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by Ray Wilding
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Word validity questions
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Word validity questions

Apterous tries to be consistent with the ODO and the show, but it's user maintained and not perfect. The show also uses a Premium version of ODO (https://premium.oxforddictionaries.com/) which is not always identical to the free version. 1. Words labelled "US" as an alternate spelling are disallowed...
by Ray Wilding
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 11th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 57)
Replies: 7
Views: 224

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

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.
by Ray Wilding
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 29th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 48)
Replies: 3
Views: 514

Spoilers for Friday 29th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 48)

Steven would now need to win with 99 points on Monday just to avoid being the lowest scoring octochamp.
by Ray Wilding
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 18th March 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1029

Re: Spoilers for 18th March 2019

Is OUTLAIN actually allowed now since the new dictionary update? The definition Susie implied was there doesn't match the free version (to outdo in lying) so maybe the paying version allows it. You could do a 38×25-6 method in the third numbers to go with 38×25+6 in the first. Finally, I like how R...
by Ray Wilding
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 13th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 36)
Replies: 4
Views: 960

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 13th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 36)

DISVALUE in R1.
QIPAOS in R2.

You might want to edit that title, btw.
by Ray Wilding
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 28th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 27)
Replies: 10
Views: 1100

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 28th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 27)

Gavin Chipper: What is the official countdown dictionary? I thought it is the Oxford English Dictionary. There's different versions though. They use the online one but the subscription version so the free one is only an approximation. The word "tetragon" is in the printed version of the Shorter Oxf...
by Ray Wilding
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 27th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 26)
Replies: 9
Views: 1041

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 27th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 26)

Dinos is smashing it. Had the first 2 letters selections been more generous, Zarte's 150 score would have probably been exceeded. Well, he would have needed 14 more points to beat 150, which means an 8 and a 9, so yes, but they would have needed to have been very generous. And it kind of goes for a...
by Ray Wilding
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 21st February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 22)
Replies: 3
Views: 796

Spoilers for Thursday 21st February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 22)

Got during the break, (75*3-50-2)*4-1 for the third numbers.
by Ray Wilding
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 11th February 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 908

Re: Spoilers for 11th February 2019

DIPTERAN in R12.
by Ray Wilding
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 30th January 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 6)
Replies: 5
Views: 1048

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 30th January 2019 (series 80, prelim 6)

PANFORTE, less surprising, but DC aren't on form here in R2.
by Ray Wilding
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 28th January 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1521

Re: Spoilers for 28th January 2019

PENAEIDS in R10.
by Ray Wilding
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 12th December 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 119)
Replies: 4
Views: 1038

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 12th December 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 119)

After the time, but I got R14: ((75-1)*8-100)*2-25
by Ray Wilding
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 12th December 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 119)
Replies: 4
Views: 1038

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 12th December 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 119)

HELOTAGE in R5. Though THALWEG was very nice from Susie.
by Ray Wilding
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for SATURDAY 24th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 106)
Replies: 5
Views: 1406

Re: Spoilers for SATURDAY 24th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 106)

(50-10)*8+10/5 for a simpler method in R6.
IDIOTAS in R8.
SCENARIO in R13.
by Ray Wilding
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Countdown Alphabet
Replies: 23
Views: 3338

Re: Countdown Alphabet

While apterous is down I made another one of these, they were randomly chosen from about 7000 non-ascension conundrums and are very difficult. 1. GILLENNIA 2. VOLUFIONZ 3. EBILEMENT 4. MONOAAINE 5. COPSEHOOD 6. MANGONIGM 7. STOKERIES 8. XERIVALLY 9. MEETWILLI 10. ENRAPPURE 11. HICCURFHY 12. HYPERTE...
by Ray Wilding
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Countdown Alphabet
Replies: 23
Views: 3338

Re: Countdown Alphabet

While apterous is down I made another one of these, they were randomly chosen from about 7000 non-ascension conundrums and are very difficult. 1. GILLENNIA 2. VOLUFIONZ 3. EBILEMENT 4. MONOAAINE 5. COPSEHOOD 6. MANGONIGM 7. STOKERIES 8. XERIVALLY 9. MEETWILLI 10. ENRAPPURE 11. HICCURFHY 12. HYPERTEX...
by Ray Wilding
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down?
Replies: 517
Views: 132604

Re: Is Apterous down?

Still down :(
by Ray Wilding
Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 22nd November (Series 79, Prelim 105)
Replies: 10
Views: 2312

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 22nd November (Series 79, Prelim 105)

It seems someone didn't realise F1 would take up Friday's slot. Why they chose to move it to Saturday, I've no idea.