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by Philip Wilson
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 14 March 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1062

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!)
by Philip Wilson
Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 1st March 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1237

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 1st March 2017

ratwig is not valid by the way in case anyone was wondering. It might seem obvious, but they should have been explicit and not put it on the board! You could see Susie seemingly looking it up but she didn't subsequently say anything after Len rambled on about it. Ragwort was available in that round...
by Philip Wilson
Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 22 February 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 812

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 22 February 2017

Moderately surprised unsoaped isn't in for the spawned round.
by Philip Wilson
Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 16th February 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 600

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 16th February 2017

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:30 pm
Second numbers better method - (75+4)×(8+9-6)=869.
Not necessarily better but seeing we're saying, lol, 1st numbers alternative: ((7+1)x3x10)+9-4.
by Philip Wilson
Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday, 14 February 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 531

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Second numbers without difficult calculations en route would be:
((5 x 2 x 10 - 7) x 10) + 8.
by Philip Wilson
Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 9th February 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 9th February 2017

IMO, the wiki needs a better system for recording ambiguous words (e.g., METRE/METER and BOARD/BORED from Carl today) than putting them all in notes at the top of the page. We've had four examples in the past two days now. ABLATIVES and ASSARTED as beaters to SALIVATE and whatever the frak DC got i...
by Philip Wilson
Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 6th February 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 445

Re: Spoilers for Monday 6th February 2017

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:21 pm
Johnny Canuck wrote:
Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:14 pm
Did Tony call 4 large a "Stelling Selection"? Not sure I've heard that term before, nor can I think of what connections 4L in particular has to Jeff.
I wondered about that too, and thought maybe I'd just forgotten.
The Jeff connection with 4L is it's the same as "too" small :-)
by Philip Wilson
Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 24th January 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 412

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 24 January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 11)

Thought I recognised Dave straight away but from another quiz/game show and can't think which.
Sam said he would stick with a 6 in the unsubtle round, maybe that's what he had. DC not mentioning it and only declaring 7s made it look like it wouldn't have been in.
by Philip Wilson
Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 20 January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 9)
Replies: 16
Views: 555

Re: Spoilers for Friday 20 January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 9)

Thanks for posting. I don't feel bad at all about not getting that! :D
by Philip Wilson
Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 20 January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 9)
Replies: 16
Views: 555

Re: Spoilers for Friday 20 January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 9)

Noticed the hand too, and yesterday. Was going to say it was good of Rachel for once to be seen to refer back to the numbers game she was left with. Not seen that before, even though she didn't actually have homework after all! Are we going to see the solution? :-) My 760 was (25-6) x (50-9-1) but a...
by Philip Wilson
Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18 January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 7)
Replies: 2
Views: 274

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18 January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 7)

Only a 6 but there was a heifer in the hewer round
by Philip Wilson
Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 17 January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 6)
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 17 January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 6)

1st numbers alt.: 75 * 7 - 50 - 6 / 2 Susie mentioned FRAGILE in the FRAILER round but didn't actually note that it was available in the selection. For purposes of the wiki, I've left it un-asterisked. Hope nobody is overly traumatised by this. Had farries in that round but apparently that's not wh...
by Philip Wilson
Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 16 January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 5)
Replies: 9
Views: 468

Re: Spoilers for Monday 16 January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 5)

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:25 pm
Did Heerpal say LOUDEST in Round 2? A Non-Countdown Acquaintance™ passed by my desk and I had to talk over his word.
He did. Really enjoyable match today too, shame someone had to lose.
by Philip Wilson
Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 5th January 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 389

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 5th January 2017

Paternal from Darren and maternal from Suzy would have been nice in the parental/prenatal round!
by Philip Wilson
Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 20th December 2016 (4th Quarter Final)
Replies: 11
Views: 707

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 20th December 2016 (4th Quarter Final)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Good to see Chris Marshall getting the conundrum from the audience.
Absolutely! My first opponent at a countdown event :-)
Also good to have a full length spoiler thread!
by Philip Wilson
Sun Dec 25, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 16 December 2016 (Series 74, 2nd Quarter Final)
Replies: 5
Views: 452

Re: Spoilers for Friday 16 December 2016 (Series 74, 2nd Quarter Final)

Just watched this and somewhat surprised I'm still in time to do the one-away-is-best 2nd numbers:
865 = ((100 + 2) x 9) - (50 + 75/25).
Guess it might be on the wiki by now though but I haven't looked, ha ha.
by Philip Wilson
Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Crystal Maze
Replies: 12
Views: 1896

