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by Philip Wilson
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 16th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 6)
Replies: 7
Views: 666

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 16th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 6)

I took a while seeing 811 but then seeing Rachel and Glen both had it early on told me there was probably a straight forward way, so then I saw it.
I didn't think of 111 x 8 myself for 888 but saw 100 x 3 x (4-1) - 7 - 5 straight away so didn't need to. 483 was just too convenient for a gamble!
by Philip Wilson
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 5th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 4)
Replies: 9
Views: 689

Re: Spoilers for Friday 5th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 4)

Wendy's been watching Carry On Abroad with her leakings :-)
by Philip Wilson
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 3rd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 2)
Replies: 13
Views: 792

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 3rd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 2)

Jacob must win the dubious prize of taking the longest ever time between buzzing and actually saying what he thought the answer to the conundrum was!
by Philip Wilson
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 2nd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 1)
Replies: 8
Views: 628

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 2nd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 1)

The day I get a 9 I'm too early for it (gloopiest) - just typing it here I see my phone even knows it!
Anyway then I get vaguism and it doesn't look like I can have that either, even though I'm often guilty of it. Hmmmm.
by Philip Wilson
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 13th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 115)
Replies: 9
Views: 908

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 13th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 115)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:34 pm
Bradley Horrocks wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:42 pm
TELLINA as a less significant beater in same round
Also in that round was ENTAIL for six. Worth mentioning because DC seemed to go for desperate measures in getting a six by getting a very obscure word (can't remember what it was).
Lentil was there too.
by Philip Wilson
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 28th November 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 825

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 28th November 2017

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:00 pm
535 is doable in the 540 6 small round via 107*5.
So was 539 but after 30 secs: (4 + 1) x (9 + 3) x 9 - 1.
In the first numbers if Bradley had swapped the 5 x 2 with the 10 then multiplying by the 2 would have been near the end and I'd say he would have seen the 1 could be added first.
by Philip Wilson
Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Thursday 23rd November (Rachel's 2000th show)!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 938

Re: Thursday 23rd November (Rachel's 2000th show)!!!

I thought it was funny Peter doing that too, :-)
It had to be as a joke, right?
by Philip Wilson
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 15 November 2017 (S77, P96)
Replies: 8
Views: 1051

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 15 November 2017 (S77, P96)

Tom S wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:18 pm
Got Derations instead ;)
Lol 😁
by Philip Wilson
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 15 November 2017 (S77, P96)
Replies: 8
Views: 1051

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 15 November 2017 (S77, P96)

Thought the game was ok today. I had reupload and uploader in one of the rounds but I see neither are in. Bit surprised about reupload tbh. It's obviously a word. Last numbers I did, rather bizarrely: (6 x 5 - 100 / 50) x 10 + 1 = 281 Am in the same boat with the numbers Philip, except I saw it jus...
by Philip Wilson
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 15 November 2017 (S77, P96)
Replies: 8
Views: 1051

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 15 November 2017 (S77, P96)

Thought the game was ok today.
I had reupload and uploader in one of the rounds but I see neither are in. Bit surprised about reupload tbh. It's obviously a word.

Last numbers I did, rather bizarrely:
(6 x 5 - 100 / 50) x 10 + 1 = 281
by Philip Wilson
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 13th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 94)
Replies: 23
Views: 2154

Re: Spoilers for Monday 13th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 94)

PEDIFORM R5 Lovely gesture by Graham on the conundrum, if anyone saw. What did he do specifically? I noticed this too - Mike shouted out the answer before buzzing and instead of Graeme buzzing himself and stealing it, he let Mike buzz properly and take the points. Would be interesting to know what ...
by Philip Wilson
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 101
Views: 18850

Re: Countdowners in the news

Not exactly in 'the' news but on "Have I Got News For You" Mark Nyman just got a mention. It was in relation to Scrabble rather than Countdown.
by Philip Wilson
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 6th November (Series 77, Prelim 89)
Replies: 4
Views: 766

Re: Spoilers for Monday 6th November (Series 77, Prelim 89)

Veronica in the last letters.
Had one away either side in the first numbers but well after time!
(100-10-5) x 8 - 4 = 676
(100-10-4) x 8 - 5 - 5 = 678
by Philip Wilson
Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 26 October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 82)
Replies: 8
Views: 931

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 26 October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 82)

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:38 pm
Does anyone have confirmation (e.g., via subtitles) of James' word in the LOTTERY/TOILETRY round? I heard it pretty clearly as LITTERS but it could have been LOITERS.
Just checked: Litters
by Philip Wilson
Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for the 24th October 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 857

