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by Ray Wilding
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 21st July 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 454

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: 419

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: 953

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: 544

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: 570

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: 663

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: 1202

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: 679

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: 699

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: 789

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: 597

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: 575

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: 1685

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: 661

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: 616

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: 1014

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: 1009

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: 449

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: 540

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: 777

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: 599

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: 482

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: 540

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: 354

Re: Spoilers for Friday 4th November 2016

PTOMAINE in R4
by Ray Wilding
Fri Oct 28, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 28th October 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: Spoilers for Friday 28th October 2016

ALLOCUTE/LOCULATE in R12
by Ray Wilding
Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 6th October 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 565

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 6th October 2016

OATMEALS in R8 also
by Ray Wilding
Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 6th October 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 565

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 6th October 2016

AVIRULENT in R4
by Ray Wilding
Mon Oct 03, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 3rd October 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 577

Re: Spoilers for Monday 3rd October 2016

REQUINTO in R13
by Ray Wilding
Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 1 September 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 1 September 2016

DUATHLON in R12
by Ray Wilding
Tue Aug 30, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 30 August 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 309

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 30 August 2016

TRAINSPOT in R5, UNTWINED in R7 and ETHMOIDS in R11.
by Ray Wilding
Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday July 25th 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 641

Re: Spoilers For Monday July 25th 2016

LADRONE in R5
((50-4)*10-7)*2 an alt method in R6
MIDSOLES in R10
QUANNET in R11
by Ray Wilding
Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 20 July 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 16)
Replies: 13
Views: 818

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

Did Stephen offer DOTTIER in R11? There was only one T...
by Ray Wilding
Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 20 July 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 16)
Replies: 13
Views: 818

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

It's the 20th, and you're welcome.

HOSPITAL for an 8 in R2 if you're not Rob Foster.
by Ray Wilding
Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday July 18th 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 506

Re: Spoilers For Monday July 18th 2016

PIRAGUAS in the last letters round.
by Ray Wilding
Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday July 14th 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 624

Re: Spoilers For Thursday July 14th 2016

AGAMOID in R8 and FOREPART as an alt to PROFITER.
by Ray Wilding
Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday July 12th 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 591

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday July 12th 2016

PINAXES in R8
by Ray Wilding
Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday July 11th 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 558

Re: Spoilers For Monday July 11th 2016

BIOFILM in R5
by Ray Wilding
Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 5th July 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 420

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 5th July 2016

50*8+(25+6-1)*7 for the first numbers
by Ray Wilding
Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday June 29th (Series 75 Prelim 3)
Replies: 12
Views: 636

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

@Johnny

R10: RNAOETDQT Andrew: RANTED Chris: ROTATED, DC did not get ATTORNED
R11: PSAIAVLCO Both declare SALIVA, DC did not get PALACIOS
R12: DGEUNIBTE Andrew: debting Chris: DEBUTING
by Ray Wilding
Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 28 June 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 2)
Replies: 7
Views: 466

Re: Wiki Recapper Possibly Needed. Spoilers for 28 June 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 2)

I don't agree at all with Susie on HONESTIES, the plant is clearly a mass noun as well.
by Ray Wilding
Wed Jun 22, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday June 22nd 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 910

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday June 22nd 2016

(50-6)*5-(100+75)/25 an alternate method in the last numbers
by Ray Wilding
Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 10th June 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 839

Re: Spoilers for Friday 10th June 2016

If FIBREFILL is a conundrum they're using for the quarterfinals, who knows how hard the final conundrum will be?
by Ray Wilding
Thu Jun 02, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 2nd June 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 681

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 2nd June 2016

Just chance / better picking.
by Ray Wilding
Tue May 31, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 31 May 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 79)
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 31 May 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 79)

@Johnny If it's on this list: http://www.apterous.org/ticket_view.php?ticket=3356#p49869 it's out. I patiently wait for Charlie to update aptodic. Do we know what the rules are on pluralising colours? Disallowing CARMINES brings into question AUBURNS, CELADONS, CERISES, CERULEANS, CYANS, MAGENTAS, O...
by Ray Wilding
Tue May 24, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 24 May 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 74)
Replies: 12
Views: 680

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 24 May 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 74)

Personally, I would rule that THEORIKA is the plural of THEORIKON, and so can't be pluralised itself. I don't know how Susie would do it though.
by Ray Wilding
Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 26 April 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 60)
Replies: 6
Views: 404

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 26 April 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 60)

I believe HARTLIEST used to be the flattest selection, but it now has an 8.
FROODITES might just be the flattest selection now, unless someone can come up with flatter?
by Ray Wilding
Mon Mar 21, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down?
Replies: 443
Views: 70741

Re: Is Apterous down?

It's been down since about 4am...

EDIT: Yay the site's back up!
by Ray Wilding
Mon Mar 21, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday March 21st 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 562

Re: Spoilers For Monday March 21st 2016

MISVALUED in R1