football fields.
by Peter Mabey
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 3rd February 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 22)
Replies: 6
Views: 1068

Spoilers for Monday 3rd February 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 22)

1st numbers lkt.: simply (50-4)x7
4th numbers alt.: (100-25+6)x(7+4)
by Peter Mabey
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Has the sky fallen in yet ?
Replies: 6
Views: 812

Re: Has the sky fallen in yet ?

Yes - far from 'having got Brexit done' we are now only at the start of a long series of negotiations which are unlikely to have been completed in my lifetime (I'm 93).
Truly the Devil is in the details. :(
by Peter Mabey
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 28th January 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 19)
Replies: 2
Views: 440

Spoilers for Tuesday 28th January 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 19)

SERAPHIM to beat HARPIES
Simpler alt 6x7x(10+6)=672
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: 693

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: 764
Views: 154672

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: 2087

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: 2087

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: 2087

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: 2087

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: 1132

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: 702
Views: 128479

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: 1033

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: 939

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: 2941

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: 9543

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: 2477

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: 5863

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: 1937

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: 2671

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: 2860

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: 2990

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: 3341

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: 12970

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.)