Re: Spoilers for the 24th October 2017

3rd Numbers Reducing the Number of Numbers Alt.: (50 - 1) * (9 + 3 + 2) Same idea, but did 9 - 3 + 6 + 2 for the 14. I didn't want to reduce the number of numbers! Actually that's a lie, I didn't see your way! I had pompier - as in more pompy - I'm a Pompey supporter so I can, ha ha :-) Doesn't mat...
by Philip Wilson
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday, 11th October 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1275

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday, 11th October 2017

I use Lexplorer, but you can only use it if you are a member on the site "Apterous". Alternatively,http://incoherency.co.uk/countdown/ is a quick one which I may use in the break but doesn't have the full dictionary, so you may type the word in and it won't come up on there, but could actually be i...
by Philip Wilson
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 12th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 72)
Replies: 10
Views: 1196

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 12th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 72)

David Williams wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:22 pm
Certainly unlucky. A search for SEEDINGS in this forum reveals 207 matches.
Seedings must be the most used word to ever be disallowed on Countdown.
by Philip Wilson
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday, 11th October 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1275

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday, 11th October 2017

What do you use to check your words when you play along? The site I thought we used either has the word, says there is no match, or just defaults to another (close) word. In the last case I never know if the word is valid or not.
by Philip Wilson
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday, 3 October 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 920

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:10 pm
Zarte Siempre wrote:
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:33 pm
BOUVIERS in R7 I think.
BRUNOISE too. Turns out I did in fact learn something from Bellodown.
Souvenir in that round too. (probably on wiki by now but I'm a few days behind, :-))
by Philip Wilson
Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 2 October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 64)
Replies: 7
Views: 1114

Re: Spoilers for Monday 2 October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 64)

Little bit of inside info about this game... Jacob was a last minute stand-in player. Someone by the name of Emily (not Cox! ;)) got cold feet and pulled out on the day. So fair play to him for stepping up. When Jacob was being introduced he told us what he was going to be doing next week. I expect...
by Philip Wilson
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 22nd September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 58)
Replies: 4
Views: 785

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

Mark Kudlowski wrote:
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:37 pm

3rd numbers alt: (100 + 7) x (50 / (5 x 5 ))
Thanks. I spent 28 seconds trying to make a 2 without the 100 or 7!
by Philip Wilson
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 5th 2013
Replies: 78
Views: 4867

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 5th 2013

Hi! I just read this whole thread and remember this episode and Jack saying that about the A. I don't think I would have been offended tbh and for me as a viewer it was helpful, telling me there must be a 9 there so look harder! It's like when I haven't seen a numbers solution but see Rachel sitting...
by Philip Wilson
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 14th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 52)
Replies: 3
Views: 781

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 14th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 52)

Where's the K gone again? Hasn't been out since Monday.
by Philip Wilson
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 12th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 50)
Replies: 4
Views: 998

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 12th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 50)

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:32 pm
Did she just say that MARRIES was a dodgy 7? And was there some dodgy editing around it? Or is that just me?
Sounded like it to me too - and the subtitler.
by Philip Wilson
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday September 11th
Replies: 2
Views: 851

Re: Spoilers for Monday September 11th

My way to 334 was (8x9-5)x5-1
by Philip Wilson
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 6th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 46)
Replies: 3
Views: 778

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 6th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 46)

Ray Wilding wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:48 pm
The K is finally back :D
Yesssss! And everybody used it! Let's have 2!
Rachel seemed to have a problem with some of the letters going on the board too.
by Philip Wilson
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 30 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 41)
Replies: 9
Views: 1237

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

"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? I took Rachel to mean she was using the 4 and the 1 the champ had made but in a different way. That would ...
by Philip Wilson
Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Bank Holiday Monday 28th August 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 815

Re: Spoilers for Bank Holiday Monday 28th August 2017

75 x 10 - (50/25 x 7 + 3) works in the 1st numbers round too.
by Philip Wilson
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 18th August 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 952

Re: Spoilers for Friday 18th August 2017

My way to 372 was (10 x 75 - 6) / 100/50
by Philip Wilson
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 11th August 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1955

Re: Spoilers for Friday 11th August 2017

The alternatives being to say "oh no, I'm wrong" or give your corrected answer and then tell Nick you thought it was something else before you buzzed? (somewhat like the case with Richard Whiteley).
She had to make her decision quickly and may have regretted it after, specially if it had been crucial.
by Philip Wilson
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday, 15th August 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1089

