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by Mark Kudlowski
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 4th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 3)
Replies: 4
Views: 592

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 4th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 3)

1st numbers alt: (50 x (9 + 5)) + ((10 x 9) + 2)

3rd numbers alt: 9 x 8 x (7 - 2)
by Mark Kudlowski
Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 21st November 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 577

Spoilers for Tuesday 21st November 2017

A DC beater in Round 4, which Rachel, with her growing knowledge of Russian, might have got.

SAMIZDAT

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/samizdat
by Mark Kudlowski
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 15 November 2017 (S77, P96)
Replies: 8
Views: 1049

Spoilers for Wednesday 15 November 2017 (S77, P96)

1st nos alt: (75 + 3) x (8 + 2 + 2)

3rd nos alt : ((75 + 7) x 10) + 8
by Mark Kudlowski
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 8th November 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 741

Spoilers for Wednesday 8th November 2017

2nd numbers alt: 7 x 2 x 9 x 3
by Mark Kudlowski
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 2nd November 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 775

Spoilers for Friday 2nd November 2017

2nd numbers alt: (75 x 10) + (25 x 8)
4th numbers alt: ((100 + 4) x (7 + 2)) - 25

Also CURSIVE in the SPRUCES round.
by Mark Kudlowski
Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 27th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 83)
Replies: 2
Views: 585

Re: Spoilers for Friday 27th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 83)

Numbers alternatives:

1st game: (((25 x 4) + 2 ) x 5) + 8 + 9 = 527
2nd game: (9 x 8 x 2 x 4) - (10 + 4) = 562
by Mark Kudlowski
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 25th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 81)
Replies: 1
Views: 610

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 25th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 81)

1st numbers alt : ((3 x 25 ) - 8) x 6

3rd numbers alt : ((25 x 2) + 8 ) x 8
by Mark Kudlowski
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 20th October 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1015

Re: Spoilers for Friday 20th October 2017

4th numbers alt : (9 x 9 x 5) + (6 x 4)
by Mark Kudlowski
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday, 11th October 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1265

Spoilers for Wednesday, 11th October 2017

2nd letters : TOURNEDOS

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/tournedos

2nd numbers alt : (75 + (6 x 2)) x (4 - 1)
by Mark Kudlowski
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday, 3 October 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 915

Spoilers for Tuesday, 3 October 2017

2nd numbers : ((100 - (75/25)) x 9) - (50 / 5)
by Mark Kudlowski
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 22nd September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 58)
Replies: 4
Views: 780

Re: Spoilers for Friday 22nd September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 58)

2nd numbers alt: (9 x 7) + 50

3rd numbers alt: (100 + 7) x (50 / (5 x 5 ))
by Mark Kudlowski
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 30 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 41)
Replies: 9
Views: 1220

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 30 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 41)

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:32 pm
"You can make 904 with the same ingredients..." That's kind of how the numbers game works, Rachel. Also, did anyone find it kind of strange that she used the 4 without showing the 6 - 2 step?
Alternate solution: (10 x 10 x 9) + 6 - 2
by Mark Kudlowski
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 18th August 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 946

Re: Spoilers for Friday 18th August 2017

Peter Mabey wrote:
Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:41 pm
Alt 3rd numbers: (25+6)x(10+100/50) = 372
Another one (50 + 10 + (100/(75-25))) x 6
by Mark Kudlowski
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday, 15th August 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1083

Spoilers for Tuesday, 15th August 2017

1st numbers alt : (10 x 6 x 3) - 7
by Mark Kudlowski
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 14 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 30)
Replies: 3
Views: 628

Re: Spoilers for Monday 14 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 30)

Final numbers alt:

(10 + (10 x 4) + 75) x 7
by Mark Kudlowski
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday, 3rd August 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1416

Spoilers for Thursday, 3rd August 2017

Two simpler numbers alternatives:

!st game: (25 + 6) x 8
4th game: ((6 x 7) + 5) x 6
by Mark Kudlowski
Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 26 July 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1059

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 26 July 2017

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:38 pm
John made a right pig's ear of the third numbers, don't know why he didn't see the rather easier 9 x 5 x 10 + 8 + 7 - 1.

Rachel appears to be wearing an ice lolly today.
Another 3rd nos. solution was ((10 x 5) + 8) x (7 + 1)
by Mark Kudlowski
Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday July 5 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 854

Spoilers for Wednesday July 5 2017

2nd numbers :

(25 + 2) x ((75 / 3) + 2) - 1
by Mark Kudlowski
Fri May 26, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday, 26 May 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 2068

Spoilers for Friday, 26 May 2017

3rd (?) numbers, target 474

(100 + (4 x 10) + (9 x 2)) x 3
by Mark Kudlowski
Mon May 22, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday, 22 May 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 930

Spoilers for Monday, 22 May 2017

2nd numbers alt :
((75 x 7 ) + 1) / (50 / 25)
by Mark Kudlowski
Fri May 05, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 5th May 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 719

Re: Spoilers for Friday 5th May 2017

2nd numbers alt : (50 + 25 + 10 + 2) x (10 - 1)
by Mark Kudlowski
Wed May 03, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 3rd May 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 889

Spoilers for Wednesday 3rd May 2017

1st numbers alt:

(25 + 5) x 8 x 2
by Mark Kudlowski
Mon May 01, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 1st May 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1324

Spoilers for Monday 1st May 2017

1st numbers alt : ((50/2) x 9) + 8 - 6

3rd numbers alt: ((25 x 2) + 7) x (8 + 4)
by Mark Kudlowski
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 24th April 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1460

Spoilers for Monday 24th April 2017

2nd numbers alt: (100+3) x (6+2) + 7 + 6

4th numbers alt: (25-1) x 9 x 2
by Mark Kudlowski
Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 19th April 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1868

Spoilers for Wednesday 19th April 2017

4th numbers alt: ((75 + 8 + 4 + 5 ) x 10) + 7
by Mark Kudlowski
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 6th April 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 962

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 6th April 2017

1st numbers alt (2): ((75 x 2) + 8 + 5) x 3

The contestant's attempt of ((2 + 4) x 75) + ((8 x 3) + 5) could have been tweaked to ((2 + 4) x 75) + ((8 + 5) x 3) .


