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by Toby McDonald
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 20th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 103)
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Spoilers for Tuesday 20th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 103)

DOZENTH in R5
LIVEBOX in R10
YEASTIER in R11
MANUMISES in R12
by Toby McDonald
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Countdown Alphabet
Replies: 13
Views: 378

Re: Countdown Alphabet

AQUAPONIC (17) BADASSERY (11) CARAMELLY (7) DANCEWEAR (3) ENCODABLE (2) F GESTATIVE (8) HUMANLIKE (16) INURNMENT (10) JUMBOTRON (12) KAMPMOTOR (26) L MOTORBOAT (14) N OPERAGOER (25) PALANQUIN (9) QUEERCORE (6) REBLOGGED (24) SPIRALIZE (21) TIMESAVER (20) UNSEXIEST (19) VIDEOGRAM (18) WIFEANDRY (13)...
by Toby McDonald
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Countdown Alphabet
Replies: 13
Views: 378

Re: Countdown Alphabet

Oh, right. I feel so stupid now, because I made that much harder than it should have been. :lol:. So I've now got THRIFTIER for 16 but can't figure out what the other one is. Nah don't, you smashed it :) the other one is the conundrum which you thought was similar to the scramble. Hehe, cheers Brad...
by Toby McDonald
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Countdown Alphabet
Replies: 13
Views: 378

Re: Countdown Alphabet

Oh, right. I feel so stupid now, because I made that much harder than it should have been. :lol:. So I've now got THRIFTIER for 16 but can't figure out what the other one is.
by Toby McDonald
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: While y'all wait...
Replies: 179
Views: 15744

Re: While y'all wait...

If anyone fancies... R1: AEITFDNSP R2: AEOPRDTIS R3: 100 75 50 25 7 1 @536 R4: AIIFGDTSI R5: OEETRMLOI R6: 10 10 9 4 3 1 @620 R7: EEEMCDFES R8: AIEPSRTOE R9: 100 50 1 8 1 7 @765 R10: AOIHZQNTS R11: IIAPSTNEE R12: OEUGGSGOO R13: UUARGTYAS R14: 50 8 9 6 1 2 @889 R15: PRESSUEED pentafids (0) POSTERIAD...
by Toby McDonald
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Countdown Alphabet
Replies: 13
Views: 378

Re: Countdown Alphabet

ALEATORIC (2) BREASTING (4) CHAFFINCH (5) DOGMATISM (21) EXPLODENT (9) FANDANGLE (6) GUERRILLA (13) HYPERBOLA (18) ISOPYCNIC (15) (Cheeky just writing it backwards ;)) JOCKSTRAP (22) KEYHOLDER (17) LIONIZING (3) MAWKISHLY (1) NEURALGIA (12) OVERCRUDE (25) (Quite similar to the scramble, but not sur...
by Toby McDonald
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 1st November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 90))
Replies: 6
Views: 747

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 1st November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 90))

Tom S wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:59 pm
A bit confused because the wiki says that PZ still has another game left....
Today's game hasn't been put on there yet.
by Toby McDonald
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Halloween 2018.
Replies: 11
Views: 1219

Re: Spoilers for Halloween 2018.

STIPULE in R2
by Toby McDonald
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 26th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 86)
Replies: 8
Views: 956

Re: Spoilers for Friday 26th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 86)

Ray Wilding wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:15 pm
NIDATION or UPDATION in R1.
Need 2 N's for NIDATION, sorry Ray.
by Toby McDonald
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 22nd October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 82)
Replies: 12
Views: 938

Re: Spoilers for Monday 22nd October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 82)

2 of my 9s came up today, haha! :D

R3 Alt.: ((10+3)*75)-(50-(6*7))

According to Susie, are we now disallowing GOATIER and GOATIEST?
by Toby McDonald
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 11th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 75)
Replies: 7
Views: 1406

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 11th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 75)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:21 am
TOBESTER was in round 7. Not valid though as it's a name.
Hehe, good try, but there was only one T. ;)
by Toby McDonald
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: A Word of Thanks
Replies: 13
Views: 1538

Re: A Word of Thanks

Hi Noel, Sorry to see you go so soon, but I guess we all have to at some point. It's been great to see you on TV and to play you on Apterous. And your 4L skills are impeccable! I'm sorry we couldn't meet at CoC, but I hope you got to show off your brilliant skills again. I look forward to seeing you...
by Toby McDonald
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 3rd October 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1019

Re: Spoilers for 3rd October 2018

PAGETIC in R7
by Toby McDonald
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 24th September 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 954

Re: Spoilers for 24th September 2018

Tom S wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:04 pm
Toby McDonald wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:29 pm
A couple of alts today:

(100*2)+((5+1)*6)+3 in R9
MAROUDIS :D and MAINOURS in R11
NOSEANE in R13
Thought of you when I saw Maroudis :)
Haha, thanks Tom. :)
by Toby McDonald
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 24th September 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 954

Re: Spoilers for 24th September 2018

A couple of alts today:

