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by Ray Wilding
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 9th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 73)
Replies: 13
Views: 883

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 9th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 73)

JAPER is invalid and should not have been awarded points.
by Ray Wilding
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 1st October 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 590

Re: Spoilers for 1st October 2018

SWAGGIER in R10.
by Ray Wilding
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 27th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 65)
Replies: 4
Views: 666

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 27th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 65)

Has any Octochamp ever got 0 conundrums? He's 0/6 so far.
by Ray Wilding
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 18th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 58)
Replies: 10
Views: 905

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 18th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 58)

After the time, but (75+3)*9+100+50/25 for the last numbers.
by Ray Wilding
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 13th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 56)
Replies: 9
Views: 862

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 13th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 56)

Was out of time, but ((6+5)*9+10)*8 in the third numbers.
by Ray Wilding
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 31st August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 47)
Replies: 9
Views: 840

Spoilers for Friday 31st August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 47)

(25+7)*(8*100/50-1) an alt method for the 2nd numbers.
by Ray Wilding
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 28th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 44)
Replies: 11
Views: 887

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 28th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 44)

Sorry, I just don't like to double post.
(25*9+8-2)*4+7 another method in the last numbers.
by Ray Wilding
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 28th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 44)
Replies: 11
Views: 887

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 28th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 44)

SAUNDERS or DANSEURS in R8.
REINTERN in R12.
by Ray Wilding
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 27th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 43)
Replies: 8
Views: 901

Spoilers for Monday 27th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 43)

Two new contestants today, how will they fare?
by Ray Wilding
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 21st August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 40)
Replies: 11
Views: 893

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 21st August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 40)

What about this TOWAGES contoversy? Has the ODO been updated recently to make it invalid or is it another of Ms Dent's whims? It's listed as a mass noun in the free version. What's the reason for allowing it? (It's on Apterous, just for the record.) TOWAGES has been on apterous since the beginning....
by Ray Wilding
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 16th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 37)
Replies: 11
Views: 838

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 16th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 37)

AERONEF in R4.
COMFIER in R5.

DC not doing too great so far.

25*7*(8-5)+6*6 in R6.
by Ray Wilding
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 15th August 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1017

Re: Spoilers for 15th August 2018

Why does the wiki show "* *" for MARLIER - that was said so should have no "*"? Because MARLIER isn't a word. And never has been. A double asterisk is a signal that there is an administrative error afoot. If MARLIER is indeed not specified in Premium, this will be at least the second time she's don...
by Ray Wilding
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 9th August 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 792

Re: Spoilers for 9th August 2018

RONGEURS in R5.
by Ray Wilding
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 8 August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 31)
Replies: 25
Views: 2281

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 8 August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 31)

So if it doesn't make sense, does that mean that -er and -est is decided on a whim by Susie? It seems so. It's also invalid on Apterous, which surprises me, since you'd expect Apterous to more rigidly follow the rules For the avoidance of doubt in future shows, we've decided from now on that ALL 1-...
by Ray Wilding
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 8 August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 31)
Replies: 25
Views: 2281

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 8 August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 31)

No it doesn't make sense, but there are plenty of one-syllable adjectives that don't make sense to stick -ER/-EST onto in this dictionary. Also, however you're generating random numbers needs to be changed, because they aren't random. These are the same numbers from Sam Prouse's game: http://wiki.a...
by Ray Wilding
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 8 August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 31)
Replies: 25
Views: 2281

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 8 August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 31)

Well, it's Sam who spotted it, I can't take credit for that.
by Ray Wilding
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 8 August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 31)
Replies: 25
Views: 2281

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 8 August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 31)

No it doesn't make sense, but there are plenty of one-syllable adjectives that don't make sense to stick -ER/-EST onto in this dictionary. Also, however you're generating random numbers needs to be changed, because they aren't random. These are the same numbers from Sam Prouse's game: http://wiki.ap...
by Ray Wilding
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 7th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 30)
Replies: 9
Views: 907

Spoilers for Tuesday 7th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 30)

Only saw after RAINERS was declared, but RAINWEAR was in R2 (RAINWEARS being invalid).

BIOAGENTS in R11.
by Ray Wilding
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 6th August 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1243

Re: Spoilers for 6th August 2018

The conundrum setters fail once again, if only Bob had offered RELUCTING... Once again? Please do submit the other errors and we'll update our database accordingly. LIMBERING/RELIMBING http://wiki.apterous.org/Episode_6738 was the one I was thinking of. INSTILLED/TELLINIDS http://wiki.apterous.org/...
by Ray Wilding
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 3rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 28)
Replies: 14
Views: 1718

Re: Spoilers for Friday 3rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 28)

Countdown Team wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:05 am
Ray Wilding wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:28 pm
Looks like DC mistakenly allowed devouts while missing OVULATED/OVULATES in R5.
DRAGSTER in R7.
Devouts being allowed was a poor oversight on our part, but DC did declare OVULATED though?
That was a mistake on my part, I missed that DC did get OVULATED.
by Ray Wilding
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 6th August 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1243

Re: Spoilers for 6th August 2018

The conundrum setters fail once again, if only Bob had offered RELUCTING...
by Ray Wilding
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 3rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 28)
Replies: 14
Views: 1718

Spoilers for Friday 3rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 28)

Looks like DC mistakenly allowed devouts while missing OVULATED/OVULATES in R5.
DRAGSTER in R7.
by Ray Wilding
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 31st July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 25)
Replies: 4
Views: 815

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 31st July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 25)

ORARIUMS or ROSARIUM, beating MARQUIS in R8.
by Ray Wilding
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 16)
Replies: 30
Views: 3498

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 16)

I'm surprised you can't tell from what I've written that I've already looked it up in OED premium. I like to be accurate in what I write. As u say, it is in Apterous but Apterous is out of line with the OED in this case. Apterous is generally a very, very good and accurate arbiter for words, and mi...
by Ray Wilding
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 12th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 12)
Replies: 5
Views: 799

Spoilers for Thursday 12th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 12)

Most of the hard work was done by Jim Michael, but (75+9)*(7+100/25)-50 the solution in R3.

PLUSHIE in R8.