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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: 183

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: 331

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: 580

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: 24
Views: 1027

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: 24
Views: 1027

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: 24
Views: 1027

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: 24
Views: 1027

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: 620

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: 778

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: 1210

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: 778

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: 1210

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: 560

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: 1833

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: 568

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.
by Ray Wilding
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 25th June 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 1)
Replies: 17
Views: 1668

Spoilers for Monday 25th June 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 1)

Let's kick off a new series, shall we?

ASTROIDS in R4
by Ray Wilding
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 22nd June 2018 (Series 78, GRAND FINAL)
Replies: 44
Views: 3397

Re: Spoilers for Friday 22nd June 2018 (Series 78, GRAND FINAL)

Great game so far, BENZOATE and COWGIRLS being great spots by both.
by Ray Wilding
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 22nd June 2018 (Series 78, GRAND FINAL)
Replies: 44
Views: 3397

Spoilers for Friday 22nd June 2018 (Series 78, GRAND FINAL)

Zarte Siempre vs Philip Aston

We have a rematch in the final, Zarte came out on top previously - will he make it 2/2, or will Philip get his own back?
by Ray Wilding
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 21st June 2018 (Series 78, SF2)
Replies: 26
Views: 2608

Spoilers for Thursday 21st June 2018 (Series 78, SF2)

Philip Aston vs Dougie Mackay, who will make the final?
by Ray Wilding
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 20th June 2018 (Series 78, SF1)
Replies: 13
Views: 1792

Spoilers for Wednesday 20th June 2018 (Series 78, SF1)

Zarte Siempre vs Phil Davies

Blimey that was close! Congrats to Zarte, commiserations to Phil.

I thought picking a 5th vowel in R7 was an odd choice, a C would've given SLUICEWAY.
by Ray Wilding
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 19th June 2018 (Series 78, QF4)
Replies: 14
Views: 1559

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 19th June 2018 (Series 78, QF4)

Paul went from a 42 point deficit to just a 12 point decifit, would've been sensational if he won.
by Ray Wilding
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 19th June 2018 (Series 78, QF4)
Replies: 14
Views: 1559

Spoilers for Tuesday 19th June 2018 (Series 78, QF4)

Phil Davies vs Paul Harper, winner faces Zarte.
by Ray Wilding
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 18th June 2018 (Series 78, QF3)
Replies: 9
Views: 1512

Spoilers for Monday 18th June 2018 (Series 78, QF3)

Chris Thorn vs Dougie Mackay, winner faces Philip Aston on Thursday.

(7+5)*10*6-3-1 in R9
by Ray Wilding
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 15th June 2018 (Series 78, QF2)
Replies: 16
Views: 2755

Spoilers for Friday 15th June 2018 (Series 78, QF2)

Toby McDonald vs Philip Aston, I have a feeling this will be close - very excited for this game.

BOOFHEAD in R8
by Ray Wilding
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 14th June 2018 (Series 78, QF1)
Replies: 12
Views: 1993

Spoilers for Thursday 14th June 2018 (Series 78, QF1)

And so the finals commence, Zarte Siempre vs Jan Pask, should be fun!
by Ray Wilding
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 13th June 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1491

Re: Spoilers for 13th June 2018

REDPOINT in R10
SOSATIE in R12
by Ray Wilding
Wed May 30, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 30th May 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1554

Re: Spoilers for 30th May 2018

HOARSENED to beat SOREHEAD in R4.
DIOXANE beating HONKED in R5.
by Ray Wilding
Mon May 28, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 28th May 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1538

Re: Spoilers for Monday 28th May 2018

9*8*7-25+8/2 another way
by Ray Wilding
Wed May 23, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 23rd May 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 734

Re: Spoilers for 23rd May 2018

HOODIAS in R10
by Ray Wilding
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 26th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 78)
Replies: 16
Views: 2387

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 26th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 78)

FIMBRIAE a little bit better than a 5 in R10.
LUXATION a beater in R13.