(100*2)+((5+1)*6)+3 in R9
MAROUDIS :D and MAINOURS in R11
NOSEANE in R13
by Toby McDonald
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 13th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 56)
Replies: 9
Views: 1032

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

Owen Carroll wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:33 pm
Good game. Well done on the conundrum Toby. Give your mother my commiserations
Thanks Owen. I will. :)
by Toby McDonald
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 13th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 56)
Replies: 9
Views: 1032

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

It was nice to see Laura make a return on the show after 13 years, commiserations to her but still, a wonderful game with POULETS and FUNDIES from her. Indeed, Countdown runs through your family! Toby, if you're reading this, well done for solving for the conundrum! (Even I blanked out on this one....
by Toby McDonald
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 13th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 56)
Replies: 9
Views: 1032

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

It was nice to see Laura make a return on the show after 13 years, commiserations to her but still, a wonderful game with POULETS and FUNDIES from her. Indeed, Countdown runs through your family! Toby, if you're reading this, well done for solving for the conundrum! (Even I blanked out on this one....
by Toby McDonald
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 11th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 54)
Replies: 5
Views: 948

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 11th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 54)

Owen Carroll wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:57 pm
Toby McDonald wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:22 pm
I was in the audience for all Charlie Stayt's episodes and in this one, my only beater was GOODYERAS in R1.
That's still a brilliant 9 though. Well done Toby.
Cheers :)
by Toby McDonald
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 11th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 54)
Replies: 5
Views: 948

Spoilers for Tuesday 11th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 54)

I was in the audience for all Charlie Stayt's episodes and in this one, my only beater was GOODYERAS in R1.
by Toby McDonald
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 10th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 53)
Replies: 4
Views: 1038

Re: Spoilers for Monday 10th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 53)

PAGEHOOD in R8 as well.

Can't believe Rachel missed the R9 numbers from Dan's method: ((((25-1)*10)+2)*3)-7
by Toby McDonald
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 31st August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 47)
Replies: 9
Views: 977

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

Came here for ROSARIUM, but Ray beat me to it, so I'll say ORARIUMS.
by Toby McDonald
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 30th August 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 678

Re: Spoilers for 30th August 2018

LEADWORT for a R1 alt.
R14 Alt.: (75-4)*((100/5)-5-3)
by Toby McDonald
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 29th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 45)
Replies: 10
Views: 1052

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 29th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 45)

Apterous says PELAGES is allowed, but if Susie and Oxford Dictionaries say it's a mass noun, should it be removed?

COLUMNS as an easier 7 in R8.
by Toby McDonald
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 14th August 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 968

Re: Spoilers for 14th August 2018

AVISOS in R10

Came on here for PREDIKANT in R13 but Johnny beat me to it. :P
by Toby McDonald
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 3rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 28)
Replies: 14
Views: 1961

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

BADIGEON in R8

2 seven-time winners in the same series already, lol. Matthew seems like he could win quite a few games. :)
by Toby McDonald
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 15th June 2018 (Series 78, QF2)
Replies: 16
Views: 3496

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

I was hoping for an E, but for LLANERO instead. But ALLERION would have been there for 8.
by Toby McDonald
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 19th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 17)
Replies: 9
Views: 1316

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 19th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 17)

Owen Carroll wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:17 pm
Depends on the aganol word. Can someone please tell me if that spelling's allowed?
No, it's not. AGONAL is a valid anagram.
by Toby McDonald
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 16)
Replies: 30
Views: 5066

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

VESICANT for a R4 beater.
NEUROPILS for a R10 alt.
by Toby McDonald
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 16th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 14)
Replies: 6
Views: 1101

Spoilers for Monday 16th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 14)

Couple of beaters from me today:

PARERGON in R4
OUTWALES in R5
by Toby McDonald
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 26th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 78)
Replies: 16
Views: 3561

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

Yes, very good job Toby. Also Jason put in easily his best performance. ROMANITES was allowed and is valid on Apterous, but is listed with a capital R in the dictionary - the free version at least. Also, not that it made any difference as it's invalid anyway, but when Toby offered outlain, it would...
by Toby McDonald
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 12th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 12)
Replies: 5
Views: 900

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

MIXITES for a R12 alt.
Slightly easier R14 alt.: (9 * 4) + 10 + 100
by Toby McDonald
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thurs 5th July 2018 (S79, prelim 8)
Replies: 15
Views: 1919

Re: Spoilers for Thurs 5th July 2018 (S79, prelim 8)

HAVENOR for a beater in R8.
POETITOS as a R13 alt.
by Toby McDonald
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 3rd July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 6)
Replies: 1
Views: 825

Spoilers for Tuesday 3rd July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 6)

MITOUT as a R2 beater. (Only remembered because I pencilled it ;))

R3 Alt.: (100-4)*(((75-50)/25)+7)
by Toby McDonald
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Mon 2nd July 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1351

Re: Spoilers for Mon 2nd July 2018

R6 Alt.: ((75*50)-100)/25

Sad to see Jodine go. Disappointed that she didn't become an octochamp. :(