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by Ray Wilding
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 22nd September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 58)
Replies: 4
Views: 258

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

It's also been a while since we've seen a Q in a letters game.
by Ray Wilding
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 19th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 55)
Replies: 5
Views: 437

Spoilers for Tuesday 19th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 55)

OUTRATED a beater in R7, and BIOGLAS to beat BIOGAS in R8.
by Ray Wilding
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 28 March 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1359

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 28 March 2017

Looks like JC forgot to overwrite the solution copy-pasted from the previous episode. There are only 4 solutions: (50 - 4) * 6 * 2 - 8 - 7 = 537 (50 - 6) * (8 + 4) + 7 + 2 = 537 (50 * 7 + 8) * 6 / 4 = 537 (50 * 6 + 8) * 7 / 4 - 2 = 537 I'm guessing it was one of the first two, and I think it was pro...
by Ray Wilding
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 15th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 53)
Replies: 4
Views: 529

Re: Spoilers for Friday 15th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 53)

Ray Wilding wrote: ↑
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:07 pm
It sounded like GROVEL to me, I'll check back later.
GROVEL it is.
by Ray Wilding
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 15th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 53)
Replies: 4
Views: 529

Re: Spoilers for Friday 15th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 53)

It sounded like GROVEL to me, I'll check back later.
50*2+75+10 for the easy method in R9
by Ray Wilding
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 15th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 53)
Replies: 4
Views: 529

Spoilers for Friday 15th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 53)

An early start today (which I didn't know about until yesterday).
by Ray Wilding
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 5th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 45)
Replies: 5
Views: 626

Spoilers for Tuesday 5th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 45)

LINESMAN a beater in R2

WOMBED is in but TOMBED isn't. :roll:
by Ray Wilding
Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 4th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 44)
Replies: 2
Views: 687

Spoilers for Monday 4th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 44)

ADENOUS or DOUANES for beaters in R12

Also, how did that guy miss 950??
by Ray Wilding
Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 1st September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 43)
Replies: 1
Views: 544

Spoilers for Friday 1st September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 43)

9*6*5*2-25 in R6

A deceptively difficult 2L in R9 - good luck to anyone trying to solve it.
by Ray Wilding
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 31 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 42)
Replies: 6
Views: 804

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 31 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 42)

You can edit the title by editing the posts.
by Ray Wilding
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 29th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 40)
Replies: 6
Views: 613

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 29th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 40)

100+(9+7+1)*8 for another method to 236 in R9
by Ray Wilding
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 29th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 40)
Replies: 6
Views: 613

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 29th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 40)

TOOLSHEDS I think is the first TTT in a long time to not be an ascension conundrum.
by Ray Wilding
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Bank Holiday Monday 28th August 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 626

Spoilers for Bank Holiday Monday 28th August 2017

(75-50/25)*10+3 for a simpler method in R3.
by Ray Wilding
Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 23 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 37)
Replies: 3
Views: 689

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 23 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 37)

(25*9-7)*4-3 an alt method in R6
100+75-25*8*3/50 an alt method in R9
by Ray Wilding
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 17th August 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 631

Spoilers for Thursday 17th August 2017

HELLIONS in R2
by Ray Wilding
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday, 15th August 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 811

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday, 15th August 2017

ADORNATE in R4
by Ray Wilding
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 11th August 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1611

Spoilers for Friday 11th August 2017

VIRAEMIC to beat VIREMIA in R8.
by Ray Wilding
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best 9 of all time
Replies: 16
Views: 2500

Re: Best 9 of all time

By sheer unlikelihood, MYOGLOBIN (which has never occurred in normal on apterous) is surely best.

UNITARIOS is damn impressive given the very short time it was valid for.
by Ray Wilding
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 9 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 27)
Replies: 9
Views: 669

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 9 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 27)

Zarte Siempre wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:15 pm
ASTROITES in R1 as a beater.
Zarte Siempre wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:24 pm
FAIRLEADS as a R4 beater.
I had both of these but your posts were too quick for me.
by Ray Wilding
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 7th August 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 641

Spoilers for Monday 7th August 2017

XENOGRAFT to beat FRONTAGE in R4
by Ray Wilding
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 21st July 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 693

Spoilers for Friday 21st July 2017

(7*4-10)*3*10+1 for 541 in the first numbers.
WAVELESS in R5
by Ray Wilding
Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 20th July 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 627

Spoilers for Thursday 20th July 2017

FUNKIAS in R5
by Ray Wilding
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 11th July 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1064

Spoilers for Tuesday 11th July 2017

OMNIBUSES to beat DC's NIMBUSES in R1
TIDELESS in R10
by Ray Wilding
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Has MOTLIER ever actually been valid?
Replies: 3
Views: 685

Re: Has MOTLIER ever actually been valid?