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday, 15th August 2017

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:14 pm
I was totally unaware that FAPS was a word. I mean, literally no-one has ever used it, so why would I know it? It was only after I looked it up that I found out what it was.
Me too! But I wasn't going to admit it! I just assumed they were like 'baps' you get from bakers!
by Philip Wilson
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday, 15th August 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1089

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday, 15th August 2017

Can't you order 2 iodines in a restaurant then? Maybe there should be a pharmacy rule.
by Philip Wilson
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 11th August 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1955

Re: Spoilers for Friday 11th August 2017

Bit of a change of mind on the conundrum? No objection from Nick. Aye, she did seem to take rather a long time to give the actual answer. To me it looked like she thought she had the answer then while Nick was talking realised that was incorrect. Then she worked out the correct answer. I was please...
by Philip Wilson
Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 4 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 24)
Replies: 4
Views: 752

Re: Spoilers for Friday 4 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 24)

Well I just did (25 + 9 - 5) x 10) + 100/50 so I can't believe Rachel didn't get it with the extra time
by Philip Wilson
Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday, 3rd August 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1426

Re: Spoilers for Thursday, 3rd August 2017

I thought it was funny that Rachel did 46 x 6 + 6 instead of 47 x 6, when it was just as "cheap" to get the 47 as it was to get the 46. She did 9x5+7-6 instead of 9x5+8-6. Yes, or even 8 x 5 + 7 or 9 x 6 - 7. Which is what I was trying to say just now, lol :-) Yes, that would be even better, but ev...
by Philip Wilson
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday, 3rd August 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1426

Re: Spoilers for Thursday, 3rd August 2017

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:57 pm
I thought it was funny that Rachel did 46 x 6 + 6 instead of 47 x 6, when it was just as "cheap" to get the 47 as it was to get the 46. She did 9x5+7-6 instead of 9x5+8-6.
Yes, or even 8 x 5 + 7 or 9 x 6 - 7. Which is what I was trying to say just now, lol :-)
by Philip Wilson
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday, 3rd August 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1426

Re: Spoilers for Thursday, 3rd August 2017

Tony Atkins wrote:
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:00 pm
Like the players, I missed that 6/(9-6) is 2 to add to the 280 and did (5x8-(6/6))x7+9
Spent most of the time looking for 47 for 47 x 6, then 8 x 5 + 7 almost appeared. Then I saw 9 x 6 - 7 too.
by Philip Wilson
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 2nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 22)
Replies: 5
Views: 823

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 2nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 22)

Has anyone else noticed that Nick's spiel asking people to apply for Countdown (typically read just after the first commercial break) is just a recording? Every time it's played, he makes pauses/hesitations in the same places, most notably saying "If you'd like to become a -- a Countdown contestant...
by Philip Wilson
Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 31st July 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 890

Re: Spoilers for Monday 31st July 2017

Good to see there's life after last Thursday ;) Anyone else think Rachel should show the nearest available in the impossible numbers games? It happens sometimes but not usually. I imagine (((1 + 2) x 3 x 9) + 2) x 7 was her way for 581. It's quite inconsistent. She does it occasionally but most of ...
by Philip Wilson
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 31st July 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 890

Re: Spoilers for Monday 31st July 2017

Good to see there's life after last Thursday ;)
Anyone else think Rachel should show the nearest available in the impossible numbers games? It happens sometimes but not usually.
I imagine (((1 + 2) x 3 x 9) + 2) x 7 was her way for 581.
by Philip Wilson
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 27 July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 186)
Replies: 21
Views: 1925

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 27 July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 186)

Tony Atkins wrote:
Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:55 pm
Pleased to not only beat John today but also beat Rachel on the third numbers.

Also did the first numbers the easy way of 69x10-1.
I made use of that handy 69 too - very useful!
Seeing I'm here I may as well declare my last numbers: (75 + 25 - 10 - 7) x 5. Hate 2L!
by Philip Wilson
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Former contestants
Replies: 16
Views: 2974

Re: Former contestants

Yep, will sort something out. Pretty poor sound quality I have to say but watchable.
by Philip Wilson
Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Former contestants
Replies: 16
Views: 2974

Re: Former contestants

Glen Webb got back on in 2013 after being in the QFs in 1992; thus, logically, I'd think you would have a shot now. The one sticky point is that you were an octochamp on your original appearance, while Webb only won 2 games, and you'd be looking at becoming the first former octochamp to be invited ...
by Philip Wilson
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 24 July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 15)
Replies: 9
Views: 1013

Re: Spoilers for Monday 24 July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 15)

