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by Toby McDonald
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 14th August 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 359

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: 1211

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: 2756

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: 813

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: 1835

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: 665

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: 2387

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: 568

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: 1185

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: 645

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: 980

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. :(
by Toby McDonald
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 26th June 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 2)
Replies: 13
Views: 1290

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 26th June 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 2)

Wow, what a debut by Jodine! Brilliant score, really hope she becomes an octochamp. She seems quite calm and very likeable. :)

She was very unlucky with BOOTLET. That seemed very plausible indeed.
by Toby McDonald
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 25th June 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 1)
Replies: 17
Views: 1668

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

R6 Alt.: (((7+3)*9)+1)*6
RACEMULE as a R10 beater.
GASOLENE as a R12 alt.
by Toby McDonald
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 22nd June 2018 (Series 78, GRAND FINAL)
Replies: 44
Views: 3398

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

In the end it wasn't Zarte or Philip that suffered most from them having to face each other in the heats - it was Toby McDonald! Because Philip ended up as the number 7 seed, Toby got knocked out in the quarter finals, whereas he probably would have got to at least the semi-finals otherwise. Cheers...
by Toby McDonald
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 22nd June 2018 (Series 78, GRAND FINAL)
Replies: 44
Views: 3398

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

Congrats Zarte and unlucky Philip! Incredible game by both! Some of those spots even stumped me when playing in the audience (TITANIC, BENZOATE, COWGIRLS, and 672). It was a pleasure to watch it live from the audience. One of the best finals I've ever watched! :)
by Toby McDonald
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 19th June 2018 (Series 78, QF4)
Replies: 14
Views: 1561

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

Tom S wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:57 pm
BTW I didn't spot a Toby McDonald behind the lady who solved the conundrum today, or maybe it was just an assumption... :)
Haha, lol, that was me, and my mum sitting to the right of me. :) :P
by Toby McDonald
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 18th June 2018 (Series 78, QF3)
Replies: 9
Views: 1515

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

I remember I actually got R9 playing in the audience, but didn't get it this time. :lol:

Also picked up on a slight little error by Nick. He said that Philip beat me YESTERDAY, rather than FRIDAY.
by Toby McDonald
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 15th June 2018 (Series 78, QF2)
Replies: 16
Views: 2756

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

There are actually a couple of things I want to say about this show: 1) In R5, when we both had ALUNITE (you may not have noticed this, but I took a while looking at Philip's paper), I couldn't see where he'd written it. I didn't want to say he didn't have it though because I've never heard of that ...
by Toby McDonald
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 15th June 2018 (Series 78, QF2)
Replies: 16
Views: 2756

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

A truly great game. Just a shame someone had to lose. Well done Philip. Yeah, that was a shame, but that's just the way the cookie crumbles sometimes. I think Philip deserved the win more than me though. :) Well done Philip. I didn't think you'd choose 3l in the final selection though. And well don...
by Toby McDonald
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 7th June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 106)
Replies: 5
Views: 1002

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 7th June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 106)

Admittedly also missed the second E in HARKEN like Chris did. :?

R14 Alt.: ((50 + 3) * (10 + 7 - 2)) - 6
by Toby McDonald
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 5th June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 104)
Replies: 16
Views: 2430

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 5th June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 104)

Jan made my mistake of going for a consonant in R5 when a vowel would have given a 9. xD
by Toby McDonald
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 4th June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 103)
Replies: 14
Views: 1493

Re: Spoilers for Monday 4th June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 103)

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:26 pm
NEWBIE to beat PENNE (spotted by my mum as opposed to me, actually).
OZAENAS to beat SEASON.
Came here to post these exact 2 words but you beat me to it, grr. :P
by Toby McDonald
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: While y'all wait...
Replies: 168
Views: 11631

Re: While y'all wait...

Answers: 1. NEUROPTER (18) 2. ADNEXED, DUODENA (25) 3. ((8*6*4*10)+6)/2 (35) (88% difficulty) 4. NORMALITY (53) 5. BAOJIA (59) 6. (100*7)+6 (69) (11% difficulty) 7. PAREMIA, PREMIUM, URAEMIA (76) 8. NANOBOTS (84) 9. ((25+1)*4*(7+1))+2 (94) (85% difficulty) 10. TURFIEST (102) 11. OPALEYES (110) 12. A...
by Toby McDonald
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: While y'all wait...
Replies: 168
Views: 11631

Re: While y'all wait...