Re: The Crystal Maze

There was another game involving weights, just seen it again on Challenge. There are 5 hooks, up to 4 units distant from the balance pointer at the centre of the scales, and 5 weights of varying units. Instructions are to multiply distance by weight. It's pretty easy to work out what you need on bot...
by Philip Wilson
Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 9th November 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 248

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 9th November 2016

Noticed that too about Rachel's comment. Would have been harsh on Doug if he'd missed out on a teapot altogether.
Anyhow, 2 nines, 37 numbers pts and pretty much one second conundrum for me! Why can't I play like that at Bristol?! :-)
by Philip Wilson
Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 7 November 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 78)
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Re: Spoilers for Monday 7 November 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 78)

I was thinking Rick upped his game because he had better competition, like most snooker players seem to do. He may have just made sure he kept his concentration. Amber could have taken the lead from the 638 round though, as she had 10-7 left to get her one away. Then it wouldn't have been such a ste...
by Philip Wilson
Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 6th October 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 487

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 6th October 2016

If Susie likes a good adverb she might be happy more often if she were to have a word in the appropriate earholes to arrange for a few Ys to be added to the pack :-)
by Philip Wilson
Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 28th September 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 327

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 28th September 2016

Peter Clarke wrote:Rachel didn't have much fun in this episode did she? :P
Talking of RR, was that the first time she played along with a word that wasn't a beater?
The cumulative numbers targets were going for a max today. Must have been pretty close to highest ever with 3541 if I remember them correctly.
by Philip Wilson
Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 21st September
Replies: 5
Views: 468

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 21st September

Yep, 7 for me too. 52 x 9 x 2. Spent ages on pause feeling sure there must be some way of using the 1 & 3 with the 9 or 2 to make 38 and never looked at the 25! Hate 2L!
That conundrum was finals-worthy!
by Philip Wilson
Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 21st September
Replies: 5
Views: 468

Spoilers for Wednesday 21st September

Didn't realise I could do this!
Anyone score 20 on the last 2 rounds today?
Not me !
by Philip Wilson
Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Definition of Since
Replies: 15
Views: 775

Re: Definition of Since

Gavin Chipper wrote:I would say - "This thing has happened every month from September 2013 onwards, and every August dating back to 2005".
Lol :-). Good thing Countdown's back on Monday then :-)
by Philip Wilson
Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Definition of Since
Replies: 15
Views: 775

Re: Definition of Since

Because "since" could be taken to mean after but not including. Oh god, this isn't going to lead back to that whole Millennium argument again, is it? That was Philip's whole reason for starting the thread though wasn't it? I think I know what the millenium argument might be, but not sure, and it's ...
by Philip Wilson
Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Definition of Since
Replies: 15
Views: 775

Re: Definition of Since

Yeah, that makes more sense, cheers!
I've always interpreted 'between' as not including perimeters - but then 'between you and me' there are exceptions ;)
And if I say I've been wondering about this since yesterday, presumably I haven't started wondering yet? Dohhhhhh
by Philip Wilson
Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Definition of Since
Replies: 15
Views: 775

Definition of Since

Hi I am putting this here rather than off-topic, because it is Countdown related, sort of! I'm just wondering about the definition of the word since because I'm trying to explain in a blog that something has happened every month since August 2013. It actually DIDN'T happen in August 2013, but every ...
by Philip Wilson
Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:53 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 1 September 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 405

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 1 September 2016

Alternate final numbers, still using standard method: (25 + 75) * 8 - 4 * 7 - 1. I did that as well. (I'm back from my holiday now - I'm sure you noticed I haven't been present in any spoilers threads over the last three weeks.) Me too, and good that you're back! Several episodes around Annie's run...
by Philip Wilson
Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday August 16th 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 604

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday August 16th 2016

Peter Mabey wrote:GHOSTIEST occurred to me, but it's only good for Scrabble ;(
Me too. I'm sure it would have been used in the quality control aspect of tv manufacture.
by Philip Wilson
Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday August 15th 2016
Replies: 17
Views: 900

Re: Spoilers For Monday August 15th 2016

Nice to have the spoiler thread back anyway! :D
by Philip Wilson
Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 3 August 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 22)
Replies: 9
Views: 649

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 3 August 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 22)