3rd numbers alt : 7 x 8 x (9 + 1)
by Mark Kudlowski
Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 24 March 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1146

Re: Spoilers for Friday 24 March 2017

Final numbers alt: (100 - 3) x (6 + 2)
by Mark Kudlowski
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 15 March 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1173

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 15 March 2017

Last numbers : ((75 + 1) / (100 / 50)) x 7
by Mark Kudlowski
Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 22 February 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1006

Spoilers for Wednesday 22 February 2017

1st numbers alt :

((6 x 2 x 5) - 3) x 7 = 399

2nd(?) numbers alt:

(10 x (7 + 6) x 6) + 9 +2 = 791
by Mark Kudlowski
Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday, 14 February 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 727

Spoilers for Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Last numbers game alt:

(10 x (4 + 4) - 3) x (6 + 1)
by Mark Kudlowski
Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 24th January 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 698

Spoilers for Tuesday 24th January 2017

3rd numbers alt:
((75 x (50 + 25)) - 5) / (9+1)

UNSUBTLE in previous letters round.
https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/unsubtle
by Mark Kudlowski
Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 6th January
Replies: 4
Views: 600

Spoilers for Friday, 6 January 2017

2nd numbers alt:

( 75 + ((7 - 1) x 3 )) x (10 - 1)
by Mark Kudlowski
Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 13th December 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 398

Spoilers for Tuesday 13th December 2016

1st numbers alt: ((75 + 3) x 6) - 4 = 464
3rd numbers alt: (100 + 25 + 2) x 4 = 508
by Mark Kudlowski
Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday, 17 November 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 412

Spoilers for Thursday, 17 November 2016

1st numbers alt:

((50 x 4) + 10 + 4 - 1) x 2
by Mark Kudlowski
Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday, 14 November 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 366

Spoilers for Monday, 14 November 2016

3rd numbers alt:

((10 x 4) + 9) x 9 + 7 - 3
by Mark Kudlowski
Thu Oct 13, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 13th October 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 441

Spoilers for Thursday 13th October 2016

Final numbers alt:

((5 + 9) x 50) - (100/(75 + 25))
by Mark Kudlowski
Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday, 7 September 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 367

Spoilers for Wednesday, 7 September 2016

3rd numbers alt:

(10 x 9 X 8) + 6
by Mark Kudlowski
Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday September 5th 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 778

Re: Spoilers For Monday September 5th 2016

1st numbers alt: (((10 x 8) + 5 + 8) x 7 ) + 25
by Mark Kudlowski
Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday August 24th 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 450

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday August 24th 2016

Alt 2nd numbers ((50+1) x 10) - 75 - 1
Last letters round DC equaller ALMONDS
by Mark Kudlowski
Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 2nd August
Replies: 12
Views: 1153

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 2nd August

Since when could 100 be a target again???? The probability of getting 100 (or any specified number) as the target after N rounds is 1- ((899/900)^N). So after 20 numbers games ~(1 normal week), we are talking of a 2.2% chance. It would take 624 games for a 50/50 chance of 100 having turned up. This...
by Mark Kudlowski
Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 22nd July 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 18)
Replies: 5
Views: 677

Re: Spoilers for Friday 22nd July 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 18)

In HANDIEST round, equallers in HEDONIST and ADHESION
by Mark Kudlowski
Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: 20th-26th July shows - SPOILERS
Replies: 12
Views: 1144

Re: 20th-26th July shows - SPOILERS

Third numbers July 21 alt:

(50 + (8/2)) x 8
by Mark Kudlowski
Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 20 July 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 16)
Replies: 13
Views: 961

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 19 July 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 16)

I spotted Stephen's DOTTIER error as well, but fortunately this did not affect the final result.

Also another 4th numbers: (25 x 7) + 50 - 10
by Mark Kudlowski
Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 19 July 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 15)
Replies: 6
Views: 642

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 19 July 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 15)

Final numbers :

((((5 x 5) + 4) x 3) - 1) x 7
by Mark Kudlowski
Fri Jul 15, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday July 15th 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 582

Re: Spoilers For Friday July 15th 2016

Alt for numbers round (target 441): (50 - (5/5))* 9
4th numbers alt: ((8 x 7) + 2) x 5
by Mark Kudlowski
Wed Jul 06, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 6th July 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 703

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 6th July 2016

3rd nos. alt : ((10-7) x 75 ) + 100
by Mark Kudlowski
Mon Jun 27, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday June 27th 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 564

Re: Spoilers For Monday June 27th 2016

STADIUM in penultimate letters.
by Mark Kudlowski
Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday June 22nd 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1135

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday June 22nd 2016

3rd numbers alt: ((7 x 4) + 1) x 25 + 10 - 2