Owen Carroll wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:41 am
R1: punter
R2: done
R3: (((6+6)*8)*10)+4=964
R4: ration
R5: book
R6: (100*7)+6=706
R7: pair
R8: boast
R9: ((((7+1)*4)+1)*25*)+2=827
R10: fitters
R11: plays
R12: meaner
R13: bunking
R14: ((8*2)*25)+6+1=407
R15: couldn't get it.
How many maxes is that
This is 3 maxes. (R6, 13 and 14).
by Toby McDonald
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: While y'all wait...
Replies: 168
Views: 11631

Re: While y'all wait...

In case anyone fancies a bash at some more rounds... R1 - Letters - PROEUNTER R2 - Letters - AUOENDDXE R3 - Numbers - 10 8 6 4 6 2 @963 R4 - Letters - AOIMNRTLY R5 - Letters - AOOAIJFBK R6 - Numbers - 100 2 1 5 6 7 @ 706 R7 - Letters - AEIMRPAUM R8 - Letters - AOOBNTSNN R9 - Numbers - 25 4 7 2 1 1 ...
by Toby McDonald
Thu May 31, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: While y'all wait...
Replies: 168
Views: 11631

Re: While y'all wait...

In case anyone fancies a bash at some more rounds... R1 - Letters - PROEUNTER R2 - Letters - AUOENDDXE R3 - Numbers - 10 8 6 4 6 2 @963 R4 - Letters - AOIMNRTLY R5 - Letters - AOOAIJFBK R6 - Numbers - 100 2 1 5 6 7 @ 706 R7 - Letters - AEIMRPAUM R8 - Letters - AOOBNTSNN R9 - Numbers - 25 4 7 2 1 1 ...
by Toby McDonald
Wed May 30, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 30th May 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1555

Re: Spoilers for 30th May 2018

Would have score 140-30 against Jan or 133-7 against Greg.
by Toby McDonald
Tue May 29, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 29th May 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1098

Re: Spoilers for 29th May 2018

ORGANULE in R4.
by Toby McDonald
Fri May 25, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 25th May 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1181

Re: Spoilers for 25th May 2018

MADSTONE as a R11 beater.
by Toby McDonald
Wed May 23, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 23rd May 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 734

Re: Spoilers for 23rd May 2018

DIGIPETS in R4.
by Toby McDonald
Tue May 22, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 95)
Replies: 8
Views: 1015

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 95)

Was quite happy with ACNODAL in R11 as its still unpencilled on Apterous, but it wasn't a max.
by Toby McDonald
Fri May 18, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 18th May 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1330

Re: Spoilers for 18th May 2018

MOLDAVITE as a R11 beater.
by Toby McDonald
Mon May 14, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 14th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 89)
Replies: 9
Views: 2064

Re: Spoilers for Monday 14th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 89)

Curtis was very unlucky to lose having a 15 point lead by the last 2 rounds.

MODERANT as an alternative to THANEDOM in R1.
by Toby McDonald
Sun May 13, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Classic Aptochat moments
Replies: 182
Views: 43806

Re: Classic Aptochat moments

I thought this was pretty funny as I've never seen it happen before. https://www.apterous.org/chat.php?jumptime_hour=0&jumptime_mins=0&jump_day=14&jump_month=05&jump_year=2018 2018-05-14 00:03:14 Jonathan Wynn left the room. 2018-05-14 00:03:14 Jonathan Wynn completed the Daily Duel but may have bee...
by Toby McDonald
Wed May 09, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 8th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 85)
Replies: 13
Views: 2617

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 8th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 85)

Congratulations on octochampdom Toby! 882 is a great score given a relative shortage of 9s, could've easy been 900 with 1 more. 8 centuries too (I'm jealous :P ) I wasn't in the audience for your QF so I'm looking forward to it! Cheers Brad! :D Yeah, I could have easily reached the 900 club with OU...
by Toby McDonald
Tue May 08, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 8th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 85)
Replies: 13
Views: 2617

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 8th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 85)

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 6:48 pm
Excellent stuff Toby - massive congrats on octoing with all centuries :)

Is 3 times the record for most times declaring the same word on air? You and your boaties ;)
Cheers mate! Haha, possibly, lol ;) :lol:
by Toby McDonald
Tue May 08, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 8th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 85)
Replies: 13
Views: 2617

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 8th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 85)

Tom S wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 2:04 pm
Vwd Toby. Great total! Will look forward to seeing you in the finals :)
Thanks Tom! :)
by Toby McDonald
Tue May 08, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 8th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 85)
Replies: 13
Views: 2617