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:30 pm
2nd Numbers Alt.: (100 - 6) * (25 - 10 - 6)
Also 100 x 6 + 25 x 10 - 4
and one of the 6s:
((8 + 1) x 8 - 4/4) x 9 = 639
by Philip Wilson
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 13 July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 9)
Replies: 5
Views: 1219

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 13 July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 9)

Ah yes, I wasn't going to mention that!
by Philip Wilson
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 13 July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 9)
Replies: 5
Views: 1219

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 13 July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 9)

As Nick was asking who in the audience could solve the conundrum I said 'Anthony Endsor' ! Ok, I spotted him a few days ago but it was still a bit spooky!
by Philip Wilson
Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 11th July 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1172

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 11th July 2017

OMNIBUSES to beat DC's NIMBUSES in R1 TIDELESS in R10 Didn't get omnibuses in the 30 secs tbh, but after SD said it and RR put it up with the O left over, it was pretty hard Not to see it! Rigoletto was in one round, ok, a proper noun, but looking it up found rigolet, which beat DC, but not Laura's...
by Philip Wilson
Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: New set
Replies: 10
Views: 4384

Re: New set

Anyone else noticed that when we see letters selections on tv during the 30 seconds, the outside edges of the end letter tiles are cut off, so those letters don't appear in the middle of their tiles?
Doesn't look right imo :-)
by Philip Wilson
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 26th June 2017 (Series 76, QF3)
Replies: 8
Views: 1048

Re: Spoilers for Monday 26th June 2017 (Series 76, QF3)

Waiter: Would you like a dusting of icing sugar on your sponge sir?
Customer: I'd like 2 dustings of icing sugar on my sponge please!
Waiter: Sorry sir, you can have One dusting of icing sugar on your sponge, followed by another dusting of icing sugar on your sponge.
by Philip Wilson
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 13 June 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1257

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 13 June 2017

875 = 50 × 7 × (8 − 6) × 5 ÷ 4 Maybe Rachel saw this late. Can't help thinking that multiplying by 2 and dividing by 4 is a sub-optimal solution. Maybe showboating? It was basically 50/2 × 35. If you're not showboating you'd divide by 2 first and never go above the target. Maybe she did see it late...
by Philip Wilson
Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday, 26 May 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 2085

Re: Spoilers for Friday, 26 May 2017

In a similar vein, I saw CORRALED a few days ago. If you look it up, it takes you to CORRAL, exactly the same as if you look up CORRALLED. The old print dictionary specifies CORRALLED, and the Introduction to the ODE says that if nothing is specified in the entry for the word, the correct version w...
by Philip Wilson
Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday, 26 May 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 2085

Re: Spoilers for Friday, 26 May 2017

In one of the rounds I saw defamity. Not being sure it's a word I checked on the site I think we use, https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/ - and it defaulted to defamer. It didn't say 'no exact match' though, which I usually see! So was I right or wrong? It's not valid on Apterous but that's not nece...
by Philip Wilson
Wed May 31, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday, 26 May 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 2085

Re: Spoilers for Friday, 26 May 2017

In one of the rounds I saw defamity. Not being sure it's a word I checked on the site I think we use, https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/ - and it defaulted to defamer. It didn't say 'no exact match' though, which I usually see! So was I right or wrong?
by Philip Wilson
Fri May 12, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Tuesday 2nd May
Replies: 1
Views: 928

Re: Tuesday 2nd May

Thought that was weird too! I only see clung in an example sentence but I maybe not looking at the right site!
Darrens was in the yonders round for an apteristic seven though, lol
by Philip Wilson
Thu May 11, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 1st May 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1326

Re: Spoilers for Monday 1st May 2017

Looking at the link there, the last letters game is interesting. As in today's last letters game the words offered were 'girates' with an *i* (disallowed) and 'astride'!
by Philip Wilson
Mon May 08, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 25th April 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1401

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 25th April 2017

Tony Atkins wrote:
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:59 pm
Alt last numbers ((6+1)x25+2+9)x5
The "basic" way, or standard method, was
(((9x(6-2))+1)x25)+5 though, wasn't it?
Probably too many brackets there, lol.
by Philip Wilson
Fri May 05, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 20th April 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1561

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 20th April 2017

Could do with avoiding 4 large too, which cost him twice! If Berkan had not missed the first easyish numbers and seen isolated Nick would have lost.
Yep I'm 15 days behind, I need C4 to get the racing back to catch up, lol
by Philip Wilson
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 14 March 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1398

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 14 March 2017

In cases like this it's nice to see what the subtitler put - which was torturous, but then I guess that's not conclusive.
Anyway, Sam was pretty unlucky to come up against the strongest player for a while.
(Only a week behind now!)