Johnny Canuck wrote:Some pretty high-quality spots from Cammy today, but he needs to be more sure of them! MINERALS is not a word that you need to say "I'll try it" on.
To me it looked like he may have seen it at the last moment and didn't have time to check that all the letters were there.
by Philip Wilson
Wed Aug 03, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 2nd August
Replies: 12
Views: 761

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 2nd August

The 100 was definitely a mistake, unless the rules have changed in a way I wouldn't expect. The rules document I was given, albeit a few years ago now, says that the target "will be a number between 101 and 999". It also says that the contestants' working "may use a minimum of two and a maximum of ...
by Philip Wilson
Wed Aug 03, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 3 August 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 22)
Replies: 9
Views: 649

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 3 August 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 22)

Had 862 with an extra 30 seconds in the 2nd numbers. What was the nearest possible? RR said it was possible to get "a bit" nearer than 9 away.
75 x (25-2) - 1 / (100/50)

But didn't get 108 :-)
4th numbers I did 75/(8/8+4) + 100.
by Philip Wilson
Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 2nd August
Replies: 12
Views: 761

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 2nd August

James Laverty wrote:Since when could 100 be a target again????
Shame that when it Did appear, the 100 itself wasn't drawn!
by Philip Wilson
Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: On the mass noun restaurant rule
Replies: 9
Views: 656

Re: On the mass noun restaurant rule

Most places you tend to help yourself to cereals, but what if you had to order them - would you ask for 2 Corn Flakes, 2 Corn Flakeses, or maybe ask for one Corn Flakes and another Corn Flakes? Or give up and have 2 Weetabixes instead?
by Philip Wilson
Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who would you like to see in DC?
Replies: 219
Views: 12129

Re: Who would you like to see in DC?

Richard O'Brien, plus "Chaser Shaun" and possibly Davina McCall, oh and as someone else said Brian May.
by Philip Wilson
Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday July 25th 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 538

Re: Spoilers For Monday July 25th 2016

Johnny Canuck wrote:Thank-ya thank-ya.
Welcome :-)
by Philip Wilson
Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday July 25th 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 538

Re: Spoilers For Monday July 25th 2016

Last 2 letters = W R
Aidan: Loaned
Chris: Wander
DC: Loaner
by Philip Wilson
Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 20 July 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 16)
Replies: 13
Views: 693

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

Mark Kudlowski wrote: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
It might affect the seeding order though, if he reaches the finals?
While I'm here my 4th #s was (7+1)x25 + 10 + 50/10 and my 931 = (50x2 -6) x 10 - 9.
by Philip Wilson
Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday July 14th 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 559

Re: Spoilers For Thursday July 14th 2016

Ramekins in one of the early rounds.
by Philip Wilson
Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday July 11th 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 473

Re: Spoilers For Monday July 11th 2016

Tony Atkins wrote:
Philip Wilson wrote:Is (100+10) x3 + 50/25 a standard or non-standard method?
No that's the regular method...
Hold on, standard, regular ..... I bet there's a basic method somewhere too :-)
by Philip Wilson
Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday July 11th 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 473

Re: Spoilers For Monday July 11th 2016

Tony Atkins wrote:3x100+50-10-8 is the standard method for 332, or (25+8)x10+100/50 for a non-standard one.
Is (100+10) x3 + 50/25 a standard or non-standard method?
Also Susie sounded more annoyed at Nick than normal today when she said "YES" to him when he confirmed what she had just said!
by Philip Wilson
Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 6th July 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 481

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 6th July 2016

Johnny Canuck wrote:Wasn't paying enough attention in Round 4. Did Padraig ask for a vowel and get an X?
Yep, I had to scroll back and watch that bit twice :-)
by Philip Wilson
Wed Jun 29, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday June 29th (Series 75 Prelim 3)
Replies: 12
Views: 535

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday June 29th (Series 74 Prelim 3)

3rd numbers just 852 in 30 secs for me. RR on amazing form today!
by Philip Wilson
Wed Jun 29, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday June 29th (Series 75 Prelim 3)
Replies: 12
Views: 535

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday June 29th (Series 74 Prelim 3)

Tony Atkins wrote:
Alt 2nd numbers (7x10-(8/8))x10+25
I thought you would have just done 28 x 25 + 15 Tony!
1st numbers must be one of RRs best solves ever!
by Philip Wilson
Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 7 June 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 83)
Replies: 13
Views: 491

