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by Toby McDonald
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 13th February 2018.
Replies: 6
Views: 704

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 13th February 2018.

Philip Wilson wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:01 pm
Tony Atkins wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:59 pm
Alt 2nd numbers ("standard method"): (100+25)x7-(9x(6+2))
Also (9 x (100-6-2)) - 25
And ((100 + 25 + 7) * 6) + 9 + 2
by Toby McDonald
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 13th February 2018.
Replies: 6
Views: 704

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 13th February 2018.

PROFANATE as a beater in R12.
by Toby McDonald
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)
Replies: 24
Views: 1229

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)

Anyone freak out with the letters selection at the beginning of R4? Nope, but now that you've spotted it it's pretty remarkable -- the first six letters were identical to those in the previous letters round! I'm sure Graeme could tell us if that's ever happened before. Yeah, me and my mum noticed i...
by Toby McDonald
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 19th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 9)
Replies: 16
Views: 940

Re: Spoilers for Friday 19th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 9)

Brilliant game today!

Not a beater but with Raj in DC, I thought RAJOID was a good word in R2. :)

TERRAPINS and PRETRAINS also in R8.

Also, 102 points by the 2nd break, and a raw score of 143 is probably a new record for me. :)
by Toby McDonald
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 17th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 7)
Replies: 6
Views: 699

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 17th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 7)

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:11 pm
Toby McDonald wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:51 pm
MIDLIFE + Z = FILMIZED for a R11 beater. :)
Completely missed this - excellent spot.
Cheers, Elliott.
by Toby McDonald
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 3rd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 2)
Replies: 13
Views: 955

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 3rd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 2)

ROMANITE is under RUMANITE https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/rumanite While not visible in the free ODO, TIMEOUT should appear as one word for definition 1.1 and 2 in premium. Ok, cheers Ray. :) The free dictionary is not really the best source to check dodgy words. I'd just stick to apt...
by Toby McDonald
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 3rd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 2)
Replies: 13
Views: 955

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 3rd January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 2)

Can anyone explain to me why ROMANITE and TIMEOUT are allowed? Because ROMANITE has a capital R and TIMEOUT is two separate words.
by Toby McDonald
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 7th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 111)
Replies: 1
Views: 506

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 7th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 111)

2nd Numbers Alt.: ((100 + 6) * (5 + 2)) - (6 * 2)

If a final vowel was picked in R11, there would have been METALLISE for 9.
by Toby McDonald
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 6th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 110)
Replies: 11
Views: 972

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 6th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 110)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:10 pm
RAJOID.

(I just took the S off RAIOIDS and did a search to find it.)
Ok, thanks mate.
by Toby McDonald
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 6th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 110)
Replies: 11
Views: 972

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 6th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 110)

Had RAIOIDS as a R13 equaller, but when I tried to search for it, I couldn't find it. Can anyone tell me what it's listed under?
by Toby McDonald
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 4th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 108)
Replies: 7
Views: 833

Re: Spoilers for Monday 4th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 108)

Also had MANTEAUS in R2. Congrats on octoing Brad, you did brilliantly mate. :)
by Toby McDonald
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 20th November 2017.
Replies: 22
Views: 1193

Re: Spoilers for Monday 20th November 2017.

DOGVANE as a R4 beater.
by Toby McDonald
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 15 November 2017 (S77, P96)
Replies: 8
Views: 1093

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 15 November 2017 (S77, P96)

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:28 pm
PROLATED a surprising DC beater in R5.
PRODELTA as another R5 beater.
RIBWORT to match ORBITER in R13
by Toby McDonald
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 30th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 84)
Replies: 9
Views: 1412

Re: Spoilers for Monday 30th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 84)

MICROXEA to match ANOREXIC in R13.

Also had MADERISE in R11 by remembering my falsagram, dreamies. My mum thought of this and thought of our cat. ;)
by Toby McDonald
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday, 11th October 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1345

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday, 11th October 2017

UNROOSTED to match TOURNEDOS in R2

Probably a record for me, getting 90 points by 2nd advert break! Also, playing against Lawrie, I would have got 136 in total! :D
by Toby McDonald
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 25th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 59)
Replies: 4
Views: 732

Re: Spoilers for Monday 25th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 59)

METARULE to beat EMULATE in R1.
R6 Numbers Alt.: (75 - 25 - 8 ) * 10
R14 Numbers Alt.: (10 + 6) * (8 + 1)

Surprised that STEAMROLL is a difficulty 10/10 conundrum though because I was able to get it and it didn't seem that difficult.
by Toby McDonald
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 5th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 45)
Replies: 6
Views: 1457

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 5th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 45)

How come ALUMINES isn't allowed? ALUMINE isn't a mass noun.
by Toby McDonald
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 18th August 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 990

Re: Spoilers for Friday 18th August 2017

I had AGLUCONE as a beater in R2, but I wrote it down as ALGUCONE, lol.
by Toby McDonald
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 17 July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 10)
Replies: 1
Views: 693

Re: Spoilers for Monday 17 July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 10)

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:22 pm
MULTIBED as an alternate in the MULTIPED round; I only got this because Sam P. on Apterous pencilled it earlier today. Thanks Sam, I owe ya one.

2nd Numbers Alt.: (10 + 1) * (50 - 4 * 2)
I got RUNATHON as a beater in R11 because Rob Foster pencilled it on Apterous, on Friday, lol. :lol:
by Toby McDonald
Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 10th July 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 704

Spoilers for Monday 10th July 2017

TRIPOLI as a beater in R13. :)
by Toby McDonald
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 27th June 2017 (Series 76, QF4)
Replies: 6
Views: 930

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 27th June 2017 (Series 76, QF4)

Just wondering, why is ROMANIZE allowed if it is capitalised? I've noticed this before but I don't know why.

Also, stupidly missed FEATHERS in R13 by missing out the first E and only getting FATHERS. :oops:
by Toby McDonald
Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 22nd June 2017 (Series 76, QF2)
Replies: 10
Views: 924

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 22nd June 2017 (Series 76, QF2)

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:34 pm
7 was not as good as it got, Susies. UNDERTIP/REUNITED in R8
Yeah, I saw REUNITED and was very surprised no-one else noticed it. :)
by Toby McDonald
Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 21st June 2017 (Series 76, QF1)
Replies: 6
Views: 799

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 21st June 2017 (Series 76, QF1)

I got 800 in R9 at the last second, but then forgot my method. :oops: It ended up being the same as Rachel's though.
by Toby McDonald
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 14th June 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 708

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 14th June 2017

Ray Wilding wrote:
Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:45 pm
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.
I saw PINKWEEDS as well, but I got it after the time was up. :(
by Toby McDonald
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 13 June 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1308

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 13 June 2017

Had UNRIDDLE as a beater in R11 but I wasn't sure if I should have risked it, and I didn't. :/
by Toby McDonald
Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 6th June 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 640

Spoilers for Tuesday 6th June 2017

I didn't have any beaters today but I felt very proud of myself for getting TWOSOMES in round 12 and TROPEINES at the last second in round 13. :D
by Toby McDonald
Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 7th June 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 574

Spoilers for Wednesday 7th June 2017

UNIONAL as a beater in round 8. :)
by Toby McDonald
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1826
Views: 118460

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Hello! My name is Toby McDonald and I am a very big fan of Countdown. I have been watching Countdown for quite a while and I started playing more seriously in 2013. I used to watch it before though, as early as the Des Lynam era. However, I was born in 2001, so I didn't get to watch many programmes ...
by Toby McDonald
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 1st June
Replies: 9
Views: 1006

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 1st June

I got OUTARMED as a beater in R12.