You're very much out of the loop on this. The free ODO doesn't give any comparatives/superlatives for any word any more. Countdown uses a premium version that still gives them. MOTLIER has very much always been valid, here's how the entry used to look: https://web.archive.org/web/20160815003943/http...
by Ray Wilding
Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 6th July 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 659

Spoilers for Thursday 6th July 2017

SENARIUS for a beater in R5
LOCATIVES in R11
by Ray Wilding
Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday July 5 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 741

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday July 5 2017

(50+8*8-3)*9 for a more fun way to 999
by Ray Wilding
Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 29th June 2017 (Series 76, SF2)
Replies: 8
Views: 1329

Spoilers for Thursday 29th June 2017 (Series 76, SF2)

Jeff Clayton vs Moose Rosser

DUBNIUM for an alt to MAUDLIN.
by Ray Wilding
Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 28th June 2017 (Series 76, SF1)
Replies: 3
Views: 736

Spoilers for Wednesday 28th June 2017 (Series 76, SF1)

Stephen Read vs Annie Humphries

I ticketed INCLUDER on March 7th, before this was filmed, it should've been in... Perhaps something to do with using premium ODO?
by Ray Wilding
Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 27th June 2017 (Series 76, QF4)
Replies: 6
Views: 772

Spoilers for Tuesday 27th June 2017 (Series 76, QF4)

Elliott Mack vs Annie Humphries
by Ray Wilding
Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 26th June 2017 (Series 76, QF3)
Replies: 8
Views: 861

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

Moose Rosser vs Wesley Jardine
Spoil away...
by Ray Wilding
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 21st June 2017 (Series 76, QF1)
Replies: 6
Views: 658

Spoilers for Wednesday 21st June 2017 (Series 76, QF1)

Stephen Read vs James Slater, let the battle commence!
by Ray Wilding
Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 14th June 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 615

Spoilers for Wednesday 14th June 2017

A lot of 9s available today
PINKWEEDS and CELLAROUS in rounds 5 and 8, but I failed to get the 9 in the IMPLODES round.
by Ray Wilding
Fri May 26, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday, 26 May 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1859

Re: Spoilers for Friday, 26 May 2017

ACTOREENS in whichever round it was.
by Ray Wilding
Wed May 24, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th May 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 705

Spoilers for Wednesday 24th May 2017

A remarkable 9/10 letters rounds were darrenic today, I only managed two of them (DONATIVE and WHITTLED).
by Ray Wilding
Fri May 05, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 5th May 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 659

Spoilers for Friday 5th May 2017

Apterite Stephen Read is in the challenger's seat today.
by Ray Wilding
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 27 March 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 1042

Spoilers for Monday 27 March 2017

NOUMENA in R2
TUNABLE in R11

Late R14 solution: (50-4*3)*3*7-25
by Ray Wilding
Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 24 March 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1059

Re: Spoilers for Friday 24 March 2017

QUEUERS in R2
TAILGATED in R4
by Ray Wilding
Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 21st February 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 471

Spoilers for Tuesday 21st February 2017

RIDEWAY in R11
by Ray Wilding
Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 24th January 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 593

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

Lots of beaters today

DIALIST in R4
ASSONATE in R5
WORRITED in R7
UNSUBTLE in R8
by Ray Wilding
Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 20 January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 9)
Replies: 16
Views: 837

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

More likely that PORNIER was found by DC in that round and that's why they were cut.
by Ray Wilding
Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 16 January 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 5)
Replies: 9
Views: 653

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

There are no plurals given in the ODO at the moment, except in the premium version. The plural is FOVEAE and FOVEAE only.
by Ray Wilding
Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 22nd December 2016 (2nd Semi-Final)
Replies: 6
Views: 523

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 22nd December 2016 (2nd Semi-Final)

Not that it makes any difference, but should LUPINES have been allowed? I can only see LUPINE on ODO as an adjective and as a North American variant spelling of LUPIN. Was this an oversight, or is the American spelling rule not enforced these days? Very convincing performance by Andrew there. Bad l...
by Ray Wilding
Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 16 December 2016 (Series 74, 2nd Quarter Final)
Replies: 5
Views: 574

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

POLITE

PRINTOUT and ALARMISTS were very good spots. Congrats Stephen.
by Ray Wilding
Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 4th November 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 380

Re: Spoilers for Friday 4th November 2016

PTOMAINE in R4