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 7 June 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 83)

Since I mentioned Martians earlier needing a capital, I remember earthlike being ok a few episodes ago. Checking the definition it can apply to things relating to the planet as well as soil, and indeed I find earthman is ok with a small e. Now I'm confused!
by Philip Wilson
Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Who Will Win Series 74? (Even More Spoilers... Yadda Yadda)
Replies: 12
Views: 573

Re: Who Will Win Series 74? (Even More Spoilers... Yadda Yadda)

It's only a spoiler in itself if you saw it's existence before you knew who won today's match between Jonny and Ollie though.
by Philip Wilson
Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 7 June 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 83)
Replies: 13
Views: 491

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 7 June 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 83)

I had martians in that round but looks like they need a capital M. Anyone work out the 1st numbers? I give up! Oh and yeah, saw Eileen.
by Philip Wilson
Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 144
Views: 21721

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

Eileen Taylor now on 15 to 1
by Philip Wilson
Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday June 6th 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Re: Spoilers For Monday June 6th 2016

The 537 numbers round was the 2nd time recently that a contestant didn't find a 12 when there was a 25 and an easy to make 13 in the line up - including me last time but I saw it today!
When Susie's OOWs lasted for about one minute flat I thought - hmmm, how many conundrums are we going to have?!
by Philip Wilson
Mon May 23, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday May 23rd 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 525

Re: Spoilers For Monday May 23rd 2016

Legation and gelation alts to delation in the round of silly answers, but there was probably a 9 which I didn't get btw :-)
by Philip Wilson
Sat May 21, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 20 May 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 71)
Replies: 8
Views: 508

Re: Spoilers for Friday 20 May 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 71)

How can overarms not be in (as a verb) but hookier is? Oh wait, my neighbour's kitchen wall is hookier than mine :-)
by Philip Wilson
Thu May 19, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 19 May 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 70)
Replies: 11
Views: 581

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 19 May 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 70)

So close to a palindrome in the first letters! Has there ever been a perfect one I wonder?
Guess that's an Ask Graeme :-)
by Philip Wilson
Thu May 19, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18 May 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 69)
Replies: 30
Views: 777

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18 May 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 69)

SPOONS round had beaters too, I believe. As 25 squared is my favourite method: alt 4th numbers ((7x5)-10)x25+1. Yep, and I got one of those beaters, unbelievably! Wonder who will post it first? Oh and that's a clue :-) We don't need two Tonys! SOONEST is the word you got. Guys, this is a spoilers t...
by Philip Wilson
Wed May 18, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18 May 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 69)
Replies: 30
Views: 777

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18 May 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 69)

SPOONS round had beaters too, I believe. As 25 squared is my favourite method: alt 4th numbers ((7x5)-10)x25+1. Yep, and I got one of those beaters, unbelievably! Wonder who will post it first? Oh and that's a clue :-) Thanks Tony - I spent 28 seconds looking for the second 25 and gave up! My 192 w...
by Philip Wilson
Tue May 17, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 17 May 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 68)
Replies: 11
Views: 500

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 17 May 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 68)

Awww, nice to have someone on from near me! Just up that road there (pointing) :-)
I should have told him outrake is ok :-)
by Philip Wilson
Tue May 10, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 3 May 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 65)
Replies: 15
Views: 925

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 3 May 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 65)

Last numbers ((100/(75-25)+50)*10+6 Well done - the streaming jumped during that round so I only had about 5 seconds to get it in, thus I was surprised when Rachel missed it. Me too. Wonder if she did it but it was editted out? With the 536 I recalled CVs advice in those situations to (in this case...
by Philip Wilson
Sat May 07, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 28 April 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 62)
Replies: 7
Views: 400

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 28 April 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 62)

1st Numbers Alt.: 100 * 6 + 10 - 6 - 75 / 25... is this standard-method? Don't really know why RR didn't just do this seeing it was just the case of making the 9. Also the last numbers was achievable by placing each of the 4 signs once only between the numbers in the order they appeared and ignorin...
by Philip Wilson
Tue May 03, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 22 April 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 58)
Replies: 8
Views: 565

Re: Spoilers for Friday 22 April 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 58)

That must have been one of the best two-new-contestants games we've ever had. I thought that too. The 9 in the first round must have been one of the "closest 9s to be almost spelt out correctly" ever! No offence to Dave for missing it though, with it being his first round played of presumably a new...