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by Ray Wilding
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 7th June 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 561

Re: Spoilers for Friday 7th June 2019

(25*5-7)*7-3 in R3.
by Ray Wilding
Mon May 27, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 27th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 89)
Replies: 23
Views: 822

Re: Spoilers for Monday 27th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 89)

102 maxes, 9/9 nines, and a high score that puts all previous octochamps to shame.
Congratulations Elliott "Record Holder" Mellor.
by Ray Wilding
Mon May 27, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 27th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 89)
Replies: 23
Views: 822

Re: Spoilers for Monday 27th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 89)

1000 is exceeded, how much further will he go?
by Ray Wilding
Mon May 27, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 27th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 89)
Replies: 23
Views: 822

Re: Spoilers for Monday 27th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 89)

Other possible records include: 12 maxes to reach 100 maxes (13+ to reach Dylan Taylor's 101), 137+ to reach the current apterous mocktorun high score of 1065.
by Ray Wilding
Wed May 22, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 86)
Replies: 25
Views: 836

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 86)

Owen Carroll wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 6:17 pm
Elliott Mellor wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 6:09 pm
Ray Wilding wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 1:31 pm
MAULVI, bad miss in R7.
:roll: Blimey, that's a bad miss!? You guys are critical...
I gotta agree with Elliott here. That's a hard word to get.
I was kidding.
by Ray Wilding
Tue May 21, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 21st May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 85)
Replies: 20
Views: 709

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 21st May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 85)

MONODIAS was easily the best spot today.
At the halfway point Elliott has 534 points, 49 maxes.
by Ray Wilding
Tue May 21, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 21st May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 85)
Replies: 20
Views: 709

Spoilers for Tuesday 21st May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 85)

Ignoring threads created by "Ashton", I recommend everyone have him blocked.

Elliott is off to a rip-roaring start, over 400 points in 3 games. Will this trend continue?
by Ray Wilding
Fri May 03, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 3rd May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 73)
Replies: 3
Views: 400

Spoilers for Friday 3rd May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 73)

Got the 3rd numbers during the break: (9*7-25)*5*4
by Ray Wilding
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Word validity questions
Replies: 2
Views: 368

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: 512

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: 663

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: 1251

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: 1099

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: 1296

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: 1188

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: 859

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 Monday 11th February 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 1020

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: 1164

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: 1714

Re: Spoilers for 28th January 2019

PENAEIDS in R10.