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 8th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 85)

Excellent Game today Toby! Congratulations as well, I think you might be the first person born in this century to become an Octochamp so you have a record yourself! I feared it might go down to a Crucial Conundrum initially at the start of the show (After all, it's your 8th Game and people do start...
by Toby McDonald
Tue May 08, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 8th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 85)
Replies: 13
Views: 2617

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 8th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 85)

It's Toby! And he's won 7 with yesterday's 104 being his lowest yet, can he octo? Probably, but find out soon I guess Was gonna do one of those 'he needs X points to be nth seed' things And you did. Well done Toby by the way. Good set games, and that's a good name you've got too. Haha, thanks Gavin...
by Toby McDonald
Sat May 05, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 4th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 83)
Replies: 14
Views: 2049

Re: Spoilers for Friday 4th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 83)

Excellent game again Toby - certainly producing the good words! :) 6 games...6 centuries! I did get 943 in r14 (just) in time: ((8+6)*8-10)*9+25. Cheers Ell! Great numbers solve! :) Cheers Toby :) Your oppo today was holding his own on the letters for sure....could have been capable of winning a fe...
by Toby McDonald
Fri May 04, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 4th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 83)
Replies: 14
Views: 2049

Re: Spoilers for Friday 4th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 83)

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 6:45 pm
Excellent game again Toby - certainly producing the good words! :)
6 games...6 centuries!

I did get 943 in r14 (just) in time: ((8+6)*8-10)*9+25.
Cheers Ell! Great numbers solve! :)
by Toby McDonald
Fri May 04, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 4th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 83)
Replies: 14
Views: 2049

Re: Spoilers for Friday 4th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 83)

obligatory star wars reference Tobi-wan McDonald??? no Toby's back for game 6 and he's doing pretty well tbh. Can he get another win/century/solid performance? Find out at the usual time woaw Haha :) Well done Toby...you have beaten me flat in half the Numbers Round and your MAROUDIS declaration. T...
by Toby McDonald
Thu May 03, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 3rd May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 82)
Replies: 9
Views: 1363

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 3rd May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 82)

Richard Priest wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 9:17 pm
INTRORSE?
Yep. Nice spot. :)
by Toby McDonald
Thu May 03, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 3rd May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 82)
Replies: 9
Views: 1363

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 3rd May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 82)

Wished I'd picked a final vowel in R11 for OUTLINEAR, etc, but didn't notice that at the time. Was actually fishing for a D for ROUNDTAIL. Also, DC got SARCOID in R13 but they must have cut it out for some reason. I was wondering why you didn't fish for it too - and it would have been there. Still,...
by Toby McDonald
Thu May 03, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 3rd May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 82)
Replies: 9
Views: 1363

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 3rd May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 82)

Also, DC got SARCOID in R13 but they must have cut it out for some reason. Hmm...perhaps Dr. Phil took too much time explaining? Since SARCOID is indeed a diesease...but thanks for letting us know! Poor Alyssa...hoped she didn't walk off the set in tears... Yeah, probably. I did also feel a little ...
by Toby McDonald
Thu May 03, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 3rd May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 82)
Replies: 9
Views: 1363

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 3rd May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 82)

Wished I'd picked a final vowel in R11 for OUTLINEAR, etc, but didn't notice that at the time. Was actually fishing for a D for ROUNDTAIL.

Also, DC got SARCOID in R13 but they must have cut it out for some reason.
by Toby McDonald
Tue May 01, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 1st May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 80)
Replies: 5
Views: 1234

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 1st May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 80)

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 7:03 pm
Excellent stuff again from the teaser monster. Been operating at 89.6% of the max so far, and 30 maximums from 45 - so very impressive work :)
Cheers Elliott! :)
by Toby McDonald
Tue May 01, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 1st May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 80)
Replies: 5
Views: 1234

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 1st May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 80)

Well done on Triple Wins now Toby! I have to say poor Colin...it was painful as a viewer to watch him suffer Round after Round with his invalid words, perhaps he was too distracted by your outfit (Please don't take offence! It really looked like those old Prisoner outfits I must say!) Nevertheless,...
by Toby McDonald
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 30th April 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 932

Re: Spoilers for 30th April 2018

Well played again today Toby- another century to add to the list :) Maxim was a good player and certainly had it in him to win a few more games. Thanks Tom! :) Yeah, Maxim was good, he certainly could have won a few. Stumped me on the last numbers because I was looking for a way to go up high. Way ...